ADAC: Winter Tire Test R16 2017

This year the German motoring organisation ADAC have tested winter tyres in 195/65 R15 and 215/65 R16. The 195/65 R16 winter tyre test continues Continentals winter dominance, with another win for the Continental WinterContact TS860.

Second and third places were taken by new products from mid-range manufacturers Dunlop and the Michelin owned Kleber brand.

ADAC: Winter Tire Test R16
  1. Continental WinterContact TS 860 - Winner Recommended
    Continental WinterContact TS 860
    87 64
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Very well-balanced, top marks in the wet, especially good on snow. Good on dry roads and low fuel consumption.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Winter / Snow Performance   Fuel Consumption  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.1
  2. Kleber Krisalp HP3 Recommended
    Kleber Krisalp HP3
    81 50
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    A very balanced winter tyre with low wear. Good in the dry and on snowy roads.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Winter / Snow Performance   Wet Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.4
  3. Dunlop Winter Response 2 Recommended
    Dunlop Winter Response 2
    86 40
    Passenger · Winter · 2013 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Good in the wet and on snow and ice. Low fuel consumption. Compared to the best, slightly weak in the dry.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Winter / Snow Performance   Fuel Consumption  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.6
  4. Goodyear UltraGrip 9
    Goodyear UltraGrip 9
    83 50
    Passenger · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Especially good in the wet, good in the dry. Low wear. Slightly weaker in the snow.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Fuel Consumption  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.7
  5. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
    Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
    79 36
    Passenger · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Good on dry roads. Slightly weaker than the best on test in the snow and wet.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Noise / Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.7
  6. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
    Vredestein Snowtrac 5
    75 27
    Passenger · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Particularly good on dry roads. Weak in the snow, slightly weak in the wet. Relatively high wear.

    Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Noise / Comfort  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3
  7. Yokohama W.Drive V905
    Yokohama W.Drive V905
    73 24
    Passenger · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Best marks in the dry, good on snow. Weak in the wet, high wear.

    Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Winter / Snow Performance   Noise / Comfort  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3
  8. Falken Eurowinter HS01
    Falken Eurowinter HS01
    75 43
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Good in the dry, low fuel consumption. Relatively weak in the wet and on snow.

    Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Noise / Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3.1
  9. Firestone Winterhawk 3
    Firestone Winterhawk 3
    72 32
    Passenger · Winter · 2013 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Good in the dry, low fuel consumption. Relatively weak in the wet and on snow.

    Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3.1
  10. Nokian WR D4
    Nokian WR D4
    82 43
    Passenger · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Top marks in the snow, good in the dry, low fuel consumption. Weak in the wet, high wear.

    Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Winter / Snow Performance   Noise / Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    3.1
Year
2017
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
60
Tire Size
195/65R16
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Nov 02, 2018
Date updated
Nov 27, 2020