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.

  1. 2.1 Continental WinterContact TS 860

    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
  2. 2.4 Kleber Krisalp HP3

    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
  3. 2.6 Dunlop Winter Response 2

    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
  4. 2.7 Goodyear UltraGrip 9

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

    Treadwear Wet Performance Dry Performance Fuel Consumption
  5. 2.7 Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452

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

    Treadwear Fuel Consumption Dry Performance Noise / Comfort
  6. 3 Vredestein Snowtrac 5

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

    Fuel Consumption Dry Performance Noise / Comfort
  7. 3 Yokohama W.Drive V905

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

    Fuel Consumption Dry Performance Winter / Snow Performance Noise / Comfort
  8. 3.1 Falken Eurowinter HS01

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

    Treadwear Fuel Consumption Noise / Comfort
  9. 3.1 Firestone Winterhawk 3

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

    Fuel Consumption Dry Performance
  10. 3.1 Nokian WR D4

    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
Year
2017
Date added
Nov 02, 2018
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Max Score
60
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test