ADAC: Winter Tire Test R16 2018

This year the German motoring orginisation ADAC have tested winter tires in 205/55 R16.

Test continue Continentals winter dominance, with win for the Continental WinterContact TS 860.

Second and third places were taken by the sisters brand Goodyear and Dunlop, with all three of the leading tires proving to offer an excellent balance of winter performances.

  1. 2.2 Continental WinterContact TS 860

    Very well balanced with top marks in the wet, low fuel consumption, especially good on snow.

    Rolling Resistance Wet Performance Dry Performance Winter / Snow Performance
  2. 2.2 Goodyear UltraGrip 9

    Very balanced with top marks on wet surfaces, especially good on dry roads and snow, low fuel consumption.

    Rolling Resistance Wet Performance Dry Performance Winter / Snow Performance
  3. 2.3 Dunlop Winter Sport 5

    Very balanced winter tires, especially good on snowy roads, very good on dry and wet roads.

    Wet Performance Dry Performance Winter / Snow Performance
  4. 2.6 Kleber Krisalp HP3

    Top marks in the snow, very good on dry roads. A little weaker in the wet than the best on test.

    Rolling Resistance Dry Performance Winter / Snow Performance Wet Performance
  5. 2.7 Michelin Alpin 5

    Best tire in the dry and lowest wear. Slightly weak in the snow and fuel consumption tests compared to the best.

    Treadwear Dry Performance Comfort Winter / Snow Performance
  6. 2.7 Nexen Winguard Snow'G WH2

    Good in the dry, low wear. Slightly wear on wet roads and in the snow, high fuel consumption.

    Treadwear Dry Performance Rolling Resistance Wet Performance
  7. 2.8 Fulda Kristall Control HP2

    The Fulda Kristall Control HP2 is very good in the dry and on ice surfaces. Slightly weak in the wet and snow.

    Ice Braking Dry Performance Wet Performance Comfort Winter / Snow Performance
  8. 2.8 Vredestein Snowtrac 5

    Very good in the snow, good in the dry, low fuel consumption. Relatively weak in the wet.

    Rolling Resistance Dry Performance Winter / Snow Performance Comfort
  9. 2.9 Bridgestone Blizzak LM001 Evo

    Very low wear, good in the wet and dry, low fuel use. Relatively weak on snow.

    Treadwear Rolling Resistance Ice Braking Dry Performance Comfort Winter / Snow Performance
  10. 3 Nokian WR D4

    Top marks in the snow and low fuel consumption. Relatively weak in the wet, high wear.

    Rolling Resistance Winter / Snow Performance Treadwear Wet Performance
Year
2018
Date added
Nov 12, 2018
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Season
Winter
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test