ADAC: Winter Tire Test R16 2018

ADAC: Winter Tire Test R16

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. Continental WinterContact TS 860 - Winner Recommended
    Continental WinterContact TS 860
    87 64
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    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  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.2
  2. Goodyear UltraGrip 9 Recommended
    Goodyear UltraGrip 9
    83 50
    · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    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  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.2
  3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5 Recommended
    Dunlop Winter Sport 5
    81 59
    · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

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

    Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Winter / Snow Performance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.3
  4. Kleber Krisalp HP3
    Kleber Krisalp HP3
    81 50
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    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  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.6
  5. Michelin Alpin 5
    Michelin Alpin 5
    83 42
    · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    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  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan
    Test Score:
    2.7
  6. Nexen Winguard Snow'G WH2
    Nexen Winguard Snow'G WH2
    77 31
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    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  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    2.7
  7. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
    Fulda Kristall Control HP2
    73 36
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    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  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.8
  8. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
    Vredestein Snowtrac 5
    74 28
    · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    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  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.8
  9. Bridgestone Blizzak LM001 Evo
    Bridgestone Blizzak LM001 Evo
    67 33
    · Winter · 2017 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    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  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.9
  10. Nokian WR D4
    Nokian WR D4
    82 43
    · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

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

    Rolling Resistance   Winter / Snow Performance   Treadwear   Wet Performance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    3
Year
2018
Tire Test Original Link
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Tire Size
205/55R16
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Date added
Nov 12, 2018
Date updated
Feb 15, 2021

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