Auto Bild: Winter Tire Test R15 2018

In the first major winter tire test of the season "Autobild" tests more than 50 tires in the format 195/65 R15.

All winter tires were subjected to a safety test in a qualifying lap: braking distances were measured on a wet track (from 80 km / h, test vehicle VW Golf ) and on snow (from 50 km / h). Out of a total of 51 winter tires, 21 were sorted out on wet roads after the first pass - too long braking distances. After the second pass on snow, another ten tires dropped out. Only the twenty winter tires with the shortest braking distances from both passes added to the final round.

Auto Bild: Winter Tire Test R15
  1. Dunlop Winter Sport 5 - Winner Recommended
    Dunlop Winter Sport 5
    81 59
    Passenger · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Exemplary premium tire without drawbacks, stable during any conditions, accurate steering response with good feedback.

    Dry Performance   Noise   Wet Performance   Comfort   Rolling Resistance   Treadwear   Winter / Snow Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  2. Continental WinterContact TS 860 Recommended
    Continental WinterContact TS 860
    87 64
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Convincing versatile talent with good winter characteristics, high steering precision and dynamic handling on snowy and wet slopes, good comfort, low rolling resistance.

    Dry Performance   Noise   Wet Performance   Comfort   Rolling Resistance   Winter / Snow Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  3. Kleber Krisalp HP3 Recommended
    Kleber Krisalp HP3
    81 50
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Cheaper winter tread with best driving characteristics on frozen snow, short braking under all weather conditions, quiet while driving, good price / performance ratio.

    Rolling Resistance   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Noise   Winter / Snow Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  4. Fulda Kristall Control HP2 Recommended
    Fulda Kristall Control HP2
    73 35
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Tire with balanced power potential, short braking distance on snowy and wet tracks, high safety in aquaplaning, quiet while driving, low rolling resistance with positive influence on consumption.

    Rolling Resistance   Wet Performance   Noise   Aquaplaning   Winter / Snow Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  5. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
    Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
    79 36
    Passenger · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Tires with excellent driving performance under all weather conditions, high mileage, good price / performance ratio. Slightly worse increased rolling resistance and worse aquaplaning in turn.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Winter / Snow Performance   Rolling Resistance   Aquaplaning  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  6. Goodyear UltraGrip 9
    Goodyear UltraGrip 9
    83 50
    Passenger · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Top-of-the-range driving characteristics with good precision driving on snowy and wet roads, safe aquaplaning properties, high mileage, low rolling resistance. Extended dry braking distance.

    Rolling Resistance   Wet Performance   Aquaplaning   Winter / Snow Performance   Treadwear   Dry Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  7. Debica Frigo HP2
    Debica Frigo HP2
    72 31
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Economical winter tires with balanced driving characteristics on snowy and dry slopes, short braking distance under all weather conditions. Average handling in the wet.

    Dry Performance   Winter / Snow Performance   Wet Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  8. Falken Eurowinter HS01
    Falken Eurowinter HS01
    75 43
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Balanced winter tires with safe driving characteristics on snowy and dry roads, best safety reserves with aquaplaning, low price. Worse in turning on wet roads.

    Dry Performance   Aquaplaning   Value   Winter / Snow Performance   Wet Cornering  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  9. Nokian WR D4
    Nokian WR D4
    82 43
    Passenger · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Winter king with the best performance on snow and ice, good price / performance ratio, by far the lowest rolling resistance. Average wet performance, low resistance to aquaplaning

    Rolling Resistance   Value   Winter / Snow Performance   Wet Performance   Aquaplaning  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
  10. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
    Uniroyal MS Plus 77
    80 29
    Passenger · Winter · 2013 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Top performance on snowy and wet roads, good safety reserves in aquaplaning, low price. Extended dry braking distances, slight deterioration in dry handling.

    Wet Performance   Comfort   Aquaplaning   Winter / Snow Performance   Dry Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  11. Michelin Alpin 5
    Michelin Alpin 5
    83 41
    Passenger · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Winter profile with exceptionally long mileage, balanced ride on wet and dry roads. Limited snow capability, high rolling resistance.

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Rolling Resistance   Winter / Snow Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  12. Semperit Master-Grip 2
    Semperit Master-Grip 2
    N/A 16
    Passenger · Winter · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Good in bends and with short braking distance on snowy and wet slopes, low noise. Prolonged dry braking distances, slight deterioration in dry handling

    Wet Performance   Noise   Winter / Snow Performance   Dry Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  13. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
    Pirelli Cinturato Winter
    76 51
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Dynamic sports handling on snowy and wet roads, good steering precision, good aquaplaning safety. Poor wear, average dry grip.

    Wet Performance   Comfort   Winter / Snow Performance   Treadwear  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  14. Bridgestone Blizzak LM001 Evo
    Bridgestone Blizzak LM001 Evo
    67 33
    Passenger · Winter · 2017 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Wet specialist with short braking distance and good aquaplaning properties, low rolling resistance, low price. Poor snow performance.

    Rolling Resistance   Wet Performance   Comfort   Aquaplaning   Noise   Winter / Snow Performance  
    Europe Europe
  15. Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905
    Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905
    70 30
    Passenger · Winter · 2017 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Tires with short braking distance and harmonious handling, high ride comfort. Average snow performance.

    Dry Performance   Comfort   Handling   Winter / Snow Performance  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe
  16. Barum Polaris 3
    Barum Polaris 3
    68 22
    Passenger · Winter · 2011 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    High traction and dynamic driving characteristics on the snow, short wet trains, low cost. Understeer in the wet, long dry braking, poor wear.

    Rolling Resistance   Winter / Snow Performance   Treadwear   Wet Performance   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  17. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
    Vredestein Snowtrac 5
    75 27
    Passenger · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Balanced handling on a snowy and dry track, low rolling resistance limited grip on wet, lower mileage.

    Dry Performance   Winter / Snow Performance   Treadwear   Wet Performance  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  18. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
    Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
    68 20
    Light Truck / SUV · Winter · 2012 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Stable safe handling on snow, good comfort, low price. Poor wet performance, long dry braking, high wear.

    Noise   Comfort   Snow Handling   Treadwear   Wet Performance   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  19. Firestone Winterhawk 3
    Firestone Winterhawk 3
    72 32
    Passenger · Winter · 2013 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Cheap winter tire with good snow properties. Significantly reduced grip and delayed steering response on wet roads, extended wet and dry braking.

    Price   Dry Braking   Wet Performance   Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  20. Gislaved Euro*Frost 6
    Gislaved Euro*Frost 6
    61 33
    Passenger · Winter · 2017 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Balanced snow performance. Poor wet grip, slow wet steering, low aquaplaning resistance, long dry braking distances.

    Winter / Snow Performance   Treadwear   Wet Performance   Aquaplaning   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Year
2018
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Tire Size
195/65R15
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Mar 02, 2019
Date updated
Nov 27, 2020