AUTOBILD: Winter Tire Test 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.

  1. Dunlop Winter Sport 5

    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
  2. Continental WinterContact TS 860

    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
  3. Kleber Krisalp HP3

    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
  4. Fulda Kristall Control HP2

    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
  5. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452

    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
  6. Goodyear UltraGrip 9

    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
  7. Debica Frigo HP2

    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
  8. Falken Eurowinter HS01

    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
  9. Nokian WR D4

    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
  10. Uniroyal MS Plus 77

    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
  11. Michelin Alpin 5

    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
  12. Semperit Master-Grip 2

    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
  13. Pirelli Cinturato Winter

    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
  14. Bridgestone Blizzak LM001 Evo

    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
  15. Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905

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

    Dry Performance Comfort Handling Winter / Snow Performance
  16. Barum Polaris 3

    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
  17. Vredestein Snowtrac 5

    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
  18. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow

    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
  19. Firestone Winterhawk 3

    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
  20. Gislaved Euro*Frost 6

    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
Year
2018
Date added
Mar 02, 2019
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Season
Winter
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test