ADAC: Winter Tire Test R16 2020

Snow, ice, moisture or dry and frosty weather: who can cope with the different conditions in the cold season best? 15 current tires for cars of the lower middle class in the ADAC test - and two models fail.

ADAC: Winter Tire Test R16
  1. Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 - Winner Recommended
    Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
    92 59
    Passenger · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Very balanced tires with top marks in the wet. Especially good on dry roads. Good snow performance.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Snow Braking   Driving Behavior   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Snow Handling   Driving Safety  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2
  2. Michelin Alpin 6
    Michelin Alpin 6
    84 57
    Passenger · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Very balanced tires. Good on dry, wet and snow-covered roads. Low wear.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning   Outside Noise   Snow Braking   Driving Behavior   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Snow Handling   Driving Safety  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.1
  3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
    Dunlop Winter Sport 5
    82 59
    Passenger · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Very balanced tires. Good on dry, wet and snow-covered roads. Low fuel consumption and wear.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning   Snow Braking   Driving Behavior   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Snow Handling   Driving Safety  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.2
  4. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
    Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
    79 37
    Passenger · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Very balanced tires. Good on dry, wet and snow-covered roads. Low fuel consumption.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Snow Braking   Driving Behavior   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.2
  5. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
    Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
    73 32
    Passenger · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Very balanced tires with top marks on dry roads. Good in the wet.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Outside Noise   Dry Braking   Snow Braking   Driving Behavior   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Snow Handling   Driving Safety  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.4
  6. Falken Eurowinter HS01
    Falken Eurowinter HS01
    75 43
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Good in the wet. Slight weaknesses on dry and snow-covered roads as well as in fuel consumption.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Snow Braking   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.9
  7. Continental WinterContact TS 860
    Continental WinterContact TS 860
    87 66
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Especially good in the wet. Good in the snow. Weaknesses on dry roads.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Outside Noise   Snow Braking   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3
  8. Goodyear UltraGrip 9+
    Goodyear UltraGrip 9+
    N/A 39
    Passenger · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Top marks on snow. Good in the wet and with fuel consumption. Weaknesses on dry roads.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning   Snow Braking   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3
  9. Sava Eskimo HP2
    Sava Eskimo HP2
    66 30
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Low fuel consumption. Weaknesses on dry roads.

    Snow Braking   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Interior Noise   Ice Braking   Snow Handling   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3.1
  10. Toyo Observe S944
    Toyo Observe S944
    71 34
    Passenger · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Top grade on ice. Low fuel consumption. Weaknesses on dry roads.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Outside Noise   Snow Braking   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Interior Noise   Ice Braking  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3.2
  11. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
    Pirelli Cinturato Winter
    76 51
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Top marks on snow. Good in the wet. Weaknesses on dry roads.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning   Outside Noise   Snow Braking   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Snow Handling  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3.3
  12. Giti GitiWinter W1
    Giti GitiWinter W1
    64 28
    Passenger · Winter · 2017 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Good on snow. Weaknesses on dry and wet roads.

    Snow Braking   Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Snow Handling   Lateral Aquaplaning   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3.4
  13. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
    Semperit Speed-Grip 3
    71 42
    Passenger · Winter · 2017 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Especially good on snow. Weak on dry roads.

    Lateral Aquaplaning   Outside Noise   Snow Braking   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Snow Handling   Driving Behavior   Driving Safety  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3.7
  14. King-Meiler Winter Tact WT81
    King-Meiler Winter Tact WT81
    N/A 5
    Passenger · Winter · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Tire with top marks for wear. Very weak in the wet. Weak even on dry roads. Relatively loud.

    Dry Braking   Snow Braking   Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Lateral Aquaplaning   Driving Behavior   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Interior Noise   Driving Safety  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    5.4
  15. Tristar Snowpower HP
    Tristar Snowpower HP
    N/A 3
    Passenger · Winter · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Especially good on dry roads. Very weak on wet and snow.

    Dry Braking   Driving Behavior   Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Driving Safety   Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning   Snow Braking   Wet Handling   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    5.5
Year
2020
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Tire Size
205/55R16
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Sep 27, 2020
Date updated
Oct 17, 2020