ADAC: Winter Tire Test R17 2020

The expert team of the German motoring association ADAC dedicated its second test of the winter season 2020/2021 to SUV and minivan tires. Their choice fell on the 235/55 R17 tire size, suitable for such cars as Audi A7 and Q3, VW Tiguan, T5, T6 and Phaeton, Ford Galaxy, S-MAX, and others.

ADAC: Winter Tire Test R17
  1. Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 - Winner Recommended
    Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
    96 36
    Passenger · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Very balanced tires with top marks on dry and snow-covered roads. Good in the wet.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Snow Braking   Treadwear   Driving Behavior   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Snow Handling   Driving Safety   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.1
  2. ESA-Tecar Supergrip Pro
    ESA-Tecar Supergrip Pro
    N/A 23
    Passenger · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Top marks on ice surface and wear. Slight weaknesses on dry roads. Good snow performance.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Snow Braking   Driving Behavior   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Snow Handling   Interior Noise  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.7
  3. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+
    Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+
    88 57
    Passenger · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good on wet, snow and fuel consumption. Slight weaknesses on dry roads.

    Straight Aquaplaning   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:
    2.7
  4. Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV
    Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV
    79 38
    Light Truck / SUV · Winter · 2016 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Especially good on dry roads. Good in the wet. Slight weaknesses on snow. also good in the wet.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Snow Braking   Driving Behavior   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Driving Safety  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.8
  5. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
    Vredestein Wintrac Pro
    79 51
    Passenger · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Especially good on dry roads. Good in the wet. Slight weaknesses on snow.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning   Snow Braking   Driving Behavior   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Driving Safety  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.8
  6. Nokian WR Snowproof
    Nokian WR Snowproof
    72 45
    Passenger · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Good on dry and snow-covered roads. Relatively weak on wet and ice.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Snow Braking   Driving Behavior   Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Driving Safety  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    2.9
  7. Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
    Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
    92 59
    Passenger · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

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

    Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning   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. Kleber Krisalp HP3
    Kleber Krisalp HP3
    81 52
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

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

    Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning   Outside Noise   Snow Braking   Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3
  9. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
    Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
    79 60
    Passenger · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good in the wet. Weaknesses on dry roads and on ice.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning   Snow Braking   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Snow Handling  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3
  10. Cooper Discoverer Winter
    Cooper Discoverer Winter
    N/A 25
    Light Truck / SUV · Winter · 2017 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good in the snow. Weaknesses on dry and wet roads.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Outside Noise   Snow Braking   Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Snow Handling   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3.1
  11. Fulda Kristall Control SUV
    Fulda Kristall Control SUV
    N/A 24
    Light Truck / SUV · Winter · 2017 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Quietest tire in the test. Weaknesses on dry and wet roads.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Snow Braking   Treadwear   Fuel Consumption   Interior Noise   Ice Braking   Lateral Aquaplaning   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3.1
  12. Continental WinterContact TS 850 P
    Continental WinterContact TS 850 P
    82 54
    Passenger · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Especially good in the wet. Relatively weak on dry roads. Weaker in the snow.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Aquaplaning   Snow Braking   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Snow Braking  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3.4
  13. Semperit Speed-Grip 3 SUV
    Semperit Speed-Grip 3 SUV
    N/A 26
    Light Truck / SUV · Winter · 2017 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Top marks on ice and wear. Weak on dry roads.

    Snow Braking   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Driving Behavior   Driving Safety  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    3.9
Year
2020
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Tire Size
235/55R17
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Sep 27, 2020
Date updated
Oct 17, 2020