Auto Bild Allrad: Studless Winter Tire Test R17 2020

Auto Bild Allrad: Studless Winter Tire Test R17

This year, the experts of the German magazine Auto Bild Allrad performed a comparative tire test that involved models of various price brackets in today’s popular size of 225/55R17 101V, one that fits most small to compact CUVs.
The test car was a versatile and dynamic crossover BMW X1. The tires’ performance was rated on a scale from 6 (poor) to 1 (very good). And, as always, the Auto Bild Allrad experts took along a set of summer tires — just to demonstrate how powerless they are on snow and ice and to remind us about the importance of the seasonal tire swap.

  1. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ - Winner Recommended
    Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+
    89 55
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Positive: exemplary premium tires with the best snow quality, high steering precision and dynamic handling properties in all weather conditions, short snow / wet braking distances, pleasant comfort, fair price.

    Snow Braking   Price   Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Steering Precision   Comfort   Snow Handling   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 Recommended
    Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
    91 57
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Positive: convincing all-round talent with balanced performance potential, precise steering behavior, short snow and wet braking distances, dynamic dry handling, quiet pass-by noise, good price-performance ratio.

    Snow Braking   Dry Handling   Price   Wet Braking   Noise   Steering Precision  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  3. Michelin Alpin 6 Recommended
    Michelin Alpin 6
    84 57
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Positive: Premium tires with stable handling qualities in all weather conditions, best lateral guidance on wet slopes, precise steering behavior with good feedback.
    Negative: high price level, increased rolling noise.

    Lateral Stability   Dry Handling   Price   Noise   Steering Precision   Snow Handling   Wet Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan
  4. Vredestein Wintrac Pro Recommended
    Vredestein Wintrac Pro
    85 51
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Positive: Well- balanced winter tire with dynamic driving characteristics on wet slopes, high safety reserves for aquaplaning, short wet braking distances, good comfort. Negative: slightly increased rolling resistance.

    Wet Braking   Aquaplaning   Comfort   Wet Handling   Rolling Resistance  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  5. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
    Dunlop Winter Sport 5
    81 59
    · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Positive: the winter king with the best performance on snow. Large safety reserves with aquaplaning, precise steering behavior, dynamic wet handling.
    Negative: slightly longer dry braking distances.

    Aquaplaning   Snow Braking   Steering Precision   Snow Handling   Wet Handling   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  6. Toyo Observe S944
    Toyo Observe S944
    71 39
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Positive: Well- balanced winter tires with stable driving characteristics on snowy and wet slopes, good aquaplaning characteristics.
    Negative: Delayed steering response and understeering driving behavior in wet conditions.

    Aquaplaning   Snow Handling   Wet Handling   Steering Precision  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  7. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
    Uniroyal MS Plus 77
    80 29
    · Winter · 2013 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Positive: Winter professional with very good driving characteristics on snow surface, fuel-saving rolling resistance.
    Negative: only satisfactory wet grip, extended wet and dry braking distances, understeering wet handling.

    Rolling Resistance   Snow Handling   Wet Braking   Wet Grip   Dry Braking   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  8. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
    Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
    73 41
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Positive: best aquaplaning properties , short snow braking distances , stable dry handling , low price.
    Negative: slightly longer braking distances on wet slopes, delayed steering response, increased rolling resistance.

    Price   Dry Handling   Aquaplaning   Snow Braking   Wet Braking   Steering Precision   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  9. Syron Everest 1 Plus
    Syron Everest 1 Plus
    N/A 14
    · Winter · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Positive: good winter qualities, low noise, low price.
    Negative: Delays responsive steering behavior, moderate grip and understeering driving behavior in wet conditions, braking distances that are too long, increased rolling resistance.

    Price   Noise   Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Wet Braking   Rolling Resistance   Steering Precision   Wet Grip  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  10. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
    Duraturn Mozzo Winter
    N/A 23
    · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Positive: inexpensive winter tires with good snow qualities.
    Negative: only limited fitness to drive on wet roads, low aquaplaning reserves, diffuse steering response, dangerously extended wet and dry braking distances.

    Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Steering Precision   Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Wet Grip   Dry Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe
Year
2020
Tire Test Original Link
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Tire Size
225/55R17
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Dec 12, 2020
Date updated
Feb 15, 2021

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