Wybór Kierowców: Winter Tire Test R16 2020

Wybór Kierowców: Winter Tire Test R16

Modern winter tires must be safe both on snow and in wet and dry conditions. In an exhaustive test, Wybór Kierowców choose the best winter tire in size 205/55 R16.

  1. Continental WinterContact TS 860 - Winner
    Continental WinterContact TS 860
    87 64
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Continental WinterContact TS 860 is a perfectly balanced tire for all conditions. It is characterized by a large safety margin and excellent handling during rainfall. It behaves safely at the limit of adhesion on both wet and dry asphalt. Provides stable and predictable handling on dry surfaces.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Snow Handling   Wet Handling   External Noise   Comfort   Rolling Resistance   Snow Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  2. Goodyear UltraGrip 9
    Goodyear UltraGrip 9
    83 50
    · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Goodyear Ultra Grip 9 is a proven design with very good parameters. This versatile winter tire provides excellent steering precision and grip on wet and dry surfaces. Maintains a large safety margin when skidding. It is stable and predictable also in snow. These are well-balanced tires for various weather conditions.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Lateral Aquaplaning   Comfort   Snow Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  3. Michelin Alpin 6
    Michelin Alpin 6
    84 57
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Michelin Alpin 6 is the newest product of the French concern intended for passenger cars. It is at the forefront of the test. It has a high margin of safety under all conditions. On wet surfaces, it understeers slightly, and the skid starts very smoothly, without the grip breaking suddenly. Provides good steering precision. According to the manufacturer's assurances, the tire remains safe even when worn.

    Snow Traction   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Comfort   External Noise  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan
  4. Nokian WR D4
    Nokian WR D4
    82 43
    · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    The Nokian WR D4 is practically in line with the leaders, and at the same time it is much cheaper. In the test, he wins the competition in snow trials. It copes well on dry surfaces: it is stable and predictable also at the limit of skidding. On wet asphalt, it loses to premium tires, but is safe - it tends to understeer. The tire maintains a margin of safety in all conditions.

    Dry Braking   Snow Handling   Snow Traction   Rolling Resistance   Snow Braking   Acceleration on Snow  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Oceania Oceania
  5. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
    Pirelli Cinturato Winter
    76 52
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Pirelli Cinturato Winter is a good proposition for drivers looking for savings. The tire works almost like Nokian on the road. It is better than it on wet surfaces, and slightly worse on dry and snow. The tire is slightly understeering, which affects driving safety. Provides very good resistance to aquaplaning. It maintains the required level of safety in all conditions.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Acceleration on Snow   Lateral Aquaplaning   Snow Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  6. Debica Frigo HP2
    Debica Frigo HP2
    72 33
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Dębica Frigo HP2 has already got used to the low price and good properties in winter conditions. This time it is similar - on snow the tire achieved very good results, even at the premium level. Dębice performs much worse on dry and wet surfaces, but it cannot be said that they are dangerous. They will prove themselves in those parts of the country where you often drive on snow and where you do not develop high speeds on asphalt.

    Snow Traction   Snow Braking   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  7. Kormoran Snow
    Kormoran Snow
    N/A 31
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Kormoran Snow is a model of a Polish manufacturer belonging to the Michelin concern. Tire performs poorly in all conditions. A kind of advantage of Cormorants are their stable properties - all parameters are at a similar level, so they do not provoke drivers to drive fast. The cheapest tires in the ranking, despite their average parameters, ensure the required level of safety. They can be chosen by calm drivers for low-power cars used in local traffic.

    Acceleration on Snow   Snow Handling   External Noise   Snow Traction   Rolling Resistance   Snow Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
  8. Firestone Winterhawk 3
    Firestone Winterhawk 3
    72 32
    · Winter · 2013 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Firestone Winterhawk 3 performs average in the snow tests. Only on dry surfaces it scores well for steering precision and cornering stability. In these conditions, the tires maintain a large safety margin. On wet asphalt, Firestone obtains the worst result in the test - it even loses with much cheaper Polish tires. Despite the poor results, the tires were classified as safe.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Snow Traction   Lateral Aquaplaning   Snow Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
Year
2020
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Tire Size
205/55R16
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Dec 22, 2020
Date updated
Feb 17, 2021

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