ADAC: Winter Tire Test R15 2021

ADAC: Winter Tire Test R15

Snow, ice, wet or dry pavement… not every winter tire can handle such a «package deal». The new test conducted by the German motoring association ADAC throws some light on which of winter tires are safer to drive upon. For the winter season 2021/2022 16 sets in size 195/65 R15. The actual disciplines were conducted at a test facility in Ivalo, Finland.

  1. Dunlop Winter Response 2 - Winner Recommended
    Dunlop Winter Response 2
    87 42
    · Winter · 2013 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Good balance of performance. Good performance in all conditions. Very good dry and snow performance. Low fuel consumption.

    Wet Circle   Safety (Subjective)   Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Lateral Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Treadwear   Ice Braking   Snow Braking   Snow Traction   Lateral Stability on Ice   Snow Handling   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.2
  2. Goodyear UltraGrip 9+ Recommended
    Goodyear UltraGrip 9+
    88 52
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Good balance of performance. Good performance in all conditions. Very good wet performance. Excellent results on ice.

    Wet Circle   Safety (Subjective)   Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Lateral Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Treadwear   Ice Braking   Snow Braking   Snow Traction   Lateral Stability on Ice   Snow Handling   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.2
  3. Michelin Alpin 6 Recommended
    Michelin Alpin 6
    86 58
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good balance of performance. Good performance in all conditions. Very good dry and snow performance.

    Wet Circle   Safety (Subjective)   Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Dry Handling   Treadwear   Ice Braking   Snow Handling   Snow Braking   Snow Traction   Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Stability on Ice   Dry Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan
    Test Score:
    2.3
  4. Vredestein Wintrac Recommended
    Vredestein Wintrac
    N/A 29
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good balance of performance. Good on all surfaces. Excellent ice performance. Top marks for wear and fuel consumption.

    Wet Circle   Safety (Subjective)   Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Treadwear   Dry Braking   Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Lateral Stability on Ice   Snow Traction   Wet Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada
    Test Score:
    2.3
  5. BFGoodrich g-Force Winter 2
    BFGoodrich g-Force Winter 2
    82 41
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Good performance on dry surfaces and snow. Top marks for wear and fuel consumption. Relatively poor wet performance.

    Safety (Subjective)   Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Dry Handling   Treadwear   Ice Braking   Snow Handling   Snow Braking   Snow Traction   Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Stability on Ice   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.6
  6. Continental WinterContact TS 860
    Continental WinterContact TS 860
    88 61
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Excellent wet and snow performance. Relatively poor dry performance.

    Wet Circle   Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Lateral Aquaplaning   Treadwear   Ice Braking   Snow Braking   Snow Traction   Lateral Stability on Ice   Snow Handling   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.7
  7. Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
    Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
    90 59
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good performance on ice, dry and wet surfaces. Low fuel consumption. Increased wear.

    Wet Circle   Safety (Subjective)   Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Lateral Aquaplaning   Ice Braking   Snow Braking   Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Stability on Ice   Dry Braking   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3
  8. Falken Eurowinter HS01
    Falken Eurowinter HS01
    75 43
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good performance on ice, snow and dry surfaces. Low fuel consumption. Relatively poor wet performance and increased wear.

    Safety (Subjective)   Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Lateral Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Ice Braking   Snow Handling   Snow Braking   Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Stability on Ice   Dry Braking   Wet Circle  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3
  9. Laufenn I FIT+
    Laufenn I FIT+
    N/A 39
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Very good performance on ice and snow. Good wet performance. Low fuel consumption. Poor dry performance. Increased wear.

    Wet Circle   Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Snow Braking   Snow Traction   Lateral Stability on Ice   Snow Handling   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3
  10. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
    Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
    71 46
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Very good performance on ice, dry and wet surfaces. Low fuel consumption. Relatively weak snow performance and increased wear.

    External noise   Safety (Subjective)   Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Lateral Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Ice Braking   Snow Braking   Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Stability on Ice   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3
  11. Yokohama BluEarth*Winter V906
    Yokohama BluEarth*Winter V906
    N/A 28
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good performance on ice, snow and dry surfaces. Low fuel consumption. Poor wet performance and increased wear.

    Safety (Subjective)   Fuel Consumption   Dry Handling   Ice Braking   Snow Braking   Snow Traction   Lateral Stability on Ice   Snow Handling   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Circle  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3.1
  12. Barum Polaris 5
    Barum Polaris 5
    64 34
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Good performance on ice and snow. Low fuel consumption. Poor dry performance. Poor wet performance.

    Fuel Consumption   External Noise   Ice Braking   Treadwear   Dry Braking   Snow Braking   Lateral Stability on Ice   Snow Handling   Straight Aquaplaning   Snow Traction   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.2
  13. Nokian WR Snowproof
    Nokian WR Snowproof
    71 48
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Good performance on ice, snow and dry surfaces. Low fuel consumption. Poor wet performance.

    Safety (Subjective)   Fuel Consumption   Dry Handling   Ice Braking   Treadwear   Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Lateral Stability on Ice   Dry Braking   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.3
  14. General Altimax Winter 3
    General Altimax Winter 3
    N/A 29
    · Winter · 2017 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Good snow performance. Low fuel consumption. Low wear. Poor wet and dry performance.

    Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Treadwear   Snow Braking   Snow Traction   Lateral Stability on Ice   Snow Handling   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Circle   Safety (Subjective)   Lateral Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.5
  15. GT Radial WinterPro2
    GT Radial WinterPro2
    N/A 24
    · Winter · 2017 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good performance on snow and ice. Low fuel consumption. High wear and poor performance on dry and wet surfaces.

    Fuel Consumption   External Noise   Ice Braking   Snow Braking   Lateral Stability on Ice   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Circle   Safety (Subjective)   Lateral Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Wet Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.5
  16. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
    Kumho WinterCraft WP51
    64 23
    · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Good performance on snow and ice. Low fuel consumption. Poor performance on wet and dry surfaces.

    Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Treadwear   Ice Braking   Snow Handling   Snow Braking   Snow Traction   Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Stability on Ice   Dry Braking   External Noise   Dry Handling   Safety (Subjective)   Wet Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.6
Year
2021
Tire Test Original Link
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Tire Size
195/65R15
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Sep 24, 2021
Date updated
Sep 26, 2021

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