ADAC: Winter Tire Test R17 2021

ADAC: Winter Tire Test R17

How the tires will behave on wet and dry pavement, as well as on snow and ice, you can find out only by subjecting them to extensive testing. The experts of the German motoring association ADAC in partnership with other European consumer rights organizations, and in full accordance with precisely defined methodology, tested 18 winter tire sets, purchasing them in small quantities from six different tire dealerships.

The purpose of the test was to determine the safest tire models of 2021 to be used in mild winter conditions inherent to Central Europe.

While in the first winter tire test 2021 the ADAC experts tested the popular passenger-car tire size of 195/65 R15, in the second test they opted for 225/50 R17 with speed index V (up to 240 km/h), which may be used, for example, on such cars as Audi A4 or BMW 3 series.

  1. Dunlop Winter Sport 5 - Winner Recommended
    Dunlop Winter Sport 5
    82 61
    · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good balance of performance. Good performance on dry and wet surfaces. Excellent snow performance. Low fuel consumption.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Fuel Consumption   Treadwear   Ice Braking   Dry Handling   Lateral Aquaplaning   Driving Safety   Snow Braking   Dry Braking   Snow Handling   Snow Traction  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.3
  2. Michelin Alpin 6 Recommended
    Michelin Alpin 6
    86 59
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good balance of performance. Good performance on snow, dry and wet surfaces. Very low wear.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Fuel Consumption   Treadwear   Lateral Stability on Ice   Ice Braking   Dry Handling   Driving Safety   Snow Braking   Dry Braking   Snow Handling   Snow Traction  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan
    Test Score:
    2.3
  3. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ Recommended
    Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+
    89 58
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Short braking distances on dry surfaces. Good handling on wet roads, snow and ice.

    Fuel Consumption   Lateral Aquaplaning   Treadwear   Ice Braking   Driving Safety   Snow Braking   Snow Traction   Lateral Stability on Ice   Snow Handling   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.5
  4. Kleber Krisalp HP3
    Kleber Krisalp HP3
    81 55
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good performance on dry asphalt, snow and ice. Low noise level. Poor wet handling.

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

    Good handling on dry surface. Excellent results on wet surface. Poor handling on snow. Increased wear.

    Wet Circle   Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Lateral Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Ice Braking   Dry Braking   Driving Safety   Snow Braking   Straight Aquaplaning   Lateral Stability on Ice   Snow Traction   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3
  6. Continental WinterContact TS 860
    Continental WinterContact TS 860
    88 61
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good performance on wet surface, snow and ice. Poor dry performance.

    Wet Braking   Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Handling   Fuel Consumption   Treadwear   Lateral Stability on Ice   Ice Braking   Wet Circle   Snow Braking   Dry Braking   Snow Handling   Snow Traction  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3
  7. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2
    Nexen WinGuard Sport 2
    74 40
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Short braking distances on dry surfaces. Good ice performance. Insufficient dry handling. Poor wet performance. Relatively poor snow performance. Increased wear.

    Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   External Noise   Ice Braking   Snow Braking   Snow Traction   Lateral Stability on Ice   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    3
  8. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
    Vredestein Wintrac Pro
    85 52
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good performance on snow, dry and wet surfaces. Increased wear.

    Wet Circle   Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Lateral Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Ice Braking   Driving Safety   Snow Braking   Snow Traction   Snow Handling   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   External Noise  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3
  9. ESA-Tecar Supergrip Pro
    ESA-Tecar Supergrip Pro
    N/A 29
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Very low fuel consumption. Good performance on snow and ice. Lack of good handling on dry and wet surfaces.

    Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Treadwear   Snow Braking   Snow Traction   Snow Handling   Lateral Stability on Ice   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3.1
  10. Sava Eskimo HP2
    Sava Eskimo HP2
    63 33
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good performance on snow and ice. Low fuel consumption. Insufficient dry handling. Poor wet performance. Very loud tires.

    Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Treadwear   Snow Braking   Snow Traction   Snow Handling   Lateral Stability on Ice   Dry Braking   External Noise  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.1
  11. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
    Fulda Kristall Control HP2
    71 40
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Short braking distances and high traction on snow. Low fuel consumption. Very long braking distances and generally poor dry performance. Poor wet performance.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Fuel Consumption   Treadwear   Lateral Stability on Ice   Ice Braking   Lateral Aquaplaning   Snow Braking   Dry Braking   Snow Traction   External Noise  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.2
  12. Firestone Winterhawk 4
    Firestone Winterhawk 4
    71 37
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good performance on wet surface, snow and ice. Poor dry performance.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Fuel Consumption   Treadwear   Lateral Stability on Ice   Ice Braking   Snow Braking   Dry Braking   Snow Handling   Snow Traction   Dry Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.3
  13. Nokian WR Snowproof P
    Nokian WR Snowproof P
    72 37
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Short braking distances and good dry handling. High lateral stability on ice. Poor performance on snow and wet surfaces.

    Wet Circle   Fuel Consumption   External Noise   Dry Handling   Ice Braking   Treadwear   Driving Safety   Snow Braking   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability on Ice   Snow Traction   Lateral Aquaplaning  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3.3
  14. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
    Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
    80 63
    · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Short braking distances on dry surfaces. Excellent handling on snow. Insufficient dry handling. Poor performance on ice and wet surfaces.

    Fuel Consumption   Treadwear   Snow Braking   Snow Traction   Snow Handling   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   External Noise   Dry Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    3.3
  15. Toyo Observe S944
    Toyo Observe S944
    70 45
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good results on dry surfaces and on ice. Poor performance on snow and wet surfaces. High wear.

    Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Driving Safety   Snow Braking   Snow Traction   Lateral Stability on Ice   Dry Braking   Snow Handling   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.3
  16. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
    Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
    71 46
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good results on dry and damp surfaces. Poor performance on ice and snow.

    Wet Circle   Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Lateral Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Ice Braking   Driving Safety   Snow Braking   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.4
  17. Westlake ZuperSnow Z-507
    Westlake ZuperSnow Z-507
    N/A 30
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Short braking distances on dry surfaces. Insufficient dry handling. Poor performance on wet roads and snow. Very high wear. Not recommended to buy.

    Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Fuel Consumption   Lateral Aquaplaning   External Noise   Dry Handling   Driving Safety   Snow Handling   Straight Aquaplaning   Snow Traction  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    5.5
  18. Linglong GREEN-Max Winter UHP
    Linglong GREEN-Max Winter UHP
    N/A 18
    · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good handling on snow. Good ice performance. Poor results on dry and wet surfaces. Not recommended to buy.

    Fuel Consumption   Ice Braking   Treadwear   Dry Braking   Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Lateral Stability on Ice   Snow Traction   Wet Circle   Wet Braking   Lateral Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Driving Safety   Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    5.5
Year
2021
Tire Test Original Link
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Tire Size
225/50R17
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Sep 24, 2021
Date updated
Oct 23, 2021

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