Autonavigator: Winter Tire Test R16 2021

Autonavigator: Winter Tire Test R16

The Hungarian magazine Autonavigator has already been conducting its own tire tests for 10 years, and this time around the Hungaroring motorsport racetrack hosted a test of 13 tire sets from various price brackets. Earlier, the experts would test tires in size 195/65 R15, which was the most popular size on the market at the time, but since 2018 they began to compare tires in a more popular size of 205/55 R16 — quite possibly, tires with a 17-inch fitting diameter will be tested for the new summer season.

  1. Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 - Winner Recommended
    Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
    90 57
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance and excellent traction on a slippery surface. Increased noise emission. Very good.

    Treadwear   Ice Braking   Ice Traction   Noise  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    93.2
  2. Continental WinterContact TS 870 Recommended
    Continental WinterContact TS 870
    90 60
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance on a slippery surface. Low noise emission. Very good.

    Treadwear   Noise   Ice Braking   Ice Traction  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    91.7
  3. Kleber Krisalp HP3
    Kleber Krisalp HP3
    84 54
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance on dry pavement and on a slippery surface. Good.

    Treadwear   Dry Braking   Fuel Efficiency   Ice Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    89.4
  4. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
    Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
    82 38
    · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance on a slippery surface. Good.

    Treadwear   Noise   Ice Braking   Ice Traction  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    89.2
  5. Triangle WinterX TW401
    Triangle WinterX TW401
    N/A 29
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Excellent traction on a slippery surface. Long braking distance on dry pavement and on a slippery surface. Good.

    Noise   Ice Braking   Ice Traction   Wet Braking   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    88.5
  6. Barum Polaris 5
    Barum Polaris 5
    65 36
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Well-balanced performance in most of the disciplines. Relatively long braking distance on wet pavement. Good.

    Treadwear   Dry Braking   Ice Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    87.4
  7. Michelin Alpin 6
    Michelin Alpin 6
    87 57
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance on wet and dry pavement. Low noise emission. High rolling resistance. Good.

    Treadwear   Noise   Wet Braking   Dry Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan
    Test Score:
    87
  8. Triangle SeasonX TA01
    Triangle SeasonX TA01
    N/A 20
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance on wet and dry pavement. Low rolling resistance. Satisfactory.

    Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Fuel Efficiency   Ice Traction  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    84.6
  9. Barum Quartaris 5
    Barum Quartaris 5
    N/A 27
    · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Premium Touring All-Season
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance on dry pavement. Low rolling resistance. Relatively high wear. Satisfactory.

    Noise   Fuel Efficiency   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    84.4
  10. Pirelli Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3
    Pirelli Winter Snowcontrol Serie 3
    74 20
    · Winter · 2011 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Increased noise emission. High rolling resistance. Relatively high wear. Satisfactory.

    Treadwear   Noise   Fuel Efficiency  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    80.3
  11. Michelin CrossClimate 2
    Michelin CrossClimate 2
    85 52
    · All Season · 2020 · Passenger - Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Very short braking distance on wet and dry pavement. Weak traction on a slippery surface. Satisfactory.

    Treadwear   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Ice Braking   Fuel Efficiency   Ice Traction  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    80.1
Youtube Video
Autonavigator: Winter Tire Test R16
November 29, 2021
Year
2021
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
100
Tire Size
205/55R16
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Dec 17, 2021

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