Vi Bilägare: Winter Studded Tire Test R16 2021

Vi Bilägare: Winter Studded Tire Test R16

The new Swedish test involved four debutants at once, one of which failed completely, while another set a new standard for ice traction.
The ice and snow tests were conducted at night in mid-March on tracks near Älvsbyn, Sweden, where the test car was a VW Golf VII. On dry and wet pavement in Tampere (Finland), the test cars were two Seat Leon ST’s. The tires were tested in a popular size of 205/55 R16.

  1. Goodyear UltraGrip Arctic 2 - Winner Recommended
    Goodyear UltraGrip Arctic 2
    88 39
    · Winter · 2021 · Passenger - Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded
    Verdict:

    Positive: Excellent grip on ice. Short braking distances in all conditions.
    Negative: High rolling resistance.

    Snow Braking   Ice Braking   Ice Handling   Acceleration on Ice  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    87
  2. Michelin X-Ice North 4 Recommended
    Michelin X-Ice North 4
    91 55
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded
    Verdict:

    Positive: Excellent grip on ice and snow. Good dry stability. Low noise level.
    Negative: Poor wet grip.

    Dry Braking   Acceleration on Ice   Ice Handling   Internal Noise (Subjective)   Wet Braking  
    Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    81
  3. Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10
    Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10
    89 48
    · Winter · 2021 · Passenger - Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good balance between ice and snow grip.
    Negative: Relatively long braking distances on dry roads. Low resistance to aquaplaning.

    Acceleration on Ice   Rolling Resistance  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    79
  4. Nokian Nordman 8
    Nokian Nordman 8
    N/A 33
    · Winter · 2021 · Passenger - Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good grip and handling on ice and snow.
    Negative: Long braking distances and poor dry handling.

    Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    76
  5. Pirelli Ice Zero 2
    Pirelli Ice Zero 2
    79 45
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded
    Verdict:

    Positive: Excellent results on asphalt.
    Negative: Weak grip on ice.

    Acceleration on Snow   Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Snow Handling   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Ice Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    76
  6. Continental IceContact 3
    Continental IceContact 3
    89 54
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded
    Verdict:

    Positive: Reliable for emergency maneuvers on asphalt. Good grip on snow.
    Negative: Surprisingly weak grip on ice.

    Snow Handling   Snow Braking   Acceleration on Ice   Ice Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    73
  7. Linglong GREEN-Max Winter Grip 2
    Linglong GREEN-Max Winter Grip 2
    N/A 29
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good grip on ice.
    Negative: Lack of good handling on asphalt. Low resistance to aquaplaning. High noise level.

    Ice Handling   Snow Handling   Dry Handling   Internal Noise (Subjective)  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    64
  8. Nexen WinGuard WinSpike 3
    Nexen WinGuard WinSpike 3
    N/A 26
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Studdable Winter / Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Positive: Short braking distances on asphalt. Excellent wet performance.
    Negative: Hopelessly poor ice grip. Poor lateral stability on snow. Increased noise level.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Ice Braking   Internal Noise (Subjective)   Ice Handling   Acceleration on Ice   Snow Handling  
    Test Score:
    56
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
Sep 20, 2021
Date updated
Sep 22, 2021

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