Vi Bilägare: Winter Studless Tire Test R16 2021

Vi Bilägare: Winter Studless Tire Test R16

The Swedish magazine tested Scandinavian friction tires from seven brands, taking for comparison one tire model designed for milder European winters.

  1. Continental VikingContact 7 - Winner Recommended
    Continental VikingContact 7
    91 60
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Excellent snow and ice grip. Good handling performance, including under loads, on all types of surfaces. Low noise emission. Low hydroplaning resistance.

    Snow Braking   Acceleration on Snow   Noise   Ice Braking   Ice Handling   Snow Handling   Acceleration on Ice   Dry Handling   Straight Aquaplaning  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    91
  2. Goodyear UltraGrip Ice 2 Recommended
    Goodyear UltraGrip Ice 2
    85 42
    · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    The best results on dry and wet pavement in its class. Slightly nervous behavior on the verge of losing grip on ice and snow.

    Acceleration on Snow   Straight Aquaplaning   Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Dry Braking   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    85
  3. Pirelli Ice Zero FR Recommended
    Pirelli Ice Zero FR
    85 44
    · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Well-balanced performance. Great handling response in any weather conditions. Relatively long braking distance on ice. Low hydroplaning resistance.

    Snow Braking   Acceleration on Snow   Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Ice Handling   Snow Handling   Noise   Acceleration on Ice   Ice Braking   Straight Aquaplaning  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China
    Test Score:
    84
  4. Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3
    Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3
    86 59
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Excellent grip and very good handling response on snow and ice. Low hydroplaning resistance. Insufficient handling response on tarmac.

    Snow Handling   Acceleration on Ice   Fuel Consumption   Noise   Dry Handling   Straight Aquaplaning  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    80
  5. Michelin X-Ice Snow
    Michelin X-Ice Snow
    79 54
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance on snow and ice. Good stability on dry pavement. Relatively weak lateral stability on ice and snow. Long braking distance on wet pavement.

    Snow Braking   Acceleration on Snow   Straight Aquaplaning   Noise   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Ice Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Japan Japan · China China
    Test Score:
    73
  6. Nexen Winguard Ice Plus
    Nexen Winguard Ice Plus
    70 41
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance on ice. Low noise emission. Grip weaker than that of the best tires in any conditions. Unbalanced handling performance.

    Noise   Ice Braking   Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Fuel Consumption   Ice Handling   Snow Handling   Acceleration on Ice  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    64
  7. Continental WinterContact TS 870
    Continental WinterContact TS 870
    89 59
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Excellent results on dry and wet pavement. Long braking distance on ice. Increased noise.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Dry Braking   Snow Braking   Acceleration on Snow   Noise   Ice Braking   Fuel Consumption   Ice Handling   Snow Handling   Acceleration on Ice  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    61
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
Oct 22, 2021
Date updated
Nov 17, 2021

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