Za Rulem: Studded Winter Tire Test R16 2021

Za Rulem: Studded Winter Tire Test R16

The studded tire test of the season 2020/2021, conducted by the expert team of the Russian publication Za Rulem, was dedicated to studded tires in size 205/55R16, designed to be fitted on compact CUVs. Among the test participants are representatives of various price categories, including two novelties of the upcoming winter season from Finnish tire manufacturers.

  1. Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 - Winner Recommended
    Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10
    93 52
    · Winter · 2021 · Passenger - Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Positive: Excellent grip and handling on slippery surfaces, high levels of comfort.
    Negative: Braking performance is below average on dry surfaces.

    Ice Braking   Directional Stability on Snow   Acceleration on Snow   Ice Handling   Snow Braking   Ice Circle   Acceleration on Ice   Noise   Dry Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    929
  2. Michelin X-Ice North 4 Recommended
    Michelin X-Ice North 4
    91 55
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Positive: Excellent grip and handling on ice and snow, increased ride comfort.
    Negative: Average braking distance on wet roads, noisy.

    Ice Braking   Directional Stability on Snow   Acceleration on Snow   Ice Handling   Snow Braking   Ice Circle   Acceleration on Ice   Comfort   Noise   Wet Braking  
    Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    925
  3. Hankook Winter i*Pike RS2 W429 Recommended
    Hankook Winter i*Pike RS2 W429
    82 44
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good and confident grip on slippery surfaces, good road holding on asphalt.
    Negative: Very weak braking on dry and average braking distances on wet roads.

    Rolling Resistance   Directional Stability on Snow   Acceleration on Snow   Ice Handling   Snow Braking   Directional Stability on Asphalt   Ice Circle   Noise   Wet Braking   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    900
  4. Nokian Nordman 8
    Nokian Nordman 8
    83 35
    · Winter · 2021 · Passenger - Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Positive: Confident longitudinal grip and reliable handling on ice and snow, low rolling resistance, good directional stability.
    Negative: Weakest grip on asphalt.

    Snow Braking   Acceleration on Snow   Comfort   Directional Stability on Snow   Dry Braking   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    890
  5. Pirelli Formula Ice
    Pirelli Formula Ice
    N/A 16
    · Winter · 2013 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Positive: Fast acceleration and reliable handling on snow.
    Negative: Issues with handling response during emergency maneuvers on snow, high noise level.

    Acceleration on Snow   Snow Handling   Noise   Rolling Resistance  
    Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    843
  6. Yokohama iceGUARD IG65
    Yokohama iceGUARD IG65
    78 30
    · Winter · 2017 · Passenger - Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Positive: Excellent acceleration on ice and snow.
    Negative: Low lateral stability on ice. Poor handling on ice, snow and asphalt, high noise level.

    Acceleration on Snow   Acceleration on Ice   Noise   Directional Stability on Asphalt   Ice Circle  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    837
  7. Goodyear Ultragrip 600
    Goodyear Ultragrip 600
    N/A 30
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good braking on dry and confident on wet roads, high acoustic comfort.
    Negative: The weakest braking properties on ice, low efficiency, difficult control on slippery surfaces.

    Noise   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Ice Handling   Ice Braking   Acceleration on Ice   Rolling Resistance  
    Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    810
  8. Tigar Ice
    Tigar Ice
    N/A 29
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Positive: Good grip on asphalt.
    Negative: Worst grip on slippery surfaces, difficult handling on ice, as well as during active driving on snow; unpleasant noise.

    Dry Braking   Directional Stability on Snow   Wet Braking   Ice Braking   Directional Stability on Asphalt   Acceleration on Ice   Acceleration on Snow   Ice Handling   Ice Circle   Snow Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    807
Year
2021
Max Score, points
1000
Tire Size
205/55R16
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe, Russia+
Date added
Sep 20, 2021
Date updated
Sep 29, 2021

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