Za Rulem: Winter Tire Test R16 2021

Za Rulem: Winter Tire Test R16

The respected Russian automobile magazine tested 13 studless winter tires of the Nordic type for crossovers. The Za Rulem studless winter tire test 2021 chiefly involved medium-segment tires, such as Nokian, Hankook, Yokohama; The premium segment was represented by Continental and Michelin models, the cheapest tires on test being the Russian Cordiant.

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

    Great traction on ice and snow. Outstanding handling response. Low external noise. Average braking performance on wet pavement.

    Ice Circle   Noise   Ice Handling   Snow Handling (Usual Driving)   Acceleration on Ice   Directional Stability on Snow   Snow Handling (Extreme Maneuvers)   Wet Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    928
  2. Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV Recommended
    Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV
    N/A 29
    · Winter · 2018 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Studless Ice & Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Excellent braking and outstanding handling response on snow and asphalt. Low external noise. Average braking on ice.

    Noise   Snow Handling (Usual Driving)   Dry Braking   Snow Braking   Wet Braking   Snow Handling (Active Driving)   Ice Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    919
  3. Hankook Winter i*cept iZ 2 W616 Recommended
    Hankook Winter i*cept iZ 2 W616
    80 32
    · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Decent road holding ability on snow and asphalt. Lowest rolling resistance on test. Reasonably smooth ride. Poor braking performance on snow pavement. Issues with acceleration on ice.

    Comfort   Rolling Resistance   Directional Stability on Asphalt   Acceleration on Ice   Snow Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    898
  4. Michelin X-Ice Snow Recommended
    Michelin X-Ice Snow
    81 55
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Very good riding comfort. Decent handling response on ice and snow. Low rolling resistance. Poor braking performance on wet pavement. Worst longitudinal traction on ice.

    Snow Handling (Usual Driving)   Comfort   Noise   Snow Handling (Extreme Maneuvers)   Wet Braking   Lateral Stability on Ice  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Japan Japan · China China
    Test Score:
    898
  5. Cordiant Winter Drive 2
    Cordiant Winter Drive 2
    N/A 29
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Very good braking on ice and snow; good snow behavior. Poor ice lateral grip, wet braking, economy and comfort.

    Snow Handling (Usual Driving)   Snow Handling (Extreme Maneuvers)   Ice Braking   Comfort   Lateral Stability on Ice   Wet Braking   Rolling Resistance  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    885
  6. Nokian Nordman RS2 SUV
    Nokian Nordman RS2 SUV
    N/A 17
    · Winter · 2015 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Studless Ice & Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    High lateral stability on ice. Reliable handling response. Worst traction on ice. Low comfort level. High external noise.

    Handling   Lateral Stability on Ice   Comfort   Noise   Acceleration on Snow   Ice Traction  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    883
  7. Yokohama iceGUARD iG60
    Yokohama iceGUARD iG60
    77 39
    · Winter · 2017 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Good directional stability and handling on snow. Good riding comfort. Lack of steering feedback during emergency maneuvers on snow.

    Snow Handling (Usual Driving)   Directional Stability on Snow   Comfort   Snow Handling (Active Driving)   Snow Handling (Extreme Maneuvers)   Directional Stability on Ice  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia · Southeast Asia Southeast Asia · Middle East Middle East
    Test Score:
    865
Year
2021
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
1000
Tire Size
215/65R16
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Russia+
Date added
Oct 14, 2021
Date updated
Oct 23, 2021

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