ADAC: Winter Tire Test R15 2023

ADAC: Winter Tire Test R15

In the first «winter» ADAC test of this year, the experts compared 16 spot-on tire models in size 185/65 R15 with a speed index of T (up to 190 km/h), designed for such compact cars as Opel Corsa, Kia Rio, Toyota Yaris, Fiat Panda, as well as Volkswagen Polo, which was used as the test car.

  1. Continental WinterContact TS 870 - Winner Recommended
    Continental WinterContact TS 870
    90 60
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Very balanced. Good on all surfaces. Low fuel consumption and wear. No particular weaknesses.

    Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Treadwear   Lateral Hydroplaning   Straight Hydroplaning   Wet Handling   Wet Circle   Driving Safety   Acceleration (Snow)   Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Lateral Stability (Ice)   Rolling Resistanse   Wet Braking   Ice Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.2
  2. Goodyear UltraGrip 9+ Recommended
    Goodyear UltraGrip 9+
    85 54
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Very balanced. Good on all surfaces. Particularly good on wet roads (top mark). Low fuel consumption. No particular weaknesses.

    Dry Braking   Outside Noise   Dry Handling   Treadwear   Lateral Hydroplaning   Straight Hydroplaning   Wet Handling   Wet Circle   Driving Safety   Acceleration (Snow)   Snow Braking   Rolling Resistanse   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.2
  3. Semperit Speed-Grip 5 Recommended
    Semperit Speed-Grip 5
    N/A 35
    · Winter · 2021 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Balanced. Good on all surfaces. Very low fuel consumption (top mark). Low wear. No particular weaknesses.

    Dry Braking   Outside Noise   Dry Handling   Treadwear   Lateral Hydroplaning   Straight Hydroplaning   Wet Circle   Acceleration (Snow)   Driving Safety   Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Lateral Stability (Ice)   Rolling Resistanse   Ice Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.2
  4. Michelin Alpin 6 Recommended
    Michelin Alpin 6
    87 57
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Balanced. Good on all surfaces. Low fuel consumption. Particularly low wear (top mark). No particular weaknesses.

    Dry Braking   Outside Noise   Dry Handling   Treadwear   Straight Hydroplaning   Wet Handling   Wet Circle   Driving Safety   Acceleration (Snow)   Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Lateral Stability (Ice)   Rolling Resistanse   Wet Braking   Ice Braking  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan
    Test Score:
    2.3
  5. BFGoodrich g-Force Winter 2
    BFGoodrich g-Force Winter 2
    79 41
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good on snow and ice. Low wear. Weaknesses on dry and wet roads.

    Dry Braking   Outside Noise   Treadwear   Straight Hydroplaning   Acceleration (Snow)   Driving Safety   Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Lateral Stability (Ice)   Rolling Resistanse   Wet Braking   Ice Braking   Wet Handling   Dry Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.7
  6. Vredestein Wintrac
    Vredestein Wintrac
    85 35
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good on dry and wet roads. Good on ice. Weaknesses on Snow.

    Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Treadwear   Straight Hydroplaning   Wet Handling   Wet Circle   Driving Safety   Acceleration (Snow)   Lateral Stability (Ice)   Rolling Resistanse   Wet Braking   Ice Braking   Snow Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    2.7
  7. Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
    Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
    87 57
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Particularly good in the wet (top mark). Good on dry roads and snow. Low fuel consumption. High wear (devaluation).

    Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Lateral Hydroplaning   Straight Hydroplaning   Wet Handling   Wet Circle   Driving Safety   Acceleration (Snow)   Snow Braking   Rolling Resistanse   Wet Braking   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3
  8. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
    Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
    70 44
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Particularly good on dry roads (top mark). Good in the wet. Weaknesses on snow and ice. High fuel consumption and wear.

    Dry Braking   Outside Noise   Dry Handling   Lateral Hydroplaning   Straight Hydroplaning   Wet Handling   Wet Circle   Driving Safety   Snow Braking   Rolling Resistanse   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3
  9. Firestone Winterhawk 4
    Firestone Winterhawk 4
    69 40
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good on wet roads, snow and ice. Low fuel consumption (top mark). Weaknesses on dry roads.

    Outside Noise   Treadwear   Lateral Hydroplaning   Straight Hydroplaning   Wet Handling   Wet Circle   Acceleration (Snow)   Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Lateral Stability (Ice)   Rolling Resistanse   Wet Braking   Ice Braking   Dry Handling   Driving Safety  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.2
  10. Nexen Winguard Snow G 3
    Nexen Winguard Snow G 3
    N/A 30
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good on wet roads and ice. Weaknesses on dry roads and snow.

    Straight Hydroplaning   Rolling Resistanse   Ice Braking   Wet Circle   Outside Noise   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Lateral Stability (Ice)   Treadwear   Lateral Hydroplaning   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3.3
  11. Avon WT7
    Avon WT7
    N/A 17
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good properties on wet roads. Good properties on ice. Weaknesses on dry roads. Weak in the snow. Weak in the wear test.

    Straight Hydroplaning   Rolling Resistanse   Ice Braking   Wet Circle   Outside Noise   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Lateral Stability (Ice)   Treadwear   Dry Handling   Snow Handling   Acceleration (Snow)  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3.5
  12. Dunlop Winter Response 2
    Dunlop Winter Response 2
    85 42
    · Winter · 2013 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good on wet roads, ice and snow (top mark). Low fuel consumption. Significant weaknesses on dry roads.

    Lateral Hydroplaning   Straight Hydroplaning   Rolling Resistanse   Ice Braking   Snow Braking   Wet Circle   Outside Noise   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Snow Handling   Wet Handling   Lateral Stability (Ice)   Treadwear   Acceleration (Snow)   Driving Safety   Dry Handling  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3.6
  13. Fulda Kristall Montero 3
    Fulda Kristall Montero 3
    79 13
    · Winter · 2009 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Particularly low wear (top mark). Low fuel consumption. Weaknesses on dry and wet roads.

    Rolling Resistanse   Ice Braking   Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Lateral Stability (Ice)   Treadwear   Acceleration (Snow)   Driving Safety   Dry Handling   Wet Circle   Wet Braking   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.7
  14. Barum Polaris 5
    Barum Polaris 5
    62 38
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Low fuel consumption and wear. Good on snow. Weaknesses on ice, wet and dry roads.

    Rolling Resistanse   Snow Braking   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability (Ice)   Treadwear   Acceleration (Snow)   Driving Safety   Dry Handling   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.9
  15. Imperial Snowdragon HP
    Imperial Snowdragon HP
    N/A 7
    · Winter · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Particularly low wear (top mark). Good on dry roads and ice. Significant weaknesses on snow and wet roads.

    Driving Safety   Rolling Resistanse   Ice Braking   Dry Handling   Outside Noise   Dry Braking   Lateral Stability (Ice)   Treadwear   Lateral Hydroplaning   Straight Hydroplaning   Snow Braking   Wet Braking   Snow Handling   Wet Handling   Acceleration (Snow)  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    5.3
Year
2023
Tire Test Original Link
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Tire Size
185/65R15
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Sep 27, 2022
Date updated
Oct 18, 2022
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