Auto Motor und Sport: Winter Tire Test R19 2023

Auto Motor und Sport: Winter Tire Test R19

Although all-season tires are becoming increasingly popular in Europe, the winter tires are still in demand, particularly among those who want a maximum driving safety in the wintertime, and the traditional test of winter tires was conducted by the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport.

  1. Continental WinterContact TS 870 P - Winner Recommended
    Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
    89 44
    · Winter · 2021 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Very good handling performance on snow (in spite of the less-than-perfect lateral stability). Well-balanced performance on wet pavement. Short braking distance and good handling response on dry pavement. Relatively long braking distance and reduced lateral stability on wet pavement. Low straight hydroplaning resistance. Very good.

    Subj. Dry Handling   Lateral Hydroplaning   Subj. Comfort / Noise   Subj. Steering Response   Subj.Snow Handling   Dry Handling   Rolling Resistance   Snow Braking   Outside Noise   Dry Braking   Snow Handling   Wet Handling   Subj. Elk Test   Subj. Wet Handling   Snow Traction   Straight Hydroplaning  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    8.5
  2. Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 Recommended
    Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
    92 46
    · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance, high traction, and excellent handling performance on snow. Short braking distance, very good lateral stability, and precise steering response on dry pavement. Relatively long braking distance on wet pavement. Reduced hydroplaning resistance, particularly lateral. Increased noise when cornering. Very good.

    Subj. Dry Handling   Lateral Stability   Subj. Steering Response   Subj.Snow Handling   Dry Handling   Rolling Resistance   Snow Braking   Outside Noise   Dry Braking   Snow Handling   Subj. Elk Test   Subj. Wet Handling   Snow Traction   Lateral Hydroplaning   Subj. Comfort / Noise  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan
    Test Score:
    8.5
  3. Vredestein Wintrac Pro Recommended
    Vredestein Wintrac Pro
    84 50
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Excellent traction and short braking distance on snow. Good results on wet pavement — not counting the limited control at the limit. Very good price/quality ratio. Weak lateral stability on snow. Long braking distance on dry pavement. Annoying noise in corners. Very good.

    Lateral Stability   Snow Braking   Rolling Resistance   Outside Noise   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Subj. Elk Test   Subj. Wet Handling   Snow Traction   Subj. Dry Handling   Subj. Comfort / Noise  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    8.1
  4. Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
    Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
    87 57
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good handling response and overall control on snow. Short braking distance on wet pavement. Good handling response in the dry. Well-balanced performance, no prominent issues found. Relatively long braking distance on dry pavement. Prone to oversteer at during the emergency lane switching exercise. Very good.

    Subj. Dry Handling   Lateral Hydroplaning   Subj. Comfort / Noise   Lateral Stability   Subj. Steering Response   Subj.Snow Handling   Dry Handling   Rolling Resistance   Snow Braking   Wet Braking   Snow Handling   Wet Handling   Subj. Wet Handling   Snow Traction  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    8
  5. Firestone Winterhawk 4
    Firestone Winterhawk 4
    69 40
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    High traction and good handling performance on snow. Good handling response on dry pavement (but the grip is generally lower than that of the leaders). Long braking distance and reduced grip on wet pavement. Increased risk of hydroplaning. Long braking distance on dry pavement. Distinct noise. Low riding comfort. Good.

    Lateral Stability   Subj. Steering Response   Subj.Snow Handling   Dry Handling   Rolling Resistance   Snow Braking   Outside Noise   Snow Handling   Snow Traction   Lateral Hydroplaning   Straight Hydroplaning   Subj. Comfort / Noise   Dry Braking   Subj. Elk Test   Subj. Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    7.3
  6. Cooper Discoverer Winter
    Cooper Discoverer Winter
    78 25
    · Winter · 2017 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Acceptable snow acceleration and braking. Very high hydroplaning resistance. Very quiet and comfortable. Very low lateral stability on snow. Long braking distance on wet pavement (devalued the score). Prone to oversteer on wet pavement, poor traction. Insufficient lateral stability on dry pavement. High rolling resistance. Average.

    Outside Noise   Lateral Hydroplaning   Dry Braking   Straight Hydroplaning   Lateral Stability   Subj. Steering Response   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Subj. Elk Test  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    5.7
  7. Falken Eurowinter HS01
    Falken Eurowinter HS01
    73 43
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good results on wet pavement — not counting the limited lateral grip. Very high hydroplaning resistance. Good handling performance on dry pavement (although slightly prone to understeer). Good riding comfort. Long braking distance on snow (devalued the score). Poor traction and fuzzy steering response on snow. Annoying noise when cornering. Average.

    Subj. Dry Handling   Lateral Hydroplaning   Straight Hydroplaning   Subj. Steering Response   Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Subj. Elk Test   Subj. Wet Handling   Lateral Stability   Subj.Snow Handling   Snow Braking   Rolling Resistance   Outside Noise   Snow Handling   Snow Traction  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    5.7
  8. Uniroyal WinterExpert
    Uniroyal WinterExpert
    N/A 30
    · Winter · 2021 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Acceptable traction on snow. Good lateral stability on dry pavement. Long braking distance on wet pavement (devalued the score). Poor wet grip. Long braking distance on dry pavement. Audible noise when cornering. Average.

    Lateral Hydroplaning   Subj. Steering Response   Rolling Resistance   Outside Noise   Subj. Elk Test   Snow Traction   Straight Hydroplaning   Subj. Comfort / Noise   Lateral Stability   Subj.Snow Handling   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Subj. Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    5.7
Year
2023
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Max Score, points
10
Tire Size
245/45R19
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Sep 26, 2022
Date updated
Oct 22, 2022
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