Moottori: Studded Winter Tire Test R18 2022

Moottori: Studded Winter Tire Test R18

Even though summer is not over yet, automotive magazines have already begun publishing the results of winter tire tests, the first one to do so being Finland’s Moottori, which tested studded tires, fitting them — in full accordance with the market trends — on a Tesla Model 3 electric car. EVs, which are becoming increasingly popular around the world, are characterized by bigger weight and instantly available torque, and the experts set a goal to find out which tires accommodate these features best of all. The test involved the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 EV, specially designed for EVs, the arguable best-in-class Michelin X–Ice North 4, the Goodyear UltraGrip Arctic 2, the Continental IceContact 3, as well as tires from Japanese manufacturers — Falken WinterPeak F-Ice 1 (inherited the tread pattern from the Dunlop SP Winter Ice 03), the Toyo Observe Ice-Freezer, and the Yokohama iceGUARD iG65. Another model that was tested was the inexpensive Chinese tire Landsail Ice Star IS37 (produced by Sentury), which, contrary to everybody’s expectations, scored a rather high position in the final standings.

  1. Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 EV - Winner Recommended
    Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 EV
    N/A 35
    · Winter · 2021 · Passenger - Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Strong traction, short braking distance, and good handling response on ice and snowGood results on wet pavement.

    Ice Handling   Ice Braking   Snow Braking   Wet Braking   Snow Handling   Wet Handling   Snow Traction  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    9.4
  2. Michelin X-Ice North 4 Recommended
    Michelin X-Ice North 4
    92 53
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Strong traction, short braking distance, and good handling response on ice and snow.

    Ice Handling   Ice Braking   Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Snow Traction  
    Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    9.2
  3. Goodyear UltraGrip Arctic 2
    Goodyear UltraGrip Arctic 2
    90 46
    · Winter · 2021 · Passenger - Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance on iceGood results on wet pavement.

    Ice Braking   Wet Braking   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    8.9
  4. Continental IceContact 3
    Continental IceContact 3
    88 54
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance and good handling response on snow.

    Snow Braking   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    8.7
  5. Landsail ice Star iS37
    Landsail ice Star iS37
    N/A 24
    · Winter · 2016 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Good handling response on ice.

    Ice Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    8.1
  6. Yokohama iceGUARD IG65
    Yokohama iceGUARD IG65
    78 30
    · Winter · 2017 · Passenger - Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Long braking distance and less-than-perfect handling response on ice and snow.

    Ice Handling   Ice Braking   Snow Braking   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    8.1
  7. Falken Winterpeak F-ICE 1
    Falken Winterpeak F-ICE 1
    N/A 27
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Weak traction, long braking distance and less-than-perfect handling response on ice and snow.

    Ice Handling   Ice Braking   Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Traction  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    7.9
  8. Toyo Observe Ice-Freezer
    Toyo Observe Ice-Freezer
    74 28
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Studdable Winter / Snow · Studded · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Weak traction, long braking distance and less-than-perfect handling response on ice and snow.

    Ice Handling   Ice Braking   Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Traction  
    Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    7.8
Year
2022
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
10
Tire Size
235/45R18
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Aug 22, 2022
Date updated
Aug 28, 2022

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