Auto Bild Allrad: SUV Studded Tire Test R19 2023

Auto Bild Allrad: SUV Studded Tire Test R19

The German magazine Auto Bild Allrad conducted its next test of SUV and crossover tires of various categories; special attention was paid to the Petlas Explero W671 model, which surprised with it price: in Germany, it costs 470 Euros per set, while the Michelin Pilot Alpin 6 is almost three times as expensive — 1125 Euros. Petlas is Turkey’s leading tire maker, founded in 1976, but, as the AB experts noted, during the first decades of its history the company chiefly manufactured tires for military and agricultural vehicles, while the passenger and SUV tires appeared in the company’s range relatively recently.

  1. Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 - Winner
    Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
    91 46
    · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    An exemplary premium tire with excellent snow performance that ensures great handling performance in any weather conditions. Its only limitation is the high price.

    Comfort   Snow Performance   Handling   Price  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan
    Test Score:
    1.3
  2. Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
    Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
    88 48
    · Winter · 2021 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    A tire with well-balanced performance that ensures a great handling feel in any weather conditions and has low noise emission and low rolling resistance.

    Snow Braking   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Noise   Handling   Price  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    1.4
  3. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
    Vredestein Wintrac Pro
    84 48
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    A tire that ensures well-balanced performance, is great on wet and snow-covered roads, and has a good price/quality ratio. Its only problem is a relatively high rolling resistance.

    Snow Braking   Wet Braking   Hydroplaning   Snow Handling   Wet Handling   Rolling Resistance  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.3
  4. Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
    Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
    87 56
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    The Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 combines very good wet and snow performance with low rolling resistance, but on dry pavement its braking performance could be better.

    Snow Braking   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Hydroplaning   Snow Handling   Wet Handling   Dry Braking  
    Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.4
  5. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
    Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
    89 44
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    A tire with well-balanced performance that ensures great handling response in any weather conditions, effectively combats hydroplaning, and comes at an attractive price. At the same time, this Hankook model has a relatively long dry braking distance and has an increased noise emission.

    Wet Braking   Hydroplaning   Price   Handling   Dry Braking   Noise  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · South Korea South Korea
    Test Score:
    2.5
  6. Firestone Winterhawk 4
    Firestone Winterhawk 4
    70 41
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    The Firestone Winterhawk 4 has well-balanced performance and high hydroplaning resistance, but its rolling resistance is high.

    Noise   Hydroplaning   Price   Handling   Dry Braking   Hydroplaning  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.6
  7. Toyo Observe S944
    Toyo Observe S944
    68 42
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    The Toyo Observe S944 ensures high longitudinal snow traction and has a very high hydroplaning resistance, but is prone to understeer on all types of surfaces and has a somewhat delayed steering response.

    Comfort   Snow Braking   Rolling Resistance   Hydroplaning   Price   Snow Traction   Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.2
  8. Falken Eurowinter HS01
    Falken Eurowinter HS01
    73 41
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    This Falken model is prone to understeer in all weather conditions, and is characterized by increased noise emission and rolling resistance. It also has strong sides, such as good hydroplaning resistance ad short snow and wet braking distances.

    Wet Braking   Hydroplaning   Snow Braking   Noise   Rolling Resistance   Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.3
  9. Nokian WR Snowproof P
    Nokian WR Snowproof P
    67 38
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    This Nokian tire has a short dry braking distance and is a good fuel saver, but it has poor hydroplaning resistance, and is prone to understeer on wet pavement.

    Dry Braking   Noise   Rolling Resistance   Snow Lateral Stability   Wet Braking   Hydroplaning   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.9
  10. Petlas Explero W671
    Petlas Explero W671
    N/A 18
    · Winter · 2013 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    This Petlas model is strongly prone to understeer on wet and dry pavement, and it also has a poor hydroplaning resistance. In addition, its long wet braking distance considerably jeopardizes driving safety.

    Price   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Hydroplaning  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    4.7
Year
2023
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Tire Size
225/45R19
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Dec 18, 2022
Date updated
Jan 31, 2023

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