Autoreview: Studless Winter Tire Test R16 2023

Autoreview: Studless Winter Tire Test R16

Only premium models from five well-known brands - Bridgestone, Continental, Goodyear, Michelin, Nokian - took part in the test of non-studded winter tires of the Autoreview magazine, so there were no obvious outsiders this time.

  1. Goodyear UltraGrip Ice 2 - Winner Recommended
    Goodyear UltraGrip Ice 2
    87 42
    · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    High hydroplaning resistance. Good handling and overall good grip on snow. Good flotation in deep snow. Good grip on asphalt. Average results on ice.

    Subj. Ice Handling   Dry Braking   Deep Snow Traction   Subj. Snow Handling   Straight Hydroplaning   Snow Acceleration   Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Wet Braking   Ice Braking   Subj. Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    9.35
  2. Continental VikingContact 7
    Continental VikingContact 7
    90 58
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    High grip on snow. Good traction in deep snow. Good handling and generally good grip on ice. Average wet grip.

    Subj. Ice Handling   Dry Braking   Deep Snow Traction   Subj. Snow Handling   Snow Acceleration   Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Ice Braking   Subj. Comfort  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    8.95
  3. Nokian Hakkapeliitta R5
    Nokian Hakkapeliitta R5
    N/A 41
    · Winter · 2022 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    Good handling and overall good grip on snow. High level of comfort. Average wet grip. Good traction in deep snow.

    Subj. Ice Handling   Dry Braking   Subj. Snow Handling   Snow Acceleration   Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Ice Braking   Subj. Comfort  
    North America North America · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    8.6
  4. Michelin X-Ice Snow
    Michelin X-Ice Snow
    82 57
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    High grip on snow. Good traction in deep snow. Average handling on ice. Relatively low grip on asphalt.

    Deep Snow Traction   Subj. Snow Handling   Snow Acceleration   Snow Braking   Ice Braking   Subj. Comfort   Ice Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan · China China
    Test Score:
    8.55
  5. Bridgestone Blizzak Ice
    Bridgestone Blizzak Ice
    69 47
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow · For Nordic Winter x
    Verdict:

    High grip on dry surface. Good handling on snow and ice. Relatively low grip on ice and wet pavement. Poor traction in deep snow.

    Dry Braking   Subj. Ice Handling   Subj. Snow Handling   Subj. Comfort   Ice Acceleration   Deep Snow Traction  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · South Korea South Korea
    Test Score:
    7.75
Year
2023
Tire Test Original Link
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Max Score, points
10
Tire Size
215/60R16
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe, Russia+
Date added
Oct 25, 2022
Date updated
Oct 26, 2022

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