2014 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 175/65 R14

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsToyo Snowprox S943
Cooper WM SA2
Best tyre for wet roadsContinental WinterContact TS 850
Best tyre for snowDunlop Winter Response 2
Sava Eskimo S3 Plus
Fulda Kristall Montero 3
The lowest fuel useDunlop Winter Response 2
The best tyre for iceContinental WinterContact TS 850
Firestone Winterhawk 3
The lowest wearMichelin Alpin A4
The quietest tyreGT Radial Champiro WinterPro 3
Here's the 2014 ADAC winter tyre test in 175/65 R14.

This year ADAC have tested fourteen different winter tyre patterns.

Also from ADAC is the 195/65 R15 Winter Tyre Test.

Results

Continental WinterContact TS 8501st: Continental WinterContact TS 850
Total: 53.6 / Dry: 7.8 / Wet: 8.2 / Snow: 7.6 / Ice: 7.6 / Rolling Resistance: 7.6 / Noise: 5.8 / Wear: 9
Positive: Well balanced winter tyre with top marks in the wet and on ice, good on snow, low wear
Negative: None listed

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Dunlop Winter Response 22nd: Dunlop Winter Response 2
Total: 53 / Dry: 7.8 / Wet: 7.8 / Snow: 8 / Ice: 7.2 / Rolling Resistance: 8.8 / Noise: 6 / Wear: 7.4
Positive: Well balanced winter tyre with top marks on snow and fuel consumption. Especially good in the wet
Negative: None listed

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Michelin Alpin A43rd: Michelin Alpin A4
Total: 51.4 / Dry: 7.8 / Wet: 7 / Snow: 7.6 / Ice: 7.4 / Rolling Resistance: 7.2 / Noise: 4.4 / Wear: 10
Positive: Well balanced winter tyre with top marks in wear. Good in the wet, snow and ice
Negative: None listed

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Firestone Winterhawk 34th: Firestone Winterhawk 3
Total: 50.8 / Dry: 7.8 / Wet: 7.2 / Snow: 7.4 / Ice: 7.6 / Rolling Resistance: 8.6 / Noise: 5.2 / Wear: 7
Positive: Well balanced winter tyre with top marks on ice, good in the wet, low fuel consumption
Negative: None listed

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ESA Tecar TECAR Super Grip 7 Plus HP 2105th: ESA Tecar TECAR Super Grip 7+ HP 210
Total: 49.4 / Dry: 7.8 / Wet: 6.8 / Snow: 7.2 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 7.6 / Noise: 5 / Wear: 8
Positive: Relatively good on snow and ice
Negative: Slightly weaker in the wet

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Fulda Kristall Montero 36th: Fulda Kristall Montero 3
Total: 48.2 / Dry: 7.2 / Wet: 6.6 / Snow: 8 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 8 / Noise: 4.4 / Wear: 7
Positive: Top marks in the snow
Negative: Slightly weak in the wet

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Vredestein Snowtrac 37th: Vredestein Snowtrac 3
Total: 48.8 / Dry: 7.8 / Wet: 6.6 / Snow: 7.4 / Ice: 7.2 / Rolling Resistance: 8.2 / Noise: 3.6 / Wear: 8
Positive: Relatively good on snow and ice
Negative: Slightly weak in the wet, noisy

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Pirelli Winter Snow Control Series 38th: Pirelli Winter Snow Control Series 3
Total: 47.4 / Dry: 6.4 / Wet: 7.6 / Snow: 7.8 / Ice: 7.2 / Rolling Resistance: 7.4 / Noise: 4 / Wear: 7
Positive: Especially good on snow, good in the wet
Negative: Slightly weak on dry roads

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Sava Eskimo S3 Plus9th: Sava Eskimo S3+
Total: 47 / Dry: 6.2 / Wet: 6.2 / Snow: 8 / Ice: 6.8 / Rolling Resistance: 8.4 / Noise: 4.4 / Wear: 7
Positive: Top marks in the snow, low fuel consumption
Negative: Slightly weak on dry and wet roads

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Hankook Winter i cept RS10th: Hankook Winter i cept RS
Total: 46.4 / Dry: 7.2 / Wet: 6 / Snow: 6.4 / Ice: 6.8 / Rolling Resistance: 8 / Noise: 4 / Wear: 8
Positive: Low fuel consumption and wear
Negative: Slightly weak in the wet, snow and ice

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Toyo Snowprox S94311th: Toyo Snowprox S943
Total: 48.6 / Dry: 8.2 / Wet: 6 / Snow: 7.2 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 8.2 / Noise: 5 / Wear: 7
Positive: Top marks in the dry
Negative: Slightly weak in the wet

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GT Radial Champiro WinterPro 312th: GT Radial Champiro WinterPro 3
Total: 44.4 / Dry: 6.8 / Wet: 5.4 / Snow: 5.4 / Ice: 5.8 / Rolling Resistance: 7.2 / Noise: 6.4 / Wear: 7.4
Positive: None listed
Negative: Relatively weak in the wet, snow and ice, slightly high fuel consumption

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Cooper WM SA213th: Cooper WM SA2
Total: 38.6 / Dry: 8.2 / Wet: 2.2 / Snow: 4.6 / Ice: 5 / Rolling Resistance: 7.2 / Noise: 4.4 / Wear: 7
Positive: Top marks in the dry
Negative: Very weak in the wet, weak on snow and ice

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Star Performer SPTS AS14th: Star Performer SPTS AS
Total: 39.4 / Dry: 6.2 / Wet: 2.2 / Snow: 6 / Ice: 5.4 / Rolling Resistance: 7.4 / Noise: 4.2 / Wear: 8
Positive: None listed
Negative: Very weak in the wet, weak in the dry, snow and ice

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