2014 Autobild SUV / 4x4 Winter Tyre Test

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsNokian WR SUV 3
Best tyre for wet roadsGoodyear UltraGrip plus SUV
Semperit Speed Grip 2
Best tyre for snowNokian WR SUV 3
The lowest fuel useNokian WR SUV 3
Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D
Semperit Speed Grip 2
Kumho Izen RV KC15
The most comfortableGoodyear UltraGrip plus SUV
The quietest tyrePirelli Scorpion Winter
Even if you drive a four wheel drive vehicle, you still run the risk of getting stuck in snow. While modern four wheel drive systems do offer a traction advantage over two wheel drive cars, the braking and cornering abilities of the two drive trains are broadly the same. Fortunately Auto Bild have tested nine winter tyres in the popular 4x4 235/65 R17 size.

Results

Nokian WR SUV 31st: Nokian WR SUV 3
  1. Total: 39
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 5
  4. Snow: 9
  5. Comfort: 6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7
  7. Noise: 5
Positive: Excellent results in the snow, good results on dry and wet roads, fair price
Negative: None mentioned

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Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D2nd: Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D
  1. Total: 39
  2. Dry: 6
  3. Wet: 6
  4. Snow: 7
  5. Comfort: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7
  7. Noise: 6
Positive: Very balanced tyres, high traction on snow, good comfort, low rolling resistance
Negative: Relatively high price, average lateral stability on snow

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Bridgestone Blizzak LM80 EVO3rd: Bridgestone Blizzak LM80 EVO
  1. Total: 35
  2. Dry: 6
  3. Wet: 5
  4. Snow: 7
  5. Comfort: 6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 5
  7. Noise: 6
Positive: Good results in the snow, fair price
Negative: Relatively high rolling resistance, poor resistance to aquaplaning

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Goodyear UltraGrip plus SUV4th: Goodyear UltraGrip plus SUV
  1. Total: 39
  2. Dry: 6
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Snow: 8
  5. Comfort: 9
  6. Rolling Resistance: 3
  7. Noise: 6
Positive: Good results in the snow, high resistance to aquaplaning, good comfort, short braking distances on wet roads
Negative: High rolling resistance, relatively high price, average lateral stability on wet roads

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Michelin Latitude Alpin 25th: Michelin Latitude Alpin 2
  1. Total: 37
  2. Dry: 5
  3. Wet: 5
  4. Snow: 8
  5. Comfort: 6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 6
  7. Noise: 7
Positive: Low noise level, high resistance to aquaplaning
Negative: Relatively long braking distance on dry roads, average lateral stability on wet roads, highest price

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Pirelli Scorpion Winter6th: Pirelli Scorpion Winter
  1. Total: 38
  2. Dry: 5
  3. Wet: 6
  4. Snow: 7
  5. Comfort: 6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 6
  7. Noise: 8
Positive: Good results in the snow, low noise level, high resistance to aquaplaning
Negative: Average braking performance on dry and wet roads

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Semperit Speed Grip 27th: Semperit Speed Grip 2
  1. Total: 34
  2. Dry: 5
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Snow: 5
  5. Comfort: 5
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7
  7. Noise: 5
Positive: Very high resistance to aquaplaning, short braking distances on wet roads, low rolling resistance, fair price
Negative: relatively weak results in the snow, long braking distance on dry pavement, high noise level

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Kumho Izen RV KC158th: Kumho Izen RV KC15
  1. Total: 32
  2. Dry: 5
  3. Wet: 4
  4. Snow: 5
  5. Comfort: 6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7
  7. Noise: 5
Positive: Low rolling resistance, good comfort, cheap
Negative: Low lateral stability on snow, weak results in the wet

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Nexen WinGuard SUV9th: Nexen WinGuard SUV
  1. Total: 29
  2. Dry: 3
  3. Wet: 2
  4. Snow: 7
  5. Comfort: 4
  6. Rolling Resistance: 6
  7. Noise: 7
Positive: Very cheap, short braking distances and generally good results in the snow, low noise level
Negative: Long braking distance on dry and wet roads, generally poor results on wet roads, slow reaction to steering inputs

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