2016 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 225/45 R17

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsBridgestone Blizzak LM001
Best tyre for wet roadsUniroyal MS Plus 77
Best tyre for snowGoodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1
The lowest fuel useGoodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1
The most comfortableDunlop Winter Sport 5
Firestone Winterhawk 3
The best tyre for iceFirestone Winterhawk 3
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1
The lowest wearBFGoodrich gForce Winter
This year the German motoring orginisation ADAC have tested winter tyres in 225/45 R17 and 185/65 R15, and all season tyres in 205/55 R16.

Below are the results of the 225/45 R17 winter tyre test.

Other ADAC 2016 tests:

Results

The dry results are weighted 15% overall, wet 30%, snow 20%, ice 10%, noise/comfort 5%, fuel consumption 10% and wear 10%.

Dunlop Winter Sport 51st: Dunlop Winter Sport 5
  1. Total: 53.4
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Snow: 8.2
  5. Ice: 7.6
  6. Comfort: 6.4
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8.8
  8. Wear: 8
Positive: Very balanced, especially good on wet and snow, good on dry and icy roads, low fuel consumption

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Pirelli Winter Sottozero 32nd: Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
  1. Total: 46.6
  2. Dry: 6.2
  3. Wet: 6.6
  4. Snow: 6.6
  5. Ice: 6.8
  6. Comfort: 5.8
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  8. Wear: 7
Positive: Good all-rounder with only slight weaknesses

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Firestone Winterhawk 33rd: Firestone Winterhawk 3
  1. Total: 49.4
  2. Dry: 6.2
  3. Wet: 6
  4. Snow: 7.2
  5. Ice: 8
  6. Comfort: 6.4
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  8. Wear: 8
Positive: Top marks on ice, relatively quiet
Negative: Slightly weaker on dry and especially wet surfaces

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Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 14th: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1
  1. Total: 51.8
  2. Dry: 6
  3. Wet: 6.6
  4. Snow: 8.6
  5. Ice: 8
  6. Comfort: 5.6
  7. Rolling Resistance: 9
  8. Wear: 8
Positive: Top ratings on snow and ice as well as in fuel consumption
Negative: Slight weaknesses on dry roads

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Hankook Winter i cept evo25th: Hankook Winter i cept evo2
  1. Total: 47.2
  2. Dry: 7.6
  3. Wet: 6
  4. Snow: 7
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Comfort: 5
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  8. Wear: 7
Positive: Especially good on dry roads, strong in the snow
Negative: Relatively weak in the wet

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Nokian WR D46th: Nokian WR D4
  1. Total: 49.2
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 7.8
  6. Comfort: 5.8
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8
  8. Wear: 6
Positive: Relatively good on snow and ice, good on dry roads
Negative: Somewhat weaker in the wet, poor wear

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Uniroyal MS Plus 777th: Uniroyal MS+ 77
  1. Total: 47.8
  2. Dry: 5.6
  3. Wet: 7.4
  4. Snow: 7
  5. Ice: 6.8
  6. Comfort: 5.8
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  8. Wear: 7
Positive: Top marks in the wet
Negative: Relatively weak on dry roads and on ice

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Bridgestone Blizzak LM0018th: Bridgestone Blizzak LM001
  1. Total: 47.8
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Snow: 5.4
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Comfort: 4.6
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  8. Wear: 8
Positive: Top marks in the dry, good in the wet
Negative: Weak on snow

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Viking Snow Tech II9th: Viking Snow Tech II
  1. Total: 43.6
  2. Dry: 5.6
  3. Wet: 5.2
  4. Snow: 7.2
  5. Ice: 6.6
  6. Comfort: 3.8
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  8. Wear: 8
Positive: Good in the snow
Negative: Relatively weak on dry and wet, high fuel consumption

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Vredestein Wintrac xtreme S10th: Vredestein Wintrac xtreme S
  1. Total: 45.8
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Snow: 5.2
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 6
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  8. Wear: 6
Positive: Especially good in the wet, good on dry roads
Negative: Weak on snow, high fuel consumption and wear

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Yokohama W drive V90511th: Yokohama W drive V905
  1. Total: 42.6
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 5.4
  4. Snow: 7.8
  5. Ice: 6.2
  6. Comfort: 4
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  8. Wear: 5
Positive: Good on dry roads and on Snow
Negative: Weak on wet and ice, higher fuel consumption and wear

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Matador MP 92 Sibir Snow12th: Matador MP 92 Sibir Snow
  1. Total: 47.8
  2. Dry: 6.8
  3. Wet: 4.6
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 5.6
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  8. Wear: 8
Positive: Good on snow, relatively low fuel consumption
Negative: Weak in the wet

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BFGoodrich gForce Winter13th: BFGoodrich gForce Winter
  1. Total: 48.4
  2. Dry: 6.8
  3. Wet: 4.2
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 7.6
  6. Comfort: 4.8
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  8. Wear: 9
Positive: Top grade in wear, good on snow and ice, low fuel consumption
Negative: Weak in the wet

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