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 2
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.

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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
Total: 53.4 / Dry: 7.2 / Wet: 7.2 / Snow: 8.2 / Ice: 7.6 / Comfort: 6.4 / Rolling Resistance: 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
Total: 46.6 / Dry: 6.2 / Wet: 6.6 / Snow: 6.6 / Ice: 6.8 / Comfort: 5.8 / Rolling Resistance: 7.6 / Wear: 7
Positive: Good all-rounder with only slight weaknesses

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Firestone Winterhawk 33rd: Firestone Winterhawk 3
Total: 49.4 / Dry: 6.2 / Wet: 6 / Snow: 7.2 / Ice: 8 / Comfort: 6.4 / Rolling Resistance: 7.6 / 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
Total: 51.8 / Dry: 6 / Wet: 6.6 / Snow: 8.6 / Ice: 8 / Comfort: 5.6 / Rolling Resistance: 9 / 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
Total: 47.2 / Dry: 7.6 / Wet: 6 / Snow: 7 / Ice: 7.2 / Comfort: 5 / Rolling Resistance: 7.4 / 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
Total: 49.2 / Dry: 7.2 / Wet: 6.8 / Snow: 7.6 / Ice: 7.8 / Comfort: 5.8 / Rolling Resistance: 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 Plus 77
Total: 47.8 / Dry: 5.6 / Wet: 7.4 / Snow: 7 / Ice: 6.8 / Comfort: 5.8 / Rolling Resistance: 8.2 / 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
Total: 47.8 / Dry: 7.8 / Wet: 7 / Snow: 5.4 / Ice: 7.2 / Comfort: 4.6 / Rolling Resistance: 7.8 / 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
Total: 43.6 / Dry: 5.6 / Wet: 5.2 / Snow: 7.2 / Ice: 6.6 / Comfort: 3.8 / Rolling Resistance: 7.2 / 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
Total: 45.8 / Dry: 7.2 / Wet: 7.2 / Snow: 5.2 / Ice: 7 / Comfort: 6 / Rolling Resistance: 7.2 / 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
Total: 42.6 / Dry: 7 / Wet: 5.4 / Snow: 7.8 / Ice: 6.2 / Comfort: 4 / Rolling Resistance: 7.2 / 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
Total: 47.8 / Dry: 6.8 / Wet: 4.6 / Snow: 7.6 / Ice: 7 / Comfort: 5.6 / Rolling Resistance: 8.2 / Wear: 8
Positive: Good on snow, relatively low fuel consumption
Negative: Weak in the wet

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BFGoodrich gForce Winter 213th: BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2
Total: 48.4 / Dry: 6.8 / Wet: 4.2 / Snow: 7.6 / Ice: 7.6 / Comfort: 4.8 / Rolling Resistance: 8.4 / Wear: 9
Positive: Top grade in wear, good on snow and ice, low fuel consumption
Negative: Weak in the wet

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