2016 AMS Winter SUV Tyre Test

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsNokian WR D4
Best tyre for wet roadsDunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV
Best tyre for snowBridgestone Blizzak LM80 EVO
The lowest fuel useContinental Winter Contact TS 850 P SUV
The most comfortableNokian WR D4
GT Radial Champiro WinterPro HP
Hankook Winter i cept evo2 SUV
The quietest tyreGT Radial Champiro WinterPro HP
Westlake SW658
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV
Bridgestone Blizzak LM80 EVO
Winter tyres aren't exclusively reserved for two wheel drive vehicles, four wheel drive cars benefit too. This year Auto Bild have tested ten winter tyres in the popular 4x4 / SUV / Crossover size of 215/60 R17, which covers cars such as the Opel Mokka, Skoda Yeti, and the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Full results below. Results are weighted as follows: Dry 30%, wet 30%, snow 30%, rolling resistance / noise 10%.

Results

Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P SUV1st: Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P SUV
Total: 52.5 / Dry: 8.4 / Wet: 9.7 / Snow: 9.4 / Comfort: 8 / Rolling Resistance: 10 / Noise: 7
Positive: Very good results on snow and wet roads
Negative: Relatively long dry braking, high level of noise

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Nokian WR D42nd: Nokian WR D4
Total: 52 / Dry: 9.3 / Wet: 9 / Snow: 8.7 / Comfort: 9 / Rolling Resistance: 8 / Noise: 8
Positive: Good results in the snow, high resistance to aquaplaning
Negative: Slightly slower steering response

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Goodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen 13rd: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen 1
Total: 50.7 / Dry: 8 / Wet: 9.7 / Snow: 9 / Comfort: 8 / Rolling Resistance: 8 / Noise: 8
Positive: Good wet traction, good handling on dry roads
Negative: Relatively weak grip on the rear axle in the snow

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Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV4th: Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV
Total: 51.4 / Dry: 8.1 / Wet: 9.8 / Snow: 8.5 / Comfort: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 8 / Noise: 10
Positive: Balanced behavior on snow, very good results in wet conditions
Negative: Slightly slower steering response, average comfort

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Hankook Winter i cept evo2 SUV5th: Hankook Winter i cept evo2 SUV
Total: 47.9 / Dry: 8 / Wet: 7.4 / Snow: 8.5 / Comfort: 9 / Rolling Resistance: 7 / Noise: 8
Positive: Balanced and safe behavior in the snow, good handling on dry roads
Negative: Long braking distances and poor lateral stability on wet surfaces, nervous handling at the limit of grip

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Vredestein Wintrac xtreme S6th: Vredestein Wintrac xtreme S
Total: 47.7 / Dry: 8.8 / Wet: 7.7 / Snow: 7.2 / Comfort: 8 / Rolling Resistance: 8 / Noise: 8
Positive: Short braking distances on snow, very good handling on dry surfaces
Negative: Poor snow balance, long braking distances and a tendency to understeer on wet surfaces, poor resistance to aquaplaning

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Bridgestone Blizzak LM80 EVO7th: Bridgestone Blizzak LM80 EVO
Total: 48.1 / Dry: 7.9 / Wet: 5.7 / Snow: 9.5 / Comfort: 8 / Rolling Resistance: 7 / Noise: 10
Positive: Good handling on snow. fast steering response on dry surfaces
Negative: Poor resistance to aquaplaning, long braking distance on wet roads

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Westlake SW6588th: Westlake SW658
Total: 47.1 / Dry: 7.9 / Wet: 7.6 / Snow: 7.6 / Comfort: 8 / Rolling Resistance: 6 / Noise: 10
Positive: Acceptable balance in various conditions
Negative: Poor traction on snow, low resistance to aquaplaning

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GT Radial Champiro WinterPro HP9th: GT Radial Champiro WinterPro HP
Total: 48.5 / Dry: 7.5 / Wet: 7.3 / Snow: 7.7 / Comfort: 9 / Rolling Resistance: 7 / Noise: 10
Positive: Short braking distances on snow, good handling on dry surfaces, very low noise level
Negative: Long braking distances on dry and wet roads, poor resistance to aquaplaning - High rolling resistance

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Star Performer SPTV Winter SUV10th: Star Performer SPTV Winter SUV
Total: 41.2 / Dry: 8.2 / Wet: 5.7 / Snow: 5.3 / Comfort: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 7 / Noise: 8
Positive: Good handling and short braking distances on dry surfaces
Negative: Weak results in the snow, long braking distances and under good handling on wet surfaces, clearly audible low-frequency noise at 60 km/h. not recommended for regions with snow in winter

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