2017 ADAC SUV Winter Tyre Test - 215/65 R16

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsBFGoodrich gForce Winter 2
Hankook Winter i cept RS2
Best tyre for wet roadsDunlop Winter Sport 5
Pirelli Scorpion Winter
Best tyre for snowBFGoodrich gForce Winter 2
Nokian WR D4
The best tyre overallDunlop Winter Sport 5
The lowest fuel useBFGoodrich gForce Winter 2
The best tyre for iceSava Eskimo HP2
The lowest wearGoodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1
Michelin Alpin 5
The quietest tyreBFGoodrich gForce Winter 2
Uniroyal MS Plus 77
This year the German motoring orginisation ADAC have tested winter tyres in 195/65 R15 and 215/65 R16.

Unusually for a winter tyre test, Continental faulter in this 215/65 R16 SUV tyre size, only finishing seventh overall. This leaves the door open for Dunlop to take first place with the Winter Sport 5 which proves to have a very balanced all round performance with no glaring weaknesses.

BF Goodrich finished in a very strong second place, winning the majority of the test categories but missing out on the top spot due to a slightly weak wet performance, where as the third placed Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 proved to be extremely strong in the wet, but a little disappointing on snow.

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: 58.2 / Dry: 7.4 / Wet: 7.8 / Snow: 7 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 8.6 / Noise: 5 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 7.4
Positive: A very balanced winter tyre with top marks in the wet. Good in the dry, and on snow and ice. Low fuel consumption.
Negative: None mentioned.

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BFGoodrich gForce Winter 22nd: BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2
Total: 60.4 / Dry: 8 / Wet: 6.8 / Snow: 8.2 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 9 / Noise: 5.6 / Wear: 9 / Overall: 6.8
Positive: Top marks in the snow, low fuel consumption and wear.
Negative: Slightly weaker in the wet and dry when compared to the best.

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Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 13rd: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1
Total: 58 / Dry: 7.8 / Wet: 7.2 / Snow: 6.6 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 7.4 / Noise: 4.4 / Wear: 11 / Overall: 6.6
Positive: Especially good in the wet, good in the dry, best fuel consumption.
Negative: Slightly weak on snow.

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Nokian WR D44th: Nokian WR D4
Total: 56 / Dry: 7 / Wet: 6.8 / Snow: 8.2 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 8 / Noise: 5.2 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 6.8
Positive: Top marks on snow, good in the dry.
Negative: Slightly weak in the wet when compared to the best.

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Michelin Alpin 55th: Michelin Alpin 5
Total: 58 / Dry: 7.8 / Wet: 7.2 / Snow: 6.6 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 7.4 / Noise: 4.4 / Wear: 11 / Overall: 6.6
Positive: Top marks in wear, very good in the dry, good in the wet.
Negative: Slightly weak in the snow, loud.

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Sava Eskimo HP26th: Sava Eskimo HP2
Total: 57.2 / Dry: 7.2 / Wet: 6.6 / Snow: 7 / Ice: 7.4 / Rolling Resistance: 8.6 / Noise: 4.8 / Wear: 9 / Overall: 6.6
Positive: Best rating on ice, good in the dry, low wear.
Negative: Slightly weak in the wet.

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Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P SUV7th: Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P SUV
Total: 56.6 / Dry: 7 / Wet: 7.6 / Snow: 7.6 / Ice: 6.4 / Rolling Resistance: 7.6 / Noise: 5 / Wear: 9 / Overall: 6.4
Positive: Especially good in the wet and snow, good in the dry, low wear.
Negative: Slightly weak on ice.

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Pirelli Scorpion Winter8th: Pirelli Scorpion Winter
Total: 53.4 / Dry: 7.8 / Wet: 7.8 / Snow: 6.6 / Ice: 6.6 / Rolling Resistance: 6.4 / Noise: 4.8 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 6.4
Positive: Top marks in the wet, good in the dry.
Negative: Slightly weak in snow and ice, high fuel consumption.

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Fulda Kristall Control HP29th: Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Total: 56.8 / Dry: 7.2 / Wet: 7 / Snow: 6.2 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 8.8 / Noise: 5.4 / Wear: 9 / Overall: 6.2
Positive: Very good in the dry and wet, low fuel consumption and low wear.
Negative: Weak on snow.

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Apollo Apterra Winter10th: Apollo Apterra Winter
Total: 50.8 / Dry: 6.8 / Wet: 5.8 / Snow: 6.4 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 6.6 / Noise: 4.4 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 5.8
Positive: None mentioned.
Negative: Weak in the wet, slightly weak in the dry and on snow, high fuel consumption, noisy.

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Avon WV711th: Avon WV7
Total: 49.8 / Dry: 6 / Wet: 7 / Snow: 5.8 / Ice: 6.6 / Rolling Resistance: 7.8 / Noise: 4.8 / Wear: 6 / Overall: 5.8
Positive: Good in the wet.
Negative: Weak on dry, snow covered and icy roads, high wear.

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Barum Polaris3 4x412th: Barum Polaris3 4x4
Total: 50.6 / Dry: 6.4 / Wet: 5.8 / Snow: 7.2 / Ice: 6.4 / Rolling Resistance: 7 / Noise: 5 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 5.8
Positive: Good in the snow.
Negative: Weak on dry, wet and icy roads.

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Uniroyal MS Plus 7713th: Uniroyal MS Plus 77
Total: 53.2 / Dry: 5.6 / Wet: 7.2 / Snow: 7.8 / Ice: 6.4 / Rolling Resistance: 7 / Noise: 5.6 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 5.6
Positive: Especially good in the snow, good in the wet.
Negative: Weak in the dry and on ice.

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Hankook Winter i cept RS214th: Hankook Winter i cept RS2
Total: 55.2 / Dry: 8 / Wet: 5.4 / Snow: 7.8 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 7.8 / Noise: 4.8 / Wear: 9 / Overall: 5.4
Positive: Best marks in the dry, especially good in the snow, low wear.
Negative: Weak in the wet.

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Firestone Destination Winter SUV15th: Firestone Destination Winter SUV
Total: 50 / Dry: 5.6 / Wet: 5 / Snow: 6.4 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 8.2 / Noise: 4.8 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 5
Positive: Low fuel consumption.
Negative: Weak in the wet, relatively weak in the dry and on snow.

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Nankang SV216th: Nankang SV2
Total: 39.2 / Dry: 7 / Wet: 1 / Snow: 1.8 / Ice: 6.6 / Rolling Resistance: 8.4 / Noise: 5.4 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 1
Positive: Low fuel consumption.
Negative: Very weak in the wet and on snow, weak on ice.

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