2017 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 195/65 R15

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsYokohama W drive V905
Best tyre for wet roadsContinental WinterContact TS 860
Best tyre for snowNokian WR D4
The best tyre overallContinental WinterContact TS 860
The lowest fuel useESA Tecar Super Grip 9
The best tyre for iceESA Tecar Super Grip 9
The lowest wearMichelin Alpin 5
The quietest tyreSemperit Master Grip 2
This year the German motoring orginisation ADAC have tested winter tyres in 195/65 R15 and 215/65 R16.

The 195/65 R16 winter tyre test continues Continentals winter dominance, with another win for the Continental WinterContact TS860. 

Second and third places were taken by new products from mid-range manufacturers ESA Tecar and the Michelin owned Kleber brand.

Results

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

Continental WinterContact TS 8601st: Continental WinterContact TS 860
Total: 59.4 / Dry: 7.6 / Wet: 8.4 / Snow: 8.2 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 8.2 / Noise: 5.2 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 7.8
Positive: Very well-balanced, top marks in the wet, especially good on snow. Good on dry roads and low fuel consumption
Negative: None mentioned

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ESA Tecar Super Grip 92nd: ESA Tecar Super Grip 9
Total: 58.4 / Dry: 7.4 / Wet: 7.4 / Snow: 7.4 / Ice: 7.8 / Rolling Resistance: 8.6 / Noise: 5.4 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 7.4
Positive: A very balanced tyre, best scores on ice and lowest fuel consumption. Strong on dry, wet and snow covered roads
Negative: None mentioned

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Kleber Krisalp HP33rd: Kleber Krisalp HP3
Total: 57.8 / Dry: 7.4 / Wet: 7 / Snow: 7.8 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 8 / Noise: 5.4 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 7.2
Positive: A very balanced winter tyre with low wear. Good in the dry and on snowy roads
Negative: None mentioned

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Dunlop Winter Response 24th: Dunlop Winter Response 2
Total: 57.6 / Dry: 6.8 / Wet: 8 / Snow: 7.8 / Ice: 7.2 / Rolling Resistance: 8.4 / Noise: 5.6 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 6.8
Positive: Good in the wet and on snow and ice. Low fuel consumption
Negative: Compared to the best, slightly weak in the dry

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Goodyear UltraGrip 95th: Goodyear UltraGrip 9
Total: 57.4 / Dry: 7.2 / Wet: 8.2 / Snow: 6.6 / Ice: 7.2 / Rolling Resistance: 7.8 / Noise: 5.8 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 6.6
Positive: Especially good in the wet, good in the dry. Low wear
Negative: Slightly weaker in the snow

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Hankook Winter i cept RS26th: Hankook Winter i cept RS2
Total: 53.8 / Dry: 7.6 / Wet: 6.8 / Snow: 6.6 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 7.6 / Noise: 4.6 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 6.6
Positive: Good on wet roads
Negative: Slightly weaker than the best on test in the snow and wet

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Vredestein Snowtrac 57th: Vredestein Snowtrac 5
Total: 52.2 / Dry: 8 / Wet: 6.6 / Snow: 6.2 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 8 / Noise: 4.4 / Wear: 6 / Overall: 6
Positive: Particularly good on dry roads
Negative: Weak in the snow, slightly weak in the wet. Relatively high wear

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Yokohama W drive V9058th: Yokohama W drive V905
Total: 54.6 / Dry: 8.6 / Wet: 6.8 / Snow: 7.6 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 8 / Noise: 4.6 / Wear: 6 / Overall: 6
Positive: Best marks in the dry, good on snow
Negative: Weak in the wet, high wear

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Falken Eurowinter HS019th: Falken Eurowinter HS01
Total: 50.6 / Dry: 6.8 / Wet: 6.8 / Snow: 5.8 / Ice: 6.2 / Rolling Resistance: 7.4 / Noise: 4.8 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 5.8
Positive: Very low fuel consumption and wear
Negative: Weak on snow and ice, slightly weak on dry and wet roads

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Firestone Winterhawk 310th: Firestone Winterhawk 3
Total: 53.2 / Dry: 7.8 / Wet: 5.8 / Snow: 6.2 / Ice: 7 / Rolling Resistance: 8.4 / Noise: 5.2 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 5.8
Positive: Good in the dry, low fuel consumption
Negative: Relatively weak in the wet and on snow

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Nokian WR D411th: Nokian WR D4
Total: 53.8 / Dry: 7.4 / Wet: 5.8 / Snow: 8.6 / Ice: 7.2 / Rolling Resistance: 8.2 / Noise: 4.8 / Wear: 6 / Overall: 5.8
Positive: Top marks in the snow, good in the dry, low fuel consumption
Negative: Weak in the wet, high wear

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Michelin Alpin 512th: Michelin Alpin 5
Total: 53.6 / Dry: 7.8 / Wet: 7 / Snow: 5.6 / Ice: 6.8 / Rolling Resistance: 6.8 / Noise: 5 / Wear: 9 / Overall: 5.6
Positive: Top marks in wear, good in the dry
Negative: Weak on snow, high fuel consumption

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Aeolus SnowAce213th: Aeolus SnowAce2
Total: 51 / Dry: 7.2 / Wet: 6.6 / Snow: 5.4 / Ice: 7.2 / Rolling Resistance: 8 / Noise: 5.2 / Wear: 6 / Overall: 5.4
Positive: Good in the dry
Negative: Weak on snowy and wet roads, high wear

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Kumho Winter Craft WP5114th: Kumho Winter Craft WP51
Total: 51.2 / Dry: 7.2 / Wet: 5.4 / Snow: 6.8 / Ice: 7.2 / Rolling Resistance: 7.4 / Noise: 4.8 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 5.4
Positive: Good in the dry
Negative: Weak on wet and snow covered roads

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Sava Eskimo S3 Plus15th: Sava Eskimo S3 Plus
Total: 52 / Dry: 5.4 / Wet: 6.2 / Snow: 8.2 / Ice: 7.2 / Rolling Resistance: 7.6 / Noise: 5 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 5.4
Positive: Especially good in the snow
Negative: Weak on dry roads, relatively weak in the wet

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Semperit Master Grip 216th: Semperit Master Grip 2
Total: 51.2 / Dry: 4.8 / Wet: 7 / Snow: 7.8 / Ice: 6.6 / Rolling Resistance: 8.2 / Noise: 6 / Wear: 6 / Overall: 4.8
Positive: Good in the snow, quietest internal road noise on test
Negative: Weak in the dry and ice covered roads. High wear

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