2018 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 175/65 R14

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsFirestone Winterhawk 3
Best tyre for wet roadsContinental WinterContact TS 860
Best tyre for snowContinental WinterContact TS 860
The best tyre overallContinental WinterContact TS 860
Dunlop Winter Response 2
The lowest fuel useESA Tecar Super Grip 9
The most comfortablePirelli Cinturato Winter
The best tyre for iceNokian WR D4
The lowest wearGoodyear UltraGrip 9
This year the German motoring orginisation ADAC have tested winter tyres in 175/65 R14 and 205/55 R16.

Both tests continue Continentals winter dominance, with two win for the Continental WinterContact TS860. 

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: 59.8 / Dry: 7.4 / Wet: 8.6 / Snow: 8.4 / Ice: 7 / Comfort: 5 / Rolling Resistance: 7.6 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 7.8
Positive: Very balanced winter tyres with top marks in the wet and snow, good in the dry
Negative: None mentioned

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Dunlop Winter Response 22nd: Dunlop Winter Response 2
Total: 60.4 / Dry: 7.2 / Wet: 8.4 / Snow: 8.2 / Ice: 7 / Comfort: 5.2 / Rolling Resistance: 8.6 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 7.8
Positive: A very balanced winter tyre, very good in the wet and on snow, low fuel consumption, good in the dry
Negative: None mentioned

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Firestone Winterhawk 33rd: Firestone Winterhawk 3
Total: 57.8 / Dry: 8 / Wet: 6.8 / Snow: 7.4 / Ice: 7 / Comfort: 5.4 / Rolling Resistance: 8.4 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 6.8
Positive: Top marks in the dry, low fuel consumption
Negative: Slightly weak in the wet

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Nokian WR D44th: Nokian WR D4
Total: 54.4 / Dry: 6.8 / Wet: 7.2 / Snow: 6.6 / Ice: 7.2 / Comfort: 4.4 / Rolling Resistance: 7.6 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 6.6
Positive: Good in the wet and on ice
Negative: Relatively weak in the snow

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Goodyear UltraGrip 95th: Goodyear UltraGrip 9
Total: 56.6 / Dry: 6.8 / Wet: 7.6 / Snow: 6.4 / Ice: 7 / Comfort: 5 / Rolling Resistance: 8.4 / Wear: 9 / Overall: 6.4
Positive: Top marks in wear, good in the wet, low fuel consumption
Negative: Relatively weak in the snow

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Debica Frigo 26th: Debica Frigo 2
Total: 53.8 / Dry: 6.2 / Wet: 6.2 / Snow: 7.6 / Ice: 7 / Comfort: 5 / Rolling Resistance: 7.6 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 6.2
Positive: Good in the snow
Negative: Relatively weak in the dry and wet

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ESA Tecar Super Grip 97th: ESA Tecar Super Grip 9
Total: 55.8 / Dry: 7 / Wet: 7.2 / Snow: 6.2 / Ice: 7 / Comfort: 5.4 / Rolling Resistance: 8.8 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 6.2
Positive: Lowest fuel use, good in the wet
Negative: Relatively weak in the snow

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Sava Eskimo S3 Plus8th: Sava Eskimo S3+
Total: 54 / Dry: 6.2 / Wet: 6.2 / Snow: 7.6 / Ice: 7 / Comfort: 5 / Rolling Resistance: 7.8 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 6.2
Positive: Good in the snow
Negative: Relatively weak in the dry and wet

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Vredestein Snowtrac 59th: Vredestein Snowtrac 5
Total: 54 / Dry: 7.4 / Wet: 6.2 / Snow: 7.6 / Ice: 7 / Comfort: 4.2 / Rolling Resistance: 8.4 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 6.2
Positive: Good in the dry and on snow, low fuel consumption
Negative: Relatively weak in the wet, noisy

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Pirelli Cinturato Winter10th: Pirelli Cinturato Winter
Total: 53 / Dry: 5.8 / Wet: 7.2 / Snow: 7.6 / Ice: 7 / Comfort: 5.6 / Rolling Resistance: 8 / Wear: 6 / Overall: 5.8
Positive: Good in the snow
Negative: Relatively weak in the dry and wet, high wear

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Semperit Master Grip 211th: Semperit Master Grip 2
Total: 49.8 / Dry: 4.6 / Wet: 7 / Snow: 8 / Ice: 7 / Comfort: 4.4 / Rolling Resistance: 7.2 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 4.6
Positive: Good in the snow
Negative: Weak in the dry, slightly higher fuel consumption

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Nankang SV312th: Nankang SV3
Total: 38.2 / Dry: 7 / Wet: 2.6 / Snow: 1 / Ice: 7 / Comfort: 5 / Rolling Resistance: 6.6 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 1
Positive: Good in the dry
Negative: Very weak in the wet and on snow, high fuel consumption

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