2018 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 205/55 R16

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsMichelin Alpin 5
Best tyre for wet roadsContinental WinterContact TS 860
Goodyear UltraGrip 9
Best tyre for snowGiti GitiWinterW1
Nokian WR D4
The best tyre overallContinental WinterContact TS 860
Goodyear UltraGrip 9
The lowest fuel useContinental WinterContact TS 860
Nokian WR D4
Laufenn I FIT
The most comfortableContinental WinterContact TS 860
The best tyre for iceBridgestone Blizzak LM001 EVO
Semperit Speed Grip 3
Pirelli Cinturato Winter
Kleber Krisalp HP3
Giti GitiWinterW1
Fulda Kristall Control HP2
The lowest wearBridgestone Blizzak LM001 EVO
Michelin Alpin 5
This year the German motoring orginisation ADAC have tested winter tyres in 205/55 R16 and 175/65 R14

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

Second and third places were taken by the sisters brand Goodyear and Dunlop, with all three of the leading tyres proving to offer an excellent balance of winter performances.

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: 60.2 / Dry: 7 / Wet: 7.8 / Snow: 8.2 / Ice: 7 / Comfort: 6 / Rolling Resistance: 8.6 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 7.6
Positive: Very well balanced with top marks in the wet, low fuel consumption, especially good on snow
Negative: None mentioned

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Goodyear UltraGrip 92nd: Goodyear UltraGrip 9
Total: 59.6 / Dry: 7.4 / Wet: 7.8 / Snow: 8 / Ice: 7 / Comfort: 5.4 / Rolling Resistance: 8.4 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 7.6
Positive: Very balanced with top marks on wet surfaces, especially good on dry roads and snow, low fuel consumption
Negative: None mentioned

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Dunlop Winter Sport 53rd: Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Total: 58.6 / Dry: 7.4 / Wet: 7.4 / Snow: 8.2 / Ice: 7 / Comfort: 5.4 / Rolling Resistance: 7.8 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 7.4
Positive: Very balanced winter tyres, especially good on snowy roads, very good on dry and wet roads
Negative: None mentioned

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Kleber Krisalp HP34th: Kleber Krisalp HP3
Total: 58.2 / Dry: 7.2 / Wet: 6.8 / Snow: 8.2 / Ice: 7.4 / Comfort: 5.8 / Rolling Resistance: 8 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 6.8
Positive: Top marks in the snow, very good on dry roads
Negative: A little weaker in the wet than the best on test

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Michelin Alpin 55th: Michelin Alpin 5
Total: 57.4 / Dry: 8 / Wet: 7.2 / Snow: 6.6 / Ice: 7 / Comfort: 4.8 / Rolling Resistance: 7.2 / Wear: 10 / Overall: 6.6
Positive: Best tyre in the dry and lowest wear
Negative: Slightly weak in the snow and fuel consumption tests compared to the best

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Nexen Winguard Snow G WH26th: Nexen Winguard Snow G WH2
Total: 56 / Dry: 7.4 / Wet: 6.8 / Snow: 6.6 / Ice: 7 / Comfort: 5.6 / Rolling Resistance: 7 / Wear: 9 / Overall: 6.6
Positive: Good in the dry, low wear
Negative: Slightly wear on wet roads and in the snow, high fuel consumption

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Fulda Kristall Control HP27th: Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Total: 54.4 / Dry: 7 / Wet: 6.6 / Snow: 6.4 / Ice: 7.4 / Comfort: 4.8 / Rolling Resistance: 7.8 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 6.4
Positive: Good in the dry
Negative: Slightly weak in the wet and snow

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Vredestein Snowtrac 58th: Vredestein Snowtrac 5
Total: 55.6 / Dry: 7.4 / Wet: 6.4 / Snow: 8.2 / Ice: 7 / Comfort: 4.8 / Rolling Resistance: 8.4 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 6.4
Positive: Very good in the snow, good in the dry, low fuel consumption
Negative: Relatively weak in the wet

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Bridgestone Blizzak LM001 EVO9th: Bridgestone Blizzak LM001 EVO
Total: 57.8 / Dry: 7.8 / Wet: 7.2 / Snow: 6.2 / Ice: 7.4 / Comfort: 4.8 / Rolling Resistance: 8.2 / Wear: 10 / Overall: 6.2
Positive: Very low wear, good in the wet and dry, low fuel use
Negative: Relatively weak on snow

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Nokian WR D410th: Nokian WR D4
Total: 54.4 / Dry: 7 / Wet: 6.2 / Snow: 8.4 / Ice: 7 / Comfort: 5.2 / Rolling Resistance: 8.6 / Wear: 6 / Overall: 6
Positive: Top marks in the snow and low fuel consumption
Negative: Relatively weak in the wet, high wear

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Yokohama BluEarth Winter V90511th: Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905
Total: 53 / Dry: 6.2 / Wet: 7 / Snow: 5.8 / Ice: 7 / Comfort: 5.2 / Rolling Resistance: 8 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 5.8
Positive: Good in the wet
Negative: Relatively weak in the dry and on snow

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Kumho Winter Craft WP5112th: Kumho Winter Craft WP51
Total: 51.6 / Dry: 5.6 / Wet: 5.4 / Snow: 7.6 / Ice: 7 / Comfort: 5.8 / Rolling Resistance: 6.8 / Wear: 8 / Overall: 5.4
Positive: Good in the snow
Negative: Weak in the dry and wet, high fuel consumption

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Giti GitiWinterW113th: Giti GitiWinterW1
Total: 51 / Dry: 5 / Wet: 5.4 / Snow: 8.4 / Ice: 7.4 / Comfort: 5.2 / Rolling Resistance: 7.6 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 5
Positive: Top marks in the snow
Negative: Relatively weak in the dry and wet

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Pirelli Cinturato Winter14th: Pirelli Cinturato Winter
Total: 53 / Dry: 5 / Wet: 7.6 / Snow: 7.8 / Ice: 7.4 / Comfort: 5.6 / Rolling Resistance: 7.6 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 5
Positive: Good in the wet and on snow
Negative: Weak in the dry

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Semperit Speed Grip 315th: Semperit Speed Grip 3
Total: 51.8 / Dry: 4.8 / Wet: 7.4 / Snow: 6.8 / Ice: 7.4 / Comfort: 5.8 / Rolling Resistance: 7.8 / Wear: 7 / Overall: 4.8
Positive: Good in the wet
Negative: Weak in the dry

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Laufenn I FIT16th: Laufenn I FIT
Total: 46.8 / Dry: 7.6 / Wet: 1 / Snow: 7.6 / Ice: 7 / Comfort: 5 / Rolling Resistance: 8.6 / Wear: 9 / Overall: 1
Positive: Very low fuel consumption, good in the dry, low wear
Negative: Very weak in the wet

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