2019 ADAC 185/65 R15 Winter Tyre Test

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsKleber Krisalp HP3
Best tyre for wet roadsContinental WinterContact TS 860
Best tyre for snowDunlop Winter Response 2
The best tyre overallDunlop Winter Response 2
The lowest fuel useDunlop Winter Response 2
Davanti Wintoura
The best tyre for iceDavanti Wintoura
The lowest wearMichelin Alpin A4
The quietest tyreToyo Snowprox S943
Pirelli Cinturato Winter
Continental WinterContact TS 860
Gislaved Euro Frost 6
This year the German motoring organisation ADAC have tested sixteen winter tyres in the popular 185/65 R15.

While ADAC don't provide data for their results, just an overall score, they are one of the few publications who properly test wear.

Unlike last year where Continental dominated the ADAC winter tyre test, this year Dunlop take the test win with a strong snow performance, low fuel consumption and excellent wet grip.

Pirelli jump up from fourteenth place last year to a joint second this year with a well balanced performance, and the Michelin sub brand Kleber outperforms its parent brand, joining Pirelli in second place overall.

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 Response 21st: Dunlop Winter Response 2
  1. Total: 64.4
  2. Dry: 7.4
  3. Wet: 8.2
  4. Snow: 11.6
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.8
  7. Noise: 6.6
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 7.8
Positive: Great results in the snow, Low fuel consumption, Very good results on wet pavement, Good results on dry pavement
Negative: None mentioned
Overall: Test Winner

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Kleber Krisalp HP32nd: Kleber Krisalp HP3
  1. Total: 58.6
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 7.4
  4. Snow: 7
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  7. Noise: 6.4
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 7.4
Positive: Excellent results on dry pavement
Negative: None mentioned
Overall: Excellent

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Pirelli Cinturato Winter2nd: Pirelli Cinturato Winter
  1. Total: 57.8
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 8
  4. Snow: 7.2
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7
  7. Noise: 6.8
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 7.4
Positive: Good balance of characteristics, Good results on snow, dry and wet roads
Negative: None mentioned
Overall: Excellent

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Continental WinterContact TS 8604th: Continental WinterContact TS 860
  1. Total: 58.6
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 8.4
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 6.8
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  7. Noise: 6.8
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 6.8
Positive: Excellent results on wet roads, Good results on dry roads and snow
Negative: Relatively weak grip on ice
Overall: Excellent

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Hankook Winter i cept RS24th: Hankook Winter i cept RS2
  1. Total: 56.4
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 7.8
  4. Snow: 7
  5. Ice: 6.8
  6. Rolling Resistance: 6.8
  7. Noise: 6.2
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 6.8
Positive: Good results on snow, dry and wet roads
Negative: Relatively weak grip on ice, Increased fuel consumption
Overall: Excellent

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Michelin Alpin A46th: Michelin Alpin A4
  1. Total: 57.2
  2. Dry: 7.6
  3. Wet: 7.8
  4. Snow: 6.4
  5. Ice: 7.4
  6. Rolling Resistance: 6.6
  7. Noise: 6
  8. Wear: 9
  9. Overall: 6.4
Positive: Very low wear, excellent results on dry roads and on ice
Negative: Relatively weak grip in the snow, Increased fuel consumption
Overall: Good

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Falken Eurowinter HS017th: Falken Eurowinter HS01
  1. Total: 53.4
  2. Dry: 6.6
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Snow: 6.2
  5. Ice: 6.2
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8
  7. Noise: 6.2
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 6.2
Positive: Good results in the wet
Negative: Weak grip in the snow and ice
Overall: Good

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Vredestein Snowtrac 58th: Vredestein Snowtrac 5
  1. Total: 53.4
  2. Dry: 6
  3. Wet: 6.4
  4. Snow: 6.6
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  7. Noise: 5.8
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 6
Positive: Low fuel consumption
Negative: Relatively poor dry grip, high noise
Overall: Good

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Nokian WR D49th: Nokian WR D4
  1. Total: 54
  2. Dry: 5.8
  3. Wet: 6.2
  4. Snow: 8
  5. Ice: 7.4
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.6
  7. Noise: 6.2
  8. Wear: 6
  9. Overall: 5.8
Positive: Excellent in snow and ice, low fuel consumption
Negative: Relatively poor dry grip, high wear
Overall: Good

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Goodyear UltraGrip 99th: Goodyear UltraGrip 9
  1. Total: 55
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 8.2
  4. Snow: 5.8
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  7. Noise: 6.6
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 5.8
Positive: Excellent in the wet, good in the dry
Negative: Weak in snow
Overall: Good

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Gislaved Euro Frost 611th: Gislaved Euro Frost 6
  1. Total: 53.6
  2. Dry: 6.4
  3. Wet: 5.6
  4. Snow: 6.6
  5. Ice: 7.4
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  7. Noise: 6.8
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 5.6
Positive: Low fuel consumption
Negative: Relatively poor wet grip
Overall: Good

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Kumho Winter Craft WP5111th: Kumho Winter Craft WP51
  1. Total: 50.4
  2. Dry: 6.6
  3. Wet: 6.4
  4. Snow: 5.6
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  7. Noise: 5.6
  8. Wear: 6
  9. Overall: 5.6
Positive: None mentioned
Negative: Relatively wear grip in snow, high wear.
Overall: Good

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Viking Wintech11th: Viking Wintech
  1. Total: 54
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 5.6
  4. Snow: 7
  5. Ice: 7.4
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  7. Noise: 6.6
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 5.6
Positive: None mentioned
Negative: Relatively poor wet grip
Overall: Good

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Sava Eskimo S3 Plus14th: Sava Eskimo S3+
  1. Total: 54.2
  2. Dry: 4.8
  3. Wet: 6.4
  4. Snow: 8.2
  5. Ice: 7.4
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8
  7. Noise: 6.6
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 4.8
Positive: Great results in the snow
Negative: Weak dry performance
Overall: Average

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Toyo Snowprox S94315th: Toyo Snowprox S943
  1. Total: 46
  2. Dry: 6
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Snow: 1.8
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  7. Noise: 6.8
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 1.8
Positive: None mentioned
Negative: Very poor in the snow, weak dry performance
Overall: Poor

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Davanti Wintoura16th: Davanti Wintoura
  1. Total: 42.4
  2. Dry: 5.2
  3. Wet: 1
  4. Snow: 4.4
  5. Ice: 7.6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.8
  7. Noise: 6.4
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 1
Positive: Low fuel consumption, excellent on ice
Negative: Very poor in the wet, weak in the dry and on snow.
Overall: Poor

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