2020 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 235/55 R17

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsMichelin Pilot Alpin 5
Best tyre for wet roadsBridgestone Blizzak LM005
Best tyre for snowMichelin Pilot Alpin 5
The best tyre overallMichelin Pilot Alpin 5
The lowest fuel useBridgestone Blizzak LM005
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Plus
The most comfortableFulda Kristall Control SUV
The best tyre for iceSemperit Speed Grip 3 SUV
ESA Tecar Supergrip Pro
The lowest wearSemperit Speed Grip 3 SUV
ESA Tecar Supergrip Pro
ADAC tyre tests are some of the most influential in the world, and for the 2020 winter season ADAC have chosen to test thirteen 235/55 R17 winter tyres for SUV / 4x4 and fifteen 205/55 R16 of the best winter tyres for cars.

In this SUV test, only the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 was given the "highly recommended" award, with the last place Semperit Speed Grip 3 SUV not recommended.

The rest of the tyres on test were considered to be good enough to be recommended, however they fell into three groups.

The first group, Goodyear, Kleber and Bridgestone were all well rounded tyres, with a slight weakness on dry roads.

The second group, Dunlop and Vredestein, were both strong in the dry and wet, but a little limited on snow, while the remaining tyres showed a slight weakness in at least two categories.

For this test, ADAC hasn't provided any data, just a scoring per category and a few comments about the tyres performance.

Results

The overall results were weighted 15% dry, 30% wet, 20% snow, 10% ice, 5% noise, 10% fuel consumption and 10% rolling resistance.

1st: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
  1. Total: 61.8
  2. Dry: 8.2
  3. Wet: 7.4
  4. Snow: 8.4
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Comfort: 6
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  8. Wear: 9
  9. Overall: 7.8
Positive: Very balanced with top marks on dry and snow-covered roads, also good in the wet.
Negative: None mentioned.

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2nd: ESA Tecar Supergrip Pro

ESA Tecar Supergrip Pro
  1. Total: 57.4
  2. Dry: 6.6
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 7.4
  6. Comfort: 5
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  8. Wear: 10
  9. Overall: 6.6
Positive: Top marks on ice and wear, good in the snow too.
Negative: Slight weakness on dry roads.

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3rd: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Plus
  1. Total: 59
  2. Dry: 6.6
  3. Wet: 7.6
  4. Snow: 7.4
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Comfort: 6.2
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  8. Wear: 9
  9. Overall: 6.6
Positive: Good on wet, snow and fuel consumption.
Negative: Slight weakness on dry roads.

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4th: Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV

Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV
  1. Total: 56.4
  2. Dry: 7.6
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Snow: 6.4
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 5.4
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  8. Wear: 9
  9. Overall: 6.4
Positive: Very good on dry roads, good in the wet.
Negative: Slight weakness on snow.

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5th: Vredestein Wintrac Pro

Vredestein Wintrac Pro
  1. Total: 56.4
  2. Dry: 7.6
  3. Wet: 7.4
  4. Snow: 6.4
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Comfort: 5.6
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 6.4
Positive: Especially good on dry roads, also good on the wet.
Negative: Slight weakness on snow.

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6th: Nokian WR Snowproof

Nokian WR Snowproof
  1. Total: 55.4
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 6.2
  4. Snow: 7
  5. Ice: 6.6
  6. Comfort: 6.6
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 6.2
Positive: Good in the dry and on snow covered roads.
Negative: Relatively weak on wet roads and ice.

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7th: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
  1. Total: 58.2
  2. Dry: 6
  3. Wet: 9
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Comfort: 6
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 6
Positive: Top marks in the wet and fuel consumption, good on snow too.
Negative: Weakness on dry roads.

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8th: Kleber Krisalp HP3

Kleber Krisalp HP3
  1. Total: 55.6
  2. Dry: 6
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Snow: 8
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Comfort: 6.2
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 6
Positive: Especially good on snow, also good in the wet.
Negative: Weakness on dry roads.

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9th: Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
  1. Total: 52.4
  2. Dry: 6
  3. Wet: 7.4
  4. Snow: 6.8
  5. Ice: 6.6
  6. Comfort: 5.2
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 6
Positive: Good in the wet.
Negative: Weakness on dry roads and ice.

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10th: Cooper Discoverer Winter

Cooper Discoverer Winter
  1. Total: 53.4
  2. Dry: 5.8
  3. Wet: 5.8
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Comfort: 6
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 5.8
Positive: Good on snow.
Negative: Weakness on dry and wet roads.

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11th: Fulda Kristall Control SUV

Fulda Kristall Control SUV
  1. Total: 54.2
  2. Dry: 5.8
  3. Wet: 5.8
  4. Snow: 6.8
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Comfort: 6.8
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 5.8
Positive: Quietest tyre on test.
Negative: Weakness on dry and wet roads.

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12th: Continental WinterContact TS 850 P

Continental WinterContact TS 850 P
  1. Total: 54.8
  2. Dry: 5.2
  3. Wet: 8.2
  4. Snow: 6.6
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 5.8
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  8. Wear: 9
  9. Overall: 5.2
Positive: Especially good in the wet.
Negative: Relatively weak on dry roads, somewhat weak in snow.

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13th: Semperit Speed Grip 3 SUV

Semperit Speed Grip 3 SUV
  1. Total: 53.2
  2. Dry: 4.2
  3. Wet: 6.6
  4. Snow: 6.8
  5. Ice: 7.4
  6. Comfort: 5.8
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  8. Wear: 10
  9. Overall: 4.2
Positive: Top marks on ice and wear.
Negative: Weak on dry roads.

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