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Winter tyre test 205/55 R16 - ADAC 2020

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Ice
Noise
Wear
Fuel consumption
Price
1. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Good +
1,3
2,1
2,1
2,4
2,9
2,5
2,0
£72
91 T + 3
2. Michelin Alpin 6
Good +
2,0
2,5
2,1
2,2
2,6
1,5
2,1
£85
91 T + 3
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Good +
2,3
2,5
2,0
2,3
3,0
1,5
1,8
£101
91 T + 6
4. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
Good +
2,0
2,5
2,1
2,4
3,2
2,0
1,9
£58
91 T + 7
5. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
Good +
2,3
2,0
2,5
2,3
2,5
2,5
2,2
£56
0 H + 1
6. Falken EuroWinter HS01
Satisfactory
2,3
2,9
2,7
2,4
3,0
2,0
2,4
£74
91 T + 3
7. Continental WinterContact TS 860
Satisfactory
1,8
3,0
2,0
2,2
2,5
2,5
2,2
£68
91 T + 4
8. Goodyear UltraGrip 9+
Satisfactory
2,0
3,0
1,8
2,5
2,8
2,5
1,9
£68
91 T + 2
9. Sava Eskimo HP2
Satisfactory
3,1
3,1
2,5
2,3
3,0
2,0
1,9
£69
91 H + 1
10. Toyo Observe S944
Satisfactory
2,5
2,3
2,3
2,1
2,5
2,5
1,9
11. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
Satisfactory
2,2
3,3
1,8
2,2
2,5
2,5
2,2
£67
91 T + 3
12. Giti GitiWinter W1
Satisfactory
3,3
3,4
2,0
2,3
3,0
2,0
2,1
13. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
Sufficient
2,1
3,7
1,9
2,4
2,5
2,5
2,0
£70
91 T + 7
14. King Meiler Winter Tact WT81
Poor
5,4
3,7
2,9
2,5
3,4
1,0
2,1
15. Tristar Snowpower HP
Poor
5,5
2,2
4,3
2,5
2,9
2,5
2,0
£39
91 H + 1
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Ice Noise Wear Fuel consumption Price
Above you can see the results of the ADAC 2020 205/55 R16 test performed by ADAC on a VW Golf in 2020. This test was performed in 205/55 R16, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (205). Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 is the best of 15 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Ice, Noise, ). Other featured tyres include Michelin Alpin 6, Dunlop Winter Sport 5, Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, Kleber KRISALP HP3, Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III.

Same size tyres not featured in the test

Tests usually don't cover the whole market - here is our selection what not to miss when shopping for tyres in this size.
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice
1. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
91% Premium £120 94 V
2. Continental WinterContact TS 870
89% Premium £90 91 T + 3
3. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £95 91 H + 1
4. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £151 91 T + 6
5. GoodYear UltraGrip 9
89% Premium £86 91 T + 2
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6. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
88% Upper-middle £70 91 T + 3
7. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £72 91 T + 3
8. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £88 91 H + 3
9. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium £80 91 H
10. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86% Lowcost
11. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £85 91 T + 4
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12. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £64 91 T + 2
13. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £87 91 H + 5
14. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
15. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
81% Lowcost £64 91 H + 1
16. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
17. Nokian WR Snowproof
78% Upper-middle £66 91 T + 3
20
18. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
77% Premium £63 91 T + 2
19. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £115 91 H
20. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £64 91 T
21. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £63 94 V
22. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £67 91 T + 2
23. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle £58 91 T + 2
3
24. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost £65 91 T
25. Barum Polaris 5
69% Lowcost £58 91 T + 3
26. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
68% Upper-middle £52 91 T + 4
27. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
67% Lowcost £81 91 T + 1
28. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
29. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £66 91 H
15
30. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle £71 91 T + 2
31. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost £38 91 H + 1
32. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle £91 91 H + 1
33. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £65 91 H + 2
34. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £57 91 T + 3
35. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £60 91 T + 3
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36. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle £107 91 T
37. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost £53 91 T + 3
38. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost £49 91 T + 4
39. Imperial SnowDragon HP
10% Lowcost
40. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
41. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
20
42. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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