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Winter tyre test 225/50 R17 - ADAC 2021

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Ice
Noise
Wear
Price
1. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Good +
2,5
2,4
1,5
2,5
3,4
2,5
£103
94 H + 7
2. Michelin Alpin 6
Good +
2,3
2,1
2,4
2,2
3,1
1,5
£124
94 H + 2
3. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
Good +
2,5
2,5
2,2
2,5
3,0
2,5
£118
94 H + 2
4. Kleber KRISALP HP3
Satisfactory
2,7
2,4
1,7
2,2
2,8
2,5
£90
98 H + 1
5. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Satisfactory
1,6
1,9
2,8
2,4
3,3
3,0
£116
98 H + 2
6. Continental WinterContact TS 860
Satisfactory
1,9
3,0
2,1
2,2
3,0
2,5
£112
98 H + 1
7. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
Satisfactory
2,8
2,8
2,6
2,1
2,7
3,0
£80
98 V + 1
8. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Satisfactory
2,3
2,3
2,2
2,5
3,4
3,0
£113
98 H + 1
9. ESA+TECAR SUPERGRIP PRO
Satisfactory
2,8
3,1
2,1
2,3
3,1
2,5
10. Sava Eskimo HP2
Satisfactory
3,1
3,0
2,2
2,4
4,0
2,5
£92
98 V
11. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Satisfactory
3,0
3,2
2,4
2,5
3,7
2,5
£115
94 H + 2
12. Firestone Winterhawk 4
Satisfactory
2,1
3,3
1,9
2,1
2,9
2,5
£89
98 H
13. Nokian WR Snowproof P
Satisfactory
3,3
2,2
2,7
2,1
2,8
2,5
£110
94 H + 2
14. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Satisfactory
2,9
3,3
1,6
3,0
3,6
2,5
£145
98 H
15. Toyo Observe S944
Satisfactory
3,3
2,5
2,9
2,1
3,4
3,0
16. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
Satisfactory
2,3
2,1
3,4
2,8
3,4
3,0
£81
0 V
17. Goodride Z507
Poor
3,3
3,8
5,5
3,1
3,8
3,5
18. Linglong Green-Max Winter UHP
Poor
5,5
3,5
2,2
2,4
3,3
2,5
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Ice Noise Wear Price
Above you can see the results of the ADAC 2021 225/50 R17 test performed by ADAC on a Audi A4 in 2021. This test was performed in 225/50 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Dunlop Winter Sport 5 is the best of 18 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Ice, Noise, ). Other featured tyres include Michelin Alpin 6, GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+, Kleber KRISALP HP3; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III, Nokian WR D4.

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. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
91% Premium £143 98 H + 1
2. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
91% Premium £111 94 H + 5
3. Continental WinterContact TS 870
89% Premium £126 98 H + 1
4. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £119 94 H + 2
5. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £152 94 H + 4
9
6. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
88% Upper-middle
7. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £96 94 H + 6
8. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle
9. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium £138 94 H + 1
10. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £87 94 H + 5
11. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £118 94 H + 8
20
12. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £110 94 V + 1
13. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost
14. Nokian WR Snowproof
78% Upper-middle £96 94 H + 2
15. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle £104 94 H + 2
16. Barum Polaris 3
77% Lowcost
17. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
10
18. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £114 98 H + 1
19. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £79 94 H + 3
20. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle £88 98 H + 1
21. Barum Polaris 5
69% Lowcost £90 98 H + 1
22. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £80 98 V
23. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
25
24. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost £46 98 V
25. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle £126 94 V + 1
26. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £108 94 H + 1
27. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £82 94 H + 2
28. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £103 98 H + 2
29. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
15
30. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost £73 98 V
31. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost £64 94 H + 1
32. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
33. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost £46 94 H + 1
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice
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