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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
£136
94 H + 7
2. Michelin Alpin 6
Good
2,3
2,1
2,4
2,2
3,1
1,5
£159
94 H + 2
3. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
Good
2,5
2,5
2,2
2,5
3,0
2,5
£148
94 H + 4
4. Kleber KRISALP HP3
Satisfactory
2,7
2,4
1,7
2,2
2,8
2,5
£124
94 H + 2
5. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Satisfactory
1,6
1,9
2,8
2,4
3,3
3,0
£157
98 H + 2
6. Continental WinterContact TS 860
Satisfactory
1,9
3,0
2,1
2,2
3,0
2,5
7. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
Satisfactory
2,8
2,8
2,6
2,1
2,7
3,0
£108
98 V + 1
8. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Satisfactory
2,3
2,3
2,2
2,5
3,4
3,0
£145
98 V + 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
£126
98 V
11. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Satisfactory
3,0
3,2
2,4
2,5
3,7
2,5
£136
94 H + 2
12. Firestone Winterhawk 4
Satisfactory
2,1
3,3
1,9
2,1
2,9
2,5
£134
98 H + 1
13. Nokian WR Snowproof P
Satisfactory
3,3
2,2
2,7
2,1
2,8
2,5
£210
94 H + 2
14. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Satisfactory
2,9
3,3
1,6
3,0
3,6
2,5
15. Toyo Observe S944
Satisfactory
3,3
2,5
2,9
2,1
3,4
3,0
£132
98 V
16. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
Satisfactory
2,3
2,1
3,4
2,8
3,4
3,0
£117
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 Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1, BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, Michelin ALPIN A4.

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
94% Premium £193 98 H + 1
2. Continental WinterContact TS 870
91% Premium £169 98 V + 1
3. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
91% Premium £156 94 H + 5
4. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium
5. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
89% Premium £147 94 H + 1
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6. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £201 94 H + 4
7. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% Upper-middle £142 98 H + 1
8. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium £190 94 H + 1
9. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £165 94 H + 6
10. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle
11. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £154 94 H + 5
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12. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £160 94 H + 8
13. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £151 98 H + 1
14. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost
15. Falken EuroWinter HS01
80% Upper-middle £125 94 V + 1
16. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle £168 94 H + 2
17. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
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18. Barum Polaris 3
77% Lowcost
19. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £132 98 V + 1
20. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £121 94 H + 3
21. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle
22. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
23. Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21
67% Lowcost £109 98 V
5
24. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium £145 94 H + 1
25. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £116 98 V
26. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
27. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £113 98 H + 1
28. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £110 98 V + 1
29. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
5
30. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
31. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £133 94 H + 2
32. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £116 98 V + 2
33. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £122 98 V
34. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
35. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
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36. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
37. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
38. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
39. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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