2014 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 175/65 R14

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsToyo Snowprox S943
Cooper WM SA2
Best tyre for wet roadsContinental WinterContact TS 850
Best tyre for snowDunlop Winter Response 2
Sava Eskimo S3 Plus
Fulda Kristall Montero 3
The lowest fuel useDunlop Winter Response 2
The best tyre for iceContinental WinterContact TS 850
Firestone Winterhawk 3
The lowest wearMichelin Alpin A4
The quietest tyreGT Radial Champiro WinterPro 3
Here's the 2014 ADAC winter tyre test in 175/65 R14.

This year ADAC have tested fourteen different winter tyre patterns.

Also from ADAC is the 195/65 R15 Winter Tyre Test.

Results

1st: Continental WinterContact TS 850

Continental WinterContact TS 850
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 53.6
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 8.2
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 7.6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  7. Noise: 5.8
  8. Wear: 9
Well balanced winter tyre with top marks in the wet and on ice, good on snow, low wear
None listed

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2nd: Dunlop Winter Response 2

Dunlop Winter Response 2
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 53
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 7.8
  4. Snow: 8
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.8
  7. Noise: 6
  8. Wear: 7.4
Well balanced winter tyre with top marks on snow and fuel consumption. Especially good in the wet
None listed

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3rd: Michelin Alpin A4

Michelin Alpin A4
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 51.4
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 7.4
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  7. Noise: 4.4
  8. Wear: 10
Well balanced winter tyre with top marks in wear. Good in the wet, snow and ice
None listed

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4th: Firestone Winterhawk 3

Firestone Winterhawk 3
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 50.8
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Snow: 7.4
  5. Ice: 7.6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.6
  7. Noise: 5.2
  8. Wear: 7
Well balanced winter tyre with top marks on ice, good in the wet, low fuel consumption
None listed

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5th: ESA Tecar TECAR Super Grip 7+ HP 210

ESA-Tecar TECAR Super Grip 7 Plus HP 210
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 49.4
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Snow: 7.2
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  7. Noise: 5
  8. Wear: 8
Relatively good on snow and ice
Slightly weaker in the wet

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6th: Fulda Kristall Montero 3

Fulda Kristall Montero 3
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 48.2
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 6.6
  4. Snow: 8
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8
  7. Noise: 4.4
  8. Wear: 7
Top marks in the snow
Slightly weak in the wet

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7th: Vredestein Snowtrac 3

Vredestein Snowtrac 3
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 48.8
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 6.6
  4. Snow: 7.4
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  7. Noise: 3.6
  8. Wear: 8
Relatively good on snow and ice
Slightly weak in the wet, noisy

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8th: Pirelli Winter Snow Control Series 3

Pirelli Winter Snow Control Series 3
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 47.4
  2. Dry: 6.4
  3. Wet: 7.6
  4. Snow: 7.8
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  7. Noise: 4
  8. Wear: 7
Especially good on snow, good in the wet
Slightly weak on dry roads

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9th: Sava Eskimo S3+

Sava Eskimo S3 Plus
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 47
  2. Dry: 6.2
  3. Wet: 6.2
  4. Snow: 8
  5. Ice: 6.8
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  7. Noise: 4.4
  8. Wear: 7
Top marks in the snow, low fuel consumption
Slightly weak on dry and wet roads

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10th: Hankook Winter i cept RS

Hankook Winter i cept RS
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 46.4
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 6
  4. Snow: 6.4
  5. Ice: 6.8
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8
  7. Noise: 4
  8. Wear: 8
Low fuel consumption and wear
Slightly weak in the wet, snow and ice

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11th: Toyo Snowprox S943

Toyo Snowprox S943
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 48.6
  2. Dry: 8.2
  3. Wet: 6
  4. Snow: 7.2
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  7. Noise: 5
  8. Wear: 7
Top marks in the dry
Slightly weak in the wet

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12th: GT Radial Champiro WinterPro 3

GT-Radial Champiro WinterPro 3
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 44.4
  2. Dry: 6.8
  3. Wet: 5.4
  4. Snow: 5.4
  5. Ice: 5.8
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  7. Noise: 6.4
  8. Wear: 7.4
None listed
Relatively weak in the wet, snow and ice, slightly high fuel consumption

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13th: Cooper WM SA2

Cooper WM SA2
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 38.6
  2. Dry: 8.2
  3. Wet: 2.2
  4. Snow: 4.6
  5. Ice: 5
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  7. Noise: 4.4
  8. Wear: 7
Top marks in the dry
Very weak in the wet, weak on snow and ice

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14th: Star Performer SPTS AS

Star-Performer SPTS AS
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 39.4
  2. Dry: 6.2
  3. Wet: 2.2
  4. Snow: 6
  5. Ice: 5.4
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  7. Noise: 4.2
  8. Wear: 8
None listed
Very weak in the wet, weak in the dry, snow and ice

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