2017 ADAC SUV Winter Tyre Test - 215/65 R16

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsBFGoodrich gForce Winter 2
Hankook Winter i cept RS2
Best tyre for wet roadsDunlop Winter Sport 5
Pirelli Scorpion Winter
Best tyre for snowBFGoodrich gForce Winter 2
Nokian WR D4
The best tyre overallDunlop Winter Sport 5
The lowest fuel useBFGoodrich gForce Winter 2
The best tyre for iceSava Eskimo HP2
The lowest wearGoodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1
Michelin Alpin 5
The quietest tyreBFGoodrich gForce Winter 2
Uniroyal MS Plus 77
This year the German motoring orginisation ADAC have tested winter tyres in 195/65 R15 and 215/65 R16.

Unusually for a winter tyre test, Continental faulter in this 215/65 R16 SUV tyre size, only finishing seventh overall. This leaves the door open for Dunlop to take first place with the Winter Sport 5 which proves to have a very balanced all round performance with no glaring weaknesses.

BF Goodrich finished in a very strong second place, winning the majority of the test categories but missing out on the top spot due to a slightly weak wet performance, where as the third placed Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 proved to be extremely strong in the wet, but a little disappointing on snow.

Results

The dry results are weighted 15% overall, wet 30%, snow 20%, ice 10%, noise/comfort 5%, fuel consumption 10% and wear 10%.

1st: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

Dunlop Winter Sport 5
  • 215/65 R16
  1. Total: 58.2
  2. Dry: 7.4
  3. Wet: 7.8
  4. Snow: 7
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.6
  7. Noise: 5
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 7.4
A very balanced winter tyre with top marks in the wet. Good in the dry, and on snow and ice. Low fuel consumption.
None mentioned.

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2nd: BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2

BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2
  • 215/65 R16
  1. Total: 60.4
  2. Dry: 8
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Snow: 8.2
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 9
  7. Noise: 5.6
  8. Wear: 9
  9. Overall: 6.8
Top marks in the snow, low fuel consumption and wear.
Slightly weaker in the wet and dry when compared to the best.

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3rd: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1
  • 215/65 R16
  1. Total: 58
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Snow: 6.6
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  7. Noise: 4.4
  8. Wear: 11
  9. Overall: 6.6
Especially good in the wet, good in the dry, best fuel consumption.
Slightly weak on snow.

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4th: Nokian WR D4

Nokian WR D4
  • 215/65 R16
  1. Total: 56
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Snow: 8.2
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8
  7. Noise: 5.2
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 6.8
Top marks on snow, good in the dry.
Slightly weak in the wet when compared to the best.

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5th: Michelin Alpin 5

Michelin Alpin 5
  • 215/65 R16
  1. Total: 58
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Snow: 6.6
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  7. Noise: 4.4
  8. Wear: 11
  9. Overall: 6.6
Top marks in wear, very good in the dry, good in the wet.
Slightly weak in the snow, loud.

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6th: Sava Eskimo HP2

Sava Eskimo HP2
  • 215/65 R16
  1. Total: 57.2
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 6.6
  4. Snow: 7
  5. Ice: 7.4
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.6
  7. Noise: 4.8
  8. Wear: 9
  9. Overall: 6.6
Best rating on ice, good in the dry, low wear.
Slightly weak in the wet.

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7th: Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P SUV

Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P SUV
  • 215/65 R16
  1. Total: 56.6
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 7.6
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 6.4
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  7. Noise: 5
  8. Wear: 9
  9. Overall: 6.4
Especially good in the wet and snow, good in the dry, low wear.
Slightly weak on ice.

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8th: Pirelli Scorpion Winter

Pirelli Scorpion Winter
  • 215/65 R16
  1. Total: 53.4
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 7.8
  4. Snow: 6.6
  5. Ice: 6.6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 6.4
  7. Noise: 4.8
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 6.4
Top marks in the wet, good in the dry.
Slightly weak in snow and ice, high fuel consumption.

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9th: Fulda Kristall Control HP2

Fulda Kristall Control HP2
  • 215/65 R16
  1. Total: 56.8
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Snow: 6.2
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.8
  7. Noise: 5.4
  8. Wear: 9
  9. Overall: 6.2
Very good in the dry and wet, low fuel consumption and low wear.
Weak on snow.

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10th: Apollo Apterra Winter

Apollo Apterra Winter
  • 215/65 R16
  1. Total: 50.8
  2. Dry: 6.8
  3. Wet: 5.8
  4. Snow: 6.4
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 6.6
  7. Noise: 4.4
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 5.8
None mentioned.
Weak in the wet, slightly weak in the dry and on snow, high fuel consumption, noisy.

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11th: Avon WV7

Avon WV7
  • 215/65 R16
  1. Total: 49.8
  2. Dry: 6
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Snow: 5.8
  5. Ice: 6.6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  7. Noise: 4.8
  8. Wear: 6
  9. Overall: 5.8
Good in the wet.
Weak on dry, snow covered and icy roads, high wear.

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12th: Barum Polaris3 4x4

Barum Polaris3 4x4
  • 215/65 R16
  1. Total: 50.6
  2. Dry: 6.4
  3. Wet: 5.8
  4. Snow: 7.2
  5. Ice: 6.4
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7
  7. Noise: 5
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 5.8
Good in the snow.
Weak on dry, wet and icy roads.

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13th: Uniroyal MS+ 77

Uniroyal MS Plus 77
  • 215/65 R16
  1. Total: 53.2
  2. Dry: 5.6
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Snow: 7.8
  5. Ice: 6.4
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7
  7. Noise: 5.6
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 5.6
Especially good in the snow, good in the wet.
Weak in the dry and on ice.

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14th: Hankook Winter i cept RS2

Hankook Winter i cept RS2
  • 215/65 R16
  1. Total: 55.2
  2. Dry: 8
  3. Wet: 5.4
  4. Snow: 7.8
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  7. Noise: 4.8
  8. Wear: 9
  9. Overall: 5.4
Best marks in the dry, especially good in the snow, low wear.
Weak in the wet.

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15th: Firestone Destination Winter SUV

Firestone Destination Winter SUV
  • 215/65 R16
  1. Total: 50
  2. Dry: 5.6
  3. Wet: 5
  4. Snow: 6.4
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  7. Noise: 4.8
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 5
Low fuel consumption.
Weak in the wet, relatively weak in the dry and on snow.

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16th: Nankang SV2

Nankang SV2
  • 215/65 R16
  1. Total: 39.2
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 1
  4. Snow: 1.8
  5. Ice: 6.6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  7. Noise: 5.4
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 1
Low fuel consumption.
Very weak in the wet and on snow, weak on ice.

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