2017 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 195/65 R15

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsYokohama W drive V905
Best tyre for wet roadsContinental WinterContact TS 860
Best tyre for snowNokian WR D4
The best tyre overallContinental WinterContact TS 860
The lowest fuel useESA Tecar Super Grip 9
The best tyre for iceESA Tecar Super Grip 9
The lowest wearMichelin Alpin 5
The quietest tyreSemperit Master Grip 2
This year the German motoring orginisation ADAC have tested winter tyres in 195/65 R15 and 215/65 R16.

The 195/65 R16 winter tyre test continues Continentals winter dominance, with another win for the Continental WinterContact TS860. 

Second and third places were taken by new products from mid-range manufacturers ESA Tecar and the Michelin owned Kleber brand.

Results

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

1st: Continental WinterContact TS 860

Continental WinterContact TS 860
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 59.4
  2. Dry: 7.6
  3. Wet: 8.4
  4. Snow: 8.2
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  7. Noise: 5.2
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 7.8
Very well-balanced, top marks in the wet, especially good on snow. Good on dry roads and low fuel consumption
None mentioned

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2nd: ESA Tecar Super Grip 9

ESA-Tecar Super Grip 9
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 58.4
  2. Dry: 7.4
  3. Wet: 7.4
  4. Snow: 7.4
  5. Ice: 7.8
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.6
  7. Noise: 5.4
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 7.4
A very balanced tyre, best scores on ice and lowest fuel consumption. Strong on dry, wet and snow covered roads
None mentioned

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3rd: Kleber Krisalp HP3

Kleber Krisalp HP3
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 57.8
  2. Dry: 7.4
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Snow: 7.8
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8
  7. Noise: 5.4
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 7.2
A very balanced winter tyre with low wear. Good in the dry and on snowy roads
None mentioned

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4th: Dunlop Winter Response 2

Dunlop Winter Response 2
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 57.6
  2. Dry: 6.8
  3. Wet: 8
  4. Snow: 7.8
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  7. Noise: 5.6
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 6.8
Good in the wet and on snow and ice. Low fuel consumption
Compared to the best, slightly weak in the dry

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5th: Goodyear UltraGrip 9

Goodyear UltraGrip 9
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 57.4
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 8.2
  4. Snow: 6.6
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  7. Noise: 5.8
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 6.6
Especially good in the wet, good in the dry. Low wear
Slightly weaker in the snow

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6th: Hankook Winter i cept RS2

Hankook Winter i cept RS2
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 53.8
  2. Dry: 7.6
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Snow: 6.6
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  7. Noise: 4.6
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 6.6
Good on wet roads
Slightly weaker than the best on test in the snow and wet

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7th: Vredestein Snowtrac 5

Vredestein Snowtrac 5
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 52.2
  2. Dry: 8
  3. Wet: 6.6
  4. Snow: 6.2
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8
  7. Noise: 4.4
  8. Wear: 6
  9. Overall: 6
Particularly good on dry roads
Weak in the snow, slightly weak in the wet. Relatively high wear

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8th: Yokohama W drive V905

Yokohama W drive V905
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 54.6
  2. Dry: 8.6
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8
  7. Noise: 4.6
  8. Wear: 6
  9. Overall: 6
Best marks in the dry, good on snow
Weak in the wet, high wear

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9th: Falken Eurowinter HS01

Falken Eurowinter HS01
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 50.6
  2. Dry: 6.8
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Snow: 5.8
  5. Ice: 6.2
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  7. Noise: 4.8
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 5.8
Very low fuel consumption and wear
Weak on snow and ice, slightly weak on dry and wet roads

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10th: Firestone Winterhawk 3

Firestone Winterhawk 3
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 53.2
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 5.8
  4. Snow: 6.2
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  7. Noise: 5.2
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 5.8
Good in the dry, low fuel consumption
Relatively weak in the wet and on snow

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11th: Nokian WR D4

Nokian WR D4
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 53.8
  2. Dry: 7.4
  3. Wet: 5.8
  4. Snow: 8.6
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  7. Noise: 4.8
  8. Wear: 6
  9. Overall: 5.8
Top marks in the snow, good in the dry, low fuel consumption
Weak in the wet, high wear

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12th: Michelin Alpin 5

Michelin Alpin 5
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 53.6
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Snow: 5.6
  5. Ice: 6.8
  6. Rolling Resistance: 6.8
  7. Noise: 5
  8. Wear: 9
  9. Overall: 5.6
Top marks in wear, good in the dry
Weak on snow, high fuel consumption

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13th: Aeolus SnowAce2

Aeolus SnowAce2
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 51
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 6.6
  4. Snow: 5.4
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8
  7. Noise: 5.2
  8. Wear: 6
  9. Overall: 5.4
Good in the dry
Weak on snowy and wet roads, high wear

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14th: Kumho Winter Craft WP51

Kumho Winter Craft WP51
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 51.2
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 5.4
  4. Snow: 6.8
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  7. Noise: 4.8
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 5.4
Good in the dry
Weak on wet and snow covered roads

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15th: Sava Eskimo S3+

Sava Eskimo S3 Plus
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 52
  2. Dry: 5.4
  3. Wet: 6.2
  4. Snow: 8.2
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  7. Noise: 5
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 5.4
Especially good in the snow
Weak on dry roads, relatively weak in the wet

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16th: Semperit Master Grip 2

Semperit Master Grip 2
  • 195/65 R15
  1. Total: 51.2
  2. Dry: 4.8
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Snow: 7.8
  5. Ice: 6.6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  7. Noise: 6
  8. Wear: 6
  9. Overall: 4.8
Good in the snow, quietest internal road noise on test
Weak in the dry and ice covered roads. High wear

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