2018 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 175/65 R14

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsFirestone Winterhawk 3
Best tyre for wet roadsContinental WinterContact TS 860
Best tyre for snowContinental WinterContact TS 860
The best tyre overallContinental WinterContact TS 860
Dunlop Winter Response 2
The lowest fuel useESA Tecar Super Grip 9
The most comfortablePirelli Cinturato Winter
The best tyre for iceNokian WR D4
The lowest wearGoodyear UltraGrip 9
This year the German motoring orginisation ADAC have tested winter tyres in 175/65 R14 and 205/55 R16.

Both tests continue Continentals winter dominance, with two win for the Continental WinterContact TS860. 

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
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 59.8
  2. Dry: 7.4
  3. Wet: 8.6
  4. Snow: 8.4
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 5
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 7.8
Very balanced winter tyres with top marks in the wet and snow, good in the dry
None mentioned

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2nd: Dunlop Winter Response 2

Dunlop Winter Response 2
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 60.4
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 8.4
  4. Snow: 8.2
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 5.2
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8.6
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 7.8
A very balanced winter tyre, very good in the wet and on snow, low fuel consumption, good in the dry
None mentioned

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3rd: Firestone Winterhawk 3

Firestone Winterhawk 3
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 57.8
  2. Dry: 8
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Snow: 7.4
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 5.4
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 6.8
Top marks in the dry, low fuel consumption
Slightly weak in the wet

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4th: Nokian WR D4

Nokian WR D4
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 54.4
  2. Dry: 6.8
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Snow: 6.6
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Comfort: 4.4
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 6.6
Good in the wet and on ice
Relatively weak in the snow

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5th: Goodyear UltraGrip 9

Goodyear UltraGrip 9
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 56.6
  2. Dry: 6.8
  3. Wet: 7.6
  4. Snow: 6.4
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 5
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  8. Wear: 9
  9. Overall: 6.4
Top marks in wear, good in the wet, low fuel consumption
Relatively weak in the snow

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6th: Debica Frigo 2

Debica Frigo 2
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 53.8
  2. Dry: 6.2
  3. Wet: 6.2
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 5
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 6.2
Good in the snow
Relatively weak in the dry and wet

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7th: ESA Tecar Super Grip 9

ESA-Tecar Super Grip 9
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 55.8
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Snow: 6.2
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 5.4
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8.8
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 6.2
Lowest fuel use, good in the wet
Relatively weak in the snow

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8th: Sava Eskimo S3+

Sava Eskimo S3 Plus
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 54
  2. Dry: 6.2
  3. Wet: 6.2
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 5
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 6.2
Good in the snow
Relatively weak in the dry and wet

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9th: Vredestein Snowtrac 5

Vredestein Snowtrac 5
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 54
  2. Dry: 7.4
  3. Wet: 6.2
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 4.2
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 6.2
Good in the dry and on snow, low fuel consumption
Relatively weak in the wet, noisy

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10th: Pirelli Cinturato Winter

Pirelli Cinturato Winter
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 53
  2. Dry: 5.8
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 5.6
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8
  8. Wear: 6
  9. Overall: 5.8
Good in the snow
Relatively weak in the dry and wet, high wear

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11th: Semperit Master Grip 2

Semperit Master Grip 2
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 49.8
  2. Dry: 4.6
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Snow: 8
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 4.4
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 4.6
Good in the snow
Weak in the dry, slightly higher fuel consumption

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12th: Nankang SV3

Nankang SV3
  • 175/65 R14
  1. Total: 38.2
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 2.6
  4. Snow: 1
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 5
  7. Rolling Resistance: 6.6
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 1
Good in the dry
Very weak in the wet and on snow, high fuel consumption

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