2018 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 205/55 R16

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsMichelin Alpin 5
Best tyre for wet roadsContinental WinterContact TS 860
Goodyear UltraGrip 9
Best tyre for snowGiti GitiWinterW1
Nokian WR D4
The best tyre overallContinental WinterContact TS 860
Goodyear UltraGrip 9
The lowest fuel useContinental WinterContact TS 860
Nokian WR D4
Laufenn I FIT
The most comfortableContinental WinterContact TS 860
The best tyre for iceBridgestone Blizzak LM001 EVO
Semperit Speed Grip 3
Pirelli Cinturato Winter
Kleber Krisalp HP3
Giti GitiWinterW1
Fulda Kristall Control HP2
The lowest wearBridgestone Blizzak LM001 EVO
Michelin Alpin 5
This year the German motoring orginisation ADAC have tested winter tyres in 205/55 R16 and 175/65 R14

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

Second and third places were taken by the sisters brand Goodyear and Dunlop, with all three of the leading tyres proving to offer an excellent balance of winter performances.

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
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 60.2
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 7.8
  4. Snow: 8.2
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 6
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8.6
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 7.6
Very well balanced with top marks in the wet, low fuel consumption, especially good on snow
None mentioned

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2nd: Goodyear UltraGrip 9

Goodyear UltraGrip 9
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 59.6
  2. Dry: 7.4
  3. Wet: 7.8
  4. Snow: 8
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 5.4
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 7.6
Very balanced with top marks on wet surfaces, especially good on dry roads and snow, low fuel consumption
None mentioned

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3rd: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

Dunlop Winter Sport 5
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 58.6
  2. Dry: 7.4
  3. Wet: 7.4
  4. Snow: 8.2
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 5.4
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 7.4
Very balanced winter tyres, especially good on snowy roads, very good on dry and wet roads
None mentioned

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4th: Kleber Krisalp HP3

Kleber Krisalp HP3
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 58.2
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Snow: 8.2
  5. Ice: 7.4
  6. Comfort: 5.8
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 6.8
Top marks in the snow, very good on dry roads
A little weaker in the wet than the best on test

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5th: Michelin Alpin 5

Michelin Alpin 5
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 57.4
  2. Dry: 8
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Snow: 6.6
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 4.8
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  8. Wear: 10
  9. Overall: 6.6
Best tyre in the dry and lowest wear
Slightly weak in the snow and fuel consumption tests compared to the best

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6th: Nexen Winguard Snow G WH2

Nexen Winguard Snow G WH2
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 56
  2. Dry: 7.4
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Snow: 6.6
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 5.6
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7
  8. Wear: 9
  9. Overall: 6.6
Good in the dry, low wear
Slightly wear on wet roads and in the snow, high fuel consumption

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7th: Fulda Kristall Control HP2

Fulda Kristall Control HP2
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 54.4
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 6.6
  4. Snow: 6.4
  5. Ice: 7.4
  6. Comfort: 4.8
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 6.4
Good in the dry
Slightly weak in the wet and snow

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8th: Vredestein Snowtrac 5

Vredestein Snowtrac 5
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 55.6
  2. Dry: 7.4
  3. Wet: 6.4
  4. Snow: 8.2
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 4.8
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 6.4
Very good in the snow, good in the dry, low fuel consumption
Relatively weak in the wet

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9th: Bridgestone Blizzak LM001 EVO

Bridgestone Blizzak LM001 EVO
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 57.8
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 7.2
  4. Snow: 6.2
  5. Ice: 7.4
  6. Comfort: 4.8
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  8. Wear: 10
  9. Overall: 6.2
Very low wear, good in the wet and dry, low fuel use
Relatively weak on snow

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10th: Nokian WR D4

Nokian WR D4
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 54.4
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 6.2
  4. Snow: 8.4
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 5.2
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8.6
  8. Wear: 6
  9. Overall: 6
Top marks in the snow and low fuel consumption
Relatively weak in the wet, high wear

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11th: Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905

Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 53
  2. Dry: 6.2
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Snow: 5.8
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 5.2
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 5.8
Good in the wet
Relatively weak in the dry and on snow

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12th: Kumho Winter Craft WP51

Kumho Winter Craft WP51
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 51.6
  2. Dry: 5.6
  3. Wet: 5.4
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 5.8
  7. Rolling Resistance: 6.8
  8. Wear: 8
  9. Overall: 5.4
Good in the snow
Weak in the dry and wet, high fuel consumption

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13th: Giti GitiWinterW1

Giti GitiWinterW1
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 51
  2. Dry: 5
  3. Wet: 5.4
  4. Snow: 8.4
  5. Ice: 7.4
  6. Comfort: 5.2
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 5
Top marks in the snow
Relatively weak in the dry and wet

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14th: Pirelli Cinturato Winter

Pirelli Cinturato Winter
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 53
  2. Dry: 5
  3. Wet: 7.6
  4. Snow: 7.8
  5. Ice: 7.4
  6. Comfort: 5.6
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 5
Good in the wet and on snow
Weak in the dry

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15th: Semperit Speed Grip 3

Semperit Speed Grip 3
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 51.8
  2. Dry: 4.8
  3. Wet: 7.4
  4. Snow: 6.8
  5. Ice: 7.4
  6. Comfort: 5.8
  7. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  8. Wear: 7
  9. Overall: 4.8
Good in the wet
Weak in the dry

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16th: Laufenn I FIT

Laufenn I FIT
  • 205/55 R16
  1. Total: 46.8
  2. Dry: 7.6
  3. Wet: 1
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Comfort: 5
  7. Rolling Resistance: 8.6
  8. Wear: 9
  9. Overall: 1
Very low fuel consumption, good in the dry, low wear
Very weak in the wet

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