2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test

Dry BrakingVredestein Wintrac: 45.1 MFulda Kristall Control HP2: 49.6 M
Dry HandlingNokian WR Snowproof: 139 Km/HBFGoodrich gForce Winter 2: 135.4 Km/H
Wet BrakingBridgestone Blizzak LM005: 50.2 MFulda Kristall Control HP2: 57.5 M
Wet HandlingHankook Winter i cept RS2: 73 Km/HNokian WR Snowproof: 68 Km/H
Wet CircleBridgestone Blizzak LM005: 12.59 sFulda Kristall Control HP2: 13.2 s
Straight AquaHankook Winter i cept RS2: 84.5 Km/HLaufenn I Fit Plus: 72.4 Km/H
Curved AquaplaningContinental WinterContact TS 870: 3.38 m/sec2Laufenn I Fit Plus: 2.32 m/sec2
Snow BrakingDunlop Winter Sport 5: 27.3 MVredestein Wintrac: 30.3 M
Snow TractionBridgestone Blizzak LM005: 2899 NFalken Eurowinter HS01: 2598 N
Snow HandlingHankook Winter i cept RS2: 57.9 Km/HFulda Kristall Control HP2: 54.5 Km/H
NoiseNexen Winguard Snow G3: 69.7 dBUniroyal MS Plus 77: 73.7 dB
WearContinental WinterContact TS 870: 45400 KMNexen Winguard Snow G3: 28500 KM
ValueBarum Polaris 5: 6.89 Price/1000Dunlop Winter Sport 5: 11.56 Price/1000
PriceNexen Winguard Snow G3: 255 Michelin Alpin 6: 385
Rolling ResistanceBarum Polaris 5: 7.21 kg / tYokohama BluEarth Winter V906: 9.51 kg / t
The 2021 Auto Bild winter tyre test started its life as a fifty tyre wet and snow braking test, with the best performing twenty tyres proceeding to this test. This means the twenty tyres in this test are some of the best winter tyres for 2021 on the market!

Additionally Auto Bild have included the usual reference summer tyre, but also a budget winter tyre. It wasn't clear from the article how this tyre was chosen, but I imagine it was one of the worst tyres from the fifty tyre braking test intended to highlight just how bad cheap tyres can be. The results confirm the theory, with the cheap winter tyre performing well below average in nearly all tests.

The results, as always, were close at the top, with the new Continental WinterContact TS870 narrowly beating the Michelin Alpin 6. The new German tyre had a very consistent test, performing well in nearly all categories, and having the best wear on test!

In joint third are the Kleber Krisalp HP3 and Vredestein Wintrac. Both these tyres performed extremely well considering their "mid range" price point, and they beat the premium tyres from Bridgestone, Hankook and Goodyear.

Auto Bild are one of the few publications able to do wear tests. Rather than very expensive real world wear, the wear test for this was done on a drum. As always, it highlights certain running theme in tests, Continental are up there with Michelin in wear, and Bridgestone make excellent tyres with outstanding grip in the wet, especially wet braking, but it comes at the expense of treadlife.

Dry

A summer tyre will nearly always beat a winter tyre in the dry, whatever the temperature, however in this test the summer tyre had an impressively big advantage in the dry, stopping the car over seven meters before the best winter tyre from just 100km/h (62mph.) 

The Vredestein Wintrac was the best winter tyre in the dry braking test, and placed fifth in dry handling maing it an impressive performance for the new Dutch tyre.

The budget winter tyre actually performed ok in the dry tests, finishing midpack, where as the Fulda, BFGoodrich and Firestone tyres struggled.

Wet

In the wet, the winter tyres performed better against the reference summer tyre, with six winter patterns beating the summer tyre in wet braking.

The Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 continued its run of impressive wet braking results, stopping the test vehicle two meters ahead of the second placed Hankook, with the new Firestone WinterHawk 4 also performing well.

The budget winter tyre really highlighted how poor value cheap winter tyres can be, taking 14 meters longer to stop the car than the Bridgestone!

The summer tyre reclaimed its lead in wet handling, narrowly beating the Hankook, Bridgestone and Vredestein winter tyres. 

Snow

On average across the three snow tests, the BF Goodrich, Bridgestone, Continental and Hankook all has consistent results.

Snow braking had the Dunlop narrowly beating the Goodyear and Continental tyres. The cheap budget tyre continued to perform poorly.

Snow traction moved Bridgestone and Michelin to the top two places, with Continental remaining third.

Hankook led BFGoodrich is the important snow handling test, with the Laufenn I Fit+ (a Hankook sub brand) also performing well. 

Environment

Nexen, Hankook, Bridgestone and Vredestein were the only tyres to beat the summer tyre in the external noise test.

Barum and Nokian had a small lead over the rest of the tyres on test when it came to fuel use, and five of the winter tyres had a lower rolling resistance than the reference summer tyre.

Wear

The wear test once again highlighted just how far Continental have come in tread life compared to their tyres five years ago by dominating the test and having a predicted 5,300km advantage over the second placed Michelin Alpin 6.

The two best wearing tyres on test were also the most expensive to buy.

When comparing mileage against purchase price, the Barum Polaris 5 offered the lowest price per 1000/km, but even with the high purchase price, the Continental WinterContact TS870 was still the fifth best valuet yre overall.

Results

1st: Continental WinterContact TS 870

Continental WinterContact TS 870
  • 205/55 R16
  • EU Label: C/B/70
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking9th47.4 M45.1 M+2.3 M95.15%
Dry Handling2nd138.8 Km/H139 Km/H-0.2 Km/H99.86%
Wet Braking6th53.4 M50.2 M+3.2 M94.01%
Wet Handling5th72 Km/H73 Km/H-1 Km/H98.63%
Wet Circle7th12.77 s12.59 s+0.18 s98.59%
Straight Aqua2nd82.3 Km/H84.5 Km/H-2.2 Km/H97.4%
Curved Aquaplaning1st3.38 m/sec2100%
Snow Braking3rd27.7 M27.3 M+0.4 M98.56%
Snow Traction3rd2839 N2899 N-60 N97.93%
Snow Handling5th57.3 Km/H57.9 Km/H-0.6 Km/H98.96%
Noise6th70.6 dB69.7 dB+0.9 dB98.73%
Wear1st45400 KM100%
Value5th8.37 Price/10006.89 Price/1000+1.48 Price/100082.32%
Price19th380 255 +125 67.11%
Rolling Resistance3rd7.94 kg / t7.21 kg / t+0.73 kg / t90.81%
New winter tyre with convincing characteristics in any weather. short braking distances, precise steering, good aquaplaning resistance, lowest wear on test.
None mentioned.

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2nd: Michelin Alpin 6

Michelin Alpin 6
  • 205/55 R16
  • EU Label: C/B/69
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking2nd45.9 M45.1 M+0.8 M98.26%
Dry Handling11th137 Km/H139 Km/H-2 Km/H98.56%
Wet Braking7th54.6 M50.2 M+4.4 M91.94%
Wet Handling8th71.6 Km/H73 Km/H-1.4 Km/H98.08%
Wet Circle14th12.95 s12.59 s+0.36 s97.22%
Straight Aqua10th78 Km/H84.5 Km/H-6.5 Km/H92.31%
Curved Aquaplaning8th3.09 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.29 m/sec291.42%
Snow Braking15th29.1 M27.3 M+1.8 M93.81%
Snow Traction2nd2862 N2899 N-37 N98.72%
Snow Handling10th56.6 Km/H57.9 Km/H-1.3 Km/H97.75%
Noise7th70.9 dB69.7 dB+1.2 dB98.31%
Wear2nd40100 KM45400 KM-5300 KM88.33%
Value15th9.6 Price/10006.89 Price/1000+2.71 Price/100071.77%
Price20th385 255 +130 66.23%
Rolling Resistance14th8.75 kg / t7.21 kg / t+1.54 kg / t82.4%
Premium winter tyres with balanced potential, good winter characteristics, convincing handling, low wear.
Slight understeer in the wet.

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3rd: Kleber Krisalp HP3

Kleber Krisalp HP3
  • 205/55 R16
  • EU Label: E/B/69
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking8th47.1 M45.1 M+2 M95.75%
Dry Handling8th137.4 Km/H139 Km/H-1.6 Km/H98.85%
Wet Braking11th55.6 M50.2 M+5.4 M90.29%
Wet Handling12th70 Km/H73 Km/H-3 Km/H95.89%
Wet Circle12th12.94 s12.59 s+0.35 s97.3%
Straight Aqua7th79.8 Km/H84.5 Km/H-4.7 Km/H94.44%
Curved Aquaplaning12th3.02 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.36 m/sec289.35%
Snow Braking8th28.4 M27.3 M+1.1 M96.13%
Snow Traction10th2785 N2899 N-114 N96.07%
Snow Handling8th56.8 Km/H57.9 Km/H-1.1 Km/H98.1%
Noise13th71.6 dB69.7 dB+1.9 dB97.35%
Wear12th34100 KM45400 KM-11300 KM75.11%
Value9th8.65 Price/10006.89 Price/1000+1.76 Price/100079.65%
Price7th295 255 +40 86.44%
Rolling Resistance16th9.29 kg / t7.21 kg / t+2.08 kg / t77.61%
Well priced tyres with good winter performance, dynamic snow handling, good aquaplaning properties, low noise and good comfort.
Slight understeer in the wet.

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3rd: Vredestein Wintrac

Vredestein Wintrac
  • 205/55 R16
  • EU Label: C/B/70
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking1st45.1 M100%
Dry Handling4th138 Km/H139 Km/H-1 Km/H99.28%
Wet Braking3rd52.4 M50.2 M+2.2 M95.8%
Wet Handling2nd72.9 Km/H73 Km/H-0.1 Km/H99.86%
Wet Circle5th12.69 s12.59 s+0.1 s99.21%
Straight Aqua9th78.5 Km/H84.5 Km/H-6 Km/H92.9%
Curved Aquaplaning14th2.93 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.45 m/sec286.69%
Snow Braking20th30.3 M27.3 M+3 M90.1%
Snow Traction18th2670 N2899 N-229 N92.1%
Snow Handling11th56.5 Km/H57.9 Km/H-1.4 Km/H97.58%
Noise4th70.3 dB69.7 dB+0.6 dB99.15%
Wear15th31300 KM45400 KM-14100 KM68.94%
Value18th9.9 Price/10006.89 Price/1000+3.01 Price/100069.6%
Price12th310 255 +55 82.26%
Rolling Resistance4th7.97 kg / t7.21 kg / t+0.76 kg / t90.46%
Convincing all rounder with dynamic driving on dry and wet roads, good steering, low rolling resistance.
Average mileage.

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5th: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
  • 205/55 R16
  • EU Label: C/A/71
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking14th48.3 M45.1 M+3.2 M93.37%
Dry Handling6th137.9 Km/H139 Km/H-1.1 Km/H99.21%
Wet Braking1st50.2 M100%
Wet Handling2nd72.9 Km/H73 Km/H-0.1 Km/H99.86%
Wet Circle1st12.59 s100%
Straight Aqua3rd81.7 Km/H84.5 Km/H-2.8 Km/H96.69%
Curved Aquaplaning3rd3.2 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.18 m/sec294.67%
Snow Braking6th28.1 M27.3 M+0.8 M97.15%
Snow Traction1st2899 N100%
Snow Handling4th57.4 Km/H57.9 Km/H-0.5 Km/H99.14%
Noise3rd70.1 dB69.7 dB+0.4 dB99.43%
Wear15th31300 KM45400 KM-14100 KM68.94%
Value19th11.02 Price/10006.89 Price/1000+4.13 Price/100062.52%
Price16th345 255 +90 73.91%
Rolling Resistance7th8.18 kg / t7.21 kg / t+0.97 kg / t88.14%
The winter king with the best driving performance on snow, good aquaplaning resistance, short wet braking, low noise.
High wear.

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6th: Hankook Winter i cept RS2

Hankook Winter i cept RS2
  • 205/55 R16
  • EU Label: D/B/72
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd46 M45.1 M+0.9 M98.04%
Dry Handling15th136.5 Km/H139 Km/H-2.5 Km/H98.2%
Wet Braking2nd52.2 M50.2 M+2 M96.17%
Wet Handling1st73 Km/H100%
Wet Circle2nd12.64 s12.59 s+0.05 s99.6%
Straight Aqua1st84.5 Km/H100%
Curved Aquaplaning4th3.18 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.2 m/sec294.08%
Snow Braking7th28.2 M27.3 M+0.9 M96.81%
Snow Traction8th2819 N2899 N-80 N97.24%
Snow Handling1st57.9 Km/H100%
Noise2nd69.8 dB69.7 dB+0.1 dB99.86%
Wear14th32900 KM45400 KM-12500 KM72.47%
Value13th9.27 Price/10006.89 Price/1000+2.38 Price/100074.33%
Price10th305 255 +50 83.61%
Rolling Resistance18th9.39 kg / t7.21 kg / t+2.18 kg / t76.78%
Top performance in snow and wet conditions, very good aquaplaning resistance, short wet braking distances, well priced.
Understeer in the dry.

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7th: Goodyear UltraGrip 9+

Goodyear UltraGrip 9 Plus
  • 205/55 R16
  • EU Label: C/B/71
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking11th47.7 M45.1 M+2.6 M94.55%
Dry Handling18th135.8 Km/H139 Km/H-3.2 Km/H97.7%
Wet Braking9th55 M50.2 M+4.8 M91.27%
Wet Handling7th71.7 Km/H73 Km/H-1.3 Km/H98.22%
Wet Circle4th12.66 s12.59 s+0.07 s99.45%
Straight Aqua4th80.8 Km/H84.5 Km/H-3.7 Km/H95.62%
Curved Aquaplaning2nd3.27 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.11 m/sec296.75%
Snow Braking2nd27.5 M27.3 M+0.2 M99.27%
Snow Traction5th2836 N2899 N-63 N97.83%
Snow Handling12th56.4 Km/H57.9 Km/H-1.5 Km/H97.41%
Noise9th71.3 dB69.7 dB+1.6 dB97.76%
Wear7th36600 KM45400 KM-8800 KM80.62%
Value10th8.74 Price/10006.89 Price/1000+1.85 Price/100078.83%
Price15th320 255 +65 79.69%
Rolling Resistance9th8.25 kg / t7.21 kg / t+1.04 kg / t87.39%
Convincing driving in the snow and on wet roads with stable handling, good comfort, good price to performance ratio.
Understeer in the dry.

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8th: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

Dunlop Winter Sport 5
  • 205/55 R16
  • EU Label: C/B/71
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking12th47.8 M45.1 M+2.7 M94.35%
Dry Handling16th136.4 Km/H139 Km/H-2.6 Km/H98.13%
Wet Braking5th52.5 M50.2 M+2.3 M95.62%
Wet Handling4th72.5 Km/H73 Km/H-0.5 Km/H99.32%
Wet Circle2nd12.64 s12.59 s+0.05 s99.6%
Straight Aqua14th76.4 Km/H84.5 Km/H-8.1 Km/H90.41%
Curved Aquaplaning13th2.95 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.43 m/sec287.28%
Snow Braking1st27.3 M100%
Snow Traction6th2830 N2899 N-69 N97.62%
Snow Handling9th56.7 Km/H57.9 Km/H-1.2 Km/H97.93%
Noise17th72.3 dB69.7 dB+2.6 dB96.4%
Wear18th30700 KM45400 KM-14700 KM67.62%
Value20th11.56 Price/10006.89 Price/1000+4.67 Price/100059.6%
Price17th355 255 +100 71.83%
Rolling Resistance13th8.53 kg / t7.21 kg / t+1.32 kg / t84.53%
Convincing driving in the snow and on wet roads with short braking, good comfort.
Slow steering, average wear.

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9th: Semperit Speed Grip 3

Semperit Speed Grip 3
  • 205/55 R16
  • EU Label: C/B/72
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking16th48.7 M45.1 M+3.6 M92.61%
Dry Handling10th137.3 Km/H139 Km/H-1.7 Km/H98.78%
Wet Braking8th54.9 M50.2 M+4.7 M91.44%
Wet Handling14th69.8 Km/H73 Km/H-3.2 Km/H95.62%
Wet Circle15th12.99 s12.59 s+0.4 s96.92%
Straight Aqua13th76.5 Km/H84.5 Km/H-8 Km/H90.53%
Curved Aquaplaning7th3.11 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.27 m/sec292.01%
Snow Braking9th28.5 M27.3 M+1.2 M95.79%
Snow Traction17th2701 N2899 N-198 N93.17%
Snow Handling18th54.9 Km/H57.9 Km/H-3 Km/H94.82%
Noise9th71.3 dB69.7 dB+1.6 dB97.76%
Wear8th36200 KM45400 KM-9200 KM79.74%
Value17th9.81 Price/10006.89 Price/1000+2.92 Price/100070.23%
Price17th355 255 +100 71.83%
Rolling Resistance10th8.36 kg / t7.21 kg / t+1.15 kg / t86.24%
Short snow braking, dynamic dry handling, low noise, low wear.
Average snow performance, long dry braking.

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10th: Firestone Winterhawk 4

Firestone Winterhawk 4
  • 205/55 R16
  • EU Label: C/B/71
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking19th49.3 M45.1 M+4.2 M91.48%
Dry Handling17th136.1 Km/H139 Km/H-2.9 Km/H97.91%
Wet Braking3rd52.4 M50.2 M+2.2 M95.8%
Wet Handling6th71.8 Km/H73 Km/H-1.2 Km/H98.36%
Wet Circle11th12.93 s12.59 s+0.34 s97.37%
Straight Aqua6th79.9 Km/H84.5 Km/H-4.6 Km/H94.56%
Curved Aquaplaning17th2.91 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.47 m/sec286.09%
Snow Braking10th28.6 M27.3 M+1.3 M95.45%
Snow Traction3rd2839 N2899 N-60 N97.93%
Snow Handling6th57.2 Km/H57.9 Km/H-0.7 Km/H98.79%
Noise5th70.5 dB69.7 dB+0.8 dB98.87%
Wear10th36100 KM45400 KM-9300 KM79.52%
Value4th8.17 Price/10006.89 Price/1000+1.28 Price/100084.33%
Price7th295 255 +40 86.44%
Rolling Resistance5th8.08 kg / t7.21 kg / t+0.87 kg / t89.23%
Very good winter characteristics, short snow and wet braking, low wear, well priced.
Understeer in the dry with long dry braking.

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11th: BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2

BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2
  • 205/55 R16
  • EU Label: D/B/69
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking15th48.4 M45.1 M+3.3 M93.18%
Dry Handling20th135.4 Km/H139 Km/H-3.6 Km/H97.41%
Wet Braking11th55.6 M50.2 M+5.4 M90.29%
Wet Handling9th71.4 Km/H73 Km/H-1.6 Km/H97.81%
Wet Circle8th12.85 s12.59 s+0.26 s97.98%
Straight Aqua5th80.2 Km/H84.5 Km/H-4.3 Km/H94.91%
Curved Aquaplaning10th3.07 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.31 m/sec290.83%
Snow Braking4th27.9 M27.3 M+0.6 M97.85%
Snow Traction12th2774 N2899 N-125 N95.69%
Snow Handling2nd57.5 Km/H57.9 Km/H-0.4 Km/H99.31%
Noise14th71.8 dB69.7 dB+2.1 dB97.08%
Wear13th33900 KM45400 KM-11500 KM74.67%
Value14th9.29 Price/10006.89 Price/1000+2.4 Price/100074.17%
Price13th315 255 +60 80.95%
Rolling Resistance17th9.34 kg / t7.21 kg / t+2.13 kg / t77.19%
Good grip on ice and snow, stable wet handling, good aquaplaning resistance.
Slow steering.

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12th: Falken Eurowinter HS01

Falken Eurowinter HS01
  • 205/55 R16
  • EU Label: D/B/70
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th46.4 M45.1 M+1.3 M97.2%
Dry Handling8th137.4 Km/H139 Km/H-1.6 Km/H98.85%
Wet Braking17th56.6 M50.2 M+6.4 M88.69%
Wet Handling10th71.2 Km/H73 Km/H-1.8 Km/H97.53%
Wet Circle6th12.73 s12.59 s+0.14 s98.9%
Straight Aqua8th79.2 Km/H84.5 Km/H-5.3 Km/H93.73%
Curved Aquaplaning8th3.09 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.29 m/sec291.42%
Snow Braking19th29.5 M27.3 M+2.2 M92.54%
Snow Traction20th2598 N2899 N-301 N89.62%
Snow Handling16th55.3 Km/H57.9 Km/H-2.6 Km/H95.51%
Noise18th72.7 dB69.7 dB+3 dB95.87%
Wear11th34800 KM45400 KM-10600 KM76.65%
Value8th8.62 Price/10006.89 Price/1000+1.73 Price/100079.93%
Price9th300 255 +45 85%
Rolling Resistance19th9.48 kg / t7.21 kg / t+2.27 kg / t76.05%
Balanced grip in the wet and dry, good mileage, safe aquaplaning.
Limited winter ability, slow steering and long braking distances in the wet.

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12th: Uniroyal MS+ 77

Uniroyal MS Plus 77
  • 205/55 R16
  • EU Label: D/C/71
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking13th47.9 M45.1 M+2.8 M94.15%
Dry Handling7th137.5 Km/H139 Km/H-1.5 Km/H98.92%
Wet Braking15th56.4 M50.2 M+6.2 M89.01%
Wet Handling11th70.2 Km/H73 Km/H-2.8 Km/H96.16%
Wet Circle12th12.94 s12.59 s+0.35 s97.3%
Straight Aqua11th77.6 Km/H84.5 Km/H-6.9 Km/H91.83%
Curved Aquaplaning6th3.12 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.26 m/sec292.31%
Snow Braking10th28.6 M27.3 M+1.3 M95.45%
Snow Traction16th2704 N2899 N-195 N93.27%
Snow Handling19th54.6 Km/H57.9 Km/H-3.3 Km/H94.3%
Noise20th73.7 dB69.7 dB+4 dB94.57%
Wear6th36800 KM45400 KM-8600 KM81.06%
Value7th8.56 Price/10006.89 Price/1000+1.67 Price/100080.49%
Price13th315 255 +60 80.95%
Rolling Resistance11th8.46 kg / t7.21 kg / t+1.25 kg / t85.22%
Stable wet and dry handling, good aquaplaning resistance, low wear.
Moderate winter abilities with high levels of understeer, long wet braking.

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14th: Yokohama BluEarth Winter V906

Yokohama BluEarth Winter V906
  • 205/55 R16
  • EU Label: D/B/71
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking10th47.6 M45.1 M+2.5 M94.75%
Dry Handling4th138 Km/H139 Km/H-1 Km/H99.28%
Wet Braking14th56.1 M50.2 M+5.9 M89.48%
Wet Handling14th69.8 Km/H73 Km/H-3.2 Km/H95.62%
Wet Circle9th12.87 s12.59 s+0.28 s97.82%
Straight Aqua15th75.3 Km/H84.5 Km/H-9.2 Km/H89.11%
Curved Aquaplaning11th3.05 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.33 m/sec290.24%
Snow Braking16th29.2 M27.3 M+1.9 M93.49%
Snow Traction15th2727 N2899 N-172 N94.07%
Snow Handling14th55.6 Km/H57.9 Km/H-2.3 Km/H96.03%
Noise9th71.3 dB69.7 dB+1.6 dB97.76%
Wear19th29700 KM45400 KM-15700 KM65.42%
Value16th9.76 Price/10006.89 Price/1000+2.87 Price/100070.59%
Price5th290 255 +35 87.93%
Rolling Resistance20th9.51 kg / t7.21 kg / t+2.3 kg / t75.81%
Short braking and good handling in the dry, good comfort, well priced.
Understeer in the snow, long wet braking, average wear.

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15th: Barum Polaris 5

Barum Polaris 5
  • 205/55 R16
  • EU Label: C/C/72
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking17th49.1 M45.1 M+4 M91.85%
Dry Handling12th136.8 Km/H139 Km/H-2.2 Km/H98.42%
Wet Braking15th56.4 M50.2 M+6.2 M89.01%
Wet Handling13th69.9 Km/H73 Km/H-3.1 Km/H95.75%
Wet Circle10th12.9 s12.59 s+0.31 s97.6%
Straight Aqua17th73.9 Km/H84.5 Km/H-10.6 Km/H87.46%
Curved Aquaplaning18th2.7 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.68 m/sec279.88%
Snow Braking14th28.8 M27.3 M+1.5 M94.79%
Snow Traction13th2760 N2899 N-139 N95.21%
Snow Handling7th56.9 Km/H57.9 Km/H-1 Km/H98.27%
Noise16th72.2 dB69.7 dB+2.5 dB96.54%
Wear5th37000 KM45400 KM-8400 KM81.5%
Value1st6.89 Price/1000100%
Price1st255 100%
Rolling Resistance1st7.21 kg / t100%
Good winter grip, low wear, low rolling resistance.
Low aquaplaning resistance, long wet and dry braking.

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16th: Fulda Kristall Control HP2

Fulda Kristall Control HP2
  • 205/55 R16
  • EU Label: C/B/71
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking20th49.6 M45.1 M+4.5 M90.93%
Dry Handling19th135.7 Km/H139 Km/H-3.3 Km/H97.63%
Wet Braking20th57.5 M50.2 M+7.3 M87.3%
Wet Handling18th69.4 Km/H73 Km/H-3.6 Km/H95.07%
Wet Circle20th13.2 s12.59 s+0.61 s95.38%
Straight Aqua12th76.9 Km/H84.5 Km/H-7.6 Km/H91.01%
Curved Aquaplaning5th3.15 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.23 m/sec293.2%
Snow Braking10th28.6 M27.3 M+1.3 M95.45%
Snow Traction9th2818 N2899 N-81 N97.21%
Snow Handling20th54.5 Km/H57.9 Km/H-3.4 Km/H94.13%
Noise19th72.8 dB69.7 dB+3.1 dB95.74%
Wear3rd39700 KM45400 KM-5700 KM87.44%
Value2nd7.3 Price/10006.89 Price/1000+0.41 Price/100094.38%
Price5th290 255 +35 87.93%
Rolling Resistance12th8.48 kg / t7.21 kg / t+1.27 kg / t85.02%
Good traction and short braking in the snow, very low wear, low price.
Understeer and long wet and dry braking.

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17th: Sava Eskimo HP2

Sava Eskimo HP2
  • 205/55 R16
  • EU Label: C/C/71
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking17th49.1 M45.1 M+4 M91.85%
Dry Handling12th136.8 Km/H139 Km/H-2.2 Km/H98.42%
Wet Braking18th57.1 M50.2 M+6.9 M87.92%
Wet Handling19th69.1 Km/H73 Km/H-3.9 Km/H94.66%
Wet Circle19th13.17 s12.59 s+0.58 s95.6%
Straight Aqua18th73.7 Km/H84.5 Km/H-10.8 Km/H87.22%
Curved Aquaplaning14th2.93 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.45 m/sec286.69%
Snow Braking5th28 M27.3 M+0.7 M97.5%
Snow Traction11th2784 N2899 N-115 N96.03%
Snow Handling14th55.6 Km/H57.9 Km/H-2.3 Km/H96.03%
Noise15th71.9 dB69.7 dB+2.2 dB96.94%
Wear4th37200 KM45400 KM-8200 KM81.94%
Value3rd7.39 Price/10006.89 Price/1000+0.5 Price/100093.23%
Price3rd275 255 +20 92.73%
Rolling Resistance6th8.16 kg / t7.21 kg / t+0.95 kg / t88.36%
Good traction and short braking distances in the snow, low wear, low price.
Moderate wet grip, understeer wet handling, long wet and dry braking.

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18th: Nokian WR Snowproof

Nokian WR Snowproof
  • 205/55 R16
  • EU Label: C/B/69
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking5th46.2 M45.1 M+1.1 M97.62%
Dry Handling1st139 Km/H100%
Wet Braking18th57.1 M50.2 M+6.9 M87.92%
Wet Handling20th68 Km/H73 Km/H-5 Km/H93.15%
Wet Circle17th13.04 s12.59 s+0.45 s96.55%
Straight Aqua18th73.7 Km/H84.5 Km/H-10.8 Km/H87.22%
Curved Aquaplaning16th2.92 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.46 m/sec286.39%
Snow Braking16th29.2 M27.3 M+1.9 M93.49%
Snow Traction14th2738 N2899 N-161 N94.45%
Snow Handling17th55.1 Km/H57.9 Km/H-2.8 Km/H95.16%
Noise8th71.1 dB69.7 dB+1.4 dB98.03%
Wear8th36200 KM45400 KM-9200 KM79.74%
Value6th8.43 Price/10006.89 Price/1000+1.54 Price/100081.73%
Price10th305 255 +50 83.61%
Rolling Resistance2nd7.38 kg / t7.21 kg / t+0.17 kg / t97.7%
Balance grip in the dry, low wear, low rolling resistance.
Limited grip in the wet and on snow, average aquaplaning resistance.

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19th: Nexen Winguard Snow G3

Nexen Winguard Snow G3
  • 205/55 R16
  • EU Label: D/B/72
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th46.4 M45.1 M+1.3 M97.2%
Dry Handling14th136.6 Km/H139 Km/H-2.4 Km/H98.27%
Wet Braking11th55.6 M50.2 M+5.4 M90.29%
Wet Handling16th69.5 Km/H73 Km/H-3.5 Km/H95.21%
Wet Circle18th13.06 s12.59 s+0.47 s96.4%
Straight Aqua16th74.5 Km/H84.5 Km/H-10 Km/H88.17%
Curved Aquaplaning19th2.57 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.81 m/sec276.04%
Snow Braking18th29.4 M27.3 M+2.1 M92.86%
Snow Traction19th2648 N2899 N-251 N91.34%
Snow Handling13th56 Km/H57.9 Km/H-1.9 Km/H96.72%
Noise1st69.7 dB100%
Wear20th28500 KM45400 KM-16900 KM62.78%
Value12th8.95 Price/10006.89 Price/1000+2.06 Price/100076.98%
Price1st255 100%
Rolling Resistance15th9.09 kg / t7.21 kg / t+1.88 kg / t79.32%
Short snow braking, good comfort, low price.
Understeer in all conditions, high wear, low aquaplaning resistance, high rolling resistance.

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20th: Laufenn I Fit+

Laufenn I Fit Plus
  • 205/55 R16
  • EU Label: C/C/72
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd46 M45.1 M+0.9 M98.04%
Dry Handling3rd138.7 Km/H139 Km/H-0.3 Km/H99.78%
Wet Braking9th55 M50.2 M+4.8 M91.27%
Wet Handling16th69.5 Km/H73 Km/H-3.5 Km/H95.21%
Wet Circle16th13.03 s12.59 s+0.44 s96.62%
Straight Aqua20th72.4 Km/H84.5 Km/H-12.1 Km/H85.68%
Curved Aquaplaning20th2.32 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-1.06 m/sec268.64%
Snow Braking10th28.6 M27.3 M+1.3 M95.45%
Snow Traction7th2823 N2899 N-76 N97.38%
Snow Handling2nd57.5 Km/H57.9 Km/H-0.4 Km/H99.31%
Noise12th71.4 dB69.7 dB+1.7 dB97.62%
Wear17th31200 KM45400 KM-14200 KM68.72%
Value11th8.81 Price/10006.89 Price/1000+1.92 Price/100078.21%
Price3rd275 255 +20 92.73%
Rolling Resistance8th8.23 kg / t7.21 kg / t+1.02 kg / t87.61%
Good winter grip, god dry handling, low price.
Very low aquaplaning resistance, poor wet grip, high wear.

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