Ranking of winter tyres for 2017

  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK

Take a look at some more assessments. Independent automotive organisations have just published results from their latest winter tyre tests. In addition to well-known models, you will find also many new products.

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See the test results and make your final decision! Which model will you choose for the upcoming season? Will you buy proven classics or a tempting and bold newcomer?

 

Tyre test 1st place   2nd place 3rd place

ADAC, size: 195/65 R15  
 

Continental WinterContact TS 860

Esa + Tecar Super Grip 9

Kleber Krisalp HP3

ADACsize: 215/65 R16
 

Dunlop Winter Sport 5

BFGoodrich G-Force Winter 2

Goodyear UG Performance G1

Auto Straßenverkehrsize: 225/45 R18
 

Continental WinterContact TS 850 P

Dunlop SP Winter Sport 5

Semperit Speed-Grip 3

Auto Bildsize: 225/50 R17
 

Continental WinterContact TS 860

Michelin Alpin 5

Dunlop Winter Sport 5

Auto Bild Allradsize: 225/55 R17
 

Goodyear UG Performance SUV G1

Continental WinterContact TS 850 P

Michelin Alpin 5

GTÜ/ACEsize: 235/55 R17
 

Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV

Goodyear UG Performance G1

Continental WinterContact TS 850 P

Auto, motor und sportsize: 225/45 R18
 

Continental WinterContact TS 850 P

Dunlop SP Winter Sport 5

Semperit Speed-Grip 3

Auto Zeitungsize: 215/65 R16
 

Dunlop Winter Sport 5

BFGoodrich G-Force Winter 2 SUV

Goodyear UG Performance G1

Auto Zeitungsize: 195/65 R15
 

Continental WinterContact TS 860

ESA+TECAR Super Grip 9

Kleber Krisalp HP3

 

ADAC 2017 195/65 R15 winter tyre test

 

At this year's ADAC 195/65 R15 winter tyre test, the organisers analysed 16 models that are very popular on cars like the Audi A6 and A4, Alfa Romeo GT, BMW 3, Citroen C4 and Fiat Stilo. Almost all of the tested products have been positively evaluated by specialists, except for the Semperit Master-Grip 2, which completed these demanding tests in last place, rated as ‘sufficient’.

 

The best ranking tyre was the Continental WinterContact TS 860

Continental WinterContact TS 860

Continental WinterContact TS 860

A characteristic feature of the Continental WinterContact TS 860 is its directional tread pattern which, combined with modern SnowCurve technology and 3D grooves, ensures improved driving comfort and safety in the snow. These features provide you with full traction in winter conditions. 

 

Buy Continental WinterContact TS 860 

 

Second place was taken by an ESA TECAR tyre, a company which is part of Tecar International. It is a niche supplier of high-quality tyres, offered at reasonable prices. The ESA TECAR Super Grip 9 is a winter model, which received high marks for its lownoise emissions, which significantly influences the driving comfort in winter conditions. 

 

The third on the podium was the Kleber Krisalp HP3 

Kleber Krisalp HP3

Kleber Krisalp HP3 

The product received high marks in categories analysing tyre behaviour on wet and icy roads. These positive ratings result from the tread design and a special rubber compound, which shortens braking distance and provides the excellent traction in difficult conditions. The Kleber Krisalp HP3 is a very good solution for drivers who are on a budget this winter season.

 

 Buy Kleber Krisalp HP3  

 

ADAC 2017 215/65 R16 winter tyre test 

 

The Dunlop Winter Sport 5, a tyre that is well-known to drivers of sports cars, scored highest in these tests after counting up all of the individual points.

This is a tyre that enables you to get maximum performance out of cars with more powerful engines, even in winter conditions. A series of modern solutions used for creating this model made it a definite choice for those looking for tyres with low rolling resistance, safety and comfort.

 

Buy Dunlop Winter Sport 5

 

BFGoodrich G-Force Winter 2‘s ratings were almost as good as those of the winner. 

BFGoodrich G-Force Winter 2

BFGoodrich G-Force Winter 2

The characteristic tread pattern ensures great grip and quick drying of the tyre in the pouring rain, preventing dangerous aquaplaning. This model falls into the economy class, which guarantees its availability at an attractive price.

 

Buy BFGoodrich G-Force Winter 2

 

Last place on the podium was claimed by a representative of the premium class; the Goodyear UG Performance G1.

Top performance and guaranteed safety even in the toughest conditions are only the beginning of a series of benefits offered by Goodyear tyres. It is worth mentioning that this model is designed to ensure the slow and even wear of the tread, providing the best performance throughout its operational life. 

 

Buy Goodyear UG Performance G1

 

'Auto Strassenverkehr' 2017 225/45 R18 winter tyre test

 

After summarising the results, the highest ratings were achieved by the Continental WinterContact TS 850 P.

 

This model received the highest score in the wet grip test, making it ideal for those rainy winters that are quite common now in our part of Europe.

Apart from great good grip in the rain, this model also offers better manoeuvrability in the snow and excellent traction control. This ensures safe and relaxed driving even on winter mornings, which are really frightening for many drivers. The WinterContact Continental TS 850P has a very robust carcass, which makes it perfect for the heavier loads of SUVs and MPVs.

 

The second place was claimed by Dunlop Winter Sport 5.

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The last step on the podium was taken by an economy class tyre; the Semperit Speed-Grip 3

It got graded highly for its traction in the snow, which makes it a very good alternative to expensive premium products. The company supplies tyres at a reasonable price and performance that fully meets the requirements of even the most demanding drivers. When driving your car in winter, you should be prepared for a sudden change of weather. The Semperit Speed-Grip 3 copes very well with this, easily handling icy roads, reducing braking distance and providing maximum travel comfort. 

 

Buy Semperit

 

Auto Bild 2017 225/50 R17 winter tyre test 

 

The Continental WinterContact TS 860 received the highest number of points in tests for 225/50 R17 and 195/65 R15 sizes.

The awarded model, Michelin Alpin 5, is a premium class tyre.

This product from Michelin is appreciated for its excellent results in tests on snow. They were possible thanks to sipes that are densely arranged on the tyre tread. Its excellent grip and almost immediate braking are not the sole advantages of the Alpin 5. It provides excellent performance, low rolling resistance and efficient water removal. 

Auto Bild published results of its own tests, that confirmed the excellent performance of Dunlop Winter Sport 5. See previous results. 

 

Auto Bild 'Allrad' 2017 225/55 R17 winter tyre test

 

The Goodyear UG Performance G1 SUV is a representative of the best class tyres. Goodyear is not only a single brand owner. It also owns companies producing tyre models for companies likef Sava, Dunlop, Fulda and Debica.

Goodyear UG Performance G1 SUV

Goodyear UG Performance G1 SUV

The UG Performance SUV G1 has featured in these tyre tests since 2016 and, despite many new products appearing on the market, it has remains in the top group of winter models thanks to its modern design and excellent workmanship. Driving on these tyres is not only safe, but also very comfortable, which will be certainly appreciated by drivers of larger vehicles who like to enjoy the full performance of their cars throughout the year regardless of weather conditions. 

The following places in the ranking were taken by already the Continental WinterContact TS 850 P and Michelin Alpin 5

 

GTÜ/ACE 2017 225/55 R17 winter tyre test

 

In a test that reflects the performance of tyres for larger cars, the best results were achieved by Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV.

Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV

Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV

It is a tyre dedicated for 4x4 cars and designed for winter to make drivers feel safe and prepared for even the most difficult weather conditions. Its directional tread with a dense network of sipes ensures excellent traction control and prevents skidding. 

Very good results were also obtained by the Goodyear UG Performance G1 and Continental WinterContact TS 850 P.

 

Auto, motor und sport 2017 225/45 R18 winter tyre test

For test purposes, 225/45 R18 size tyres were mounted on a BMW 430i Gran Coupe. The first three places in these tests were taken by very well-known models.

 

Auto Zeitung 2017 195/65 R15 winter tyre test

Cars that use 215/65 R16 size tyres include very popular models of medium and high-end class, so if you are driving a Daihatsu Terios, Honda CR-V, Mitsubishi Pajero Pinin or a Volkswagen Tiguan, check out this tyre assessment prepared by the German magazine Auto Zeitung.

 

Auto Zeitung 2017 215/65 R16 winter tyre test

This year's tests, especially the top group, no longer consists solely of premium class tyres. The winners of the last tests include many economy and medium class models, such as the BFGoodrich G-Force Winter 2 SUV

 

BFGoodrich G-Force Winter 2 SUV has a directional tread with wide grooves that efficiently evacuate water, ensuring trouble-free operation in all conditions. Intelligently arranged channels are very good in removing water and ensure very quiet during operation. 

BFGoodrich G-Force Winter 2 SUV

BFGoodrich G-Force Winter 2 SUV


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