Winter tire test 2022: Two models fail completely

Winter tire test 2022: Two models fail completely

In cold weather, proper grip on snow, ice and moisture is essential. But which winter tire is best? And which ones should you wash your hands with? 33 current models in two dimensions in the ADAC tire test.

  • In test: Dimensions 185/65 R15 T for small cars

  • and: (SUV) 215/60 R16H for the Compact Class

  • Not all premium brands are assured

  • Two models fail completely

Snow, ice, wet or dry and frosty weather: which winter tire is best in different cold weather conditions? And if it also saves fuel, drives quietly and lasts as long as possible: all the better!

ADAC Tire Testing examines and evaluates all these qualities. 2022 was yet to do for winter tire testing 33 tire model in two dimensions Proven in various subjects. Since some of the test parameters place very different demands on the tyres and hence are in conflict with each other Balanced model only Be sure to test.

In test: 16 models for small cars

Handling the snow: with the VW Polo test vehicle in Ivalo, Finland © ADAC/Mark Wittkowski

Tested Dimensions 185/65 R15 T (up to 190 km/h) is widespread in popular compact cars ranging from the Audi A1 to the Opel Corsa. For the 2022 winter tire test, 16 models of this size were tested on a VW Polo test vehicle – and the overall result is mixed. After all four tires were cut with him ADAC – Verdict ,Well, From Continental Winter Contact TS 870The Goodyear Ultragrip 9+, Sempert Speed ​​Grip 5 And this Michelin Alpine 6 Gives good results in all the main parameters, so they are very balanced.

a midfield with seven hoops of brands BFGoodrich to Avon Still performs satisfactorily. It’s worth taking a look at the details here, because depending on the individual driving profile, a satisfactory (and usually cheap) test may be the candidate recommended.

Three tires only “rated with”enough, Rated: The Dunlop Winter Reaction 2which performed much better in drought last year in dimensions of 195 65 R15, Fulda Crystal Monteiro 3 And this berum polaris, Why? Tires and test vehicles do not run “cleanly” on a dry road surface at motorway speeds. This behavior is uncomfortable and strenuous on long motorway trips, but can also be important in the event of a sudden attacking maneuver at the border.

But the worrying thing is Imperial Snowdragon HP And this Wanli SW611 There are also two models that show such severe vulnerabilities in the wet that their performance”InadequateFor example, braking in the wet at 80 km/h: If the best tire is already lined up, the test car’s speedometer needle still shows 39 km/h at Wanli – and it After only another eleven meters braking distance stops!So immediate advice from ADAC Engineers: Stay away from these tyres.

In the test: 17 tires for the (SUV) compact class

The compact SUV’s dimensions were tested on the Skoda Karoq © ADAC/Mark Wittkowski

Even though the variety and size of tire dimensions for new vehicles continues to grow: relatively small test size 215/60 R16 in the speed class h up to 210km/h One of the top sellers in the winter tire segment. It fits many SUVs in the lower middle class, from the Audi Q3 to the VW T-Roc or Skoda Karoq test vehicle.
Basically, a largely positive conclusion can be drawn, as only one of the 17 tire models is cut with “enough” and is therefore only conditionally recommended – the four tire models being labeled “good” and the twelve “good”. Rated “satisfactory”.

Four winter tires get coveted in this dimension ADAC – Verdict ,Well, model Continental Winter Contact TS 870, Dunlop Winter Sports 5, Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ simultaneously Michelin Alpine 6, They are rewarded with a good grade because they meet all the main criteria very balanced Present.

Both twelve ,satisfying, Tire of brands Yokohama to Falcon It’s worth taking a look at the description, because depending on individual driving profile and individual operating conditions, most of the cheaper test candidates in the middle zone may be personally recommended. Because the entire test area does not show such severe vulnerabilities, both dry and wet, it means poor ADAC judgment. In the snow, only five tires miss the good rating. And on ice and in terms of fuel consumption, almost all test takers get a good rating.

Only Coopertire WM-SA2+ is only conditionally recommended, However, its vulnerabilities on dry roads are also too obvious in the wear test to be a real recommendation. And on wet roads and even in snow, it does not get any better than satisfactory results.

Do you need a different tire size? or interest summer tires, Feather ADAC Tire Testing Overview Page You’ll find further tests of existing models in many other sizes.

You can also find all the current winter tire tests in the ADAC brochure: Winter and All-Season Tires 2022.

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