ADAC test winter 165/70R14 - 2012


ADAC tire test 2012 - Winter tires 165/70 R 14 T

    The dimension 165/70 R 14 T is widely used in micro-and small cars. The 15 winter tires were tested on the VW Polo. Three test candidates make the grade "Very Good"
 
 
Make / model ADAC Rating

price in

 

 

EURO

 

dry

roads

Wet Snow

Ice

noise

 

fuel 

Economy

wear

weighting     15% 30% 20% 10% 5% 10% 10%
Michelin Alpin A4 gut 54-97 2.1 2.0 2.4 2.3 3.4 1.8 0.8
Continental ContiWinterContact TS800 gut 50-98 2.2 2.0 2.1 2.4 3.5 1.6 2.3
Pirelli Winter 190 Snowcontrol Serie 3 gut 49-93 2.4 2.1 2.5 2.5 3.9 2.1 1.8
Barum Polaris 3 49-120 2.61 2.5 2.5 2.5 3.1 2.0 2.3
Sava Eskimo S3+ 38-68 2.61 2.4 2.4 2.3 3.2 1.8 2.3
Marshal I´ZEN MW 15 43-80 2.71 2.3 2.5 2.3 3.5 1.8 2.0
Goodyear UltraGrip 8 55-96 2.3 1.8 2.81 2.3 3.4 1.6 2.3
Semperit Master-Grip 38.84 2.4 2.1 2.3 2.5 3.0 2.2 2.81
Vredestein Snowtrac 3 43-89 2.81 2.3 2.2 2.3 3.5 1.7 1.8
Firestone Winterhawk 2 EVO 45-94 2.5 2.71 2.91 2.81 2.9 1.9 1.8
Dunlop SP Winterresponse 52-95 2.81 2.1 2.71 2.4 3.3 1.9 3.01
Hankook Winter i*cept RS W442 43-102 2.1 2.6 3.1 2.5 3.2 1.9 2.3
GTRadial ChampiroWinterPro 44-77 2.5 3.2 3.61 2.6 3.4 1.5 2.3
Effiplus Epluto I 43-68 2.5 4.91 3.3 2.8 3.4 1.9 2,3
Premiorri ViaMaggiore 40-58 3.9 5.51 2.2 2.6      

 


 - very good  - Good  - satisfactory  - unsatisfactory  - deficient

1- devaluation see "weaknesses"

Conclusion

     ADAC has 15 winter tires in size 165/70 R 14 T tested for small and micro cars. The most important models can be found under the "For these car models fit the size 165/70 R 14 T".
     The three in the overall good and therefore particularly commendable tire models come from premium manufacturers. The tires differ in the priorities of their qualities. While the Michelin Alpin A4 excels especially in the wear resistance on wet and dry roads, the particular strengths of the ContiWinterContact TS 800 lying on snow, wet and rolling resistance. The Pirelli Winter 190 Snowcontrol convinced 3 with its balance.
     Among the nine tire models that were rated satisfactory and therefore are recommended, including the Goodyear Ultra Grip 8, the Barum Polaris 3, the Sava Eskimo S3 +, the Marshal I'ZEN MW 15 and the Vredestein Snowtrac 3 of the best. Goodyear UG8 only shows weakness on snow. Its strengths lie in the wet. Here he presents himself as the best in the entire comparison test represents other named good tire models, the judgment obtained satisfactory for slight weakness on dry pavement. The good in almost all criteria Semperit Master-Grip gets written down to satisfactory due to low wear resistance.
The rest of the ADAC Average assessed with a winter tire models show weaknesses in several criteria. The Dunlop SP Winter Response ranges for the properties on wet and snow-covered roads, as well as the wear resistance of the non-rated with a good zoom and tire slips into the group because of the satisfactory tires.
      With a sufficient cuts the GTRadial ChampiroWinterPro because he especially on snow shows significant weaknesses. Since there's little that the same fuel consumption doing particularly well.
The two products I and Effiplus Epluto Premiorri ViaMaggiore be judged because of their massive weaknesses in the wet with a Poor. For this reason they are not recommended. 

ADAC advice

Who puts special emphasis on
  • good snow properties should select the Continental Conti Winter Contact TS 800, the Vredestein Snowtrac 3 or the Semperit Master-Grip.
  • good wet-weather performance should select the Goodyear Ultra Grip 8, Michelin Alpin A4 or Continental Conti Winter Contact TS 800
  •      low fuel consumption should give priority to select the Continental Conti Winter Contact TS 800 or the Goodyear Ultra Grip 8
  •     good wear properties should select the Michelin Alpin A4.high balance in all criteria should choose the Continental Conti Winter Contact TS 800, the Michelin Alpin A4 or the Pirelli Winter 190 Snow Control.
  •     low noise level should select the Firestone Winterhawk 2 EVO.