ADAC test winter 205/55R16 - 2012

 

ADAC tire test 2012 - Winter tires 205/55 R 16 H

 

 

 
 
    205/55 R 16 H is known as development size widespread, not only in the segment of medium category. Five 'good' rated models allows a wide range.
 
 
 
 
 
Make / model ADAC Rating

price in

EURO 

 

dry

roads

 

Wet Snow

Ice

noise

 

fuel 

Economy

 

wear

Weighting     15% 30% 20% 10% 5% 10% 10%
Continental ContiWinterContact TS850 gut 93-183 2.4 2.3 1.9 2.0 3.2 1.4 1.0
Michelin Alpin A4 gut 94-177 2.2 2.4 2.0 2.1 3.7 1.9 1.0
  Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D gut 96-175 2.5 2.2 2.3 2.4 3.2 1.9 2.3
Goodyear UltraGrip 8 gut 92-183 2.5 2.1 2.3 2.3 3.5 2.2 2.0
Nokian WR D3 gut 76-181 2.5 2.5 2.3 2.4 3.6 2.3 2.5
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 86-198 2.3 2.61 2.4 2.3 4.0 2.0 2.0
Semperit Speed-Grip 2 77-142 2.71 2.4 2.5 2.71 2.4 1.9 2.5
Vredestein Snowtrac 3 75-157 2.6 2.6 2.71 2.4 3.0 2.2 2.0
ESA-Tecar Super Grip 7+ 65-130 2.81 2.61 2.3 2.3 3.2 1.7 2.0
Yokohama Winter drive V903A 85-186 2.1 2.91 2.81 2.4 3.3 2.1 1.5
Fulda Kristall Control HP 84-170 2.6 3.0 2.2 2.71 3.5 2.1 2.0
Pirelli Winter 210 Snowcontrol Serie 3 87-177 3.01 2.71 2.81 2.5 3.7 2.1 2.0
Falken Eurowinter HS449 67-163 2.3 2.4 3.11 2.0 3.2 2.2 2.3
Hankook Winter i*cept RS W442 74-186 2.4 3.01 3.31 2.2 3.6 2.1 2.3
Uniroyal MS plus 66 80-145 2.4 2.2 3.31 2.5 3.0 2.2 2.3
Syron Everest 1 2 62-125 3.0 5.5 3.4 2.7 4.    

 

 - very good  - Good  - satisfactory  - unsatisfactory  - deficient

1- devaluation see "weaknesses"

 

Conclusion

     The ADAC tested 16 winter tires in the standard size 205/55 R 16 H for car of the middle class. The most important models can be found under the "For these car models fit the size 205/55 R 16 H".
     The five in the overall good and therefore particularly commendable tire models show very balanced overall performance. Individual tires create special accents. While the Michelin Alpin A4 and Continental Winter Contact TS 850 especially with the qualities shine on snow and ice as well as the wear resistance, are the particular strengths of the Goodyear Ultra Grip 8 to wetness. The ContiWinterContact happening also highlighted with a low rolling resistance. The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4 D and the Nokian WR D3 qualify through their balance as highly-recommended tires.
     The group of satisfactory and therefore recommendable tires includes ten models. The best of them, the. Bridgestone LM-32 comes only in the criterion "wet" not quite up to the good tire and slip so in this group The other tires in this group are the Semperit Speed-Grip 2 with slight weakness on dry roads and on ice, the Vredestein Snowtrac 3 with weaknesses on dry, wet and snow-covered road and the ESA Tecar Super Grip 7 + with weaknesses on wet and dry roads . The other with the verdict "Average" rated tires have some significant weaknesses in several criteria. The Yokohama W.drive V903A Besides his poor performance on wet and snow high wear resistance.
     The Syron Everest 1 is judged because of its massive weakness in the wet with a Poor. For this reason it is not recommended. 

 

ADAC advice

Who puts special emphasis on

  • high balance all the criteria, you should select one of the "good" rated tires (ContiWinterContact TS 850, Michelin Alpin A4, Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D, Goodyear Ultra Grip 8, Nokian WR D3)
  • good snow properties should select the Continental Conti Winter Contact TS 850 or the Michelin Alpin A4.
  • good wet-weather performance, should the Goodyear Ultra Grip select the 8th
  • low fuel consumption, should the Continental Conti Winter Contact TS select the 850th
  • good wear properties should select the Continental Conti Winter Contact TS 850 or the Michelin Alpin A4.