2014 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 195/65 R15

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsContinental WinterContact TS 850
Hankook Winter i cept RS
Best tyre for wet roadsBridgestone Blizzak LM001
Best tyre for snowContinental WinterContact TS 850
Infinity INF 049
Michelin Alpin 5
The lowest fuel useContinental WinterContact TS 850
The best tyre for iceContinental WinterContact TS 850
Michelin Alpin 5
Pirelli Winter Snow Control Series 3
The lowest wearContinental WinterContact TS 850
Kleber Krisalp HP2
The quietest tyreBridgestone Blizzak LM001
Here's the 2014 ADAC winter tyre test in 195/65 R15.

This year ADAC have tested fourteen different winter tyre patterns.

Also from ADAC is the 175/65 R14 Winter Tyre Test.

Results

Continental WinterContact TS 8501st: Continental WinterContact TS 850
  1. Total: 54
  2. Dry: 8
  3. Wet: 7.6
  4. Snow: 8
  5. Ice: 7.6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.8
  7. Noise: 5
  8. Wear: 9
Positive: Very balanced with top marks on snow, ice, dry roads, as well as low fuel consumption and wear. Especially good in the wet
Negative: None listed

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Bridgestone Blizzak LM0012nd: Bridgestone Blizzak LM001
  1. Total: 51.2
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 8.2
  4. Snow: 7.2
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  7. Noise: 6
  8. Wear: 7
Positive: Well-balanced winter tire with top marks in the wet, good on dry and snowy roads
Negative: None listed

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Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D3rd: Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D
  1. Total: 49.4
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 7.4
  4. Snow: 7.4
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.6
  7. Noise: 5
  8. Wear: 7
Positive: Well-balanced winter tyre, good in the wet and snow, low fuel consumption
Negative: None listed

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Semperit Speed Grip 24th: Semperit Speed Grip 2
  1. Total: 49.2
  2. Dry: 7
  3. Wet: 7
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 7.4
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  7. Noise: 5.4
  8. Wear: 7
Positive: Well-balanced winter tire, especially good on snow and ice
Negative: None listed

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Uniroyal MS Plus 775th: Uniroyal MS+ 77
  1. Total: 45
  2. Dry: 6.8
  3. Wet: 6.6
  4. Snow: 6.8
  5. Ice: 6.6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  7. Noise: 3.6
  8. Wear: 7
Positive: Good on fuel consumption and wear
Negative: Slightly weaker in the wet, snow and ice

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Yokohama W drive V9056th: Yokohama W drive V905
  1. Total: 48.8
  2. Dry: 7.8
  3. Wet: 6.4
  4. Snow: 7.2
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  7. Noise: 4.8
  8. Wear: 7
Positive: Good on wet and snowy surfaces, low fuel consumption
Negative: Slightly weaker in the wet

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Michelin Alpin 57th: Michelin Alpin 5
  1. Total: 48.4
  2. Dry: 6.2
  3. Wet: 7.4
  4. Snow: 8
  5. Ice: 7.6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  7. Noise: 4.4
  8. Wear: 7
Positive: Top marks on snow and ice, good in the wet
Negative: Slightly weaker on dry pavement

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Hankook Winter i cept RS8th: Hankook Winter i cept RS
  1. Total: 47.2
  2. Dry: 8
  3. Wet: 6
  4. Snow: 6
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  7. Noise: 4.4
  8. Wear: 8
Positive: Top marks on dry roads, low wear
Negative: Slightly weaker in wet and snow

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Pirelli Winter Snow Control Series 39th: Pirelli Winter Snow Control Series 3
  1. Total: 47.8
  2. Dry: 6
  3. Wet: 6.8
  4. Snow: 7.6
  5. Ice: 7.6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.2
  7. Noise: 4.6
  8. Wear: 7
Positive: Top marks on ice and especially good in the snow and wet roads
Negative: Slightly weak on dry roads

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Kumho Winter Craft WP5110th: Kumho Winter Craft WP51
  1. Total: 45.6
  2. Dry: 7.6
  3. Wet: 5.2
  4. Snow: 6.6
  5. Ice: 7.2
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.6
  7. Noise: 5.4
  8. Wear: 6
Positive: Good on dry roads
Negative: Relatively weak in the wet and poor wear

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Kleber Krisalp HP211th: Kleber Krisalp HP2
  1. Total: 46.6
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 5
  4. Snow: 6.6
  5. Ice: 7
  6. Rolling Resistance: 8.4
  7. Noise: 3.4
  8. Wear: 9
Positive: Top marks for wear
Negative: Relatively weak in the wet

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Matador MP 92 Sibir Snow12th: Matador MP 92 Sibir Snow
  1. Total: 44.6
  2. Dry: 7.2
  3. Wet: 4.6
  4. Snow: 7
  5. Ice: 6.4
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.4
  7. Noise: 5
  8. Wear: 7
Positive: Good on wet and snow
Negative: Weak in the wet and on ice

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Infinity INF 04913th: Infinity INF 049
  1. Total: 39.4
  2. Dry: 4.6
  3. Wet: 1
  4. Snow: 8
  5. Ice: 7.4
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.8
  7. Noise: 4.6
  8. Wear: 6
Positive: Top marks on snow, relatively good on ice
Negative: Very weak in the wet, weak in the dry, high wear

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Achilles Winter 10114th: Achilles Winter 101
  1. Total: 38.6
  2. Dry: 5.2
  3. Wet: 1
  4. Snow: 6.6
  5. Ice: 6.6
  6. Rolling Resistance: 7.2
  7. Noise: 5
  8. Wear: 7
Positive: None listed
Negative: Very weak in the wet, weak on snow, ice and dry roads

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