Article Index

 

List of Tested Tires:

 

Continental WinterContact TS 860

Aeolus SnowAce2 AW08

ESA+Tecar Super Grip 9

Dunlop Winter Response 2

Firestone Winterhawk 3

Falken Eurowinter HS01

Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452

Goodyear UltraGrip 9

Kumho WinterCraft WP51

Kleber Krisalp HP3

Nokian WR D4

Michelin Alpin 5

Semperit Master-Grip 2

Sava Eskimo S3 +

Yokohama W*drive V905

Vredestein Snowtrac 5 

 

 

  Best tyre for dry roads


Yokohama W*drive V905


 

      

 

  Best tyre for wet roads


Goodyear UltraGrip 9


 

      

 

  Best tyre for snow


Continental WinterContact TS 860


 

      

 

  Best tyre for ice


Continental WinterContact TS 860


 

      

 

  The quietest tyre


Sava Eskimo S3 +


 

      

 

  The lowest fuel use


ESA+Tecar Super Grip 9


 

      

 

  The best value tyre


Continental WinterContact TS 860


 

 

Summary

16   Semperit Master-Grip 2

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star


Braking    star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star

   Snow 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Ice 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star

 Noise   Noise   star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

 

 

15  Aeolus SnowAce2 AW08

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star 

   Snow 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star

   Ice 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

 Noise   Noise   star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

 

 

14  Kumho WinterCraft WP51

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star

   Snow 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Ice 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

 Noise   Noise   star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

 

13  Sava Eskimo S3 +

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star

   Snow 

Handling   star star star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Ice 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

 Noise   Noise   star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star

 

 

12  Michelin Alpin 5

 

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star star


Braking    star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Snow 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Ice 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

 Noise   Noise   star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

 

11   Falken Eurowinter HS01

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Snow 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Ice 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

 Noise   Noise   star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

 

10  Firestone Winterhawk 3

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star

   Snow 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Ice 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

 Noise   Noise   star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star star

 

 

9  Nokian WR D4

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star

   Snow 

Handling   star star star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Ice 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

 Noise   Noise   star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star star

 

 

8   Vredestein Snowtrac 5

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Snow 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Ice 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

 Noise   Noise   star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

 

7  Yokohama W*drive V905

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Snow 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Ice 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star star

 Noise   Noise   star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

 

6   Goodyear UltraGrip 9

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Snow 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Ice 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

 Noise   Noise   star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

 

5  Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Snow 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Ice 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

 Noise   Noise   star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

 

4  Dunlop Winter Response 2

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Snow 

Handling   star star star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Ice 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

 Noise   Noise   star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star star

 

 

3  Kleber Krisalp HP3

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Snow 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Ice 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

 Noise   Noise   star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

 

2  ESA+Tecar Super Grip 9

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Snow 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Ice 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

 Noise   Noise   star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

 

1  Continental WinterContact TS 860

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Snow 

Handling   star star star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Ice 

Handling   star star star star


Braking   star star star star

 Noise   Noise   star star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star star

 


 

Test Results

 

 

  1. Semperit Master-Grip 2

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Weight

Handling (dry)

3,7

40%

Safety (dry)

3,8

40%

Braking (dry)

3,0

20%

Total

3,6

15%

Braking (wet)

2,8

30%

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

2,5

20%

Aquaplaning (transverse)

2,5

10%

Handling (wet)

2,0

30%

Lateral stability

3,0

10%

Total

2,5

30%

Braking (snow)

2,0

40%

Grip (snow)

2,5

20%

Handling (snow)

1,8

40%

Total

2,1

20%

Braking (ice)

2,8

60%

Lateral stability (ice)

2,5

40%

Total

2,7

10%

Noise (external)

2,5

50%

Noise (internal)

3,5

50%

Total

3,0

5%

Fuel consumption

1,9

10%

Wear

3,0

10%

Overall rank

3,6

 

 

 Good results on snow

 The lowest noise level

 Weak results on ice and a dry covering

 Rather high wear

 

 

  1. Aeolus SnowAce2 AW08

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Weight

Handling (dry)

2,4

40%

Safety (dry)

2,3

40%

Braking (dry)

2,5

20%

Total

2,4

15%

Braking (wet)

2,9

30%

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

2,5

20%

Aquaplaning (transverse)

2,5

10%

Handling (wet)

2,6

30%

Lateral stability

2,5

10%

Total

2,7

30%

Braking (snow)

2,5

40%

Grip (snow)

3,5

20%

Handling (snow)

4,0

40%

Total

3,3

20%

Braking (ice)

2,3

60%

Lateral stability (ice)

2,5

40%

Total

2,4

10%

Noise (external)

3,3

50%

Noise (internal)

3,5

50%

Total

3,4

5%

Fuel consumption

2,0

10%

Wear

3,0

10%

Overall rank

2,4

 

 

 The acceptable results on a dry covering

 Weak results on snow

 Rather weak results on a wet covering

 Rather high wear

 

 

  1. Kumho WinterCraft WP51

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Weight

Handling (dry)

2,2

40%

Safety (dry)

2,3

40%

Braking (dry)

2,8

20%

Total

2,4

15%

Braking (wet)

3,7

30%

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

2,5

20%

Aquaplaning (transverse)

2,5

10%

Handling (wet)

3,5

30%

Lateral stability

3,5

10%

Total

3,3

30%

Braking (snow)

2,5

40%

Grip (snow)

2,5

20%

Handling (snow)

2,7

40%

Total

2,6

20%

Braking (ice)

2,3

60%

Lateral stability (ice)

2,5

40%

Total

2,4

10%

Noise (external)

3,3

50%

Noise (internal)

3,8

50%

Total

3,6

5%

Fuel consumption

2,3

10%

Wear

2,5

10%

Overall rank

3,3

 

 

 The acceptable results on a dry covering

 Weak results on a wet covering

 Rather weak results on snow

 

 

  1. Sava Eskimo S3 +

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Weight

Handling (dry)

3,4

40%

Safety (dry)

3,3

40%

Braking (dry)

2,8

20%

Total

3,3

15%

Braking (wet)

3,2

30%

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

2,5

20%

Aquaplaning (transverse)

2,5

10%

Handling (wet)

3,0

30%

Lateral stability

3,0

10%

Total

2,9

30%

Braking (snow)

2,0

40%

Grip (snow)

2,0

20%

Handling (snow)

1,6

40%

Total

1,9

20%

Braking (ice)

2,3

60%

Lateral stability (ice)

2,5

40%

Total

2,4

10%

Noise (external)

3,4

50%

Noise (internal)

3,3

50%

Total

2,8

5%

Fuel consumption

3,3

10%

Wear

3,2

10%

Overall rank

2,5

 

 

 Very good results on snow

 Weak results on a dry covering

 Rather weak results on a wet covering

 

 

  1. Michelin Alpin 5

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Weight

Handling (dry)

1,8

40%

Safety (dry)

1,8

40%

Braking (dry)

3,0

20%

Total

2,1

15%

Braking (wet)

2,9

30%

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

2,0

20%

Aquaplaning (transverse)

2,5

10%

Handling (wet)

2,2

30%

Lateral stability

3,0

10%

Total

2,5

30%

Braking (snow)

2,5

40%

Grip (snow)

3,0

20%

Handling (snow)

4,0

40%

Total

3,2

20%

Braking (ice)

2,5

60%

Lateral stability (ice)

2,8

40%

Total

2,6

10%

Noise (external)

3,0

50%

Noise (internal)

4,0

50%

Total

3,5

5%

Fuel consumption

2,6

10%

Wear

1,5

10%

Overall rank

3,2

 

 

 Very low wear

 Good results on a dry covering

 Weak results on snow

 Rather high fuel consumption

 

 

  1. Falken Eurowinter HS01 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Weight

Handling (dry)

2,4

40%

Safety (dry)

2,7

40%

Braking (dry)

2,5

20%

Total

2,6

15%

Braking (wet)

2,7

30%

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

1,5

20%

Aquaplaning (transverse)

2,0

10%

Handling (wet)

3,1

30%

Lateral stability

3,5

10%

Total

2,6

30%

Braking (snow)

2,5

40%

Grip (snow)

3,0

20%

Handling (snow)

3,7

40%

Total

3,1

20%

Braking (ice)

2,8

60%

Lateral stability (ice)

3,0

40%

Total

2,9

10%

Noise (external)

3,5

50%

Noise (internal)

3,7

50%

Total

3,6

5%

Fuel consumption

2,3

10%

Wear

2,5

10%

Overall rank

3,1

 

 

 Low fuel consumption

 Low wear

 Weak results on snow and ice

 

 

  1. Firestone Winterhawk 3

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Weight

Handling (dry)

1,8

40%

Safety (dry)

1,9

40%

Braking (dry)

2,8

20%

Total

2,1

15%

Braking (wet)

3,4

30%

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

2,5

20%

Aquaplaning (transverse)

3,0

10%

Handling (wet)

3,1

30%

Lateral stability

3,5

10%

Total

3,1

30%

Braking (snow)

2,5

40%

Grip (snow)

2,5

20%

Handling (snow)

3,4

40%

Total

2,9

20%

Braking (ice)

2,3

60%

Lateral stability (ice)

2,8

40%

Total

2,5

10%

Noise (external)

2,8

50%

Noise (internal)

3,9

50%

Total

3,4

5%

Fuel consumption

1,8

10%

Wear

2,5

10%

Overall rank

3,1

 

 

 Good results on a dry covering

 Low fuel consumption

 Rather weak results on snow and a wet covering

 

 

  1. Nokian WR D4

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Weight

Handling (dry)

2,3

40%

Safety (dry)

2,2

40%

Braking (dry)

2,5

20%

Total

2,3

15%

Braking (wet)

3,7

30%

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

2,5

20%

Aquaplaning (transverse)

2,5

10%

Handling (wet)

3,1

30%

Lateral stability

3,0

10%

Total

3,1

30%

Braking (snow)

2,0

40%

Grip (snow)

2,0

20%

Handling (snow)

1,2

40%

Total

1,7

20%

Braking (ice)

2,3

60%

Lateral stability (ice)

2,5

40%

Total

2,4

10%

Noise (external)

3,0

50%

Noise (internal)

4,2

50%

Total

3,6

5%

Fuel consumption

1,9

10%

Wear

3,0

10%

Overall rank

3,1

 

 

 

 Very good results on snow

 Good results on a dry covering

 Low fuel consumption

 Weak results on a wet covering

 Rather high wear

 

 

  1. Vredestein Snowtrac 5

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Weight

Handling (dry)

1,9

40%

Safety (dry)

1,8

40%

Braking (dry)

2,5

20%

Total

2,0

15%

Braking (wet)

3,0

30%

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

2,5

20%

Aquaplaning (transverse)

3,0

10%

Handling (wet)

2,5

30%

Lateral stability

2,5

10%

Total

2,7

30%

Braking (snow)

2,5

40%

Grip (snow)

2,5

20%

Handling (snow)

3,5

40%

Total

2,9

20%

Braking (ice)

2,5

60%

Lateral stability (ice)

2,5

40%

Total

2,5

10%

Noise (external)

3,3

50%

Noise (internal)

4,2

50%

Total

3,8

5%

Fuel consumption

2,0

10%

Wear

3,0

10%

Overall rank

3,0

 

 

 Very good results on a dry covering

 Weak results on snow

 Rather weak results on a wet covering

 Rather high wear

 

 

  1. Yokohama W*drive V905

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Weight

Handling (dry)

1,5

40%

Safety (dry)

1,5

40%

Braking (dry)

2,5

20%

Total

1,7

15%

Braking (wet)

2,9

30%

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

2,0

20%

Aquaplaning (transverse)

2,5

10%

Handling (wet)

2,5

30%

Lateral stability

3,0

10%

Total

2,6

30%

Braking (snow)

2,0

40%

Grip (snow)

2,0

20%

Handling (snow)

2,5

40%

Total

2,2

20%

Braking (ice)

2,3

60%

Lateral stability (ice)

2,8

40%

Total

2,5

10%

Noise (external)

3,5

50%

Noise (internal)

3,8

50%

Total

3,7

5%

Fuel consumption

2,0

10%

Wear

3,0

10%

Overall rank

3,0

 

 

 Very good results on a dry covering

 Good results on snow

 Rather weak results on a wet covering

 Rather high wear

 

 

  1. Goodyear UltraGrip 9 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Weight

Handling (dry)

2,3

40%

Safety (dry)

2,3

40%

Braking (dry)

2,8

20%

Total

2,4

15%

Braking (wet)

2,2

30%

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

1,5

20%

Aquaplaning (transverse)

1,5

10%

Handling (wet)

1,7

30%

Lateral stability

2,5

10%

Total

1,9

30%

Braking (snow)

2,0

40%

Grip (snow)

2,5

20%

Handling (snow)

3,3

40%

Total

2,7

20%

Braking (ice)

2,3

60%

Lateral stability (ice)

2,5

40%

Total

2,4

10%

Noise (external)

3,0

50%

Noise (internal)

3,2

50%

Total

3,1

5%

Fuel consumption

2,1

10%

Wear

2,0

10%

Overall rank

2,7

 

 

 Very good results on a wet covering

 Good results on a dry covering

 Low wear

 Rather weak results on snow

 

 

  1. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Weight

Handling (dry)

2,2

40%

Safety (dry)

2,0

40%

Braking (dry)

2,5

20%

Total

2,2

15%

Braking (wet)

3,0

30%

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

2,0

20%

Aquaplaning (transverse)

2,0

10%

Handling (wet)

2,6

30%

Lateral stability

3,0

10%

Total

2,6

30%

Braking (snow)

2,5

40%

Grip (snow)

3,0

20%

Handling (snow)

2,7

40%

Total

2,7

20%

Braking (ice)

2,5

60%

Lateral stability (ice)

2,5

40%

Total

2,5

10%

Noise (external)

3,3

50%

Noise (internal)

4,1

50%

Total

3,7

5%

Fuel consumption

2,2

10%

Wear

2,5

10%

Overall rank

2,7

 

 

 Good results on a dry covering

 Rather weak results on snow and a wet covering

 

 

  1. Dunlop Winter Response 2

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Weight

Handling (dry)

2,5

40%

Safety (dry)

2,7

40%

Braking (dry)

2,5

20%

Total

2,6

15%

Braking (wet)

2,2

30%

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

2,0

20%

Aquaplaning (transverse)

2,0

10%

Handling (wet)

1,7

30%

Lateral stability

2,5

10%

Total

2,0

30%

Braking (snow)

2,0

40%

Grip (snow)

2,5

20%

Handling (snow)

1,9

40%

Total

2,1

20%

Braking (ice)

2,3

60%

Lateral stability (ice)

2,5

40%

Total

2,4

10%

Noise (external)

2,8

50%

Noise (internal)

3,6

50%

Total

3,2

5%

Fuel consumption

1,8

10%

Wear

2,5

10%

Overall rank

2,6

 

 

 Good results on snow, ice and a wet covering

 Low fuel consumption

 Rather weak results on a dry covering

 

 

  1. Kleber Krisalp HP3 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Weight

Handling (dry)

2.3

40%

Safety (dry)

2,2

40%

Braking (dry)

2,5

20%

Total

2,3

15%

Braking (wet)

2,7

30%

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

2,5

20%

Aquaplaning (transverse)

2,5

10%

Handling (wet)

2,1

30%

Lateral stability

2,5

10%

Total

2,5

30%

Braking (snow)

2,0

40%

Grip (snow)

2,0

20%

Handling (snow)

2,2

40%

Total

2,1

20%

Braking (ice)

2,5

60%

Lateral stability (ice)

2,5

40%

Total

2,5

10%

Noise (external)

2,8

50%

Noise (internal)

3,8

50%

Total

3,3

5%

Fuel consumption

2,0

10%

Wear

2,0

10%

Overall rank

2,4

 

 

 Good balance of characteristics

 Low wear

 Good results on snow and a dry covering

 

 

  1. ESA+Tecar Super Grip 9 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Weight

Handling (dry)

2,2

40%

Safety (dry)

2,0

40%

Braking (dry)

2,8

20%

Total

2,3

15%

Braking (wet)

2,7

30%

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

2,0

20%

Aquaplaning (transverse)

2,5

10%

Handling (wet)

1,8

30%

Lateral stability

2,5

10%

Total

2,3

30%

Braking (snow)

2,0

40%

Grip (snow)

2,0

20%

Handling (snow)

2,7

40%

Total

2,3

20%

Braking (ice)

2,0

60%

Lateral stability (ice)

2,3

40%

Total

2,1

10%

Noise (external)

3,0

50%

Noise (internal)

3,5

50%

Total

3,3

5%

Fuel consumption

1,7

10%

Wear

2,5

10%

Overall rank

2,3

 

 

 Good balance of characteristics

 Very good results on ice

 Low fuel consumption

 Good results on snow, a dry and wet covering

 

 

  1. Continental WinterContact TS 860 

Criterion

 

Grade

 

Weight

Handling (dry)

2,2

40%

Safety (dry)

1,9

40%

Braking (dry)

2,5

20%

Total

2,2

15%

Braking (wet)

2,0

30%

Aquaplaning (longitudinal)

1,6

20%

Aquaplaning (transverse)

2,0

10%

Handling (wet)

1,6

30%

Lateral stability

2,0

10%

Total

1,8

30%

Braking (snow)

2,0

40%

Grip (snow)

2,0

20%

Handling (snow)

1,7

40%

Total

1,9

20%

Braking (ice)

2,3

60%

Lateral stability (ice)

2,8

40%

Total

1,9

10%

Noise (external)

2,8

50%

Noise (internal)

3,5

50%

Total

3,3

5%

Fuel consumption

1,9

10%

Wear

2,5

10%

Overall rank

2,1

 

 

 Good balance of characteristics

 Good results on a dry and wet covering

 Very good results on snow

 Low fuel consumption

 

 


 

Review 

Continental which the tires from rather little-known ESA+Tecar brand and also which are recently presented to Kleber follow were recognized as the best. All three models possess the balanced characteristics, but all had also features. So, Continental especially successfully acted in tests on snow and wet asphalt, at tires ESA+Tecar in which development specialists of Goodyear were engaged, pleased the impressing coupling on ice which at the same time is combined with good economy of fuel, and Kleber with the low level of wear.

Two more tires could enter into group of leaders too, but they missed this opportunity because of insignificant weaknesses in separate disciplines, Dunlop showed rather low results on a dry track, and Goodyear conceded to the best tires in tests on snow.

Other tires with rating "Good" afforded weaknesses in several tests. Hankook could not be compared to leaders on a wet covering and snow, and same treats Vredestein at which besides low resistance to wear. Tires Yokohama lost points because of low coupling on a wet surface and high wear. In turn Falken poorly acted on snow, ice, dry and wet asphalt because of what they seriously worsened the final assessment. Firestone and Nokian especially considerably lagged behind leaders on a wet covering whereas Michelin which have very high wear resistance could not receive assessment "Well" because of rather weak coupling on snow and ice, and also high fuel consumption. Aeolus showed only satisfactory properties on snow and a wet covering, and they have to that a high wear; Kumho had problems in tests on a wet covering and snow; and at Sava - on wet and dry asphalt.

Semperit which have very weak results on a dry covering became the only tires with assessment "Indifferently".

Pirelli and Bridgestone could not take part in the test of this year as their urgent models at the time of carrying out tests were not available yet.

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