Article Index

 

List of Tested Tires:

 

 

Continental VikingContact 7

Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Goodyear UltraGrip Ice 2

Falken Espia EPZ II

LingLong Green-Max Winter Ice I-15

Hankook Winter i*cept iZ2 W616

Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3

Michelin X-ice Xi3

Yokohama iceGUARD iG60

Pirelli Ice Zero FR

 

 

 

  Best tyre for dry roads


Goodyear UltraGrip Ice 2


 

      

 

  Best tyre for wet roads


Goodyear UltraGrip Ice 2


 

      

 

  Best tyre for snow


Continental VikingContact 7


 

      

 

  Best tyre for ice

Continental VikingContact 7


 

      

 

  The lowest fuel use


Hankook Winter i*cept iZ2 W616


 

      

 

  The best value tyre


Continental VikingContact 7


 

 

Summary

 

 

LingLong Green-Max Winter Ice I-15

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star


Braking    star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star

   Snow 

Handling   star star star 


Braking   star star star

   Ice 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star star

 Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star

 

 

Michelin X-ice Xi3

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

   Ice 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star

 

 

8 Falken Espia EPZ II

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star


Braking    star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Snow 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star star

   Ice 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star

 

 

7 Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star


Braking    star star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star

   Snow 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star

   Ice 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star

 

 

6 Yokohama iceGUARD iG60

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star


Braking    star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star

   Snow 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star

   Ice 

Handling   star star star star star


Braking   star star star

 Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

 

5 Hankook Winter i*cept iZ2 W616

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star


Braking    star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star

   Snow 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star star star 

   Ice 

Handling   star star star star star 


Braking   star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star star

 

 

4 Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3

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 star


Braking   star star star

   Ice 

Handling   star star star star star


Braking   star star star

 Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

 

3 Pirelli Ice Zero FR

Dry   Dry

Handling   star 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 star


Braking   star star star star

 Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star

 

 

2 Goodyear UltraGrip Ice 2

Dry   Dry

Handling   star star star star star


Braking    star star star star

Wet   Wet 

Handling   star star star star star


Braking   star star star star star

   Snow 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star

   Ice 

Handling   star star star


Braking   star star star

 Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star star

 

 

1 Continental VikingContact 7

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 star star


Braking   star star star

   Ice 

Handling   star star star star star


Braking   star star star star star

Fuel consumption   Fuel consumption   star star star


 

Test Results

 

 

LingLong Green-Max Winter Ice I-15

Criterion

Points

Pos.

Perc.

Value

Braking on ice (50-0 km / h)

6

3

10%

52,5 m

Acceleration on ice (5-20 km / h)

5

7

10%

5,5 c

Handling on ice

5

8

10%

72,4 c

Handling on ice (subjectively)

5

7

10%

 

Braking on snow (80-0 km / h)

7

10

5%

53,3 m

Acceleration on snow (5-35 km / h)

9

5

5%

5,9 c

Handling on snow

8

6

5%

51,6 c

Handling on snow (subjectively)

8

5

5%

 

Braking  on wet (80-0 km / h)

6

8

5%

40,5 m

Handling on wet

7

6

5%

41,9 c

Handling on wet (subjectively)

6

7

5%

 

Braking  on dry (80-0 km / h)

7

9

5%

33,4 m

Handling on dry (subjectively)

6

8

5%

 

Lateral stability (subjectively)

10

1

5%

 

Internal noise (subjectively)

8

10

5%

 

Fuel consumption (%)

7

9

5%

2,1 %

Overall

6,6

 

100%

 

 

Acceptable controllability on ice and snow

Insufficiently good controllability on asphalt

 

 

Michelin X-ice Xi3

Criterion

Points

Pos.

Value

Perc.

Braking on ice (50-0 km / h)

6

4

52,7 m

10%

Acceleration on ice (5-20 km / h)

5

9

5,6 c

10%

Handling on ice

5

10

74,8 c

10%

Handling on ice (subjectively)

5

7

 

10%

Braking on snow (80-0 km / h)

7

8

52,9 m

5%

Acceleration on snow (5-35 km / h)

7

10

6,0 c

5%

Handling on snow

7

10

52,8 c

5%

Handling on snow (subjectively)

8

5

 

5%

Braking  on wet (80-0 km / h)

8

3

37,9 m

5%

Handling on wet

9

3

40,9 c

5%

Handling on wet (subjectively)

8

2

 

5%

Braking  on dry (80-0 km / h)

9

6

32,5 m

5%

Handling on dry (subjectively)

8

1

 

5%

Lateral stability (subjectively)

7

8

 

5%

Internal noise (subjectively)

9

2

 

5%

Fuel consumption (%)

9

5

1,1 %

5%

Overall

6,9

 

 

100%

 

Good controllability on dry and wet asphalt

Weak side stability and insufficiently good controllability on snow and ice

Weak side stability and insufficiently good controllability on wet asphalt

 

 

Falken Espia EPZ II

Criterion

Points

Pos.

Value

Perc.

Braking on ice (50-0 km / h)

6

6

53,4 m

10%

Acceleration on ice (5-20 km / h)

5

9

5,6 c

10%

Handling on ice

6

6

71,4 c

10%

Handling on ice (subjectively)

5

7

 

10%

Braking on snow (80-0 km / h)

9

2

51,5 m

5%

Acceleration on snow (5-35 km / h)

8

5

5,9 c

5%

Handling on snow

9

4

51,4 c

5%

Handling on snow (subjectively)

8

5

 

5%

Braking  on wet (80-0 km / h)

8

4

38,0 m

5%

Handling on wet

8

6

41,9 c

5%

Handling on wet (subjectively)

7

5

 

5%

Braking  on dry (80-0 km / h)

6

10

35,0 m

5%

Handling on dry (subjectively)

6

8

 

5%

Lateral stability (subjectively)

8

4

 

5%

Internal noise (subjectively)

9

2

 

5%

Fuel consumption (%)

7

8

2,0 %

5%

Overall

6,9

 

 

100%

 

Acceptable controllability on snow

Insufficiently good controllability on ice and dry asphalt

High resistance to swing

 

 

Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

Criterion

Points

Pos.

Value

Perc.

Braking on ice (50-0 km / h)

6

7

53,5 m

10%

Acceleration on ice (5-20 km / h)

5

7

5,5 c

10%

Handling on ice

6

7

71,7 c

10%

Handling on ice (subjectively)

6

6

 

10%

Braking on snow (80-0 km / h)

9

3

51,6 m

5%

Acceleration on snow (5-35 km / h)

8

5

5,9 c

5%

Handling on snow

8

8

52,1 c

5%

Handling on snow (subjectively)

8

5

 

5%

Braking  on wet (80-0 km / h)

7

6

39,1 m

5%

Handling on wet

7

8

42,1 c

5%

Handling on wet (subjectively)

6

7

 

5%

Braking  on dry (80-0 km / h)

10

1

31,1 m

5%

Handling on dry (subjectively)

7

6

 

5%

Lateral stability (subjectively)

7

8

 

5%

Internal noise (subjectively)

9

2

 

5%

Fuel consumption (%)

7

9

2,1 %

5%

Overall

7,0

 

 

100%

 

Acceptable results on ice (though tires can long recover coupling after the beginning of drift)

Short braking distance on dry asphalt

Long braking distance and sluggish reactions to turns of wheel on wet asphalt

High resistance to swing

 

 

Yokohama iceGUARD iG60

Criterion

Points

Pos.

Value

Perc.

Braking on ice (50-0 km / h)

6

10

56,5 m

10%

Acceleration on ice (5-20 km / h)

5

5

5,4 c

10%

Handling on ice

6

5

70,7 c

10%

Handling on ice (subjectively)

7

1

 

10%

Braking on snow (80-0 km / h)

8

6

52,2 m

5%

Acceleration on snow (5-35 km / h)

9

4

5,8 c

5%

Handling on snow

8

9

52,2 c

5%

Handling on snow (subjectively)

8

5

 

5%

Braking  on wet (80-0 km / h)

8

5

38,6 m

5%

Handling on wet

7

9

42,9 c

5%

Handling on wet (subjectively)

6

7

 

5%

Braking  on dry (80-0 km / h)

8

7

32,8 m

5%

Handling on dry (subjectively)

7

6

 

5%

Lateral stability (subjectively)

8

4

 

5%

Internal noise (subjectively)

9

2

 

5%

Fuel consumption (%)

10

3

0,5 %

5%

Overall

7,2

 

 

100%

 

Acceptable controllability on snow and ice

Low resistance to swing

 

 

Hankook Winter i*cept iZ2 W616

Criterion

Points

Pos.

Value

Perc.

Braking on ice (50-0 km / h)

6

9

55,3 m

10%

Acceleration on ice (5-20 km / h)

5

4

5,3 c

10%

Handling on ice

6

3

69,5 c

10%

Handling on ice (subjectively)

7

1

 

10%

Braking on snow (80-0 km / h)

10

1

50,9 m

5%

Acceleration on snow (5-35 km / h)

10

1

5,7 c

5%

Handling on snow

9

5

51,5 c

5%

Handling on snow (subjectively)

8

5

 

5%

Braking  on wet (80-0 km / h)

6

10

40,8 m

5%

Handling on wet

6

10

43,1 c

5%

Handling on wet (subjectively)

6

7

 

5%

Braking  on dry (80-0 km / h)

8

8

32,9 m

5%

Handling on dry (subjectively)

6

8

 

5%

Lateral stability (subjectively)

9

2

 

5%

Internal noise (subjectively)

9

2

 

5%

Fuel consumption (%)

10

1

0,0 %

5%

Overall

7,3

 

 

100%

 

High coupling and good controllability on snow and ice

Low level of noise

Low resistance to swing

Long braking distance and inexact reactions to turns of wheel on wet asphalt

 

 

Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3

Criterion

Points

Pos.

Value

Perc.

Braking on ice (50-0 km / h)

6

8

53,7 m

10%

Acceleration on ice (5-20 km / h)

5

2

5,2 c

10%

Handling on ice

6

4

70,1 c

10%

Handling on ice (subjectively)

7

1

 

10%

Braking on snow (80-0 km / h)

7

9

53,0 m

5%

Acceleration on snow (5-35 km / h)

8

5

5,9 c

5%

Handling on snow

9

3

51,3 c

5%

Handling on snow (subjectively)

9

2

 

5%

Braking  on wet (80-0 km / h)

8

2

37,6 m

5%

Handling on wet

8

4

41,2 c

5%

Handling on wet (subjectively)

8

2

 

5%

Braking  on dry (80-0 km / h)

9

5

31,9 m

5%

Handling on dry (subjectively)

8

1

 

5%

Lateral stability (subjectively)

7

8

 

5%

Internal noise (subjectively)

9

2

 

5%

Fuel consumption (%)

10

2

0,3 %

5%

Overall

7,4

 

 

100%

 

Lack of apparent defects

High coupling and good controllability in any conditions

Low level of noise

Low resistance to swing

Insufficiently good road-holding ability

 

 

Pirelli Ice Zero FR

Criterion

Points

Pos.

Value

Perc.

Braking on ice (50-0 km / h)

6

2

52,0 m

10%

Acceleration on ice (5-20 km / h)

5

2

5,2 c

10%

Handling on ice

7

1

65,9 c

10%

Handling on ice (subjectively)

7

1

 

10%

Braking on snow (80-0 km / h)

9

4

51,8 m

5%

Acceleration on snow (5-35 km / h)

10

1

5,7 c

5%

Handling on snow

9

2

51,1 c

5%

Handling on snow (subjectively)

9

2

 

5%

Braking  on wet (80-0 km / h)

6

9

40,6 m

5%

Handling on wet

8

5

41,5 c

5%

Handling on wet (subjectively)

7

5

 

5%

Braking  on dry (80-0 km / h)

10

3

31,5 m

5%

Handling on dry (subjectively)

8

1

 

5%

Lateral stability (subjectively)

8

4

 

5%

Internal noise (subjectively)

9

2

 

5%

Fuel consumption (%)

8

5

1,1 %

5%

Overall

7,6

 

 

100%

 

High coupling and good side stability on ice

Bystry reactions to turns of wheel and predictable behavior on snow

Short braking distance on dry surface

Low resistance to swing

Insufficiently good controllability on wet surface

 

 

Goodyear UltraGrip Ice 2

Criterion

Points

Pos.

Value

Perc.

Braking on ice (50-0 km / h)

6

5

52,8 m

10%

Acceleration on ice (5-20 km / h)

5

5

5,4 c

10%

Handling on ice

5

9

73,5 c

10%

Handling on ice (subjectively)

5

7

 

10%

Braking on snow (80-0 km / h)

9

5

52,0 m

5%

Acceleration on snow (5-35 km / h)

9

5

5,9 c

5%

Handling on snow

8

7

51,8 c

5%

Handling on snow (subjectively)

9

2

 

5%

Braking  on wet (80-0 km / h)

10

1

35,2 m

5%

Handling on wet

10

1

40,1 c

5%

Handling on wet (subjectively)

9

1

 

5%

Braking  on dry (80-0 km / h)

10

2

31,4 m

5%

Handling on dry (subjectively)

8

1

 

5%

Lateral stability (subjectively)

9

2

 

5%

Internal noise (subjectively)

9

2

 

5%

Fuel consumption (%)

9

4

0,9 %

5%

Overall

7,6

 

 

100%

 

High longitudinal coupling on snow and ice

Short braking distance and high side stability on wet asphalt

Exact reactions to turns of wheel on dry asphalt

Low level of noise

Good road-holding ability

Low resistance to swing

Tendency to understeer on ice

 

 

Continental VikingContact 7

Criterion

Points

Pos.

Value

Perc.

Braking on ice (50-0 km / h)

6

1

51,9 m

10%

Acceleration on ice (5-20 km / h)

6

1

5,1 c

10%

Handling on ice

7

2

67,2 c

10%

Handling on ice (subjectively)

7

1

 

10%

Braking on snow (80-0 km / h)

8

7

52,3 m

5%

Acceleration on snow (5-35 km / h)

10

1

5,7 c

5%

Handling on snow

10

1

50,7 c

5%

Handling on snow (subjectively)

10

1

 

5%

Braking  on wet (80-0 km / h)

7

6

39,1 m

5%

Handling on wet

9

2

40,6 c

5%

Handling on wet (subjectively)

8

2

 

5%

Braking  on dry (80-0 km / h)

9

4

31,8 m

5%

Handling on dry (subjectively)

8

1

 

5%

Lateral stability (subjectively)

8

4

 

5%

Internal noise (subjectively)

10

1

 

5%

Fuel consumption (%)

8

7

1,2 %

5%

Overall

7,9

 

 

100%

 

High coupling and good controllability on ice and snow

High side stability and good controllability in emergency situation on wet covering

Low level of noise

Low resistance to swing

Rather long braking distance on wet asphalt

The slowed-down reactions on dry asphalt

 

 


 

Review

In the second part of tests of this season not spiked tires of the Scandinavian type of different price segments are compared. Nokian and Continental which this year both have released on novelty, thus that their models of the previous generation also showed very much good results traditionally are considered as one of leaders of this segment.

Bridgestone, Goodyear, Hankook, Michelin and Pirelli participate in the test with already familiar tires, and tests say that all of them are also capable to show excellent indicators. At the same time, at least in separate disciplines, new tires became more successful.

The Japanese Yokohama is known first of all for the summer UHP tires, and also winter tires of the European type. At the same time for northern winter other materials and technical solutions are necessary, and meanwhile this company in tests of tires for similar conditions does not apply for victory. At the same time Yokohama has definitely not the worst tires from available.

China is represented this time by the Linglong company which participated in tests with variable success before. According to experts though the Chinese tires become more and more qualitative in recent years, to products from the leading brands it it is still far.

 


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