Winter tyres ADAC test 2018/19

27 September '18
Winter tyres in the ADAC test 2018 - many tyres score sufficient

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This, ADAC and sister organization ANWB report after the annual winter tyre test. In 2018 ADAC * tested a total of 28 winter tyres in two dimensions. This test has tested two popular sizes in particular: 175/65 R 14 T and 205 / 55R16 H.

Tyre size 205/55 R 16 H
This year the ADAC tested 16 winter tyres in the most sold dimension 205/55R16 91H. The test vehicle was the current VW Golf.  There is no space to list all of the models of car which have such tyres fitted, but the most popular ones include: Audi A3, Audi A4, Ford Focus, Ford Mondeo, Mercedes A-Class and Peugeot 2008. Manufacturers use this size as a development measure, new products or developments we see first in this size.

The best tyres of the test: Continental WinterContact TS 860, Goodyear UltraGrip 9 and Dunlop Winter Response 2.

Tyre size 175/65 R 14 T
The ADAC tyre test team tested twelve 175/65 R14 T models for the winter of 2018/19. This tyre size is mainly found among city cars and small middle class car such as the Citro├źn C3, Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta, Kia Picanto and VW Up. Two test candidates received the ADAC assessment "good" for the same overall figures. A broad midfield of eight test participants with more or less pronounced weaknesses reaps the ADAC judgment "sufficiently".

The best tyres of the test: Continental WinterContact TS860 and Dunlop Winter Response 2.

All tyres have been extensively tested in all possible conditions that can occur on the road, such as dry and wet weather and snow and ice. We also look at characteristics such as rolling noise, fuel consumption, wear resistance, durability and driving at high speed.

Find the comprehensive tyre test report at: ADAC Winterreifentest 2018/19

* ADAC tests are considered one of the most prestigious and reliable by the automotive industry. In collaboration with various other European consumer organizations, ADAC tests on clearly defined methods. The test tyres are purchased anonymously in free trade.

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