Taking the lead in winter: Dunlop and Goodyear take first and second place in winter tire tests
- Goodyear and Dunlop have shown their strength in recent winter tire tests conducted by GTÜ/ACE, ADAC/TCS and ÖAMTC.
- In all tests, Dunlop’s Winter Sport 5 (SUV) and Goodyear’s UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 took first and second place respectively.
GTÜ/ACE winter tire test
The SUV vehicle and tire category is booming. That’s why this year Gesellschaft für Technische Überwachung (GTÜ) and the ACE AutoClub Europa decided to test eight winter tires, size 235/55 R17, on a Ford Kuga on their winter capabilities. The tests, conducted in Sweden and Germany, proclaimed the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV as the test winner, with the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 following second.
GTÜ and ACE named only the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV ‘Highly recommended’ as it consistently received top marks in the winter, wet and dry areas. The Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was particularly convincing when braking on wet, which according to ACE/GTÜ is a very important quality feature of the tire.
The Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 was ‘recommended’ by GTÜ and ACE. Just like the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV, the UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 did very well in all categories. As well as being one of the top performers on snow, wet and dry, the tire also proved to be very quiet.
ADAC/TCS/ÖAMTC winter tire test
As part of their 2017 joint Winter tire test, ADAC, TCS and OEAMTC tested 16 winter tires, size 215/65 R16 H, for small SUVs. Just like in the GTÜ/ACE test, the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 took first place, closely followed by the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 in a shared second place with BF Goodrich and Nokian. According to ÖAMTC, “the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 does not have any weaknesses regarding safety and does well in terms of fuel efficiency and tire wear”.
The Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 also received top marks for fuel efficiency and noise levels, while also receiving praise for its capabilities on dry, wet and ice.
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 GTÜ/ACE (Germany) - Winter tire test September 2017 - 235/55R17 - Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV, Continental WinterContact TS850P, Goodyear UG Performance Gen-1, Nokian WR A4. Test vehicle: Ford Kuga
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