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The expert team of the German motoring association ADAC dedicated its second test of the winter season 2020/2021 to SUV and minivan tires. Their choice fell on the 235/55 R17 tire size, suitable for such cars as Audi A7 and Q3, VW Tiguan, T5, T6 and Phaeton, Ford Galaxy, S-MAX, and others.
The season of publishing winter tire tests in the fall of 2020 was opened by Germany’s Auto Bild with its grand-scale test that involved over 50 models; it immediately was followed by other heavyweights, such as Germany’s ADAC motoring association.
Many tire makers claim that all-season models are safe to drive in any weather conditions. Is it really the case, though? The answer to this question has been given by the experts of the German industry publication Auto Bild, who compared the performance of more than 30 sets of all-season tires on dry, wet, and snow-covered surfaces.
Each year, more and more new tire models are launched on the market, and buying a set of such new tires is often fraught with a number of risks. According to the results of the winter tire test 2020 conducted in size 245/45 R18 by the German industry publication Auto Bild, many tires have serious issues in terms of dependability and driving safety.
Just a few years ago everything was clear and simple: in the summertime, under the scorching sun, motorists were supposed to be driving on summer tires, while in the wintertime you were supposed to be switching on winter tires featuring numerous sipes and made of frost-resistant tread compound.
The new Pirelli model debuted in the independent publication tests, where it was immediately faced with some serious rivals.
The new test performed by the German motoring publication involved sports summer tires with a 19-inch rim diameter.
This year, the test of SUV summer tires, performed by Auto Bild Allrad, involved ten tire models of various price segments. The test experts chose a rather large tire size — 255/55 R18 — one of those sizes that fit large four-wheel drive vehicles, such as BMW X5, Mercedes GLE, Audi Q7, or VW Touareg.
The best sports summer tires 2020 were identified by the experts of the German motoring publication Auto Motor und Sport. The right to claim the first prize in the comparative test was disputed by eleven sets of tires in size 225/45 R18 that were anonymously bought retail.
Last year’s test of commercial tires in the dimension 215/65 R16C, which ADAC performed by the same procedure that it used for testing passenger-car tires, elicited mediocre results from most of the models. This is why this year the publication’s experts decided to conduct a test of summer tires in size 235/55 R17, which can be fitted both on midsize SUVs and light minivans.
In today’s article we gathered together the results of 70 tests and determined the best tires of 2019 among the winter, summer, and all-season models.
Based on eight comparative tire tests in Europe, we zeroed in on the best all-season tires 2019.
In order to find out more about the behavior of summer, all-season, and winter tires at different temperatures, the Tyre Reviews website conducted a special test, the results of which may go a long way to bust the misconceptions and carelessness of some motorists.
The choice of your tires can significantly affect your driving safety. The good news is that during the two summer tire tests, which were performed by the ADAC experts in sizes 235/55 R17 and 225/40 R18, most of the participants delivered quite a convincing performance. Totally, 28 models were tested: 12 designed for SUVs and minivans, and 16 designed for golf-class passenger cars, which are covered in this article.
The experts of Germany’s Auto Bild publication conducted a large summer tire test 2020 in size 245/45 R18. The sheer scale of the event is quite impressive: the Auto Build test involved 50 models of different price brackets.