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NAF/Motor Magazine Winter Tire Test 2019 #5236023 10/10/19 02:46 PM
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Here's the annual NAF/ Motor Magazine (Norway) winter tire test.

https://www.motor.no/tester/vinterdekk/2019/
https://www.naf.no/forbrukertester/dekktester/vinterdekktest-2019/

Studless

1: Continental VikingContact 7 – 89 points
2: Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 – 84 points
3: Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice2 Sound Comfort – 80 points
4: Nordman RS2 – 71 points
5: Sava Eskimo Ice – 66 points
6: Yokohama IceGuard IG60 – 61 points
7: ContiWinterContact TS860 – 56 points (performance aka "continental" winter tire, for comparison)
8: Leao Winter Defender Ice I-15 – 48 points

Test notes via Google translate function.

• Continental Viking Contact7: PLUS: Good grip on ice and snow, quiet. MINUS: Aquaplaning.
• Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3: PLUS: Winter grip, driving pleasure. MINUS: Aquaplaning, dry road steering.
• Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice2 Sound Comfort: PLUS: Aquaplaning, asphalt driving characteristics, quiet. MINUS: Medium grip in icy turns.



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Studded

1: Continental IceContact 3 FlexStud – 88 points
2: Michelin X-Ice North 4 – 80 points
3: ContiVikingContact 7 – 76 points (last year's studless winner, as well as this year's, for comparison)
4: Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 – 75 points
5: Hankook Winter i*Pike RS2 W429 – 69 points
6: Goodyear UltraGrip IceArtic SoundComfort – 67 points
7: Bridgestone Noranza 001 – 62 points
8: Sailun IceBlazer WST3 – 32 points

Test notes via Google translate function.

• Continental IceContact 3 FlexStud PLUS: Good grip on ice and snow, quiet. MINUS: Soft and meandering on bare ground.
• Michelin X-Ice North 4 PLUS: Winter grip, stable on asphalt, quiet. MINUS: Aquaplaning.
• ContiVinterContact 7 PLUS: Grip on snow, grip on turns on rough ice, low noise level. MINUS: Wet grip, dry asphalt driving, aqua planing.
• Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 PLUS: Driving pleasure, safe driving characteristics, good winter grip. MINUS: Noise, aqua planing.


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Re: NAF/Motor Magazine Winter Tire Test 2019 [Re: E365] #5236086 10/10/19 04:08 PM
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Where's the General Altimax Arctic? You can but them for half the price of some of those tested and imo they will perform as well or better than any of those others tested. Guess we will never know.


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Re: NAF/Motor Magazine Winter Tire Test 2019 [Re: sloinker] #5236117 10/10/19 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by sloinker
Where's the General Altimax Arctic?...


The Altimax is, I would guess, not generally available or popular in the Russian and Scandinavian markets, and so they are not included in the various overseas tests. But CR and TR in the USA test them, to a limited extent. Also missing from this years tests is the new Blizzak WS90 and the aging Michelin Xi3.

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Re: NAF/Motor Magazine Winter Tire Test 2019 [Re: E365] #5236167 10/10/19 05:36 PM
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Considering that General is lower tier brand of Continental it should mean that Alimax Arctic is somewhere below Continental IceContact 3 FlexStud, which occupies top spot.

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PS Assumption may be wrong but it is hard to imagine company not putting its name on its best product.

Re: NAF/Motor Magazine Winter Tire Test 2019 [Re: E365] #5236183 10/10/19 06:03 PM
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I remember finding the NAF test result of the Gislaved NordFrost 3 tire the General Altimax Arctic really is (just rebranded).

In its day it was a better than average tire. But that was ~10 years ago


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Re: NAF/Motor Magazine Winter Tire Test 2019 [Re: E365] #5236451 10/10/19 10:35 PM
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Just note, the Nordman RS2 is the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R, under their budget Nordman line.


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Re: NAF/Motor Magazine Winter Tire Test 2019 [Re: E365] #5237054 10/11/19 02:14 PM
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Who paid for the article?

Do you really think they'd allow low cost product to make up top?


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Re: NAF/Motor Magazine Winter Tire Test 2019 [Re: E365] #5237147 10/11/19 03:32 PM
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What article are you writing about? I do not see any cheap brands in top 3.

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