Barum Polaris 5

Barum Polaris 5 photo, test, review, ratings

Barum Polaris 5 is a Touring winter tire with directional tread pattern, designed for Passenger cars.

The tire replaced the Barum Polaris 3.

2019 Autoclub CR Barum Polaris 5 test

In 2019 experts of the Czech publication Autoklub CR have tested Barum Polaris 5 at size 215/55 R17 and compared to 5 similar budget, medium and premium winter tires.

Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Wet braking. +0.3m braking distance.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
1st place in Wet handling. -1.3sec handling time.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Wet lateral stability. +0.25sec lap time.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Straight aqua. -0.1 km/h float speed.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
1st place in Lateral aqua. +0.2m/s2 max lateral acceleration.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
6th place in Dry braking. +2.2m braking distance.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Dry handling. +0.4sec handling time.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
2-3rd place in Snow braking. +0.2m braking distance.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
1st place in Snow traction. -0.02sec acceleration time.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Snow handling. +0.8sec handling time.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Noise. +1.6 dB external noise.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Rolling resistance.

2019 Autocenter Barum Polaris 5 test

In 2019 experts of the Ukrainian publication “Autocenter” made an alternative test Barum Polaris 5 at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 9 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
5th place in Wet braking. +1.86m braking distance.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Wet lateral handling. +0.3sec lap time.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Subj. wet handling. Subjective score – 9 points.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
8th place in Straight aqua. -5.4km/h float speed.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
8th place in Dry braking. +3.07m braking distance.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
8-9th place in Subj. dry handing. Subjective score – 5 points.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
7th place in Ice braking. +1.08m braking distance.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
6-7th place in Subj. Ice handling. Subjective score – 6 points.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
7th place in Ice traction. +0.63sec acceleration time.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
7th place in Ice lateral handling. +3.7sec ice lap time.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
7th place in Snow braking. +0.4m braking distance.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
9th place in Subj. snow handling. Subjective score – 5 points.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
8th place in Snow traction. +0.46sec acceleration time.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
4-6th place in Subj. noise. Subjective score – 8 points.
Barum Polaris 5 test, review, ratings
1st place in Rolling resistance.

Overall Barum Polaris 5 review

1. 2019 Autoclub CR (215/55 R17) – 1st place.

Main conclusions:

  • The best wet performance.
  • High straight and the best lateral aquaplanning resistance.
  • The longest dry braking distance (but relatively close result to the leader) and good handling.
  • Great on the snow.
  • Low noise.
  • Good rolling resistance.

1. 2019 Autocenter (205/55 R16) – 4-7th place.

Main conclusions:

  • Short wet braking distance and good handling.
  • Relatively low straight aquaplanning resistance.
  • Long dry braking distance and low handling.
  • Good ice performance. Barum didn’t take high positions but showed close results to the leaders.
  • Good on the snow.
  • The best rolling resistance.
  • Low noise.

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