Fulda Kristall Control HP

Fulda Kristall Control HP test and review

The Fulda Kristall Control HP is a High Performance studless winter tyre with directional tread, designed for passenger cars.

The tyre has been replaced by the Fulda Kristall Control HP2.

Nowadays the brand are owned to the Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company.

2016 Auto Bild Fulda Kristall Control HP test

In 2016 experts of the German publication Auto Bild have tested the Fulda Kristall Control HP at size 205/55 R16 and compared it with nineteen similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires. In addition, experts included into the test one reference summer tyre for comparison of results.

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12-15th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 4.7 meters longer, than the leader (Continental TS 860).
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19th place in Wet handling. Fulda was 6.2km/h slower, than the leader.
test Fulda Kristall Control HP review
19-20th place in Wet lateral handling. Same result with the Sava Eskimo HP. The tyre was 1 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Fulda Kristall Control HP review
13-14th place in Straight aqua. Same result with the Semperit. The float speed difference was 10.2km/h lower, than the leader.
test Fulda Kristall Control HP review
8th place in Lateral aqua. The lateral acceleration difference was 0.5m/s2 slower, than the leader.
test Fulda Kristall Control HP review
13-14th place in Dry braking. Same result with Barum Polaris 3. The braking distance was 1.8 meters longer, than the leader.
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3rd place in Dry handling. Fulda was 0.3km/h slower, than the leader.
test Fulda Kristall Control HP review
12-14th place in Snow braking. Similar result with Pirelli and Kleber. The braking distance was 1.4 meters longer, than the leader.
test Fulda Kristall Control HP review
18th place in Snow handling. Fulda was 2.7 km/h slower, than the leader.
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11th place in Snow slalom.
test Fulda Kristall Control HP review
16th place in Snow traction.
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15-16th place in Noise level test.
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10th place in Fuel economy. The fuel consumption difference with the leader was 0.83l/100km bigger.

Overall Fulda Kristall Control HP review

According to the test results the Fulda took last place and got an expert score “conditionally recommended”.

Main conclusions:

  • Average wet braking: the braking distance was longer than most premium brands, but very close to similar mid-range tires; low handling.
  • Average straight and lateral aquaplanning resistance.
  • Relatively good dry braking and one of the best handling.
  • Relatively good on the snow. The tyre didn’t take high positions, but showed close results to the leaders.
  • Average noise level and rolling resistance.

Similar tyres from the test:

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