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205/50 R17 - Best winter tyres 2024 - market overview, tests, reviews

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Firestone Winterhawk 4 205/50 R17 93 V 84%
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Best winter tyres in tests (2024)

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GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3

  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Great handling on dry roads
    • -
/99%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
1
2023Autobild225/40 R18Test winner
2
2023Sport Auto225/40 R18Very good
3
2023Autoexpress225/45 R17Recommended
2
2023Autobild225/45 R18Exemplary
3
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
5
2023Tyre Reviews225/45 R18Highly recommended
2
2023Automotorsport255/45 R20Very good

£162
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£156
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/97%

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P

  • Low rolling resistance/low fuel consumption
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Great handling on snow
  • Great handling on dry roads
    • -
/97%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
4
2023Automotorsport255/45 R20Very good
1
2023Tyre Reviews235/60 R18Test winner
4
2023ARBÖ235/55 R18Recommended
1
2023Autobild225/60 R18Test winner
7
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
3
2023Tyre Reviews225/45 R18Highly recommended
3
2023Autobild225/45 R18Exemplary
4
2023Sport Auto225/40 R18Very good
3
2023Autobild225/40 R18Exemplary
4
2023ADAC205/60 R16Good
2
2022AutoMotorSport245/45 R19Very good
3
2022Autobild245/40 R19Exemplary
8
2022Autobild215/55 R17Good
2
2022Autobild215/55 R17-
1
2021Tyre Reviews225/40 R18Test winner

£147
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£148
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/99%

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3

  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Great handling on dry roads
    • -
/99%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
1
2023Autobild225/40 R18Test winner
2
2023Sport Auto225/40 R18Very good
3
2023Autoexpress225/45 R17Recommended
2
2023Autobild225/45 R18Exemplary
3
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
5
2023Tyre Reviews225/45 R18Highly recommended
2
2023Automotorsport255/45 R20Very good

£162
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£156
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/92%

Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005

  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Low rolling resistance/low fuel consumption
    • Low mileage
    • Bad value for the money
/92%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
1
2023Automotorsport255/45 R20Outstanding
6
2023ADAC205/60 R16Good
1
2023Sport Auto225/40 R18Very good
5
2023Autobild225/40 R18Good
2
2023Autoexpress225/45 R17Recommended
15
2023ADAC225/45 R17Satisfactory
1
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
1
2023Tyre Reviews225/45 R18Test winner
10
2023Autobild225/45 R18Satisfactory
8
2023Autobild225/60 R18Conditionally recommended
1
2023ARBÖ235/55 R18Highly recommended
3
2023Tyre Reviews235/60 R18Highly recommended
6
2022ADAC215/60 R16Satisfactory
6
2022Autobild215/55 R17Good
1
2022Autobild215/55 R17-
7
2022ADAC185/65 R15Satisfactory
1
2022Tyre Reviews225/45 R17Test winner
2
2022Autoklub ČR225/45 R17-
2
2022Autozeitung225/45 R17Highly recommended
2
2022Autoexpress225/45 R19-
1
2022Autobild245/40 R19Exemplary
4
2022AutoMotorSport245/45 R19Very good
5
2021Autobild205/55 R16Good
3
2021Autobild235/55 R18Good
1
2021Autozeitung235/55 R18Highly recommended
1
2021AutoMotorSport195/55 R16Very good
7
2021ADAC195/65 R15Satisfactory
1
2021Autobild205/55 R16-
4
2021Tyre Reviews225/40 R18-
2
2021TÜV225/45 R17-
4
2021Autobild225/45 R18Good
5
2021ADAC225/50 R17Satisfactory
1
2020ADAC205/55 R16Good
1
2020Autoklub ČR205/55 R16-
2
2020Autoexpress205/55 R16-
3
2020Használtautó.hu205/55 R16-
1
2020Autobild225/40 R18Exemplary
1
2020ACE225/50 R17Highly recommended
2
2020Autobild225/55 R17Exemplary
7
2020ADAC235/55 R17Satisfactory
1
2020Autobild245/45 R18-
2
2020Autobild245/45 R18Exemplary
1
2020AutoMotorSport225/50 R17Very good
2
2019Automotorsport215/55 R17Very good
5
2019Autobild225/45 R17Exemplary
1
2019Autobild225/45 R17-
2
2019Autobild215/60 R17Good

£170
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£145
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£145
205/50R17 93V XL Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 205/50R17 93V XL | Protyre - Car Tyres - Winter TyresIn stockFree shipping
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/88%

GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+

  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Great handling on snow
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
    • -
/88%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
3
2023ADAC225/45 R17Good
3
2023ADAC205/60 R16Good
3
2022ADAC215/60 R16Good
4
2022Autobild215/55 R17-
3
2022Autobild215/55 R17Exemplary
5
2021Tyre Reviews225/40 R18-
3
2021TÜV225/45 R17-
6
2021Autobild225/45 R18Good
3
2021ADAC225/50 R17Good
1
2021Autobild235/55 R18Exemplary
8
2020Autobild245/45 R18-
3
2020Autobild245/45 R18Exemplary
6
2020Autoexpress205/55 R16-
4
2020Autobild225/40 R18Exemplary
3
2020ACE225/50 R17Recommended
5
2020AutoMotorSport225/50 R17Good
1
2020Autobild225/55 R17Exemplary
3
2020ADAC235/55 R17Satisfactory
1
2019Autobild255/35 R19Exemplary
2
2019Autobild225/45 R17-
2
2019Autobild225/45 R17Exemplary
1
2019Automotorsport215/55 R17Very good

£139
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/85%

Kleber Krisalp HP3

  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Great handling on snow
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Good traction on ice
    • Poor handling on dry roads
/85%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
11
2023Autobild225/45 R18Satisfactory
4
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
10
2023ADAC205/60 R16Satisfactory
11
2022Autobild215/55 R17Good
16
2022Autobild215/55 R17-
7
2022ADAC215/60 R16Satisfactory
8
2022Tyre Reviews225/45 R17-
4
2021ADAC225/50 R17Satisfactory
11
2021Autobild205/55 R16-
3
2021Autobild205/55 R16Exemplary
7
2020Autobild245/45 R18-
5
2020Autobild245/45 R18Exemplary
8
2020ADAC235/55 R17Satisfactory
15
2019Autobild225/45 R17Satisfactory
8
2019Autobild225/45 R17-
2
2019ADAC185/65 R15Highly recommended
3
2018Autobild195/65 R15Exemplary
6
2018Autobild195/65 R15-
4
2018ADAC205/55 R16Satisfactory
3
2018Sportscars245/45 R18Exemplary
10
2017Autobild225/50 R17-
9
2017Autobild225/50 R17Good
3
2017ADAC195/65 R15Good

£124
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£138
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/75%
/75%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
4
2023ARBÖ235/55 R18Recommended

£129
Nokian Snowproof 2 ( 205/50 R17 93H XL )In stockFree shipping
£129 Buy
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£130
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£130 Buy
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/63%

Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2

  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
    • High rolling resistance/high fuel consumption
/63%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
9
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
6
2023Tyre Reviews225/45 R18Recommended
5
2023Autobild225/45 R18Good
12
2023ADAC225/45 R17Satisfactory
5
2023Autoexpress225/45 R17-
7
2023Sport Auto225/40 R18Good
6
2023Autobild225/40 R18Good
4
2022Autoexpress225/45 R19-
7
2022Autozeitung225/45 R17-
7
2022Autoklub ČR225/45 R17-
4
2022Tyre Reviews225/45 R17Recommended
5
2022Autobild215/55 R17-
2
2022Autobild215/55 R17Exemplary

£149
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/69%

Firestone Winterhawk 4

  • Great handling on snow
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
    • Longer braking distance on dry roads
    • Poor handling on dry roads
/69%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
9
2023Autobild225/60 R18Not recommended
20
2023Autobild225/45 R18Not recommended
6
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
7
2023ADAC205/60 R16Good
5
2022AutoMotorSport245/45 R19Good
16
2022Autobild215/55 R17Satisfactory
14
2022Autobild215/55 R17-
9
2022ADAC185/65 R15Satisfactory
5
2021Autozeitung235/55 R18Highly recommended
12
2021ADAC225/50 R17Satisfactory
10
2021Autobild205/55 R16Satisfactory
5
2021Autobild205/55 R16-
7
2020Használtautó.hu205/55 R16-

£103
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/72%

Barum Polaris 5

    -
    • Poor handling on the wet
    • Longer braking distance on wet roads
    • Below average aquaplaning resistance
    • Longer braking distance on dry roads
/72%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
14
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
9
2023Autobild225/45 R18Satisfactory
12
2023ADAC205/60 R16Satisfactory
26
2022Autobild215/55 R17-
14
2022ADAC185/65 R15Sufficient
15
2021Autobild205/55 R16-
15
2021Autobild205/55 R16Satisfactory
12
2021ADAC195/65 R15Satisfactory
15
2020Autobild245/45 R18Good
10
2020Autobild245/45 R18-
21
2019Autobild225/45 R17-

£103
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/73%

Uniroyal WinterExpert

  • Exceptional traction on snow
    • Longer braking distance on dry roads
    • Poor handling on the wet
    • Longer braking distance on wet roads
    • Poor handling on dry roads
/73%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
14
2023ADAC205/60 R16Satisfactory
11
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
12
2023Autobild225/45 R18Satisfactory
17
2022Autobild215/55 R17-
19
2022Autobild215/55 R17Satisfactory
14
2022ADAC215/60 R16Satisfactory
7
2022AutoMotorSport245/45 R19Sufficient

£121
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/85%

Kleber KRISALP HP3

  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Great handling on snow
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Good traction on ice
    • Poor handling on dry roads
/85%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
11
2023Autobild225/45 R18Satisfactory
4
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
10
2023ADAC205/60 R16Satisfactory
11
2022Autobild215/55 R17Good
16
2022Autobild215/55 R17-
7
2022ADAC215/60 R16Satisfactory
8
2022Tyre Reviews225/45 R17-
4
2021ADAC225/50 R17Satisfactory
11
2021Autobild205/55 R16-
3
2021Autobild205/55 R16Exemplary
7
2020Autobild245/45 R18-
5
2020Autobild245/45 R18Exemplary
8
2020ADAC235/55 R17Satisfactory
15
2019Autobild225/45 R17Satisfactory
8
2019Autobild225/45 R17-
2
2019ADAC185/65 R15Highly recommended
3
2018Autobild195/65 R15Exemplary
6
2018Autobild195/65 R15-
4
2018ADAC205/55 R16Satisfactory
3
2018Sportscars245/45 R18Exemplary
10
2017Autobild225/50 R17-
9
2017Autobild225/50 R17Good
3
2017ADAC195/65 R15Good

£124
Kleber Krisalp HP 3 ( 205/50 R17 93H XL )In stockFree shipping
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£138
Kleber Krisalp HP 3 ( 205/50 R17 93V XL )In stockFree shipping
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/73%

Semperit Speed-Grip 5

  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
    • Poor handling on the wet
/73%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
6
2023ADAC225/45 R17Satisfactory
16
2023Autobild225/45 R18Satisfactory
19
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
3
2022ADAC185/65 R15Good
10
2022Autobild215/55 R17Good
5
2022Tyre Reviews225/45 R17-

£119
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/75%

Sava Eskimo HP2

  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Short braking distance on ice
    • Longer braking distance on dry roads
    • High drive-by noise levels
    • Poor handling on the wet
    • Below average aquaplaning resistance
    • Poor handling on snow
/75%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
14
2023ADAC225/45 R17Satisfactory
9
2022ADAC215/60 R16Satisfactory
22
2022Autobild215/55 R17-
10
2021ADAC225/50 R17Satisfactory
17
2021Autobild205/55 R16Satisfactory
13
2021Autobild205/55 R16-
20
2020Autobild245/45 R18-
9
2020ADAC205/55 R16Satisfactory
17
2019Autobild225/45 R17-
17
2019Autobild225/45 R17Satisfactory
17
2017Autobild225/50 R17Satisfactory
15
2017Autobild225/50 R17-
6
2017ADAC215/65 R16Satisfactory

£132
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/55%

Debica Frigo HP2

  • Short braking distance on snow
    • High drive-by noise levels
/55%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
18
2023Autobild225/45 R18Conditionally recommended
18
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
24
2022Autobild215/55 R17-
11
2020Autoklub ČR205/55 R16-
19
2019Autobild225/45 R17Conditionally recommended
19
2019Autobild225/45 R17-
7
2018Autobild195/65 R15Good
13
2018Autobild195/65 R15-

£99
Debica Frigo HP2 ( 205/50 R17 93V XL )In stockFree shipping
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/63%

Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7

  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
    • Below average aquaplaning resistance
    • High rolling resistance/high fuel consumption
/63%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
27
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
8
2022Autoklub ČR225/45 R17-
15
2022Autobild215/55 R17-
14
2022Autobild215/55 R17Good
7
2021ADAC225/50 R17Satisfactory
10
2021Autobild225/45 R18Satisfactory
23
2020Autobild245/45 R18-
9
2019Autobild255/35 R19Not recommended
15
2019Autobild225/45 R17-
11
2019Autobild225/45 R17Good
9
2018Sportscars245/45 R18Satisfactory
10
2017Autobild225/50 R17Good
9
2017Autobild225/50 R17-

£92
Nexen Winguard Sport 2 ( 205/50 R17 93V XL 4PR, RPB )In stockFree shipping
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205/50 R17 tyre test

Best tyres in your size

205/50 R17 tyre ranking based on test results

Tests usually don't cover the whole market - here is our selection what not to miss when shopping for tyres in this size.
#NameOur ratingTested in this dimensionTested in same width dimensionSegmentPrice
1. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
Premium
2. Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
78.7%
79.7%
92.1%
86.1%
Premium £147
93 H + 1
3. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+! Newer model available: GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3
84.6%
92.6%
80.2%
85.4%
Premium £139
93 H + 1
4. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
92.2%
79.8%
84.4%
83.1%
Premium £170
93 H + 1
5. Michelin ALPIN 6
84.4%
83.6%
86.8%
84.2%
Premium
6. Michelin ALPIN 5! Newer model available: Michelin Alpin 6
81.2%
72.1%
85.8%
66.6%
Premium
7. Kleber KRISALP HP3
77.6%
89.7%
74.8%
79.7%
Upper-middle £124
93 H + 1
8. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
82.7%
92%
82.4%
79.3%
Premium
9. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1! Newer model available: GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
82.9%
92.2%
82.8%
75.3%
Premium
10. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
72.6%
95.5%
73.9%
85.2%
Upper-middle
11. Nokian WR D4
73.4%
93.7%
81.9%
72.5%
Upper-middle
12. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
Premium £138
93 H + 4
13. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320! Newer model available: Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
75.8%
90.5%
85.7%
67.4%
Upper-middle
14. Pirelli CINTURATO WINTER! Newer model available: Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
80.7%
87.6%
75.7%
80.5%
Premium
15. Firestone Winterhawk 4
79.3%
88.5%
72.7%
81.5%
Upper-middle £103
93 V
16. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
79.5%
71.1%
80.6%
80.6%
Lowcost
17. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
75.2%
80.2%
78.7%
Lowcost £119
93 H + 1
18. Semperit Speed-Grip 3! Newer model available: Semperit Speed-Grip 5
78.1%
77.2%
71.3%
79.7%
Lowcost
19. Falken EuroWinter HS01! Newer model available: Falken EuroWinter HS02
78.2%
74.2%
74.2%
77.1%
Upper-middle £151
93 H + 2
20. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
71.4%
85.5%
74.3%
72.7%
Lowcost
21. Nokian WR Snowproof! Newer model available: Nokian Snowproof 2
68.7%
80.6%
82.5%
85.9%
Upper-middle
22. Toyo Observe S944
67.9%
66.9%
85.1%
79.9%
Upper-middle £117
0 V
23. Toyo Snowprox S954
78.8%
70.6%
92.2%
82.7%
Upper-middle
24. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
81.9%
76.7%
78%
Upper-middle
25. Sava Eskimo HP2
65.3%
79.5%
72.3%
73.5%
Lowcost £136
93 V
26. Uniroyal MS Plus 77! Newer model available: Uniroyal WinterExpert
79.2%
83.3%
75.4%
74.1%
Upper-middle
27. Giti GitiWinter W1
65.8%
77.2%
72.4%
72.7%
Lowcost
28. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
76.8%
77.4%
77.5%
94.5%
Lowcost £92
93 V
29. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
Premium
30. Uniroyal WinterExpert
63.8%
77.5%
71.5%
75.2%
Upper-middle £121
93 V
31. Barum Polaris 5
64.6%
77.9%
71.1%
75.2%
Lowcost £103
93 V
32. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
Upper-middle
33. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
81.6%
70.5%
85.4%
Upper-middle £107
93 H + 1
34. Firestone Winterhawk 3! Newer model available: Firestone Winterhawk 4
66.5%
83.4%
77.3%
71.3%
Upper-middle
35. Matador MP93 Nordicca
Lowcost
36. Fortune Fsr901
Lowcost
37. Kormoran SNOW
Lowcost
38. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow! Newer model available: Matador MP93 Nordicca
72.1%
80.3%
76.9%
Lowcost
39. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
62%
70.7%
88.8%
Lowcost

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