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205/55 R16 - Best winter tyres 2024 - market overview, tests, reviews

Today's discount (21.04):
Semperit Speed-Grip 5 205/55 R16 91 H 81%
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Best winter tyres in tests (2024)

1. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3

/99%
Tested 5x in 2024, 7x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Exceptional traction on snow
Minuses:
    -
check the prices for GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3

2. DUNLOP Winter Sport 5

/83%
Tested 1x in 2024, 42x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Great handling on snow
Minuses:
    -
check the prices for DUNLOP Winter Sport 5

3. Continental WinterContact TS 870

/98%
Tested 2x in 2024, 13x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
Minuses:
    -
check the prices for Continental WinterContact TS 870

205/55 R16 tyre test

Best tyres in your size

205/55 R16 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 870
88.7%
91%
90.9%
96.8%
Premium £104
91 T + 3
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+! Newer model available: GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3
84.1%
90.9%
80.6%
85.5%
Premium
3. Continental WinterContact TS 860! Newer model available: Continental WinterContact TS 870
83.3%
84.8%
84.2%
78.9%
Premium
4. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90.4%
80.1%
83%
85.4%
Premium £112
91 T + 3
5. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
80.7%
87.3%
80.9%
83.2%
Premium £117
91 T + 6
6. Michelin ALPIN 5! Newer model available: Michelin Alpin 6
76.8%
73.4%
79.2%
86.2%
Premium £131
91 T + 6
7. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1! Newer model available: GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
81%
77.2%
80.5%
81.7%
Premium £120
91 H + 1
8. Michelin ALPIN 6
84%
82.6%
85%
80.8%
Premium £165
91 T + 3
9. Kleber KRISALP HP3
78.7%
82.7%
73.7%
79.3%
Upper-middle £102
91 T + 3
10. GoodYear UltraGrip 9
82.3%
79.1%
81.8%
77.6%
Premium
11. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
78.8%
75.2%
69%
88.1%
Premium £113
91 T + 2
12. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
73.2%
92.4%
73.3%
80.4%
Upper-middle
13. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
Premium
14. Semperit Speed-Grip 2! Newer model available: Semperit Speed-Grip 3
Lowcost
15. GoodYear UltraGrip 9+
81.5%
78.4%
77.9%
75.3%
Premium £127
91 T + 2
16. Nokian WR D4
77.8%
84.3%
80.1%
81.8%
Upper-middle
17. Michelin ALPIN A4! Newer model available: Michelin Alpin 6
67.1%
Premium
18. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452! Newer model available: Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS3
85.5%
90.7%
83.7%
83.7%
Upper-middle
19. Pirelli CINTURATO WINTER! Newer model available: Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
77.2%
83.1%
77.2%
78.9%
Premium £87
91 T + 3
20. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
80.5%
77.4%
82.4%
Premium £120
91 H + 5
21. Firestone Winterhawk 4
78.1%
86.1%
74.3%
81.3%
Upper-middle £114
91 T + 3
22. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320! Newer model available: Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
75.8%
90.6%
85.1%
92%
Upper-middle
23. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
78.8%
74%
77.2%
76.3%
Lowcost £98
0 H + 1
24. Semperit Speed-Grip 3! Newer model available: Semperit Speed-Grip 5
75.1%
74.1%
79.8%
74.8%
Lowcost
25. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
76.3%
74.8%
77.8%
Lowcost £81
91 T + 3
26. Falken EuroWinter HS01! Newer model available: Falken EuroWinter HS02
78.1%
74.6%
75.2%
80.9%
Upper-middle £100
91 T + 3
27. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
71.8%
85.5%
73.2%
73.2%
Lowcost £86
91 H + 1
28. Toyo Observe S944
72.7%
69%
84.7%
76.2%
Upper-middle £91
91 H + 1
29. Nokian WR Snowproof! Newer model available: Nokian Snowproof 2
72.1%
80.6%
81.9%
82.5%
Upper-middle
30. Toyo Snowprox S954
78.8%
70.6%
92.2%
82.7%
Upper-middle
31. Vredestein Snowtrac 5! Newer model available: Vredestein Wintrac
76.1%
79.2%
84.4%
84.9%
Premium
32. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
58.7%
77%
87.7%
Premium
33. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
83.1%
68.3%
85.5%
91.8%
Premium
34. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
81.9%
76.7%
78%
Upper-middle
35. Debica Frigo 2
Lowcost
36. Sava Eskimo HP2
68.6%
80.4%
74.2%
77.6%
Lowcost £87
91 H + 1
37. Uniroyal MS Plus 77! Newer model available: Uniroyal WinterExpert
76.9%
80.9%
75.4%
80.1%
Upper-middle
38. Giti GitiWinter W1
71.1%
72.4%
76.7%
82.3%
Lowcost
39. Sava ESKIMO S3+
84.5%
64.6%
80.2%
Lowcost £70
91 T
40. Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
68.5%
71.8%
78.4%
Upper-middle £100
91 T + 1
41. Kumho WinterCraft WP51! Newer model available: Kumho WinterCraft WP52
77%
79.7%
75.6%
82.5%
Upper-middle £112
91 T + 4
42. Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21
71%
78.3%
74.9%
Lowcost £79
91 T + 2
43. Nokian WR D3
Upper-middle
44. Debica Frigo HP2
70%
86.5%
74.1%
71.9%
Lowcost £79
91 H + 1
45. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
Premium
46. Nexen WinGuard Sport
Lowcost
47. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65.2%
73.4%
75%
75.2%
Upper-middle £84
91 T + 3
48. Barum Polaris 5
73.7%
74.3%
75.7%
73.9%
Lowcost £82
91 T + 3
49. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
Upper-middle
50. Nokian WR A4
66.1%
77.4%
80.7%
Upper-middle
51. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
78.5%
70.5%
85.1%
Upper-middle
52. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
Lowcost £105
91 T + 1
53. Firestone Winterhawk 3! Newer model available: Firestone Winterhawk 4
77.2%
79.3%
76.8%
82.5%
Upper-middle
54. Matador MP93 Nordicca
Lowcost
55. Kormoran SNOW
Lowcost
56. Toyo SnowProx S943
63.7%
74.6%
90.3%
71.2%
Upper-middle
57. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow! Newer model available: Matador MP93 Nordicca
72.1%
76.1%
77.4%
Lowcost
58. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
71.9%
84.2%
84.2%
Lowcost
59. Imperial SnowDragon HP
Lowcost
60. Imperial SnowDragon 3
Lowcost
61. Syron Everest 1 plus
67.2%
82%
Lowcost
62. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
37.6%
88.2%
Lowcost
63. Dunlop Wintersport 5
Premium £94
91 H

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