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205/55 R17 - Best winter tyres 2024 - market overview, tests, reviews

Today's discount (21.02):
Toyo Observe S944 205/55 R17 95 V 79%
£99tyres.net

Best winter tyres in tests (2024)

1. Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

/100%
Tested 3x in 2024, 13x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Great handling on snow
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Great handling on dry roads
Minuses:
    -
check the prices for Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2. 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

3. 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
  • Great handling on snow
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
Minuses:
    -
check the prices for DUNLOP Winter Sport 5

205/55 R17 tyre test

Best tyres in your size

205/55 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. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
76.4%
89.7%
89.5%
78.2%
Premium £209
91 H
2. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
Premium £193
91 H + 2
3. Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
78.7%
79.7%
92.1%
86.1%
Premium £171
91 H + 1
4. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+! Newer model available: GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3
84.6%
92.6%
80.2%
85.4%
Premium £208
95 V
5. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
92.2%
79.8%
84.4%
83.1%
Premium £160
95 V
6. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
82.7%
92%
82.4%
79.3%
Premium £248
95 V + 1
7. Kleber KRISALP HP3
77.6%
89.7%
74.8%
79.7%
Upper-middle £142
91 H + 2
8. Michelin ALPIN 5! Newer model available: Michelin Alpin 6
81.2%
72.1%
85.8%
66.6%
Premium £223
91 H + 2
9. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
78.8%
75.2%
69%
88.1%
Premium £144
95 T
10. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1! Newer model available: GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
82.9%
92.2%
82.8%
75.3%
Premium £239
91 H + 1
11. Michelin ALPIN 6
84.4%
83.6%
86.8%
84.2%
Premium £187
95 H + 1
12. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
72.6%
95.5%
73.9%
85.2%
Upper-middle £186
95 V
13. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
Premium £183
91 H + 1
14. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
80.6%
77.4%
83.7%
Premium £150
91 H + 1
15. Pirelli CINTURATO WINTER! Newer model available: Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
80.7%
87.6%
75.7%
80.5%
Premium £186
95 T
16. 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 £136
91 H + 2
17. Firestone Winterhawk 4
79.3%
88.5%
72.7%
81.5%
Upper-middle £137
95 V
18. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
79.5%
71.1%
80.6%
80.6%
Lowcost £100
0 V
19. Semperit Speed-Grip 3! Newer model available: Semperit Speed-Grip 5
78.1%
77.2%
71.3%
79.7%
Lowcost £139
95 V
20. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
71.4%
85.5%
74.3%
72.7%
Lowcost £130
95 V
21. Falken EuroWinter HS01! Newer model available: Falken EuroWinter HS02
78.2%
74.2%
74.2%
77.1%
Upper-middle £123
91 H + 1
22. Nokian WR Snowproof P
66.1%
79.2%
92.3%
Upper-middle £148
91 H + 1
23. Toyo Observe S944
67.9%
66.9%
85.1%
79.9%
Upper-middle £99
95 V
24. Toyo Snowprox S954
78.8%
70.6%
92.2%
82.7%
Upper-middle £142
95 V
25. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
81.9%
76.7%
78%
Upper-middle £93
95 V
26. Giti GitiWinter W1
65.8%
77.2%
72.4%
72.7%
Lowcost
27. Barum Polaris 5
64.6%
77.9%
71.1%
75.2%
Lowcost £111
95 V
28. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
Upper-middle £166
91 H + 1
29. Nokian WR A4
66.1%
77.4%
80.7%
Upper-middle £223
91 H + 1
30. Firestone Winterhawk 3! Newer model available: Firestone Winterhawk 4
66.5%
83.4%
77.3%
71.3%
Upper-middle £177
95 V
31. Matador MP93 Nordicca
Lowcost £148
95 V
32. Kormoran SNOW
Lowcost
33. Fortune Fsr901
Lowcost
34. Imperial SnowDragon 3
Lowcost

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