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245/40 R18 - Best winter tyres 2024 - market overview, tests, reviews

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Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 245/40 R18 0 V 82%
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Best winter tyres in tests (2024)

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Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Great handling on snow
  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
    • -
/100%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
2
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
1
2023Tyre Reviews225/45 R18Test winner
1
2023Autobild225/45 R18Test winner
3
2023Sport Auto225/40 R18Very good
1
2023Autobild225/40 R18Test winner
1
2022AutoMotorSport245/45 R19Very good
4
2022Autobild245/40 R19Good
2
2021Autobild225/45 R18Test winner
2
2021Tyre Reviews225/40 R18Test winner
2
2020Autobild245/45 R18-
1
2020Autobild245/45 R18Exemplary
1
2020ADAC235/55 R17Good
3
2020Autobild225/40 R18Exemplary

£189
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£200
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£208
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/83%

DUNLOP Winter Sport 5

  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Great handling on snow
    • Bad value for the money
/83%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
3
2016Sportscars245/40 R18 Exemplary
15
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
7
2023Autobild225/45 R18Good
4
2023ADAC225/45 R17Good
1
2023ADAC205/60 R16Good
2
2022ADAC215/60 R16Good
8
2022Autobild215/55 R17-
4
2022Autobild215/55 R17Exemplary
2
2021Autobild205/55 R16-
8
2021Autobild205/55 R16Good
5
2021Autobild225/45 R18Good
1
2021ADAC225/50 R17Good
3
2020ADAC205/55 R16Good
8
2020Autoexpress205/55 R16-
8
2020Autoklub ČR205/55 R16-
5
2020Autobild225/55 R17Good
8
2020Autobild245/45 R18Good
12
2020Autobild245/45 R18-
16
2019Autobild225/45 R17Satisfactory
13
2019Autobild225/45 R17-
4
2018Sportscars245/45 R18Good
3
2018ADAC205/55 R16Good
5
2018Autobild195/65 R15-
1
2018Autobild195/65 R15Exemplary
1
2017ADAC215/65 R16Good
4
2017Sportscars225/40 R18Good
3
2017Autoexpress225/45 R17-
2
2017AutoMotorSport225/45 R18Recommended
3
2017Autobild225/50 R17Exemplary
5
2017Autobild225/50 R17-
3
2016Autoklub ČR205/55 R16Very good
4
2016Autobild205/55 R16-
4
2016Autobild205/55 R16-
6
2016GTÜ205/55 R16Highly recommended
7
2016Autoexpress205/55 R16-
1
2016ADAC225/45 R17-
3
2016AutoMotorSport235/40 R18Recommended
2
2016Autoexpress225/45 R17-
1
2015Autobild215/65 R16Exemplary
3
2015GTÜ225/50 R17-
3
2015Automotorsport225/50 R17-
1
2015Sportscars225/45 R18Exemplary

£184
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 ( 245/40 R18 97V XL )In stockFree shipping
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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

£154
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£157
WinterContact TS 870 P XLIn stockFree shipping
£157 Buy
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£172
Continental WinterContact TS 870 P ( 245/40 R18 97V XL EVc )In stockFree shipping
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£190
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/100%

Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5

  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Great handling on snow
  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
    • -
/100%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
2
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
1
2023Tyre Reviews225/45 R18Test winner
1
2023Autobild225/45 R18Test winner
3
2023Sport Auto225/40 R18Very good
1
2023Autobild225/40 R18Test winner
1
2022AutoMotorSport245/45 R19Very good
4
2022Autobild245/40 R19Good
2
2021Autobild225/45 R18Test winner
2
2021Tyre Reviews225/40 R18Test winner
2
2020Autobild245/45 R18-
1
2020Autobild245/45 R18Exemplary
1
2020ADAC235/55 R17Good
3
2020Autobild225/40 R18Exemplary

£189
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 ( 245/40 R18 97V XL )In stockFree shipping
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£200
Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 ( 245/40 R18 97V XL, MO1 )In stockFree shipping
£200 Buy
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£208
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£208 Buy
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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

£157
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/83%

Dunlop Winter Sport 5

  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Great handling on snow
    • Bad value for the money
/83%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
3
2016Sportscars245/40 R18 Exemplary
15
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
7
2023Autobild225/45 R18Good
4
2023ADAC225/45 R17Good
1
2023ADAC205/60 R16Good
2
2022ADAC215/60 R16Good
8
2022Autobild215/55 R17-
4
2022Autobild215/55 R17Exemplary
2
2021Autobild205/55 R16-
8
2021Autobild205/55 R16Good
5
2021Autobild225/45 R18Good
1
2021ADAC225/50 R17Good
3
2020ADAC205/55 R16Good
8
2020Autoexpress205/55 R16-
8
2020Autoklub ČR205/55 R16-
5
2020Autobild225/55 R17Good
8
2020Autobild245/45 R18Good
12
2020Autobild245/45 R18-
16
2019Autobild225/45 R17Satisfactory
13
2019Autobild225/45 R17-
4
2018Sportscars245/45 R18Good
3
2018ADAC205/55 R16Good
5
2018Autobild195/65 R15-
1
2018Autobild195/65 R15Exemplary
1
2017ADAC215/65 R16Good
4
2017Sportscars225/40 R18Good
3
2017Autoexpress225/45 R17-
2
2017AutoMotorSport225/45 R18Recommended
3
2017Autobild225/50 R17Exemplary
5
2017Autobild225/50 R17-
3
2016Autoklub ČR205/55 R16Very good
4
2016Autobild205/55 R16-
4
2016Autobild205/55 R16-
6
2016GTÜ205/55 R16Highly recommended
7
2016Autoexpress205/55 R16-
1
2016ADAC225/45 R17-
3
2016AutoMotorSport235/40 R18Recommended
2
2016Autoexpress225/45 R17-
1
2015Autobild215/65 R16Exemplary
3
2015GTÜ225/50 R17-
3
2015Automotorsport225/50 R17-
1
2015Sportscars225/45 R18Exemplary

£184
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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-

£147
Firestone Winterhawk 4 ( 245/40 R18 97V XL EVc )In stockFree shipping
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/60%

Falken EuroWinter HS02 Pro

  • Short braking distance on dry roads
    • Worse traction on snow
    • High rolling resistance/high fuel consumption
    • Below average aquaplaning resistance
    • Longer braking distance on snow
    • Inferior handling on snow
/60%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
9
2023Autobild225/40 R18Satisfactory
9
2023Sport Auto225/40 R18Satisfactory
10
2023Tyre Reviews225/45 R18-
17
2023Autobild225/45 R18Conditionally recommended
20
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
7
2023Autobild225/60 R18Satisfactory
7
2023Automotorsport255/45 R20Satisfactory

£129
245/40R18 97V XL Falken Eurowinter HS02 Pro 245/40R18 97V XL | Protyre - Van Tyres - Winter TyresIn stockFree shipping
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£150
Falken EUROWINTER HS02PRO ( 245/40 R18 97V XL, NBLK )In stockFree shipping
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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-

£112
Barum Polaris 5 ( 245/40 R18 97V XL EVc )In stockFree shipping
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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

£140
Uniroyal WinterExpert ( 245/40 R18 97V XL EVc )In stockFree shipping
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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

£157
Kleber Krisalp HP 3 ( 245/40 R18 97V 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-

£131
Semperit Speed-Grip 5 ( 245/40 R18 97V XL EVc )In stockFree shipping
£131 Buy
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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

£117
Sava Eskimo HP2 ( 245/40 R18 97V XL )In stockFree shipping
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/59%
/59%
RankYearOrganizationSizeRating
22
2023Autobild225/45 R18-
33
2020Autobild245/45 R18-
6
2018Offroad235/60 R18Satisfactory
5
2016AutoMotorSport235/40 R18Still recommended
6
2015Automotorsport225/50 R17Conditionally recommended

£131
245/40R18 97V XL GT Radial Champiro Winter Pro HP 245/40R18 97V XL | Protyre - Car Tyres - Winter TyresIn stockFree shipping
£131 Buy
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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-

£119
Nexen Winguard Sport 2 ( 245/40 R18 97V XL 4PR, RPB )In stockFree shipping
£119 Buy
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£107
Nexen Winguard Sport 2 ( 245/40 R18 97V XL 4PR, RPB )In stockFree shipping
£107 Buy
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£120
Nexen Winguard Sport 2 ( 245/40 ZR18 97W XL 4PR, RPB )In stockFree shipping
£120 Buy
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£128
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245/40 R18 tyre test

Best tyres in your size

245/40 R18 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. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
76.8%
80.4%
73.5%
72.7%
Upper-middle
2. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
76.4%
89.7%
89.5%
78.2%
Premium £189
97 V + 2
3. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
Premium £172
97 V + 2
4. Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
78.7%
79.7%
92.1%
86.1%
Premium £157
97 V + 1
5. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+! Newer model available: GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3
84.6%
92.6%
80.2%
85.4%
Premium £242
97 V + 2
6. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
92.2%
79.8%
84.4%
83.1%
Premium £132
97 V + 1
7. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1! Newer model available: GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
82.9%
92.2%
82.8%
75.3%
Premium £165
97 V + 2
8. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
82.7%
92%
82.4%
79.3%
Premium £181
97 V + 2
9. Kleber KRISALP HP3
77.6%
89.7%
74.8%
79.7%
Upper-middle £157
97 V
10. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
87.4%
91.3%
89.3%
Premium
11. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
72.6%
95.5%
73.9%
85.2%
Upper-middle
12. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
Premium £155
97 H + 3
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. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
80.6%
77.4%
83.7%
Premium
15. Firestone Winterhawk 4
79.3%
88.5%
72.7%
81.5%
Upper-middle £148
97 V
16. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
79.5%
71.1%
80.6%
80.6%
Lowcost £121
0 V
17. Semperit Speed-Grip 3! Newer model available: Semperit Speed-Grip 5
78.1%
77.2%
71.3%
79.7%
Lowcost
18. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
71.4%
85.5%
74.3%
72.7%
Lowcost
19. Falken EuroWinter HS01! Newer model available: Falken EuroWinter HS02
78.2%
74.2%
74.2%
77.1%
Upper-middle £129
97 V + 1
20. Nokian WR Snowproof P
66.1%
79.2%
92.3%
Upper-middle £131
97 V
21. Toyo Snowprox S954
78.8%
70.6%
92.2%
82.7%
Upper-middle
22. Barum Polaris 3! Newer model available: Barum Polaris 5
73.6%
87.3%
Lowcost
23. Sava Eskimo HP2
65.3%
79.5%
72.3%
73.5%
Lowcost £117
97 V
24. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
81.9%
76.7%
78%
Upper-middle
25. Uniroyal MS Plus 77! Newer model available: Uniroyal WinterExpert
79.2%
83.3%
75.4%
74.1%
Upper-middle
26. Yokohama W.drive V905! Newer model available: Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
70.9%
76%
93.1%
60.4%
Upper-middle
27. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
76.8%
77.4%
77.5%
94.5%
Lowcost £119
97 V + 3
28. Barum Polaris 5
64.6%
77.9%
71.1%
75.2%
Lowcost £113
97 V
29. Nokian WR A4
66.1%
77.4%
80.7%
Upper-middle
30. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
81.6%
70.5%
85.4%
Upper-middle
31. Firestone Winterhawk 3! Newer model available: Firestone Winterhawk 4
66.5%
83.4%
77.3%
71.3%
Upper-middle
32. Matador MP93 Nordicca
Lowcost
33. Fortune Fsr901
Lowcost
34. Kormoran SNOW
Lowcost
35. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow! Newer model available: Matador MP93 Nordicca
72.1%
80.3%
76.9%
Lowcost
36. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
62%
70.7%
88.8%
Lowcost
37. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
Lowcost

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