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Winter tyre test 185/65 R15 - ACE 2018

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Points total
Winter
Wet
Dry
Rolling resistance
Noise
Running costs
Price
1. Continental WinterContact TS 860
Test winner
206
66
68
43
16
7
6
£52
88 T + 1
2. Nokian WR D4
Recommended
195
65
58
40
19
6
7
£47
88 T + 3
3. Goodyear UltraGrip 9
Recommended
191
57
68
40
17
3
6
£71
88 T + 1
4. Dunlop SP Winter Response 2
Recommended
186
62
57
39
16
6
6
£55
88 T + 2
5. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
Recommended
183
60
56
40
13
5
9
£40
88 T + 1
6. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
Recommended
182
58
53
43
15
6
7
£48
88 T + 2
7. Nexen Winguard Snow G WH2
Recommended
181
60
51
42
14
5
9
8. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
Conditionally recommended
177
56
59
36
14
2
6
£51
88 T + 2
9. Kenda Wintergen 2
Conditionally recommended
173
67
36
39
13
8
10
#Name - Rating Points total Winter Wet Dry Rolling resistance Noise Running costs Price
Above you can see the results of the ACE 2018 185/65 R15 test performed by ACE on a Opel Corsa in 2018. This test was performed in 185/65 R15, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (185). Continental WinterContact TS 860 is the best of 9 tested tyres according to tested properties (Points total, Winter, Wet, Dry, Rolling resistance, ). Other featured tyres include Nokian WR D4, Goodyear UltraGrip 9, Dunlop SP Winter Response 2; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Michelin ALPIN A4, GoodYear UltraGrip 9+, Kleber KRISALP HP3.

Same size tyres not featured in the test

Tests usually don't cover the whole market - here is our selection what not to miss when shopping for tyres in this size.
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice
1. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £54 88 T + 1
2. Continental WinterContact TS 870
89% Premium £61 88 T + 1
3. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £61 88 T
4. Michelin ALPIN 6
89% Premium £62 88 T + 1
5. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
88% Upper-middle £62 88 T + 1
20
6. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium
7. GoodYear UltraGrip 9+
86% Premium £52 88 T + 1
8. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £50 88 T + 1
9. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
85% Upper-middle £43 88 T + 4
10. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £45 88 T + 1
11. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £51 92 H
7
12. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £46 0 T + 1
13. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £47 88 T + 3
14. Nokian WR Snowproof
78% Upper-middle £50 88 T + 1
15. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
77% Premium £48 88 T
16. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £74 88 T + 2
17. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle £45 88 T + 1
30
18. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost £72 88 T
19. Barum Polaris 5
69% Lowcost £47 88 T + 1
20. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
67% Lowcost £46 88 T
21. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
22. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
23. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
27
24. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £47 88 T
25. Semperit Master-Grip 2
59% Lowcost £46 88 T + 1
26. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle
27. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost £46 88 T + 1
28. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost £45 88 T + 3
29. Starfire W200
20% Lowcost
16
30. Imperial SnowDragon HP
10% Lowcost £36 88 T + 1
31. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
32. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
33. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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