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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
£100
88 T + 1
2. Nokian WR D4
Recommended
195
65
58
40
19
6
7
£68
88 T + 3
3. Goodyear UltraGrip 9
Recommended
191
57
68
40
17
3
6
4. Dunlop SP Winter Response 2
Recommended
186
62
57
39
16
6
6
£75
88 T + 2
5. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
Recommended
183
60
56
40
13
5
9
£83
88 T + 1
6. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
Recommended
182
58
53
43
15
6
7
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
£92
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 BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, Michelin ALPIN A4, GoodYear UltraGrip 9+.

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. Continental WinterContact TS 870
91% Premium £82 88 T + 1
2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £80 88 T + 1
3. Michelin ALPIN 6
89% Premium £90 88 T + 1
4. Kleber KRISALP HP3
89% Upper-middle £62 88 T + 1
5. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium
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6. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% Upper-middle
7. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium
8. GoodYear UltraGrip 9+
86% Premium £74 88 T + 1
9. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
85% Upper-middle £85 88 T + 4
10. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £87 92 H
11. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £73 88 T + 1
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12. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
82% Lowcost £74 0 T + 1
13. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £73 88 T + 1
14. Falken EuroWinter HS01
80% Upper-middle £80 88 T + 3
15. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle £73 88 T + 1
16. Toyo Observe S944
79% Upper-middle £75 92 H
17. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
77% Premium
35
18. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £75 88 T + 1
19. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle
20. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost
21. Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21
67% Lowcost £68 88 H + 2
22. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
23. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
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24. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £71 88 T + 1
25. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £74 88 T + 1
26. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
27. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
62% Lowcost £69 88 T
28. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
29. Semperit Master-Grip 2
59% Lowcost
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30. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £62 88 T + 1
31. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
32. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle
33. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
34. Starfire W200
20% Lowcost
35. Imperial SnowDragon HP
10% Lowcost
16
36. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
37. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
38. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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