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Winter tyre test 225/50 R17 - ACE 2020

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Points total
Wet
Dry
Snow
Rolling resistance
Noise
Price
1. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Highly recommended
200
64
47
60
17
7
£162
98 H + 2
2. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
Recommended
194
63
42
60
14
9
3. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
Recommended
193
66
44
53
18
7
£158
94 H + 4
4. Continental WinterContact TS 860
Recommended
192
63
48
52
18
7
5. Michelin Alpin 6
Recommended
185
67
46
45
16
4
6. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Recommended
177
56
45
57
16
3
£136
94 H + 2
7. Nokian WR Snowproof
Recommended
179
56
45
47
18
7
8. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Recommended
175
58
44
51
13
4
9. Falken EuroWinter HS01
Conditionally recommended
167
63
45
39
10
5
£139
94 V + 1
#Name - Rating Points total Wet Dry Snow Rolling resistance Noise Price
Above you can see the results of the ACE 2020 225/50 R17 test performed by ACE on a BMW 3 in 2020. This test was performed in 225/50 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 is the best of 9 tested tyres according to tested properties (Points total, Wet, Dry, Snow, Rolling resistance, ). Other featured tyres include BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+, Continental WinterContact TS 860; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1, Michelin ALPIN 5, Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2.

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. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
94% Premium £205 98 H + 1
2. Continental WinterContact TS 870
91% Premium £160 98 H + 1
3. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
91% Premium £158 94 H + 5
4. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
89% Premium £151 94 H + 7
5. Kleber KRISALP HP3
89% Upper-middle £136 94 H + 2
4
6. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £180 94 H + 4
7. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium
8. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
89% Premium £183 94 H + 1
9. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £182 94 H + 6
10. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle
11. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium
7
12. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £181 94 H + 8
13. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
14. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £124 98 H + 1
15. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
82% Lowcost
16. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £118 98 H + 1
17. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost
27
18. Toyo Observe S944
79% Upper-middle
19. Nokian WR Snowproof P
79% Upper-middle £287 94 H + 2
20. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
21. Barum Polaris 3
77% Lowcost
22. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium
23. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £105 94 H + 3
16
24. Sava Eskimo HP2
75% Lowcost £106 98 V
25. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
26. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle
27. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
69% Lowcost £108 98 V + 1
28. Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21
67% Lowcost £109 98 V
29. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium £137 94 H + 1
39
30. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
31. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £107 98 V
32. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £129 98 H + 1
33. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £103 98 H + 1
34. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
35. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
24
36. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £104 94 H + 2
37. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
38. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost
39. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
40. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
41. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
36
42. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
43. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
44. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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