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Winter tyre test 205/55 R16 - Autobild 2016

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Running costs
Price
1. Continental WinterContact TS 860
-
1-
2
2+
1
£181
91 T + 5
2. Michelin Alpin 5
-
2+
2
1-
2
3. Goodyear UltraGrip 9
-
2+
2
2+
2-
4. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
-
2+
2-
1-
2
£128
91 T + 6
5. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
-
2+
2
2
2+
£109
91 T + 3
6. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
-
2
2
2
2
7. Nokian WR D4
-
2
2-
2+
2-
£107
91 T + 4
8. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
-
2-
2
2
2
£101
91 T + 7
9. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
-
2
3+
2+
1-
£139
91 H + 5
10. Barum Polaris 3
-
2
3+
2+
2+
11. Kleber Krisalp HP2
-
3+
2-
2+
1-
12. Uniroyal MS plus 77
-
2-
3
1-
2+
13. General Altimax Winter Plus
-
3+
2-
2+
2+
14. Mabor Winter-Jet 2
-
3+
2
2
2+
15. Sava eskimo hp
-
3
2-
2+
2+
16. Cooper WeatherMaster SA2
-
2
3+
2
3
17. Falken Eurowinter HS449
-
2-
3+
2-
2
18. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
-
3+
2
2-
2-
19. BF Goodrich g-force Winter
-
3
2-
2
1-
20. Fulda Kristall Control HP
-
3
2
2
2-
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Running costs Price
Above you can see the results of the Autobild 2016 205/55 R16 test performed by Autobild on a in 2016. This test was performed in 205/55 R16, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (205). Continental WinterContact TS 860 is the best of 20 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Running costs, ). Other featured tyres include Michelin Alpin 5, Goodyear UltraGrip 9, Dunlop Winter Sport 5; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Kleber KRISALP HP3, Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2, BFGoodrich G-FORCE 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. Continental WinterContact TS 870
91% Premium £118 91 T + 3
2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £113 91 T + 3
3. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
90% Premium £149 94 V
4. Michelin ALPIN 6
89% Premium £128 91 T + 3
5. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £135 91 H + 1
10
6. Kleber KRISALP HP3
89% Upper-middle £113 91 T + 3
7. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
89% Premium £112 91 T + 2
8. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% Upper-middle £97 91 T + 3
9. GoodYear UltraGrip 9+
86% Premium £99 91 T + 2
10. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium
11. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £169 91 H + 3
18
12. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £100 91 T + 3
13. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
14. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
82% Lowcost
15. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £115 91 T + 3
16. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost
17. Falken EuroWinter HS01
80% Upper-middle £100 91 T + 3
22
18. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
80% Lowcost £83 91 H + 1
19. Toyo Observe S944
79% Upper-middle £90 91 H + 1
20. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle £102 91 T + 3
21. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
22. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £156 91 H
23. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £65 91 T
28
24. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £130 91 T + 2
25. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle
26. Sava Eskimo HP2
75% Lowcost £87 91 H + 1
27. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
28. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost £70 91 T
29. Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
72% Upper-middle £87 91 T + 1
36
30. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
68% Upper-middle £114 91 T + 4
31. Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21
67% Lowcost £84 91 T + 2
32. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £85 91 H + 1
33. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
34. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium
35. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
46
36. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £102 91 T + 3
37. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £89 91 T + 3
38. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
39. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle
40. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
62% Lowcost £114 91 T + 1
41. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
8
42. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £88 91 T + 2
43. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
44. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle
45. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
46. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
47. Imperial SnowDragon HP
10% Lowcost
13
48. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
49. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
50. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
51. Dunlop Wintersport 5
1% Premium £110 91 H
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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