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Winter tyre test 195/65 R15 - Autobild 2018

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Running costs
Positive features
Neagative features
Price
1. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Exemplary
2
2
2
1-
Exemplary premium tyre without drawbacks, stable during any conditions, accurate steering response with good feedback, best economy
-
£78
91 H + 1
2. Continental WinterContact TS 860
Exemplary
1-
2
2
2
convincing versatile talent with good winter characteristics, high steering precision and dynamic handling on snowy and wet slopes, good comfort, low rolling resistance
-
3. Kleber KRISALP HP3
Exemplary
2
2
1
2
Cheaper winter tread with best driving characteristics on frozen snow, short braking under all weather conditions, quiet while driving, good price / performance ratio
-
£82
91 T + 2
4. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Exemplary
2
2
1
2
Tire with balanced power potential, short braking distance on snowy and wet tracks, high safety in aquaplaning, quiet while driving, low rolling resistance with positive influence on consumption
-
£69
91 H + 1
5. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
Good
2
2
1-
1-
Tires with excellent driving performance under all weather conditions, high mileage, good price / performance ratio
slightly worse increased rolling resistance, worse aquaplaning in turn
£78
91 H + 5
6. Goodyear UltraGrip 9
Good
2
2-
1
2
Top-of-the-range driving characteristics with good precision driving on snowy and wet roads, safe aquaplaning properties, high mileage, low rolling resistance
extended dry braking distance
7. Debica Frigo HP2
Good
2-
2
2-
2
economical winter tires with balanced driving characteristics on snowy and dry slopes, short braking distance under all weather conditions
only average wet handling
£79
91 H + 1
8. Falken EuroWinter HS01
Good
2
2
2-
2-
balanced winter tires with safe driving characteristics on snowy and dry roads, best safety reserves with aquaplaning, low price
worse in turning on wet roads
£89
91 H + 2
9. Nokian WR D4
Satisfactory
3
2-
1
2
winter king with the best performance on snow and ice, good price / performance ratio, by far the lowest rolling resistance
worse on wet, low resistance to aquaplaning
£110
91 H + 4
10. Uniroyal MS plus 77
Satisfactory
2
3
2
2
Top performance on snowy and wet roads, good safety reserves in aquaplaning, comfortable comfort, low price
extended dry braking distances, slight deterioration in dry handling
11. Michelin Alpin 5
Satisfactory
2
2
3
1
Winter profile with exceptionally long mileage, balanced ride on wet and dry roads, comfortable ride comfort
limited snow capability, high rolling resistance
12. Semperit Master-Grip 2
Satisfactory
2
3
2
2
Good in bends and with short braking distance on snowy and wet slopes, low rolling noise
prolonged dry braking distances, slight deterioration in dry handling
13. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
Satisfactory
2+
2-
1-
3-
dynamic sports handling on snowy and wet roads, good steering precision, good aquaplaning safety
limited mileage, worse dry handling
£85
91 T + 4
14. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
Satisfactory
2+
2-
3+
2
Wet specialist with short braking distance and good aquaplaning properties, low rolling resistance, low price
limited lateral guidance and extended braking tracks on snow
£85
91 T + 1
15. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
Satisfactory
2
2+
3+
2-
tires with short braking distance and harmonious handling, high ride comfort
only average adhesion on snow
16. Barum Polaris 3
Satisfactory
3+
2-
2+
2-
high traction and dynamic driving characteristics on the snow, short wet trains, low cost
understeer on wet, dry prolonged braking distance limited mileage
17. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
Satisfactory
3+
2
2
2-
balanced handling on a snowy and dry track, low rolling resistance
limited grip on wet, lower mileage, optimized costs
18. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
Satisfactory
3+
2-
2-
2-
Stable safe handling on snow, good comfort, low price
delayed steering response and moderate worse grip on wet and dry roads, extended dry braking distance, limited mileage
19. Firestone Winterhawk 3
Conditionally recommended
3
3+
2+
2+
Cheap winter tire with good snow properties
significantly reduced grip and delayed steering response on wet roads, extended wet and dry braking, mild comfort
20. Gislaved euro Frost 6
Conditionally recommended
3+
2-
2
2-
balanced winter characteristics, comfortable and quiet
reduced lateral guidance and delayed steering response on wet roads, limited aquaplaning properties, extended dry braking distances
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Running costs Positive features Neagative features Price
Above you can see the results of the Autobild 2018 195/65 R15 test performed by Autobild on a in 2018. This test was performed in 195/65 R15, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (195). Dunlop Winter Sport 5 is the best of 20 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Running costs, ). Other featured tyres include Continental WinterContact TS 860, Kleber KRISALP HP3, Fulda Kristall Control HP2; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as GoodYear UltraGrip 9+, Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001, Firestone Winterhawk 4.

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 £110 91 H + 2
2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £78 91 T + 2
3. Michelin ALPIN 6
89% Premium £104 91 H + 2
4. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% Upper-middle £116 91 T + 2
5. Dunlop SP Winter Response 2
86% Premium £73 91 T + 1
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6. GoodYear UltraGrip 9+
86% Premium £91 91 H + 3
7. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium
8. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £73 91 T + 2
9. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
82% Lowcost £76 0 H + 2
10. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £92 91 H + 2
11. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle £104 91 H + 2
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12. Toyo Observe S944
79% Upper-middle £64 91 H + 1
13. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £70 91 T
14. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
15. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost £82 91 T + 1
16. Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
72% Upper-middle £71 91 T
17. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
68% Upper-middle £105 91 H + 2
30
18. Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21
67% Lowcost £69 91 H + 2
19. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium
20. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
21. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £86 91 H + 2
22. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £85 91 H + 2
23. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
62% Lowcost £71 91 T + 1
6
24. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £79 91 T + 2
25. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
26. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle
27. Sava ESKIMO HP
36% Lowcost
28. Starfire W200
20% Lowcost
29. Imperial SnowDragon HP
10% Lowcost
32
30. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
31. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
32. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
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