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Winter tyre test 225/45 R17 - Autobild 2019

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
Exemplary
2+
2+
1-
2+
£177
91 H + 2
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
Exemplary
1-
2
1-
2
£139
91 H + 2
3. Michelin Alpin 6
Exemplary
2+
2
2+
1-
£181
91 H + 2
4. Apollo Aspire XP Winter
Exemplary
2+
2
2
1-
£107
91 H
5. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Exemplary
1-
2
2
2
£138
91 H + 2
6. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Exemplary
2+
2
2
2-
£118
91 H + 2
7. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
Good
2+
2-
1-
2
£108
94 H + 1
8. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
Good
2
2-
1-
2+
£119
91 H + 1
9. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
Good
2-
2-
1
2
£140
91 H + 3
10. Uniroyal MS plus 77
Good
2
2-
2+
2-
£122
91 H + 1
11. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
Good
2
2-
2
2
£107
94 H + 2
12. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Good
2-
2-
2+
2-
£114
91 H + 1
13. Nokian WR Snowproof
Good
2-
2-
2+
2-
£158
91 H + 1
14. Yokohama W.drive V905
Good
2-
2-
2-
2
15. Kleber KRISALP HP3
Satisfactory
2+
3+
1-
2-
£134
91 H + 3
16. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Satisfactory
2
3+
1-
2-
£130
91 H + 7
17. Sava Eskimo HP2
Satisfactory
3+
3
1-
2
£91
91 H + 1
18. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Satisfactory
2
2-
3+
3+
£134
94 H
19. Debica Frigo HP2
Conditionally recommended
3
3
1
2+
£99
91 H + 1
20. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
Conditionally recommended
2+
3+
2
3
£132
91 H + 2
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Running costs Price
Above you can see the results of the Autobild 2019 225/45 R17 test performed by Autobild on a BMW 1 series in 2019. This test was performed in 225/45 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Continental WinterContact TS 860 is the best of 20 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Running costs, ). Other featured tyres include GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+, Michelin Alpin 6, Apollo Aspire XP Winter; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III, Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320, Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001.

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 £142 91 H + 2
2. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £191 91 H + 3
3. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
89% Premium £143 91 H + 1
4. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £327 91 H + 3
5. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £231 91 H + 3
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6. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £222 91 H + 6
7. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £569 94 H + 1
8. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £96 91 H + 1
9. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £107 91 H + 1
10. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
82% Lowcost £108 0 V
11. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £111 91 H + 1
26
12. Falken EuroWinter HS01
80% Upper-middle £129 91 H + 2
13. Toyo Observe S944
79% Upper-middle £122 94 V
14. Nokian WR Snowproof P
79% Upper-middle £124 91 H + 1
15. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle £110 91 H + 2
16. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £158 91 H
17. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £143 91 H + 1
14
18. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
19. Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
72% Upper-middle £97 91 H
20. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium £138 91 H + 1
21. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle £165 91 H
22. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £107 91 H + 1
23. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £114 91 H + 1
25
24. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle £125 91 H
25. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £183 91 H + 1
26. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £94 91 H + 2
27. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £216 91 H + 2
28. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £108 94 V
29. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
6
30. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
31. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost £127 91 H + 1
32. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
33. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
34. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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