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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
£137
91 H + 2
3. Michelin Alpin 6
Exemplary
2+
2
2+
1-
£148
91 H + 2
4. Apollo Aspire XP Winter
Exemplary
2+
2
2
1-
5. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Exemplary
1-
2
2
2
£133
91 H + 2
6. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Exemplary
2+
2
2
2-
£124
91 H + 2
7. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
Good
2+
2-
1-
2
8. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
Good
2
2-
1-
2+
£118
91 H + 1
9. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
Good
2-
2-
1
2
10. Uniroyal MS plus 77
Good
2
2-
2+
2-
11. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
Good
2
2-
2
2
£94
94 V + 2
12. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Good
2-
2-
2+
2-
£114
91 H + 1
13. Nokian WR Snowproof
Good
2-
2-
2+
2-
£146
91 H + 1
14. Yokohama W.drive V905
Good
2-
2-
2-
2
15. Kleber KRISALP HP3
Satisfactory
2+
3+
1-
2-
£130
91 H + 3
16. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Satisfactory
2
3+
1-
2-
£146
91 H + 7
17. Sava Eskimo HP2
Satisfactory
3+
3
1-
2
£109
91 H + 1
18. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Satisfactory
2
2-
3+
3+
19. Debica Frigo HP2
Conditionally recommended
3
3
1
2+
£100
91 H + 1
20. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
Conditionally recommended
2+
3+
2
3
£100
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 Nokian WR D4, Firestone Winterhawk 4, 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 £151 91 H + 2
2. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £182 91 H + 3
3. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
89% Premium £135 91 H + 1
4. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £184 91 H + 3
5. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £163 91 H + 6
4
6. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £206 91 H + 3
7. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £115 91 H + 1
8. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £163 91 H + 1
9. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
10. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
82% Lowcost £103 0 V
11. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £124 91 H + 1
21
12. Falken EuroWinter HS01
80% Upper-middle £113 91 H + 2
13. Toyo Observe S944
79% Upper-middle
14. Nokian WR Snowproof P
79% Upper-middle £127 91 H + 1
15. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle £114 91 H + 2
16. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £170 91 H
17. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium
12
18. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
19. Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
72% Upper-middle £102 91 H
20. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium £138 91 H + 1
21. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
22. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £113 91 H + 1
23. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £83 91 H + 1
11
24. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
25. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
26. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £105 91 H + 2
27. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
28. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £100 94 V
29. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
25
30. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
31. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
32. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
33. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
34. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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