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Winter tyre test 225/40 R18 - Autobild 2020

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Price
1. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Exemplary
1-
2
1-
£140
92 V + 1
2. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
Exemplary
1-
2
2+
£147
92 V + 1
3. Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
Exemplary
1-
2
2+
£145
92 V + 1
4. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
Exemplary
2+
2
2+
£137
92 V + 2
5. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Exemplary
1-
2
2
£137
92 W
6. Falken EuroWinter HS01
Good
2+
2-
1-
7. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
Good
2
2
2+
8. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
Satisfactory
2-
2-
1-
9. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
Satisfactory
2-
2
2
£106
0 V
10. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Satisfactory
2-
2-
2-
11. Toyo Observe S944
Satisfactory
3+
2
2
£123
92 W
12. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
Conditionally recommended
2+
2-
3
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Price
Above you can see the results of the Autobild 2020 225/40 R18 test performed by Autobild on a VW Golf in 2020. This test was performed in 225/40 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 is the best of 12 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, ). Other featured tyres include Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330, Michelin Pilot Alpin 5, GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Dunlop Winter Sport 5, Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4, Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III.

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 850P
91% Premium
2. Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
90% Premium £137 92 V
3. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium
4. Kleber KRISALP HP3
89% Upper-middle £107 92 V
5. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
89% Premium £147 92 V
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6. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
89% Premium £145 92 V + 1
7. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
88% Premium £185 92 W + 3
8. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £145 92 V + 6
9. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle
10. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
11. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £121 92 V
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12. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £185 92 V + 2
13. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost
14. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £134 92 V
15. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
80% Lowcost £129 92 V
16. Nokian WR Snowproof P
79% Upper-middle £136 92 V
17. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle
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18. Barum Polaris 3
77% Lowcost
19. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £163 92 V
20. Sava Eskimo HP2
75% Lowcost £105 92 V
21. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle
22. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
23. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
69% Lowcost £108 92 V + 1
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24. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £114 92 V
25. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium
26. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £113 92 V
27. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
28. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle
29. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
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30. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £100 92 V
31. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
32. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
33. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
34. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
35. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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