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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-
£141
92 V + 1
2. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
Exemplary
1-
2
2+
£164
92 V + 1
3. Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
Exemplary
1-
2
2+
£133
92 V + 1
4. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
Exemplary
2+
2
2+
5. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Exemplary
1-
2
2
£130
92 W
6. Falken EuroWinter HS01
Good
2+
2-
1-
£110
92 V + 2
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
£116
0 V
10. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Satisfactory
2-
2-
2-
11. Toyo Observe S944
Satisfactory
3+
2
2
£153
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 Kleber KRISALP HP3, 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 £142 92 V
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
89% Premium £180 92 V + 1
4. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
89% Premium £126 92 V
5. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium
22
6. Kleber KRISALP HP3
89% Upper-middle £119 92 V + 1
7. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
88% Premium
8. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £149 92 H + 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 £119 92 V
10
12. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £213 92 V + 2
13. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £115 92 V
14. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost
15. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
80% Lowcost £127 92 V
16. Nokian WR Snowproof P
79% Upper-middle £128 92 V
17. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle
15
18. Barum Polaris 3
77% Lowcost
19. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £162 92 V
20. Sava Eskimo HP2
75% Lowcost £94 92 V
21. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle
22. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
23. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
69% Lowcost £96 92 V + 1
20
24. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium
25. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost
26. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £99 92 V
27. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
28. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £104 92 W
29. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
10
30. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost
31. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
32. Kormoran SNOW
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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