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Winter tyre test 205/55 R16 - Autobild 2021

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Rolling resistance
Wear
Price
1. Continental WinterContact TS 870
Exemplary
2+
2
1-
2+
1
£101
91 T + 3
2. Michelin Alpin 6
Exemplary
2
2
2+
2-
1
£150
91 T + 3
3. Kleber KRISALP HP3
Exemplary
2-
2
2+
3+
2
£103
91 T + 3
4. Vredestein Wintrac
Exemplary
2+
2+
2-
2+
3+
£112
0 + 3
5. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Good
1-
2
1
2
2+
£110
91 T + 3
6. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
Good
1-
2
1-
2
2+
£112
91 T + 7
7. Goodyear UltraGrip 9+
Good
2
2-
2+
2
2+
£105
91 T + 2
8. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Good
2+
2-
2+
2
3+
£109
91 T + 6
9. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
Exemplary
2-
2-
2-
2
2+
£116
91 T + 7
10. Firestone Winterhawk 4
Satisfactory
2+
3+
1-
2+
2
£83
91 T + 3
11. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
Satisfactory
2
3+
1-
3+
2
£124
91 T + 3
12. Uniroyal MS plus 77
Satisfactory
2-
2-
3+
2
2+
£102
91 T + 2
13. Falken EuroWinter HS01
Satisfactory
2-
2
3+
3+
2
£98
91 T + 3
14. Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
Satisfactory
2-
2
2-
3+
3
£102
91 T + 1
15. Barum Polaris 5
Satisfactory
3+
3+
2+
1-
2+
£75
91 T + 3
16. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Satisfactory
3+
3+
2-
2
1
£87
91 H + 1
17. Sava Eskimo HP2
Satisfactory
3
2-
2
2
2+
£81
91 H + 1
18. Nokian WR Snowproof
Satisfactory
3
2
2-
1-
2+
£84
91 T + 3
19. Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21
Satisfactory
3+
2
2-
3+
3
£72
91 T + 2
20. Laufenn I FIT Plus
Conditionally recommended
3+
2+
1-
2
3+
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Rolling resistance Wear Price
Above you can see the results of the Autobild 2021 205/55 R16 test performed by Autobild on a VW Golf in 2021. This test was performed in 205/55 R16, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (205). Continental WinterContact TS 870 is the best of 20 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Rolling resistance, Wear, ). Other featured tyres include Michelin Alpin 6, Kleber KRISALP HP3, Vredestein Wintrac; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Michelin ALPIN 5, Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III, Semperit Speed-Grip 2.

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 860
90% Premium £146 91 T + 5
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
90% Premium £163 94 V
3. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
89% Premium £151 91 T + 2
4. GoodYear UltraGrip 9
89% Premium £73 91 T + 2
5. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £101 91 H + 1
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6. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £166 91 T + 6
7. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £131 91 H + 3
8. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86% Lowcost £1 528 91 H
9. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium £379 91 H
10. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £153 91 T + 4
11. Pirelli CINTURATO WINTER
84% Premium £133 91 T + 3
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12. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £90 91 H + 5
13. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £107 91 H + 1
14. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
82% Lowcost £89 0 H + 1
15. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £90 91 T + 3
16. Toyo Observe S944
79% Upper-middle £95 91 H + 1
17. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle £110 91 H
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18. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
77% Premium £75 91 T + 2
19. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £129 91 H
20. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £75 91 T
21. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £92 91 T + 2
22. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £149 94 V
23. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
4
24. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost £62 91 T
25. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
68% Upper-middle £94 91 T + 4
26. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle £121 91 T + 2
27. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium £133 91 H + 2
28. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £103 91 H + 1
29. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
12
30. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £87 91 T + 3
31. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £113 91 H + 2
32. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle £96 91 H + 1
33. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
62% Lowcost £99 91 T + 1
34. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £127 91 T + 3
35. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £105 91 T + 3
27
36. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £90 91 T + 2
37. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
38. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle £118 91 T
39. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost £233 91 T + 3
40. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
41. Imperial SnowDragon HP
10% Lowcost
44
42. Dunlop Wintersport 5
1% Premium £84 91 H
43. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
44. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
45. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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