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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
Stopping distance on wet
Stopping distance on snow
Price
1. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
-
32,1
28,1
£109
91 T + 3
2. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
-
33,6
27,3
3. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
-
33,4
28,2
4. Continental WinterContact TS 870
-
34,2
27,7
5. Firestone Winterhawk 4
-
33,5
28,6
6. Goodyear UltraGrip 9+
-
35,2
27,5
7. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
-
35,6
27,9
8. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
-
35,1
28,5
9. Vredestein Wintrac
-
33,5
30,3
£111
0 + 3
10. Laufenn I FIT Plus
-
35,2
28,6
11. Kleber KRISALP HP3
-
35,6
28,4
12. Michelin Alpin 6
-
34,9
29,1
13. Sava Eskimo HP2
-
36,5
28
14. Uniroyal MS plus 77
-
36,1
28,6
15. Barum Polaris 5
-
36,1
28,8
16. Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21
-
35,6
29,4
17. Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
-
35,9
29,2
£100
91 T + 1
18. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
-
36,8
28,6
19. Falken EuroWinter HS01
-
36,2
29,5
£90
91 T + 3
20. Nokian WR Snowproof
-
36,5
29,2
£95
91 T + 3
21. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
-
37,4
28,6
22. Cooper WeatherMaster SA2+
-
35,9
30,2
23. Avon WV7
-
36,4
29,8
24. General Altimax Winter 3
-
37,7
28,6
25. Radar Dimax Alpine
-
37,7
28,6
26. Tyfoon Eurosnow 2
-
37,7
28,7
27. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
-
37,3
29,2
28. Giti GitiWinter W2
-
38
29,1
29. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
-
38
29,1
£74
0 H + 1
30. Apollo Alnac 4G
-
38
29,5
31. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
-
37,8
29,8
32. CST Medallion Winter WCP1
-
37,6
30,5
33. Landsail Winter Lander
-
35,3
37,9
34. Mastersteel Winter+
-
36,1
37,2
35. Roadhog Winter+
-
37,5
40,4
36. Toyo Observe S944
-
38,2
37. Kormoran Snow
-
39,1
38. Syron Everest 1 X
-
39,9
39. Goodride SW608
-
40,8
40. Zeetex WH 1000
-
41
41. Imperial Snowdragon HP
-
41,1
42. Tourador Winter Pro TS1
-
41,2
43. HiFly Win-Turi
-
41,3
44. Nordexx Wintersafe
-
42,8
45. Platin RP 60 Winter
-
43,1
46. Tristar Snowpower HP
-
43,2
47. Sunny Wintermax NW 211
-
43,6
48. Premiorri ViaMaggiore Z Plus
-
44,1
49. Superia Bluewin UHP
-
44,8
50. Petlas Snowmaster W651
-
45,4
#Name - Rating Stopping distance on wet Stopping distance on snow 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). Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 is the best of 50 tested tyres according to tested properties (Stopping distance on wet, Stopping distance on snow, ). Other featured tyres include Dunlop Winter Sport 5, Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452, Continental WinterContact TS 870; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as GoodYear UltraGrip 9, Semperit Speed-Grip 2, Nokian WR D4.

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. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
90% Premium
2. Continental WinterContact TS 860
90% Premium
3. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium
4. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
89% Premium
5. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium
8
6. GoodYear UltraGrip 9
89% Premium
7. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86% Lowcost
8. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £108 91 T + 4
9. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium
10. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium
11. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
7
12. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £110 91 H + 5
13. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost
14. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
15. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
77% Premium
16. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium
17. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost
19
18. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium
19. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle
20. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
21. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost
22. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
23. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium
18
24. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost
25. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
26. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £82 91 T + 3
27. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
28. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
29. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
62% Lowcost
13
30. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle
31. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
32. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost
33. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle
34. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
35. Dunlop Wintersport 5
1% Premium
38
36. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
37. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
38. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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