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Winter tyre test 225/45 R18 - Autobild 2023

Autobild magazine's annual winter test has tested 54 tyre treads, both in the wet when braking from 80 km/h and in the snow when braking from 50 km/h. The result is a unique overview of models that we wouldn't normally see in tests. So let's have a look at the most complex tire test of 2023.

read more about this test: Autobild tested the stopping distances of 54 winter tyres, with Bridgestone, Michelin, Goodyear and Kleber among the best
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
-
31,4
30,9
£183
95 V
2. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
-
34,3
29,2
£211
95 H + 2
3. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
-
33,9
30,1
£150
95 V
4. Kleber Krisalp HP3
-
35,1
29,3
£160
95 V
5. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
-
35,2
29,3
£181
95 V
6. Firestone Winterhawk 4
-
33,9
31,0
£125
95 V
7. Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
-
34,9
30,5
£173
95 V
8. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
-
35,2
30,3
£138
95 V
9. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
-
34,9
30,7
£156
95 V
10. Laufenn I FIT Plus
-
35,1
30,6
11. Uniroyal WinterExpert
-
35,0
30,7
£141
95 V
12. Paxaro Inverno
-
35,8
30,4
13. Toyo Observe S944
-
35,7
30,8
£144
0 V
14. Barum Polaris 5
-
35,6
31,0
£107
95 V
15. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
-
36,1
30,7
£255
95 V + 2
16. Viking WinTech
-
36,0
31,0
17. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
-
36,4
30,6
£140
95 W
18. Debica Frigo HP2
-
37,0
30,1
£114
95 V
19. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
-
35,9
31,3
£170
95 V
20. Falken EuroWinter HS02 Pro
-
36,0
31,3
£136
95 V
21. Radar Dimax Alpine
-
36,8
30,6
22. GT Radial Champiro WinterPro HP
-
36,2
31,6
£130
95 V
23. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
-
37,4
30,7
£153
95 V
24. Austone SP901
-
37,6
30,7
25. Kumho WinterCraft WP52
-
36,9
31,4
£108
95 V
26. Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
-
36,7
31,8
27. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
-
37,9
31,0
£116
95 V + 1
28. Giti Gitiwinter W2
-
37,9
31,2
29. Lassa Snowways 4
-
36,9
32,5
30. Apollo Aspire XP Winter
-
37,2
33,0
31. Sumitomo Wt200
-
37,7
32,5
32. Kormoran Snow XL
-
38,0
-
33. Petlas Snowmaster W651
-
38,0
-
34. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
-
38,4
-
35. Nankang Winter Activa SV-3
-
38,4
-
36. Tigar Winter
-
38,4
-
37. Superia Bluewin UHP2
-
38,5
-
38. Matador MP93 Nordicca
-
38,6
-
£107
95 V
39. CST Medallion Winter WCP1
-
38,9
-
40. Riken Snow
-
39,1
-
41. Triangle Snowlink PL02
-
39,2
-
42. Goodride Z507
-
39,4
-
43. Westlake Snowmaster Z-507
-
40,3
-
44. Rotalla Setula W Race S330
-
40,4
-
45. Tourador WinterPro TSU2
-
40,4
-
46. Gripmax SureGrip Pro Winter
-
40,6
-
47. Kenda Wintergen 2 KR501
-
40,9
-
48. Roadstone Winguard Sport
-
41,1
-
49. Minerva Ice-Plus S210
-
41,9
-
50. Imperial Snowdragon 3
-
42,3
-
51. Tomket Snowroad PRO 3
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42,3
-
52. Double Coin DW300
-
42,7
-
53. Momo W-2 North Pole
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42,8
-
54. Tracmax S-210 Ice-Plus
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42,9
-
#Name - Rating Stopping distance on wet Stopping distance on snow Price
Above you can see the results of the Autobild 2023 225/45 R18 test performed by Autobild on a BMW 3 in 2023. This test was performed in 225/45 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 is the best of 54 tested tyres according to tested properties (Stopping distance on wet, Stopping distance on snow, ). Other featured tyres include Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5, Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3, Kleber Krisalp HP3; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Nokian WR D4, Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001, Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320.

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 £174 95 H + 1
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
90% Premium £202 95 V + 2
3. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £166 95 H + 2
4. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
88% Premium £597 95 V + 2
5. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £154 91 H + 10
24
6. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £162 95 V
7. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £163 91 H + 4
8. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £108 91 H + 1
9. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost £218 95 V
10. Falken EuroWinter HS01
80% Upper-middle £211 95 V + 2
11. Nokian WR Snowproof P
79% Upper-middle £129 95 V + 1
9
12. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle £234 95 V
13. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle £145 95 V
14. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £211 95 H + 4
15. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £238 95 V
16. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
17. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium £180 95 H
7
18. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
19. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £154 95 V + 1
20. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £134 95 V
21. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £111 95 V
22. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
23. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
25
24. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
25. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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