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Winter tyre test 205/55 R16 - Autoexpress 2016

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Points total
Wet
Dry
Snow
Rolling resistance
Noise
Price
1. Continental WinterContact TS 860
-
100
94,6
99,8
96,2
100
100
£68
91 T + 4
2. Nokian WR D4
-
99,7
96,9
99,5
99
85,1
97,9
£85
91 T + 4
3. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
-
99,3
93,4
98,35
97,9
85,5
98,7
£67
91 T + 3
4. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
-
99
96
98,5
95,8
94,6
99,4
£94
91 H + 1
5. Michelin Alpin 5
-
98,5
88,2
97
98,8
88,7
98,4
£151
91 T + 6
6. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
-
98,4
95,6
96
94,9
85,6
99,8
£87
91 H + 5
7. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
-
97,7
93
99,8
93,4
97,6
97,9
£101
91 T + 6
8. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
-
97,6
92,1
99,6
95,9
86,1
99,1
£58
91 T + 7
#Name - Rating Points total Wet Dry Snow Rolling resistance Noise Price
Above you can see the results of the Autoexpress 2016 205/55 R16 test performed by Autoexpress on a Volkswagen Golf in 2016. 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 860 is the best of 8 tested tyres according to tested properties (Points total, Wet, Dry, Snow, Rolling resistance, ). Other featured tyres include Nokian WR D4, Pirelli Cinturato Winter, Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Semperit Speed-Grip 2, Michelin ALPIN A4, GoodYear UltraGrip 9+.

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+
91% Premium £114 94 V
2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £72 91 T + 3
3. GoodYear UltraGrip 9
89% Premium £86 91 T + 2
4. Michelin ALPIN 6
89% Premium £85 91 T + 3
5. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
88% Upper-middle £70 91 T + 3
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6. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86% Lowcost
7. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium £80 91 H
8. GoodYear UltraGrip 9+
86% Premium £68 91 T + 2
9. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £88 91 H + 3
10. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £72 91 T + 3
11. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £64 91 T + 2
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12. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
13. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £56 0 H + 1
14. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost £70 91 T + 7
15. Falken EuroWinter HS01
81% Upper-middle £66 91 T + 3
16. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
81% Lowcost £64 91 H + 1
17. Toyo Snowprox S954
80% Upper-middle £115 91 H
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18. Nokian WR Snowproof
78% Upper-middle £66 91 T + 3
19. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
77% Premium £63 91 T + 2
20. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £105 91 H
21. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
22. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £63 94 V
23. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £67 91 T + 2
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24. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £65 91 T
25. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle £58 91 T + 2
26. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost £73 91 H + 1
27. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost £56 91 T
28. Barum Polaris 5
69% Lowcost £69 91 T + 3
29. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
68% Upper-middle £52 91 T + 4
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30. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
67% Lowcost £81 91 T + 1
31. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle £71 91 T + 2
32. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £67 91 H
33. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
34. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost £38 91 H + 1
35. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £65 91 H + 2
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36. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle £93 91 H + 1
37. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £57 91 T + 3
38. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £60 91 T + 3
39. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle £108 91 T
40. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost £53 91 T + 3
41. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost £49 91 T + 4
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42. Imperial SnowDragon HP
10% Lowcost
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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