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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
£167
91 T + 5
2. Nokian WR D4
-
99,7
96,9
99,5
99
85,1
97,9
£160
91 H + 4
3. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
-
99,3
93,4
98,35
97,9
85,5
98,7
£108
91 T + 3
4. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
-
99
96
98,5
95,8
94,6
99,4
£125
91 H + 1
5. Michelin Alpin 5
-
98,5
88,2
97
98,8
88,7
98,4
£117
91 T + 6
6. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
-
98,4
95,6
96
94,9
85,6
99,8
£147
91 H + 5
7. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
-
97,7
93
99,8
93,4
97,6
97,9
£108
91 H + 6
8. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
-
97,6
92,1
99,6
95,9
86,1
99,1
£91
91 H + 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 Kleber KRISALP HP3, GoodYear UltraGrip 9, BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 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 870
91% Premium £113 91 H + 3
2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £103 91 H + 3
3. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
90% Premium £156 94 V
4. Michelin ALPIN 6
89% Premium £119 91 T + 3
5. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
89% Premium £106 91 H + 2
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6. Kleber KRISALP HP3
89% Upper-middle £109 91 T + 3
7. GoodYear UltraGrip 9
89% Premium
8. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% Upper-middle £98 91 T + 3
9. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium
10. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86% Lowcost
11. GoodYear UltraGrip 9+
86% Premium £100 91 H + 2
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12. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium
13. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
14. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £98 91 H + 3
15. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
82% Lowcost £88 0 V + 1
16. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost
17. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £102 91 H + 3
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18. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
80% Lowcost £91 91 H + 1
19. Falken EuroWinter HS01
80% Upper-middle £98 91 T + 3
20. Toyo Observe S944
79% Upper-middle £83 91 H + 1
21. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle £99 91 H + 3
22. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
23. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
77% Premium
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24. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £147 91 H
25. Sava Eskimo HP2
75% Lowcost £98 91 H + 1
26. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £92 91 T
27. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle
28. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium
29. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
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30. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle
31. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost £94 91 T
32. Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
72% Upper-middle £92 91 H + 1
33. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
68% Upper-middle £97 91 H + 4
34. Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21
67% Lowcost £66 91 T + 2
35. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
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36. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
37. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium
38. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £86 91 H + 1
39. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £82 91 H + 3
40. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £88 91 T + 3
41. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
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42. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
43. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle
44. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
62% Lowcost £118 91 T + 1
45. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £103 91 T + 3
46. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £98 91 H + 2
47. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
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48. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle
49. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
50. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
51. Imperial SnowDragon HP
10% Lowcost
52. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
53. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
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54. Dunlop Wintersport 5
1% Premium £111 91 H
55. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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