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Winter tyre test 225/45 R17 - Autoexpress 2016

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Rolling resistance
Noise
Price
1. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
-
98,4
99,4
100
98,4
98,8
£362
91 H + 3
2. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
-
98,7
98,7
98,1
100
99
£124
91 H + 7
3. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850
-
100
99,6
94,9
97
99,6
4. Michelin Alpin 5
-
99,9
100
94,2
84,9
99,1
£112
91 H + 3
5. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
-
99,6
99
94,8
93
99,1
6. Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
-
97,8
99,6
95
90
100
7. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32S
-
95,8
99,1
95
84
99,3
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Rolling resistance Noise Price
Above you can see the results of the Autoexpress 2016 225/45 R17 test performed by Autoexpress on a Seat Leon in 2016. This test was performed in 225/45 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 is the best of 7 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Rolling resistance, Noise, ). Other featured tyres include Dunlop Winter Sport 5, Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850, Michelin Alpin 5; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, Kleber KRISALP HP3, Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III.

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 £95 91 H + 2
2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £94 91 H + 2
3. Continental WinterContact TS 860
90% Premium £95 91 H + 2
4. Michelin ALPIN 6
89% Premium £135 91 H + 2
5. Continental WinterContact TS 870
89% Premium £116 91 H + 2
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6. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
88% Upper-middle
7. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £88 94 H + 2
8. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £123 91 H + 6
9. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £112 91 H + 3
10. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
85% Upper-middle £80 91 H + 3
11. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £152 91 H + 1
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12. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
13. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £81 91 H + 1
14. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £71 0 V
15. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £90 91 H + 2
16. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost £83 91 H + 1
17. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
81% Lowcost £82 91 H + 1
25
18. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle £73 91 H + 2
19. Nokian WR Snowproof
78% Upper-middle £88 91 H + 1
20. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £123 91 H
21. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
22. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £82 91 H + 2
23. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £104 91 H + 1
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24. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle £78 91 H + 1
25. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost £85 91 H + 1
26. Nokian WR Snowproof P
71% Upper-middle £102 91 H + 1
27. Barum Polaris 5
69% Lowcost £76 91 H + 1
28. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
67% Lowcost £101 94 H + 2
29. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle £148 91 H
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30. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £81 91 H + 1
31. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost £43 94 V
32. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £106 91 H + 1
33. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
34. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £76 91 H + 2
35. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £101 91 H + 2
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36. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
37. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost £67 91 H + 1
38. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost
39. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
40. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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