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Winter tyre test 205/55 R16 - Autoexpress 2020

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Points total
Winter
Wet
Dry
Rolling resistance
Noise
Price
1. Continental WinterContact TS 870
-
101,6
299,9
299,9
93,8
101,1
100,7
£113
91 H + 3
2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
-
100
285,8
299,8
100
87,6
99,8
£103
91 H + 3
3. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
-
99,3
294,4
297,6
96,2
79,6
98,1
£91
91 H + 7
4. Michelin Alpin 6
-
98,4
291,9
295,4
96,2
87,6
98,8
£119
91 T + 3
5. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
-
98,2
299,1
283,6
94,9
78
99,7
£108
91 T + 3
6. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
-
98,1
298,5
282,5
93,7
87,5
99,7
£156
94 V
7. Falken EuroWinter HS01
-
98
286,4
281,7
98,9
82,6
99,7
£98
91 T + 3
8. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
-
97,4
297,2
280,3
92,6
88
100
£108
91 H + 6
9. Nokian WR Snowproof
-
97,2
290,8
278,9
96,4
100
97,6
£99
91 H + 3
#Name - Rating Points total Winter Wet Dry Rolling resistance Noise Price
Above you can see the results of the Autoexpress 2020 205/55 R16 test performed by Autoexpress on a VW Golf in 2020. 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 870 is the best of 9 tested tyres according to tested properties (Points total, Winter, Wet, Dry, Rolling resistance, ). Other featured tyres include Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005, Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452, Michelin Alpin 6; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as GoodYear UltraGrip 9, BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, Michelin ALPIN A4.

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

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