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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
£90
91 T + 3
2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
-
100
285,8
299,8
100
87,6
99,8
£72
91 T + 3
3. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
-
99,3
294,4
297,6
96,2
79,6
98,1
£58
91 T + 7
4. Michelin Alpin 6
-
98,4
291,9
295,4
96,2
87,6
98,8
£85
91 T + 3
5. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
-
98,2
299,1
283,6
94,9
78
99,7
£67
91 T + 3
6. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
-
98,1
298,5
282,5
93,7
87,5
99,7
£120
94 V
7. Falken EuroWinter HS01
-
98
286,4
281,7
98,9
82,6
99,7
£74
91 T + 3
8. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
-
97,4
297,2
280,3
92,6
88
100
£101
91 T + 6
9. Nokian WR Snowproof
-
97,2
290,8
278,9
96,4
100
97,6
£66
91 T + 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 Nokian WR D4, Semperit Speed-Grip 2, 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. Continental WinterContact TS 860
90% Premium £68 91 T + 4
2. GoodYear UltraGrip 9
89% Premium £86 91 T + 2
3. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £151 91 T + 6
4. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £95 91 H + 1
5. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
88% Upper-middle £70 91 T + 3
3
6. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £85 91 T + 4
7. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86% Lowcost
8. GoodYear UltraGrip 9+
86% Premium £68 91 T + 2
9. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium £80 91 H
10. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £88 91 H + 3
11. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £72 91 T + 3
31
12. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
13. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £87 91 H + 5
14. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £64 91 T + 2
15. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £56 0 H + 1
16. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost £70 91 T + 7
17. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
81% Lowcost £64 91 H + 1
17
18. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
19. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
77% Premium £63 91 T + 2
20. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £115 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
11
24. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £64 91 T
25. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle £58 91 T + 2
26. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost £69 91 H + 1
27. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost £65 91 T
28. Barum Polaris 5
69% Lowcost £58 91 T + 3
29. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
68% Upper-middle £52 91 T + 4
23
30. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
67% Lowcost £81 91 T + 1
31. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
32. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £66 91 H
33. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle £71 91 T + 2
34. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost £38 91 H + 1
35. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle £91 91 H + 1
44
36. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £65 91 H + 2
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 £107 91 T
40. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost £53 91 T + 3
41. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost £49 91 T + 4
19
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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