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Winter tyre test 235/55 R19 - Automotorsport 2015

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Points total
Positive features
Neagative features
Price
1. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
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9,2
Short braking distances on snow, good performance and large reserves of safety on wet surfaces. Direct steering response, braking performance on dry asphalt. Low rolling resistance
Slightly worse cornering, handling the snow a little lacking stability
2. Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4
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9,0
Short braking distances, very balanced handling on snow, very safe on wet roads. High stability to dry.
A little longer braking distance on dry, worse aquaplaning resistance
3. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
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8,6
Best performance on snow with very good cornering, direct response and predictability. Safely understeer in the wet, easy to use
Worse aquaplaning resistance
4. Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
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8,3
Great snow traction and braking. Great predictable handling with a slight understeer, precise steering and a large reserve in the wet and dry. very quiet
Worse aquaplaning, longer braking distances in the wet cornering worse
£146
105 V
5. Nokian WR D4
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8,1
Very well balanced, easy to handle and stable tire with short braking distances on snow. Best aquaplaning. Very quiet.
Worse braking distances on dry and wet, worse cornering, hippopotamus oversteer during rapid changes lanes, unpredictable handling dry
6. Star Performer SPTS (Winter AS)
-
7,8
Short braking distances on wet and dry asphalt, good steering response, easily controllable oversteer, precise handling on dry road
Very bad performance on snow with significant understeer, high rolling resistance. noisy tire
7. Nankang Winter Activa SV-55
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7,1
Dry can be considered safe
Poor snow, very limited cornering, long braking distances on wet roads, poor aquaplaning, handling, tire noise, from 80 km / h higher rolling resistance. Poor at higher speeds
#Name - Rating Points total Positive features Neagative features Price
Above you can see the results of the Automotorsport 2015 235/55 R19 test performed by Automotorsport on a in 2015. This test was performed in 235/55 R19, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (235). Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P is the best of 7 tested tyres according to tested properties (Points total, ). Other featured tyres include Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4, Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3, Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005, Continental WinterContact TS 850P SUV, Nokian WR SUV 4.

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 SUV Gen-1
95% Premium £159 105 V + 1
2. Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV
91% Premium £164 105 V + 1
3. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
91% Premium £227 105 H + 3
4. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5 SUV
90% Premium £173 105 V
5. Pirelli SCORPION WINTER
90% Premium £144 101 V + 7
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6. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £141 105 V
7. Continental WinterContact TS 850P SUV
90% Premium £199 101 H + 11
8. Nokian WR SUV 4
89% Upper-middle £136 105 V
9. Michelin LATITUDE ALPIN LA2
86% Premium £162 101 H + 1
10. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £127 105 V
11. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £114 105 V
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12. Nokian WR SUV 3
81% Upper-middle
13. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle £123 105 V
14. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 X W330A
76% Upper-middle £118 105 V
15. Kumho WinterCraft WS71
75% Upper-middle £129 105 V
16. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 SUV W320A
75% Upper-middle £164 105 V + 1
17. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80 EVO
74% Premium
10
18. Fulda Kristall Control SUV
71% Lowcost
19. Bridgestone Weather Control A005
67% Premium £168 105 W
20. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
67% Lowcost £98 105 V
21. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost £119 105 V
22. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £105 101 V
23. Semperit Speed-Grip 3 SUV
45% Lowcost £177 105 V + 1
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24. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
25. Imperial All Season Driver
1% Lowcost £70 105 W
26. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost £66 105 V
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