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Winter tyre test 215/60 R17 - AutoMotorSport 2016

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Enviromental impact
Positive features
Neagative features
Price
1. Continental WinterContact TS 850P SUV
Highly recommended
9,7
8,4
9,4
9,1
Excellent snow and wet, good handling, traction and braking.
Worse dry braking, noisier.
£132
100 V
2. Nokian WR D4
Recommended
9,0
9,3
8,7
8,0
Above average winter characteristics, resistance to aquaplaning, safe, short braking distances on snow, wet and dry.
Slightly oversteer on snow and wet, a little worse response management
3. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1
Recommended
9,7
8,0
9,0
8,0
Convincing in winter conditions, very reliable, on wet and dry
Snow on the rear axle behaves unsteadily
£102
96 H + 1
4. Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV
Recommended
9,8
8,1
8,5
8,6
Balanced on snow, wet overwhelming, convincing snow, wet and dry conditions with good maneuverability and high adhesion
Slow response management redeemed higher comfort
£185
96 H + 3
5. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 SUV W320
Still recommended
7,4
8,0
8,5
7,3
Balanced and safe driving on snow, dynamic and stable dry
Deficiencies in the wet braking and cornering. A short stretch on the edge of adhesion.
£131
96 H
6. Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
Still recommended
7,7
8,8
7,2
8,0
Safe braking on snow, drought almost sportsmanship
Shortcomings of the yawing and traction on snow. Very long braking distance and light wet oversteer. Deficiencies in aquaplaning.
7. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80 Evo
Still recommended
5,7
7,9
9,5
7,9
Excellent winter properties with easy handling and a sporty steering response, average dry
Poor braking performance and susceptibility to hydroplaning on wet roads.
£170
96 H + 1
8. Westlake SW658
Still recommended
7,6
7,9
7,6
7,2
Even with lower power altogether balanced and predictable tire.
Below average traction on snow, deficiencies in aquaplaning
9. GT Radial Champiro WinterPro
Still recommended
7,3
7,5
7,7
7,9
Short braking distances on snow, safe on dry, very quiet tires.
Long braking distance on wet or dry, unreliable snow, poor aquaplaning resistance and high rolling resistance.
10. Star Performer SPTV
Conditionally recommended
5,7
8,2
5,3
7,3
Good and safe performance on dry asphalt.
Very bad winter, long braking distances in the wet.
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Enviromental impact Positive features Neagative features Price
Above you can see the results of the AutoMotorSport 2016 215/60 R17 SUV test performed by AutoMotorSport on a Opel Mokka X in 2016. This test was performed in 215/60 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (215). Continental WinterContact TS 850P SUV is the best of 10 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Enviromental impact, ). Other featured tyres include Nokian WR D4, Goodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1, Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Nokian WR SUV 4, Michelin ALPIN 5, 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. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
91% Premium £124 96 H + 1
2. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
91% Upper-middle £115 96 H + 1
3. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £107 96 H + 2
4. Pirelli SCORPION WINTER
90% Premium £114 100 V
5. Michelin ALPIN 6
89% Premium £153 96 H + 1
10
6. Nokian WR SUV 4
89% Upper-middle £110 100 H
7. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium
8. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
88% Upper-middle
9. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium £140 96 H
10. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £110 96 H
11. Pirelli CINTURATO WINTER
84% Premium £107 96 T
3
12. Nokian WR SUV 3
81% Upper-middle £102 100 H
13. Falken EUROWINTER HS01 SUV
79% Upper-middle £78 100 V
14. Nokian WR Snowproof
78% Upper-middle £95 96 H
15. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
16. Continental VanContact Winter
76% Premium £175 104 H + 1
17. Pirelli CARRIER WINTER
75% Premium £144 109 T
12
18. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 SUV
75% Upper-middle £115 96 H + 1
19. Kumho WinterCraft WS71
75% Upper-middle £71 96 H
20. Firestone Multiseason 2
72% Upper-middle £107 100 V
21. Firestone Destination Winter
71% Upper-middle
22. Michelin AGILIS ALPIN
71% Premium £186 104 H + 1
23. Fulda Kristall Control SUV
71% Lowcost £95 96 H + 1
12
24. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
68% Upper-middle £75 96 H
25. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost £95 96 H
26. Barum Polaris 3 4x4
65% Lowcost
27. Nokian WR C3
65% Upper-middle £135 109 T
28. Falken EuroWinter VAN01
65% Upper-middle £107 109 T
29. Kumho PorTran CW51
65% Upper-middle £92 104 H
3
30. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £77 96 H
31. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
32. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost £68 96 H
33. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 SUV
1% Lowcost £83 96 H + 1
34. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost £51 96 H
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