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Winter tyre test 225/50 R17 - AutoMotorSport 2020

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. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Very good
9,5
8,5
9,2
10
8
£140
98 H + 2
2. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
Very good
7,0
7,3
9,9
10
8
3. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Very good
8,3
8,6
7,9
6
7
4. Michelin Alpin 6
Very good
8,2
8,7
6,9
9
9
£161
94 H + 2
5. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
Good
7,6
7,8
8,4
8
8
£161
94 H + 4
6. Nokian WR Snowproof
Good
6,4
8,1
6,3
10
7
7. Toyo Observe S944
Satisfactory
6,1
7,8
6,9
7
7
8. Giti GitiWinter W1
Satisfactory
7,1
7,7
6,2
6
7
9. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
Satisfactory
7,2
7,1
6,2
6
9
10. Falken EuroWinter HS01
Satisfactory
7,1
6,9
6,7
5
8
£139
94 V + 1
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Rolling resistance Noise Price
Above you can see the results of the AutoMotorSport 2020 225/50 R17 test performed by AutoMotorSport on a BMW 3 in 2020. This test was performed in 225/50 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 is the best of 10 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Rolling resistance, Noise, ). Other featured tyres include BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, Vredestein Wintrac Pro, Michelin Alpin 6; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Dunlop Winter Sport 5, Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1, Kleber KRISALP HP3.

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. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
94% Premium £203 98 H + 1
2. Continental WinterContact TS 870
91% Premium £158 98 H + 1
3. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
91% Premium £152 94 H + 5
4. Continental WinterContact TS 860
90% Premium
5. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
89% Premium £179 94 H + 1
6
6. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
89% Premium £151 94 H + 7
7. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £180 94 H + 4
8. Kleber KRISALP HP3
89% Upper-middle £135 94 H + 2
9. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium
10. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £165 94 H + 6
11. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium
11
12. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle
13. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £177 94 H + 8
14. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
15. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £130 98 H + 1
16. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £117 98 H + 1
17. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost
28
18. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
80% Lowcost £139 94 H + 2
19. Nokian WR Snowproof P
79% Upper-middle £285 94 H + 2
20. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
21. Barum Polaris 3
77% Lowcost
22. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium
23. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £105 94 H + 3
2
24. Sava Eskimo HP2
75% Lowcost £105 98 V
25. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle
26. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
69% Lowcost £107 98 V + 1
27. Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21
67% Lowcost £108 98 V
28. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium £137 94 H + 1
29. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
26
30. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £106 98 V
31. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £125 98 H + 1
32. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £103 98 H + 1
33. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
34. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
35. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £104 94 H + 2
19
36. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
37. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost
38. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
39. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
40. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
41. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
40
42. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
43. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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