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Winter tyre test 225/45 R17 - Autozeitung 2022

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Price
1. Continental WinterContact TS 870
Test winner
147
136
147
£150
91 H + 2
2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Highly recommended
145
136
122
£135
91 H + 2
3. Michelin Alpin 6
Highly recommended
130
119
134
£147
91 H + 2
4. Nokian WR Snowproof P
Recommended for economical driving
84
143
129
£127
91 H + 1
5. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Highly recommended
113
121
119
£125
91 H + 2
6. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
-
96
110
142
£114
91 H + 1
7. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
-
112
120
105
£134
91 H + 1
8. Giti GitiWinter W2
-
85
113
129
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Price
Above you can see the results of the Autozeitung 2022 225/45 R17 test performed by Autozeitung on a Audi A3 in 2022. This test was performed in 225/45 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Continental WinterContact TS 870 is the best of 8 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, ). Other featured tyres include Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005, Michelin Alpin 6, Nokian WR Snowproof P; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Kleber KRISALP HP3, BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, Nokian WR D4.

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 £177 91 H + 2
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
90% Premium £133 91 H + 2
3. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £184 91 H + 3
4. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £183 91 H + 3
5. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
89% Premium £140 91 H + 7
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6. Kleber KRISALP HP3
89% Upper-middle £129 91 H + 3
7. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% Upper-middle £133 94 V + 1
8. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £203 91 H + 3
9. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £163 91 H + 6
10. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
85% Upper-middle
11. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £114 91 H + 1
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12. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
13. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £162 91 H + 1
14. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
82% Lowcost £101 0 V
15. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost £116 91 H + 1
16. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £122 91 H + 1
17. Falken EuroWinter HS01
80% Upper-middle £101 91 H + 2
6
18. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle £120 91 H + 1
19. Toyo Observe S944
79% Upper-middle
20. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle £119 91 H + 2
21. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £169 91 H
22. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £100 91 H + 2
23. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium
7
24. Sava Eskimo HP2
75% Lowcost £108 91 H + 1
25. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
26. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle
27. Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
72% Upper-middle £117 91 H
28. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
69% Lowcost £92 94 V + 2
29. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £103 91 H + 1
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30. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
31. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium £137 91 H + 1
32. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £112 91 H + 1
33. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £83 91 H + 1
34. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
35. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
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36. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle
37. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
38. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £98 94 V
39. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
40. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
41. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
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42. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
43. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
44. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
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