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Winter tyre test 225/50 R17 - GTÜ 2015

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 ContiWinterContact TS 850
-
205
63
70
46
17
7
2. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
-
203
64
69
43
18
6
£144
94 H + 4
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
-
197
62
68
44
17
3
£153
94 H + 7
4. Nokian WR D4
Recommended
193
63
58
45
18
3
5. Michelin Alpin 5
Recommended
195
61
67
41
16
6
£119
94 H + 2
6. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Recommended
188
56
63
45
18
2
£166
98 H
7. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
Recommended
181
60
48
41
17
8
8. Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
Conditionally recommended
176
55
46
45
18
6
#Name - Rating Points total Winter Wet Dry Rolling resistance Noise Price
Above you can see the results of the GTÜ 2015 225/50 R17 test performed by GTÜ on a in 2015. This test was performed in 225/50 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850 is the best of 8 tested tyres according to tested properties (Points total, Winter, Wet, Dry, Rolling resistance, ). Other featured tyres include Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1, Dunlop Winter Sport 5, Nokian WR D4; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Michelin ALPIN 6, BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III.

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 850P
92% Premium £117 94 H + 5
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
91% Premium £117 94 H + 2
3. Continental WinterContact TS 860
90% Premium £112 98 H + 1
4. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
90% Premium £143 98 H + 1
5. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £116 98 H + 2
5
6. Michelin ALPIN 6
89% Premium £124 94 H + 2
7. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
88% Upper-middle £125 98 H + 1
8. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £96 94 H + 6
9. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £90 98 H + 1
10. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium £138 94 H + 1
11. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £87 94 H + 5
11
12. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £118 94 H + 8
13. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £89 98 H
14. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £81 0 V
15. Falken EuroWinter HS01
81% Upper-middle £113 94 V + 1
16. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
81% Lowcost £117 94 H + 2
17. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost
37
18. Toyo Snowprox S954
80% Upper-middle £112 94 H + 2
19. Nokian WR Snowproof
78% Upper-middle £96 94 H + 2
20. Barum Polaris 3
77% Lowcost
21. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
22. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £113 98 H + 1
23. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £79 94 H + 3
27
24. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost £96 98 V
25. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle £88 98 H + 1
26. Nokian WR Snowproof P
71% Upper-middle £110 94 H + 2
27. Barum Polaris 5
69% Lowcost £86 98 H + 1
28. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £80 98 V
29. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
28
30. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost £46 98 V
31. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
63% Lowcost £88 98 V + 1
32. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle £126 94 V + 1
33. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £108 94 H + 1
34. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £82 94 H + 2
35. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £88 98 H + 2
25
36. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
37. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost £73 98 V
38. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost £64 94 H + 1
39. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
40. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost £46 94 H + 1
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice
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