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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
£145
94 H + 4
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
-
197
62
68
44
17
3
£128
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
6. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Recommended
188
56
63
45
18
2
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, Continental WinterContact TS 870, 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. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
91% Premium £177 98 H + 1
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
91% Premium £132 94 H + 3
3. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
91% Premium £137 94 H + 5
4. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £132 98 H + 2
5. Continental WinterContact TS 860
90% Premium
9
6. Michelin ALPIN 6
89% Premium £130 94 H + 2
7. Continental WinterContact TS 870
89% Premium £146 98 H + 1
8. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
88% Upper-middle £138 98 H + 1
9. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium £148 94 H + 1
10. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £117 94 H + 6
11. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £130 98 H + 1
2
12. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £161 94 H + 8
13. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £121 94 H + 5
14. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £112 98 H + 1
15. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £100 0 V
16. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £110 94 V + 1
17. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
81% Lowcost £117 94 H + 2
40
18. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost
19. Nokian WR Snowproof
78% Upper-middle £125 94 H + 2
20. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
21. Barum Polaris 3
77% Lowcost
22. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
23. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £117 98 H + 1
38
24. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £97 94 H + 3
25. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle
26. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost £111 98 V
27. Nokian WR Snowproof P
71% Upper-middle £136 94 H + 2
28. Barum Polaris 5
69% Lowcost £102 98 H + 1
29. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
67% Lowcost £104 98 V + 1
2
30. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
31. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £98 98 V
32. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost
33. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle £137 94 V + 1
34. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
35. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £122 94 H + 2
6
36. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £169 98 H + 2
37. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
38. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
39. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost
40. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
41. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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