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Winter tyre test 205/55 R16 - GTÜ 2016

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Points total
Wet
Dry
Snow
Rolling resistance
Noise
Price
1. Continental WinterContact TS 860
Highly recommended
412
142
127
143
25
9
£167
91 T + 5
2. Nokian WR D4
Highly recommended
387
124
121
142
21
8
£94
91 T + 4
3. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
Highly recommended
378
138
101
139
15
9
£108
91 T + 3
4. Goodyear UltraGrip 9
Highly recommended
376
127
117
132
22
9
5. Michelin Alpin 5
Highly recommended
376
128
108
140
18
8
£117
91 T + 6
6. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Highly recommended
367
112
119
136
22
8
£129
91 T + 6
7. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
Highly recommended
363
104
118
141
16
10
£103
91 T + 7
8. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
Recommended
341
100
114
127
19
8
£147
91 H + 5
9. Nexen Winguard Snow G WH2
Recommended
341
86
119
136
20
8
10. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
Conditionally recommended
309
76
108
125
16
9
11. Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
Conditionally recommended
307
73
120
114
18
9
12. GT Radial Champiro WinterPro
Conditionally recommended
305
95
108
102
14
10
13. Westlake SW618
Not recommended
249
52
99
98
10
8
#Name - Rating Points total Wet Dry Snow Rolling resistance Noise Price
Above you can see the results of the GTÜ 2016 205/55 R16 test performed by GTÜ on a Volkswagen Golf in 2016. This test was performed in 205/55 R16, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (205). Continental WinterContact TS 860 is the best of 13 tested tyres according to tested properties (Points total, Wet, Dry, Snow, Rolling resistance, ). Other featured tyres include Nokian WR D4, Pirelli Cinturato Winter, Goodyear UltraGrip 9; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1, Kleber KRISALP HP3, 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. Continental WinterContact TS 870
91% Premium £117 91 T + 3
2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £109 91 T + 3
3. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
90% Premium £156 94 V
4. Michelin ALPIN 6
89% Premium £119 91 T + 3
5. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
89% Premium £107 91 T + 2
19
6. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £125 91 H + 1
7. Kleber KRISALP HP3
89% Upper-middle £109 91 T + 3
8. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% Upper-middle £98 91 T + 3
9. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium
10. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86% Lowcost
11. GoodYear UltraGrip 9+
86% Premium £111 91 T + 2
2
12. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium
13. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
14. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £100 91 T + 3
15. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
82% Lowcost £98 0 H + 1
16. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost
17. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £105 91 T + 3
50
18. Falken EuroWinter HS01
80% Upper-middle £98 91 T + 3
19. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
80% Lowcost £91 91 H + 1
20. Toyo Observe S944
79% Upper-middle £83 91 H + 1
21. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle £99 91 T + 3
22. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
23. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
77% Premium
37
24. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £147 91 H
25. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £92 91 T
26. Sava Eskimo HP2
75% Lowcost £98 91 H + 1
27. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium
28. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
29. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle
34
30. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost £94 91 T
31. Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
72% Upper-middle £99 91 T + 1
32. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
68% Upper-middle £97 91 T + 4
33. Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21
67% Lowcost £66 91 T + 2
34. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £86 91 H + 1
35. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
16
36. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
37. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium
38. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £106 91 T + 3
39. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £88 91 T + 3
40. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
41. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
51
42. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle
43. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
62% Lowcost £118 91 T + 1
44. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £103 91 T + 3
45. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £92 91 T + 2
46. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
47. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle
38
48. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
49. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
50. Imperial SnowDragon HP
10% Lowcost
51. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
52. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
53. Dunlop Wintersport 5
1% Premium £111 91 H
3
54. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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