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Winter tyre test 225/45 R18 - Sportscars 2015

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Price
1. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Exemplary
1-
2
1-
£179
95 V + 2
2. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
Exemplary
2+
2
2+
3. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Exemplary
2+
2-
1-
4. Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4
-
2
2-
1-
£184
95 V + 2
5. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
-
3+
2
2+
£145
91 H + 1
6. Nokian WR D4
-
2-
2
2
7. Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
-
3+
2-
2-
8. Horizon Polar Star 5
-
4+
2-
3-
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Price
Above you can see the results of the Sportscars 2015 225/45 R18 test performed by Sportscars on a in 2015. This test was performed in 225/45 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Dunlop Winter Sport 5 is the best of 8 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, ). Other featured tyres include Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P, Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3, Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005, Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2, 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. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
96% Upper-middle £142 95 V
2. Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
94% Premium
3. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
91% Premium £185 95 H + 1
4. Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
90% Premium £162 95 V
5. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
90% Premium £211 95 V + 2
2
6. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £155 95 V
7. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
89% Premium £147 95 V
8. Kleber KRISALP HP3
89% Upper-middle £155 95 V
9. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £166 95 H + 2
10. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% Upper-middle
11. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £153 91 H + 10
9
12. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £167 91 H + 4
13. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £124 95 V
14. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost
15. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
80% Lowcost £134 95 V
16. Falken EuroWinter HS01
80% Upper-middle £137 95 V + 2
17. Nokian WR Snowproof P
79% Upper-middle £143 95 V + 1
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18. Toyo Observe S944
79% Upper-middle
19. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle
20. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
21. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £180 95 H + 4
22. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle
23. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
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24. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
69% Lowcost £108 95 V + 1
25. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £106 95 V
26. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium £184 95 H
27. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
28. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £131 95 V
29. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £112 95 V
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30. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
31. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle
32. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
33. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £109 95 V
34. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
35. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
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36. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
37. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
38. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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