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Winter tyre test 225/40 R18 - Sportscars 2017

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Price
1. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
Exemplary
1-
2+
2
2. Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4
Exemplary
2+
2
1-
£141
92 W + 3
3. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
Exemplary
2+
2
2+
£112
92 V + 1
4. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Good +
2+
2-
2+
£118
92 V + 1
5. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Good +
2
2-
2+
6. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
Satisfactory
2-
2-
2
£98
92 V + 1
7. Cooper WeatherMaster SA2+
Satisfactory
2+
2-
3+
8. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Satisfactory
3+
2-
2+
£94
92 V
9. Nokian WR A4
Satisfactory
3+
2
2-
10. Sunny Wintermax NW 211
Not recommended
4-
3+
2+
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Price
Above you can see the results of the Sportscars 2017 225/40 R18 test performed by Sportscars on a in 2017. This test was performed in 225/40 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P is the best of 10 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, ). Other featured tyres include Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4, Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1, Dunlop Winter Sport 5; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III, 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 850P
91% Premium £107 92 V
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
91% Premium £99 92 V + 2
3. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
91% Premium £132 92 V + 1
4. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
91% Upper-middle £86 92 V + 1
5. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £107 92 V + 1
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6. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
88% Upper-middle £125 92 V
7. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £98 92 V + 6
8. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £94 92 V
9. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £84 92 V
10. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £93 92 V
11. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £148 92 V + 2
25
12. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £98 0 V
13. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £99 92 W + 2
14. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost £99 92 V
15. Nokian WR Snowproof
78% Upper-middle £96 92 V
16. Barum Polaris 3
77% Lowcost
17. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
7
18. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £139 92 V
19. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £75 92 V
20. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle £88 92 V
21. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost £97 92 V
22. Nokian WR Snowproof P
71% Upper-middle £99 92 V
23. Barum Polaris 5
69% Lowcost £89 92 V
6
24. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
67% Lowcost £75 92 V + 1
25. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £80 92 V
26. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost
27. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £90 92 W
28. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £91 92 V
29. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
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30. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost £68 92 V
31. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost £58 92 V
32. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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