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Winter tyre test 245/45 R18 - Sportscars 2018

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Price
1. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Exemplary
2+
2
1-
£120
100 V
2. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
Exemplary
2+
2
2+
3. Kleber KRISALP HP3
Exemplary
2
2-
1
£118
100 V
4. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Good +
2
2
1
£148
100 V + 2
5. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
Good +
2+
2-
2+
6. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
Good +
2
2-
2+
£125
100 V
7. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Good +
2-
2+
2
8. Falken EuroWinter HS01
Good +
2
2-
2
£99
100 V + 2
9. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
Satisfactory
3+
2
2
£87
100 V + 1
10. Sunny SN 3830 Snowmaster
Not recommended
5+
2-
3
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Price
Above you can see the results of the Sportscars 2018 245/45 R18 test performed by Sportscars on a in 2018. This test was performed in 245/45 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (245). Vredestein Wintrac Pro is the best of 10 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, ). Other featured tyres include Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P, Kleber KRISALP HP3, Dunlop Winter Sport 5; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4, BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, 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. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
91% Premium £123 100 V + 2
2. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
91% Premium £153 100 V
3. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
91% Upper-middle £103 100 V
4. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
91% Premium £142 96 V + 3
5. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £128 100 V
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6. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
88% Premium £154 100 V + 3
7. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
88% Upper-middle £130 100 V
8. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £175 100 V + 1
9. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £133 96 V + 3
10. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £112 100 V
11. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
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12. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £116 0 V
13. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
81% Lowcost £103 100 V + 2
14. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost £111 100 V
15. Nokian WR Snowproof
78% Upper-middle £121 100 V
16. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle £98 100 V
17. Barum Polaris 3
77% Lowcost
20
18. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
19. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £116 100 V + 1
20. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost £116 100 V
21. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle £107 100 V
22. Nokian WR Snowproof P
71% Upper-middle £125 100 V + 1
23. Barum Polaris 5
69% Lowcost £96 100 V
10
24. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
25. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle £135 100 V + 1
26. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £98 100 V
27. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £120 100 V
28. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
29. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost £84 100 V
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30. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost £71 100 V
31. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
32. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
33. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost £53 100 V
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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