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Winter tyre test 225/45 R17 - TÜV 2021

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
Price
1. Continental WinterContact TS 870
-
1102
301,21
501,21
200
100
£153
91 H + 2
2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
-
1097
300,69
497,39
196,8
102,4
£135
91 H + 2
3. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
-
1083
299,7
493,1
195
95,2
£133
91 H + 2
4. Michelin Alpin 6
-
1050
283,86
480,06
194,2
91,6
£153
91 H + 2
5. Nokian WR Snowproof P
-
1064
283,16
469,56
201,5
109,6
£127
91 H + 1
6. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
-
1013
262,15
448,85
202,4
100
#Name - Rating Points total Winter Wet Dry Rolling resistance Price
Above you can see the results of the TÜV 2021 225/45 R17 test performed by TÜV on a VW Golf in 2021. This test was performed in 225/45 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Continental WinterContact TS 870 is the best of 6 tested tyres according to tested properties (Points total, Winter, Wet, Dry, Rolling resistance, ). Other featured tyres include Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005, GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+, Michelin Alpin 6; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2, 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. Continental WinterContact TS 860
90% Premium £180 91 H + 2
2. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £166 91 H + 3
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
89% Premium £142 91 H + 7
4. Kleber KRISALP HP3
89% Upper-middle £131 91 H + 3
5. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £186 91 H + 3
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6. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
89% Premium £141 91 H + 1
7. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% Upper-middle
8. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £205 91 H + 3
9. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £163 91 H + 6
10. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
85% Upper-middle
11. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
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12. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £116 91 H + 1
13. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £164 91 H + 1
14. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
82% Lowcost £102 0 V
15. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost £121 91 H + 1
16. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £123 91 H + 1
17. Falken EuroWinter HS01
80% Upper-middle £104 91 H + 2
4
18. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
80% Lowcost £116 91 H + 1
19. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle £120 91 H + 1
20. Toyo Observe S944
79% Upper-middle
21. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle £115 91 H + 2
22. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £172 91 H
23. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £100 91 H + 2
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24. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium
25. Sava Eskimo HP2
75% Lowcost £110 91 H + 1
26. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
27. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle
28. Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
72% Upper-middle £114 91 H
29. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
69% Lowcost £92 94 V + 2
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30. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
31. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium £143 91 H + 1
32. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £106 91 H + 1
33. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £118 91 H + 1
34. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £83 91 H + 1
35. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
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36. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
37. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £97 91 H + 2
38. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
39. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £98 94 V
40. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
41. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
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42. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
43. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
44. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
45. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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