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Best winter tyres (according to tests)

Tyres which were evaluated in tests from mostly european autoclubs.
#NameOur ratingLast testAchievementsSmallest dimensionLargest dimensionPrice from
1 Goodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1
91.8%
79.7%
78.5%
86.5%
Aquaplaning - longitudal Exterior noise Wet handling Dry handling Snow handling …+1 215/70 R16285/35 R22 See offers
2 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 New model for 2019
90%
83%
83.6%
88.9%
Wet braking Wet handling Rolling resistance Dry handling Snow braking …+1 155/65 R14315/35 R21 See offers
3 Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
80.6%
76.5%
82.1%
79.3%
Rolling resistance Dry handling Wet circle cornering Wet handling Dry braking …+1 See offers
4 Vredestein Wintrac Pro
89.4%
77.6%
86.5%
75.2%
Dry braking Wet circle cornering Wet handling Aquaplaning - longitudal Dry handling …+1 205/45 R17315/40 R21 See offers
5 Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV
93.8%
73.6%
90.2%
70.8%
Wet handling Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Dry braking Dry handling …+1 215/70 R16285/40 R20 See offers
6 GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+ New model for 2019
89.8%
94%
78.5%
88.4%
Snow traction Aquaplaning - cross Snow braking Wet handling Snow handling …+1 155/70 R19295/35 R21 See offers
7 Continental WinterContact TS 860
93.2%
91.9%
85.7%
83.6%
Wet circle cornering Wet handling Wet braking Snow traction Aquaplaning - longitudal …+1 155/70 R13225/50 R17 See offers
8 Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850
155/65 R15215/55 R16 See offers
9 Dunlop Winter Sport 5
85.1%
92%
84.8%
79.8%
Snow braking Aquaplaning - cross Snow traction Comfort Ice braking …+1 195/55 R15295/35 R21 See offers
10 Firestone Winterhawk 4 New model for 2020
155/65 R14275/45 R20 See offers
11 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
69.9%
88.9%
87.6%
73.2%
Dry braking Dry handling Exterior noise Snow braking Snow cornering …+1 205/60 R16315/30 R21 See offers
12 Dunlop SP Winter Response 2
85.4%
87.3%
77.2%
74.9%
Ice braking Snow braking Snow traction Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal …+1 155/65 R14195/60 R16 See offers
13 Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21 New model for 2020
See offers
14 Continental WinterContact TS 850P SUV
87.6%
82.2%
87.1%
82.1%
Rolling resistance Aquaplaning - longitudal Comfort Dry handling Snow traction …+1 195/70 R16315/40 R21 See offers
15 Nokian WR SUV 4
68%
94.3%
87.5%
Snow braking Aquaplaning - longitudal Dry braking Dry handling Ice braking …+1 215/65 R16315/40 R21 See offers
16 Michelin Alpin 5 ! Newer model available: Michelin Alpin 6
80.1%
65.4%
83.5%
71.6%
Aquaplaning - longitudal Dry driving behavior Wear Aquaplaning - cross Dry braking …+1 185/65 R15225/55 R17 See offers
17 Michelin Alpin 6 New model for 2018
87.3%
85.2%
86.6%
84.5%
Dry braking Dry handling Aquaplaning - longitudal Comfort Dry lane changing …+1 155/70 R19225/55 R17 See offers
18 Goodyear UltraGrip 9
90%
78.8%
82.2%
77.8%
Ice braking Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Snow braking Snow traction …+1 155/65 R14205/60 R16 See offers
19 Apollo Aspire XP Winter New model for 2019
78.9%
75.7%
83%
75.3%
Aquaplaning - cross Dry braking Dry handling Snow traction Wet circle cornering …+1 205/50 R17245/45 R18 See offers
20 BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
69.4%
89.8%
63.5%
79.8%
Snow traction Exterior noise Snow braking Snow handling Aquaplaning - longitudal …+1 155/65 R14255/40 R19 See offers
21 Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 ! Newer model available: GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
82.2%
90.3%
80%
79.1%
Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Dry braking Fuel efficiency Ice braking …+1 155/70 R19305/30 R21 See offers
22 Pirelli Scorpion Winter
81.8%
85.9%
91.5%
75.5%
Dry braking Dry driving behavior Dry handling Exterior noise Snow cornering …+1 215/65 R16325/55 R22 See offers
23 Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4
83.6%
88.3%
86.5%
84%
Comfort Dry braking Dry handling Exterior noise Snow braking …+1 215/45 R18335/25 R20 See offers
24 Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330 New model for 2020
78.8%
77.3%
72.8%
63.5%
Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Snow braking 205/55 R19295/30 R21 See offers
25 Pirelli Winter 190 Snowcontrol Serie 3
185/65 R14205/55 R16 See offers
26 Nokian WR D4
72.7%
93.7%
81.3%
72.1%
Snow traction Ice braking Snow braking Snow handling Dry braking …+1 155/70 R13245/45 R18 See offers
27 Michelin Alpin A4 ! Newer model available: Michelin Alpin 6
82.9%
Dry driving behavior Ice braking Wear Wet braking Wet circle cornering …+1 165/70 R14225/55 R17 See offers
28 Kleber KRISALP HP3
78.2%
88.3%
72.5%
76.8%
Snow braking Exterior noise Snow traction Ice braking Ice lateral guidance …+1 155/65 R14255/40 R19 See offers
29 Semperit Speed-Grip 2
205/55 R16225/50 R17 See offers
30 Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
71.5%
76%
79.4%
72.5%
Dry braking Rolling resistance Snow handling 225/50 R17245/45 R19 See offers
31 Michelin Latitude Alpin LA2
93.5%
97.1%
88%
Snow handling Snow safety Wet braking Wet handling Wet safety …+1 215/70 R16295/35 R21 See offers
32 Continental WinterContact TS 870 New model for 2021
Rolling resistance Wet handling Aquaplaning - cross Exterior noise Interior noise …+1 175/65 R14225/50 R17 See offers
33 Pirelli Cinturato Winter
85.2%
88.5%
75.6%
80.9%
Aquaplaning - longitudal Exterior noise Ice braking Snow braking Snow handling …+1 155/65 R14215/60 R17 See offers
34 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
80.6%
77.4%
83.7%
Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Dry braking Wet handling Wet handling - objective …+1 155/65 R14295/35 R20 See offers
35 Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
85.8%
91.2%
86.2%
77.4%
Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Dry braking Snow traction Dry driving behavior …+1 135/80 R13225/45 R17 See offers
36 Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320 ! Newer model available: Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
73.5%
89.2%
84.6%
72%
Snow traction Aquaplaning - longitudal Exterior noise Snow handling - objective 185/65 R15295/30 R20 See offers
37 Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 New model for 2020
76.6%
72.3%
85.7%
80%
Comfort Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Dry driving behavior Safety …+1 175/65 R14245/45 R18 See offers
38 Fulda Kristall Control HP2
73.2%
84.1%
72.4%
75.9%
Aquaplaning - cross Comfort Snow braking Snow traction Aquaplaning - longitudal …+1 195/50 R15255/35 R19 See offers
39 Falken EuroWinter HS01
78.2%
85.6%
77.9%
79.5%
Aquaplaning - longitudal Aquaplaning - cross Comfort Exterior noise Snow braking …+1 145/65 R15285/35 R19 See offers
40 Nokian WR SUV 3
87.9%
90.1%
94.9%
Dry handling 215/65 R16315/40 R21 See offers
41 Toyo Observe S944 New model for 2020
60.6%
68.5%
71.5%
77.6%
Dry handling - objective Dry handling Dry steering response Ice braking Ice lateral guidance …+1 See offers
42 Goodyear UltraGrip 9+ New model for 2019
91.2%
91.4%
84.3%
81%
Snow traction Snow braking Aquaplaning - cross Comfort Snow acceleration …+1 155/65 R14205/60 R16 See offers
43 Esa-Tecar Super Grip 9
78.9%
67.4%
Ice braking Ice lateral guidance Snow traction Aquaplaning - longitudal Fuel efficiency …+1 See offers
44 Hankook Winter i*cept RS W442
145/70 R13205/70 R15 See offers
45 Vredestein Wintrac New model for 2021
Dry braking Snow braking Wet handling - objective See offers
46 Nokian WR Snowproof New model for 2019
75.3%
87.1%
86.9%
87.8%
Dry braking Rolling resistance Exterior noise 155/70 R19245/45 R18 See offers
47 Nexen Winguard Snow G WH2
73.7%
81.9%
80.8%
77.5%
Dry braking Dry handling Ice braking 165/70 R13165/70 R13 See offers
48 Toyo Snowprox S954
78.1%
71.3%
93.4%
83%
Dry handling Aquaplaning - cross Dry handling - objective Dry steering response 185/50 R16315/35 R20 See offers
49 Semperit Speed-Grip 3
77.3%
78.6%
67.6%
79%
Snow traction Ice braking Ice lateral guidance Noise Snow braking …+1 185/55 R15255/40 R19 See offers
50 Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
205/50 R16295/30 R22 See offers
51 Barum Polaris 3 ! Newer model available: Barum Polaris 5
66.9%
83.7%
135/80 R13245/45 R18 See offers
52 Vredestein Snowtrac 5
70.8%
83.2%
85.7%
70.5%
Ice braking Snow braking Snow traction Dry braking Dry steering response …+1 155/70 R13205/60 R16 See offers
53 Giti GitiWinter W1
61.9%
79.6%
69.5%
73.5%
Snow traction Snow braking Comfort Dry braking Ice braking …+1 195/65 R15245/45 R18 See offers
54 Cooper Discoverer Winter New model for 2019
79.4%
89.5%
72.1%
73.3%
Ice lateral guidance Exterior noise Snow braking Snow traction 215/70 R16295/35 R21 See offers
55 Continental VanContact Winter
94.2%
61.8%
Snow traction Wet braking Wet circle cornering Wet handling Dry lane changing …+1 165/70 R14285/65 R16 See offers
56 Continental WinterContact TS 860S
60.8%
83.5%
75.3%
Rolling resistance Dry handling Snow braking 195/60 R16315/30 R21 See offers
57 Debica Frigo 2
Ice braking Snow braking 145/70 R13205/55 R16 See offers
58 Achilles W 101 X
See offers
59 Uniroyal MS plus 77
76.4%
84.1%
69.1%
74.5%
Snow handling Snow traction Aquaplaning - longitudal Rolling resistance Snow braking …+1 145/70 R13255/40 R19 See offers
60 Apollo Apterra Winter
See offers
61 Nokian WR Snowproof P New model for 2020
Dry braking Rolling resistance 205/45 R17275/35 R20 See offers
62 Goodyear UltraGrip SUV
235/70 R16265/65 R17 See offers
63 Kumho WinterCraft WP71
76.8%
70.3%
72%
67.2%
Dry braking Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Snow handling Snow traction …+1 205/55 R16275/40 R19 See offers
64 Kumho WinterCraft WS71
Aquaplaning - longitudal Exterior noise Snow traction 195/70 R16315/35 R20 See offers
65 Pirelli CARRIER WINTER
66.3%
Aquaplaning - cross Dry driving behavior Snow traction 175/65 R14235/65 R16 See offers
66 Esa-Tecar Super Grip Pro New model for 2020
See offers
67 General Snow Grabber Plus New model for 2020
Aquaplaning - longitudal 255/55 R19255/55 R19 See offers

New tyres for 2021

Tyres which were not featured in any test - new models, older models and non-mainstream models.
#NameRatingManufacturer's winter tyre ratingSmallest dimensionLargest dimensionPrice from
1 Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330 New model for 2020
88% 74% 205/55 R19295/30 R21 See offers
2 Continental WinterContact TS 870 New model for 2021
86% 83% 175/65 R14225/50 R17 See offers
3 Toyo Observe S944 New model for 2020
81% 62% See offers
4 Nokian WR Snowproof P New model for 2020
75% 81% 205/45 R17275/35 R20 See offers
5 Kumho WinterCraft WP72 New model for 2020
? % 62% 225/40 R19275/35 R20 See offers
6 Continental WinterContact TS870 New model for 2021
? % 83% See offers
7 Continental WinterContact TS 870 P New model for 2021
? % 83% 205/60 R16255/40 R21 See offers
8 Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21 New model for 2020
90% 63% See offers
9 Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 New model for 2020
83% 69% 175/65 R14245/45 R18 See offers
10 Esa-Tecar Super Grip Pro New model for 2020
75% 78% See offers
11 General Snow Grabber Plus New model for 2020
75% 59% 255/55 R19255/55 R19 See offers
12 GT Radial Champiro WinterPro 2 New model for 2021
75% 55% See offers
13 Goodride Z507 New model for 2020
60% 28% See offers
14 Taurus Winter XL New model for 2020
60% 10% See offers

Winter tyre test summary 2021


2021 winter tyres tests (+2020)

Tyre size
Organization
Year
Type
Designation
Winner
Best value
Tested tyres
Vehicle
195/55 R16AutoMotorSport2021Passenger carBridgestone Blizzak LM-005BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 210VW Polo
225/45 R17TÜV2021Passenger carContinental WinterContact TS 870Continental WinterContact TS 8706VW Golf
255/55 R19Offroad2020SuvGoodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1Nokian WR SUV 46VW Touareg
235/55 R17ADAC2020SuvMichelin Pilot Alpin 5Esa-Tecar Super Grip Pro13Ford Kuga
205/55 R16ADAC2020Passenger carBridgestone Blizzak LM-005Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W45215VW Golf
245/45 R18Autobild2020Stopping distanceBridgestone Blizzak LM-005Semperit Speed-Grip 350BMW 5
225/50 R17AutoMotorSport2020Passenger carBridgestone Blizzak LM-005BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 210BMW 3
225/50 R17ACE2020Passenger carBridgestone Blizzak LM-005BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 29BMW 3
225/55 R17Autobild2020SuvGoodYear UltraGrip Performance+Vredestein Wintrac Pro10BMW X1
225/40 R18Autobild2020Passenger carBridgestone Blizzak LM-005Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W33012VW Golf
205/55 R16Autoklub ČR2020Passenger carBridgestone Blizzak LM-005Maxxis Premitra Snow WP68Peugeot 208
205/55 R16Autoexpress2020Passenger carContinental WinterContact TS 870Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W4529VW Golf
205/55 R16Használtautó.hu2020Stopping distanceGoodyear UltraGrip 916
Tyre sizeOrganizationYearTypeDesignationWinnerBest valueTested tyresVehicle

Other winter tyres

NameSegmentRatingOriginPassenger carSuv
Dunlop
Dunlop
premium 90% Usa
GoodYear
Continental
Continental
premium 86% Germany
Michelin
Michelin
premium 86% France
Pirelli
Pirelli
premium 84% Italy
GoodYear
GoodYear
premium 84% Usa
Hankook
Hankook
upper-middle 81% South korea
Vredestein
Vredestein
premium 79% Holland
Nokian
Nokian
upper-middle 76% Finland
Bridgestone
Bridgestone
premium 76% Japan
Firestone
Firestone
upper-middle 74% Usa
Kumho
Kumho
upper-middle 72% South korea
Falken
Falken
upper-middle 71% Japan
Uniroyal
Uniroyal
upper-middle 70% Usa
Michelin
Cooper
Cooper
upper-middle 66% Usa
Toyo
Toyo
upper-middle 66% Japan
Yokohama
Yokohama
upper-middle 63% Japan
Kleber
Kleber
upper-middle 61% France
Michelin
BFGoodrich
BFGoodrich
upper-middle 55% Usa
Michelin
Apollo
Apollo
lowcost 78% India
Barum
Barum
lowcost 71% Czech republic
Continental
Semperit
Semperit
lowcost 67% Austria
Continental
Fulda
Fulda
lowcost 67% Germany
Achilles
Achilles
lowcost 63% Indonesia
Dayton
Dayton
lowcost 60% Usa
Bridgestone
Nexen
Nexen
lowcost 59% South korea
Giti
Giti
lowcost 58% Singapore
GT
Gislaved
Gislaved
lowcost 58% Sweden
Continental
Debica
Debica
lowcost 57% Poland