Winter tyre test 225/50 R17 - ACE 2020

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Points total
Wet
Dry
Snow
Rolling resistance
Noise
Price
1. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Highly recommended
200
64
47
60
17
7
£116
98 H + 2
2. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
Recommended
194
63
42
60
14
9
£231
98 H + 1
3. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
Recommended
193
66
44
53
18
7
£97
94 H + 2
4. Continental WinterContact TS 860
Recommended
192
63
48
52
18
7
£110
98 H + 1
5. Michelin Alpin 6
Recommended
185
67
46
45
16
4
£120
94 H + 2
6. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Recommended
177
56
45
57
16
3
£98
94 H + 2
7. Nokian WR Snowproof
Recommended
179
56
45
47
18
7
£88
94 H + 2
8. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Recommended
175
58
44
51
13
4
£116
98 H + 1
9. Falken EuroWinter HS01
Conditionally recommended
167
63
45
39
10
5
£98
94 V + 1
#Name - Rating Points total Wet Dry Snow Rolling resistance Noise Price
Above you can see the results of the ACE 2020 225/50 R17 test performed by ACE on a BMW 3 in 2020. This test was performed in 225/50 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 is the best of 9 tested tyres according to tested properties (Points total, Wet, Dry, Snow, Rolling resistance, ). Other featured tyres include BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+, Continental WinterContact TS 860; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Michelin ALPIN 5, Kleber KRISALP HP3, 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
92% Premium £111 94 H + 5
2. Firestone Winterhawk 4
90% Upper-middle £89 98 H
3. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
90% Premium £137 98 H + 1
4. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
90% Premium £94 94 H + 7
5. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £128 94 H + 4
13
6. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £119 94 H + 2
7. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £86 98 H + 1
8. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle
9. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £96 94 H + 5
10. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium £133 94 H + 1
11. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £118 94 H + 8
25
12. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £87 94 H + 5
13. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £81 0 V
14. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
79% Lowcost
15. Toyo Snowprox S954
79% Upper-middle £83 94 H + 2
16. Barum Polaris 3
77% Lowcost
17. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
25
18. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £70 94 H + 3
19. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
75% Upper-middle £87 98 H + 1
20. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £118 98 H + 1
21. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost £75 98 V
22. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
23. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £76 98 V
31
24. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost £46 98 V
25. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle £180 94 V + 1
26. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £108 94 H + 1
27. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £71 94 H + 2
28. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £103 98 H + 2
29. Barum Polaris 5
61% Lowcost £78 98 H + 1
25
30. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
57% Lowcost £71 98 V + 1
31. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
32. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost £46 94 H + 1
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice
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