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
£106
98 H + 1
2. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
recommended
194
63
42
60
14
9
£124
98 H + 1
3. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
recommended
193
66
44
53
18
7
£100
94 H + 2
4. Continental WinterContact TS 860
recommended
192
63
48
52
18
7
£115
98 H + 1
5. Michelin Alpin 6
recommended
185
67
46
45
16
4
£122
94 H + 2
6. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
recommended
177
56
45
57
16
3
£88
98 H + 1
7. Nokian WR Snowproof
recommended
179
56
45
47
18
7
£91
94 H + 2
8. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
recommended
175
58
44
51
13
4
9. Falken EuroWinter HS01
conditionally recommended
167
63
45
39
10
5
£100
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 6, Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5, Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1.

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. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
94% premium £106 98 H + 1
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
93% premium £100 94 H + 2
3. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
92% premium £107 94 H + 5
4. Continental WinterContact TS 860
91% premium £115 98 H + 1
5. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
90% premium £110 94 H + 7
12
6. Michelin ALPIN 6
90% premium £122 94 H + 2
7. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
90% premium £144 98 H + 1
8. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% premium £102 94 H + 4
9. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% premium £120 94 H + 2
10. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% upper-middle £124 98 H + 1
11. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% upper-middle £86 98 H + 1
20
12. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% premium £140 94 H + 1
13. Nokian WR D4
86% upper-middle
14. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% premium £97 94 H + 5
15. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% premium £117 94 H + 8
16. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% upper-middle £81 94 H + 5
17. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
83% lowcost £88 98 H + 1
2
18. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% upper-middle £100 94 V + 1
19. Nokian WR Snowproof
80% upper-middle £91 94 H + 2
20. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
79% lowcost £89 98 H + 1
21. Barum Polaris 3
77% lowcost
22. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% premium £108 98 H + 1
23. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
75% upper-middle £86 98 H + 1
20
24. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% upper-middle £77 94 H + 3
25. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% lowcost £76 98 V
26. Nokian WR D3
66% upper-middle
27. Nokian WR A4
63% upper-middle £101 94 H + 1
28. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% upper-middle £108 94 V + 1
29. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% upper-middle £79 94 H + 2
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30. Debica Frigo HP2
62% lowcost £75 98 V
31. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% upper-middle £89 98 H + 2
32. Barum Polaris 5
61% lowcost £73 98 H + 1
33. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
57% lowcost £72 98 V + 1
34. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% lowcost £52 94 H + 1
35. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% lowcost
#nameour ratingsegmentprice

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