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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
£103
98 H + 2
2. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
Recommended
194
63
42
60
14
9
£123
98 H + 1
3. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
Recommended
193
66
44
53
18
7
£95
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
£121
94 H + 2
6. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Recommended
177
56
45
57
16
3
£97
94 H + 2
7. Nokian WR Snowproof
Recommended
179
56
45
47
18
7
£86
94 H + 2
8. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Recommended
175
58
44
51
13
4
£90
98 H + 1
9. Falken EuroWinter HS01
Conditionally recommended
167
63
45
39
10
5
£92
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 Dunlop Winter Sport 5, Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III, 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 £115 94 H + 5
2. Kleber KRISALP HP3
90% Upper-middle £85 98 H + 1
3. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
90% Premium £132 98 H + 1
4. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £123 94 H + 4
5. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £119 94 H + 2
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6. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
89% Premium £92 94 H + 7
7. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £96 94 H + 6
8. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle
9. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium £138 94 H + 1
10. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £118 94 H + 8
11. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £82 94 H + 5
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12. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £77 0 V
13. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
79% Lowcost
14. Toyo Snowprox S954
79% Upper-middle £77 94 H + 2
15. Barum Polaris 3
77% Lowcost
16. Firestone Winterhawk 4
76% Upper-middle £84 98 H
17. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
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18. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £107 98 H + 1
19. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £71 94 H + 3
20. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle £88 98 H + 1
21. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost £70 98 V
22. Nokian WR Snowproof P
71% Upper-middle £104 94 H + 2
23. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £68 98 V
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24. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
25. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost £46 98 V
26. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
63% Lowcost £69 98 V + 1
27. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle £111 94 V + 1
28. Barum Polaris 5
63% Lowcost £71 98 H + 1
29. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £108 94 H + 1
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30. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £73 94 H + 2
31. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £103 98 H + 2
32. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost £64 94 H + 1
33. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost £46 94 H + 1
34. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice
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