2021 winter tyre tests: tests, models

Tyre size
Organization
Year
Type
Designation
Winner
Best value
Tested tyres
Vehicle
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 TS870Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W4529VW Golf
205/55 R16Használtautó.hu2020Stopping distanceGoodyear UltraGrip 916
Tyre sizeOrganizationYearTypeDesignationWinnerBest valueTested tyresVehicle

Best winter tyres in tests

1. Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

Tested 4x in 2021, 4x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Great handling on snow
Minuses:
  • Below average aquaplaning resistance
check the prices for Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005

Tested 11x in 2021, 15x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Low rolling resistance/low fuel consumption
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Great handling on snow
Minuses:
  • Below average aquaplaning resistance
  • Longer braking distance on dry roads
  • Uncomfortable/noisy ride
  • Poor handling on dry roads
check the prices for Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005

3. Continental WinterContact TS870

Tested 1x in 2021, 1x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
Minuses:
    -
check the prices for Continental WinterContact TS870

4. Goodyear UltraGrip 9

Tested 1x in 2021, 17x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
Minuses:
    -
check the prices for Goodyear UltraGrip 9

5. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1

Tested 1x in 2021, 6x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
Minuses:
    -
check the prices for Goodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1

6. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452

Tested 3x in 2021, 19x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Great handling on snow
Minuses:
  • High drive-by noise levels
check the prices for Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452

7. Esa-Tecar Super Grip Pro

Tested 1x in 2021, 1x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
    -
Minuses:
    -
check the prices for Esa-Tecar Super Grip Pro

8. Nokian WR SUV 4

Tested 1x in 2021, 3x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
    -
Minuses:
    -
check the prices for Nokian WR SUV 4

9. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+

Tested 8x in 2021, 12x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Great handling on snow
Minuses:
  • Longer braking distance on dry roads
check the prices for GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+

10. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2

Tested 5x in 2021, 8x in total.
Test results:
Pluses:
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Great handling on snow
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
Minuses:
  • Poor handling on the wet
  • Poor handling on dry roads
  • Longer braking distance on dry roads
  • Longer braking distance on wet roads
check the prices for BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2

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