winter tyre test 205/55 R16 - Autobild 2016

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#namerating
wet
dry
snow
running costs
price
1. Continental WinterContact TS 860
-
1-
2
2+
1
£75
91 T + 4
2. Michelin Alpin 5
-
2+
2
1-
2
£81
91 T + 6
3. Goodyear UltraGrip 9
-
2+
2
2+
2-
£64
91 T + 2
4. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
-
2+
2-
1-
2
£72
91 T + 6
5. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
-
2+
2
2
2+
£69
91 T + 2
6. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
-
2
2
2
2
7. Nokian WR D4
-
2
2-
2+
2-
£84
91 T + 4
8. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
-
2-
2
2
2
£56
91 T + 7
9. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
-
2
3+
2+
1-
£64
91 H + 5
10. Barum Polaris 3
-
2
3+
2+
2+
11. Kleber Krisalp HP2
-
3+
2-
2+
1-
12. Uniroyal MS plus 77
-
2-
3
1-
2+
£60
91 T + 2
13. General Altimax Winter Plus
-
3+
2-
2+
2+
14. Mabor Winter-Jet 2
-
3+
2
2
2+
15. Sava eskimo hp
-
3
2-
2+
2+
16. Cooper WeatherMaster SA2
-
2
3+
2
3
17. Falken Eurowinter HS449
-
2-
3+
2-
2
£70
91 H + 1
18. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
-
3+
2
2-
2-
£72
94 H
19. BF Goodrich g-force Winter
-
3
2-
2
1-
£112
94 V
20. Fulda Kristall Control HP
-
3
2
2
2-
#name - rating wet dry snow running costs price
Above you can see the results of the Autobild 2016 205/55 R16 test performed by Autobild on a in 2016. This test was performed in 205/55 R16, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (205). Continental WinterContact TS 860 is the best of 20 tested tyres according to tested properties (wet, dry, snow, running costs, ). Other featured tyres include Michelin Alpin 5, Goodyear UltraGrip 9, Dunlop Winter Sport 5; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as GoodYear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1, GoodYear UltraGrip 9, Michelin ALPIN 5.

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 £73 91 T + 3
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
93% premium £109 94 V
3. Continental WinterContact TS 860
91% premium £75 91 T + 4
4. Michelin ALPIN 6
90% premium £80 91 T + 3
5. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
90% premium £72 91 T + 6
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6. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% premium £85 91 H + 1
7. GoodYear UltraGrip 9
89% premium £64 91 T + 2
8. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% premium £81 91 T + 6
9. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% upper-middle £56 91 T + 3
10. Nokian WR D4
86% upper-middle £84 91 T + 4
11. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% premium £80 91 H
8
12. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86% lowcost
13. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% premium £89 91 H + 3
14. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% upper-middle £59 91 T + 3
15. Pirelli CINTURATO WINTER
84% premium £69 91 T + 2
16. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
84% upper-middle £56 91 T + 7
17. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% upper-middle £142 91 H + 1
20
18. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% premium £64 91 H + 5
19. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
83% lowcost £61 91 H + 1
20. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% upper-middle £54 91 T + 3
21. Nokian WR Snowproof
80% upper-middle £63 91 T + 3
22. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
79% lowcost £63 91 T + 7
23. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
77% premium £72 94 H
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24. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% premium £95 91 H
25. Debica Frigo 2
75% lowcost £47 91 T
26. GoodYear UltraGrip 9+
75% premium £62 91 T + 2
27. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% upper-middle £64 94 V
28. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% premium £72 91 T + 2
29. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
75% upper-middle £60 91 T + 2
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30. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% lowcost £55 91 H
31. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% lowcost £53 91 T
32. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
72% upper-middle £50 91 T + 4
33. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
67% lowcost £63 91 T + 1
34. Nokian WR D3
66% upper-middle £60 91 T + 2
35. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% lowcost
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36. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% upper-middle £70 91 H + 1
37. Nokian WR A4
63% upper-middle £58 91 H + 2
38. Debica Frigo HP2
62% lowcost £54 91 H
39. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% upper-middle £53 91 T + 3
40. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% upper-middle £58 91 T + 3
41. Barum Polaris 5
61% lowcost £49 91 T + 3
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42. Imperial SnowDragon HP
50% lowcost £45 91 H + 1
43. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
41% lowcost £50 91 T + 3
44. Toyo SnowProx S943
35% upper-middle £107 91 T
45. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% lowcost
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