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
£73
91 T + 4
2. Michelin Alpin 5
-
2+
2
1-
2
£80
91 T + 6
3. Goodyear UltraGrip 9
-
2+
2
2+
2-
£62
91 T + 2
4. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
-
2+
2-
1-
2
£66
91 T + 5
5. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
-
2+
2
2
2+
£56
91 T + 2
6. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
-
2
2
2
2
7. Nokian WR D4
-
2
2-
2+
2-
£62
91 T + 4
8. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
-
2-
2
2
2
£53
91 T + 7
9. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
-
2
3+
2+
1-
£58
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+
£58
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
£63
91 H + 1
18. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
-
3+
2
2-
2-
£73
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

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 860
94% premium £73 91 T + 4
2. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
88% premium £87 91 H + 1
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
85% premium £66 91 T + 5
4. Michelin ALPIN 6
85% premium £78 91 T + 3
5. Michelin ALPIN A4
84% premium £74 91 H
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6. GoodYear UltraGrip 9
83% premium £62 91 T + 2
7. Kleber KRISALP HP3
81% upper-middle £54 91 T + 3
8. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
76% upper-middle £57 91 T + 3
9. Debica Frigo 2
74% lowcost £43 91 T
10. Michelin ALPIN 5
73% premium £80 91 T + 6
11. Nokian WR D4
72% upper-middle £62 91 T + 4
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12. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
72% lowcost
13. Pirelli CINTURATO WINTER
71% premium £56 91 T + 2
14. Falken EuroWinter HS01
71% upper-middle £55 91 T + 2
15. Nokian WR A4
70% upper-middle £59 91 H + 2
16. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
70% lowcost £60 91 H + 1
17. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
69% premium £77 91 H + 2
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18. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
65% premium £58 91 H + 5
19. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
64% upper-middle £53 91 T + 7
20. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
64% lowcost £62 91 T + 7
21. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
64% upper-middle £107 91 H + 1
22. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
62% premium £73 91 T + 2
23. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
60% upper-middle £59 94 V
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24. Sava Eskimo HP2
56% lowcost £55 91 H
25. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
55% upper-middle £58 91 T + 2
26. Nokian WR D3
54% upper-middle £57 91 T + 2
27. Sava ESKIMO S3+
52% lowcost £50 91 T
28. Debica Frigo HP2
50% lowcost £52 91 H
29. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
47% upper-middle £53 91 T + 3
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30. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
46% premium £73 94 H
31. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
45% lowcost £63 91 T + 1
32. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
42% upper-middle £63 91 H + 1
33. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
40% upper-middle £48 91 T + 4
34. Firestone Winterhawk 3
36% upper-middle £54 91 T + 3
35. Imperial SnowDragon HP
24% lowcost £38 91 H + 1
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36. Nexen WinGuard Sport
24% lowcost
37. Toyo SnowProx S943
23% upper-middle £108 91 T
38. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
22% lowcost £53 91 T + 3
39. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% lowcost
40. Barum Polaris 5
1% lowcost £48 91 T + 3
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