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
exemplary
1-
2
2+
1
£ 111
94 V + 4
2. Michelin Alpin 5
exemplary
2+
2
1-
2
£ 83
91 T + 6
3. Goodyear UltraGrip 9
exemplary
2+
2
2+
2-
£ 94
91 H + 2
4. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
good +
2+
2-
1-
2
£ 61
91 H + 3
5. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
good +
2+
2
2
2+
£ 69
91 T + 2
6. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
good +
2
2
2
2
7. Nokian WR D4
good +
2
2-
2+
2-
£ 66
91 H + 2
8. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
good +
2-
2
2
2
£ 70
94 V + 4
9. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
sufficient
2
3+
2+
1-
£ 57
91 H + 4
10. Barum Polaris 3
sufficient
2
3+
2+
2+
11. Kleber Krisalp HP2
sufficient
3+
2-
2+
1-
12. Uniroyal MS plus 77
sufficient
2-
3
1-
2+
£ 61
91 T + 2
13. General Altimax Winter Plus
sufficient
3+
2-
2+
2+
14. Mabor Winter-Jet 2
sufficient
3+
2
2
2+
15. Sava eskimo hp
sufficient
3
2-
2+
2+
16. Cooper WeatherMaster SA2
sufficient
2
3+
2
3
17. Falken Eurowinter HS449
sufficient
2-
3+
2-
2
£ 69
91 H
18. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
sufficient
3+
2
2-
2-
£ 67
94 H
19. BF Goodrich g-force Winter
conditionally recommended
3
2-
2
1-
20. Fulda Kristall Control HP
conditionally recommended
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. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
88% premium £ 88 94 V
2. Michelin ALPIN A4
82% premium £ 83 91 H
3. Kleber KRISALP HP3
82% upper-middle £ 57 91 T + 3
4. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
75% upper-middle £ 62 91 T + 3
5. Debica Frigo 2
74% lowcost
6. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
71% lowcost £ 74 94 V + 1
7. Nokian WR A4
70% upper-middle £ 67 91 H + 2
8. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
70% premium £ 110 91 H + 2
9. Falken EuroWinter HS01
68% upper-middle £ 71 91 T + 2
10. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
63% upper-middle £ 59 91 H + 1
11. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
62% upper-middle £ 70 94 V
12. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
62% premium £ 61 91 H + 1
13. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
61% lowcost £ 60 91 T + 3
14. Nokian WR D3
54% upper-middle £ 56 91 H + 1
15. Sava ESKIMO S3+
52% lowcost
16. Sava Eskimo HP2
51% lowcost
17. Debica Frigo HP2
49% lowcost £ 55 91 H
18. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
47% upper-middle £ 53 91 H + 3
19. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
45% lowcost
20. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
39% upper-middle £ 60 91 H + 2
21. Firestone Winterhawk 3
36% upper-middle £ 71 94 V + 3
22. Imperial SnowDragon HP
24% lowcost
23. Nexen WinGuard Sport
24% lowcost
24. Toyo SnowProx S943
23% upper-middle £ 55 91 T
25. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
22% lowcost
26. Michelin ALPIN 6
1% premium £ 75 91 T + 3
27. Barum Polaris 5
1% lowcost £ 57 91 T + 3
28. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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