winter tyre test 225/50 R17 - Autobild 2017

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
2+
2+
2+
2-
£110
98 H + 1
2. Michelin Alpin 5
exemplary
2+
2
2
2+
£123
94 H + 2
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
exemplary
2+
2
2
2-
£101
94 H + 5
4. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
good +
2+
2
2+
3+
£111
94 H + 3
5. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
good +
2
2
2+
2-
£91
98 H + 1
6. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
good +
2
2-
1
2
£113
98 H + 1
7. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
good +
2
2
2+
1-
£91
98 H + 1
8. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
good +
1-
2-
2
2+
£134
94 H + 7
9. Kleber KRISALP HP3
good +
2
2-
1-
2
£93
98 H + 1
10. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
good +
2-
2
2
1-
£77
98 V + 1
11. Gislaved Euro Frost 5
good +
2-
2
2
2+
12. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
satisfactory
2-
2-
2
2+
£72
94 H + 3
13. Uniroyal MS plus 77
satisfactory
2-
2-
2
2+
£87
98 H + 1
14. Nokian WR D4
satisfactory
2
2-
2
3+
£113
98 H + 1
15. Yokohama W.drive V905
satisfactory
2-
2-
2
2-
16. Barum Polaris 3
satisfactory
3+
2
1-
2+
17. Sava Eskimo HP2
satisfactory
3+
2-
2
1-
£81
98 V
18. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
satisfactory
1-
2
3+
3
19. Firestone Winterhawk 3
satisfactory
3+
2
2
2-
£80
98 H + 2
20. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
satisfactory
2-
2
3+
2
£86
94 H + 5
#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 850P
97% premium £101 94 H + 5
2. Continental WinterContact TS 860
94% premium £110 98 H + 1
3. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
88% premium £111 94 H + 3
4. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
85% premium £101 94 H + 5
5. Michelin ALPIN 6
85% premium £123 94 H + 2
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6. Michelin ALPIN A4
84% premium £126 94 H + 1
7. Kleber KRISALP HP3
81% upper-middle £93 98 H + 1
8. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
76% upper-middle £113 98 H + 1
9. Michelin ALPIN 5
73% premium £123 94 H + 2
10. Nokian WR D4
72% upper-middle £113 98 H + 1
11. Falken EuroWinter HS01
71% upper-middle £86 98 V
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12. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
70% lowcost £91 98 H + 1
13. Nokian WR A4
70% upper-middle £101 94 H + 1
14. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
69% premium £91 94 H + 5
15. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
69% lowcost £77 98 V + 1
16. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
65% premium £134 94 H + 7
17. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
64% upper-middle £86 94 H + 5
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18. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
64% lowcost £91 98 H + 1
19. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
62% premium £86 98 H + 1
20. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
60% upper-middle £72 94 H + 3
21. Barum Polaris 3
59% lowcost
22. Sava Eskimo HP2
56% lowcost £81 98 V
23. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
55% upper-middle £87 98 H + 1
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24. Nokian WR D3
54% upper-middle £111 94 H + 1
25. Debica Frigo HP2
50% lowcost £71 98 V
26. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
47% upper-middle £70 94 H + 2
27. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
42% upper-middle £101 94 V + 1
28. Firestone Winterhawk 3
36% upper-middle £80 98 H + 2
29. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
14% lowcost
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30. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% lowcost £48 94 H + 1
31. Barum Polaris 5
1% lowcost £73 98 H + 1
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