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-
£106
98 H + 1
2. Michelin Alpin 5
Exemplary
2+
2
2
2+
£116
94 H + 2
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Exemplary
2+
2
2
2-
£134
94 H + 7
4. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
Good +
2+
2
2+
3+
£105
94 H + 4
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
£146
98 H + 1
7. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Good +
2
2
2+
1-
£83
98 H + 1
8. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
Good +
1-
2-
2
2+
£115
94 H + 8
9. Kleber KRISALP HP3
Good +
2
2-
1-
2
£86
98 H + 1
10. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
Good +
2-
2
2
1-
£68
98 V + 1
11. Gislaved Euro Frost 5
Good +
2-
2
2
2+
12. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
Satisfactory
2-
2-
2
2+
£75
94 H + 3
13. Uniroyal MS plus 77
Satisfactory
2-
2-
2
2+
£85
98 H + 1
14. Nokian WR D4
Satisfactory
2
2-
2
3+
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-
£72
98 V
18. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Satisfactory
1-
2
3+
3
19. Firestone Winterhawk 3
Satisfactory
3+
2
2
2-
£89
98 H + 2
20. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
Satisfactory
2-
2
3+
2
£84
94 H + 5
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Running costs Price
Above you can see the results of the Autobild 2017 225/50 R17 test performed by Autobild on a in 2017. This test was performed in 225/50 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). 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, Dunlop Winter Sport 5, Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5, Michelin ALPIN A4, Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III.

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
92% Premium £112 98 H + 1
2. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
92% Premium £103 94 H + 5
3. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
92% Premium £100 94 H + 2
4. Firestone Winterhawk 4
90% Upper-middle £84 98 H
5. Michelin ALPIN 6
90% Premium £121 94 H + 2
7
6. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
90% Premium £137 98 H + 1
7. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium £133 94 H + 1
8. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £88 94 H + 5
9. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £77 0 V
10. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £98 94 V + 1
11. Nokian WR Snowproof
80% Upper-middle £89 94 H + 2
23
12. Toyo Snowprox S954
79% Upper-middle £78 94 H + 2
13. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
14. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £102 98 H + 1
15. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £71 98 V
16. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
17. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost £47 98 V
6
18. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle £104 94 V + 1
19. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £105 94 H + 1
20. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £75 94 H + 2
21. Barum Polaris 5
61% Lowcost £70 98 H + 1
22. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
23. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost £45 94 H + 1
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice
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