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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-
2. Michelin Alpin 5
Exemplary
2+
2
2
2+
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Exemplary
2+
2
2
2-
£144
94 H + 7
4. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
Good
2+
2
2+
3+
£193
94 H + 4
5. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
Good
2
2
2+
2-
6. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
Good
2
2-
1
2
£140
98 H + 1
7. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Good
2
2
2+
1-
£143
94 H + 2
8. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
Good
1-
2-
2
2+
£160
94 H + 8
9. Kleber KRISALP HP3
Good
2
2-
1-
2
£140
94 H + 2
10. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
Good
2-
2
2
1-
£106
98 V + 1
11. Gislaved Euro Frost 5
Good
2-
2
2
2+
12. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
Satisfactory
2-
2-
2
2+
£118
94 H + 3
13. Uniroyal MS plus 77
Satisfactory
2-
2-
2
2+
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-
£124
98 V
18. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Satisfactory
1-
2
3+
3
19. Firestone Winterhawk 3
Satisfactory
3+
2
2
2-
£114
98 H + 2
20. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
Satisfactory
2-
2
3+
2
£143
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 ALPIN 6, Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2, 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. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
94% Premium £190 98 H + 1
2. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
91% Premium £155 94 H + 5
3. Continental WinterContact TS 870
91% Premium £158 98 H + 1
4. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £153 98 H + 2
5. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
90% Premium £141 94 H + 4
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6. Michelin ALPIN 6
89% Premium £154 94 H + 2
7. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
89% Premium £144 94 H + 1
8. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £130 94 H + 6
9. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium £190 94 H + 1
10. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £132 98 H + 1
11. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
82% Lowcost £115 0 V
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12. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £139 98 H + 1
13. Falken EuroWinter HS01
80% Upper-middle £125 94 V + 1
14. Toyo Observe S944
79% Upper-middle £129 98 V
15. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle £146 94 H + 2
16. Nokian WR Snowproof P
79% Upper-middle £207 94 H + 2
17. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
19
18. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £130 98 H + 1
19. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
20. Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21
67% Lowcost £109 98 V
21. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium £142 94 H + 1
22. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £115 98 V
23. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
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24. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £112 98 H + 1
25. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £115 98 H + 1
26. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
27. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
28. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £137 94 H + 2
29. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £122 98 V
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30. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
31. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
32. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
33. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
34. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
35. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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