winter tyre test 195/65 R15 - Autobild 2018

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#namerating
wet
dry
snow
running costs
positive features
neagative features
price
1. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
exemplary
2
2
2
1-
Exemplary premium tyre without drawbacks, stable during any conditions, accurate steering response with good feedback, best economy
-
£59
91 H + 1
2. Continental WinterContact TS 860
exemplary
1-
2
2
2
convincing versatile talent with good winter characteristics, high steering precision and dynamic handling on snowy and wet slopes, good comfort, low rolling resistance
-
£48
91 T + 2
3. Kleber KRISALP HP3
exemplary
2
2
1
2
Cheaper winter tread with best driving characteristics on frozen snow, short braking under all weather conditions, quiet while driving, good price / performance ratio
-
£48
91 T + 2
4. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
exemplary
2
2
1
2
Tire with balanced power potential, short braking distance on snowy and wet tracks, high safety in aquaplaning, quiet while driving, low rolling resistance with positive influence on consumption
-
£72
91 H + 1
5. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
good +
2
2
1-
1-
Tires with excellent driving performance under all weather conditions, high mileage, good price / performance ratio
slightly worse increased rolling resistance, worse aquaplaning in turn
£41
91 T + 4
6. Goodyear UltraGrip 9
good +
2
2-
1
2
Top-of-the-range driving characteristics with good precision driving on snowy and wet roads, safe aquaplaning properties, high mileage, low rolling resistance
extended dry braking distance
£45
91 T + 3
7. Debica Frigo HP2
good +
2-
2
2-
2
economical winter tires with balanced driving characteristics on snowy and dry slopes, short braking distance under all weather conditions
only average wet handling
£49
91 H
8. Falken EuroWinter HS01
good +
2
2
2-
2-
balanced winter tires with safe driving characteristics on snowy and dry roads, best safety reserves with aquaplaning, low price
worse in turning on wet roads
£42
91 T + 2
9. Nokian WR D4
satisfactory
3
2-
1
2
winter king with the best performance on snow and ice, good price / performance ratio, by far the lowest rolling resistance
worse on wet, low resistance to aquaplaning
£45
91 T + 4
10. Uniroyal MS plus 77
satisfactory
2
3
2
2
Top performance on snowy and wet roads, good safety reserves in aquaplaning, comfortable comfort, low price
extended dry braking distances, slight deterioration in dry handling
£43
91 T + 2
11. Michelin Alpin 5
satisfactory
2
2
3
1
Winter profile with exceptionally long mileage, balanced ride on wet and dry roads, comfortable ride comfort
limited snow capability, high rolling resistance
£79
91 T + 4
12. Semperit Master-Grip 2
satisfactory
2
3
2
2
Good in bends and with short braking distance on snowy and wet slopes, low rolling noise
prolonged dry braking distances, slight deterioration in dry handling
£45
91 T + 5
13. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
satisfactory
2+
2-
1-
3-
dynamic sports handling on snowy and wet roads, good steering precision, good aquaplaning safety
limited mileage, worse dry handling
£48
91 T + 2
14. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
satisfactory
2+
2-
3+
2
Wet specialist with short braking distance and good aquaplaning properties, low rolling resistance, low price
limited lateral guidance and extended braking tracks on snow
£45
91 T + 1
15. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
satisfactory
2
2+
3+
2-
tires with short braking distance and harmonious handling, high ride comfort
only average adhesion on snow
£39
91 T + 2
16. Barum Polaris 3
satisfactory
3+
2-
2+
2-
high traction and dynamic driving characteristics on the snow, short wet trains, low cost
understeer on wet, dry prolonged braking distance limited mileage
17. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
satisfactory
3+
2
2
2-
balanced handling on a snowy and dry track, low rolling resistance
limited grip on wet, lower mileage, optimized costs
18. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
satisfactory
3+
2-
2-
2-
Stable safe handling on snow, good comfort, low price
delayed steering response and moderate worse grip on wet and dry roads, extended dry braking distance, limited mileage
£41
91 T + 2
19. Firestone Winterhawk 3
conditionally recommended
3
3+
2+
2+
Cheap winter tire with good snow properties
significantly reduced grip and delayed steering response on wet roads, extended wet and dry braking, mild comfort
£41
91 T + 2
20. Gislaved euro Frost 6
conditionally recommended
3+
2-
2
2-
balanced winter characteristics, comfortable and quiet
reduced lateral guidance and delayed steering response on wet roads, limited aquaplaning properties, extended dry braking distances
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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.
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1. Continental WinterContact TS 860
94% premium £48 91 T + 2
2. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
85% premium £59 91 H + 1
3. Michelin ALPIN 6
85% premium £49 91 T + 2
4. GoodYear UltraGrip 9
83% premium £45 91 T + 3
5. Kleber KRISALP HP3
81% upper-middle £48 91 T + 2
4
6. Dunlop SP Winter Response 2
81% premium £52 91 T + 1
7. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
76% upper-middle £51 91 T + 2
8. Debica Frigo 2
74% lowcost £43 91 T
9. Michelin ALPIN 5
73% premium £79 91 T + 4
10. Nokian WR D4
72% upper-middle £45 91 T + 4
11. Falken EuroWinter HS01
71% upper-middle £42 91 T + 2
10
12. Pirelli CINTURATO WINTER
71% premium £48 91 T + 2
13. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
70% lowcost £72 91 H + 1
14. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
65% premium £45 91 T + 1
15. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
64% upper-middle £41 91 T + 4
16. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
62% premium £45 91 T + 1
17. Barum Polaris 3
59% lowcost
12
18. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
55% upper-middle £43 91 T + 2
19. Nokian WR D3
54% upper-middle £43 91 T
20. Sava ESKIMO S3+
52% lowcost £44 91 T
21. Debica Frigo HP2
50% lowcost £49 91 H
22. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
47% upper-middle £39 91 T + 2
23. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
45% lowcost £44 91 T
12
24. Semperit Master-Grip 2
44% lowcost £45 91 T + 5
25. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
40% upper-middle £38 91 T + 2
26. Firestone Winterhawk 3
36% upper-middle £41 91 T + 2
27. Imperial SnowDragon HP
24% lowcost £37 91 T + 2
28. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
22% lowcost £41 91 T + 2
29. Starfire W200
19% lowcost
6
30. Sava ESKIMO HP
17% lowcost
31. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
14% lowcost
32. Barum Polaris 5
1% lowcost £43 91 T + 2
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