Winter tyre test 225/45 R17 - Autobild 2019

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+
1-
2+
£96
91 H + 2
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
Exemplary
1-
2
1-
2
£89
91 H + 2
3. Michelin Alpin 6
Exemplary
2+
2
2+
1-
£118
91 H + 2
4. Apollo Aspire XP Winter
Exemplary
2+
2
2
1-
5. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Exemplary
1-
2
2
2
£93
91 H + 2
6. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Exemplary
2+
2
2
2-
£86
91 H + 2
7. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
Good +
2+
2-
1-
2
£89
94 V + 1
8. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
Good +
2
2-
1-
2+
£76
91 H + 1
9. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
Good +
2-
2-
1
2
£76
91 H + 3
10. Uniroyal MS plus 77
Good +
2
2-
2+
2-
£76
91 H + 1
11. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
Good +
2
2-
2
2
£62
94 V + 2
12. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Good +
2-
2-
2+
2-
£75
91 H + 1
13. Nokian WR Snowproof
Good +
2-
2-
2+
2-
£83
91 H + 1
14. Yokohama W.drive V905
Good +
2-
2-
2-
2
15. Kleber KRISALP HP3
Satisfactory
2+
3+
1-
2-
£71
94 H + 2
16. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Satisfactory
2
3+
1-
2-
£95
91 H + 7
17. Sava Eskimo HP2
Satisfactory
3+
3
1-
2
£61
91 H + 1
18. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Satisfactory
2
2-
3+
3+
19. Debica Frigo HP2
Conditionally recommended
3
3
1
2+
£60
91 H + 1
20. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
Conditionally recommended
2+
3+
2
3
£65
91 H + 2
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Running costs Price
Above you can see the results of the Autobild 2019 225/45 R17 test performed by Autobild on a BMW 1 series in 2019. This test was performed in 225/45 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 GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+, Michelin Alpin 6, Apollo Aspire XP Winter; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320, Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001, Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6.

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. Firestone Winterhawk 4
90% Upper-middle £73 91 H + 1
2. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £104 91 H + 3
3. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £109 91 H + 3
4. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £125 91 H + 6
5. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £85 91 H + 3
4
6. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
7. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £110 91 H + 1
8. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £68 0 V
9. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £83 91 H + 2
10. Toyo Snowprox S954
79% Upper-middle £71 91 H + 2
11. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £120 91 H
11
12. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
13. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £93 91 H + 1
14. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle £98 91 H
15. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost £46 94 V
16. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
17. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £86 91 H + 1
14
18. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £74 91 H + 2
19. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £88 91 H + 2
20. Barum Polaris 5
61% Lowcost £64 91 H + 1
21. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
41% Lowcost £61 91 H + 1
22. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
23. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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