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+
£98
91 H + 2
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
exemplary
1-
2
1-
2
£81
91 H + 2
3. Michelin Alpin 6
exemplary
2+
2
2+
1-
£107
91 H + 2
4. Apollo Aspire XP Winter
exemplary
2+
2
2
1-
£74
91 H
5. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
exemplary
1-
2
2
2
£92
91 H + 2
6. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
exemplary
2+
2
2
2-
£89
94 H
7. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
good +
2+
2-
1-
2
£84
94 H + 1
8. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
good +
2
2-
1-
2+
£84
91 H + 1
9. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
good +
2-
2-
1
2
£75
91 H + 3
10. Uniroyal MS plus 77
good +
2
2-
2+
2-
£79
91 H + 1
11. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
good +
2
2-
2
2
£66
94 H + 2
12. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
good +
2-
2-
2+
2-
£76
91 H + 1
13. Nokian WR Snowproof
good +
2-
2-
2+
2-
£87
91 H + 1
14. Yokohama W.drive V905
good +
2-
2-
2-
2
15. Kleber KRISALP HP3
satisfactory
2+
3+
1-
2-
£70
94 H + 1
16. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
satisfactory
2
3+
1-
2-
£87
91 H + 7
17. Sava Eskimo HP2
satisfactory
3+
3
1-
2
£63
91 H + 1
18. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
satisfactory
2
2-
3+
3+
19. Debica Frigo HP2
conditionally recommended
3
3
1
2+
£63
91 H + 1
20. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
conditionally recommended
2+
3+
2
3
£66
91 H + 2
#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 860
94% premium £98 91 H + 2
2. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
88% premium £95 91 H + 3
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
85% premium £87 91 H + 7
4. Michelin ALPIN 6
85% premium £107 91 H + 2
5. Kleber KRISALP HP3
81% upper-middle £70 94 H + 1
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6. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
76% upper-middle £84 94 H + 1
7. Michelin ALPIN 5
73% premium £95 91 H + 3
8. Nokian WR D4
72% upper-middle £99 91 H + 2
9. Falken EuroWinter HS01
71% upper-middle £76 94 H + 1
10. Nokian WR A4
70% upper-middle £87 91 H + 1
11. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
70% lowcost £76 91 H + 1
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12. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
69% lowcost £66 94 H + 2
13. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
69% premium £85 91 H + 5
14. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
65% premium £86 91 H + 1
15. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
64% upper-middle £75 91 H + 3
16. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
64% upper-middle
17. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
64% lowcost £84 91 H + 1
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18. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
62% premium £87 91 H + 1
19. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
60% upper-middle £66 91 H + 2
20. Sava Eskimo HP2
56% lowcost £63 91 H + 1
21. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
55% upper-middle £79 91 H + 1
22. Nokian WR D3
54% upper-middle £79 91 H
23. Debica Frigo HP2
50% lowcost £63 91 H + 1
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24. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
47% upper-middle £90 91 H + 2
25. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
42% upper-middle £78 91 H
26. Firestone Winterhawk 3
36% upper-middle £68 91 H + 2
27. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
22% lowcost £60 91 H + 1
28. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
14% lowcost
29. Barum Polaris 5
1% lowcost £65 91 H + 1
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30. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% lowcost
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