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Winter tyre test 225/40 R18 - Autobild 2020

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Price
1. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Exemplary
1-
2
1-
£97
92 V + 1
2. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
Exemplary
1-
2
2+
£86
92 V + 1
3. Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
Exemplary
1-
2
2+
£114
92 V + 1
4. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
Exemplary
2+
2
2+
£99
92 V + 2
5. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Exemplary
1-
2
2
£90
92 W
6. Falken EuroWinter HS01
Good +
2+
2-
1-
£127
92 V + 2
7. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
Good +
2
2
2+
8. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
Satisfactory
2-
2-
1-
£125
92 V
9. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
Satisfactory
2-
2
2
£72
0 V
10. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Satisfactory
2-
2-
2-
11. Toyo Observe S944
Satisfactory
3+
2
2
12. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
Conditionally recommended
2+
2-
3
£74
92 V
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Price
Above you can see the results of the Autobild 2020 225/40 R18 test performed by Autobild on a VW Golf in 2020. This test was performed in 225/40 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 is the best of 12 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, ). Other featured tyres include Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330, Michelin Pilot Alpin 5, GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III, Nokian WR D4, Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320.

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 850P
92% Premium £126 92 V
2. Kleber KRISALP HP3
90% Upper-middle £80 92 V
3. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £112 92 V + 1
4. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
89% Premium £119 92 V + 1
5. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
88% Premium £128 92 V + 3
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6. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £99 92 H + 6
7. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £94 92 V
8. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £85 92 V + 1
9. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £120 92 V + 2
10. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
81% Lowcost £88 92 V
11. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle £95 92 V
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12. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
79% Lowcost £90 92 V
13. Barum Polaris 3
77% Lowcost
14. Firestone Winterhawk 4
76% Upper-middle £85 92 V
15. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £151 92 V
16. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
17. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost £68 92 V
22
18. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle £88 92 V
19. Nokian WR Snowproof P
71% Upper-middle £93 92 V
20. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £68 92 V
21. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost
22. Barum Polaris 5
63% Lowcost £71 92 V
23. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
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24. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
63% Lowcost £73 92 V + 1
25. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £85 92 W
26. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £91 92 V
27. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost £68 92 V
28. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost £58 92 V
29. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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