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-
£107
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+
£132
92 V + 1
4. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
Exemplary
2+
2
2+
£99
92 V + 2
5. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Exemplary
1-
2
2
£92
92 W
6. Falken EuroWinter HS01
Good +
2+
2-
1-
£115
92 W + 2
7. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
Good +
2
2
2+
8. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
Satisfactory
2-
2-
1-
9. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
Satisfactory
2-
2
2
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
£75
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, Kleber KRISALP HP3, Nokian WR D4.

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 £107 92 V
2. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
90% Premium £119 92 V + 1
3. Firestone Winterhawk 4
90% Upper-middle £93 92 V
4. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £112 92 V + 1
5. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
88% Premium £141 92 W + 3
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6. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £98 92 V + 6
7. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £84 92 V
8. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £94 92 V
9. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £122 92 V + 2
10. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £98 92 V + 1
11. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
83% Lowcost £94 92 V
4
12. Nokian WR Snowproof
80% Upper-middle £96 92 V
13. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
79% Lowcost £99 92 V
14. Barum Polaris 3
77% Lowcost
15. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
16. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £139 92 V
17. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
75% Upper-middle £88 92 V
22
18. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost
19. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £81 92 V
20. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost
21. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
22. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £90 92 W
23. Barum Polaris 5
61% Lowcost
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24. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £91 92 V
25. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
57% Lowcost £75 92 V + 1
26. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
41% Lowcost £68 92 V
27. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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