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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-
£150
92 V + 1
2. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
Exemplary
1-
2
2+
£145
92 V + 1
3. Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
Exemplary
1-
2
2+
£173
92 V + 1
4. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
Exemplary
2+
2
2+
£147
92 V + 2
5. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Exemplary
1-
2
2
£143
92 W
6. Falken EuroWinter HS01
Good
2+
2-
1-
£123
92 V + 2
7. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
Good
2
2
2+
8. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
Satisfactory
2-
2-
1-
£139
92 V
9. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
Satisfactory
2-
2
2
£114
0 V
10. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Satisfactory
2-
2-
2-
11. Toyo Observe S944
Satisfactory
3+
2
2
£139
92 W
12. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
Conditionally recommended
2+
2-
3
£141
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 Firestone Winterhawk 4, Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III, 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 870 P
91% Premium £134 92 V
2. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
91% Premium £201 92 V
3. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium
4. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
89% Premium £158 92 V + 1
5. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
88% Premium
5
6. Firestone Winterhawk 4
87% Upper-middle £121 92 V
7. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £171 92 H + 6
8. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle
9. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £141 92 V
10. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
11. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £194 92 V + 2
17
12. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost
13. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
81% Lowcost £130 92 V
14. Nokian WR Snowproof
78% Upper-middle
15. Barum Polaris 3
77% Lowcost
16. Nokian WR Snowproof P
76% Upper-middle £202 92 V
17. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
12
18. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £180 92 V
19. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost £126 92 V
20. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle
21. Barum Polaris 5
69% Lowcost £103 92 V
22. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
67% Lowcost £115 92 V + 1
23. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £99 92 V
10
24. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
66% Lowcost
25. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
26. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £216 92 W
27. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
28. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
29. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
4
30. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost
31. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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