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
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wet
dry
snow
price
1. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
exemplary
1-
2
1-
£108
92 V + 1
2. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
exemplary
1-
2
2+
£91
92 V + 1
3. Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
exemplary
1-
2
2+
£119
92 V + 1
4. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
exemplary
2+
2
2+
£100
92 V + 2
5. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
exemplary
1-
2
2
6. Falken EuroWinter HS01
good +
2+
2-
1-
£85
92 V + 2
7. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
good +
2
2
2+
8. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
satisfactory
2-
2-
1-
£114
92 V
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
£78
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 Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1, Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4, Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330.

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. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
94% premium £108 92 V + 1
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
93% premium £100 92 V + 2
3. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
92% premium £114 92 V
4. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
90% premium £119 92 V + 1
5. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
90% premium £115 92 V + 1
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6. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% premium £134 92 V + 1
7. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
88% premium £157 92 V + 3
8. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
88% upper-middle £91 92 V + 1
9. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% upper-middle £114 92 V
10. Nokian WR D4
86% upper-middle £95 92 V
11. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% premium £89 92 H + 6
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12. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% upper-middle £80 92 V
13. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% upper-middle £91 92 V + 1
14. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% premium £110 92 V + 2
15. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
83% lowcost £89 92 V
16. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% upper-middle £85 92 V + 2
17. Nokian WR Snowproof
80% upper-middle £98 92 V
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18. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
79% lowcost £91 92 V
19. Barum Polaris 3
77% lowcost
20. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% premium £143 92 V
21. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% upper-middle £78 92 V
22. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
75% upper-middle £90 92 V
23. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% lowcost £73 92 V
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24. Nokian WR A4
63% upper-middle £109 92 V
25. Debica Frigo HP2
62% lowcost £66 92 V
26. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% upper-middle £89 92 W
27. Barum Polaris 5
61% lowcost £71 92 V
28. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% upper-middle £89 92 V
29. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
57% lowcost £77 92 V + 1
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30. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
41% lowcost £63 92 V
31. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% lowcost
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