Winter tyre test 245/45 R18 - Autobild 2020

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. Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
Exemplary
2+
1-
2+
1-
£153
100 V
2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Exemplary
2+
2+
1-
2
£128
100 V
3. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
Exemplary
2
2+
1-
2
£123
100 V
4. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
Exemplary
2
2
2+
2+
£130
100 V
5. Kleber KRISALP HP3
Exemplary
2
2
2+
2+
£118
100 V
6. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
Exemplary
2+
2
2
2
£103
100 V
7. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
Good +
1-
2
2
2+
8. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Good +
2
2
2+
2+
£138
100 V + 2
9. Apollo Aspire XP Winter
Good +
2
2+
2
2
10. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
Good +
2+
2
2-
2+
£111
100 V
11. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Good +
2-
2-
2+
2+
£103
100 V
12. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Good +
2
2
2
2-
£120
100 V
13. Giti GitiWinter W1
Good +
2-
2-
2
2+
14. Uniroyal MS plus 77
Good +
2-
2
2+
3+
£107
100 V
15. Barum Polaris 5
Good +
2-
2
2
2-
£96
100 V
16. Laufenn I FIT Plus
Satisfactory
3+
2-
2
2+
17. Nokian WR A4
Satisfactory
2-
2
2-
2
18. General Altimax Winter 3
Satisfactory
3
2-
2+
2
£85
100 V
19. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Satisfactory
3+
2
2-
2
20. Cooper WeatherMaster SA2+
Conditionally recommended
2
3+
3+
3
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Running costs Price
Above you can see the results of the Autobild 2020 245/45 R18 test performed by Autobild on a BMW 5 in 2020. This test was performed in 245/45 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (245). Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 is the best of 20 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Running costs, ). Other featured tyres include Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005, GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+, BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III, Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001, 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 £142 96 V + 3
2. Firestone Winterhawk 4
90% Upper-middle £112 100 V
3. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium
4. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
88% Premium £154 100 V + 3
5. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £118 100 V + 1
14
6. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £133 96 V + 3
7. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £125 100 V
8. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
9. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost
10. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £99 100 V + 2
11. Nokian WR Snowproof
80% Upper-middle £121 100 V
17
12. Toyo Snowprox S954
79% Upper-middle £98 100 V
13. Barum Polaris 3
77% Lowcost
14. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £96 100 V + 1
15. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost
16. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle £135 100 V + 1
17. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £98 100 V
10
18. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £120 100 V
19. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
57% Lowcost £87 100 V + 1
20. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
41% Lowcost £84 100 V
21. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost £53 100 V
22. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
23. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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