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Winter tyre test 205/55 R16 - Autobild 2021

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Rolling resistance
Wear
Price
1. Continental WinterContact TS 870
Exemplary
2+
2
1-
2+
1
£117
91 T + 3
2. Michelin Alpin 6
Exemplary
2
2
2+
2-
1
£119
91 T + 3
3. Kleber KRISALP HP3
Exemplary
2-
2
2+
3+
2
£109
91 T + 3
4. Vredestein Wintrac
Exemplary
2+
2+
2-
2+
3+
£118
0 + 3
5. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Good
1-
2
1
2
2+
£109
91 T + 3
6. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
Good
1-
2
1-
2
2+
£103
91 T + 7
7. Goodyear UltraGrip 9+
Good
2
2-
2+
2
2+
£111
91 T + 2
8. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Good
2+
2-
2+
2
3+
£129
91 T + 6
9. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
Exemplary
2-
2-
2-
2
2+
10. Firestone Winterhawk 4
Satisfactory
2+
3+
1-
2+
2
£100
91 T + 3
11. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
Satisfactory
2
3+
1-
3+
2
£98
91 T + 3
12. Uniroyal MS plus 77
Satisfactory
2-
2-
3+
2
2+
13. Falken EuroWinter HS01
Satisfactory
2-
2
3+
3+
2
£98
91 T + 3
14. Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
Satisfactory
2-
2
2-
3+
3
£99
91 T + 1
15. Barum Polaris 5
Satisfactory
3+
3+
2+
1-
2+
£88
91 T + 3
16. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Satisfactory
3+
3+
2-
2
1
£91
91 H + 1
17. Sava Eskimo HP2
Satisfactory
3
2-
2
2
2+
£98
91 H + 1
18. Nokian WR Snowproof
Satisfactory
3
2
2-
1-
2+
£99
91 T + 3
19. Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21
Satisfactory
3+
2
2-
3+
3
£66
91 T + 2
20. Laufenn I FIT Plus
Conditionally recommended
3+
2+
1-
2
3+
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Rolling resistance Wear Price
Above you can see the results of the Autobild 2021 205/55 R16 test performed by Autobild on a VW Golf in 2021. This test was performed in 205/55 R16, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (205). Continental WinterContact TS 870 is the best of 20 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Rolling resistance, Wear, ). Other featured tyres include Michelin Alpin 6, Kleber KRISALP HP3, Vredestein Wintrac; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as GoodYear UltraGrip 9, Michelin ALPIN A4, Semperit Speed-Grip 2.

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 860
90% Premium £167 91 T + 5
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
90% Premium £156 94 V
3. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £125 91 H + 1
4. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
89% Premium £107 91 T + 2
5. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £117 91 T + 6
6
6. GoodYear UltraGrip 9
89% Premium
7. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium
8. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86% Lowcost
9. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium
10. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £94 91 T + 4
11. Pirelli CINTURATO WINTER
84% Premium £108 91 T + 3
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12. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
13. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £147 91 H + 5
14. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
82% Lowcost £98 0 H + 1
15. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £105 91 T + 3
16. Toyo Observe S944
79% Upper-middle £83 91 H + 1
17. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
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18. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
77% Premium
19. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £147 91 H
20. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle
21. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £92 91 T
22. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium
23. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
2
24. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost £94 91 T
25. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
68% Upper-middle £97 91 T + 4
26. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £86 91 H + 1
27. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium
28. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
29. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
13
30. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £106 91 T + 3
31. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
32. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
33. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle
34. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
62% Lowcost £118 91 T + 1
35. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £103 91 T + 3
43
36. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £92 91 T + 2
37. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
38. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle
39. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
40. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
41. Imperial SnowDragon HP
10% Lowcost
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42. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
43. Dunlop Wintersport 5
1% Premium £111 91 H
44. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
45. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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