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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
Stopping distance on wet
Stopping distance on snow
Price
1. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
-
32,1
28,1
£109
91 T + 3
2. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
-
33,6
27,3
£127
91 T + 6
3. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
-
33,4
28,2
£104
91 T + 7
4. Continental WinterContact TS 870
-
34,2
27,7
£115
91 T + 3
5. Firestone Winterhawk 4
-
33,5
28,6
£100
91 T + 3
6. Goodyear UltraGrip 9+
-
35,2
27,5
£95
91 T + 2
7. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
-
35,6
27,9
£100
91 T + 3
8. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
-
35,1
28,5
9. Vredestein Wintrac
-
33,5
30,3
£121
0 + 3
10. Laufenn I FIT Plus
-
35,2
28,6
11. Kleber KRISALP HP3
-
35,6
28,4
£110
91 T + 3
12. Michelin Alpin 6
-
34,9
29,1
£125
91 T + 3
13. Sava Eskimo HP2
-
36,5
28
£84
91 H + 1
14. Uniroyal MS plus 77
-
36,1
28,6
15. Barum Polaris 5
-
36,1
28,8
£84
91 T + 3
16. Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21
-
35,6
29,4
£87
91 T + 2
17. Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
-
35,9
29,2
£86
91 T + 1
18. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
-
36,8
28,6
£85
91 H + 1
19. Falken EuroWinter HS01
-
36,2
29,5
£98
91 T + 3
20. Nokian WR Snowproof
-
36,5
29,2
£101
91 T + 3
21. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
-
37,4
28,6
22. Cooper WeatherMaster SA2+
-
35,9
30,2
23. Avon WV7
-
36,4
29,8
24. General Altimax Winter 3
-
37,7
28,6
25. Radar Dimax Alpine
-
37,7
28,6
26. Tyfoon Eurosnow 2
-
37,7
28,7
27. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
-
37,3
29,2
£111
91 T + 3
28. Giti GitiWinter W2
-
38
29,1
29. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
-
38
29,1
£103
0 H + 1
30. Apollo Alnac 4G
-
38
29,5
31. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
-
37,8
29,8
£98
91 T + 4
32. CST Medallion Winter WCP1
-
37,6
30,5
33. Landsail Winter Lander
-
35,3
37,9
34. Mastersteel Winter+
-
36,1
37,2
35. Roadhog Winter+
-
37,5
40,4
36. Toyo Observe S944
-
38,2
£88
91 H + 1
37. Kormoran Snow
-
39,1
38. Syron Everest 1 X
-
39,9
39. Goodride SW608
-
40,8
£85
91 T
40. Zeetex WH 1000
-
41
41. Imperial Snowdragon HP
-
41,1
42. Tourador Winter Pro TS1
-
41,2
43. HiFly Win-Turi
-
41,3
44. Nordexx Wintersafe
-
42,8
45. Platin RP 60 Winter
-
43,1
46. Tristar Snowpower HP
-
43,2
47. Sunny Wintermax NW 211
-
43,6
48. Premiorri ViaMaggiore Z Plus
-
44,1
49. Superia Bluewin UHP
-
44,8
50. Petlas Snowmaster W651
-
45,4
#Name - Rating Stopping distance on wet Stopping distance on snow 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). Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 is the best of 50 tested tyres according to tested properties (Stopping distance on wet, Stopping distance on snow, ). Other featured tyres include Dunlop Winter Sport 5, Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452, Continental WinterContact TS 870; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1, Michelin ALPIN A4, Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III.

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. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
90% Premium £145 94 V
2. Continental WinterContact TS 860
90% Premium £201 91 T + 5
3. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium
4. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
89% Premium £105 91 T + 2
5. GoodYear UltraGrip 9
89% Premium
37
6. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £112 91 H + 1
7. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium
8. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £161 91 H + 3
9. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86% Lowcost
10. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £100 91 T + 4
11. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £140 91 H + 5
3
12. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
13. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £102 91 T + 3
14. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
15. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
77% Premium
16. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £153 91 H
17. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle
31
18. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £65 91 T
19. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £127 91 T + 2
20. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
21. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost £70 91 T
22. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium
23. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
15
24. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
25. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £82 91 H + 1
26. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £97 91 T + 3
27. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
28. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
29. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
62% Lowcost £118 91 T + 1
32
30. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle
31. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £105 91 T + 3
32. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £86 91 T + 2
33. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle
34. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
35. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
24
36. Dunlop Wintersport 5
1% Premium £94 91 H
37. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
38. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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