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Winter tyre test 225/45 R18 - Autobild 2021

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Price
1. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
Test winner
2+
2
1
£126
95 V
2. Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
Test winner
2+
2+
1-
£172
95 H + 2
3. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Exemplary
2+
2
2+
£130
95 W
4. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Good +
2+
2+
2+
£144
95 V
5. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Good +
2-
2
1-
£158
95 V + 2
6. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
Good +
2
2-
1-
£209
95 V + 2
7. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
Good +
2+
2-
1-
8. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
Satisfactory
2-
2
1
£149
95 V
9. Falken EuroWinter HS01
Satisfactory
2-
2-
2+
£138
95 V + 2
10. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
Satisfactory
2-
2
2-
£116
95 V + 1
11. Toyo Snowprox S954
Conditionally recommended
2
2
3+
£93
95 V
12. Nankang Winter Activa SV-2
Not recommended
4
2
3
99. Vredestein Quatrac Pro (Allround)
Recommended
2-
2+
3+
£125
95 Y
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Price
Above you can see the results of the Autobild 2021 225/45 R18 test performed by Autobild on a Mercedes-Benz C in 2021. This test was performed in 225/45 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330 is the best of 13 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, ). Other featured tyres include Michelin Pilot Alpin 5, Vredestein Wintrac Pro, Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Kleber KRISALP HP3, Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001, Firestone Winterhawk 4.

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
91% Premium £133 95 H + 1
2. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £141 95 H + 2
3. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
88% Premium £150 95 V + 2
4. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle
5. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £114 91 H + 10
8
6. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle
7. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £114 91 H + 4
8. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £112 95 V
9. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £121 91 H + 1
10. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
81% Lowcost
11. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost £118 95 V
20
12. Nokian WR Snowproof
78% Upper-middle £113 95 V
13. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £152 95 H + 4
14. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
15. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £81 95 V
16. Nokian WR Snowproof P
71% Upper-middle £141 95 V + 1
17. Barum Polaris 5
69% Lowcost £101 95 V
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18. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost
19. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
20. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
21. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £93 95 V
22. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
23. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
6
24. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost £64 95 V
25. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
26. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
27. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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