Winter tyre test 205/55 R16 - Autoexpress 2016

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Points total
Wet
Dry
Snow
Rolling resistance
Noise
Price
1. Continental WinterContact TS 860
-
100
94,6
99,8
96,2
100
100
£68
91 T + 4
2. Nokian WR D4
-
99,7
96,9
99,5
99
85,1
97,9
£70
91 H + 4
3. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
-
99,3
93,4
98,35
97,9
85,5
98,7
£59
91 T + 3
4. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
-
99
96
98,5
95,8
94,6
99,4
£81
91 H + 1
5. Michelin Alpin 5
-
98,5
88,2
97
98,8
88,7
98,4
£85
91 T + 6
6. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
-
98,4
95,6
96
94,9
85,6
99,8
£62
91 H + 5
7. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
-
97,7
93
99,8
93,4
97,6
97,9
£72
91 H + 6
8. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
-
97,6
92,1
99,6
95,9
86,1
99,1
£57
91 H + 7
#Name - Rating Points total Wet Dry Snow Rolling resistance Noise Price
Above you can see the results of the Autoexpress 2016 205/55 R16 test performed by Autoexpress on a Volkswagen Golf in 2016. 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 860 is the best of 8 tested tyres according to tested properties (Points total, Wet, Dry, Snow, Rolling resistance, ). Other featured tyres include Nokian WR D4, Pirelli Cinturato Winter, Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as GoodYear UltraGrip 9, Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III, Michelin ALPIN A4.

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
92% Premium £70 91 H + 3
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
92% Premium £116 94 V
3. Firestone Winterhawk 4
90% Upper-middle £60 91 H + 2
4. Michelin ALPIN 6
90% Premium £83 91 T + 3
5. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
90% Upper-middle £56 91 T + 3
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6. GoodYear UltraGrip 9
89% Premium £94 91 H + 2
7. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £79 91 H + 3
8. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium £77 91 H
9. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £59 91 T + 3
10. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86% Lowcost
11. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £81 91 H + 1
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12. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £62 0 V + 1
13. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
83% Lowcost £56 91 H + 1
14. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £53 91 T + 3
15. Nokian WR Snowproof
80% Upper-middle £63 91 H + 3
16. Toyo Snowprox S954
79% Upper-middle £53 91 H
17. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
79% Lowcost £58 91 H + 7
13
18. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
77% Premium £61 91 H + 2
19. GoodYear UltraGrip 9+
76% Premium £62 91 H + 2
20. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
21. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £91 91 H
22. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
75% Upper-middle £57 91 T + 2
23. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £61 91 H + 2
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24. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £60 94 V
25. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £48 91 T
26. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost £52 91 H + 1
27. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost £48 91 T
28. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
72% Upper-middle £49 91 H + 4
29. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
67% Lowcost £62 91 T + 1
12
30. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £52 91 H
31. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle £70 91 T + 2
32. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
33. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost £39 91 H + 1
34. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £70 91 H + 2
35. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle £75 91 H + 1
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36. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £52 91 H + 3
37. Barum Polaris 5
61% Lowcost £50 91 T + 3
38. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £58 91 T + 3
39. Imperial SnowDragon HP
50% Lowcost £40 91 H + 1
40. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
41% Lowcost £45 91 H + 3
41. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle £106 91 T
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42. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
43. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
44. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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