Winter tyre test 225/45 R17 - Autoexpress 2016

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Rolling resistance
Noise
Price
1. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
-
98,4
99,4
100
98,4
98,8
£126
91 H + 3
2. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
-
98,7
98,7
98,1
100
99
£94
91 H + 7
3. Continental ContiWinterContact TS850
-
100
99,6
94,9
97
99,6
4. Michelin Alpin 5
-
99,9
100
94,2
84,9
99,1
£106
91 H + 3
5. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
-
99,6
99
94,8
93
99,1
6. Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
-
97,8
99,6
95
90
100
7. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32S
-
95,8
99,1
95
84
99,3
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Rolling resistance Noise Price
Above you can see the results of the Autoexpress 2016 225/45 R17 test performed by Autoexpress on a Seat Leon in 2016. This test was performed in 225/45 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 is the best of 7 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Rolling resistance, Noise, ). Other featured tyres include Dunlop Winter Sport 5, Continental ContiWinterContact TS850, Michelin Alpin 5; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Michelin ALPIN 6, Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III, Nokian WR D4.

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 £94 91 H + 2
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
92% Premium £95 91 H + 2
3. Continental WinterContact TS 860
91% Premium £95 91 H + 2
4. Firestone Winterhawk 4
90% Upper-middle £78 91 H + 1
5. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
90% Upper-middle £122 94 H + 1
7
6. Michelin ALPIN 6
90% Premium £109 91 H + 2
7. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £89 91 H + 6
8. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £104 91 H + 3
9. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £75 94 H + 2
10. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
84% Upper-middle £80 91 H + 3
11. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
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12. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £132 91 H + 1
13. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £71 0 V
14. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
83% Lowcost £76 91 H + 1
15. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £85 91 H + 2
16. Nokian WR Snowproof
80% Upper-middle £85 91 H + 1
17. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
79% Lowcost £82 91 H + 1
21
18. Toyo Snowprox S954
79% Upper-middle £73 91 H + 2
19. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £116 91 H
20. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
21. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £66 91 H + 2
22. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £104 91 H + 1
23. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
75% Upper-middle £78 91 H + 1
9
24. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost £80 91 H + 1
25. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle £140 91 H
26. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £62 91 H + 1
27. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost £43 94 V
28. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle £105 91 H
29. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £126 91 H + 1
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30. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £75 91 H + 2
31. Barum Polaris 5
61% Lowcost £64 91 H + 1
32. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £101 91 H + 2
33. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
57% Lowcost £65 94 H + 2
34. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
41% Lowcost £67 91 H + 1
35. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
12
36. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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