Winter tyre test 225/45 R17 - Autoexpress 2017

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Points total
Price
1. Continental WinterContact TS 860
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100
£95
91 H + 2
2. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
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99,8
£80
91 H + 3
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
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99,3
£91
91 H + 7
4. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
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98,6
£118
91 H + 3
5. Nokian WR D4
-
98
£85
91 H + 3
6. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
-
97,9
7. Michelin Alpin 5
-
97,5
£112
91 H + 3
8. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
-
96,9
#Name - Rating Points total Price
Above you can see the results of the Autoexpress 2017 225/45 R17 2017 test performed by Autoexpress on a Volkswagen Golf in 2017. This test was performed in 225/45 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Continental WinterContact TS 860 is the best of 8 tested tyres according to tested properties (Points total, ). Other featured tyres include Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452, Dunlop Winter Sport 5, Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III, Kleber KRISALP HP3, Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320.

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. Michelin ALPIN 6
90% Premium £143 91 H + 2
4. Firestone Winterhawk 4
90% Upper-middle £81 91 H + 1
5. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
90% Upper-middle
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6. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £123 91 H + 6
7. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £88 94 H + 2
8. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
9. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
83% Lowcost £82 91 H + 1
10. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £71 0 V
11. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £90 91 H + 2
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12. Nokian WR Snowproof
80% Upper-middle £88 91 H + 1
13. Toyo Snowprox S954
79% Upper-middle £73 91 H + 2
14. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
79% Lowcost £83 91 H + 1
15. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £123 91 H
16. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
17. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
75% Upper-middle £78 91 H + 1
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18. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £104 91 H + 1
19. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £66 91 H + 2
20. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost
21. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost
22. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
23. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost £43 94 V
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24. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
25. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £106 91 H + 1
26. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £76 91 H + 2
27. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £101 91 H + 2
28. Barum Polaris 5
61% Lowcost
29. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
57% Lowcost £65 94 V + 2
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30. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
41% Lowcost £67 91 H + 1
31. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
32. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
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