Winter tyre test 205/55 R16 - Autoexpress 2020

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Points total
Winter
Wet
Dry
Rolling resistance
Noise
Price
1. Continental WinterContact TS870
-
101,6
299,9
299,9
93,8
101,1
100,7
2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
-
100
285,8
299,8
100
87,6
99,8
£73
91 T + 3
3. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
-
99,3
294,4
297,6
96,2
79,6
98,1
£55
91 T + 7
4. Michelin Alpin 6
-
98,4
291,9
295,4
96,2
87,6
98,8
£83
91 T + 3
5. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
-
98,2
299,1
283,6
94,9
78
99,7
£59
91 T + 3
6. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
-
98,1
298,5
282,5
93,7
87,5
99,7
£117
94 V
7. Falken EuroWinter HS01
-
98
286,4
281,7
98,9
82,6
99,7
£53
91 T + 3
8. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
-
97,4
297,2
280,3
92,6
88
100
£77
91 T + 6
9. Nokian WR Snowproof
-
97,2
290,8
278,9
96,4
100
97,6
£60
91 T + 3
#Name - Rating Points total Winter Wet Dry Rolling resistance Noise Price
Above you can see the results of the Autoexpress 2020 205/55 R16 test performed by Autoexpress on a VW Golf in 2020. This test was performed in 205/55 R16, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (205). Continental WinterContact TS870 is the best of 9 tested tyres according to tested properties (Points total, Winter, Wet, Dry, Rolling resistance, ). Other featured tyres include Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005, Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452, Michelin Alpin 6; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as GoodYear UltraGrip 9, Michelin ALPIN A4, Semperit Speed-Grip 2.

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 860
91% Premium £69 91 T + 4
2. Firestone Winterhawk 4
90% Upper-middle £60 91 T + 2
3. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
90% Upper-middle £59 91 T + 3
4. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £84 91 H + 1
5. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £84 91 T + 6
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6. GoodYear UltraGrip 9
89% Premium £66 91 T + 2
7. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium £76 91 H
8. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86% Lowcost
9. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £58 91 T + 3
10. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £69 91 T + 4
11. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £77 91 H + 3
7
12. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £82 91 H + 1
13. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £63 91 H + 5
14. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £54 0 H + 1
15. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
83% Lowcost £56 91 H + 1
16. Toyo Snowprox S954
79% Upper-middle £53 91 H
17. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
79% Lowcost £60 91 T + 7
21
18. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
77% Premium £61 91 T + 2
19. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £91 91 H
20. GoodYear UltraGrip 9+
76% Premium £62 91 T + 2
21. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
22. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
75% Upper-middle £56 91 T + 2
23. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £62 91 T + 2
44
24. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £48 91 T
25. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £59 94 V
26. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost £53 91 H + 1
27. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost £50 91 T
28. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
72% Upper-middle £48 91 T + 4
29. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
67% Lowcost £62 91 T + 1
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30. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle £62 91 T + 2
31. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £52 91 H
32. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
33. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost £36 91 H + 1
34. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £70 91 H + 2
35. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle £71 91 H + 1
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36. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £55 91 T + 3
37. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £58 91 T + 3
38. Barum Polaris 5
61% Lowcost £50 91 T + 3
39. Imperial SnowDragon HP
50% Lowcost £37 91 H + 1
40. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
41% Lowcost £48 91 T + 3
41. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle
37
42. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
43. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
44. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost £37 91 V + 1
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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