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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 TS 870
-
101,6
299,9
299,9
93,8
101,1
100,7
£120
91 T + 3
2
.
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
-
100
285,8
299,8
100
87,6
99,8
£109
91 T + 3
3
.
Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
-
99,3
294,4
297,6
96,2
79,6
98,1
£102
91 T + 7
4
.
Michelin Alpin 6
-
98,4
291,9
295,4
96,2
87,6
98,8
£122
91 T + 3
5
.
Pirelli Cinturato Winter
-
98,2
299,1
283,6
94,9
78
99,7
£84
91 T + 3
6
.
GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
-
98,1
298,5
282,5
93,7
87,5
99,7
£146
94 V
7
.
Falken EuroWinter HS01
-
98
286,4
281,7
98,9
82,6
99,7
£98
91 T + 3
8
.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
-
97,4
297,2
280,3
92,6
88
100
£130
91 T + 6
9
.
Nokian WR Snowproof
-
97,2
290,8
278,9
96,4
100
97,6
£115
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 TS 870 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 Firestone Winterhawk 4, Nokian WR D4, 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. Continental WinterContact TS 860
90% Premium £118 91 T + 5
2. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £145 91 T + 6
3. GoodYear UltraGrip 9
89% Premium
4. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £120 91 H + 1
5. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
88% Upper-middle £101 91 T + 3
21
6. Firestone Winterhawk 4
87% Upper-middle £91 91 T + 3
7. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £96 91 T + 4
8. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium
9. GoodYear UltraGrip 9+
86% Premium £95 91 T + 2
10. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £121 91 H + 3
11. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86% Lowcost
29
12. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £91 91 T + 3
13. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £123 91 H + 5
14. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £134 91 H + 1
15. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £76 0 H + 1
16. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost
17. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
81% Lowcost £92 91 H + 1
34
18. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
19. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
77% Premium
20. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £146 91 H
21. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
22. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £73 91 T
23. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £124 91 T + 2
32
24. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle
25. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle
26. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost £101 91 H + 1
27. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost £94 91 T
28. Barum Polaris 5
69% Lowcost £82 91 T + 3
29. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
68% Upper-middle £101 91 T + 4
21
30. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
67% Lowcost £118 91 T + 1
31. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
66% Lowcost
32. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
33. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
34. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £95 91 H + 1
35. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
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36. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
37. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £146 91 T + 3
38. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £106 91 T + 3
39. Uniroyal WinterExpert
55% Upper-middle £81 91 T + 3
40. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle
41. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
45
42. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost
43. Imperial SnowDragon HP
10% Lowcost
44. Dunlop Wintersport 5
1% Premium £109 91 H
45. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
46. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
47. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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