Winter tyre test 235/55 R19 - Automotorsport 2015

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
points total
Positive features
Neagative features
1. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
Short braking distances on snow, good performance and large reserves of safety on wet surfaces. Direct steering response, braking performance on dry asphalt. Low rolling resistance
Slightly worse cornering, handling the snow a little lacking stability
2. Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4
Short braking distances, very balanced handling on snow, very safe on wet roads. High stability to dry.
A little longer braking distance on dry, worse aquaplaning resistance
3. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Best performance on snow with very good cornering, direct response and predictability. Safely understeer in the wet, easy to use
Worse aquaplaning resistance
4. Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
Great snow traction and braking. Great predictable handling with a slight understeer, precise steering and a large reserve in the wet and dry. very quiet
Worse aquaplaning, longer braking distances in the wet cornering worse
5. Nokian WR D4
Very well balanced, easy to handle and stable tire with short braking distances on snow. Best aquaplaning. Very quiet.
Worse braking distances on dry and wet, worse cornering, hippopotamus oversteer during rapid changes lanes, unpredictable handling dry
6. Star Performer SPTS (Winter AS)
Short braking distances on wet and dry asphalt, good steering response, easily controllable oversteer, precise handling on dry road
Very bad performance on snow with significant understeer, high rolling resistance. noisy tire
7. Nankang Winter Activa SV-55
Dry can be considered safe
Poor snow, very limited cornering, long braking distances on wet roads, poor aquaplaning, handling, tire noise, from 80 km / h higher rolling resistance. Poor at higher speeds
#Name - Rating points total Positive features Neagative features Price

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. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1
91% premium
2. Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV
91% premium
3. Continental WinterContact TS 850P SUV
87% premium £ 153 101 H + 3
84% premium £ 173 101 V + 4
5. Nokian WR SUV 4
84% upper-middle £ 182 105 V
81% premium £ 181 101 H + 1
7. Nokian WR SUV 3
74% upper-middle
8. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 SUV W320A
74% upper-middle £ 129 105 V
9. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
68% lowcost £ 113 105 V
10. Falken EuroWinter HS01
68% upper-middle £ 129 105 V
11. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80 EVO
65% premium £ 150 105 V
12. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
47% upper-middle £ 120 101 V
13. Nexen WinGuard Sport
24% lowcost £ 122 105 V
14. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% lowcost
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