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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
#NameRating
Points total
Positive features
Neagative features
Price
1. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
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9,2
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
-
9,0
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
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8,6
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
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8,3
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
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8,1
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)
-
7,8
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
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7,1
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
Above you can see the results of the Automotorsport 2015 235/55 R19 test performed by Automotorsport on a in 2015. This test was performed in 235/55 R19, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (235). Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P is the best of 7 tested tyres according to tested properties (Points total, ). Other featured tyres include Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4, Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3, Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+, Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005, Nokian WR SUV 4.

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
95% Premium
2. Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV
91% Premium £203 105 V + 1
3. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5 SUV
90% Premium £232 105 H + 1
4. Continental WinterContact TS 850P SUV
90% Premium £239 101 H + 11
5. Pirelli SCORPION WINTER
90% Premium £257 101 T + 8
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6. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
90% Premium £217 105 T + 3
7. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £201 101 T + 3
8. Nokian WR SUV 4
89% Upper-middle
9. Michelin LATITUDE ALPIN LA2
86% Premium
10. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £164 105 V
11. Nokian WR SUV 3
81% Upper-middle
3
12. Falken EuroWinter HS01
80% Upper-middle
13. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
14. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 X W330A
76% Upper-middle
15. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 SUV W320A
75% Upper-middle
16. Kumho WinterCraft WS71
75% Upper-middle £158 105 V
17. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80 EVO
74% Premium
2
18. Fulda Kristall Control SUV
71% Lowcost £186 105 V
19. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
69% Lowcost £139 105 V + 1
20. Bridgestone Weather Control A005
67% Premium £169 101 T + 1
21. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
22. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £139 105 V
23. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £159 101 V
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24. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost
25. Semperit Speed-Grip 3 SUV
45% Lowcost
26. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
27. Imperial All Season Driver
1% Lowcost
28. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
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