Winter tyre test 235/55 R19 - Automotorsport 2015
- Winner: Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
- Tested tyres: 7
Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
|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
| £174 |
|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
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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 Nokian WR SUV 4, Pirelli SCORPION WINTER, Michelin LATITUDE ALPIN LA2.
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.