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Winter tyre test 215/60 R17 - AutoMotorSport 2016

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Enviromental impact
Positive features
Neagative features
Price
1. Continental WinterContact TS 850P SUV
Highly recommended
9,7
8,4
9,4
9,1
Excellent snow and wet, good handling, traction and braking.
Worse dry braking, noisier.
2. Nokian WR D4
Recommended
9,0
9,3
8,7
8,0
Above average winter characteristics, resistance to aquaplaning, safe, short braking distances on snow, wet and dry.
Slightly oversteer on snow and wet, a little worse response management
3. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1
Recommended
9,7
8,0
9,0
8,0
Convincing in winter conditions, very reliable, on wet and dry
Snow on the rear axle behaves unsteadily
4. Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV
Recommended
9,8
8,1
8,5
8,6
Balanced on snow, wet overwhelming, convincing snow, wet and dry conditions with good maneuverability and high adhesion
Slow response management redeemed higher comfort
£188
96 H + 3
5. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 SUV W320
Still recommended
7,4
8,0
8,5
7,3
Balanced and safe driving on snow, dynamic and stable dry
Deficiencies in the wet braking and cornering. A short stretch on the edge of adhesion.
6. Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
Still recommended
7,7
8,8
7,2
8,0
Safe braking on snow, drought almost sportsmanship
Shortcomings of the yawing and traction on snow. Very long braking distance and light wet oversteer. Deficiencies in aquaplaning.
7. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80 Evo
Still recommended
5,7
7,9
9,5
7,9
Excellent winter properties with easy handling and a sporty steering response, average dry
Poor braking performance and susceptibility to hydroplaning on wet roads.
8. Westlake SW658
Still recommended
7,6
7,9
7,6
7,2
Even with lower power altogether balanced and predictable tire.
Below average traction on snow, deficiencies in aquaplaning
9. GT Radial Champiro WinterPro
Still recommended
7,3
7,5
7,7
7,9
Short braking distances on snow, safe on dry, very quiet tires.
Long braking distance on wet or dry, unreliable snow, poor aquaplaning resistance and high rolling resistance.
10. Star Performer SPTV
Conditionally recommended
5,7
8,2
5,3
7,3
Good and safe performance on dry asphalt.
Very bad winter, long braking distances in the wet.
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Enviromental impact Positive features Neagative features Price
Above you can see the results of the AutoMotorSport 2016 215/60 R17 test performed by AutoMotorSport on a Opel Mokka X in 2016. This test was performed in 215/60 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (215). Continental WinterContact TS 850P SUV is the best of 10 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Enviromental impact, ). Other featured tyres include Nokian WR D4, Goodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1, Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Michelin ALPIN 5, Michelin ALPIN 6, Pirelli Cinturato Winter 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. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
96% Upper-middle £133 96 H + 1
2. Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
90% Premium £149 96 H + 1
3. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £118 96 H + 2
4. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
90% Premium £144 96 H + 1
5. Pirelli SCORPION WINTER
90% Premium
2
6. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium
7. Michelin ALPIN 6
89% Premium £204 96 H + 1
8. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
89% Premium £157 100 V
9. Nokian WR SUV 4
89% Upper-middle
10. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% Upper-middle
11. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium £196 96 H
12
12. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £128 96 H
13. Pirelli CINTURATO WINTER
84% Premium
14. Nokian WR SUV 3
81% Upper-middle
15. Toyo Observe S944
79% Upper-middle £202 0 V
16. Falken EUROWINTER HS01 SUV
79% Upper-middle
17. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle
6
18. Continental VanContact Winter
76% Premium £199 104 H + 1
19. Pirelli CARRIER WINTER
75% Premium
20. Kumho WinterCraft WS71
75% Upper-middle £107 96 H
21. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 SUV
75% Upper-middle £135 96 H + 1
22. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
23. Firestone Destination Winter
71% Upper-middle
33
24. Michelin AGILIS ALPIN
71% Premium £227 104 H + 1
25. Fulda Kristall Control SUV
71% Lowcost £137 96 H + 1
26. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
68% Upper-middle
27. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
28. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £124 96 H
29. Kumho PorTran CW51
65% Upper-middle £121 104 H
28
30. Falken EuroWinter VAN01
65% Upper-middle £141 109 T
31. Barum Polaris 3 4x4
65% Lowcost
32. Nokian WR C3
65% Upper-middle
33. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle
34. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost
35. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
3
36. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
37. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
38. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 SUV
1% Lowcost £123 96 H + 1
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