Winter tyre test 215/60 R17 - AutoMotorSport 2016

Results

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.
£ 137
100 V
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
£ 106
96 H
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
£ 97
96 H + 1
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
£ 109
96 H + 1
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.
£ 90
96 H
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.
£ 107
96 H + 1
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
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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. Pirelli SCORPION WINTER
84% premium £ 107 100 V
2. Michelin ALPIN A4
84% premium £ 112 96 H
3. Nokian WR SUV 4
84% upper-middle £ 118 100 H
4. Continental VanContact Winter
80% premium £ 154 109 T + 1
5. Fulda Kristall Control SUV
77% lowcost £ 88 96 H
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6. Nokian WR SUV 3
74% upper-middle £ 94 100 H
7. Michelin ALPIN 5
73% premium £ 122 100 H
8. Michelin AGILIS ALPIN
73% premium
9. Pirelli CINTURATO WINTER
71% premium £ 108 96 T
10. Falken EuroWinter VAN01
64% upper-middle £ 104 109 T
11. Nokian WR C3
63% upper-middle £ 125 109 T
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12. Kumho PorTran CW51
62% upper-middle
13. Firestone Destination Winter
61% upper-middle £ 107 96 H
14. Barum Polaris 3 4x4
58% lowcost
15. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
47% upper-middle £ 81 96 H
16. Nexen WinGuard Sport
24% lowcost
17. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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