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Winter tyre test 235/40 R18 - AutoMotorSport 2016

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Positive features
Neagative features
Price
1. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
Highly recommended
Excellent grip on wet roads, agile and direct steering dry, safe in the snow
Light deficits in aquaplaning, less comfort
2. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
Recommended
Very safe and reliable behavior with large reserves in the snow and dry.
Light deficits in traction on snow, totaling loud
£142
95 V
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Recommended
Stopping distance, balanced sports handling on snow. Safe and easy to handle in the wet, very safe for the sudden change of direction.
Deficits in traction on snow and higher rolling resistance
£148
95 V + 1
4. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Recommended
Best performance on snow - excellent traction and high reserves. Decent performance on both wet and dry.
Wet and dry conditions worse positioned above, but those lacking performance on snow.
5. GT Radial Champiro WinterPro HP
Still recommended
Good traction on snow, balanced dynamics in both wet and dry track, very quiet
Worse lateral guidance on snow. high rolling resistance
6. Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
Conditionally recommended
Safe braking and good traction on snow, drought very sporty speech against the competition
The big difference between traction and lateral guidance on snow. Too long stopping distances, unstable at higher cornering in the wet. Deficiencies in aquaplaning.
#Name - Rating Positive features Neagative features Price
Above you can see the results of the AutoMotorSport 2016 235/40 R18 test performed by AutoMotorSport on a in 2016. This test was performed in 235/40 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (235). Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P is the best of 6 tested tyres according to tested properties ( ). Other featured tyres include Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1, Dunlop Winter Sport 5, Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4, Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III.

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+
91% Premium £121 95 V
2. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
91% Upper-middle £101 95 V
3. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
91% Premium £160 95 V + 2
4. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
91% Premium £151 95 V + 2
5. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £144 95 V
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6. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
88% Upper-middle £146 95 V
7. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
88% Premium £177 95 V + 3
8. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £125 95 V
9. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £105 95 V
10. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium
11. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
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12. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £111 95 V
13. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £109 95 V
14. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost £126 95 V
15. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
81% Lowcost £123 95 V
16. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle £91 95 V
17. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £98 95 W
5
18. Nokian WR Snowproof P
71% Upper-middle £112 95 V
19. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
67% Lowcost £91 95 V + 2
20. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
21. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £105 95 W
22. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER
48% Upper-middle
23. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost £66 95 V
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24. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost £47 95 V
25. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
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