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
£ 174
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
£ 118
95 V
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.
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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. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
96% premium £ 171 95 V + 2
2. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
87% premium £ 166 95 V + 3
3. Kleber KRISALP HP3
82% upper-middle £ 133 95 V
4. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
75% upper-middle
5. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
72% lowcost £ 86 95 V + 1
6. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
71% premium £ 168 95 V
7. Nokian WR A4
70% upper-middle £ 119 95 V
8. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
65% premium £ 119 95 V
9. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
63% upper-middle
10. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
62% upper-middle £ 100 95 W
11. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
58% lowcost £ 106 95 V
12. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
56% upper-middle
13. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER
26% upper-middle
14. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
14% lowcost
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