Winter tyre test 225/45 R18 - AutoMotorSport 2017

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 ContiWinterContact TS 850P
Test winner - highly recommended
9,6
9,1
8,7
8,0
A good and balanced performance on snow, very good in the wet, persuasive and sporotvní on dry asphalt
Negligible shortcomings in aquaplaning
2. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Recommended
8,9
8,5
8,9
7,3
Very safe braking on snow, on water balance properties
#VALUE!
£138
95 V + 2
3. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
Recommended
7,2
7,6
9,9
8,6
Úctihodné best traction and braking performance on snow, wet and safe, acceptable performance on dry road
Does not exactly sporting characteristics
£120
95 V
4. Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4
Recommended
7,7
8,1
8,4
7,2
Quick response to control the snow, precise and balanced in the wet, surprisingly good dry
#VALUE!
£141
95 V + 2
5. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Recommended
6,8
7,3
9,5
7,9
Excellent traction and braking on snow, good, very good aquaplaning
Wet and dry rather mediocre, lacks dynamism
£100
95 V
6. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Still recommended
7,9
8,2
7,8
6,6
Good steering response and reserves on all surfaces
Wet and dry rather mediocre, lacks dynamism
7. Nokian WR A4
Still recommended
6,3
9,2
7,1
10
Excellent traction on dry, extremely low rolling resistance
Weak lateral guidance and control of the snow, a grip, small size and long stopping distance on wet
£198
95 V + 1
8. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
Still recommended
6,8
8,3
8,1
7,3
Decent braking performance on snow, very stable and precise dry.
Weaknesses in the driving snow and braking on wet
£182
91 H + 1
9. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
Still recommended
7,1
7,8
7,8
6,5
Short braking distances on snow and dry. Acceptable braking distance and the harmonic balance of wet
Slightly unstable rear axle when changing lanes and handling on dry, slightly noisier.
£76
95 V
10. Cooper WeatherMaster SA2
Conditionally recommended
6,8
7,1
6,9
5,9
Acceptable braking distance on dry, good traction on snow
Dry dull handling, small comfort, small reserves in the wet, high rolling resistance
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Enviromental impact Positive features Neagative features Price
Above you can see the results of the AutoMotorSport 2017 225/45 R18 test performed by AutoMotorSport on a BMW 4 in 2017. This test was performed in 225/45 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P is the best of 10 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Enviromental impact, ). Other featured tyres include Dunlop Winter Sport 5, Semperit Speed-Grip 3, Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, GoodYear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1, Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330.

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
92% Premium £134 95 H + 1
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
92% Premium £129 95 V + 2
3. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
92% Premium £130 95 V
4. Firestone Winterhawk 4
90% Upper-middle £101 95 V
5. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
90% Premium £136 95 H + 2
2
6. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
90% Upper-middle £127 95 V
7. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £132 95 H + 2
8. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
88% Upper-middle £94 95 V
9. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £97 95 V
10. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle
11. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £110 91 H + 8
7
12. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £113 91 H + 4
13. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £96 95 V + 2
14. Nokian WR Snowproof
80% Upper-middle £107 95 V
15. Toyo Snowprox S954
79% Upper-middle £89 95 V
16. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £138 95 H + 4
17. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
20
18. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £82 95 V
19. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost £79 95 V
20. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £83 95 V
21. Barum Polaris 5
61% Lowcost £122 95 V
22. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £105 95 V
23. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
57% Lowcost £72 95 V + 1
24
24. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
25. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
26. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost £52 95 V
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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