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!
£ 121
95 V
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
£ 105
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!
£ 148
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
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
£ 115
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
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.
£ 106
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

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 £ 183 95 H + 1
2. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
88% premium £ 117 95 V + 1
3. Kleber KRISALP HP3
82% upper-middle £ 107 95 V
4. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
75% upper-middle
5. Nokian WR D4
71% upper-middle £ 122 95 V
6. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
70% premium £ 155 95 V + 6
7. Falken EuroWinter HS01
68% upper-middle £ 102 95 V + 1
8. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
68% lowcost £ 81 95 V
9. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
65% premium £ 103 95 V + 3
10. Debica Frigo HP2
49% lowcost £ 83 95 V
11. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
47% upper-middle £ 105 95 V
12. Firestone Winterhawk 3
36% upper-middle £ 113 95 V
13. Nexen WinGuard Sport
24% lowcost
14. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
14% lowcost £ 65 95 V
15. Barum Polaris 5
1% lowcost
16. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% lowcost £ 50 95 V
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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