Winter tyre test 225/50 R17 - AutoMotorSport 2020

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Rolling resistance
Noise
Price
1. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Very good
9,5
8,5
9,2
10
8
£116
98 H + 2
2. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
Very good
7,0
7,3
9,9
10
8
3. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Very good
8,3
8,6
7,9
6
7
£97
98 V + 1
4. Michelin Alpin 6
Very good
8,2
8,7
6,9
9
9
£124
94 H + 2
5. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
Good +
7,6
7,8
8,4
8
8
£102
94 H + 2
6. Nokian WR Snowproof
Good +
6,4
8,1
6,3
10
7
£96
94 H + 2
7. Toyo Observe S944
Satisfactory
6,1
7,8
6,9
7
7
8. Giti GitiWinter W1
Satisfactory
7,1
7,7
6,2
6
7
9. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
Satisfactory
7,2
7,1
6,2
6
9
£81
0 V
10. Falken EuroWinter HS01
Satisfactory
7,1
6,9
6,7
5
8
£86
94 V + 1
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Rolling resistance Noise Price
Above you can see the results of the AutoMotorSport 2020 225/50 R17 test performed by AutoMotorSport on a BMW 3 in 2020. This test was performed in 225/50 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 is the best of 10 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Rolling resistance, Noise, ). Other featured tyres include BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, Vredestein Wintrac Pro, Michelin Alpin 6; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1, Michelin ALPIN 5, 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. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
92% Premium £111 94 H + 5
2. Continental WinterContact TS 860
91% Premium £114 98 V + 1
3. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
90% Premium £143 98 H + 1
4. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
90% Premium £103 94 H + 7
5. Firestone Winterhawk 4
90% Upper-middle £89 98 H
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6. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £142 94 H + 4
7. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £119 94 H + 2
8. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £96 94 H + 5
9. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle
10. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium £138 94 H + 1
11. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £93 98 V + 1
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12. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £118 94 H + 8
13. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £87 94 H + 5
14. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
83% Lowcost £91 94 H + 2
15. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
79% Lowcost
16. Toyo Snowprox S954
79% Upper-middle £112 94 H + 2
17. Barum Polaris 3
77% Lowcost
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18. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
75% Upper-middle £88 98 H + 1
19. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £79 94 H + 3
20. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium
21. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost
22. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
23. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £80 98 V
20
24. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost £46 98 V
25. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle £108 94 V + 1
26. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £108 94 V + 1
27. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £82 94 H + 2
28. Barum Polaris 5
61% Lowcost
29. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £92 98 V + 2
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30. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
57% Lowcost £68 98 V + 1
31. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
32. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost £46 94 H + 1
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice
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