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Winter tyre test 195/55 R16 - AutoMotorSport 2021

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Points total
Wet
Dry
Snow
Rolling resistance
Noise
Price
1. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Very good
8,7
9,6
8,6
8,2
8
7
£118
87 H + 1
2. Continental WinterContact TS 870
Very good
8,2
7,9
7,9
8,4
10
10
£123
87 H + 1
3. Vredestein Wintrac
Very good
8,1
7,8
8,5
8,2
7
9
£115
0 + 1
4. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
Good
7,8
6,6
7,4
10
5
9
5. Michelin Alpin 6
Good
7,7
7,2
9,3
7,0
6
9
£136
87 H + 2
6. Goodyear UltraGrip 9+
Good
7,5
8,0
6,8
7,8
8
6
£129
87 T + 2
7. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
Good
7,5
6,3
7,6
8,6
7
9
8. Falken EuroWinter HS01
Good
7,1
7,4
7,0
7,5
4
10
£90
87 H
9. GT Radial Champiro WinterPro 2
Good
7,1
6,9
7,8
6,5
7
8
£86
91 H
10. Toyo Observe S944
Satisfactory
6,9
6,9
8,1
5,5
7
9
#Name - Rating Points total Wet Dry Snow Rolling resistance Noise Price
Above you can see the results of the AutoMotorSport 2021 195/55 R16 test performed by AutoMotorSport on a VW Polo in 2021. This test was performed in 195/55 R16, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (195). Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 is the best of 10 tested tyres according to tested properties (Points total, Wet, Dry, Snow, Rolling resistance, ). Other featured tyres include Continental WinterContact TS 870, Vredestein Wintrac, BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Nokian WR D4, Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452, Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001.

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 860
90% Premium £127 87 H + 1
2. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
89% Premium £108 87 H + 3
4. Kleber KRISALP HP3
89% Upper-middle £141 87 H + 1
5. GoodYear UltraGrip 9
89% Premium
16
6. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £95 87 H + 1
7. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
85% Upper-middle £188 87 T + 4
8. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £139 87 T + 3
9. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £109 87 H + 1
10. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £110 87 H + 1
11. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
82% Lowcost £95 0 H
2
12. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost
13. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £108 87 H + 1
14. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
80% Lowcost £106 87 T + 2
15. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle £114 87 H + 1
16. Sava Eskimo HP2
75% Lowcost £98 87 H
17. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
14
18. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle
19. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
68% Upper-middle £71 87 H + 1
20. Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21
67% Lowcost £79 87 T
21. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
22. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £102 87 H
23. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium £143 87 H
2
24. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £93 87 H + 1
25. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £105 91 H
26. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle
27. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
28. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £103 91 H
29. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
11
30. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
31. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
32. Imperial SnowDragon HP
10% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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