Winter tyre test 225/50 R17 - GTÜ 2015

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
points total
winter
wet
dry
rolling resistance
noise
Price
1. Continental ContiWinterContact TS850
test winner
205
63
70
46
17
7
2. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
highly recommended
203
64
69
43
18
6
£ 92
98 H + 3
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
highly recommended
197
62
68
44
17
3
£ 98
94 H + 5
4. Nokian WR D4
recommended
193
63
58
45
18
3
£ 97
98 H + 1
5. Michelin Alpin 5
recommended
195
61
67
41
16
6
£ 138
98 H + 2
6. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
recommended
188
56
63
45
18
2
7. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
recommended
181
60
48
41
17
8
8. Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
conditionally recommended
176
55
46
45
18
6
#Name - Rating points total winter wet dry rolling resistance noise Price
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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
97% premium £ 115 94 H + 5
2. Continental WinterContact TS 860
94% premium £ 125 98 H + 1
3. Michelin ALPIN 6
85% premium £ 114 98 H + 2
4. Michelin ALPIN A4
84% premium £ 113 94 H + 1
5. Kleber KRISALP HP3
81% upper-middle £ 110 98 H + 1
23
6. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
76% upper-middle
7. Falken EuroWinter HS01
71% upper-middle £ 89 98 V
8. Nokian WR A4
70% upper-middle £ 112 94 H + 1
9. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
70% lowcost £ 103 98 H + 1
10. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
69% lowcost
11. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
69% premium £ 95 98 H + 5
17
12. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
65% premium £ 118 94 H + 7
13. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
64% upper-middle £ 87 98 V + 5
14. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
64% lowcost £ 93 98 H + 1
15. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
62% premium £ 118 98 H + 1
16. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
60% upper-middle £ 82 94 H + 3
17. Barum Polaris 3
59% lowcost
13
18. Sava Eskimo HP2
56% lowcost
19. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
55% upper-middle £ 89 98 H + 1
20. Nokian WR D3
54% upper-middle £ 87 94 H + 1
21. Debica Frigo HP2
50% lowcost
22. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
47% upper-middle £ 80 94 H + 2
23. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
42% upper-middle £ 104 94 V + 1
13
24. Firestone Winterhawk 3
36% upper-middle £ 85 98 H + 2
25. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
14% lowcost
26. Barum Polaris 5
1% lowcost
27. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% lowcost £ 49 94 H + 1
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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