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
£ 142
98 V + 2
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
highly recommended
197
62
68
44
17
3
£ 109
98 V + 4
4. Nokian WR D4
recommended
193
63
58
45
18
3
£ 103
98 V + 1
5. Michelin Alpin 5
recommended
195
61
67
41
16
6
£ 138
98 V + 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

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 £ 118 98 H + 4
2. Continental WinterContact TS 860
95% premium £ 130 98 V + 1
3. Kleber KRISALP HP3
82% upper-middle £ 97 98 V + 1
4. Michelin ALPIN A4
82% premium £ 113 94 H + 1
5. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
75% upper-middle
6. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
71% lowcost £ 92 98 V + 1
7. Nokian WR A4
70% upper-middle £ 96 94 V + 1
8. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
70% premium £ 141 98 V + 4
9. Falken EuroWinter HS01
68% upper-middle £ 89 98 V
10. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
68% lowcost
11. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
65% premium £ 118 94 H + 5
12. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
63% upper-middle £ 87 98 V + 3
13. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
62% premium £ 99 98 V + 1
14. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
62% upper-middle £ 101 98 V + 1
15. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
61% lowcost £ 93 98 H + 1
16. Barum Polaris 3
59% lowcost
17. Nokian WR D3
54% upper-middle
18. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
53% upper-middle £ 89 98 H + 1
19. Sava Eskimo HP2
51% lowcost
20. Debica Frigo HP2
49% lowcost
21. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
47% upper-middle £ 86 98 V + 2
22. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
42% upper-middle £ 104 94 V
23. Firestone Winterhawk 3
36% upper-middle £ 92 98 V + 1
24. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
14% lowcost
25. Barum Polaris 5
1% lowcost
26. Michelin ALPIN 6
1% premium £ 129 98 V + 2
27. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% lowcost £ 49 98 V + 1
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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