Winter tyre test 205/55 R16 - GTÜ 2016

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. Continental WinterContact TS 860
Highly recommended
412
142
127
143
25
9
£68
91 T + 4
2. Nokian WR D4
Highly recommended
387
124
121
142
21
8
£104
91 H + 4
3. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
Highly recommended
378
138
101
139
15
9
£60
91 T + 3
4. Goodyear UltraGrip 9
Highly recommended
376
127
117
132
22
9
£94
91 H + 2
5. Michelin Alpin 5
Highly recommended
376
128
108
140
18
8
£87
91 T + 6
6. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Highly recommended
367
112
119
136
22
8
£72
91 H + 6
7. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
Highly recommended
363
104
118
141
16
10
£58
91 H + 7
8. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
Recommended
341
100
114
127
19
8
£63
91 H + 5
9. Nexen Winguard Snow G WH2
Recommended
341
86
119
136
20
8
10. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
Conditionally recommended
309
76
108
125
16
9
£61
94 V
11. Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
Conditionally recommended
307
73
120
114
18
9
12. GT Radial Champiro WinterPro
Conditionally recommended
305
95
108
102
14
10
13. Westlake SW618
Not recommended
249
52
99
98
10
8
#Name - Rating Points total Wet Dry Snow Rolling resistance Noise Price
Above you can see the results of the GTÜ 2016 205/55 R16 test performed by GTÜ on a Volkswagen Golf in 2016. This test was performed in 205/55 R16, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (205). Continental WinterContact TS 860 is the best of 13 tested tyres according to tested properties (Points total, Wet, Dry, Snow, Rolling resistance, ). Other featured tyres include Nokian WR D4, Pirelli Cinturato Winter, Goodyear UltraGrip 9; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as GoodYear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1, Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III, Michelin ALPIN A4.

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. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
92% Premium £69 91 H + 3
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
92% Premium £118 94 V
3. Firestone Winterhawk 4
90% Upper-middle £60 91 H + 2
4. Michelin ALPIN 6
90% Premium £83 91 T + 3
5. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
90% Upper-middle £57 91 T + 3
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6. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £81 91 H + 1
7. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £80 91 H + 3
8. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium £77 91 H
9. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £59 91 T + 3
10. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86% Lowcost
11. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £81 91 H + 1
2
12. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £78 0 V + 1
13. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
83% Lowcost £57 91 H + 1
14. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £53 91 T + 3
15. Nokian WR Snowproof
80% Upper-middle £63 91 H + 3
16. Toyo Snowprox S954
79% Upper-middle £54 91 H
17. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
79% Lowcost £60 91 H + 7
33
18. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
77% Premium £61 91 H + 2
19. GoodYear UltraGrip 9+
76% Premium £63 91 H + 2
20. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
21. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £91 91 H
22. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
75% Upper-middle £57 91 T + 2
23. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £59 91 H + 2
26
24. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £48 91 T
25. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost £53 91 H + 1
26. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost £48 91 T
27. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
72% Upper-middle £49 91 H + 4
28. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
67% Lowcost £63 91 T + 1
29. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £53 91 H
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30. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle £70 91 T + 2
31. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
32. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost £41 91 H + 1
33. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £71 91 H + 2
34. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle £66 91 H + 1
35. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £52 91 H + 3
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36. Barum Polaris 5
61% Lowcost £50 91 T + 3
37. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £58 91 T + 3
38. Imperial SnowDragon HP
50% Lowcost £46 91 H + 1
39. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
41% Lowcost £49 91 H + 3
40. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle £107 91 T
41. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
3
42. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
43. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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