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
£73
91 T + 4
2. Nokian WR D4
highly recommended
387
124
121
142
21
8
£62
91 T + 4
3. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
highly recommended
378
138
101
139
15
9
£56
91 T + 2
4. Goodyear UltraGrip 9
highly recommended
376
127
117
132
22
9
£62
91 T + 2
5. Michelin Alpin 5
highly recommended
376
128
108
140
18
8
£80
91 T + 6
6. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
highly recommended
367
112
119
136
22
8
£66
91 T + 5
7. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
highly recommended
363
104
118
141
16
10
£53
91 T + 7
8. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
recommended
341
100
114
127
19
8
£58
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
£59
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

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
94% premium £73 91 T + 4
2. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
88% premium £89 91 H + 1
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
85% premium £66 91 T + 5
4. Michelin ALPIN 6
85% premium £77 91 T + 3
5. Michelin ALPIN A4
84% premium £74 91 H
10
6. GoodYear UltraGrip 9
83% premium £62 91 T + 2
7. Kleber KRISALP HP3
81% upper-middle £54 91 T + 3
8. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
76% upper-middle £57 91 T + 3
9. Debica Frigo 2
74% lowcost £43 91 T
10. Michelin ALPIN 5
73% premium £80 91 T + 6
11. Nokian WR D4
72% upper-middle £62 91 T + 4
19
12. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
72% lowcost
13. Pirelli CINTURATO WINTER
71% premium £56 91 T + 2
14. Falken EuroWinter HS01
71% upper-middle £55 91 T + 2
15. Nokian WR A4
70% upper-middle £58 91 H + 2
16. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
70% lowcost £60 91 H + 1
17. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
69% premium £77 91 H + 2
38
18. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
65% premium £58 91 H + 5
19. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
64% upper-middle £53 91 T + 7
20. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
64% lowcost £62 91 T + 7
21. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
64% upper-middle £127 91 H + 1
22. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
62% premium £73 91 T + 2
23. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
60% upper-middle £59 94 V
17
24. Sava Eskimo HP2
56% lowcost £56 91 H
25. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
55% upper-middle £58 91 T + 2
26. Nokian WR D3
54% upper-middle £56 91 T + 2
27. Sava ESKIMO S3+
52% lowcost £50 91 T
28. Debica Frigo HP2
50% lowcost £53 91 H
29. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
47% upper-middle £52 91 T + 3
17
30. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
46% premium £71 94 H
31. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
45% lowcost £65 91 T + 1
32. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
42% upper-middle £63 91 H + 1
33. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
40% upper-middle £48 91 T + 4
34. Firestone Winterhawk 3
36% upper-middle £54 91 T + 3
35. Imperial SnowDragon HP
24% lowcost £38 91 H + 1
23
36. Nexen WinGuard Sport
24% lowcost
37. Toyo SnowProx S943
23% upper-middle £107 91 T
38. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
22% lowcost £52 91 T + 3
39. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% lowcost
40. Barum Polaris 5
1% lowcost £48 91 T + 3
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