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Winter tyre test 225/45 R18 - Sportscars 2015

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Price
1. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Exemplary
1-
2
1-
£167
95 V + 2
2. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
Exemplary
2+
2
2+
3. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Exemplary
2+
2-
1-
4. Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4
-
2
2-
1-
£150
95 V + 2
5. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
-
3+
2
2+
£152
91 H + 1
6. Nokian WR D4
-
2-
2
2
7. Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
-
3+
2-
2-
8. Horizon Polar Star 5
-
4+
2-
3-
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Price
Above you can see the results of the Sportscars 2015 225/45 R18 test performed by Sportscars on a in 2015. This test was performed in 225/45 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Dunlop Winter Sport 5 is the best of 8 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, ). Other featured tyres include Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P, Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3, Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1, BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, Kleber KRISALP HP3.

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. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
91% Upper-middle £117 95 V
2. Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
91% Premium £166 95 H + 2
3. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
91% Premium £133 95 H + 1
4. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
91% Premium £185 95 V + 2
5. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £137 95 V
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6. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £147 95 H + 2
7. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
88% Upper-middle £147 95 V
8. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £129 95 V
9. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £114 91 H + 10
10. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £114 91 H + 4
11. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £112 95 V
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12. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £120 95 V + 2
13. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost £116 95 V
14. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
81% Lowcost £117 95 V
15. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle £93 95 V
16. Nokian WR Snowproof
78% Upper-middle £113 95 V
17. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
2
18. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £152 95 H + 4
19. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £98 95 V
20. Nokian WR Snowproof P
71% Upper-middle £130 95 V + 1
21. Barum Polaris 5
69% Lowcost £100 95 V
22. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
67% Lowcost £96 95 V + 1
23. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £100 95 V
5
24. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
25. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
26. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £93 95 V
27. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
28. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
29. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost £64 95 V
15
30. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
31. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
32. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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