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Winter tyre test 245/40 R18 - Sportscars 2016

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Price
1. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
-
2-
2
1-
£156
97 V + 2
2. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
Exemplary
2
2
2
3. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Exemplary
2-
2-
1-
£179
97 V + 2
4. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Exemplary
2
2
2
£242
97 V + 1
5. Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4
Satisfactory
3+
2-
2+
£136
97 V + 2
6. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
Satisfactory
3
2
2
£116
97 V + 1
7. Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
Conditionally recommended
3+
2-
3+
8. Accelera X-Grip
Not recommended
4+
3+
3+
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Price
Above you can see the results of the Sportscars 2016 245/40 R18 test performed by Sportscars on a in 2016. This test was performed in 245/40 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (245). Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 is the best of 8 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, ). Other featured tyres include Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P, Dunlop Winter Sport 5, Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III, Kleber KRISALP HP3, Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001.

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. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
91% Premium £117 97 V + 2
2. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
91% Premium £142 97 V + 2
3. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
91% Premium £146 97 V + 2
4. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £123 97 V + 1
5. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
88% Upper-middle £125 97 V
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6. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £173 97 H + 3
7. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £106 97 V
8. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £109 93 V
9. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £110 97 V
10. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £110 0 V
11. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £122 97 V + 1
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12. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost £133 97 V
13. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
81% Lowcost £117 97 V
14. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle £94 97 V
15. Barum Polaris 3
77% Lowcost
16. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £113 97 W
17. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle £123 97 V
8
18. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost £100 97 V
19. Yokohama W.drive V905
72% Upper-middle £100 97 W
20. Nokian WR Snowproof P
71% Upper-middle £110 97 V
21. Barum Polaris 5
69% Lowcost £106 97 V
22. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
67% Lowcost £104 97 V + 2
23. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost £55 97 V
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24. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
25. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £102 97 W
26. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £98 97 V
27. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
28. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost £83 97 V
29. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost £70 97 V
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30. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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