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-
£130
97 V + 2
4. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Exemplary
2
2
2
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 Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5, Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III, 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. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
92% Premium £142 97 V + 2
2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
92% Premium £123 97 V + 1
3. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
92% Premium £117 97 V + 1
4. Firestone Winterhawk 4
90% Upper-middle £110 97 V
5. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
90% Upper-middle £125 97 V
2
6. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
90% Premium £146 97 V + 2
7. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £173 97 H + 3
8. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £106 97 V
9. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £109 93 V
10. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
83% Lowcost
11. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost
9
12. Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% Upper-middle £142 97 V + 1
13. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
79% Lowcost
14. Toyo Snowprox S954
79% Upper-middle £94 97 V
15. Barum Polaris 3
77% Lowcost
16. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
75% Upper-middle £96 97 V
17. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £90 97 W
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18. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost
19. Yokohama W.drive V905
72% Upper-middle
20. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost £55 97 V
21. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
22. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £117 97 W
23. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £98 97 V
9
24. Barum Polaris 5
61% Lowcost
25. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
57% Lowcost £86 97 V + 2
26. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
41% Lowcost £83 97 V
27. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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