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Winter tyre test 245/45 R18 - Sportscars 2018

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Price
1. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Exemplary
2+
2
1-
£159
100 V
2. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
Exemplary
2+
2
2+
3. Kleber KRISALP HP3
Exemplary
2
2-
1
£165
100 V
4. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Good
2
2
1
£270
100 V + 2
5. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
Good
2+
2-
2+
£244
100 V
6. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
Good
2
2-
2+
£259
100 V
7. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Good
2-
2+
2
£694
100 V
8. Falken EuroWinter HS01
Good
2
2-
2
£221
100 V + 2
9. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
Satisfactory
3+
2
2
£125
100 V + 1
10. Sunny SN 3830 Snowmaster
Not recommended
5+
2-
3
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Price
Above you can see the results of the Sportscars 2018 245/45 R18 test performed by Sportscars on a in 2018. This test was performed in 245/45 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (245). Vredestein Wintrac Pro is the best of 10 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, ). Other featured tyres include Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P, Kleber KRISALP HP3, Dunlop Winter Sport 5; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005, Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4, BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2.

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
96% Upper-middle £166 100 V
2. Michelin PILOT ALPIN 5
94% Premium £209 100 V
3. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
91% Premium £223 96 V + 3
4. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
90% Premium £205 100 H + 2
5. Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
90% Premium £188 100 V
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6. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
90% Premium £187 100 V
7. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
88% Premium £258 100 V + 3
8. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% Upper-middle £197 100 V
9. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £166 96 V + 4
10. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £190 100 V + 1
11. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
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12. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £182 100 V
13. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
82% Lowcost £140 0 V
14. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost £136 100 V
15. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £147 100 V
16. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
80% Lowcost £206 100 V + 2
17. Nokian WR Snowproof P
79% Upper-middle £150 100 V + 1
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18. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle £137 100 V
19. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle £143 100 V
20. Barum Polaris 3
77% Lowcost £252 100 V
21. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £178 100 V + 1
22. Sava Eskimo HP2
75% Lowcost £111 100 V
23. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
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24. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle £89 100 V
25. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £154 100 V
26. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £127 100 V
27. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle £191 100 V + 1
28. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £200 100 V + 1
29. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £130 100 V
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30. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £224 100 V
31. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £136 100 V
32. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
33. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
34. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost £159 100 V
35. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
15
36. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
37. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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