Winter tyres 2020 - market overview, tests, reviews

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Best winter tyres (according to tests)

tyres which were evaluated in tests from mostly european autoclubs.
#nameour ratinglast testachievementssmallest dimensionlargest dimensionprice from
1 Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
94% 2019 rolling resistance wet handling wet circle cornering wet braking …+3 see offers
2 Vredestein Wintrac Pro
92% 2019 wet handling wet circle cornering dry braking dry handling …+8 205/45 R17295/40 R20 see offers
3 GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+ new model for 2019
91% 2019 snow traction snow braking aquaplaning - cross wet handling …+25 195/50 R15295/35 R21 see offers
4 Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV
90% 2019 dry braking aquaplaning - cross aquaplaning - longitudal wet circle cornering …+6 215/70 R16285/40 R20 see offers
5 Continental WinterContact TS 860
88% 2019 noise snow braking wet circle cornering wet handling …+51 155/70 R13225/50 R17 see offers
6 Goodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1
88% 2019 exterior noise wet handling aquaplaning - longitudal snow traction …+1 215/70 R16275/45 R21 see offers
7 Apollo Aspire XP Winter new model for 2019
87% 2019 dry braking snow traction wet circle cornering 205/50 R17245/45 R18 see offers
8 Continental ContiWinterContact TS850 ! newer model available: Continental WinterContact TS 860
86% 2016 see offers
9 Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 ! newer model available: GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
86% 2018 interior noise fuel efficiency aquaplaning - cross …+11 155/70 R19305/30 R21 see offers
10 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 new model for 2019
85% 2019 wet handling wet circle cornering wet braking dry handling …+9 155/65 R14315/35 R20 see offers
11 Continental WinterContact TS 850P SUV
85% 2019 wet handling wet braking dry handling comfort …+2 195/70 R16315/40 R21 see offers
12 Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4
84% 2019 dry handling comfort exterior noise snow handling …+4 215/45 R18335/25 R20 see offers
13 Goodyear UltraGrip 9
83% 2018 interior noise ice braking aquaplaning - cross aquaplaning - longitudal …+23 155/65 R14205/60 R16 see offers
14 Pirelli Scorpion Winter
82% 2018 snow cornering dry braking snow handling …+8 215/65 R16325/55 R22 see offers
15 Pirelli Winter 190 Snowcontrol Serie 3
82% 2015 see offers
16 Michelin Alpin 6 new model for 2018
81% 2019 dry braking comfort mileage dry braking …+1 185/65 R15225/55 R17 see offers
17 Dunlop SP Winter Response 2
81% 2018 fuel efficiency interior noise ice braking snow handling …+12 155/65 R14195/60 R16 see offers
18 Michelin Alpin A4 ! newer model available: Michelin Alpin 6
80% 2016 wear ice braking wet circle cornering wet braking …+1 165/70 R14225/55 R17 see offers
19 Nokian WR SUV 4
79% 2018 rolling resistance snow traction snow handling …+5 215/65 R16315/40 R21 see offers
20 Michelin Latitude Alpin LA2
79% 2018 wet handling wet safety wet braking snow safety …+1 215/70 R16295/35 R21 see offers
21 Kleber KRISALP HP3
76% 2019 snow braking wet circle cornering safety dry driving behavior …+14 175/65 R15255/40 R19 see offers
22 Dunlop Winter Sport 5
75% 2019 snow traction snow braking comfort snow handling - objective …+16 195/55 R15295/35 R21 see offers
23 Continental VanContact Winter
75% 2019 snow traction wet handling aquaplaning - cross aquaplaning - longitudal …+13 165/70 R14285/65 R16 see offers
24 Nokian WR SUV 3
74% 2018 dry handling 215/65 R16315/40 R21 see offers
25 Esa-Tecar Super Grip 9
74% 2018 ice braking snow traction ice lateral guidance see offers
26 BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
74% 2019 snow traction snow braking aquaplaning - longitudal exterior noise 175/65 R15245/45 R18 see offers
27 Pirelli CARRIER WINTER
73% 2019 snow traction aquaplaning - cross dry driving behavior 175/65 R14235/65 R16 see offers
28 BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 SUV
73% 2017205/70 R16215/55 R18 see offers
29 Nokian WR D4
72% 2018 ice braking snow traction snow braking ice lateral guidance …+32 155/70 R13245/45 R18 see offers
30 Michelin Alpin 5 ! newer model available: Michelin Alpin 6
72% 2018 safety wear ice braking aquaplaning - cross …+9 185/65 R15225/55 R17 see offers
31 Semperit Speed-Grip 2
72% 2016205/55 R16215/60 R16 see offers
32 Fulda Kristall Control SUV
72% 2018215/70 R16275/45 R20 see offers
33 Goodyear UltraGrip SUV
71% 2015235/70 R16265/65 R17 see offers
34 Pirelli Cinturato Winter
71% 2018 noise ice braking snow braking aquaplaning - longitudal …+20 155/65 R14215/60 R17 see offers
35 Hankook Winter i*cept RS W442
71% 2015145/70 R13205/70 R15 see offers
36 Continental WinterContact TS 860S
71% 2019 dry handling rolling resistance 195/60 R16315/30 R21 see offers
37 Goodride SW608
70% 2018155/70 R13245/45 R19 see offers
38 Kumho WinterCraft WS71
70% 2018 exterior noise aquaplaning - longitudal snow traction 195/70 R16315/35 R20 see offers
39 Goodride SW608 Snowmaster
70% 2017 see offers
40 Debica Frigo 2
69% 2018 ice braking snow braking 145/70 R13205/55 R16 see offers
41 Cooper Discoverer Winter new model for 2019
69% 2019 snow traction exterior noise 215/60 R17295/35 R21 see offers
42 Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
69% 2019 dry braking snow handling dry braking 225/50 R17245/45 R19 see offers
43 Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 SUV W320A
69% 2016215/70 R16315/35 R20 see offers
44 Michelin AGILIS ALPIN
68% 2019 aquaplaning - cross ice lateral guidance snow traction wear …+5 185/75 R16235/60 R17 see offers
45 Falken EuroWinter HS01 SUV
68% 2019 aquaplaning - longitudal 195/70 R16295/35 R21 see offers
46 GT Radial Champiro WinterPro HP
68% 2018 rolling resistance ice braking …+2 205/55 R16255/50 R19 see offers
47 Achilles W 101 X
67% 2018 see offers
48 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80 Evo
67% 2018 exterior noise snow traction snow braking 205/70 R15275/45 R20 see offers
49 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
66% 2018 wet handling - objective wet handling dry braking …+2 155/65 R14295/35 R20 see offers
50 Fulda Kristall Control HP2
66% 2019 snow traction snow braking comfort wet braking …+3 195/50 R15255/35 R19 see offers
51 Apollo Apterra Winter
65% 2017 see offers
52 Semperit Speed-Grip 3
65% 2019 snow braking snow handling snow traction ice lateral guidance …+2 185/55 R15255/40 R19 see offers
53 Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
64% 2019 aquaplaning - longitudal aquaplaning - cross snow traction snow handling …+8 135/80 R13225/45 R17 see offers
54 Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
64% 2019 snow handling - objective snow traction snow traction …+1 185/65 R15295/30 R20 see offers
55 GT Radial Maxmiler WT2
63% 2018 see offers
56 Vredestein Comtrac 2 Winter
62% 2019 wet circle cornering aquaplaning - cross aquaplaning - cross dry steering response …+4 205/65 R16225/65 R16 see offers
57 Barum Polaris 3 ! newer model available: Barum Polaris 5
61% 2018135/80 R13245/45 R18 see offers
58 Goodyear Cargo UltraGrip 2
61% 2019 interior noise wet braking dry braking exterior noise …+1 185/75 R14235/65 R16 see offers
59 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
61% 2018 dry handling - objective wet braking exterior noise 185/60 R15225/50 R17 see offers
60 Aoteli Ecosnow
60% 2018 see offers
61 Goodride SW601
60% 2016155/80 R13205/65 R15 see offers
62 Barum Polaris 5 new model for 2018
60% 2019135/80 R13255/40 R19 see offers
63 Dayton DW 510Evo
60% 2019 see offers
64 Imperial Snowdragon 3
60% 2019175/60 R15275/40 R19 see offers
65 Aeolus snowace 2 HP AW09
60% 2017 see offers
66 Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 SUV W320
60% 2016215/60 R17235/50 R18 see offers
67 Falken EuroWinter VAN01
59% 2019 wear exterior noise ice lateral guidance ice braking …+2 165/70 R14235/65 R16 see offers
68 Nokian WR C3
58% 2018 snow handling snow traction snow cornering snow braking 175/70 R14235/60 R17 see offers
69 Bridgestone Blizzak W810
58% 2019 aquaplaning - cross snow traction 175/75 R14235/65 R16 see offers
70 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32S
58% 2016235/45 R17235/45 R17 see offers

new tyres for 2020

tyres which were not featured in any test - new models, older models and non-mainstream models.
#nameratingmanufacturer's winter tyre ratingsmallest dimensionlargest dimensionprice from
1 GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+ new model for 2019
91% 81% 195/50 R15295/35 R21 see offers
2 Apollo Aspire XP Winter new model for 2019
87% 69% 205/50 R17245/45 R18 see offers
3 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 new model for 2019
85% 65% 155/65 R14315/35 R20 see offers
4 Michelin ALPIN 6 new model for 2018
81% 73% 185/65 R15225/55 R17 see offers
5 Cooper Discoverer Winter new model for 2019
69% 74% 215/60 R17295/35 R21 see offers
6 Barum Polaris 5 new model for 2018
60% 59% 135/80 R13255/40 R19 see offers
7 Nokian WR Snowproof new model for 2019
53% 81% 155/70 R19245/45 R18 see offers
8 Mabor Winter-Jet 3 new model for 2019
50% 40% see offers
9 General Altimax Winter 3 new model for 2019
50% 55% 155/70 R13245/45 R18 see offers
10 Giti GitiWinter Q1 new model for 2019
40% 68% see offers
11 Linglong Green-Max Winter UHP new model for 2019
40% 57% see offers
12 Kenda Wintergen 2 KR501 new model for 2019
1% 66% see offers

2020 winter tyres tests (+2019)

tyre size
organization
year
type
designation
winner
best value
tested tyres
vehicle
225/45 R17Autobild2019stopping distanceBridgestone Blizzak LM-005Semperit Speed-Grip 353BMW 1
215/55 R17Automotorsport2019passenger carGoodYear UltraGrip Performance+Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W32011Volkswagen T-Roc
205/65 R16ADAC2019vanContinental VanContact WinterFalken EuroWinter VAN0115Volkswagen Transporter
185/65 R15ADAC2019passenger carDunlop SP Winter Response 2Kleber KRISALP HP316Volkswagen Polo
215/60 R17Autobild2019suvApollo Aspire XP WinterApollo Aspire XP Winter10Mercedes-Benz GLA
255/35 R19Autobild2019passenger carGoodYear UltraGrip Performance+Uniroyal MS plus 7711Audi RS5 Sportback
tyre sizeorganizationyeartypedesignationwinnerbest valuetested tyresvehicle

other winter tyres

Continental premium
ratings

83 %

summer

83 %

winter

75 %

allround

origin

germany

GoodYear premium
ratings

81 %

summer

80 %

winter

78 %

allround

origin

usa

Pirelli premium
ratings

83 %

summer

75 %

winter

62 %

allround

origin

italy

Dunlop premium
ratings

68 %

summer

82 %

winter

1 %

allround

origin

usa

subsidiary of

GoodYear

Michelin premium
ratings

73 %

summer

77 %

winter

78 %

allround

origin

france

Nokian upper-middle
ratings

81 %

summer

62 %

winter

72 %

allround

origin

finland

Hankook upper-middle
ratings

73 %

summer

68 %

winter

71 %

allround

origin

south korea

Vredestein premium
ratings

77 %

summer

63 %

winter

76 %

allround

origin

holland

Apollo lowcost
ratings

69 %

summer

65 %

winter

- %

allround

origin

india

Bridgestone premium
ratings

65 %

summer

66 %

winter

51 %

allround

origin

japan

Falken upper-middle
ratings

69 %

summer

57 %

winter

67 %

allround

origin

japan

BFGoodrich upper-middle
ratings

72 %

summer

49 %

winter

54 %

allround

origin

usa

subsidiary of

Michelin

Semperit lowcost
ratings

60 %

summer

60 %

winter

- %

allround

origin

austria

subsidiary of

Continental

Barum lowcost
ratings

59 %

summer

58 %

winter

- %

allround

origin

czech republic

subsidiary of

Continental

Cooper upper-middle
ratings

74 %

summer

43 %

winter

1 %

allround

origin

usa

Kumho upper-middle
ratings

59 %

summer

57 %

winter

69 %

allround

origin

south korea

Uniroyal upper-middle
ratings

58 %

summer

56 %

winter

73 %

allround

origin

usa

subsidiary of

Michelin

Fulda lowcost
ratings

58 %

summer

54 %

winter

33 %

allround

origin

germany

Giti lowcost
ratings

68 %

summer

44 %

winter

- %

allround

origin

singapore

subsidiary of

GT

Firestone upper-middle
ratings

61 %

summer

47 %

winter

25 %

allround

origin

usa

GT Radial
ratings

47 %

summer

60 %

winter

1 %

allround

origin

Debica lowcost
ratings

55 %

summer

47 %

winter

- %

allround

origin

poland

Achilles lowcost
ratings

38 %

summer

59 %

winter

- %

allround

origin

indonesia

Yokohama upper-middle
ratings

51 %

summer

46 %

winter

49 %

allround

origin

japan

Toyo upper-middle
ratings

65 %

summer

28 %

winter

51 %

allround

origin

japan

Paxaro -
ratings

40 %

summer

50 %

winter

- %

allround

origin

Aeolus lowcost
ratings

52 %

summer

38 %

winter

- %

allround

origin

china

Kleber upper-middle
ratings

49 %

summer

39 %

winter

42 %

allround

origin

france

subsidiary of

Michelin

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