Winter tyres 2019 - 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 testSmallest dimensionLargest dimensionPrice from
1. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
97% 2018
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+ New model for 2019
95% 2019195/50 R15295/35 R21
3. Continental WinterContact TS 860
94% 2018155/70 R13225/50 R17 £ 48.51
4. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
92% 2019
5. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 New model for 2019
92% 2019155/65 R14295/35 R21 £ 185.57
6. Apollo Aspire XP Winter New model for 2019
91% 2019
7. Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV
91% 2018215/70 R16285/40 R20 £ 98.26
8. Continental ContiWinterContact TS850 ! Newer model available: Continental WinterContact TS 860
91% 2016
9. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1
91% 2018215/70 R16275/45 R21 £ 81.95
10. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 ! Newer model available: GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
88% 2018155/70 R19295/35 R21 £ 54.67
11. Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4
87% 2017215/45 R18335/25 R20 £ 212.30
12. Continental WinterContact TS 850P SUV
87% 2018195/70 R16315/40 R21 £ 85.31
13. Pirelli Winter 190 Snowcontrol Serie 3
87% 2015
14. Michelin Alpin 6 New model for 2018
85% 2019185/65 R15225/55 R17 £ 71.52
15. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
85% 2018195/55 R15295/35 R21 £ 76.35
16. Nokian WR SUV 4
84% 2018215/65 R16315/40 R21 £ 90.28
17. Michelin Alpin A4 ! Newer model available: Michelin Alpin 6
84% 2016165/70 R14225/55 R17 £ 49.54
18. Pirelli Scorpion Winter
84% 2018215/65 R16325/55 R22 £ 399.60
19. Goodyear UltraGrip 9
83% 2018155/65 R14205/60 R16 £ 88.58
20. Kleber KRISALP HP3
81% 2018175/65 R15255/40 R19 £ 50.23
21. Dunlop SP Winter Response 2
81% 2018155/65 R14195/60 R16 £ 45.79
22. Michelin Latitude Alpin LA2
81% 2018215/70 R16295/35 R21 £ 103.74
23. Continental VanContact Winter
80% 2019165/70 R14285/65 R16 £ 91.50
24. Pirelli CARRIER WINTER
78% 2019175/65 R14235/65 R16 £ 77.31
25. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 SUV
78% 2017205/70 R16215/55 R18
26. Fulda Kristall Control SUV
77% 2018215/70 R16275/45 R20 £ 88.14
27. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
76% 2017175/65 R15245/45 R18 £ 48.09
28. Esa-Tecar Super Grip 9
75% 2018
29. Kumho WinterCraft WS71
75% 2018195/70 R16315/35 R20 £ 71.88
30. Debica Frigo 2
74% 2018145/70 R13205/55 R16 £ 53.94
31. Nokian WR SUV 3
74% 2018215/65 R16315/40 R21 £ 88.79
32. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 SUV W320A
74% 2016215/70 R16315/35 R20 £ 74.02
33. Michelin Alpin 5 ! Newer model available: Michelin Alpin 6
73% 2018185/65 R15225/55 R17 £ 108.37
34. Michelin AGILIS ALPIN
73% 2019185/75 R16235/60 R17 £ 110.42
35. Nokian WR D4
72% 2018155/70 R13245/45 R18 £ 45.52
36. Achilles W 101 X
72% 2018
37. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
72% 2016205/55 R16215/60 R16
38. Hankook Winter i*cept RS W442
72% 2015145/70 R13205/70 R15 £ 32.69
39. Falken EuroWinter HS01
71% 2019145/65 R15285/35 R19 £ 32.31
40. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
71% 2018155/65 R14215/60 R17 £ 68.60
41. Nokian WR A4
70% 2017205/55 R16285/40 R19 £ 66.76
42. Apollo Apterra Winter
70% 2017
43. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
70% 2018195/50 R15255/35 R19 £ 65.09
44. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
69% 2018205/40 R17275/40 R20 £ 62.33
45. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
69% 2018
46. GT Radial Champiro WinterPro HP
69% 2018 £ 90.97
47. GT Radial Maxmiler WT2
68% 2018
48. Vredestein Comtrac 2 Winter
67% 2019
49. Goodyear Cargo UltraGrip 2
66% 2019185/75 R14235/65 R16 £ 141.66
50. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
65% 2018155/65 R14295/35 R20 £ 44.35
51. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80 Evo
65% 2018205/70 R15275/45 R20 £ 81.29
52. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 SUV W320
65% 2016215/60 R17235/50 R18 £ 84.34
53. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
64% 2018185/55 R15255/40 R19 £ 56.55
54. Falken EuroWinter VAN01
64% 2019165/70 R14235/65 R16 £ 52.43
55. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
64% 2018135/80 R13225/45 R17 £ 38.48
56. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
64% 2017185/65 R15295/30 R20 £ 70.53
57. Nokian WR C3
63% 2018175/70 R14235/60 R17 £ 74.51
58. Bridgestone Blizzak W810
63% 2019175/75 R14235/65 R16 £ 66.59
59. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32S
63% 2016
60. Westlake SW658
62% 2016
61. Kumho PorTran CW51
62% 2019165/70 R14235/85 R16 £ 53.25
62. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
62% 2018185/60 R15225/50 R17 £ 46.18
63. Firestone Destination Winter
61% 2018205/70 R15235/60 R18 £ 81.57
64. Matador MPS530 Sibir Snow Van
61% 2019165/70 R14235/65 R16 £ 78.52
65. Uniroyal SNOW MAX 2
60% 2019165/70 R14235/65 R16 £ 66.59
66. Star Performer SPTV
60% 2016
67. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
60% 2017205/55 R16275/40 R19 £ 128.46
68. Barum Polaris 3 ! Newer model available: Barum Polaris 5
59% 2018135/80 R13245/45 R18 £ 41.38
69. Barum Polaris 3 4x4 ! Newer model available: Barum Polaris 5 4x4
58% 2017215/65 R16265/70 R16 £ 79.39
70. Aeolus Snowace 2 AW08
57% 2017
71. Sava Eskimo HP2
56% 2017195/55 R15245/45 R18 £ 56.82
72. Uniroyal MS plus 77
55% 2018145/70 R13255/40 R19 £ 34.67
73. Nokian WR D3
54% 2015155/70 R13235/55 R17 £ 36.52
74. Nokian WR Snowproof New model for 2019
54% 2019155/70 R19245/45 R18
75. GT Radial Champiro WinterPro
54% 2016 £ 67.03
76. Sava Eskimo S3+
52% 2018145/80 R13205/55 R16 £ 43.84
77. Apollo Alnac Winter
52% 2015
78. Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
51% 2017225/60 R18255/40 R19 £ 223.61
79. Debica Frigo HP2
50% 2018195/55 R15225/45 R18 £ 55.39
80. Giti GitiWinter W1
49% 2018
81. Yokohama BluEarth winter WY01
49% 2019175/65 R14235/60 R17 £ 77.58
82. Toyo Snowprox S954
48% 2019
83. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
47% 2019185/55 R15325/30 R21 £ 52.68
84. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
46% 2018165/60 R14205/55 R16 £ 51.28
85. Yokohama W.drive V905
46% 2018205/60 R16255/40 R19 £ 109.04
86. Fulda Kristall Montero 3
45% 2015155/80 R13205/55 R16 £ 36.16
87. Gislaved Euro Frost 5
44% 2017
88. Semperit Master-Grip 2
44% 2018145/70 R13235/60 R16 £ 34.78
89. Falken Eurowinter HS449
42% 2017165/60 R15275/35 R21 £ 49.39
90. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
40% 2018145/80 R13235/60 R16 £ 59.06
91. Firestone Winterhawk 3
36% 2018155/70 R13245/45 R18 £ 36.37
92. Fulda Kristall Control HP
31% 2016195/60 R16195/60 R16
93. BF Goodrich g-force Winter
29% 2016 £ 59.54
94. Cooper WeatherMaster SA2+
28% 2018
95. Avon WV7
26% 2017
96. Paxaro Winter New model for 2019
24% 2019
97. Debica Frigo HP
24% 2016
98. Mabor Winter-Jet 2
24% 2016
99. Viking Snow Tech II
24% 2017
100. Nexen WinGuard Sport
24% 2015185/65 R15255/35 R19 £ 64.60

New tyres for 2019

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
95% 72% 195/50 R15295/35 R21
2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 New model for 2019
92% 65% 155/65 R14295/35 R21 £ 185.57
3. Michelin ALPIN 6 New model for 2018
85% 75% 185/65 R15225/55 R17 £ 71.52
4. Apollo Aspire XP Winter New model for 2019
91% 67%
5. Nokian WR Snowproof New model for 2019
54% 84% 155/70 R19245/45 R18
6. Windforce Snowpower New model for 2019
6% 0%
7. Firestone FW930 New model for 2019
? % 66% 145/70 R13145/70 R13
8. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320B New model for 2018
? % 67% 195/55 R16245/45 R19 £ 80.98
9. Mabor Winter-Jet 3 New model for 2019
23% 1%
10. General Altimax Winter 3 New model for 2019
20% 25%
11. Linglong Green-Max Winter UHP New model for 2019
18% 44%
12. Giti GitiWinter Q1 New model for 2019
16% 46%
13. Barum Polaris 5 New model for 2018
1% 53% 135/80 R13255/40 R19 £ 32.86

2019 winter tyres tests (+2018)

Tyre size
Year
Type
Designation
Winner
Best value
Tested tyres
Vehicle
225/45 R172019winterstopping distanceBridgestone Blizzak LM-005Semperit Speed-Grip 353BMW 1
215/55 R172019winterpassenger carGoodYear UltraGrip Performance+Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W32011Volkswagen T-Roc
205/65 R162019wintervanContinental VanContact WinterFalken EuroWinter VAN0115Volkswagen Transporter
185/65 R152019winterpassenger carDunlop SP Winter Response 2Kleber KRISALP HP316Volkswagen Polo
215/60 R172019winterSUVApollo Aspire XP WinterApollo Aspire XP Winter10Mercedes-Benz GLA
195/65 R152018winterstopping distanceContinental WinterContact TS 86051
205/55 R162018winterpassenger carContinental WinterContact TS 860Kleber Krisalp HP316Volkswagen Golf
175/65 R142018winterpassenger carContinental WinterContact TS 860Firestone Winterhawk 312Ford Fiesta
185/65 R152018winterpassenger carContinental WinterContact TS 860Nokian WR D49Opel Corsa
205/55 R162018winterpassenger carContinental WinterContact TS 86011
235/60 R182018winterSUVMichelin Latitude Alpin LA29
235/60 R182018winterSUVPirelli Scorpion WinterFulda Kristall Control SUV10Audi Q5
225/70 R152018wintervanContinental VanContact Winter7
245/45 R182018winterpassenger carVredestein Wintrac Pro10
235/60 R182018winterSUVNokian WR SUV 46
Tyre sizeYearTypeDesignationWinnerBest valueTested tyresVehicle

Other winter tyres

Continental premium
Ratings

72 %

Summer

90 %

Winter

75 %

Allround

Origin

Germany

Dunlop premium
Ratings

71 %

Summer

86 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

USA

Subsidiary of

GoodYear

Michelin premium
Ratings

75 %

Summer

81 %

Winter

83 %

Allround

Origin

France

Pirelli premium
Ratings

78 %

Summer

78 %

Winter

37 %

Allround

Origin

Italy

Nokian upper-middle
Ratings

84 %

Summer

67 %

Winter

75 %

Allround

Origin

Finland

Vredestein premium
Ratings

80 %

Summer

64 %

Winter

82 %

Allround

Origin

Holland

GoodYear premium
Ratings

72 %

Summer

71 %

Winter

61 %

Allround

Origin

USA

Hankook upper-middle
Ratings

67 %

Summer

70 %

Winter

71 %

Allround

Origin

South Korea

Apollo lowcost
Ratings

67 %

Summer

67 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

India

Bridgestone premium
Ratings

65 %

Summer

68 %

Winter

16 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Falken upper-middle
Ratings

69 %

Summer

59 %

Winter

70 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Uniroyal upper-middle
Ratings

59 %

Summer

58 %

Winter

40 %

Allround

Origin

USA

Subsidiary of

Michelin

Kumho upper-middle
Ratings

57 %

Summer

59 %

Winter

73 %

Allround

Origin

South Korea

Fulda lowcost
Ratings

60 %

Summer

56 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

Germany

Firestone upper-middle
Ratings

66 %

Summer

49 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

USA

Semperit lowcost
Ratings

46 %

Summer

60 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Austria

Subsidiary of

Continental

Toyo upper-middle
Ratings

69 %

Summer

36 %

Winter

52 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Cooper upper-middle
Ratings

76 %

Summer

25 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

USA

Barum lowcost
Ratings

53 %

Summer

39 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Czech Republic

Subsidiary of

Continental

Kenda lowcost
Ratings

71 %

Summer

17 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Taiwan

Sava lowcost
Ratings

54 %

Summer

32 %

Winter

73 %

Allround

Origin

Slovenia

Subsidiary of

GoodYear

Avon lowcost
Ratings

61 %

Summer

21 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Great Britain

Subsidiary of

Cooper

Maxxis lowcost
Ratings

67 %

Summer

14 %

Winter

38 %

Allround

Origin

Taiwan

Yokohama upper-middle
Ratings

32 %

Summer

47 %

Winter

32 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Giti lowcost
Ratings

46 %

Summer

33 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Singapore

Subsidiary of

GT

BFGoodrich upper-middle
Ratings

24 %

Summer

52 %

Winter

63 %

Allround

Origin

USA

Subsidiary of

Michelin

Kleber upper-middle
Ratings

24 %

Summer

42 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

France

Subsidiary of

Michelin

Nexen lowcost
Ratings

27 %

Summer

37 %

Winter

75 %

Allround

Origin

South Korea

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