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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 Goodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1
91.8%
80.4%
78.5%
86.5%
2020 Exterior noise Aquaplaning - longitudal Wet handling Wet braking …+6 215/70 R16285/35 R22 See offers
2 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 New model for 2019
90.0%
82.9%
83.2%
87.3%
2020 Snow handling Snow cornering Wet circle cornering Wet braking …+43 155/65 R14315/35 R21 See offers
3 GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+ New model for 2019
89.8%
93.3%
76.8%
86.5%
2020 Snow traction Snow handling Dry handling Snow handling …+41 155/70 R19295/35 R21 See offers
4 Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
80.6%
76.2%
84.8%
79.3%
2020 Wet handling Wet circle cornering Dry handling Rolling resistance …+7 See offers
5 Vredestein Wintrac Pro
89.4%
77.4%
89.1%
74.5%
2020 Ice lateral guidance Wet circle cornering Aquaplaning - longitudal Dry braking …+19 205/45 R17315/40 R21 See offers
6 Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV
93.8%
73.3%
92.2%
71.8%
2020 Dry braking Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Wet circle cornering …+6 215/70 R16285/40 R20 See offers
7 Continental WinterContact TS 860
93.2%
92.1%
85.0%
84.1%
2020 Exterior noise Snow cornering Wet circle cornering Noise …+54 155/70 R13225/50 R17 See offers
8 Continental ContiWinterContact TS850 ! Newer model available: Continental WinterContact TS 860
91%
2016155/65 R14225/50 R17 See offers
9 Michelin Alpin 6 New model for 2018
87.3%
85.3%
85.7%
83.9%
2020 Ice braking Dry braking Rolling resistance Dry braking …+8 155/70 R19225/55 R17 See offers
10 Dunlop Winter Sport 5
85.1%
91.2%
85.0%
79.4%
2020 Fuel efficiency Snow handling Snow traction Comfort …+26 195/55 R15295/35 R21 See offers
11 Firestone Winterhawk 4 New model for 2020
90%
2020155/65 R14275/45 R20 See offers
12 Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
69.9%
89.3%
88.7%
73.9%
2020 Dry driving behavior Safety Dry braking …+16 205/60 R16315/30 R21 See offers
13 BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
69.4%
89.6%
63.5%
79.3%
2020 Snow cornering Exterior noise Snow braking Snow cornering …+16 155/65 R14255/40 R19 See offers
14 Dunlop SP Winter Response 2
85.4%
87.4%
76.9%
75.0%
2018 Fuel efficiency Interior noise Ice braking Snow handling …+12 155/65 R14195/60 R16 See offers
15 Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21 New model for 2020
90%
2020 See offers
16 Continental WinterContact TS 850P SUV
87.6%
82.2%
87.3%
82.0%
2019 Wet handling Wet braking Dry handling Comfort …+4 195/70 R16315/40 R21 See offers
17 Nokian WR SUV 4
68.0%
94.0%
87.5%
2020 Dry handling Dry braking Snow braking …+9 215/65 R16315/40 R21 See offers
18 Michelin Alpin 5 ! Newer model available: Michelin Alpin 6
80.1%
64.9%
84.9%
72.1%
2018 Safety Wear Ice braking Aquaplaning - cross …+9 185/65 R15225/55 R17 See offers
19 Goodyear UltraGrip 9
90.0%
79.2%
84.7%
78.5%
2020 Interior noise Ice braking Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal …+23 155/65 R14205/60 R16 See offers
20 Apollo Aspire XP Winter New model for 2019
78.9%
75.7%
83.0%
75.3%
2020 Aquaplaning - cross Dry handling Dry braking Snow traction …+1 205/50 R17245/45 R18 See offers
21 Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 ! Newer model available: GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
82.2%
89.8%
80.3%
80.2%
2018 Interior noise Fuel efficiency Aquaplaning - cross …+11 155/70 R19305/30 R21 See offers
22 Pirelli Scorpion Winter
81.8%
86.3%
87.2%
77.3%
2018 Snow cornering Dry braking Snow handling …+8 215/65 R16325/55 R22 See offers
23 Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4
83.6%
88.3%
86.5%
84.0%
2019 Dry handling Comfort Exterior noise Snow handling …+4 215/45 R18335/25 R20 See offers
24 Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330 New model for 2020
78.8%
76.0%
72.8%
63.5%
2020 Snow braking Aquaplaning - longitudal Aquaplaning - cross 205/55 R19295/30 R21 See offers
25 Pirelli Winter 190 Snowcontrol Serie 3
88%
2015185/65 R14205/55 R16 See offers
26 Nokian WR D4
72.7%
93.6%
81.4%
72.3%
2018 Ice braking Snow traction Snow braking Ice lateral guidance …+32 155/70 R13245/45 R18 See offers
27 Michelin Alpin A4 ! Newer model available: Michelin Alpin 6
82.9%
2016 Wear Ice braking Wet circle cornering Wet braking …+1 165/70 R14225/55 R17 See offers
28 Kleber KRISALP HP3
78.2%
88.1%
74.1%
76.9%
2020 Snow braking Snow traction Ice lateral guidance Exterior noise …+20 155/65 R14255/40 R19 See offers
29 Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86%
2016205/55 R16225/50 R17 See offers
30 Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
71.5%
75.0%
81.3%
71.9%
2020 Rolling resistance Dry braking Snow handling Dry braking 225/50 R17245/45 R19 See offers
31 Michelin Latitude Alpin LA2
93.5%
96.4%
86.0%
2018 Wet handling Wet safety Wet braking Snow safety …+1 215/70 R16295/35 R21 See offers
32 Pirelli Cinturato Winter
85.2%
89.5%
76.8%
81.4%
2018 Exterior noise Noise Snow handling Ice braking …+25 155/65 R14215/60 R17 See offers
33 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
80.6%
77.5%
84.4%
2018 Wet handling - objective Wet handling Dry braking …+2 155/65 R14295/35 R20 See offers
34 Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
85.8%
89.6%
85.7%
77.2%
2020 Snow cornering Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Dry braking …+17 135/80 R13225/45 R17 See offers
35 Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320 ! Newer model available: Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
73.5%
88.9%
85.0%
74.4%
2019 Exterior noise Snow handling - objective Snow traction Snow traction …+1 185/65 R15295/30 R20 See offers
36 Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 New model for 2020
76.6%
72.4%
87.0%
80.1%
2020 Safety Dry driving behavior Noise …+5 175/65 R14245/45 R18 See offers
37 Fulda Kristall Control HP2
73.2%
83.9%
74.4%
75.6%
2020 Aquaplaning - longitudal Aquaplaning - cross Comfort Snow braking …+12 195/50 R15255/35 R19 See offers
38 Falken EuroWinter HS01
78.2%
85.7%
76.8%
79.2%
2020 Aquaplaning - longitudal Snow braking Snow handling Snow cornering …+12 145/65 R15285/35 R19 See offers
39 Nokian WR SUV 3
87.9%
89.0%
93.3%
2018 Dry handling 215/65 R16315/40 R21 See offers
40 Esa-Tecar Super Grip 9
78.9%
67.5%
2018 Fuel efficiency Ice braking Aquaplaning - longitudal Ice braking …+3 See offers
41 Hankook Winter i*cept RS W442
81%
2015145/70 R13205/70 R15 See offers
42 Toyo Observe S944 New model for 2020
60.6%
68.9%
68.8%
76.7%
2020 Noise Interior noise Ice lateral guidance Ice braking …+4 See offers
43 Nokian WR Snowproof New model for 2019
75.3%
86.6%
83.7%
87.4%
2020 Dry braking Dry braking Rolling resistance Dry braking …+5 155/70 R19245/45 R18 See offers
44 Nexen Winguard Snow G WH2
73.7%
82.3%
80.3%
78.3%
2018 Dry braking Ice braking Dry handling 165/70 R13165/70 R13 See offers
45 Toyo Snowprox S954
78.1%
69.8%
92.4%
81.0%
2020 Dry handling Aquaplaning - cross Dry handling - objective Dry steering response …+1 185/50 R16315/35 R20 See offers
46 Semperit Speed-Grip 3
77.3%
78.9%
63.4%
79.4%
2020 Noise Snow traction Wet braking Snow braking …+5 185/55 R15255/40 R19 See offers
47 Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
79%
2017205/50 R16295/30 R22 See offers
48 Barum Polaris 3 ! Newer model available: Barum Polaris 5
66.9%
84.0%
2018135/80 R13245/45 R18 See offers
49 Vredestein Snowtrac 5
70.8%
83.6%
86.9%
70.7%
2018 Ice braking Ice braking Snow braking Ice braking …+5 155/70 R13205/60 R16 See offers
50 Giti GitiWinter W1
61.9%
79.9%
67.6%
74.2%
2020 Snow traction Wet circle cornering Dry braking Ice lateral guidance …+10 195/65 R15245/45 R18 See offers
51 Goodyear UltraGrip 9+ New model for 2019
91.2%
92.8%
80.9%
81.5%
2020 Snow traction Snow braking Aquaplaning - cross …+5 155/65 R14205/60 R16 See offers
52 Cooper Discoverer Winter New model for 2019
79.4%
90.1%
70.7%
74.6%
2020 Snow braking Ice lateral guidance Snow traction Exterior noise 215/70 R16295/35 R21 See offers
53 Continental VanContact Winter
94.2%
65.2%
2019 Snow traction Wet handling Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal …+13 165/70 R14285/65 R16 See offers
54 Continental WinterContact TS 860S
60.8%
83.3%
75.3%
2020 Rolling resistance Snow braking Dry handling Rolling resistance 195/60 R16315/30 R21 See offers
55 Debica Frigo 2
75%
2018 Ice braking Snow braking 145/70 R13205/55 R16 See offers
56 Achilles W 101 X
75%
2018 See offers
57 Uniroyal MS plus 77
76.4%
83.9%
69.1%
74.9%
2020 Rolling resistance Snow braking Snow traction Snow handling …+5 145/70 R13255/40 R19 See offers
58 Apollo Apterra Winter
75%
2017 See offers
59 Goodyear UltraGrip SUV
75%
2015235/70 R16265/65 R17 See offers
60 Kumho WinterCraft WP71
76.8%
69.6%
72.0%
67.2%
2020 Aquaplaning - longitudal Aquaplaning - cross Dry braking Snow traction …+2 205/55 R16275/40 R19 See offers
61 Kumho WinterCraft WS71
75%
2018 Exterior noise Aquaplaning - longitudal Snow traction 195/70 R16315/35 R20 See offers
62 Pirelli CARRIER WINTER
66.3%
2019 Snow traction Aquaplaning - cross Dry driving behavior 175/65 R14235/65 R16 See offers
63 Esa-Tecar Super Grip Pro New model for 2020
75%
2020 See offers
64 General Snow Grabber Plus New model for 2020
75%
2020 Aquaplaning - longitudal 255/55 R19255/55 R19 See offers
65 Falken EuroWinter HS01 SUV
83.3%
74.8%
2019 Aquaplaning - longitudal 195/70 R16295/35 R21 See offers
66 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
83.7%
64.0%
88.4%
77.6%
2018 Wear Wet circle cornering Safety Ice lateral guidance …+6 185/60 R15225/50 R17 See offers
67 BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 SUV
75%
2017205/70 R16215/55 R18 See offers
68 Continental WinterContact TS870 New model for 2020
96.2%
2020 Rolling resistance Interior noise Wet handling Snow handling …+1 See offers
69 Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 SUV W320A
75%
2016215/70 R16315/35 R20 See offers
70 Sava Eskimo HP2
61.7%
81.7%
69.5%
74.0%
2020 Interior noise Snow braking Price/value Snow traction …+3 195/50 R15245/45 R18 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 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 New model for 2019
92% 65% 155/65 R14315/35 R21 See offers
2 GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+ New model for 2019
92% 80% 155/70 R19295/35 R21 See offers
3 Michelin ALPIN 6 New model for 2018
90% 74% 155/70 R19225/55 R17 See offers
4 Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21 New model for 2020
90% 55% See offers
5 Apollo Aspire XP Winter New model for 2019
89% 69% 205/50 R17245/45 R18 See offers
6 Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330 New model for 2020
88% 73% 205/55 R19295/30 R21 See offers
7 Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 New model for 2020
83% 67% 175/65 R14245/45 R18 See offers
8 Toyo Observe S944 New model for 2020
80% 65% See offers
9 Nokian WR Snowproof New model for 2019
80% 80% 155/70 R19245/45 R18 See offers
10 GoodYear UltraGrip 9+ New model for 2019
76% 80% 155/65 R14205/60 R16 See offers
11 Cooper Discoverer Winter New model for 2019
76% 74% 215/70 R16295/35 R21 See offers
12 Esa-Tecar Super Grip Pro New model for 2020
75% 78% See offers
13 General Snow Grabber Plus New model for 2020
75% 55% 255/55 R19255/55 R19 See offers
14 Continental WinterContact TS870 New model for 2020
75% 83% See offers
15 Barum Polaris 5 New model for 2018
61% 59% 135/80 R13255/40 R19 See offers
16 Goodride Z507 New model for 2020
60% 23% See offers
17 Taurus Winter XL New model for 2020
60% 10% See offers
18 Viking WinTech New model for 2019
56% 46% 145/80 R13275/45 R20 See offers
19 Laufenn I FIT Plus New model for 2020
56% 20% See offers
20 General Altimax Winter 3 New model for 2019
51% 55% 155/70 R13245/45 R18 See offers
21 Paxaro Winter New model for 2019
50% 40% See offers

Winter tyre test summary 2020


2020 winter tyres tests (+2019)

Tyre size
Organization
Year
Type
Designation
Winner
Best value
Tested tyres
Vehicle
255/55 R19Offroad2020SuvGoodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1Nokian WR SUV 46VW Touareg
235/55 R17ADAC2020SuvMichelin Pilot Alpin 5Esa-Tecar Super Grip Pro13Ford Kuga
205/55 R16ADAC2020Passenger carBridgestone Blizzak LM-005Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W45215VW Golf
245/45 R18Autobild2020Stopping distanceBridgestone Blizzak LM-005Semperit Speed-Grip 350BMW 5
225/50 R17AutoMotorSport2020Passenger carBridgestone Blizzak LM-005BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 210BMW 3
225/50 R17ACE2020Passenger carBridgestone Blizzak LM-005BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 29BMW 3
225/55 R17Autobild2020SuvGoodYear UltraGrip Performance+Vredestein Wintrac Pro10BMW X1
225/40 R18Autobild2020Passenger carBridgestone Blizzak LM-005Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W33012VW Golf
205/55 R16Autoklub ČR2020Passenger carBridgestone Blizzak LM-005Maxxis Premitra Snow WP68Peugeot 208
205/55 R16Autoexpress2020Passenger carContinental WinterContact TS870Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W4529VW Golf
205/55 R16Használtautó.hu2020Stopping distanceGoodyear UltraGrip 916
225/45 R17Autobild2019Stopping distanceBridgestone Blizzak LM-005Semperit Speed-Grip 353BMW 1 series
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

85 %

Winter

85 %

Allround

Origin

Germany

Pirelli premium
Ratings

83 %

Summer

84 %

Winter

73 %

Allround

Origin

Italy

GoodYear premium
Ratings

80 %

Summer

83 %

Winter

80 %

Allround

Origin

Usa

Michelin premium
Ratings

74 %

Summer

86 %

Winter

83 %

Allround

Origin

France

Dunlop premium
Ratings

68 %

Summer

90 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

Usa

Subsidiary of

GoodYear

Nokian upper-middle
Ratings

80 %

Summer

76 %

Winter

79 %

Allround

Origin

Finland

Vredestein premium
Ratings

77 %

Summer

78 %

Winter

75 %

Allround

Origin

Holland

Hankook upper-middle
Ratings

73 %

Summer

81 %

Winter

81 %

Allround

Origin

South korea

Apollo lowcost
Ratings

69 %

Summer

78 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

India

Falken upper-middle
Ratings

72 %

Summer

71 %

Winter

79 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Bridgestone premium
Ratings

65 %

Summer

76 %

Winter

61 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Cooper upper-middle
Ratings

74 %

Summer

66 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

Usa

Firestone upper-middle
Ratings

61 %

Summer

74 %

Winter

61 %

Allround

Origin

Usa

Kumho upper-middle
Ratings

60 %

Summer

72 %

Winter

72 %

Allround

Origin

South korea

Uniroyal upper-middle
Ratings

62 %

Summer

70 %

Winter

57 %

Allround

Origin

Usa

Subsidiary of

Michelin

Toyo upper-middle
Ratings

65 %

Summer

66 %

Winter

63 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Barum lowcost
Ratings

59 %

Summer

71 %

Winter

75 %

Allround

Origin

Czech republic

Subsidiary of

Continental

Semperit lowcost
Ratings

60 %

Summer

67 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Austria

Subsidiary of

Continental

BFGoodrich upper-middle
Ratings

72 %

Summer

55 %

Winter

75 %

Allround

Origin

Usa

Subsidiary of

Michelin

Giti lowcost
Ratings

68 %

Summer

58 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

Singapore

Subsidiary of

GT

Fulda lowcost
Ratings

58 %

Summer

67 %

Winter

52 %

Allround

Origin

Germany

Yokohama upper-middle
Ratings

51 %

Summer

63 %

Winter

63 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Nexen lowcost
Ratings

55 %

Summer

59 %

Winter

75 %

Allround

Origin

South korea

GT Radial lowcost
Ratings

47 %

Summer

66 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

Debica lowcost
Ratings

55 %

Summer

57 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Poland

Kleber upper-middle
Ratings

49 %

Summer

61 %

Winter

71 %

Allround

Origin

France

Subsidiary of

Michelin

Viking lowcost
Ratings

46 %

Summer

63 %

Winter

40 %

Allround

Origin

Gislaved lowcost
Ratings

50 %

Summer

58 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Sweden

Subsidiary of

Continental

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