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 Vredestein Wintrac Pro
98% 2019 wet handling wet circle cornering dry braking dry handling …+8 205/45 R17295/40 R20 see offers
2 Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
98% 2019 rolling resistance wet handling wet circle cornering wet braking …+3 see offers
3 Goodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1
96% 2020 exterior noise aquaplaning - longitudal wet handling wet braking …+6 215/70 R16285/35 R22 see offers
4 Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV
95% 2019 dry braking aquaplaning - cross aquaplaning - longitudal wet circle cornering …+6 215/70 R16285/40 R20 see offers
5 GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+ new model for 2019
93% 2019 snow traction snow braking aquaplaning - cross wet handling …+25 195/50 R15295/35 R21 see offers
6 Continental WinterContact TS 860
93% 2019 noise snow braking wet circle cornering wet handling …+51 155/70 R13225/50 R17 see offers
7 Continental ContiWinterContact TS850 ! newer model available: Continental WinterContact TS 860
92% 2016 see offers
8 Continental WinterContact TS 850P SUV
92% 2019 wet handling wet braking dry handling comfort …+4 195/70 R16315/40 R21 see offers
9 Nokian WR SUV 4
91% 2020 dry handling dry braking snow braking …+9 215/65 R16315/40 R21 see offers
10 Kleber KRISALP HP3
91% 2019 snow braking wet circle cornering safety dry driving behavior …+14 155/65 R14255/40 R19 see offers
11 Dunlop Winter Sport 5
91% 2019 snow traction snow braking comfort snow handling - objective …+16 195/55 R15295/35 R21 see offers
12 Apollo Aspire XP Winter new model for 2019
91% 2019 dry braking snow traction wet circle cornering 205/50 R17245/45 R18 see offers
13 Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 ! newer model available: GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
91% 2018 interior noise fuel efficiency aquaplaning - cross …+11 155/70 R19305/30 R21 see offers
14 Pirelli Winter 190 Snowcontrol Serie 3
91% 2015 see offers
15 Pirelli Scorpion Winter
90% 2018 snow cornering dry braking snow handling …+8 215/65 R16325/55 R22 see offers
16 Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4
90% 2019 dry handling comfort exterior noise snow handling …+4 215/45 R18335/25 R20 see offers
17 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 new model for 2019
90% 2019 wet handling wet circle cornering wet braking dry handling …+9 155/65 R14315/35 R20 see offers
18 Dunlop SP Winter Response 2
90% 2018 fuel efficiency interior noise ice braking snow handling …+12 155/65 R14195/60 R16 see offers
19 Michelin Alpin 5 ! newer model available: Michelin Alpin 6
89% 2018 safety wear ice braking aquaplaning - cross …+9 185/65 R15225/55 R17 see offers
20 Goodyear UltraGrip 9
89% 2018 interior noise ice braking aquaplaning - cross aquaplaning - longitudal …+23 155/65 R14205/60 R16 see offers
21 Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
87% 2019 dry braking snow handling dry braking 225/50 R17245/45 R19 see offers
22 Nokian WR D4
86% 2018 ice braking snow traction snow braking ice lateral guidance …+32 155/70 R13245/45 R18 see offers
23 Michelin Alpin 6 new model for 2018
86% 2019 dry braking comfort mileage dry braking …+1 185/65 R15225/55 R17 see offers
24 Michelin Alpin A4 ! newer model available: Michelin Alpin 6
86% 2016 wear ice braking wet circle cornering wet braking …+1 165/70 R14225/55 R17 see offers
25 Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86% 2016205/55 R16215/60 R16 see offers
26 Michelin Latitude Alpin LA2
86% 2018 wet handling wet safety wet braking snow safety …+1 215/70 R16295/35 R21 see offers
27 Pirelli Cinturato Winter
85% 2018 noise ice braking snow braking aquaplaning - longitudal …+20 155/65 R14215/60 R17 see offers
28 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% 2018 wet handling - objective wet handling dry braking …+2 155/65 R14295/35 R20 see offers
29 Fulda Kristall Control HP2
84% 2019 snow traction snow braking comfort aquaplaning - cross …+7 195/50 R15255/35 R19 see offers
30 Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
84% 2019 aquaplaning - longitudal aquaplaning - cross snow traction snow handling …+13 135/80 R13225/45 R17 see offers
31 Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% 2019 snow handling - objective snow traction snow traction …+1 185/65 R15295/30 R20 see offers
32 Falken EuroWinter HS01
82% 2019 aquaplaning - longitudal comfort aquaplaning - cross …+7 145/65 R15285/35 R19 see offers
33 Nokian WR SUV 3
81% 2018 dry handling 215/65 R16315/40 R21 see offers
34 Toyo Snowprox S954
81% 2019 dry handling - objective dry steering response dry handling see offers
35 Esa-Tecar Super Grip 9
81% 2018 fuel efficiency ice braking aquaplaning - longitudal ice braking …+3 see offers
36 BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
81% 2019 snow traction snow braking aquaplaning - longitudal exterior noise …+4 175/70 R14245/45 R18 see offers
37 Hankook Winter i*cept RS W442
81% 2015145/70 R13205/70 R15 see offers
38 Semperit Speed-Grip 3
80% 2019 snow braking snow handling snow traction ice lateral guidance …+2 185/55 R15255/40 R19 see offers
39 Nexen Winguard Snow G WH2
80% 2018 dry braking ice braking dry handling see offers
40 Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
79% 2017215/65 R15295/30 R22 see offers
41 Barum Polaris 3 ! newer model available: Barum Polaris 5
77% 2018135/80 R13245/45 R18 see offers
42 Vredestein Snowtrac 5
77% 2018 ice braking ice braking snow braking ice braking …+5 165/60 R14205/55 R16 see offers
43 Kumho WinterCraft WP71
77% 2019 snow traction snow handling dry braking 205/55 R16275/40 R19 see offers
44 Continental VanContact Winter
76% 2019 snow traction wet handling aquaplaning - cross aquaplaning - longitudal …+13 165/70 R14285/65 R16 see offers
45 Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% 2020 rolling resistance snow braking dry handling rolling resistance 195/60 R16315/30 R21 see offers
46 Debica Frigo 2
75% 2018 ice braking snow braking 145/70 R13205/55 R16 see offers
47 Achilles W 101 X
75% 2018 see offers
48 Apollo Apterra Winter
75% 2017 see offers
49 Goodyear UltraGrip SUV
75% 2015235/70 R16265/65 R17 see offers
50 Kumho WinterCraft WS71
75% 2018 exterior noise aquaplaning - longitudal snow traction 195/70 R16315/35 R20 see offers
51 Pirelli CARRIER WINTER
75% 2019 snow traction aquaplaning - cross dry driving behavior 175/65 R14235/65 R16 see offers
52 Cooper Discoverer Winter new model for 2019
75% 2019 snow traction exterior noise 215/60 R17295/35 R21 see offers
53 General Snow Grabber Plus new model for 2020
75% 2020 aquaplaning - longitudal see offers
54 Falken EuroWinter HS01 SUV
75% 2019 aquaplaning - longitudal 195/70 R16295/35 R21 see offers
55 Fulda Kristall Control SUV
75% 2018215/70 R16275/45 R20 see offers
56 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% 2018 wear wet circle cornering safety ice lateral guidance …+6 185/60 R15225/50 R17 see offers
57 BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 SUV
75% 2017205/70 R16215/55 R18 see offers
58 Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 SUV W320A
75% 2016215/70 R16315/35 R20 see offers
59 Uniroyal MS plus 77
74% 2019 snow traction snow handling snow cornering snow traction …+3 145/70 R13255/40 R19 see offers
60 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80 Evo
74% 2018 exterior noise snow traction snow braking 205/70 R15275/45 R20 see offers
61 GT Radial Champiro WinterPro HP
74% 2018 rolling resistance ice braking …+2 205/55 R16255/50 R19 see offers
62 Sava Eskimo S3+
73% 2019 ice braking snow traction snow braking …+4 145/80 R13205/55 R16 see offers
63 Giti GitiWinter W1
72% 2019 dry braking ice lateral guidance ice braking …+8 see offers
64 Yokohama W.drive V905
72% 2019 dry braking safety dry handling dry lane changing …+4 205/60 R16255/40 R19 see offers
65 Kumho WinterCraft WP51
72% 2019 ice braking ice braking snow braking aquaplaning - longitudal …+4 145/80 R13235/60 R16 see offers
66 Michelin AGILIS ALPIN
71% 2019 aquaplaning - cross ice lateral guidance snow traction wear …+5 185/75 R16235/60 R17 see offers
67 Firestone Destination Winter
71% 2018205/70 R15235/60 R18 see offers
68 Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 SUV W320
71% 2020 ice braking snow traction snow handling 215/60 R17235/50 R18 see offers
69 Goodride SW608
70% 2018155/70 R13245/45 R19 see offers
70 Sava Eskimo HP2
70% 2019 snow braking price/value snow traction …+2 195/55 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 GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+ new model for 2019
93% 81% 195/50 R15295/35 R21 see offers
2 Apollo Aspire XP Winter new model for 2019
91% 69% 205/50 R17245/45 R18 see offers
3 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 new model for 2019
90% 65% 155/65 R14315/35 R20 see offers
4 Michelin ALPIN 6 new model for 2018
86% 74% 185/65 R15225/55 R17 see offers
5 Cooper Discoverer Winter new model for 2019
75% 74% 215/60 R17295/35 R21 see offers
6 General Snow Grabber Plus new model for 2020
75% 55% see offers
7 Nokian WR Snowproof new model for 2019
66% 80% 155/70 R19245/45 R18 see offers
8 Barum Polaris 5 new model for 2018
60% 59% 135/80 R13255/40 R19 see offers
9 Mabor Winter-Jet 3 new model for 2019
50% 40% see offers
10 General Altimax Winter 3 new model for 2019
50% 55% 155/70 R13245/45 R18 see offers
11 Giti GitiWinter Q1 new model for 2019
40% 68% see offers
12 Linglong Green-Max Winter UHP new model for 2019
40% 57% see offers

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
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

84 %

summer

88 %

winter

85 %

allround

origin

germany

Pirelli premium
ratings

83 %

summer

86 %

winter

69 %

allround

origin

italy

GoodYear premium
ratings

81 %

summer

85 %

winter

79 %

allround

origin

usa

Dunlop premium
ratings

68 %

summer

92 %

winter

1 %

allround

origin

usa

subsidiary of

GoodYear

Michelin premium
ratings

74 %

summer

85 %

winter

82 %

allround

origin

france

Vredestein premium
ratings

77 %

summer

80 %

winter

73 %

allround

origin

holland

Hankook upper-middle
ratings

73 %

summer

80 %

winter

79 %

allround

origin

south korea

Nokian upper-middle
ratings

80 %

summer

73 %

winter

79 %

allround

origin

finland

Apollo lowcost
ratings

69 %

summer

79 %

winter

- %

allround

origin

india

Bridgestone premium
ratings

65 %

summer

76 %

winter

57 %

allround

origin

japan

Falken upper-middle
ratings

70 %

summer

71 %

winter

75 %

allround

origin

japan

Cooper upper-middle
ratings

74 %

summer

65 %

winter

1 %

allround

origin

usa

Semperit lowcost
ratings

60 %

summer

75 %

winter

- %

allround

origin

austria

subsidiary of

Continental

Kumho upper-middle
ratings

60 %

summer

72 %

winter

75 %

allround

origin

south korea

Uniroyal upper-middle
ratings

62 %

summer

70 %

winter

62 %

allround

origin

usa

subsidiary of

Michelin

Firestone upper-middle
ratings

61 %

summer

67 %

winter

46 %

allround

origin

usa

Fulda lowcost
ratings

58 %

summer

68 %

winter

61 %

allround

origin

germany

Barum lowcost
ratings

59 %

summer

67 %

winter

- %

allround

origin

czech republic

subsidiary of

Continental

Giti lowcost
ratings

68 %

summer

56 %

winter

- %

allround

origin

singapore

subsidiary of

GT

BFGoodrich upper-middle
ratings

72 %

summer

52 %

winter

75 %

allround

origin

usa

subsidiary of

Michelin

Wanli -
ratings

55 %

summer

68 %

winter

- %

allround

origin

Toyo upper-middle
ratings

65 %

summer

58 %

winter

67 %

allround

origin

japan

Yokohama upper-middle
ratings

51 %

summer

64 %

winter

53 %

allround

origin

japan

GT Radial
ratings

47 %

summer

67 %

winter

1 %

allround

origin

Debica lowcost
ratings

55 %

summer

56 %

winter

- %

allround

origin

poland

Kleber upper-middle
ratings

49 %

summer

61 %

winter

68 %

allround

origin

france

subsidiary of

Michelin

Gislaved lowcost
ratings

50 %

summer

60 %

winter

- %

allround

origin

sweden

subsidiary of

Continental

Viking -
ratings

46 %

summer

63 %

winter

30 %

allround

origin

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