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
95% 2018 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 Continental WinterContact TS 860
91% 2018 Noise Snow braking Wet circle cornering Wet handling …+51 155/70 R13225/50 R17 see offers
5 Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV
90% 2018 Dry braking Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal Wet circle cornering …+6 215/70 R16285/40 R20 see offers
6 Goodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1
89% 2018 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 R19295/35 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% 2018 Wet handling Wet braking Dry handling Comfort …+2 195/70 R16315/40 R21 see offers
12 Dunlop Winter Sport 5
84% 2018 Snow traction Snow braking Comfort Snow handling - objective …+16 195/55 R15295/35 R21 see offers
13 Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4
84% 2019 Dry handling Comfort Exterior noise Snow handling …+4 215/45 R18335/25 R20 see offers
14 Goodyear UltraGrip 9
83% 2018 Interior noise Ice braking Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal …+23 155/65 R14205/60 R16 see offers
15 Pirelli Scorpion Winter
82% 2018 Snow cornering Dry braking Snow handling …+8 215/65 R16325/55 R22 see offers
16 Pirelli Winter 190 Snowcontrol Serie 3
82% 2015 see offers
17 Michelin Alpin 6 New model for 2018
81% 2019 Dry braking Comfort mileage Dry braking …+1 185/65 R15225/55 R17 see offers
18 Kleber KRISALP HP3
81% 2018 Snow braking Wet circle cornering Safety Dry driving behavior …+14 175/65 R15255/40 R19 see offers
19 Dunlop SP Winter Response 2
81% 2018 Fuel efficiency Interior noise Ice braking Snow handling …+12 155/65 R14195/60 R16 see offers
20 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
21 Nokian WR SUV 4
79% 2018 Rolling resistance Snow traction Snow handling …+5 215/65 R16315/40 R21 see offers
22 Michelin Latitude Alpin LA2
79% 2018 Wet handling Wet safety Wet braking Snow safety …+1 215/70 R16295/35 R21 see offers
23 BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
75% 2017 Snow traction Snow braking Aquaplaning - longitudal Exterior noise 175/65 R15245/45 R18 see offers
24 Continental VanContact Winter
75% 2019 Snow traction Wet handling Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - longitudal …+13 165/70 R14285/65 R16 see offers
25 Nokian WR SUV 3
74% 2018 Dry handling 215/65 R16315/40 R21 see offers
26 Esa-Tecar Super Grip 9
74% 2018 Ice braking Snow traction Ice lateral guidance 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 Falken EuroWinter HS01
71% 2019 Aquaplaning - longitudal Comfort Aquaplaning - cross …+7 145/65 R15285/35 R19 see offers
34 Goodyear UltraGrip SUV
71% 2015235/70 R16265/65 R17 see offers
35 Pirelli Cinturato Winter
71% 2018 Noise Ice braking Snow braking Aquaplaning - longitudal …+20 155/65 R14215/60 R17 see offers
36 Hankook Winter i*cept RS W442
71% 2015145/70 R13205/70 R15 see offers
37 Continental WinterContact TS 860S
71% 2019 Dry handling Rolling resistance 195/60 R16315/30 R21 see offers
38 Goodride SW608
70% 2018155/70 R13245/45 R19 see offers
39 Kumho WinterCraft WS71
70% 2018 Exterior noise Aquaplaning - longitudal Snow traction 195/70 R16315/35 R20 see offers
40 Goodride SW608 Snowmaster
70% 2017 see offers
41 Fulda Kristall Control HP2
70% 2018 Snow traction Snow braking Comfort Wet braking …+3 195/50 R15255/35 R19 see offers
42 Debica Frigo 2
69% 2018 Ice braking Snow braking 145/70 R13205/55 R16 see offers
43 Cooper Discoverer Winter New model for 2019
69% 2019 Snow traction Exterior noise 215/60 R17295/35 R21 see offers
44 Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
69% 2018 Dry braking Snow handling Dry braking 225/50 R17245/45 R19 see offers
45 Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 SUV W320A
69% 2016215/70 R16315/35 R20 see offers
46 Michelin AGILIS ALPIN
68% 2019 Aquaplaning - cross Ice lateral guidance Snow traction Wear …+5 185/75 R16235/60 R17 see offers
47 Falken EuroWinter HS01 SUV
68% 2019 Aquaplaning - longitudal 195/70 R16295/35 R21 see offers
48 GT Radial Champiro WinterPro HP
68% 2018 Rolling resistance Ice braking …+2 see offers
49 Achilles W 101 X
67% 2018 see offers
50 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80 Evo
67% 2018 Exterior noise Snow traction Snow braking 205/70 R15275/45 R20 see offers
51 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
66% 2018 Wet handling - objective Wet handling Dry braking …+2 155/65 R14295/35 R20 see offers
52 Apollo Apterra Winter
65% 2017 see offers
53 Semperit Speed-Grip 3
65% 2018 Snow braking Snow handling Snow traction Ice lateral guidance …+2 185/55 R15255/40 R19 see offers
54 Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
64% 2018 Aquaplaning - longitudal Aquaplaning - cross Snow traction Snow handling …+8 135/80 R13225/45 R17 see offers
55 Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
64% 2017 Snow handling - objective Snow traction Snow traction …+1 185/65 R15295/30 R20 see offers
56 GT Radial Maxmiler WT2
63% 2018 see offers
57 Vredestein Comtrac 2 Winter
62% 2019 Wet circle cornering Aquaplaning - cross Aquaplaning - cross Dry steering response …+4 205/65 R16225/65 R16 see offers
58 Barum Polaris 3 ! Newer model available: Barum Polaris 5
61% 2018135/80 R13245/45 R18 see offers
59 Kumho WinterCraft WP71
61% 2017 Snow traction Snow handling Dry braking 205/55 R16275/40 R19 see offers
60 Goodyear Cargo UltraGrip 2
61% 2019 Interior noise Wet braking Dry braking Exterior noise …+1 185/75 R14235/65 R16 see offers
61 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
61% 2018 Dry handling - objective Wet braking Exterior noise 185/60 R15225/50 R17 see offers
62 Aoteli Ecosnow
60% 2018 see offers
63 Goodride SW601
60% 2016155/80 R13205/65 R15 see offers
64 Barum Polaris 5 New model for 2018
60% 2019135/80 R13255/40 R19 see offers
65 Dayton DW 510Evo
60% 2018 see offers
66 Imperial Snowdragon 3
60% 2019175/60 R15275/40 R19 see offers
67 Aeolus snowace 2 HP AW09
60% 2017 see offers
68 Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 SUV W320
60% 2016215/60 R17235/50 R18 see offers
69 Falken EuroWinter VAN01
59% 2019 Wear Exterior noise Ice lateral guidance Ice braking …+2 165/70 R14235/65 R16 see offers
70 Nokian WR C3
58% 2018 Snow handling Snow traction Snow cornering Snow braking 175/70 R14235/60 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
92% 82% 195/50 R15295/35 R21 see offers
2 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 New model for 2019
86% 63% 155/65 R14315/35 R20 see offers
3 Michelin ALPIN 6 New model for 2018
82% 72% 185/65 R15225/55 R17 see offers
4 Cooper Discoverer Winter New model for 2019
74% 73% 215/60 R17295/35 R21 see offers
5 Apollo Aspire XP Winter New model for 2019
92% 68% 205/50 R17245/45 R18 see offers
6 Nokian WR Snowproof New model for 2019
54% 81% 155/70 R19245/45 R18 see offers
7 Paxaro Winter New model for 2019
45% 40% see offers
8 Seiberling Winter New model for 2019
45% 0% see offers
9 Tyfoon Eurosnow 2 New model for 2019
45% 10% see offers
10 Cachland CH-W2002 New model for 2019
35% 0% see offers
11 Blacklion Snow Pioneer BM56 New model for 2019
25% 10% see offers
12 Sailun Iceblazer Alpine Evo New model for 2019
25% 14% see offers
13 Viking WinTech New model for 2019
20% 48% 145/80 R13275/45 R20 see offers
14 Profil Tyres Pro Snow Ultra New model for 2019
15% 0% see offers
15 King Meiler Winter Tact WT84 New model for 2019
15% 48% see offers
16 Windforce Snowpower New model for 2019
5% 0% see offers
17 A-plus A502 New model for 2019
1% 20% see offers
18 Goodride SW612 New model for 2019
1% 26% 7/0 R16235/65 R16 see offers
19 Davanti Wintoura New model for 2019
1% 0% see offers
20 Laufenn I Fit LW31 New model for 2019
1% 10% 145/70 R13255/50 R19 see offers
21 Mazzini Snow Leopard New model for 2019
1% 20% 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

84 %

Summer

84 %

Winter

75 %

Allround

Origin

Germany

GoodYear premium
Ratings

82 %

Summer

80 %

Winter

81 %

Allround

Origin

USA

Pirelli premium
Ratings

84 %

Summer

75 %

Winter

62 %

Allround

Origin

Italy

Dunlop premium
Ratings

67 %

Summer

85 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

USA

Subsidiary of

GoodYear

Michelin premium
Ratings

72 %

Summer

77 %

Winter

78 %

Allround

Origin

France

Hankook upper-middle
Ratings

75 %

Summer

68 %

Winter

71 %

Allround

Origin

South Korea

Nokian upper-middle
Ratings

81 %

Summer

62 %

Winter

74 %

Allround

Origin

Finland

Vredestein premium
Ratings

78 %

Summer

63 %

Winter

76 %

Allround

Origin

Holland

Apollo lowcost
Ratings

68 %

Summer

63 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

India

Bridgestone premium
Ratings

63 %

Summer

66 %

Winter

51 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Falken upper-middle
Ratings

67 %

Summer

60 %

Winter

69 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Barum lowcost
Ratings

66 %

Summer

58 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Czech Republic

Subsidiary of

Continental

BFGoodrich upper-middle
Ratings

72 %

Summer

50 %

Winter

62 %

Allround

Origin

USA

Subsidiary of

Michelin

Semperit lowcost
Ratings

57 %

Summer

60 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Austria

Subsidiary of

Continental

Uniroyal upper-middle
Ratings

60 %

Summer

56 %

Winter

73 %

Allround

Origin

USA

Subsidiary of

Michelin

Cooper upper-middle
Ratings

73 %

Summer

43 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

USA

Kumho upper-middle
Ratings

56 %

Summer

58 %

Winter

69 %

Allround

Origin

South Korea

Fulda lowcost
Ratings

58 %

Summer

55 %

Winter

48 %

Allround

Origin

Germany

Giti lowcost
Ratings

67 %

Summer

44 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Singapore

Subsidiary of

GT

Firestone upper-middle
Ratings

62 %

Summer

47 %

Winter

25 %

Allround

Origin

USA

GT Radial
Ratings

48 %

Summer

60 %

Winter

1 %

Allround

Origin

Debica lowcost
Ratings

53 %

Summer

49 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Poland

Achilles lowcost
Ratings

38 %

Summer

59 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Indonesia

Toyo upper-middle
Ratings

66 %

Summer

28 %

Winter

51 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Yokohama upper-middle
Ratings

45 %

Summer

46 %

Winter

49 %

Allround

Origin

Japan

Paxaro -
Ratings

40 %

Summer

50 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

Aeolus lowcost
Ratings

52 %

Summer

38 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

China

Dayton lowcost
Ratings

30 %

Summer

60 %

Winter

- %

Allround

Origin

USA

Subsidiary of

Bridgestone

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