Winter tires 2015 - an overview of the

Updated 07. 10. 2015, Jiri Chomat

Winter tires for the year 2015/16 To help you select tires up easier, so on our Web site, the largest overview of the tests the tyres on the domestic Internet. However, we understand that messing with such a multitude of tests is lengthy and confusing, therefore, we have prepared the following list of the best winter tires for this winter. Find here how to tips on tires with the maximum possible performance, as well as more economical tyre with excellent price/performance ratio. The following is a table with all the tests proved the tyres, which can't go wrong.

Modelthe number of testingthe best locationthe worst locationthe average location
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1 We recommend that you!41 21.25 Buy
Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P We recommend that you!41 31.75 Buy
Continental ContiWinterContact TS850 We recommend that you!231 61.87 Buy
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 We recommend that you!61 32.17 Buy
Nokian WR SUV 3 We recommend that you!41 62.25 Buy
Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 We recommend that you!4242.50 Buy
Dunlop SP Winter Response 2 We recommend that you!71 42.57 Buy
Continental CrossContact Winter We recommend that you!3232.67 Buy
Goodyear UltraGrip 9 We recommend that you!81 62.75 Buy
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80 We recommend that you!31 83.33 Buy
Michelin Alpin A4 We recommend that you!171 63.41 Buy
Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D We recommend that you!151 93.53 Buy
Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 We recommend that you!111 114.00 Buy
Goodyear UltraGrip 8 Performance We recommend that you!5254.20 Buy
Pirelli Scorpion Winter We recommend that you!6274.50 Buy
Nokian WR D4 We recommend that you!7264.57 Buy
Goodyear UltraGrip 8 We recommend that you!10284.80 Buy
Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S 7485.29 Buy
Nokian WR D3 151 175.80 Buy
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32S 6286.00 Buy
Michelin Alpin 5 64126.17 Buy
Nankang Winter Activa SV-55 3576.33 Buy
Pirelli Winter 190 Snowcontrol Serie 3 112106.36 Buy
Semperit Speed-Grip 2 152146.73 Buy
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 54117.40 Buy
Vredestein Snowtrac 3 7697.57 Buy
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 52187.80 Buy
Sava Eskimo S3+ 53218.40 Buy
Star Performer SPTS (Winter AS) 36148.67 Buy
Barum Polaris 3 103168.70 Buy
Firestone Winterhawk 3 83168.75 Buy
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An overview based on all of the tests the tyres referred to in these pages, for a total of 33.I think it is quite a representative sample for the selection. In compiling the tables I like winter tires picked myself-I wrote the position counted how many times the tire has been tested and calculated the average position. For clarity, I present the best and the worst position, where they are often abysmal differences. This is because each gives different weight to test the Organization of various criteria and, often, certain criteria are also dropped. It happens so that the noise is omitted or put very little emphasis on fuel consumption and tyre wear. For example, the Auto Club CR tests only the driving characteristics of the tyres, on the contrary, the ADAC gives nejízdním the characteristics of the tyres, 25% of the overall assessment. Therefore, if looking from the various scales, tests show the same features-for example, Nokian WR D3 j(e) in all tests the best on dry, Michelin Alpin A4 has the best mileage RAID and so I could proceed further. The criteria of individual testing is also different according to the climate in the country and the focus of the test (sports cars, SUV, etc.)


4 models of winter tyres, which I put on his shoes on the car I

To illustrate the selection of tires I picked 4 winter tires, which would on your car I obuli-I'll explain why.

Continental ContiWinterContact TS850

Balanced properties without compromise, winner of numerous tests

Tyre test 2015

ContiWinterContact TS850 is the tire that prevailed in almost all the tests and it can't be a coincidence. Her victory is caused by a very balanced performance in all tested categories, not lost on any surface, which is very important for domestic winter. The conditions during the winter very often, so you must be ready on both tires snow drifts, so even large amounts of water on the road. Also, Continental WINS across all dimensions-so if Continental does the size for you, you certainly can't go wrong. However, this is a premium tire, which practically has no competition, and it corresponds to the price which exceeds other tested tires.

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Other recommendable premium tires with similar characteristics: Dunlop Winter Sport 5, Goodyear UltraGrip 9, Dunlop SP Winter Response 2

Michelin Alpin A4

A premium tire with the highest kilometrovým the RAID

Tyre test 2015

Handling is fully comparable with competing tyres, but in cost savings between winter tyres is unsurpassed. It has by far the highest mileage ramp (compared to the competition up to 35%) while maintaining excellent driving properties. Investment in this tire is so definitely worth it in my opinion. Her successor Michelin Alpin 5 However, in our tests too though-why I recommend rather this older model.

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Other recommendable saving tires with similar characteristics: Unfortunately, Michelin has no competition in this category :-)

Nokian WR D3 / Nokian WR D4

Unmatched on dry roads, balanced performance on other surfaces, good price

Tyre test 2015

Affordable tire, which in all tests proved their quality on dry roads, where between winter tyres hit the best. Not lost, however, even on other surfaces, where it achieves a balanced result. In our tests, always placed between the premium tyres, however, is priced below the surface-that makes her the ideal tire for a reasonable price. For this year's season, however, the successor - Nokian WR D4that performance, according to initial tests at a minimum, the same applies. As one of the few winter tires has WR D4 in many sizes of the EU label adhesion on wet and.
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The ideal tyre for SUV: Nokian WR SUV 3

The perfect mix of properties for the Czech winter

Tyre test 2015 Nokian WR SUV 3 I bought on the basis of last year's tests, where she won both the test magazine Offroad and Autobild. I have to acknowledge the quality of the tire, which was designed for the European winter, which in Nokianu means, in particular, wet and břečkovité roads. Its advantages are manifested but also on snow, and thanks to the manufacturer of the vyzdvihovaným "the claws of the snow", which facilitate the passage of soft surfaces, typically through the snow. During trips to the snowy mountain areas have not had the slightest problem or in ice hills where other cars had to deploy the chains (photos of the testing can be found in 
 our Facebook album) and even in the spring, she promptly and predictably. Tests referred to as "unsurpassed on snow and ice" (Offroad 2014) and "compelling on the asphalt, the best of the test on the wet conditions. Very predictable. " (SUV magazine 2013). Along with a nice price lower than premium tires, I think is the clear choice. Nokian
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Other recommendable tires for SUV with similar characteristics: Dunlop Winter Sport 5, Continental ContiWinterContact TS850P SUV, Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80 Evo, Pirelli Scorpion Winter

Cheap and good quality tyres-what to choose?

Not all drivers are demanding from the tires to the maximum performance, but it is important to select a good quality tire that will allow safe operation for both themselves and other road users. For a reasonable price, so they get relatively high-quality tires, which in tests always fell between the recommended. Such models are Sava Eskimo S3+, Firestone Winterhawk 3, Fulda Kristall Montero 3 or Barum Polaris 3. These Barumkám are in the winter tests, doing this in tests Autobild finished in third place. Its price tag is a very suitable choice for those who want a safe tire at a reasonable price. Be sure to avoid cheap tyres and tyres by untested from supermarkets-such a choice is a lottery, and as a result can come in very expensive, because the quality of rubber, which itself keeps your car on the road, no one can guarantee. From my experience, anything cheaper than Barum Polaris 3 no longer be considered a safe tire. The weaknesses of the cheap tyres are in particular wet conditions, where is the stopping distance of 100 km/h even on 10 or more metres longer than the recommended tire for us. Often so cheap tyre can be good in the snow-never, however, will not be so balanced properties, in order to guarantee safe operation throughout the winter.


How to choose winter tires?

Personally, I think that the method of selection is the most precisely according to the tests of the tyres and I am not alone-according to research by tire manufacturer Continental selects according to the results of the tests the tyres 84% of drivers. However, if you live in extrémnějších conditions, than a conventional driver, or can you be satisfied with the versatile tyre, it is necessary to interpret the tests according to your preferences. For example, if you live in the mountains, you will surely not give nejízdním to the characteristics mentioned 25%, as it has the ADAC, but will place greater emphasis on the snow and ice, which is itself of only 10% of the final mark. On the contrary, if in the winter nevyjíždíte of the city, cruising on dry and wet roads, the wear and tear and consumption will certainly be one of the most important criteria. In certain cases, it is so necessary to not discharge tests of the tyres, but it is absolutely related to your preferences.


It is advisable to select tires according to the labels?

Labels for tires due to energy savings were incurred primarily and reduce the burden on the environment. Also selected criteria of tires, when the labels display the grip, save fuel and noise. Personally, I think that the information on the labels of some meaningful value, but the focus is on driving characteristics only marginally. One box to determine the overall quality of winter tires is not enough, in addition, it is only about the grip on the wet conditions. On the other hand, however, the labels for each dimension measured separately, which is an advantage compared to the tests-label applies to you purchased the tire. Therefore I recommend to focus both on the tests of the tyres, the tyres for one test and 13 parameters, as well as to take into account the adhesion on wet roads.

How good are the cheapest winter tires?

It depends, what do you take for the cheapest tires. Always at a reasonable price can get high-quality tires, which were tested and fared well in the tests. An example is the tire, for example, Firestone Winterhawk 3 or popular Barum Polaris 3. For tyres tested unknown brands, however, is buying the cheapest winter tyres Lottery and no one you cannot guarantee its quality.

The available tests tires for winter 2015/2016:

All tests of specific dimensions from independent organizations. If the test is not in your size, so you can navigate by what nejpodobnějšího dimension with an emphasis on the same width of the tyre (the first figure before the slash).
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