Winter tyre test 205/55 R16 - GTÜ 2016

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
points total
wet
dry
snow
rolling resistance
noise
Price
1. Continental WinterContact TS 860
highly recommended
412
142
127
143
25
9
£ 69
91 T + 4
2. Nokian WR D4
highly recommended
387
124
121
142
21
8
£ 68
91 T + 2
3. Pirelli Cinturato Winter
highly recommended
378
138
101
139
15
9
£ 69
91 T + 2
4. Goodyear UltraGrip 9
highly recommended
376
127
117
132
22
9
£ 60
91 T + 2
5. Michelin Alpin 5
highly recommended
376
128
108
140
18
8
£ 83
91 T + 6
6. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
highly recommended
367
112
119
136
22
8
£ 61
91 T + 3
7. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
highly recommended
363
104
118
141
16
10
£ 70
91 T + 4
8. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
recommended
341
100
114
127
19
8
£ 57
91 H + 4
9. Nexen Winguard Snow G WH2
recommended
341
86
119
136
20
8
10. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
conditionally recommended
309
76
108
125
16
9
£ 70
94 V
11. Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
conditionally recommended
307
73
120
114
18
9
12. GT Radial Champiro WinterPro
conditionally recommended
305
95
108
102
14
10
13. Westlake SW618
not recommended
249
52
99
98
10
8
#Name - Rating points total wet dry snow rolling resistance noise Price

Same size tyres not featured in the test

Tests usually don't cover the whole market - here is our selection what not to miss when shopping for tyres in this size.
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice
1. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
88% premium £ 88 94 V
2. Kleber KRISALP HP3
82% upper-middle £ 57 91 T + 3
3. Michelin ALPIN A4
82% premium £ 83 91 H
4. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
75% upper-middle £ 62 91 T + 3
5. Debica Frigo 2
74% lowcost
6. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
73% lowcost £ 58 91 H + 1
7. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
72% lowcost
8. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
71% premium £ 110 91 H + 2
9. Nokian WR A4
70% upper-middle £ 67 91 H + 2
10. Falken EuroWinter HS01
69% upper-middle £ 71 91 T + 2
11. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
63% upper-middle £ 59 91 H + 1
12. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
62% premium £ 60 91 T + 1
13. Debica Frigo HP2
58% lowcost £ 55 91 H
14. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
58% lowcost £ 60 91 T + 3
15. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
56% upper-middle £ 53 91 T + 3
16. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
55% upper-middle £ 61 91 T + 2
17. Sava Eskimo HP2
55% lowcost
18. Nokian WR D3
54% upper-middle £ 56 91 T + 1
19. Sava ESKIMO S3+
52% lowcost
20. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
45% lowcost
21. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
45% premium £ 67 94 H
22. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
42% upper-middle £ 69 91 H
23. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
39% upper-middle £ 52 91 T + 2
24. Firestone Winterhawk 3
37% upper-middle £ 63 91 T + 3
25. Imperial SnowDragon HP
24% lowcost
26. Nexen WinGuard Sport
24% lowcost
27. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
23% lowcost
28. Toyo SnowProx S943
23% upper-middle £ 55 91 T
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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