Winter tyre test 225/45 R18 - Sportscars 2015

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
wet
dry
snow
Price
1. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
exemplary
1-
2
1-
£ 121
95 V
2. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
exemplary
2+
2
2+
3. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
exemplary
2+
2-
1-
4. Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4
recommended
2
2-
1-
£ 148
95 V + 2
5. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
satisfactory
3+
2
2+
6. Nokian WR D4
satisfactory
2-
2
2
£ 122
95 V
7. Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
satisfactory
3+
2-
2-
8. Horizon Polar Star 5
not recommended
4+
2-
3-
#Name - Rating wet dry snow 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. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
96% premium £ 183 95 H + 1
2. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
88% premium £ 117 95 V + 1
3. Kleber KRISALP HP3
82% upper-middle £ 107 95 V
4. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
75% upper-middle
5. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
73% lowcost
6. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
72% lowcost £ 81 95 V
7. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
71% premium £ 132 95 H + 6
8. Nokian WR A4
70% upper-middle £ 115 95 V + 1
9. Falken EuroWinter HS01
69% upper-middle £ 102 95 V + 1
10. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
65% premium £ 103 91 H + 3
11. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
62% upper-middle £ 106 95 V
12. Debica Frigo HP2
58% lowcost £ 83 95 V
13. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
58% lowcost £ 105 95 V
14. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
56% upper-middle £ 105 95 V
15. Firestone Winterhawk 3
37% upper-middle £ 113 95 V
16. Nexen WinGuard Sport
24% lowcost
17. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
14% lowcost £ 65 95 V
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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