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Winter tyre test 205/55 R16 - Autobild 2021

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Rolling resistance
Wear
Price
1. Continental WinterContact TS 870
Exemplary
2+
2
1-
2+
1
£90
91 T + 3
2. Michelin Alpin 6
Exemplary
2
2
2+
2-
1
£85
91 T + 3
3. Kleber KRISALP HP3
Exemplary
2-
2
2+
3+
2
£72
91 T + 3
4. Vredestein Wintrac
Exemplary
2+
2+
2-
2+
3+
5. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Good +
1-
2
1
2
2+
£72
91 T + 3
6. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
Good +
1-
2
1-
2
2+
£58
91 T + 7
7. Goodyear UltraGrip 9+
Good +
2
2-
2+
2
2+
£68
91 T + 2
8. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Good +
2+
2-
2+
2
3+
£101
91 T + 6
9. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
Exemplary
2-
2-
2-
2
2+
£70
91 T + 7
10. Firestone Winterhawk 4
Satisfactory
2+
3+
1-
2+
2
£64
91 T + 2
11. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
Satisfactory
2
3+
1-
3+
2
£70
91 T + 3
12. Uniroyal MS plus 77
Satisfactory
2-
2-
3+
2
2+
£58
91 T + 2
13. Falken EuroWinter HS01
Satisfactory
2-
2
3+
3+
2
£74
91 T + 3
14. Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
Satisfactory
2-
2
2-
3+
3
15. Barum Polaris 5
Satisfactory
3+
3+
2+
1-
2+
£58
91 T + 3
16. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Satisfactory
3+
3+
2-
2
1
£64
91 H + 1
17. Sava Eskimo HP2
Satisfactory
3
2-
2
2
2+
£69
91 H + 1
18. Nokian WR Snowproof
Satisfactory
3
2
2-
1-
2+
£66
91 T + 3
19. Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21
Satisfactory
3+
2
2-
3+
3
20. Laufenn I FIT Plus
Conditionally recommended
3+
2+
1-
2
3+
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Rolling resistance Wear Price
Above you can see the results of the Autobild 2021 205/55 R16 test performed by Autobild on a VW Golf in 2021. This test was performed in 205/55 R16, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (205). Continental WinterContact TS 870 is the best of 20 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Rolling resistance, Wear, ). Other featured tyres include Michelin Alpin 6, Kleber KRISALP HP3, Vredestein Wintrac; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Nokian WR D4, Michelin ALPIN A4, Semperit Speed-Grip 2.

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+
91% Premium £120 94 V
2. Continental WinterContact TS 860
90% Premium £68 91 T + 4
3. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £151 91 T + 6
4. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £95 91 H + 1
5. GoodYear UltraGrip 9
89% Premium £86 91 T + 2
18
6. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £85 91 T + 4
7. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium £80 91 H
8. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86% Lowcost
9. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £88 91 H + 3
10. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
11. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £87 91 H + 5
23
12. Pirelli CINTURATO WINTER
84% Premium £67 91 T + 3
13. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £56 0 H + 1
14. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
15. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
77% Premium £63 91 T + 2
16. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £115 91 H
17. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
18
18. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £64 91 T
19. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £63 94 V
20. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium £67 91 T + 2
21. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost £65 91 T
22. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
68% Upper-middle £52 91 T + 4
23. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
67% Lowcost £81 91 T + 1
27
24. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle £71 91 T + 2
25. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
26. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £66 91 H
27. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
65% Lowcost £38 91 H + 1
28. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle £65 91 H + 2
29. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle £91 91 H + 1
8
30. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £57 91 T + 3
31. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle £60 91 T + 3
32. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle £107 91 T
33. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost £53 91 T + 3
34. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost £49 91 T + 4
35. Imperial SnowDragon HP
10% Lowcost
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36. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
37. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
38. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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