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Winter tyre test 235/55 R18 - ARBÖ 2023

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Winter
Wet
Dry
Rolling resistance
Noise
Price
1. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Highly recommended
60
64
41
18
7
£186
104 H
2. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 X W330A
Recommended
61
62
43
16
5
£230
100 H + 1
3. Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 SUV
Recommended
63
57
42
17
7
£261
104 H
4. Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
Recommended
60
56
42
18
7
£188
100 H + 1
4. Nokian Snowproof 2
Recommended
59
59
41
17
7
6. Goodyear Ultragrip Performance+ Suv
Recommended
58
58
42
16
7
£202
104 H
7. Pirelli Scorpion Winter 2
Recommended
59
56
42
16
7
£207
104 H + 2
8. Sailun Iceblazer Alpine Evo 1
Conditionally recommended
54
51
38
17
3
9. Austone SP901
Not recommended
63
24
36
18
8
10. Fortuna Winter SUV
Not recommended
60
12
28
16
7
#Name - Rating Winter Wet Dry Rolling resistance Noise Price
Above you can see the results of the ARBÖ 2023 235/55 R18 test performed by ARBÖ on a VW Tiguan in 2023. This test was performed in 235/55 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (235). Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005 is the best of 10 tested tyres according to tested properties (Winter, Wet, Dry, Rolling resistance, Noise, ). Other featured tyres include Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 X W330A, Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 SUV, Continental WinterContact TS 870 P; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Nokian WR SUV 4, Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4, BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 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 SUV Gen-1
95% Premium £230 104 H
2. Continental WinterContact TS 850P
91% Premium £200 100 H + 2
3. Continental WinterContact TS 850P SUV
90% Premium
4. Pirelli SCORPION WINTER
90% Premium £151 104 H + 1
5. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £195 104 H
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6. Nokian WR SUV 4
89% Upper-middle
7. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
88% Premium
8. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% Upper-middle
9. Michelin LATITUDE ALPIN LA2
86% Premium
10. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £225 104 H
11. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £140 104 H + 1
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12. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £188 100 H
13. Nokian WR SUV 3
81% Upper-middle
14. Falken EUROWINTER HS01 SUV
79% Upper-middle
15. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle £232 104 H
16. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 SUV W320A
75% Upper-middle
17. Kumho WinterCraft WS71
75% Upper-middle £281 100 H
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18. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 SUV
75% Upper-middle
19. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80 EVO
74% Premium
20. Firestone Destination Winter
71% Upper-middle
21. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
22. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle
23. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £146 104 H
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24. Semperit Speed-Grip 3 SUV
45% Lowcost
25. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
26. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
27. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 SUV
1% Lowcost £202 104 H + 1
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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