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Winter tyre test 245/45 R18 - Autobild 2020

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Wet
Dry
Snow
Running costs
Price
1. Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
Exemplary
2+
1-
2+
1-
£231
100 V
2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Exemplary
2+
2+
1-
2
£162
100 V
3. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
Exemplary
2
2+
1-
2
£174
100 V + 2
4. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
Exemplary
2
2
2+
2+
5. Kleber KRISALP HP3
Exemplary
2
2
2+
2+
£190
100 V
6. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
Exemplary
2+
2
2
2
£163
100 V
7. Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P
Good
1-
2
2
2+
8. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Good
2
2
2+
2+
£159
100 V + 2
9. Apollo Aspire XP Winter
Good
2
2+
2
2
10. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
Good
2+
2
2-
2+
11. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Good
2-
2-
2+
2+
£159
100 V + 2
12. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Good
2
2
2
2-
£198
100 V
13. Giti GitiWinter W1
Good
2-
2-
2
2+
14. Uniroyal MS plus 77
Good
2-
2
2+
3+
15. Barum Polaris 5
Good
2-
2
2
2-
£140
100 V
16. Laufenn I FIT Plus
Satisfactory
3+
2-
2
2+
17. Nokian WR A4
Satisfactory
2-
2
2-
2
18. General Altimax Winter 3
Satisfactory
3
2-
2+
2
19. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Satisfactory
3+
2
2-
2
20. Cooper WeatherMaster SA2+
Conditionally recommended
2
3+
3+
3
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Running costs Price
Above you can see the results of the Autobild 2020 245/45 R18 test performed by Autobild on a BMW 5 in 2020. This test was performed in 245/45 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (245). Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 is the best of 20 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Running costs, ). Other featured tyres include Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005, GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+, BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III, Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001, Firestone Winterhawk 4.

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
91% Premium £218 96 V + 3
2. Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
90% Premium £216 100 V
3. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium
4. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
88% Premium £266 100 V + 3
5. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle
9
6. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £210 96 V + 4
7. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium
8. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £155 100 V
9. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
10. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
82% Lowcost £140 0 V
11. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £167 100 V
28
12. Falken EuroWinter HS01
80% Upper-middle £158 100 V + 2
13. Nokian WR Snowproof P
79% Upper-middle £156 100 V + 1
14. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle £173 100 V
15. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle £156 100 V
16. Barum Polaris 3
77% Lowcost
17. Sava Eskimo HP2
75% Lowcost £138 100 V
21
18. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £129 100 V + 1
19. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
69% Lowcost £142 100 V + 1
20. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £150 100 V
21. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
22. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle
23. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
4
24. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £140 100 V
25. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
26. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
27. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
28. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
29. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
29
30. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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