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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
£107
91 T + 3
2. Michelin Alpin 6
Exemplary
2
2
2+
2-
1
£142
91 T + 3
3. Kleber KRISALP HP3
Exemplary
2-
2
2+
3+
2
£104
91 T + 3
4. Vredestein Wintrac
Exemplary
2+
2+
2-
2+
3+
£109
0 + 3
5. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Good
1-
2
1
2
2+
£118
91 T + 3
6. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
Good
1-
2
1-
2
2+
7. Goodyear UltraGrip 9+
Good
2
2-
2+
2
2+
£127
91 T + 2
8. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Good
2+
2-
2+
2
3+
£122
91 T + 6
9. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
Exemplary
2-
2-
2-
2
2+
10. Firestone Winterhawk 4
Satisfactory
2+
3+
1-
2+
2
£93
91 T + 3
11. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
Satisfactory
2
3+
1-
3+
2
£105
91 T + 3
12. Uniroyal MS plus 77
Satisfactory
2-
2-
3+
2
2+
13. Falken EuroWinter HS01
Satisfactory
2-
2
3+
3+
2
£93
91 T + 3
14. Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
Satisfactory
2-
2
2-
3+
3
£100
91 T + 1
15. Barum Polaris 5
Satisfactory
3+
3+
2+
1-
2+
£74
91 T + 3
16. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Satisfactory
3+
3+
2-
2
1
£86
91 H + 1
17. Sava Eskimo HP2
Satisfactory
3
2-
2
2
2+
£87
91 H + 1
18. Nokian WR Snowproof
Satisfactory
3
2
2-
1-
2+
19. Nexen Winguard Snow G3 WH21
Satisfactory
3+
2
2-
3+
3
£80
91 T + 2
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 Michelin ALPIN 5, Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III, 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. Continental WinterContact TS 860
90% Premium
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
90% Premium
3. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
89% Premium £90 91 T + 2
4. GoodYear UltraGrip 9
89% Premium
5. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £109 91 H + 1
17
6. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £145 91 T + 6
7. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium
8. Semperit Speed-Grip 2
86% Lowcost
9. Michelin ALPIN A4
86% Premium
10. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £198 91 T + 4
11. Pirelli CINTURATO WINTER
84% Premium £123 91 T + 3
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12. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £120 91 H + 5
13. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
14. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
82% Lowcost £98 0 H + 1
15. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £80 91 T + 3
16. Toyo Observe S944
79% Upper-middle £109 91 H + 1
17. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
21
18. Vredestein Snowtrac 5
77% Premium
19. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium
20. Debica Frigo 2
75% Lowcost £94 91 T
21. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium
22. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle
23. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
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24. Sava ESKIMO S3+
73% Lowcost £74 91 T
25. Kumho WinterCraft WP51
68% Upper-middle £117 91 T + 4
26. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
27. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium
28. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £77 91 H + 1
29. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
15
30. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £111 91 T + 3
31. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
32. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
33. Fulda KRISTALL MONTERO 3
62% Lowcost £112 91 T + 1
34. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle
35. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
39
36. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost
37. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
38. Toyo SnowProx S943
38% Upper-middle
39. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
40. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
41. Imperial SnowDragon HP
10% Lowcost
15
42. Dunlop Wintersport 5
1% Premium £88 91 H
43. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
44. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
45. Syron Everest 1 plus
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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