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Winter tyre test 225/45 R18 - Autobild 2023

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
Test winner
2+
2+
1
2+
£161
95 H + 2
2. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
Exemplary
2+
2
2+
1-
£157
95 V
3. Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
Exemplary
2+
2+
2+
2-
£147
95 V
4. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
Good
2
2-
1-
2
£183
95 V
5. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
Good
2
2-
2+
2
£162
95 V
6. Hankook Winter i*cept evo3 W330
Good
2+
2
2
3+
£112
95 V
7. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Good
2
2-
2
2+
£315
95 V + 2
8. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Good
2-
2-
2+
3+
£127
95 W
9. Barum Polaris 5
Satisfactory
2-
2
2+
1-
£124
95 V
10. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
Satisfactory
1-
2
2-
3+
£160
95 V
11. Kleber KRISALP HP3
Satisfactory
2-
2-
1-
2-
£143
95 V
12. Uniroyal WinterExpert
Satisfactory
2
3+
2
2+
£125
95 V
13. Laufenn I FIT Plus
Satisfactory
2-
2-
2+
2-
14. Paxaro Inverno
Satisfactory
2-
2-
2
2
15. Toyo Observe S944
Satisfactory
3+
2
2-
1-
£162
0 V
16. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
Satisfactory
3+
2-
2-
1-
£119
95 V
17. Falken EuroWinter HS02 Pro
Conditionally recommended
2
2
3+
3
£125
95 V
18. Debica Frigo HP2
Conditionally recommended
3+
3
2+
2-
£103
95 V
19. Viking WinTech
Conditionally recommended
3+
2-
2
2
20. Firestone Winterhawk 4
Not recommended
2+
3
2
2
£110
95 V
#Name - Rating Wet Dry Snow Running costs Price
Above you can see the results of the Autobild 2023 225/45 R18 test performed by Autobild on a BMW 3 in 2023. This test was performed in 225/45 R18, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 is the best of 20 tested tyres according to tested properties (Wet, Dry, Snow, Running costs, ). Other featured tyres include Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3, Continental WinterContact TS 870 P, BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Nokian WR D4, Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001, Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320.

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 £171 95 H + 1
2. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
90% Premium £205 95 V + 2
3. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £166 95 H + 2
4. Michelin PILOT ALPIN PA4
88% Premium £183 95 V + 2
5. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £161 91 H + 10
16
6. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle
7. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £154 91 H + 4
8. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle £109 91 H + 1
9. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost
10. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
80% Lowcost £134 95 V
11. Falken EuroWinter HS01
80% Upper-middle £390 95 V + 2
20
12. Nokian WR Snowproof P
79% Upper-middle £141 95 V + 1
13. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle
14. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
15. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £196 95 H + 4
16. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle
17. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
2
18. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
69% Lowcost £106 95 V + 1
19. Nexen WinGuard Sport
66% Lowcost
20. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium £162 95 H
21. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
22. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle
23. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
21
24. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £112 95 V
25. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
26. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
27. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
28. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
29. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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