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Winter tyre test 225/45 R17 - Autoexpress 2023

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
Above you can see the results of the Autoexpress 2023 225/45 R17 test performed by Autoexpress on a VW Golf in 2023. This test was performed in 225/45 R17, but is applicable to other similar sizes, especially in the same tyre width (225). Continental WinterContact TS 870 is the best of 7 tested tyres according to tested properties ( ). Other featured tyres include Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005, GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3, Hankook W462 Winter i*cept RS3; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Michelin ALPIN 5, BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, Nokian WR D4.

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.
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1. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
90% Premium £140 91 H + 2
2. Continental WinterContact TS 860
90% Premium
3. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £162 91 H + 3
4. Kleber KRISALP HP3
89% Upper-middle £118 91 H + 3
5. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
89% Premium £129 91 H + 7
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6. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £164 91 H + 3
7. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
87% Upper-middle £135 94 H + 1
8. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle
9. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £139 91 H + 6
10. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
85% Upper-middle
11. Firestone Winterhawk 4
84% Upper-middle £96 91 H + 1
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12. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £162 91 H + 1
13. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
14. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
82% Lowcost £84 0 V
15. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
81% Lowcost £107 91 H + 1
16. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost
17. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
80% Lowcost £95 91 H + 1
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18. Falken EuroWinter HS01
80% Upper-middle £120 91 H + 2
19. Nokian WR Snowproof P
79% Upper-middle £105 91 H + 1
20. Nokian WR Snowproof
79% Upper-middle £142 91 H + 1
21. Toyo Observe S944
79% Upper-middle
22. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle
23. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £212 91 H
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24. Sava Eskimo HP2
75% Lowcost £91 91 H + 1
25. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium
26. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £102 91 H + 2
27. Giti GitiWinter W1
74% Lowcost
28. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle
29. Yokohama BluEarth-Winter V906
72% Upper-middle £86 91 H
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30. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
69% Lowcost £99 94 H + 2
31. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
32. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32
66% Premium £133 91 H + 1
33. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £91 91 H + 1
34. Uniroyal WinterExpert
65% Upper-middle £107 91 H + 1
35. Barum Polaris 5
64% Lowcost £86 91 H + 1
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36. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
37. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
38. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £96 91 H + 2
39. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
40. Matador MP93 Nordicca
56% Lowcost £99 94 V
41. Kormoran SNOW
40% Lowcost
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42. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
43. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
44. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
25% Lowcost
45. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
46. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
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