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Winter tyre test 225/45 R17 - TÜV 2021

Agenda: Best value in test Better than average value Worse than average value Worst value in test
#NameRating
Points total
Winter
Wet
Dry
Rolling resistance
Price
1. Continental WinterContact TS 870
-
1102
301,21
501,21
200
100
£160
91 H + 2
2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005
-
1097
300,69
497,39
196,8
102,4
£137
91 H + 2
3. GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+
-
1083
299,7
493,1
195
95,2
£124
91 H + 2
4. Michelin Alpin 6
-
1050
283,86
480,06
194,2
91,6
£158
91 H + 2
5. Nokian WR Snowproof P
-
1064
283,16
469,56
201,5
109,6
£144
91 H + 1
6. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
-
1013
262,15
448,85
202,4
100
#Name - Rating Points total Winter Wet Dry Rolling resistance Price
Above you can see the results of the TÜV 2021 225/45 R17 test performed by TÜV on a VW Golf in 2021. 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 6 tested tyres according to tested properties (Points total, Winter, Wet, Dry, Rolling resistance, ). Other featured tyres include Bridgestone Blizzak LM-005, GoodYear UltraGrip Performance+, Michelin Alpin 6; Some tyres weren't included in the test, such as Firestone Winterhawk 4, Nokian WR D4, Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III.

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 £197 91 H + 2
2. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
89% Premium £167 91 H + 7
3. Michelin ALPIN 5
89% Premium £195 91 H + 3
4. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen-1
89% Premium £193 91 H + 3
5. BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2
88% Upper-middle
8
6. Firestone Winterhawk 4
87% Upper-middle £123 91 H + 1
7. Nokian WR D4
86% Upper-middle £169 91 H + 3
8. Pirelli WINTER SOTTOZERO Serie III
86% Premium £163 91 H + 6
9. Kleber KRISALP HP3
86% Upper-middle £151 94 H + 2
10. Hankook Winter i*cept RS2 W452
85% Upper-middle £148 91 H + 3
11. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001
84% Premium £167 91 H + 1
3
12. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320
84% Upper-middle
13. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
83% Lowcost £106 0 V
14. Semperit Speed-Grip 3
81% Lowcost £191 91 H + 1
15. Falken EuroWinter HS01
81% Upper-middle £135 91 H + 2
16. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
81% Lowcost £126 91 H + 1
17. Toyo Snowprox S954
78% Upper-middle £134 91 H + 2
12
18. Nokian WR Snowproof
78% Upper-middle £144 91 H + 1
19. Giti GitiWinter W1
76% Lowcost
20. Continental WinterContact TS 860S
76% Premium £157 91 H
21. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-001 EVO
75% Premium
22. Kumho WinterCraft WP71
75% Upper-middle £115 91 H + 2
23. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
74% Upper-middle £119 91 H + 1
22
24. Sava Eskimo HP2
74% Lowcost £114 91 H + 1
25. Barum Polaris 5
69% Lowcost £94 91 H + 1
26. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 WU7
67% Lowcost £110 94 H + 2
27. Nokian WR D3
66% Upper-middle
28. Debica Frigo HP2
66% Lowcost £112 91 H + 1
29. Imperial SnowDragon UHP
66% Lowcost
23
30. Falken EUROWINTER HS449
63% Upper-middle
31. Nokian WR A4
63% Upper-middle
32. Yokohama BluEarth winter V905
62% Upper-middle £111 91 H + 2
33. Firestone Winterhawk 3
61% Upper-middle
34. Uniroyal WinterExpert
55% Upper-middle £117 91 H + 1
35. Fortune Fsr901
40% Lowcost
28
36. Matador MP92 Sibir Snow
36% Lowcost
37. Kormoran SNOW
30% Lowcost
38. Imperial SnowDragon 3
1% Lowcost
39. Kormoran SNOWPRO B2
1% Lowcost
#NameOur ratingSegmentPrice

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