Premium VS Budget Winter Tires

Are cheap winter tires safe? To find out, we travelled to Finland, twice, to do snow, ice, wet and dry testing.

All tests were done using two cars, a VW Golf wearing 205/55 R16 tires, and a heavier, larger Volvo S90 fitted with 245/45 R18 tires.

To see how the testing went, watch the video below!

Dry

Wet

Snow

Results

1st: Nokian WR Snowproof

Nokian WR Snowproof
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking2nd+0.13 M99.55%
Dry Handling1st100%
Wet Braking1st100%
Wet Handling1st100%
Snow Braking1st100%
Snow Handling1st100%
Read Reviews    Buy from £58.89

2nd: Tristar SnowPower 2

Tristar SnowPower 2
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Dry Braking1st100%
Dry Handling2nd+0.3 s99.42%
Wet Braking2nd+3.51 M90.05%
Wet Handling2nd+0.6 s98.43%
Snow Braking2nd+7.9 M82%
Snow Handling2nd+7.3 s93.01%
Read Reviews

Similar Tire Tests




Discussion:

comments powered by Disqus