2021 Winter Tire Market Overview

It's the start of the 2021 all season and winter tire test season, and what better way to start than the massive Auto Bild winter tire shootout.

This year Auto Bild have tested FIFTY 205/55 R16 winter tires in wet braking, then tested the best thirty five in snow braking. With the wet and snow braking distances combined, the top twenty tires, from Bridgestone to Nokian, will feature in the full Auto Bild winter tire test out in a few weeks.

As always, the spread in braking performance from best to worst is quite frankly terrifying, from 32.1m to 45.4m stopping distance in the wet.

Keep an eye on the site for lots more winter tire tests over the coming days.

Wet

Snow

Results

Please note: The Platinum RP60 winter was in position 45 however we couldn't find enough information on the brand to add it to the site.

1st: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking1st100%
Snow Braking6th+0.8 M97.15%
Read Reviews    Buy from £70.03

2nd: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

Dunlop Winter Sport 5
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking5th+1.5 M95.54%
Snow Braking1st100%
Read Reviews    Buy from £74.04

3rd: Hankook Winter i cept RS2

Hankook Winter i cept RS2
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking2nd+1.3 M96.11%
Snow Braking7th+0.9 M96.81%
Read Reviews    Buy from £58.33

4th: Continental WinterContact TS 870

Continental WinterContact TS 870
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking6th+2.1 M93.86%
Snow Braking3rd+0.4 M98.56%
Read Reviews    Buy from £87.89

5th: Firestone Winterhawk 4

Firestone Winterhawk 4
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking3rd+1.4 M95.82%
Snow Braking10th+1.3 M95.45%
Read Reviews    Buy from £64.44

6th: Goodyear UltraGrip 9+

Goodyear UltraGrip 9 Plus
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking9th+3.1 M91.19%
Snow Braking2nd+0.2 M99.27%
Read Reviews    Buy from £80.00

7th: BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2

BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking12th+3.5 M90.17%
Snow Braking4th+0.6 M97.85%
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8th: Semperit Speed Grip 3

Semperit Speed Grip 3
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking8th+3 M91.45%
Snow Braking9th+1.2 M95.79%
Read Reviews    Buy from £65.01

9th: Vredestein Wintrac

Vredestein Wintrac
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking3rd+1.4 M95.82%
Snow Braking31st+3 M90.1%
Read Reviews    Buy from £64.71

10th: Laufenn I Fit+

Laufenn I Fit Plus
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking9th+3.1 M91.19%
Snow Braking10th+1.3 M95.45%
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11th: Kleber Krisalp HP3

Kleber Krisalp HP3
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking12th+3.5 M90.17%
Snow Braking8th+1.1 M96.13%
Read Reviews    Buy from £57.57

12th: Michelin Alpin 6

Michelin Alpin 6
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking7th+2.8 M91.98%
Snow Braking19th+1.8 M93.81%
Read Reviews    Buy from £84.73

13th: Sava Eskimo HP2

Sava Eskimo HP2
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking22nd+4.4 M87.95%
Snow Braking5th+0.7 M97.5%
Read Reviews    Buy from £72.49

14th: Uniroyal MS+ 77

Uniroyal MS Plus 77
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking17th+4 M88.92%
Snow Braking10th+1.3 M95.45%
Read Reviews    Buy from £66.00

15th: Barum Polaris 5

Barum Polaris 5
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking17th+4 M88.92%
Snow Braking18th+1.5 M94.79%
Read Reviews    Buy from £70.79

16th: Nexen Winguard Snow G3

Nexen Winguard Snow G3
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking12th+3.5 M90.17%
Snow Braking25th+2.1 M92.86%
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17th: Yokohama BluEarth Winter V906

Yokohama BluEarth Winter V906
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking15th+3.8 M89.42%
Snow Braking22nd+1.9 M93.49%
Read Reviews    Buy from £58.36

18th: Fulda Kristall Control HP2

Fulda Kristall Control HP2
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking24th+4.7 M87.23%
Snow Braking10th+1.3 M95.45%
Read Reviews    Buy from £63.70

19th: Falken Eurowinter HS01

Falken Eurowinter HS01
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking20th+4.1 M88.67%
Snow Braking26th+2.2 M92.54%
Read Reviews    Buy from £71.89

20th: Nokian WR Snowproof

Nokian WR Snowproof
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking22nd+4.4 M87.95%
Snow Braking22nd+1.9 M93.49%
Read Reviews    Buy from £65.77

21st: Matador MP 92 Sibir Snow

Matador MP 92 Sibir Snow
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking26th+5.3 M85.83%
Snow Braking10th+1.3 M95.45%
Read Reviews    Buy from £97.79

22nd: Cooper Weather Master SA2+

Cooper Weather Master SA2 Plus
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking15th+3.8 M89.42%
Snow Braking30th+2.9 M90.4%
Read Reviews    Buy from £60.19

23rd: Avon WV7

Avon WV7
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking21st+4.3 M88.19%
Snow Braking28th+2.5 M91.61%
Read Reviews    Buy from £57.95

24th: General Altimax Winter 3

General Altimax Winter 3
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking29th+5.6 M85.15%
Snow Braking10th+1.3 M95.45%
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25th: Radar Dimax Alpine

Radar Dimax Alpine
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking29th+5.6 M85.15%
Snow Braking10th+1.3 M95.45%
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26th: Tyfoon Eurosnow II

Tyfoon Eurosnow II
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking29th+5.6 M85.15%
Snow Braking17th+1.4 M95.12%
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27th: Pirelli Cinturato Winter

Pirelli Cinturato Winter
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking25th+5.2 M86.06%
Snow Braking22nd+1.9 M93.49%
Read Reviews    Buy from £66.69

28th: Giti GitiWinterW2

Giti GitiWinterW2
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking33rd+5.9 M84.47%
Snow Braking19th+1.8 M93.81%
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29th: Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6

Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking33rd+5.9 M84.47%
Snow Braking19th+1.8 M93.81%
Read Reviews    Buy from £56.02

30th: Apollo Alnac 4G Winter

Apollo Alnac 4G Winter
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking33rd+5.9 M84.47%
Snow Braking26th+2.2 M92.54%
Read Reviews    Buy from £83.69

31st: Kumho Winter Craft WP51

Kumho Winter Craft WP51
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking32nd+5.7 M84.92%
Snow Braking28th+2.5 M91.61%
Read Reviews    Buy from £51.43

32nd: CST Medallion Winter WCP1

CST Medallion Winter WCP1
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking28th+5.5 M85.37%
Snow Braking32nd+3.2 M89.51%
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33rd: Landsail Winter Lander

Landsail Winter Lander
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking11th+3.2 M90.93%
Snow Braking34th+10.6 M72.03%
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34th: Mastersteel WINTER+ W2

Mastersteel WINTER Plus W2
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking17th+4 M88.92%
Snow Braking33rd+9.9 M73.39%
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35th: Roadhog Winter+

Roadhog Winter Plus
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking27th+5.4 M85.6%
Snow Braking35th+13.1 M67.57%
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36th: Toyo Observe S 944

Toyo Observe S 944
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking36th+6.1 M84.03%
Snow Braking36th-27.3 M0%
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37th: Cordiant Snow Cross

Cordiant Snow Cross
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking37th+7 M82.1%
Snow Braking37th-27.3 M0%
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38th: Syron Everest 1 X

Syron Everest 1 X
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking38th+7.8 M80.45%
Snow Braking38th-27.3 M0%
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39th: Goodride SW608

Goodride SW608
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking39th+8.7 M78.68%
Snow Braking39th-27.3 M0%
Read Reviews    Buy from £48.59

40th: Zeetex WH 1000

Zeetex WH 1000
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking40th+8.9 M78.29%
Snow Braking40th-27.3 M0%
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41st: Imperial Snowdragon HP

Imperial Snowdragon HP
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking41st+9 M78.1%
Snow Braking41st-27.3 M0%
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42nd: Tourador Winter Pro TS1

Tourador Winter Pro TS1
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking42nd+9.1 M77.91%
Snow Braking42nd-27.3 M0%
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43rd: Hifly Win Turi

Hifly Win Turi
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking43rd+9.2 M77.72%
Snow Braking43rd-27.3 M0%
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44th: Nordexx Wintersafe

Nordexx Wintersafe
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking44th+10.7 M75%
Snow Braking44th-27.3 M0%
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46th: Tristar Snowpower HP

Tristar Snowpower HP
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking45th+11.1 M74.31%
Snow Braking45th-27.3 M0%
Read Reviews    Buy from £39.37

47th: Sunny Wintermax NW 211

Sunny Wintermax NW 211
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking46th+11.5 M73.62%
Snow Braking46th-27.3 M0%
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48th: Premiorri Via Maggiore Z+

Premiorri Via Maggiore Z Plus
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking47th+12 M72.79%
Snow Braking47th-27.3 M0%
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49th: Superia Bluewin UHP

Superia Bluewin UHP
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking48th+12.7 M71.65%
Snow Braking48th-27.3 M0%
Read Reviews    Buy from £36.91

50th: Petlas Snow Master W651

Petlas Snow Master W651
  • 205/55 R16
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking49th+13.3 M70.7%
Snow Braking49th-27.3 M0%
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