2022 Auto Bild Winter Tire Test

Following on from the fifty six winter tire braking shootout, these are the top twenty winter tires in the full Auto Bild Full Winter Tire Test! 

Dry BrakingBridgestone Blizzak LM005: 43 MUniroyal WinterExpert: 47.2 M
Dry HandlingBridgestone Blizzak LM005: 123.5 Km/HUniroyal WinterExpert: 120.7 Km/H
Wet BrakingBridgestone Blizzak LM005: 51.2 MKleber Krisalp HP3: 58.3 M
Wet HandlingBridgestone Blizzak LM005: 72.7 Km/HFulda Kristall Control HP2: 68.7 Km/H
Wet CircleBridgestone Blizzak LM005: 12.02 sKumho Winter Craft WP52: 12.77 s
Straight AquaHankook Winter I cept RS3: 81.3 Km/HNokian Snowproof P: 71.5 Km/H
Curved AquaplaningSemperit Speed Grip 5: 2.94 m/sec2Nokian Snowproof P: 1.81 m/sec2
Snow BrakingBFGoodrich gForce Winter 2: 25.4 MKumho Winter Craft WP52: 27.3 M
Snow TractionUniroyal WinterExpert: 2620 NKumho Winter Craft WP52: 2440 N
Snow HandlingUniroyal WinterExpert: 55.5 Km/HNokian Snowproof P: 52.7 Km/H
Snow SlalomPirelli Cinturato Winter 2: 3.84 m/sec2Nokian Snowproof P: 3.62 m/sec2
NoiseNokian Snowproof P: 69.7 dBFulda Kristall Control HP2: 73.5 dB
WearKumho Winter Craft WP52: 41713 KMMaxxis Premitra Snow WP6: 28501 KM
ValueKumho Winter Craft WP52: 11.03 Price/1000Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 23.7 Price/1000
PriceMaxxis Premitra Snow WP6: 440 Continental WinterContact TS 870 P: 725
Rolling ResistanceUniroyal WinterExpert: 6.68 kg / tFalken Eurowinter HS01: 9.94 kg / t

As with the Auto Bild All Season tire test, Auto Bild have performed one of the best winter tire tests of the year, and have even tested wear! Overall the results are going to cause a little confusion, as the Michelin Alpin 6 wins this test overall, after performing relatively poorly in the 2022/23 Tire Reviews Winter Tire Test.

While the test sizes are similar, both 17" wheels, it's important to note that the Tire Reviews test was 225/45 R17 and this test 215/55 R17. This result for the Alpin 6 is far more in line with the norm for the French winter tire, which makes us further believe there was a problem with the tires we tested earlier this year. In short, there's no need to avoid the Michelin Alpin 6!

Other standouts are the new Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 finishing tied first place overall, and the new aging Goodyear and Dunlop winter tire combination finishing third and fourth!

Auto Bild also included an unnamed budget winter tire to highlight out good this group of tires really is. You can see it listed as "Reference Budget" in the charts below.

Wear

Projected tire tread life is a treat for tire tests, and with over 13,000 kms (8,000 miles) difference between the best and worst, it's data we love to see!

Recent Kumho products have been testing extremely well in wear tests, and this test is no different with the Kumho WinterCraft WP52 just edging out the Michelin Alpin 6 for top spot! Third to fifth spots essentially tied for third, with Firestone, Fulda and Pirelli all performing very well in the wear test.

When you combine the projected wear with the purchase price, you can work out a value based on euros per 1000km. As the Kumho was one of the lower priced tires in the test, it naturally has the best value, with Michelin dropping to the second half of the table thanks to the expensive purchase price.

Dry

The reference summer tire had a clear lead in dry braking, stopping the VW Golf nearly 4 meters shorter than the best winter tire! The Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 and Michelin Alpin 6 were the best of the winters, with the reference budget winter being the worst.

Dry handling was also led by the summer tire, with the Bridgestone again the best of the winter tires.

Wet

The summer tire was also best in wet braking, which is very normal for this sort of testing. Once again the Bridgestone was the best of the winter tires, with Michelin in second place.

The reference budget tire had dangerously low levels of grip in both the wet grip tests.

The Bridgestone led wet handling, with the Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 second. The reference summer tire could only manage top third.

The Hankook Winter Icept RS3 had the best straight aquaplaning result.

Snow

BFGoodrich led snow braking.

The Uniroyal WinterExpert led snow traction testing.

The Uniroyal also led snow handling.

Environment

The Nokian Snowproof P was the quietest tire on test.

The Uniroyal had the lowest rolling resistance, with the Continental WinterContact TS870P in second.

The Continental and Michelin were the most expensive tires to buy.

Results

1st: Michelin Alpin 6

Michelin Alpin 6
  • 215/55 R17 94V
  • EU Label: C/B/69
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking2nd43.1 M43 M+0.1 M99.77%
Dry Handling6th122.6 Km/H123.5 Km/H-0.9 Km/H99.27%
Wet Braking2nd53.3 M51.2 M+2.1 M96.06%
Wet Handling3rd72.1 Km/H72.7 Km/H-0.6 Km/H99.17%
Wet Circle5th12.34 s12.02 s+0.32 s97.41%
Straight Aqua10th78.7 Km/H81.3 Km/H-2.6 Km/H96.8%
Curved Aquaplaning10th2.61 m/sec22.94 m/sec2-0.33 m/sec288.78%
Snow Braking14th26.4 M25.4 M+1 M96.21%
Snow Traction7th2580 N2620 N-40 N98.47%
Snow Handling11th53.7 Km/H55.5 Km/H-1.8 Km/H96.76%
Snow Slalom14th3.7 m/sec23.84 m/sec2-0.14 m/sec296.35%
Noise16th72.2 dB69.7 dB+2.5 dB96.54%
Wear2nd40933 KM41713 KM-780 KM98.13%
Value13th17.35 Price/100011.03 Price/1000+6.32 Price/100063.57%
Price19th720 440 +280 61.11%
Rolling Resistance10th8.33 kg / t6.68 kg / t+1.65 kg / t80.19%
Test winner with convincing driving performance in all weather conditions, precise steering behavior, sporty dynamic handling behavior, high mileage.
Expensive.
Exemplary.

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1st: Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2

Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
  • 215/55 R17 98V
  • EU Label: C/B/71
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking9th44.5 M43 M+1.5 M96.63%
Dry Handling14th121.4 Km/H123.5 Km/H-2.1 Km/H98.3%
Wet Braking3rd54 M51.2 M+2.8 M94.81%
Wet Handling2nd72.5 Km/H72.7 Km/H-0.2 Km/H99.72%
Wet Circle7th12.41 s12.02 s+0.39 s96.86%
Straight Aqua9th78.8 Km/H81.3 Km/H-2.5 Km/H96.92%
Curved Aquaplaning14th2.46 m/sec22.94 m/sec2-0.48 m/sec283.67%
Snow Braking14th26.4 M25.4 M+1 M96.21%
Snow Traction14th2549 N2620 N-71 N97.29%
Snow Handling11th53.7 Km/H55.5 Km/H-1.8 Km/H96.76%
Snow Slalom1st3.84 m/sec2100%
Noise12th71.7 dB69.7 dB+2 dB97.21%
Wear5th39764 KM41713 KM-1949 KM95.33%
Value8th16.09 Price/100011.03 Price/1000+5.06 Price/100068.55%
Price15th640 440 +200 68.75%
Rolling Resistance14th8.74 kg / t6.68 kg / t+2.06 kg / t76.43%
Convincing all-round talent with very good mileage and good economy, precise handling on wet roads, good aquaplaning qualities.
Average comfort.
Exemplary.

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3rd: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Plus
  • 215/55 R17 98V
  • EU Label: C/B/71
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking8th44.2 M43 M+1.2 M97.29%
Dry Handling17th121.3 Km/H123.5 Km/H-2.2 Km/H98.22%
Wet Braking8th55.4 M51.2 M+4.2 M92.42%
Wet Handling6th71.9 Km/H72.7 Km/H-0.8 Km/H98.9%
Wet Circle2nd12.21 s12.02 s+0.19 s98.44%
Straight Aqua10th78.7 Km/H81.3 Km/H-2.6 Km/H96.8%
Curved Aquaplaning4th2.77 m/sec22.94 m/sec2-0.17 m/sec294.22%
Snow Braking2nd25.5 M25.4 M+0.1 M99.61%
Snow Traction6th2582 N2620 N-38 N98.55%
Snow Handling3rd54.5 Km/H55.5 Km/H-1 Km/H98.2%
Snow Slalom9th3.77 m/sec23.84 m/sec2-0.07 m/sec298.18%
Noise9th71.2 dB69.7 dB+1.5 dB97.89%
Wear9th36593 KM41713 KM-5120 KM87.73%
Value11th16.67 Price/100011.03 Price/1000+5.64 Price/100066.17%
Price12th610 440 +170 72.13%
Rolling Resistance6th8.21 kg / t6.68 kg / t+1.53 kg / t81.36%
Premium winter profile with top performance on snow-covered slopes, balanced driving characteristics on wet and dry slopes, good economy.
Average comfort.
Exemplary.

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4th: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

Dunlop Winter Sport 5
  • 215/55 R17 98V
  • EU Label: C/C/71
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking12th44.9 M43 M+1.9 M95.77%
Dry Handling10th121.9 Km/H123.5 Km/H-1.6 Km/H98.7%
Wet Braking6th55.2 M51.2 M+4 M92.75%
Wet Handling7th71.7 Km/H72.7 Km/H-1 Km/H98.62%
Wet Circle4th12.33 s12.02 s+0.31 s97.49%
Straight Aqua18th74.7 Km/H81.3 Km/H-6.6 Km/H91.88%
Curved Aquaplaning11th2.59 m/sec22.94 m/sec2-0.35 m/sec288.1%
Snow Braking18th26.5 M25.4 M+1.1 M95.85%
Snow Traction3rd2605 N2620 N-15 N99.43%
Snow Handling9th54.2 Km/H55.5 Km/H-1.3 Km/H97.66%
Snow Slalom3rd3.79 m/sec23.84 m/sec2-0.05 m/sec298.7%
Noise16th72.2 dB69.7 dB+2.5 dB96.54%
Wear8th36841 KM41713 KM-4872 KM88.32%
Value16th17.91 Price/100011.03 Price/1000+6.88 Price/100061.59%
Price16th660 440 +220 66.67%
Rolling Resistance12th8.37 kg / t6.68 kg / t+1.69 kg / t79.81%
Snow professional with stable driving characteristics on wet and dry slopes, good traction and precise handling on snow, good mileage.
Exemplary.
Exemplary.

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5th: Cooper Discoverer Winter

Cooper Discoverer Winter
  • 215/55 R17 98V
  • EU Label: C/B/71
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd43.3 M43 M+0.3 M99.31%
Dry Handling12th121.5 Km/H123.5 Km/H-2 Km/H98.38%
Wet Braking5th54.9 M51.2 M+3.7 M93.26%
Wet Handling14th70.6 Km/H72.7 Km/H-2.1 Km/H97.11%
Wet Circle11th12.43 s12.02 s+0.41 s96.7%
Straight Aqua14th76.6 Km/H81.3 Km/H-4.7 Km/H94.22%
Curved Aquaplaning13th2.48 m/sec22.94 m/sec2-0.46 m/sec284.35%
Snow Braking9th26.3 M25.4 M+0.9 M96.58%
Snow Traction9th2566 N2620 N-54 N97.94%
Snow Handling6th54.4 Km/H55.5 Km/H-1.1 Km/H98.02%
Snow Slalom3rd3.79 m/sec23.84 m/sec2-0.05 m/sec298.7%
Noise5th70.5 dB69.7 dB+0.8 dB98.87%
Wear11th33688 KM41713 KM-8025 KM80.76%
Value5th15.29 Price/100011.03 Price/1000+4.26 Price/100072.14%
Price5th515 440 +75 85.44%
Rolling Resistance16th8.89 kg / t6.68 kg / t+2.21 kg / t75.14%
Inexpensive branded tire with a balanced performance profile, impressive suitability for snow, stable handling in the dry, short braking distances in the dry.
Average comfort.
Exemplary.

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6th: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
  • 215/55 R17 98V
  • EU Label: C/A/71
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking1st43 M100%
Dry Handling1st123.5 Km/H100%
Wet Braking1st51.2 M100%
Wet Handling1st72.7 Km/H100%
Wet Circle1st12.02 s100%
Straight Aqua12th78.4 Km/H81.3 Km/H-2.9 Km/H96.43%
Curved Aquaplaning3rd2.78 m/sec22.94 m/sec2-0.16 m/sec294.56%
Snow Braking9th26.3 M25.4 M+0.9 M96.58%
Snow Traction12th2556 N2620 N-64 N97.56%
Snow Handling16th53.2 Km/H55.5 Km/H-2.3 Km/H95.86%
Snow Slalom16th3.69 m/sec23.84 m/sec2-0.15 m/sec296.09%
Noise19th72.8 dB69.7 dB+3.1 dB95.74%
Wear14th31409 KM41713 KM-10304 KM75.3%
Value18th19.74 Price/100011.03 Price/1000+8.71 Price/100055.88%
Price13th620 440 +180 70.97%
Rolling Resistance8th8.32 kg / t6.68 kg / t+1.64 kg / t80.29%
Winter tires with convincing handling qualities on wet and dry roads, precise steering, short wet and dry braking distances.
Moderate mileage, loud tire noise.
Good.

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7th: Hankook Winter I cept RS3

Hankook Winter I cept RS3
  • 215/55 R17 98V
  • EU Label: C/A/71
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking14th45.1 M43 M+2.1 M95.34%
Dry Handling4th123 Km/H123.5 Km/H-0.5 Km/H99.6%
Wet Braking6th55.2 M51.2 M+4 M92.75%
Wet Handling5th72 Km/H72.7 Km/H-0.7 Km/H99.04%
Wet Circle12th12.47 s12.02 s+0.45 s96.39%
Straight Aqua1st81.3 Km/H100%
Curved Aquaplaning6th2.74 m/sec22.94 m/sec2-0.2 m/sec293.2%
Snow Braking19th26.6 M25.4 M+1.2 M95.49%
Snow Traction18th2499 N2620 N-121 N95.38%
Snow Handling6th54.4 Km/H55.5 Km/H-1.1 Km/H98.02%
Snow Slalom6th3.78 m/sec23.84 m/sec2-0.06 m/sec298.44%
Noise11th71.5 dB69.7 dB+1.8 dB97.48%
Wear16th30888 KM41713 KM-10825 KM74.05%
Value14th17.64 Price/100011.03 Price/1000+6.61 Price/100062.53%
Price8th545 440 +105 80.73%
Rolling Resistance15th8.87 kg / t6.68 kg / t+2.19 kg / t75.31%
New winter profile with balanced driving characteristics, dynamic wet and dry handling, good aquaplaning reserves.
Moderate mileage, average comfort.
Good.

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8th: Continental WinterContact TS 870 P

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
  • 215/55 R17 98V
  • EU Label: B/B/71
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd43.3 M43 M+0.3 M99.31%
Dry Handling3rd123.2 Km/H123.5 Km/H-0.3 Km/H99.76%
Wet Braking3rd54 M51.2 M+2.8 M94.81%
Wet Handling3rd72.1 Km/H72.7 Km/H-0.6 Km/H99.17%
Wet Circle2nd12.21 s12.02 s+0.19 s98.44%
Straight Aqua7th78.9 Km/H81.3 Km/H-2.4 Km/H97.05%
Curved Aquaplaning5th2.75 m/sec22.94 m/sec2-0.19 m/sec293.54%
Snow Braking2nd25.5 M25.4 M+0.1 M99.61%
Snow Traction5th2583 N2620 N-37 N98.59%
Snow Handling9th54.2 Km/H55.5 Km/H-1.3 Km/H97.66%
Snow Slalom6th3.78 m/sec23.84 m/sec2-0.06 m/sec298.44%
Noise5th70.5 dB69.7 dB+0.8 dB98.87%
Wear17th30590 KM41713 KM-11123 KM73.33%
Value20th23.7 Price/100011.03 Price/1000+12.67 Price/100046.54%
Price20th725 440 +285 60.69%
Rolling Resistance2nd7.3 kg / t6.68 kg / t+0.62 kg / t91.51%
Top winter tires with excellent driving dynamics properties in all weather conditions, fuel-efficient rolling resistance.
Limited mileage and economy.
Good.

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9th: BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2

BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2
  • 215/55 R17 98V
  • EU Label: C/B/69
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking11th44.7 M43 M+1.7 M96.2%
Dry Handling17th121.3 Km/H123.5 Km/H-2.2 Km/H98.22%
Wet Braking9th55.9 M51.2 M+4.7 M91.59%
Wet Handling12th70.8 Km/H72.7 Km/H-1.9 Km/H97.39%
Wet Circle15th12.62 s12.02 s+0.6 s95.25%
Straight Aqua4th79.8 Km/H81.3 Km/H-1.5 Km/H98.15%
Curved Aquaplaning8th2.65 m/sec22.94 m/sec2-0.29 m/sec290.14%
Snow Braking1st25.4 M100%
Snow Traction10th2559 N2620 N-61 N97.67%
Snow Handling6th54.4 Km/H55.5 Km/H-1.1 Km/H98.02%
Snow Slalom3rd3.79 m/sec23.84 m/sec2-0.05 m/sec298.7%
Noise3rd70.3 dB69.7 dB+0.6 dB99.15%
Wear12th33516 KM41713 KM-8197 KM80.35%
Value19th20.59 Price/100011.03 Price/1000+9.56 Price/100053.57%
Price18th690 440 +250 63.77%
Rolling Resistance7th8.31 kg / t6.68 kg / t+1.63 kg / t80.39%
Snow pro with very good driving performance on packed snow, good aquaplaning reserves, pleasantly quiet driving comfort.
Slightly longer wet braking distances, high price.
Good.

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9th: Semperit Speed Grip 5

Semperit Speed Grip 5
  • 215/55 R17 98V
  • EU Label: C/C/72
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking17th46.1 M43 M+3.1 M93.28%
Dry Handling12th121.5 Km/H123.5 Km/H-2 Km/H98.38%
Wet Braking14th56.4 M51.2 M+5.2 M90.78%
Wet Handling17th69.8 Km/H72.7 Km/H-2.9 Km/H96.01%
Wet Circle14th12.59 s12.02 s+0.57 s95.47%
Straight Aqua2nd80.7 Km/H81.3 Km/H-0.6 Km/H99.26%
Curved Aquaplaning1st2.94 m/sec2100%
Snow Braking5th25.9 M25.4 M+0.5 M98.07%
Snow Traction15th2541 N2620 N-79 N96.98%
Snow Handling3rd54.5 Km/H55.5 Km/H-1 Km/H98.2%
Snow Slalom9th3.77 m/sec23.84 m/sec2-0.07 m/sec298.18%
Noise13th71.8 dB69.7 dB+2.1 dB97.08%
Wear13th33502 KM41713 KM-8211 KM80.32%
Value9th16.12 Price/100011.03 Price/1000+5.09 Price/100068.42%
Price7th540 440 +100 81.48%
Rolling Resistance3rd7.39 kg / t6.68 kg / t+0.71 kg / t90.39%
Short braking distances and precise handling on ice and snow, very good aquaplaning qualities, low rolling resistance.
Moderate wet grip, longer wet and dry braking distances.
Good.

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11th: Kleber Krisalp HP3

Kleber Krisalp HP3
  • 215/55 R17 98V
  • EU Label: C/B/69
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking9th44.5 M43 M+1.5 M96.63%
Dry Handling20th120.8 Km/H123.5 Km/H-2.7 Km/H97.81%
Wet Braking20th58.3 M51.2 M+7.1 M87.82%
Wet Handling15th70.3 Km/H72.7 Km/H-2.4 Km/H96.7%
Wet Circle17th12.65 s12.02 s+0.63 s95.02%
Straight Aqua3rd80.5 Km/H81.3 Km/H-0.8 Km/H99.02%
Curved Aquaplaning7th2.7 m/sec22.94 m/sec2-0.24 m/sec291.84%
Snow Braking2nd25.5 M25.4 M+0.1 M99.61%
Snow Traction2nd2606 N2620 N-14 N99.47%
Snow Handling2nd54.9 Km/H55.5 Km/H-0.6 Km/H98.92%
Snow Slalom6th3.78 m/sec23.84 m/sec2-0.06 m/sec298.44%
Noise8th70.7 dB69.7 dB+1 dB98.59%
Wear10th34514 KM41713 KM-7199 KM82.74%
Value7th15.79 Price/100011.03 Price/1000+4.76 Price/100069.85%
Price8th545 440 +105 80.73%
Rolling Resistance10th8.33 kg / t6.68 kg / t+1.65 kg / t80.19%
Convincing qualities on ice and snow, good safety reserves for aquaplaning, low price.
Extended wet braking distances, understeering wet and dry handling.
Good.

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12th: Vredestein Wintrac Pro

Vredestein Wintrac Pro
  • 215/55 R17 98V
  • EU Label: C/B/72
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th43.5 M43 M+0.5 M98.85%
Dry Handling9th122.1 Km/H123.5 Km/H-1.4 Km/H98.87%
Wet Braking18th57.7 M51.2 M+6.5 M88.73%
Wet Handling9th71.2 Km/H72.7 Km/H-1.5 Km/H97.94%
Wet Circle7th12.41 s12.02 s+0.39 s96.86%
Straight Aqua13th77.1 Km/H81.3 Km/H-4.2 Km/H94.83%
Curved Aquaplaning11th2.59 m/sec22.94 m/sec2-0.35 m/sec288.1%
Snow Braking9th26.3 M25.4 M+0.9 M96.58%
Snow Traction11th2558 N2620 N-62 N97.63%
Snow Handling13th53.6 Km/H55.5 Km/H-1.9 Km/H96.58%
Snow Slalom14th3.7 m/sec23.84 m/sec2-0.14 m/sec296.35%
Noise15th72.1 dB69.7 dB+2.4 dB96.67%
Wear19th29978 KM41713 KM-11735 KM71.87%
Value17th19.35 Price/100011.03 Price/1000+8.32 Price/100057%
Price11th580 440 +140 75.86%
Rolling Resistance13th8.4 kg / t6.68 kg / t+1.72 kg / t79.52%
Safe handling in all weather conditions, short snow and dry braking distances.
Extended wet braking distances, moderate mileage and economy.
Good.

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13th: Falken Eurowinter HS01

Falken Eurowinter HS01
  • 215/55 R17 98V
  • EU Label: D/B/70
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking13th45 M43 M+2 M95.56%
Dry Handling11th121.7 Km/H123.5 Km/H-1.8 Km/H98.54%
Wet Braking15th56.7 M51.2 M+5.5 M90.3%
Wet Handling12th70.8 Km/H72.7 Km/H-1.9 Km/H97.39%
Wet Circle18th12.66 s12.02 s+0.64 s94.94%
Straight Aqua5th79.6 Km/H81.3 Km/H-1.7 Km/H97.91%
Curved Aquaplaning8th2.65 m/sec22.94 m/sec2-0.29 m/sec290.14%
Snow Braking5th25.9 M25.4 M+0.5 M98.07%
Snow Traction19th2461 N2620 N-159 N93.93%
Snow Handling16th53.2 Km/H55.5 Km/H-2.3 Km/H95.86%
Snow Slalom18th3.64 m/sec23.84 m/sec2-0.2 m/sec294.79%
Noise14th71.9 dB69.7 dB+2.2 dB96.94%
Wear7th37975 KM41713 KM-3738 KM91.04%
Value10th16.33 Price/100011.03 Price/1000+5.3 Price/100067.54%
Price13th620 440 +180 70.97%
Rolling Resistance21st9.94 kg / t6.68 kg / t+3.26 kg / t67.2%
Short snow braking distances, very good safety reserves for aquaplaning, stable dry handling.
Moderate cornering on snowy and wet slopes, increased rolling resistance.
Good.

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14th: Nexen Winguard Sport

Nexen Winguard Sport
  • 215/55 R17 98V
  • EU Label: D/B/70
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking15th45.5 M43 M+2.5 M94.51%
Dry Handling7th122.2 Km/H123.5 Km/H-1.3 Km/H98.95%
Wet Braking15th56.7 M51.2 M+5.5 M90.3%
Wet Handling9th71.2 Km/H72.7 Km/H-1.5 Km/H97.94%
Wet Circle10th12.42 s12.02 s+0.4 s96.78%
Straight Aqua16th75.2 Km/H81.3 Km/H-6.1 Km/H92.5%
Curved Aquaplaning17th2.25 m/sec22.94 m/sec2-0.69 m/sec276.53%
Snow Braking14th26.4 M25.4 M+1 M96.21%
Snow Traction4th2595 N2620 N-25 N99.05%
Snow Handling19th52.9 Km/H55.5 Km/H-2.6 Km/H95.32%
Snow Slalom12th3.73 m/sec23.84 m/sec2-0.11 m/sec297.14%
Noise1st69.7 dB100%
Wear18th30303 KM41713 KM-11410 KM72.65%
Value4th14.85 Price/100011.03 Price/1000+3.82 Price/100074.28%
Price2nd450 440 +10 97.78%
Rolling Resistance19th9.41 kg / t6.68 kg / t+2.73 kg / t70.99%
Good traction and short braking distances on snow, stable wet and dry handling.
Understeering behavior on snow, limited mileage, high rolling resistance.
Good.

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15th: Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6

Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
  • 215/55 R17 98V
  • EU Label: C/B/70
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking16th45.8 M43 M+2.8 M93.89%
Dry Handling14th121.4 Km/H123.5 Km/H-2.1 Km/H98.3%
Wet Braking9th55.9 M51.2 M+4.7 M91.59%
Wet Handling11th71.1 Km/H72.7 Km/H-1.6 Km/H97.8%
Wet Circle6th12.39 s12.02 s+0.37 s97.01%
Straight Aqua6th79.3 Km/H81.3 Km/H-2 Km/H97.54%
Curved Aquaplaning16th2.39 m/sec22.94 m/sec2-0.55 m/sec281.29%
Snow Braking9th26.3 M25.4 M+0.9 M96.58%
Snow Traction17th2519 N2620 N-101 N96.15%
Snow Handling15th53.4 Km/H55.5 Km/H-2.1 Km/H96.22%
Snow Slalom11th3.76 m/sec23.84 m/sec2-0.08 m/sec297.92%
Noise3rd70.3 dB69.7 dB+0.6 dB99.15%
Wear20th28501 KM41713 KM-13212 KM68.33%
Value6th15.44 Price/100011.03 Price/1000+4.41 Price/100071.44%
Price1st440 100%
Rolling Resistance20th9.53 kg / t6.68 kg / t+2.85 kg / t70.09%
Balanced winter properties, safe aquaplaning behavior, low price.
Slightly longer wet and dry braking distances, low mileage, high rolling resistance.
Good.

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16th: Firestone Winterhawk 4

Firestone Winterhawk 4
  • 215/55 R17 98V
  • EU Label: C/B/71
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking19th46.5 M43 M+3.5 M92.47%
Dry Handling17th121.3 Km/H123.5 Km/H-2.2 Km/H98.22%
Wet Braking12th56.2 M51.2 M+5 M91.1%
Wet Handling8th71.3 Km/H72.7 Km/H-1.4 Km/H98.07%
Wet Circle7th12.41 s12.02 s+0.39 s96.86%
Straight Aqua7th78.9 Km/H81.3 Km/H-2.4 Km/H97.05%
Curved Aquaplaning15th2.41 m/sec22.94 m/sec2-0.53 m/sec281.97%
Snow Braking14th26.4 M25.4 M+1 M96.21%
Snow Traction8th2578 N2620 N-42 N98.4%
Snow Handling3rd54.5 Km/H55.5 Km/H-1 Km/H98.2%
Snow Slalom2nd3.8 m/sec23.84 m/sec2-0.04 m/sec298.96%
Noise7th70.6 dB69.7 dB+0.9 dB98.73%
Wear3rd39848 KM41713 KM-1865 KM95.53%
Value2nd12.67 Price/100011.03 Price/1000+1.64 Price/100087.06%
Price4th505 440 +65 87.13%
Rolling Resistance8th8.32 kg / t6.68 kg / t+1.64 kg / t80.29%
Convincing snow qualities, low rolling noise, very good mileage.
Only satisfactory dry qualities, longer wet and dry braking distances, moderate driving comfort.
Fair.

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17th: Kumho Winter Craft WP52

Kumho Winter Craft WP52
  • 215/55 R17 98V
  • EU Label: C/B/72
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd43.3 M43 M+0.3 M99.31%
Dry Handling2nd123.3 Km/H123.5 Km/H-0.2 Km/H99.84%
Wet Braking11th56.1 M51.2 M+4.9 M91.27%
Wet Handling17th69.8 Km/H72.7 Km/H-2.9 Km/H96.01%
Wet Circle20th12.77 s12.02 s+0.75 s94.13%
Straight Aqua17th75.1 Km/H81.3 Km/H-6.2 Km/H92.37%
Curved Aquaplaning19th2.05 m/sec22.94 m/sec2-0.89 m/sec269.73%
Snow Braking20th27.3 M25.4 M+1.9 M93.04%
Snow Traction20th2440 N2620 N-180 N93.13%
Snow Handling13th53.6 Km/H55.5 Km/H-1.9 Km/H96.58%
Snow Slalom17th3.67 m/sec23.84 m/sec2-0.17 m/sec295.57%
Noise18th72.6 dB69.7 dB+2.9 dB96.01%
Wear1st41713 KM100%
Value1st11.03 Price/1000100%
Price3rd460 440 +20 95.65%
Rolling Resistance17th9.04 kg / t6.68 kg / t+2.36 kg / t73.89%
Dynamic dry handling, high mileage, good economy.
Limited grip level in the wet, heavy understeering when handling in the wet, low aquaplaning reserves.
Fair.

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18th: Nokian Snowproof P

Nokian Snowproof P
  • 215/55 R17 98V
  • EU Label: C/B/69
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking7th43.9 M43 M+0.9 M97.95%
Dry Handling5th122.8 Km/H123.5 Km/H-0.7 Km/H99.43%
Wet Braking12th56.2 M51.2 M+5 M91.1%
Wet Handling16th70.1 Km/H72.7 Km/H-2.6 Km/H96.42%
Wet Circle13th12.48 s12.02 s+0.46 s96.31%
Straight Aqua20th71.5 Km/H81.3 Km/H-9.8 Km/H87.95%
Curved Aquaplaning20th1.81 m/sec22.94 m/sec2-1.13 m/sec261.56%
Snow Braking8th26.2 M25.4 M+0.8 M96.95%
Snow Traction16th2531 N2620 N-89 N96.6%
Snow Handling20th52.7 Km/H55.5 Km/H-2.8 Km/H94.95%
Snow Slalom20th3.62 m/sec23.84 m/sec2-0.22 m/sec294.27%
Noise1st69.7 dB100%
Wear6th38717 KM41713 KM-2996 KM92.82%
Value12th17.31 Price/100011.03 Price/1000+6.28 Price/100063.72%
Price17th670 440 +230 65.67%
Rolling Resistance4th8.06 kg / t6.68 kg / t+1.38 kg / t82.88%
Dynamic dry handling, low rolling noise, good mileage.
Moderate cornering and understeering behavior on snow, limited aquaplaning qualities.
Fair.

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19th: Fulda Kristall Control HP2

Fulda Kristall Control HP2
  • 215/55 R17 98V
  • EU Label: C/C/72
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking18th46.4 M43 M+3.4 M92.67%
Dry Handling14th121.4 Km/H123.5 Km/H-2.1 Km/H98.3%
Wet Braking17th57.5 M51.2 M+6.3 M89.04%
Wet Handling20th68.7 Km/H72.7 Km/H-4 Km/H94.5%
Wet Circle19th12.69 s12.02 s+0.67 s94.72%
Straight Aqua15th75.8 Km/H81.3 Km/H-5.5 Km/H93.23%
Curved Aquaplaning2nd2.82 m/sec22.94 m/sec2-0.12 m/sec295.92%
Snow Braking9th26.3 M25.4 M+0.9 M96.58%
Snow Traction13th2552 N2620 N-68 N97.4%
Snow Handling18th53.1 Km/H55.5 Km/H-2.4 Km/H95.68%
Snow Slalom18th3.64 m/sec23.84 m/sec2-0.2 m/sec294.79%
Noise20th73.5 dB69.7 dB+3.8 dB94.83%
Wear4th39795 KM41713 KM-1918 KM95.4%
Value3rd13.44 Price/100011.03 Price/1000+2.41 Price/100082.07%
Price6th535 440 +95 82.24%
Rolling Resistance5th8.18 kg / t6.68 kg / t+1.5 kg / t81.66%
Short snow braking distances, good economy with high mileage.
Significantly understeering handling in all weather conditions, longer wet and dry braking distances.
Fair.

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19th: Uniroyal WinterExpert

Uniroyal WinterExpert
  • 215/55 R17 98V
  • EU Label: C/C/72
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking20th47.2 M43 M+4.2 M91.1%
Dry Handling21st120.7 Km/H123.5 Km/H-2.8 Km/H97.73%
Wet Braking18th57.7 M51.2 M+6.5 M88.73%
Wet Handling19th69.1 Km/H72.7 Km/H-3.6 Km/H95.05%
Wet Circle16th12.63 s12.02 s+0.61 s95.17%
Straight Aqua19th74.3 Km/H81.3 Km/H-7 Km/H91.39%
Curved Aquaplaning18th2.15 m/sec22.94 m/sec2-0.79 m/sec273.13%
Snow Braking7th26.1 M25.4 M+0.7 M97.32%
Snow Traction1st2620 N100%
Snow Handling1st55.5 Km/H100%
Snow Slalom12th3.73 m/sec23.84 m/sec2-0.11 m/sec297.14%
Noise9th71.2 dB69.7 dB+1.5 dB97.89%
Wear15th30937 KM41713 KM-10776 KM74.17%
Value15th17.78 Price/100011.03 Price/1000+6.75 Price/100062.04%
Price10th550 440 +110 80%
Rolling Resistance1st6.68 kg / t100%
Convincing winter qualities, low rolling resistance.
Delayed steering response, heavily understeering wet and dry handling, extended wet and dry braking distances.
Fair.

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