2022 Winter Tire Market Overview

Once again the German publication Auto Bild have tested more winter tires than anyone else in 2022! This years Auto Bild Winter Tire Test starts with 56 winter tires in 215/55 R17 which are all put through a wet braking test, with the top 30 also placed in a snow braking test, then the top 20 will be carried over to the full test.

This gives us a very broad overview of the winter tire market in 2022, and there's no real surprises in the results! Bridgestone and Continental lead the group, with the last ten or so places taken by some of the cheapest tires on test. 

Full data below, and stay tuned for the write up of the full test next week!

Wet BrakingBridgestone Blizzak LM005: 32.8 MDouble-Coin DW300: 43.7 M
Snow BrakingBFGoodrich gForce Winter 2: 25.4 MAvon WV7: 28.7 M

Wet

Snow

Results

1st: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking1st32.8 M100%
Snow Braking11th26.3 M25.4 M+0.9 M96.58%
Read Reviews    Buy from £157.62

2nd: Continental WinterContact TS 870 P

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking3rd34.6 M32.8 M+1.8 M94.8%
Snow Braking2nd25.5 M25.4 M+0.1 M99.61%
Read Reviews    Buy from £178.03

3rd: Michelin Alpin 6

Michelin Alpin 6
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking2nd34.1 M32.8 M+1.3 M96.19%
Snow Braking16th26.4 M25.4 M+1 M96.21%
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4th: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Plus
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking9th35.5 M32.8 M+2.7 M92.39%
Snow Braking2nd25.5 M25.4 M+0.1 M99.61%
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5th: Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2

Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking3rd34.6 M32.8 M+1.8 M94.8%
Snow Braking16th26.4 M25.4 M+1 M96.21%
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6th: BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2

BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking10th35.8 M32.8 M+3 M91.62%
Snow Braking1st25.4 M100%
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7th: Cooper Discoverer Winter

Cooper Discoverer Winter
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking5th35.1 M32.8 M+2.3 M93.45%
Snow Braking11th26.3 M25.4 M+0.9 M96.58%
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8th: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

Dunlop Winter Sport 5
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking6th35.3 M32.8 M+2.5 M92.92%
Snow Braking20th26.5 M25.4 M+1.1 M95.85%
Read Reviews    Buy from £162.48

9th: Hankook Winter i cept evo3

Hankook Winter i cept evo3
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking6th35.3 M32.8 M+2.5 M92.92%
Snow Braking21st26.6 M25.4 M+1.2 M95.49%
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10th: Semperit Speed Grip 5

Semperit Speed Grip 5
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking15th36.1 M32.8 M+3.3 M90.86%
Snow Braking5th25.9 M25.4 M+0.5 M98.07%
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11th: Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6

Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking10th35.8 M32.8 M+3 M91.62%
Snow Braking11th26.3 M25.4 M+0.9 M96.58%
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12th: Falken Eurowinter HS01

Falken Eurowinter HS01
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking16th36.3 M32.8 M+3.5 M90.36%
Snow Braking5th25.9 M25.4 M+0.5 M98.07%
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13th: Nokian Snowproof P

Nokian Snowproof P
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking13th36 M32.8 M+3.2 M91.11%
Snow Braking10th26.2 M25.4 M+0.8 M96.95%
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14th: Firestone Winterhawk 4

Firestone Winterhawk 4
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking13th36 M32.8 M+3.2 M91.11%
Snow Braking16th26.4 M25.4 M+1 M96.21%
Read Reviews    Buy from £135.35

15th: Nexen Winguard Sport

Nexen Winguard Sport
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking16th36.3 M32.8 M+3.5 M90.36%
Snow Braking16th26.4 M25.4 M+1 M96.21%
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16th: Kleber Krisalp HP3

Kleber Krisalp HP3
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking24th37.3 M32.8 M+4.5 M87.94%
Snow Braking2nd25.5 M25.4 M+0.1 M99.61%
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17th: Uniroyal WinterExpert

Uniroyal WinterExpert
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking19th36.9 M32.8 M+4.1 M88.89%
Snow Braking7th26.1 M25.4 M+0.7 M97.32%
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18th: Fulda Kristall Control HP2

Fulda Kristall Control HP2
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking18th36.8 M32.8 M+4 M89.13%
Snow Braking11th26.3 M25.4 M+0.9 M96.58%
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19th: Kumho Winter Craft WP52

Kumho Winter Craft WP52
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking12th35.9 M32.8 M+3.1 M91.36%
Snow Braking28th27.3 M25.4 M+1.9 M93.04%
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20th: Vredestein Wintrac Pro

Vredestein Wintrac Pro
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking19th36.9 M32.8 M+4.1 M88.89%
Snow Braking11th26.3 M25.4 M+0.9 M96.58%
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21st: GT Radial WinterPro2

GT-Radial WinterPro2
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking24th37.3 M32.8 M+4.5 M87.94%
Snow Braking7th26.1 M25.4 M+0.7 M97.32%
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22nd: Sava Eskimo HP2

Sava Eskimo HP2
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking28th37.6 M32.8 M+4.8 M87.23%
Snow Braking7th26.1 M25.4 M+0.7 M97.32%
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23rd: Avon WV7

Avon WV7
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking6th35.3 M32.8 M+2.5 M92.92%
Snow Braking30th28.7 M25.4 M+3.3 M88.5%
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24th: Debica Frigo HP2

Debica Frigo HP2
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking21st37.1 M32.8 M+4.3 M88.41%
Snow Braking23rd26.9 M25.4 M+1.5 M94.42%
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25th: Viking Wintech

Viking Wintech
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking21st37.1 M32.8 M+4.3 M88.41%
Snow Braking26th27.1 M25.4 M+1.7 M93.73%
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26th: Barum Polaris 5

Barum Polaris 5
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking27th37.5 M32.8 M+4.7 M87.47%
Snow Braking23rd26.9 M25.4 M+1.5 M94.42%
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27th: Lassa Snoways 4

Lassa Snoways 4
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking24th37.3 M32.8 M+4.5 M87.94%
Snow Braking26th27.1 M25.4 M+1.7 M93.73%
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28th: Toyo Observe S 944

Toyo Observe S 944
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking30th37.7 M32.8 M+4.9 M87%
Snow Braking22nd26.8 M25.4 M+1.4 M94.78%
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29th: Paxaro Paxaro Winter

Paxaro Paxaro Winter
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking21st37.1 M32.8 M+4.3 M88.41%
Snow Braking29th27.5 M25.4 M+2.1 M92.36%
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30th: Yokohama BluEarth Winter V906

Yokohama BluEarth Winter V906
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking28th37.6 M32.8 M+4.8 M87.23%
Snow Braking25th27 M25.4 M+1.6 M94.07%
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31st: Matador MP93 Nordicca

Matador MP93 Nordicca
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking31st37.8 M32.8 M+5 M86.77%
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32nd: Platin RP 60

Platin RP 60
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking31st37.8 M32.8 M+5 M86.77%
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33rd: Gislaved Euro Frost 6

Gislaved Euro Frost 6
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking33rd38 M32.8 M+5.2 M86.32%
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34th: Nankang SV3

Nankang SV3
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking33rd38 M32.8 M+5.2 M86.32%
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35th: General Altimax Winter 3

General Altimax Winter 3
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking35th38.1 M32.8 M+5.3 M86.09%
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36th: Radar Dimax Alpine

Radar Dimax Alpine
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking35th38.1 M32.8 M+5.3 M86.09%
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37th: Giti GitiWinterW1

Giti GitiWinterW1
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking37th38.4 M32.8 M+5.6 M85.42%
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38th: Kormoran Snowpro

Kormoran Snowpro
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking37th38.4 M32.8 M+5.6 M85.42%
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39th: Minerva Frostrack HP

Minerva Frostrack HP
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking39th38.6 M32.8 M+5.8 M84.97%
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40th: Syron Everest 1 X

Syron Everest 1 X
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking39th38.6 M32.8 M+5.8 M84.97%
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41st: Laufenn I Fit Winter

Laufenn I Fit Winter
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking41st39 M32.8 M+6.2 M84.1%
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42nd: Imperial Snowdragon UHP

Imperial Snowdragon UHP
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking43rd39.1 M32.8 M+6.3 M83.89%
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43rd: Riken Riken Snow

Riken Riken Snow
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking41st39 M32.8 M+6.2 M84.1%
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44th: Tracmax S210 Ice+

Tracmax S210 Ice Plus
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking44th39.3 M32.8 M+6.5 M83.46%
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45th: Westlake SW 608

Westlake SW 608
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking44th39.3 M32.8 M+6.5 M83.46%
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46th: Triangle WinterX TW401

Triangle WinterX TW401
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking46th39.5 M32.8 M+6.7 M83.04%
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47th: Petlas Snow Master W651

Petlas Snow Master W651
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking47th39.7 M32.8 M+6.9 M82.62%
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48th: Zeetex WH1000 SUV

Zeetex WH1000 SUV
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking47th39.7 M32.8 M+6.9 M82.62%
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49th: Goodride SW608

Goodride SW608
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking49th40 M32.8 M+7.2 M82%
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50th: Tomket Snowroad 3

Tomket Snowroad 3
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking50th40.8 M32.8 M+8 M80.39%
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51st: Kenda Wintergen 2 KR501

Kenda Wintergen 2 KR501
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking51st41.1 M32.8 M+8.3 M79.81%
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52nd: Austone SP 901

Austone SP 901
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking52nd41.2 M32.8 M+8.4 M79.61%
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53rd: Tourador Winter Pro TS2

Tourador Winter Pro TS2
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking53rd41.7 M32.8 M+8.9 M78.66%
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54th: Starmaxx Ice Gripper W850

Starmaxx Ice Gripper W850
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking54th42.3 M32.8 M+9.5 M77.54%
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55th: RoadX RXFROST WU01

RoadX RXFROST WU01
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking55th42.8 M32.8 M+10 M76.64%
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56th: Double Coin DW300

Double-Coin DW300
  • 215/55 R17
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking56th43.7 M32.8 M+10.9 M75.06%
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