2014 Auto Express Winter Tyre Test

In previous years Auto Express have been slow to publish their tyre tests online, but not this year - Auto Express have done such a great job on their website, there's nothing left for us to add! Get over to the Auto Express Website to read their 2014 tyre test in full!

The Results

1st: Continental WinterContact TS 850

Continental WinterContact TS 850
  • 205/55 R16
A good all round performance with few compromises make this a winter tyre winner

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2nd: Nokian WR D3

Nokian WR D3
  • 205/55 R16
Top performer on snow and in dry conditions in the cold, but not the cheapest to run

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3rd: Goodyear UltraGrip 9

Goodyear UltraGrip 9
  • 205/55 R16
An excellent debut in our test, with good performance on snow and wet roads

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4th: Uniroyal MS+ 77

Uniroyal MS Plus 77
  • 205/55 R16
A promising return for Uniroyal, although the poor fuel economy is something of a surprise

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5th: Michelin Alpin A4

Michelin Alpin A4
  • 205/55 R16
Its days on sale are number (the Michelin Alpin 5 has replaced it), but this winter tyre is still well worth considering

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6th: Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D

Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D
  • 205/55 R16
Secure and safe, although rivals have the edge over this tyre in most tests

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7th: Pirelli Winter Snow Control Series 3

Pirelli Winter Snow Control Series 3
  • 205/55 R16
Competent, but aquaplaning performance needs looking at, as does fuel efficiency

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8th: Hankook Winter i cept RS

Hankook Winter i cept RS
  • 205/55 R16
A keenly priced tyre, but you will pay for that at the pumps over time

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9th: Vredestein Quatrac Lite

Vredestein Quatrac Lite
  • 205/55 R16
Seven per cent off the best winter tyre in the snow, better than the best winter tyre in the dry, and again 7% behind the best winter in the cold wet test, but 10% ahead of the summer tyre

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10th: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance
  • 205/55 R16
An unsurprisingly fail in all snow tests, the summer tyre needed an extra 5 metres to stop under wet braking. Slight edge on the winters in the cold dry tests

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