2019 Winter Tyre Test Market Overview

Following on from the All Season tyre market overview, Auto Bild have published their winter version of the shootout style braking test.

For the winter test, Auto Bild have tested 53 winter tyres in 225/45 R17 in wet and snow braking. The two braking distances are combined, and the top twenty tyres go through to a full test covering all aspects of a tyres performance.

Notable Performances

Not for the first time this year, a Bridgestone tyre tops the wet braking test, and wins the overall combined braking distance to finish in the top spot. We're not yet sure what Bridgestone have changed recently, but they've made a massive step forward in the wet, and it will be interesting to see if they can hold onto this performance in the full test.

The "best of the rest" during wet braking testing went to three of the newest tyres on test, the Michelin Alpin 6, Goodyear Ultragrip Performance+ and the Vredestein Wintrac Pro. The Goodyear and Michelin managed to match the performance in the snow, finishing second and third overall.

As always, the tyres at the cheaper end of the spectrum could manage either a reasonable result in the wet, or the snow, but not both, with the worst tyre during wet braking taking a huge ten meters further to stop than the best.

Wet

 

Snow

 

Results

1st: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking1st100%
Snow Braking10th+0.6 M97.56%
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2nd: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Plus
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking3rd+1.4 M95.42%
Snow Braking5th+0.3 M98.77%
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3rd: Michelin Alpin 6

Michelin Alpin 6
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking2nd+1.2 M96.05%
Snow Braking13th+0.7 M97.17%
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4th: Semperit Speed Grip 3

Semperit Speed Grip 3
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking9th+2.4 M92.41%
Snow Braking5th+0.3 M98.77%
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5th: Continental WinterContact TS 860

Continental WinterContact TS 860
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking7th+2.3 M92.7%
Snow Braking9th+0.5 M97.96%
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6th: Vredestein Wintrac Pro

Vredestein Wintrac Pro
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking4th+1.6 M94.81%
Snow Braking20th+1.2 M95.24%
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7th: BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2

BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking11th+2.8 M91.25%
Snow Braking4th+0.2 M99.17%
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8th: Kleber Krisalp HP3

Kleber Krisalp HP3
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking13th+3 M90.68%
Snow Braking1st100%
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9th: Apollo Aspire XP Winter

Apollo Aspire XP Winter
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking5th+2 M93.59%
Snow Braking19th+1.1 M95.62%
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10th: Kumho WinterCraft WP71

Kumho WinterCraft WP71
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking7th+2.3 M92.7%
Snow Braking15th+0.8 M96.77%
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11th: Nokian WR Snowproof

Nokian WR Snowproof
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking13th+3 M90.68%
Snow Braking10th+0.6 M97.56%
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12th: Hankook Winter i cept RS2

Hankook Winter i cept RS2
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking11th+2.8 M91.25%
Snow Braking17th+0.9 M96.39%
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13th: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

Dunlop Winter Sport 5
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking18th+3.7 M88.75%
Snow Braking5th+0.3 M98.77%
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14th: Uniroyal MS+ 77

Uniroyal MS Plus 77
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking17th+3.6 M89.02%
Snow Braking10th+0.6 M97.56%
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15th: Nexen WinGuard Sport 2

Nexen WinGuard Sport 2
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking19th+3.8 M88.48%
Snow Braking13th+0.7 M97.17%
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16th: Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking6th+2.1 M93.29%
Snow Braking24th+2.4 M90.91%
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17th: Sava Eskimo HP2

Sava Eskimo HP2
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking22nd+4.4 M86.9%
Snow Braking2nd+0.1 M99.59%
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18th: Fulda Kristall Control HP2

Fulda Kristall Control HP2
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking21st+4.3 M87.16%
Snow Braking5th+0.3 M98.77%
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19th: Debica Frigo HP2

Debica Frigo HP2
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking27th+5 M85.38%
Snow Braking2nd+0.1 M99.59%
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20th: Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905

Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking16th+3.3 M89.85%
Snow Braking22nd+2 M92.31%
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21st: Barum Polaris 5

Barum Polaris 5
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking23rd+4.7 M86.14%
Snow Braking18th+1 M96%
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22nd: Maxxis Arctictrekker WP05

Maxxis Arctictrekker WP05
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking27th+5 M85.38%
Snow Braking15th+0.8 M96.77%
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23rd: Avon WV7

Avon WV7
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking15th+3.2 M90.12%
Snow Braking26th+3 M88.89%
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24th: Firestone Winterhawk 3

Firestone Winterhawk 3
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking27th+5 M85.38%
Snow Braking21st+1.5 M94.12%
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25th: Falken Eurowinter HS01

Falken Eurowinter HS01
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking23rd+4.7 M86.14%
Snow Braking23rd+2.1 M91.95%
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26th: Cooper Weather Master SA2+

Cooper Weather Master SA2 Plus
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking10th+2.7 M91.54%
Snow Braking28th+4.3 M84.81%
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27th: Toyo Snowprox S954

Toyo Snowprox S954
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking26th+4.8 M85.88%
Snow Braking25th+2.7 M89.89%
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28th: Seiberling Seilberling Winter

Seiberling Seilberling Winter
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking30th+5.1 M85.13%
Snow Braking27th+3.3 M87.91%
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29th: Dayton DW 510 Evo

Dayton DW 510 Evo
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking20th+4.2 M87.43%
Snow Braking29th+4.7 M83.62%
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30th: Imperial Snowdragon 3

Imperial Snowdragon 3
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking23rd+4.7 M86.14%
Snow Braking30th+7.7 M75.71%
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32nd: Mabor Winter Jet 3

Mabor  Winter Jet 3
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking31st+5.5 M84.15%
Snow Braking31st-24 M0%
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33rd: Matador MP 92 Sibir Snow

Matador MP 92 Sibir Snow
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking32nd+5.6 M83.91%
Snow Braking32nd-24 M0%
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34th: Tyfoon Eurosnow II

Tyfoon Eurosnow II
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking32nd+5.6 M83.91%
Snow Braking32nd-24 M0%
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35th: General Altimax Winter 3

General Altimax Winter 3
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking34th+5.7 M83.67%
Snow Braking34th-24 M0%
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36th: Gislaved Euro Frost 6

Gislaved Euro Frost 6
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking35th+5.9 M83.19%
Snow Braking35th-24 M0%
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37th: Linglong Green Max Winter UHP

Linglong Green Max Winter UHP
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking35th-29.2 M0%
Snow Braking35th-24 M0%
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37th: Linglong Green Max Winter UHP

Linglong Green Max Winter UHP
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking35th-29.2 M0%
Snow Braking35th-24 M0%
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38th: Kenda Wintergen 2 KR501

Kenda Wintergen 2 KR501
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking36th+6.1 M82.72%
Snow Braking36th-24 M0%
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39th: Giti GitiWinterW1

Giti GitiWinterW1
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking37th+6.4 M82.02%
Snow Braking37th-24 M0%
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41st: Viking Wintech

Viking Wintech
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking38th+6.6 M81.56%
Snow Braking38th-24 M0%
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42nd: Blacklion Snow Pioneer BW56

Blacklion Snow Pioneer BW56
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking39th+7.5 M79.56%
Snow Braking39th-24 M0%
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43rd: Fortuna Winter Max A1

Fortuna Winter Max A1
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking41st+7.7 M79.13%
Snow Braking41st-24 M0%
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44th: Sailun Iceblazer Alpine Evo

Sailun Iceblazer Alpine Evo
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking40th+7.6 M79.35%
Snow Braking40th-24 M0%
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45th: King Meiler Winter Tact WT84

King-Meiler Winter Tact WT84
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking42nd+8.2 M78.07%
Snow Braking42nd-24 M0%
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46th: Duraturn Mozzo Winter

Duraturn Mozzo Winter
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking43rd+8.4 M77.66%
Snow Braking43rd-24 M0%
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46th: Duraturn Mozzo Winter

Duraturn Mozzo Winter
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking43rd+8.4 M77.66%
Snow Braking43rd-24 M0%
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53rd: Laufenn I FIT

Laufenn I FIT
  • 225/45 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking44th+10.2 M74.11%
Snow Braking44th-24 M0%
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