The 2021 Auto Bild winter tyre test started its life as a
fifty tyre wet and snow braking test, with the best performing twenty tyres proceeding to this test. This means the twenty tyres in this test are some of the best winter tyres for 2021 on the market!
Additionally Auto Bild have included the usual reference summer tyre, but also a budget winter tyre. It wasn't clear from the article how this tyre was chosen, but I imagine it was one of the worst tyres from the fifty tyre braking test intended to highlight just how bad cheap tyres can be. The results confirm the theory, with the cheap winter tyre performing well below average in nearly all tests.
The results, as always, were close at the top, with the new Continental WinterContact TS870 narrowly beating the Michelin Alpin 6. The new German tyre had a very consistent test, performing well in nearly all categories, and having the best wear on test!
In joint third are the Kleber Krisalp HP3 and Vredestein Wintrac. Both these tyres performed extremely well considering their "mid range" price point, and they beat the premium tyres from Bridgestone, Hankook and Goodyear.
Auto Bild are one of the few publications able to do wear tests. Rather than very expensive real world wear, the wear test for this was done on a drum. As always, it highlights certain running theme in tests, Continental are up there with Michelin in wear, and Bridgestone make excellent tyres with outstanding grip in the wet, especially wet braking, but it comes at the expense of treadlife.
Dry
A summer tyre will nearly always beat a winter tyre in the dry, whatever the temperature, however in this test the summer tyre had an impressively big advantage in the dry, stopping the car over seven meters before the best winter tyre from just 100km/h (62mph.)
The Vredestein Wintrac was the best winter tyre in the dry braking test, and placed fifth in dry handling maing it an impressive performance for the new Dutch tyre.
The budget winter tyre actually performed ok in the dry tests, finishing midpack, where as the Fulda, BFGoodrich and Firestone tyres struggled.
Wet
In the wet, the winter tyres performed better against the reference summer tyre, with six winter patterns beating the summer tyre in wet braking.
The Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 continued its run of impressive wet braking results, stopping the test vehicle two meters ahead of the second placed Hankook, with the new Firestone WinterHawk 4 also performing well.
The budget winter tyre really highlighted how poor value cheap winter tyres can be, taking 14 meters longer to stop the car than the Bridgestone!
The summer tyre reclaimed its lead in wet handling, narrowly beating the Hankook, Bridgestone and Vredestein winter tyres.
Snow
On average across the three snow tests, the BF Goodrich, Bridgestone, Continental and Hankook all has consistent results.
Snow braking had the Dunlop narrowly beating the Goodyear and Continental tyres. The cheap budget tyre continued to perform poorly.
Snow traction moved Bridgestone and Michelin to the top two places, with Continental remaining third.
Hankook led BFGoodrich is the important snow handling test, with the Laufenn I Fit+ (a Hankook sub brand) also performing well.
Environment
Nexen, Hankook, Bridgestone and Vredestein were the only tyres to beat the summer tyre in the external noise test.
Barum and Nokian had a small lead over the rest of the tyres on test when it came to fuel use, and five of the winter tyres had a lower rolling resistance than the reference summer tyre.
Wear
The wear test once again highlighted just how far Continental have come in tread life compared to their tyres five years ago by dominating the test and having a predicted 5,300km advantage over the second placed Michelin Alpin 6.
The two best wearing tyres on test were also the most expensive to buy.
When comparing mileage against purchase price, the Barum Polaris 5 offered the lowest price per 1000/km, but even with the high purchase price, the Continental WinterContact TS870 was still the fifth best valuet yre overall.
Results

 205/55 R16
 EU Label: C/B/70
 3PMSF: no

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  9th  47.4 M  45.1 M  +2.3 M  95.15%  Dry Handling  2nd  138.8 Km/H  139 Km/H  0.2 Km/H  99.86%  Wet Braking  6th  53.4 M  50.2 M  +3.2 M  94.01%  Wet Handling  5th  72 Km/H  73 Km/H  1 Km/H  98.63%  Wet Circle  7th  12.77 s  12.59 s  +0.18 s  98.59%  Straight Aqua  2nd  82.3 Km/H  84.5 Km/H  2.2 Km/H  97.4%  Curved Aquaplaning  1st  3.38 m/sec2    100%  Snow Braking  3rd  27.7 M  27.3 M  +0.4 M  98.56%  Snow Traction  3rd  2839 N  2899 N  60 N  97.93%  Snow Handling  5th  57.3 Km/H  57.9 Km/H  0.6 Km/H  98.96%  Noise  6th  70.6 dB  69.7 dB  +0.9 dB  98.73%  Wear  1st  45400 KM    100%  Value  5th  8.37 Price/1000  6.89 Price/1000  +1.48 Price/1000  82.32%  Price  19th  380  255  +125  67.11%  Rolling Resistance  3rd  7.94 kg / t  7.21 kg / t  +0.73 kg / t  90.81%  New winter tyre with convincing characteristics in any weather. short braking distances, precise steering, good aquaplaning resistance, lowest wear on test. None mentioned. Read Reviews Buy from £124.49 

 205/55 R16
 EU Label: C/B/69
 3PMSF: no

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  2nd  45.9 M  45.1 M  +0.8 M  98.26%  Dry Handling  11th  137 Km/H  139 Km/H  2 Km/H  98.56%  Wet Braking  7th  54.6 M  50.2 M  +4.4 M  91.94%  Wet Handling  8th  71.6 Km/H  73 Km/H  1.4 Km/H  98.08%  Wet Circle  14th  12.95 s  12.59 s  +0.36 s  97.22%  Straight Aqua  10th  78 Km/H  84.5 Km/H  6.5 Km/H  92.31%  Curved Aquaplaning  8th  3.09 m/sec2  3.38 m/sec2  0.29 m/sec2  91.42%  Snow Braking  15th  29.1 M  27.3 M  +1.8 M  93.81%  Snow Traction  2nd  2862 N  2899 N  37 N  98.72%  Snow Handling  10th  56.6 Km/H  57.9 Km/H  1.3 Km/H  97.75%  Noise  7th  70.9 dB  69.7 dB  +1.2 dB  98.31%  Wear  2nd  40100 KM  45400 KM  5300 KM  88.33%  Value  15th  9.6 Price/1000  6.89 Price/1000  +2.71 Price/1000  71.77%  Price  20th  385  255  +130  66.23%  Rolling Resistance  14th  8.75 kg / t  7.21 kg / t  +1.54 kg / t  82.4%  Premium winter tyres with balanced potential, good winter characteristics, convincing handling, low wear. Slight understeer in the wet. Read Reviews 

 205/55 R16
 EU Label: E/B/69
 3PMSF: no

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  8th  47.1 M  45.1 M  +2 M  95.75%  Dry Handling  8th  137.4 Km/H  139 Km/H  1.6 Km/H  98.85%  Wet Braking  11th  55.6 M  50.2 M  +5.4 M  90.29%  Wet Handling  12th  70 Km/H  73 Km/H  3 Km/H  95.89%  Wet Circle  12th  12.94 s  12.59 s  +0.35 s  97.3%  Straight Aqua  7th  79.8 Km/H  84.5 Km/H  4.7 Km/H  94.44%  Curved Aquaplaning  12th  3.02 m/sec2  3.38 m/sec2  0.36 m/sec2  89.35%  Snow Braking  8th  28.4 M  27.3 M  +1.1 M  96.13%  Snow Traction  10th  2785 N  2899 N  114 N  96.07%  Snow Handling  8th  56.8 Km/H  57.9 Km/H  1.1 Km/H  98.1%  Noise  13th  71.6 dB  69.7 dB  +1.9 dB  97.35%  Wear  12th  34100 KM  45400 KM  11300 KM  75.11%  Value  9th  8.65 Price/1000  6.89 Price/1000  +1.76 Price/1000  79.65%  Price  7th  295  255  +40  86.44%  Rolling Resistance  16th  9.29 kg / t  7.21 kg / t  +2.08 kg / t  77.61%  Well priced tyres with good winter performance, dynamic snow handling, good aquaplaning properties, low noise and good comfort. Slight understeer in the wet. Read Reviews 

 205/55 R16
 EU Label: C/B/70
 3PMSF: no

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  1st  45.1 M    100%  Dry Handling  4th  138 Km/H  139 Km/H  1 Km/H  99.28%  Wet Braking  3rd  52.4 M  50.2 M  +2.2 M  95.8%  Wet Handling  2nd  72.9 Km/H  73 Km/H  0.1 Km/H  99.86%  Wet Circle  5th  12.69 s  12.59 s  +0.1 s  99.21%  Straight Aqua  9th  78.5 Km/H  84.5 Km/H  6 Km/H  92.9%  Curved Aquaplaning  14th  2.93 m/sec2  3.38 m/sec2  0.45 m/sec2  86.69%  Snow Braking  20th  30.3 M  27.3 M  +3 M  90.1%  Snow Traction  18th  2670 N  2899 N  229 N  92.1%  Snow Handling  11th  56.5 Km/H  57.9 Km/H  1.4 Km/H  97.58%  Noise  4th  70.3 dB  69.7 dB  +0.6 dB  99.15%  Wear  15th  31300 KM  45400 KM  14100 KM  68.94%  Value  18th  9.9 Price/1000  6.89 Price/1000  +3.01 Price/1000  69.6%  Price  12th  310  255  +55  82.26%  Rolling Resistance  4th  7.97 kg / t  7.21 kg / t  +0.76 kg / t  90.46%  Convincing all rounder with dynamic driving on dry and wet roads, good steering, low rolling resistance. Average mileage. Read Reviews 

 205/55 R16
 EU Label: C/A/71
 3PMSF: no

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  14th  48.3 M  45.1 M  +3.2 M  93.37%  Dry Handling  6th  137.9 Km/H  139 Km/H  1.1 Km/H  99.21%  Wet Braking  1st  50.2 M    100%  Wet Handling  2nd  72.9 Km/H  73 Km/H  0.1 Km/H  99.86%  Wet Circle  1st  12.59 s    100%  Straight Aqua  3rd  81.7 Km/H  84.5 Km/H  2.8 Km/H  96.69%  Curved Aquaplaning  3rd  3.2 m/sec2  3.38 m/sec2  0.18 m/sec2  94.67%  Snow Braking  6th  28.1 M  27.3 M  +0.8 M  97.15%  Snow Traction  1st  2899 N    100%  Snow Handling  4th  57.4 Km/H  57.9 Km/H  0.5 Km/H  99.14%  Noise  3rd  70.1 dB  69.7 dB  +0.4 dB  99.43%  Wear  15th  31300 KM  45400 KM  14100 KM  68.94%  Value  19th  11.02 Price/1000  6.89 Price/1000  +4.13 Price/1000  62.52%  Price  16th  345  255  +90  73.91%  Rolling Resistance  7th  8.18 kg / t  7.21 kg / t  +0.97 kg / t  88.14%  The winter king with the best driving performance on snow, good aquaplaning resistance, short wet braking, low noise. High wear. Read Reviews Buy from £108.06 

 205/55 R16
 EU Label: D/B/72
 3PMSF: no

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  3rd  46 M  45.1 M  +0.9 M  98.04%  Dry Handling  15th  136.5 Km/H  139 Km/H  2.5 Km/H  98.2%  Wet Braking  2nd  52.2 M  50.2 M  +2 M  96.17%  Wet Handling  1st  73 Km/H    100%  Wet Circle  2nd  12.64 s  12.59 s  +0.05 s  99.6%  Straight Aqua  1st  84.5 Km/H    100%  Curved Aquaplaning  4th  3.18 m/sec2  3.38 m/sec2  0.2 m/sec2  94.08%  Snow Braking  7th  28.2 M  27.3 M  +0.9 M  96.81%  Snow Traction  8th  2819 N  2899 N  80 N  97.24%  Snow Handling  1st  57.9 Km/H    100%  Noise  2nd  69.8 dB  69.7 dB  +0.1 dB  99.86%  Wear  14th  32900 KM  45400 KM  12500 KM  72.47%  Value  13th  9.27 Price/1000  6.89 Price/1000  +2.38 Price/1000  74.33%  Price  10th  305  255  +50  83.61%  Rolling Resistance  18th  9.39 kg / t  7.21 kg / t  +2.18 kg / t  76.78%  Top performance in snow and wet conditions, very good aquaplaning resistance, short wet braking distances, well priced. Understeer in the dry. Read Reviews 

 205/55 R16
 EU Label: C/B/71
 3PMSF: no

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  11th  47.7 M  45.1 M  +2.6 M  94.55%  Dry Handling  18th  135.8 Km/H  139 Km/H  3.2 Km/H  97.7%  Wet Braking  9th  55 M  50.2 M  +4.8 M  91.27%  Wet Handling  7th  71.7 Km/H  73 Km/H  1.3 Km/H  98.22%  Wet Circle  4th  12.66 s  12.59 s  +0.07 s  99.45%  Straight Aqua  4th  80.8 Km/H  84.5 Km/H  3.7 Km/H  95.62%  Curved Aquaplaning  2nd  3.27 m/sec2  3.38 m/sec2  0.11 m/sec2  96.75%  Snow Braking  2nd  27.5 M  27.3 M  +0.2 M  99.27%  Snow Traction  5th  2836 N  2899 N  63 N  97.83%  Snow Handling  12th  56.4 Km/H  57.9 Km/H  1.5 Km/H  97.41%  Noise  9th  71.3 dB  69.7 dB  +1.6 dB  97.76%  Wear  7th  36600 KM  45400 KM  8800 KM  80.62%  Value  10th  8.74 Price/1000  6.89 Price/1000  +1.85 Price/1000  78.83%  Price  15th  320  255  +65  79.69%  Rolling Resistance  9th  8.25 kg / t  7.21 kg / t  +1.04 kg / t  87.39%  Convincing driving in the snow and on wet roads with stable handling, good comfort, good price to performance ratio. Understeer in the dry. Read Reviews 

 205/55 R16
 EU Label: C/B/71
 3PMSF: no

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  12th  47.8 M  45.1 M  +2.7 M  94.35%  Dry Handling  16th  136.4 Km/H  139 Km/H  2.6 Km/H  98.13%  Wet Braking  5th  52.5 M  50.2 M  +2.3 M  95.62%  Wet Handling  4th  72.5 Km/H  73 Km/H  0.5 Km/H  99.32%  Wet Circle  2nd  12.64 s  12.59 s  +0.05 s  99.6%  Straight Aqua  14th  76.4 Km/H  84.5 Km/H  8.1 Km/H  90.41%  Curved Aquaplaning  13th  2.95 m/sec2  3.38 m/sec2  0.43 m/sec2  87.28%  Snow Braking  1st  27.3 M    100%  Snow Traction  6th  2830 N  2899 N  69 N  97.62%  Snow Handling  9th  56.7 Km/H  57.9 Km/H  1.2 Km/H  97.93%  Noise  17th  72.3 dB  69.7 dB  +2.6 dB  96.4%  Wear  18th  30700 KM  45400 KM  14700 KM  67.62%  Value  20th  11.56 Price/1000  6.89 Price/1000  +4.67 Price/1000  59.6%  Price  17th  355  255  +100  71.83%  Rolling Resistance  13th  8.53 kg / t  7.21 kg / t  +1.32 kg / t  84.53%  Convincing driving in the snow and on wet roads with short braking, good comfort. Slow steering, average wear. Read Reviews Buy from £89.40 

 205/55 R16
 EU Label: C/B/72
 3PMSF: no

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  16th  48.7 M  45.1 M  +3.6 M  92.61%  Dry Handling  10th  137.3 Km/H  139 Km/H  1.7 Km/H  98.78%  Wet Braking  8th  54.9 M  50.2 M  +4.7 M  91.44%  Wet Handling  14th  69.8 Km/H  73 Km/H  3.2 Km/H  95.62%  Wet Circle  15th  12.99 s  12.59 s  +0.4 s  96.92%  Straight Aqua  13th  76.5 Km/H  84.5 Km/H  8 Km/H  90.53%  Curved Aquaplaning  7th  3.11 m/sec2  3.38 m/sec2  0.27 m/sec2  92.01%  Snow Braking  9th  28.5 M  27.3 M  +1.2 M  95.79%  Snow Traction  17th  2701 N  2899 N  198 N  93.17%  Snow Handling  18th  54.9 Km/H  57.9 Km/H  3 Km/H  94.82%  Noise  9th  71.3 dB  69.7 dB  +1.6 dB  97.76%  Wear  8th  36200 KM  45400 KM  9200 KM  79.74%  Value  17th  9.81 Price/1000  6.89 Price/1000  +2.92 Price/1000  70.23%  Price  17th  355  255  +100  71.83%  Rolling Resistance  10th  8.36 kg / t  7.21 kg / t  +1.15 kg / t  86.24%  Short snow braking, dynamic dry handling, low noise, low wear. Average snow performance, long dry braking. Read Reviews 

 205/55 R16
 EU Label: C/B/71
 3PMSF: no

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  19th  49.3 M  45.1 M  +4.2 M  91.48%  Dry Handling  17th  136.1 Km/H  139 Km/H  2.9 Km/H  97.91%  Wet Braking  3rd  52.4 M  50.2 M  +2.2 M  95.8%  Wet Handling  6th  71.8 Km/H  73 Km/H  1.2 Km/H  98.36%  Wet Circle  11th  12.93 s  12.59 s  +0.34 s  97.37%  Straight Aqua  6th  79.9 Km/H  84.5 Km/H  4.6 Km/H  94.56%  Curved Aquaplaning  17th  2.91 m/sec2  3.38 m/sec2  0.47 m/sec2  86.09%  Snow Braking  10th  28.6 M  27.3 M  +1.3 M  95.45%  Snow Traction  3rd  2839 N  2899 N  60 N  97.93%  Snow Handling  6th  57.2 Km/H  57.9 Km/H  0.7 Km/H  98.79%  Noise  5th  70.5 dB  69.7 dB  +0.8 dB  98.87%  Wear  10th  36100 KM  45400 KM  9300 KM  79.52%  Value  4th  8.17 Price/1000  6.89 Price/1000  +1.28 Price/1000  84.33%  Price  7th  295  255  +40  86.44%  Rolling Resistance  5th  8.08 kg / t  7.21 kg / t  +0.87 kg / t  89.23%  Very good winter characteristics, short snow and wet braking, low wear, well priced. Understeer in the dry with long dry braking. Read Reviews 

 205/55 R16
 EU Label: D/B/69
 3PMSF: no

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  15th  48.4 M  45.1 M  +3.3 M  93.18%  Dry Handling  20th  135.4 Km/H  139 Km/H  3.6 Km/H  97.41%  Wet Braking  11th  55.6 M  50.2 M  +5.4 M  90.29%  Wet Handling  9th  71.4 Km/H  73 Km/H  1.6 Km/H  97.81%  Wet Circle  8th  12.85 s  12.59 s  +0.26 s  97.98%  Straight Aqua  5th  80.2 Km/H  84.5 Km/H  4.3 Km/H  94.91%  Curved Aquaplaning  10th  3.07 m/sec2  3.38 m/sec2  0.31 m/sec2  90.83%  Snow Braking  4th  27.9 M  27.3 M  +0.6 M  97.85%  Snow Traction  12th  2774 N  2899 N  125 N  95.69%  Snow Handling  2nd  57.5 Km/H  57.9 Km/H  0.4 Km/H  99.31%  Noise  14th  71.8 dB  69.7 dB  +2.1 dB  97.08%  Wear  13th  33900 KM  45400 KM  11500 KM  74.67%  Value  14th  9.29 Price/1000  6.89 Price/1000  +2.4 Price/1000  74.17%  Price  13th  315  255  +60  80.95%  Rolling Resistance  17th  9.34 kg / t  7.21 kg / t  +2.13 kg / t  77.19%  Good grip on ice and snow, stable wet handling, good aquaplaning resistance. Slow steering. Read Reviews 

 205/55 R16
 EU Label: D/B/70
 3PMSF: no

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  6th  46.4 M  45.1 M  +1.3 M  97.2%  Dry Handling  8th  137.4 Km/H  139 Km/H  1.6 Km/H  98.85%  Wet Braking  17th  56.6 M  50.2 M  +6.4 M  88.69%  Wet Handling  10th  71.2 Km/H  73 Km/H  1.8 Km/H  97.53%  Wet Circle  6th  12.73 s  12.59 s  +0.14 s  98.9%  Straight Aqua  8th  79.2 Km/H  84.5 Km/H  5.3 Km/H  93.73%  Curved Aquaplaning  8th  3.09 m/sec2  3.38 m/sec2  0.29 m/sec2  91.42%  Snow Braking  19th  29.5 M  27.3 M  +2.2 M  92.54%  Snow Traction  20th  2598 N  2899 N  301 N  89.62%  Snow Handling  16th  55.3 Km/H  57.9 Km/H  2.6 Km/H  95.51%  Noise  18th  72.7 dB  69.7 dB  +3 dB  95.87%  Wear  11th  34800 KM  45400 KM  10600 KM  76.65%  Value  8th  8.62 Price/1000  6.89 Price/1000  +1.73 Price/1000  79.93%  Price  9th  300  255  +45  85%  Rolling Resistance  19th  9.48 kg / t  7.21 kg / t  +2.27 kg / t  76.05%  Balanced grip in the wet and dry, good mileage, safe aquaplaning. Limited winter ability, slow steering and long braking distances in the wet. Read Reviews Buy from £97.96 

 205/55 R16
 EU Label: D/C/71
 3PMSF: no

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  13th  47.9 M  45.1 M  +2.8 M  94.15%  Dry Handling  7th  137.5 Km/H  139 Km/H  1.5 Km/H  98.92%  Wet Braking  15th  56.4 M  50.2 M  +6.2 M  89.01%  Wet Handling  11th  70.2 Km/H  73 Km/H  2.8 Km/H  96.16%  Wet Circle  12th  12.94 s  12.59 s  +0.35 s  97.3%  Straight Aqua  11th  77.6 Km/H  84.5 Km/H  6.9 Km/H  91.83%  Curved Aquaplaning  6th  3.12 m/sec2  3.38 m/sec2  0.26 m/sec2  92.31%  Snow Braking  10th  28.6 M  27.3 M  +1.3 M  95.45%  Snow Traction  16th  2704 N  2899 N  195 N  93.27%  Snow Handling  19th  54.6 Km/H  57.9 Km/H  3.3 Km/H  94.3%  Noise  20th  73.7 dB  69.7 dB  +4 dB  94.57%  Wear  6th  36800 KM  45400 KM  8600 KM  81.06%  Value  7th  8.56 Price/1000  6.89 Price/1000  +1.67 Price/1000  80.49%  Price  13th  315  255  +60  80.95%  Rolling Resistance  11th  8.46 kg / t  7.21 kg / t  +1.25 kg / t  85.22%  Stable wet and dry handling, good aquaplaning resistance, low wear. Moderate winter abilities with high levels of understeer, long wet braking. Read Reviews 

 205/55 R16
 EU Label: D/B/71
 3PMSF: no

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  10th  47.6 M  45.1 M  +2.5 M  94.75%  Dry Handling  4th  138 Km/H  139 Km/H  1 Km/H  99.28%  Wet Braking  14th  56.1 M  50.2 M  +5.9 M  89.48%  Wet Handling  14th  69.8 Km/H  73 Km/H  3.2 Km/H  95.62%  Wet Circle  9th  12.87 s  12.59 s  +0.28 s  97.82%  Straight Aqua  15th  75.3 Km/H  84.5 Km/H  9.2 Km/H  89.11%  Curved Aquaplaning  11th  3.05 m/sec2  3.38 m/sec2  0.33 m/sec2  90.24%  Snow Braking  16th  29.2 M  27.3 M  +1.9 M  93.49%  Snow Traction  15th  2727 N  2899 N  172 N  94.07%  Snow Handling  14th  55.6 Km/H  57.9 Km/H  2.3 Km/H  96.03%  Noise  9th  71.3 dB  69.7 dB  +1.6 dB  97.76%  Wear  19th  29700 KM  45400 KM  15700 KM  65.42%  Value  16th  9.76 Price/1000  6.89 Price/1000  +2.87 Price/1000  70.59%  Price  5th  290  255  +35  87.93%  Rolling Resistance  20th  9.51 kg / t  7.21 kg / t  +2.3 kg / t  75.81%  Short braking and good handling in the dry, good comfort, well priced. Understeer in the snow, long wet braking, average wear. Read Reviews 

 205/55 R16
 EU Label: C/C/72
 3PMSF: no

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  17th  49.1 M  45.1 M  +4 M  91.85%  Dry Handling  12th  136.8 Km/H  139 Km/H  2.2 Km/H  98.42%  Wet Braking  15th  56.4 M  50.2 M  +6.2 M  89.01%  Wet Handling  13th  69.9 Km/H  73 Km/H  3.1 Km/H  95.75%  Wet Circle  10th  12.9 s  12.59 s  +0.31 s  97.6%  Straight Aqua  17th  73.9 Km/H  84.5 Km/H  10.6 Km/H  87.46%  Curved Aquaplaning  18th  2.7 m/sec2  3.38 m/sec2  0.68 m/sec2  79.88%  Snow Braking  14th  28.8 M  27.3 M  +1.5 M  94.79%  Snow Traction  13th  2760 N  2899 N  139 N  95.21%  Snow Handling  7th  56.9 Km/H  57.9 Km/H  1 Km/H  98.27%  Noise  16th  72.2 dB  69.7 dB  +2.5 dB  96.54%  Wear  5th  37000 KM  45400 KM  8400 KM  81.5%  Value  1st  6.89 Price/1000    100%  Price  1st  255    100%  Rolling Resistance  1st  7.21 kg / t    100%  Good winter grip, low wear, low rolling resistance. Low aquaplaning resistance, long wet and dry braking. Read Reviews 

 205/55 R16
 EU Label: C/B/71
 3PMSF: no

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  20th  49.6 M  45.1 M  +4.5 M  90.93%  Dry Handling  19th  135.7 Km/H  139 Km/H  3.3 Km/H  97.63%  Wet Braking  20th  57.5 M  50.2 M  +7.3 M  87.3%  Wet Handling  18th  69.4 Km/H  73 Km/H  3.6 Km/H  95.07%  Wet Circle  20th  13.2 s  12.59 s  +0.61 s  95.38%  Straight Aqua  12th  76.9 Km/H  84.5 Km/H  7.6 Km/H  91.01%  Curved Aquaplaning  5th  3.15 m/sec2  3.38 m/sec2  0.23 m/sec2  93.2%  Snow Braking  10th  28.6 M  27.3 M  +1.3 M  95.45%  Snow Traction  9th  2818 N  2899 N  81 N  97.21%  Snow Handling  20th  54.5 Km/H  57.9 Km/H  3.4 Km/H  94.13%  Noise  19th  72.8 dB  69.7 dB  +3.1 dB  95.74%  Wear  3rd  39700 KM  45400 KM  5700 KM  87.44%  Value  2nd  7.3 Price/1000  6.89 Price/1000  +0.41 Price/1000  94.38%  Price  5th  290  255  +35  87.93%  Rolling Resistance  12th  8.48 kg / t  7.21 kg / t  +1.27 kg / t  85.02%  Good traction and short braking in the snow, very low wear, low price. Understeer and long wet and dry braking. Read Reviews 

 205/55 R16
 EU Label: C/C/71
 3PMSF: no

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  17th  49.1 M  45.1 M  +4 M  91.85%  Dry Handling  12th  136.8 Km/H  139 Km/H  2.2 Km/H  98.42%  Wet Braking  18th  57.1 M  50.2 M  +6.9 M  87.92%  Wet Handling  19th  69.1 Km/H  73 Km/H  3.9 Km/H  94.66%  Wet Circle  19th  13.17 s  12.59 s  +0.58 s  95.6%  Straight Aqua  18th  73.7 Km/H  84.5 Km/H  10.8 Km/H  87.22%  Curved Aquaplaning  14th  2.93 m/sec2  3.38 m/sec2  0.45 m/sec2  86.69%  Snow Braking  5th  28 M  27.3 M  +0.7 M  97.5%  Snow Traction  11th  2784 N  2899 N  115 N  96.03%  Snow Handling  14th  55.6 Km/H  57.9 Km/H  2.3 Km/H  96.03%  Noise  15th  71.9 dB  69.7 dB  +2.2 dB  96.94%  Wear  4th  37200 KM  45400 KM  8200 KM  81.94%  Value  3rd  7.39 Price/1000  6.89 Price/1000  +0.5 Price/1000  93.23%  Price  3rd  275  255  +20  92.73%  Rolling Resistance  6th  8.16 kg / t  7.21 kg / t  +0.95 kg / t  88.36%  Good traction and short braking distances in the snow, low wear, low price. Moderate wet grip, understeer wet handling, long wet and dry braking. Read Reviews 

 205/55 R16
 EU Label: C/B/69
 3PMSF: no

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  5th  46.2 M  45.1 M  +1.1 M  97.62%  Dry Handling  1st  139 Km/H    100%  Wet Braking  18th  57.1 M  50.2 M  +6.9 M  87.92%  Wet Handling  20th  68 Km/H  73 Km/H  5 Km/H  93.15%  Wet Circle  17th  13.04 s  12.59 s  +0.45 s  96.55%  Straight Aqua  18th  73.7 Km/H  84.5 Km/H  10.8 Km/H  87.22%  Curved Aquaplaning  16th  2.92 m/sec2  3.38 m/sec2  0.46 m/sec2  86.39%  Snow Braking  16th  29.2 M  27.3 M  +1.9 M  93.49%  Snow Traction  14th  2738 N  2899 N  161 N  94.45%  Snow Handling  17th  55.1 Km/H  57.9 Km/H  2.8 Km/H  95.16%  Noise  8th  71.1 dB  69.7 dB  +1.4 dB  98.03%  Wear  8th  36200 KM  45400 KM  9200 KM  79.74%  Value  6th  8.43 Price/1000  6.89 Price/1000  +1.54 Price/1000  81.73%  Price  10th  305  255  +50  83.61%  Rolling Resistance  2nd  7.38 kg / t  7.21 kg / t  +0.17 kg / t  97.7%  Balance grip in the dry, low wear, low rolling resistance. Limited grip in the wet and on snow, average aquaplaning resistance. Read Reviews 

 205/55 R16
 EU Label: D/B/72
 3PMSF: no

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  6th  46.4 M  45.1 M  +1.3 M  97.2%  Dry Handling  14th  136.6 Km/H  139 Km/H  2.4 Km/H  98.27%  Wet Braking  11th  55.6 M  50.2 M  +5.4 M  90.29%  Wet Handling  16th  69.5 Km/H  73 Km/H  3.5 Km/H  95.21%  Wet Circle  18th  13.06 s  12.59 s  +0.47 s  96.4%  Straight Aqua  16th  74.5 Km/H  84.5 Km/H  10 Km/H  88.17%  Curved Aquaplaning  19th  2.57 m/sec2  3.38 m/sec2  0.81 m/sec2  76.04%  Snow Braking  18th  29.4 M  27.3 M  +2.1 M  92.86%  Snow Traction  19th  2648 N  2899 N  251 N  91.34%  Snow Handling  13th  56 Km/H  57.9 Km/H  1.9 Km/H  96.72%  Noise  1st  69.7 dB    100%  Wear  20th  28500 KM  45400 KM  16900 KM  62.78%  Value  12th  8.95 Price/1000  6.89 Price/1000  +2.06 Price/1000  76.98%  Price  1st  255    100%  Rolling Resistance  15th  9.09 kg / t  7.21 kg / t  +1.88 kg / t  79.32%  Short snow braking, good comfort, low price. Understeer in all conditions, high wear, low aquaplaning resistance, high rolling resistance. Read Reviews 

 205/55 R16
 EU Label: C/C/72
 3PMSF: no

Test  #  Result  Best  Difference  % 
Dry Braking  3rd  46 M  45.1 M  +0.9 M  98.04%  Dry Handling  3rd  138.7 Km/H  139 Km/H  0.3 Km/H  99.78%  Wet Braking  9th  55 M  50.2 M  +4.8 M  91.27%  Wet Handling  16th  69.5 Km/H  73 Km/H  3.5 Km/H  95.21%  Wet Circle  16th  13.03 s  12.59 s  +0.44 s  96.62%  Straight Aqua  20th  72.4 Km/H  84.5 Km/H  12.1 Km/H  85.68%  Curved Aquaplaning  20th  2.32 m/sec2  3.38 m/sec2  1.06 m/sec2  68.64%  Snow Braking  10th  28.6 M  27.3 M  +1.3 M  95.45%  Snow Traction  7th  2823 N  2899 N  76 N  97.38%  Snow Handling  2nd  57.5 Km/H  57.9 Km/H  0.4 Km/H  99.31%  Noise  12th  71.4 dB  69.7 dB  +1.7 dB  97.62%  Wear  17th  31200 KM  45400 KM  14200 KM  68.72%  Value  11th  8.81 Price/1000  6.89 Price/1000  +1.92 Price/1000  78.21%  Price  3rd  275  255  +20  92.73%  Rolling Resistance  8th  8.23 kg / t  7.21 kg / t  +1.02 kg / t  87.61%  Good winter grip, god dry handling, low price. Very low aquaplaning resistance, poor wet grip, high wear. Read Reviews 