2021 Winter Tyre Market Overview

Wet BrakingBridgestone Blizzak LM005: 32.1 MPetlas Snow Master W651: 45.4 M
Snow BrakingDunlop Winter Sport 5: 27.3 MRoadhog Winter Plus: 40.4 M
It's the start of the 2021 all season and winter tyre test season, and what better way to start than the massive Auto Bild winter tyre shootout.

This year Auto Bild have tested FIFTY 205/55 R16 winter tyres in wet braking, then tested the best thirty five in snow braking. With the wet and snow braking distances combined, the top twenty tyres, from Bridgestone to Nokian, will feature in the full Auto Bild winter tyre test out in a few weeks.

As always, the spread in braking performance from best to worst is quite frankly terrifying, from 32.1m to 45.4m stopping distance in the wet.

Keep an eye on the site for lots more winter tyre tests over the coming days.

Wet

Snow

Results

Please note: The Platinum RP60 winter was in position 45 however we couldn't find enough information on the brand to add it to the site.

1st: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking1st32.1 M100%
Snow Braking6th28.1 M27.3 M+0.8 M97.15%
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2nd: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

Dunlop Winter Sport 5
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking5th33.6 M32.1 M+1.5 M95.54%
Snow Braking1st27.3 M100%
Read Reviews    Buy from £89.40

3rd: Hankook Winter i cept RS2

Hankook Winter i cept RS2
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking2nd33.4 M32.1 M+1.3 M96.11%
Snow Braking7th28.2 M27.3 M+0.9 M96.81%
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4th: Continental WinterContact TS 870

Continental WinterContact TS 870
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking6th34.2 M32.1 M+2.1 M93.86%
Snow Braking3rd27.7 M27.3 M+0.4 M98.56%
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5th: Firestone Winterhawk 4

Firestone Winterhawk 4
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking3rd33.5 M32.1 M+1.4 M95.82%
Snow Braking10th28.6 M27.3 M+1.3 M95.45%
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6th: Goodyear UltraGrip 9+

Goodyear UltraGrip 9 Plus
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking9th35.2 M32.1 M+3.1 M91.19%
Snow Braking2nd27.5 M27.3 M+0.2 M99.27%
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7th: BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2

BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking12th35.6 M32.1 M+3.5 M90.17%
Snow Braking4th27.9 M27.3 M+0.6 M97.85%
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8th: Semperit Speed Grip 3

Semperit Speed Grip 3
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking8th35.1 M32.1 M+3 M91.45%
Snow Braking9th28.5 M27.3 M+1.2 M95.79%
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9th: Vredestein Wintrac

Vredestein Wintrac
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking3rd33.5 M32.1 M+1.4 M95.82%
Snow Braking31st30.3 M27.3 M+3 M90.1%
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10th: Laufenn I Fit+

Laufenn I Fit Plus
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking9th35.2 M32.1 M+3.1 M91.19%
Snow Braking10th28.6 M27.3 M+1.3 M95.45%
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11th: Kleber Krisalp HP3

Kleber Krisalp HP3
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking12th35.6 M32.1 M+3.5 M90.17%
Snow Braking8th28.4 M27.3 M+1.1 M96.13%
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12th: Michelin Alpin 6

Michelin Alpin 6
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking7th34.9 M32.1 M+2.8 M91.98%
Snow Braking19th29.1 M27.3 M+1.8 M93.81%
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13th: Sava Eskimo HP2

Sava Eskimo HP2
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking22nd36.5 M32.1 M+4.4 M87.95%
Snow Braking5th28 M27.3 M+0.7 M97.5%
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14th: Uniroyal MS+ 77

Uniroyal MS Plus 77
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking17th36.1 M32.1 M+4 M88.92%
Snow Braking10th28.6 M27.3 M+1.3 M95.45%
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15th: Barum Polaris 5

Barum Polaris 5
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking17th36.1 M32.1 M+4 M88.92%
Snow Braking18th28.8 M27.3 M+1.5 M94.79%
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16th: Nexen Winguard Snow G3

Nexen Winguard Snow G3
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking12th35.6 M32.1 M+3.5 M90.17%
Snow Braking25th29.4 M27.3 M+2.1 M92.86%
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17th: Yokohama BluEarth Winter V906

Yokohama BluEarth Winter V906
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking15th35.9 M32.1 M+3.8 M89.42%
Snow Braking22nd29.2 M27.3 M+1.9 M93.49%
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18th: Fulda Kristall Control HP2

Fulda Kristall Control HP2
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking24th36.8 M32.1 M+4.7 M87.23%
Snow Braking10th28.6 M27.3 M+1.3 M95.45%
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19th: Falken Eurowinter HS01

Falken Eurowinter HS01
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking20th36.2 M32.1 M+4.1 M88.67%
Snow Braking26th29.5 M27.3 M+2.2 M92.54%
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20th: Nokian WR Snowproof

Nokian WR Snowproof
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking22nd36.5 M32.1 M+4.4 M87.95%
Snow Braking22nd29.2 M27.3 M+1.9 M93.49%
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21st: Matador MP 92 Sibir Snow

Matador MP 92 Sibir Snow
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking26th37.4 M32.1 M+5.3 M85.83%
Snow Braking10th28.6 M27.3 M+1.3 M95.45%
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22nd: Cooper Weather Master SA2+

Cooper Weather Master SA2 Plus
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking15th35.9 M32.1 M+3.8 M89.42%
Snow Braking30th30.2 M27.3 M+2.9 M90.4%
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23rd: Avon WV7

Avon WV7
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking21st36.4 M32.1 M+4.3 M88.19%
Snow Braking28th29.8 M27.3 M+2.5 M91.61%
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24th: General Altimax Winter 3

General Altimax Winter 3
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking29th37.7 M32.1 M+5.6 M85.15%
Snow Braking10th28.6 M27.3 M+1.3 M95.45%
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25th: Radar Dimax Alpine

Radar Dimax Alpine
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking29th37.7 M32.1 M+5.6 M85.15%
Snow Braking10th28.6 M27.3 M+1.3 M95.45%
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26th: Tyfoon Eurosnow II

Tyfoon Eurosnow II
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking29th37.7 M32.1 M+5.6 M85.15%
Snow Braking17th28.7 M27.3 M+1.4 M95.12%
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27th: Pirelli Cinturato Winter

Pirelli Cinturato Winter
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking25th37.3 M32.1 M+5.2 M86.06%
Snow Braking22nd29.2 M27.3 M+1.9 M93.49%
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28th: Giti GitiWinterW2

Giti GitiWinterW2
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking33rd38 M32.1 M+5.9 M84.47%
Snow Braking19th29.1 M27.3 M+1.8 M93.81%
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29th: Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6

Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking33rd38 M32.1 M+5.9 M84.47%
Snow Braking19th29.1 M27.3 M+1.8 M93.81%
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30th: Apollo Alnac 4G Winter

Apollo Alnac 4G Winter
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking33rd38 M32.1 M+5.9 M84.47%
Snow Braking26th29.5 M27.3 M+2.2 M92.54%
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31st: Kumho Winter Craft WP51

Kumho Winter Craft WP51
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking32nd37.8 M32.1 M+5.7 M84.92%
Snow Braking28th29.8 M27.3 M+2.5 M91.61%
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32nd: CST Medallion Winter WCP1

CST Medallion Winter WCP1
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking28th37.6 M32.1 M+5.5 M85.37%
Snow Braking32nd30.5 M27.3 M+3.2 M89.51%
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33rd: Landsail Winter Lander

Landsail Winter Lander
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking11th35.3 M32.1 M+3.2 M90.93%
Snow Braking34th37.9 M27.3 M+10.6 M72.03%
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34th: Mastersteel WINTER+ W2

Mastersteel WINTER Plus W2
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking17th36.1 M32.1 M+4 M88.92%
Snow Braking33rd37.2 M27.3 M+9.9 M73.39%
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35th: Roadhog Winter+

Roadhog Winter Plus
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking27th37.5 M32.1 M+5.4 M85.6%
Snow Braking35th40.4 M27.3 M+13.1 M67.57%
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36th: Toyo Observe S 944

Toyo Observe S 944
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking36th38.2 M32.1 M+6.1 M84.03%
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37th: Cordiant Snow Cross

Cordiant Snow Cross
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking37th39.1 M32.1 M+7 M82.1%
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38th: Syron Everest 1 X

Syron Everest 1 X
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking38th39.9 M32.1 M+7.8 M80.45%
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39th: Goodride SW608

Goodride SW608
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking39th40.8 M32.1 M+8.7 M78.68%
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40th: Zeetex WH 1000

Zeetex WH 1000
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking40th41 M32.1 M+8.9 M78.29%
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41st: Imperial Snowdragon HP

Imperial Snowdragon HP
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking41st41.1 M32.1 M+9 M78.1%
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42nd: Tourador Winter Pro TS1

Tourador Winter Pro TS1
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking42nd41.2 M32.1 M+9.1 M77.91%
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43rd: Hifly Win Turi

Hifly Win Turi
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking43rd41.3 M32.1 M+9.2 M77.72%
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44th: Nordexx Wintersafe

Nordexx Wintersafe
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking44th42.8 M32.1 M+10.7 M75%
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46th: Tristar Snowpower HP

Tristar Snowpower HP
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking45th43.2 M32.1 M+11.1 M74.31%
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47th: Sunny Wintermax NW 211

Sunny Wintermax NW 211
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking46th43.6 M32.1 M+11.5 M73.62%
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48th: Premiorri Via Maggiore Z+

Premiorri Via Maggiore Z Plus
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking47th44.1 M32.1 M+12 M72.79%
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49th: Superia Bluewin UHP

Superia Bluewin UHP
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking48th44.8 M32.1 M+12.7 M71.65%
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50th: Petlas Snow Master W651

Petlas Snow Master W651
  • 205/55 R16
  • 3PMSF: no
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Wet Braking49th45.4 M32.1 M+13.3 M70.7%
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