2022 Winter Tyre Market Overview

Once again the German publication Auto Bild have tested more winter tyres than anyone else in 2022! This years Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test starts with 56 winter tyres 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 tyre 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 tyres 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

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1st: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking1st100%
Snow Braking11th+0.9 M96.58%
Read Reviews    Buy from £152.22

2nd: Continental WinterContact TS 870 P

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking3rd+1.8 M94.8%
Snow Braking2nd+0.1 M99.61%
Read Reviews    Buy from £142.49

3rd: Michelin Alpin 6

Michelin Alpin 6
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking2nd+1.3 M96.19%
Snow Braking16th+1 M96.21%
Read Reviews    Buy from £150.99

4th: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Plus
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking9th+2.7 M92.39%
Snow Braking2nd+0.1 M99.61%
Read Reviews    Buy from £139.79

5th: Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2

Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking3rd+1.8 M94.8%
Snow Braking16th+1 M96.21%
Read Reviews    Buy from £124.39

6th: BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2

BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking10th+3 M91.62%
Snow Braking1st100%
Read Reviews    Buy from £129.39

7th: Cooper Discoverer Winter

Cooper Discoverer Winter
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking5th+2.3 M93.45%
Snow Braking11th+0.9 M96.58%
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8th: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

Dunlop Winter Sport 5
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking6th+2.5 M92.92%
Snow Braking20th+1.1 M95.85%
Read Reviews    Buy from £134.99

9th: Hankook Winter i cept evo3

Hankook Winter i cept evo3
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking6th+2.5 M92.92%
Snow Braking21st+1.2 M95.49%
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10th: Semperit Speed Grip 5

Semperit Speed Grip 5
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking15th+3.3 M90.86%
Snow Braking5th+0.5 M98.07%
Read Reviews    Buy from £115.89

11th: Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6

Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking10th+3 M91.62%
Snow Braking11th+0.9 M96.58%
Read Reviews    Buy from £110.59

12th: Falken Eurowinter HS01

Falken Eurowinter HS01
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking16th+3.5 M90.36%
Snow Braking5th+0.5 M98.07%
Read Reviews    Buy from £117.99

13th: Nokian Snowproof P

Nokian Snowproof P
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking13th+3.2 M91.11%
Snow Braking10th+0.8 M96.95%
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14th: Firestone Winterhawk 4

Firestone Winterhawk 4
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking13th+3.2 M91.11%
Snow Braking16th+1 M96.21%
Read Reviews    Buy from £116.69

15th: Nexen Winguard Sport

Nexen Winguard Sport
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking16th+3.5 M90.36%
Snow Braking16th+1 M96.21%
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16th: Kleber Krisalp HP3

Kleber Krisalp HP3
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking24th+4.5 M87.94%
Snow Braking2nd+0.1 M99.61%
Read Reviews    Buy from £157.50

17th: Uniroyal WinterExpert

Uniroyal WinterExpert
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking19th+4.1 M88.89%
Snow Braking7th+0.7 M97.32%
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18th: Fulda Kristall Control HP2

Fulda Kristall Control HP2
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking18th+4 M89.13%
Snow Braking11th+0.9 M96.58%
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19th: Kumho Winter Craft WP52

Kumho Winter Craft WP52
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking12th+3.1 M91.36%
Snow Braking28th+1.9 M93.04%
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20th: Vredestein Wintrac Pro

Vredestein Wintrac Pro
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking19th+4.1 M88.89%
Snow Braking11th+0.9 M96.58%
Read Reviews    Buy from £123.19

21st: GT Radial WinterPro2

GT-Radial WinterPro2
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking24th+4.5 M87.94%
Snow Braking7th+0.7 M97.32%
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22nd: Sava Eskimo HP2

Sava Eskimo HP2
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking28th+4.8 M87.23%
Snow Braking7th+0.7 M97.32%
Read Reviews    Buy from £106.59

23rd: Avon WV7

Avon WV7
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking6th+2.5 M92.92%
Snow Braking30th+3.3 M88.5%
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24th: Debica Frigo HP2

Debica Frigo HP2
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking21st+4.3 M88.41%
Snow Braking23rd+1.5 M94.42%
Read Reviews    Buy from £95.79

25th: Viking Wintech

Viking Wintech
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking21st+4.3 M88.41%
Snow Braking26th+1.7 M93.73%
Read Reviews    Buy from £72.89

26th: Barum Polaris 5

Barum Polaris 5
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking27th+4.7 M87.47%
Snow Braking23rd+1.5 M94.42%
Read Reviews    Buy from £91.19

27th: Lassa Snoways 4

Lassa Snoways 4
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking24th+4.5 M87.94%
Snow Braking26th+1.7 M93.73%
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28th: Toyo Observe S 944

Toyo Observe S 944
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking30th+4.9 M87%
Snow Braking22nd+1.4 M94.78%
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29th: Paxaro Paxaro Winter

Paxaro Paxaro Winter
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking21st+4.3 M88.41%
Snow Braking29th+2.1 M92.36%
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30th: Yokohama BluEarth Winter V906

Yokohama BluEarth Winter V906
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking28th+4.8 M87.23%
Snow Braking25th+1.6 M94.07%
Read Reviews    Buy from £132.00

31st: Matador MP93 Nordicca

Matador MP93 Nordicca
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking31st+5 M86.77%
Snow Braking31st-25.4 M0%
Read Reviews    Buy from £94.99

32nd: Platin RP 60

Platin RP 60
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking31st+5 M86.77%
Snow Braking31st-25.4 M0%
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33rd: Gislaved Euro Frost 6

Gislaved Euro Frost 6
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking33rd+5.2 M86.32%
Snow Braking33rd-25.4 M0%
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34th: Nankang SV3

Nankang SV3
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking33rd+5.2 M86.32%
Snow Braking33rd-25.4 M0%
Read Reviews    Buy from £101.39

35th: General Altimax Winter 3

General Altimax Winter 3
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking35th+5.3 M86.09%
Snow Braking35th-25.4 M0%
Read Reviews    Buy from £93.19

36th: Radar Dimax Alpine

Radar Dimax Alpine
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking35th+5.3 M86.09%
Snow Braking35th-25.4 M0%
Read Reviews    Buy from £82.00

37th: Giti GitiWinterW1

Giti GitiWinterW1
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking37th+5.6 M85.42%
Snow Braking37th-25.4 M0%
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38th: Kormoran Snowpro

Kormoran Snowpro
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking37th+5.6 M85.42%
Snow Braking37th-25.4 M0%
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39th: Minerva Frostrack HP

Minerva Frostrack HP
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking39th+5.8 M84.97%
Snow Braking39th-25.4 M0%
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40th: Syron Everest 1 X

Syron Everest 1 X
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking39th+5.8 M84.97%
Snow Braking39th-25.4 M0%
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41st: Laufenn I Fit Winter

Laufenn I Fit Winter
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking42nd+6.2 M84.1%
Snow Braking42nd-25.4 M0%
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42nd: Imperial Snowdragon UHP

Imperial Snowdragon UHP
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking43rd+6.3 M83.89%
Snow Braking43rd-25.4 M0%
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43rd: Riken Riken Snow

Riken Riken Snow
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking41st+6.2 M84.1%
Snow Braking41st-25.4 M0%
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44th: Tracmax S210 Ice+

Tracmax S210 Ice Plus
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking44th+6.5 M83.46%
Snow Braking44th-25.4 M0%
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45th: Westlake SW 608

Westlake SW 608
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking44th+6.5 M83.46%
Snow Braking44th-25.4 M0%
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46th: Triangle WinterX TW401

Triangle WinterX TW401
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking46th+6.7 M83.04%
Snow Braking46th-25.4 M0%
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47th: Petlas Snow Master W651

Petlas Snow Master W651
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking47th+6.9 M82.62%
Snow Braking47th-25.4 M0%
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48th: Zeetex WH1000 SUV

Zeetex WH1000 SUV
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking47th+6.9 M82.62%
Snow Braking47th-25.4 M0%
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49th: Goodride SW608

Goodride SW608
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking49th+7.2 M82%
Snow Braking49th-25.4 M0%
Read Reviews    Buy from £77.79

50th: Tomket Snowroad 3

Tomket Snowroad 3
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking50th+8 M80.39%
Snow Braking50th-25.4 M0%
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51st: Kenda Wintergen 2 KR501

Kenda Wintergen 2 KR501
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking51st+8.3 M79.81%
Snow Braking51st-25.4 M0%
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52nd: Austone SP 901

Austone SP 901
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking52nd+8.4 M79.61%
Snow Braking52nd-25.4 M0%
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53rd: Tourador Winter Pro TS2

Tourador Winter Pro TS2
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking53rd+8.9 M78.66%
Snow Braking53rd-25.4 M0%
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54th: Starmaxx Ice Gripper W850

Starmaxx Ice Gripper W850
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking54th+9.5 M77.54%
Snow Braking54th-25.4 M0%
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55th: RoadX RXFROST WU01

RoadX RXFROST WU01
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking55th+10 M76.64%
Snow Braking55th-25.4 M0%
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56th: Double Coin DW300

Double-Coin DW300
  • 215/55 R17
Test#Difference%
Wet Braking56th+10.9 M75.06%
Snow Braking56th-25.4 M0%
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