2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test

Following on from the massive 54 winter tyre shootout in the popular 225/45 R18 size using a BMW 3 Series, Autobild have taken the top 20 tyres through to their full testing program to to work out exactly what tyre is best overall.

As always, the Autobild tests are amongst the best in the industry, so enjoy all the below data!

Dry BrakingMichelin Pilot Alpin 5: 42.3 MUniroyal WinterExpert: 47.1 M
Dry HandlingContinental WinterContact TS 870 P: 112.9 Km/HFirestone Winterhawk 4: 108.9 Km/H
Wet BrakingBridgestone Blizzak LM005: 49.1 MDebica Frigo HP2: 57.7 M
Wet HandlingBridgestone Blizzak LM005: 86.8 Km/HSemperit Speed Grip 5: 79.5 Km/H
Wet CircleMichelin Pilot Alpin 5: 12.34 sToyo Observe S 944: 12.97 s
Straight AquaHankook Winter i cept evo3: 94.9 Km/HViking Wintech: 85.7 Km/H
Curved AquaplaningHankook Winter i cept evo3: 2.88 m/sec2Viking Wintech: 1.59 m/sec2
Snow BrakingMichelin Pilot Alpin 5: 29.2 MFalken EUROWINTER HS02 Pro: 31.3 M
Snow TractionMichelin Pilot Alpin 5: 2944 NFalken EUROWINTER HS02 Pro: 2571 N
Snow HandlingMichelin Pilot Alpin 5: 60.6 Km/HFalken EUROWINTER HS02 Pro: 56.9 Km/H
Snow SlalomKleber Krisalp HP3: 3.38 m/sec2Falken EUROWINTER HS02 Pro: 2.9 m/sec2
NoiseMichelin Pilot Alpin 5: 70.6 dBDebica Frigo HP2: 75.3 dB
WearGoodyear UltraGrip Performance 3: 45500 KMFalken EUROWINTER HS02 Pro: 29534 KM
ValueBarum Polaris 5: 10.5 Price/1000Bridgestone Blizzak LM005: 19.61 Price/1000
Rolling ResistanceBarum Polaris 5: 7.47 kg / tFalken EUROWINTER HS02 Pro: 9 kg / t

Dry

The Continental WinterContact TS 870 P and the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 are notable for their secure handling and sharp steering on dry tracks, garnering most points in the tests. In contrast, the dry handling of the Winterhawk 4 by Firestone is considered problematic.

Wet

In the wet tests the  BMW Series 3 demands high dynamic performance from its tyres. It's surprising to note that the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 not only meets these demands but also outperforms the standard summer tyres, especially in braking and on wet handling tracks.

However, the Toyo Observe 944 struggles in wet conditions due to its inconsistent lateral control. Similarly, both the Speed-Grip 5 by Semperit and a non-branded budget tyre tested for reference display unstable rear axles, making them less than ideal choices. When assessing aquaplaning risks, Hankook's balanced Winter i*cept evo³ offers the most reliable safety margins.

Snow

The French tyre manufacturer, Michelin, along with its secondary brands BF Goodrich and Kleber, leads the performance ratings on snow. Specifically, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 showcases top-tier results in traction tests, snow braking, and handling assessments. However, there's a minor drawback: when considering lateral (side-to-side) control, some of Michelin's own cost-effective options marginally outperform it.

Most competitors in the study also exhibit commendable winter performance. One exception worth noting is the Bridgestone Blizzak LM005. In slalom evaluations, it demonstrated deficiencies. The tyre exhibited a delayed response in steering commands and a propensity to push forward during turns, indicating suboptimal lateral control. Similarly, the Falken Eurowinter HS02 Pro, along with a budget tyre tested for comparison, displayed inadequate curve stability in snowy conditions.

Comfort

The Michelin Pilot Alpin 5 is once again at the front with the lowest external noise.

Value

In the cost analysis, the anticipated kilometre lifespan greatly influences the chapter rating. Goodyear's UltraGrip Performance 3 achieves the best performance with 45,500 kilometres, calculated for the driven axle. Considering the value for money, the Polaris 5 from Barum ranks first due to its good lifespan and low cost. Additionally, it excels in rolling resistance.

Results

1st: Michelin Pilot Alpin 5

Michelin Pilot Alpin 5
  • 225/45 R18 95V
  • EU Label: D/B/68
  • 3PMSF: yes
  • Price: 750.00
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking1st42.3 M100%
Dry Handling2nd112.6 Km/H112.9 Km/H-0.3 Km/H99.73%
Wet Braking4th53.6 M49.1 M+4.5 M91.6%
Wet Handling2nd85.7 Km/H86.8 Km/H-1.1 Km/H98.73%
Wet Circle1st12.34 s100%
Straight Aqua10th91.4 Km/H94.9 Km/H-3.5 Km/H96.31%
Curved Aquaplaning15th2.12 m/sec22.88 m/sec2-0.76 m/sec273.61%
Snow Braking1st29.2 M100%
Snow Traction1st2944 N100%
Snow Handling1st60.6 Km/H100%
Snow Slalom2nd3.34 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.04 m/sec298.82%
Noise1st70.6 dB100%
Wear5th41387 KM45500 KM-4113 KM90.96%
Value17th18.12 Price/100010.5 Price/1000+7.62 Price/100057.95%
Rolling Resistance12th8.46 kg / t7.47 kg / t+0.99 kg / t88.3%
Test winner with top performance on ice and snow, precise driving behavior on wet and dry roads, good mileage.
High price.

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2nd: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3
  • 225/45 R18 95V
  • EU Label: C/B/71
  • 3PMSF: yes
  • Price: 705.00
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking3rd43.6 M42.3 M+1.3 M97.02%
Dry Handling13th110.7 Km/H112.9 Km/H-2.2 Km/H98.05%
Wet Braking2nd53 M49.1 M+3.9 M92.64%
Wet Handling3rd85.5 Km/H86.8 Km/H-1.3 Km/H98.5%
Wet Circle8th12.63 s12.34 s+0.29 s97.7%
Straight Aqua6th93.1 Km/H94.9 Km/H-1.8 Km/H98.1%
Curved Aquaplaning5th2.4 m/sec22.88 m/sec2-0.48 m/sec283.33%
Snow Braking4th30.1 M29.2 M+0.9 M97.01%
Snow Traction4th2858 N2944 N-86 N97.08%
Snow Handling6th59.7 Km/H60.6 Km/H-0.9 Km/H98.51%
Snow Slalom6th3.25 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.13 m/sec296.15%
Noise3rd71.4 dB70.6 dB+0.8 dB98.88%
Wear1st45500 KM100%
Value13th15.49 Price/100010.5 Price/1000+4.99 Price/100067.79%
Rolling Resistance16th8.71 kg / t7.47 kg / t+1.24 kg / t85.76%
Balanced premium profile with convincing winter properties, very high mileage, short braking distances, good comfort.
Increased rolling resistance.

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3rd: Continental WinterContact TS 870 P

Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
  • 225/45 R18 95V
  • EU Label: C/B/71
  • 3PMSF: yes
  • Price: 680.00
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking2nd43.1 M42.3 M+0.8 M98.14%
Dry Handling1st112.9 Km/H100%
Wet Braking5th54.6 M49.1 M+5.5 M89.93%
Wet Handling3rd85.5 Km/H86.8 Km/H-1.3 Km/H98.5%
Wet Circle3rd12.47 s12.34 s+0.13 s98.96%
Straight Aqua10th91.4 Km/H94.9 Km/H-3.5 Km/H96.31%
Curved Aquaplaning4th2.42 m/sec22.88 m/sec2-0.46 m/sec284.03%
Snow Braking8th30.5 M29.2 M+1.3 M95.74%
Snow Traction6th2830 N2944 N-114 N96.13%
Snow Handling8th59.3 Km/H60.6 Km/H-1.3 Km/H97.85%
Snow Slalom5th3.27 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.11 m/sec296.75%
Noise8th72 dB70.6 dB+1.4 dB98.06%
Wear13th36514 KM45500 KM-8986 KM80.25%
Value18th18.62 Price/100010.5 Price/1000+8.12 Price/100056.39%
Rolling Resistance2nd7.94 kg / t7.47 kg / t+0.47 kg / t94.08%
Winter talent with balanced performances in all weather conditions, dynamic wet and dry handling, short braking distances.
Increased price level.

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4th: BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2

BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2
  • 225/45 R18 95V
  • EU Label: C/B/69
  • 3PMSF: yes
  • Price: 585.00
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking12th45.6 M42.3 M+3.3 M92.76%
Dry Handling11th110.9 Km/H112.9 Km/H-2 Km/H98.23%
Wet Braking10th55 M49.1 M+5.9 M89.27%
Wet Handling10th83 Km/H86.8 Km/H-3.8 Km/H95.62%
Wet Circle15th12.86 s12.34 s+0.52 s95.96%
Straight Aqua3rd94.6 Km/H94.9 Km/H-0.3 Km/H99.68%
Curved Aquaplaning3rd2.44 m/sec22.88 m/sec2-0.44 m/sec284.72%
Snow Braking2nd29.3 M29.2 M+0.1 M99.66%
Snow Traction2nd2883 N2944 N-61 N97.93%
Snow Handling2nd60 Km/H60.6 Km/H-0.6 Km/H99.01%
Snow Slalom2nd3.34 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.04 m/sec298.82%
Noise4th71.7 dB70.6 dB+1.1 dB98.47%
Wear8th39130 KM45500 KM-6370 KM86%
Value11th14.95 Price/100010.5 Price/1000+4.45 Price/100070.23%
Rolling Resistance9th8.41 kg / t7.47 kg / t+0.94 kg / t88.82%
Winter size with safe driving characteristics on wet and dry tracks, good aquaplaning properties.
Slightly extended dry braking distances.

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5th: Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2

Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
  • 225/45 R18 95V
  • EU Label: C/B/72
  • 3PMSF: yes
  • Price: 665.00
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th44.4 M42.3 M+2.1 M95.27%
Dry Handling14th110.4 Km/H112.9 Km/H-2.5 Km/H97.79%
Wet Braking5th54.6 M49.1 M+5.5 M89.93%
Wet Handling9th83.3 Km/H86.8 Km/H-3.5 Km/H95.97%
Wet Circle3rd12.47 s12.34 s+0.13 s98.96%
Straight Aqua4th94.5 Km/H94.9 Km/H-0.4 Km/H99.58%
Curved Aquaplaning10th2.21 m/sec22.88 m/sec2-0.67 m/sec276.74%
Snow Braking11th30.7 M29.2 M+1.5 M95.11%
Snow Traction5th2848 N2944 N-96 N96.74%
Snow Handling11th59 Km/H60.6 Km/H-1.6 Km/H97.36%
Snow Slalom10th3.19 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.19 m/sec294.38%
Noise14th72.8 dB70.6 dB+2.2 dB96.98%
Wear9th38266 KM45500 KM-7234 KM84.1%
Value16th17.38 Price/100010.5 Price/1000+6.88 Price/100060.41%
Rolling Resistance14th8.57 kg / t7.47 kg / t+1.1 kg / t87.16%
Premium profile with convincing winter properties, dynamic performance on wet tracks, good mileage.
Slight understeer on dry track.

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6th: Hankook Winter i cept evo3

Hankook Winter i cept evo3
  • 225/45 R18 95V
  • EU Label: D/B/72
  • 3PMSF: yes
  • Price: 530.00
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking4th43.8 M42.3 M+1.5 M96.58%
Dry Handling5th112 Km/H112.9 Km/H-0.9 Km/H99.2%
Wet Braking10th55 M49.1 M+5.9 M89.27%
Wet Handling5th84.3 Km/H86.8 Km/H-2.5 Km/H97.12%
Wet Circle15th12.86 s12.34 s+0.52 s95.96%
Straight Aqua1st94.9 Km/H100%
Curved Aquaplaning1st2.88 m/sec2100%
Snow Braking6th30.3 M29.2 M+1.1 M96.37%
Snow Traction13th2765 N2944 N-179 N93.92%
Snow Handling16th57.7 Km/H60.6 Km/H-2.9 Km/H95.21%
Snow Slalom6th3.25 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.13 m/sec296.15%
Noise18th73.8 dB70.6 dB+3.2 dB95.66%
Wear16th34407 KM45500 KM-11093 KM75.62%
Value12th15.4 Price/100010.5 Price/1000+4.9 Price/100068.18%
Rolling Resistance18th8.79 kg / t7.47 kg / t+1.32 kg / t84.98%
Brand tyres with good winter qualities, dynamic dry handling, very good safety reserves during aquaplaning.
Average mileage.

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7th: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

Dunlop Winter Sport 5
  • 225/45 R18 95V
  • EU Label: C/B/72
  • 3PMSF: yes
  • Price: 585.00
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking14th45.8 M42.3 M+3.5 M92.36%
Dry Handling14th110.4 Km/H112.9 Km/H-2.5 Km/H97.79%
Wet Braking18th56.4 M49.1 M+7.3 M87.06%
Wet Handling6th84 Km/H86.8 Km/H-2.8 Km/H96.77%
Wet Circle10th12.71 s12.34 s+0.37 s97.09%
Straight Aqua16th90.6 Km/H94.9 Km/H-4.3 Km/H95.47%
Curved Aquaplaning8th2.29 m/sec22.88 m/sec2-0.59 m/sec279.51%
Snow Braking11th30.7 M29.2 M+1.5 M95.11%
Snow Traction17th2755 N2944 N-189 N93.58%
Snow Handling10th59.1 Km/H60.6 Km/H-1.5 Km/H97.52%
Snow Slalom13th3.15 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.23 m/sec293.2%
Noise19th74.1 dB70.6 dB+3.5 dB95.28%
Wear7th39348 KM45500 KM-6152 KM86.48%
Value10th14.87 Price/100010.5 Price/1000+4.37 Price/100070.61%
Rolling Resistance3rd8.02 kg / t7.47 kg / t+0.55 kg / t93.14%
Balanced performances on snow-covered and wet tracks, good aquaplaning reserves, high mileage.
Slightly extended dry braking distances.

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8th: Vredestein Wintrac Pro

Vredestein Wintrac Pro
  • 225/45 R18 95W
  • EU Label: D/B/72
  • 3PMSF: yes
  • Price: 595.00
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking8th44.5 M42.3 M+2.2 M95.06%
Dry Handling11th110.9 Km/H112.9 Km/H-2 Km/H98.23%
Wet Braking19th56.9 M49.1 M+7.8 M86.29%
Wet Handling12th82.5 Km/H86.8 Km/H-4.3 Km/H95.05%
Wet Circle14th12.83 s12.34 s+0.49 s96.18%
Straight Aqua13th91.1 Km/H94.9 Km/H-3.8 Km/H96%
Curved Aquaplaning13th2.17 m/sec22.88 m/sec2-0.71 m/sec275.35%
Snow Braking9th30.6 M29.2 M+1.4 M95.42%
Snow Traction12th2768 N2944 N-176 N94.02%
Snow Handling4th59.8 Km/H60.6 Km/H-0.8 Km/H98.68%
Snow Slalom9th3.23 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.15 m/sec295.56%
Noise17th73.6 dB70.6 dB+3 dB95.92%
Wear19th31400 KM45500 KM-14100 KM69.01%
Value19th18.95 Price/100010.5 Price/1000+8.45 Price/100055.41%
Rolling Resistance11th8.45 kg / t7.47 kg / t+0.98 kg / t88.4%
Convincing performances on snow and ice, good aquaplaning reserves, balanced driving behavior on wet and dry tracks.
Low mileage.

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9th: Barum Polaris 5

Barum Polaris 5
  • 225/45 R18 95V
  • EU Label: D/C/72
  • 3PMSF: yes
  • Price: 445.00
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking11th45.4 M42.3 M+3.1 M93.17%
Dry Handling3rd112.2 Km/H112.9 Km/H-0.7 Km/H99.38%
Wet Braking12th55.6 M49.1 M+6.5 M88.31%
Wet Handling17th81.4 Km/H86.8 Km/H-5.4 Km/H93.78%
Wet Circle7th12.57 s12.34 s+0.23 s98.17%
Straight Aqua12th91.2 Km/H94.9 Km/H-3.7 Km/H96.1%
Curved Aquaplaning16th2.11 m/sec22.88 m/sec2-0.77 m/sec273.26%
Snow Braking16th31 M29.2 M+1.8 M94.19%
Snow Traction16th2756 N2944 N-188 N93.61%
Snow Handling7th59.5 Km/H60.6 Km/H-1.1 Km/H98.18%
Snow Slalom12th3.16 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.22 m/sec293.49%
Noise13th72.7 dB70.6 dB+2.1 dB97.11%
Wear4th42401 KM45500 KM-3099 KM93.19%
Value1st10.5 Price/1000100%
Rolling Resistance1st7.47 kg / t100%
Cost-effective third-party brand with good snow performance, dynamic dry handling, high mileage.
Understeering driving behavior on wet track.

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10th: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
  • 225/45 R18 95V
  • EU Label: C/A/72
  • 3PMSF: yes
  • Price: 675.00
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking6th44.4 M42.3 M+2.1 M95.27%
Dry Handling4th112.1 Km/H112.9 Km/H-0.8 Km/H99.29%
Wet Braking1st49.1 M100%
Wet Handling1st86.8 Km/H100%
Wet Circle2nd12.41 s12.34 s+0.07 s99.44%
Straight Aqua5th93.2 Km/H94.9 Km/H-1.7 Km/H98.21%
Curved Aquaplaning2nd2.55 m/sec22.88 m/sec2-0.33 m/sec288.54%
Snow Braking15th30.9 M29.2 M+1.7 M94.5%
Snow Traction10th2780 N2944 N-164 N94.43%
Snow Handling19th57 Km/H60.6 Km/H-3.6 Km/H94.06%
Snow Slalom18th3.03 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.35 m/sec289.64%
Noise15th73 dB70.6 dB+2.4 dB96.71%
Wear15th34421 KM45500 KM-11079 KM75.65%
Value20th19.61 Price/100010.5 Price/1000+9.11 Price/100053.54%
Rolling Resistance5th8.09 kg / t7.47 kg / t+0.62 kg / t92.34%
Wet specialist with very good aquaplaning properties, dynamic dry handling.
Moderate side guidance on snow, low mileage.

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11th: Kleber Krisalp HP3

Kleber Krisalp HP3
  • 225/45 R18 95V
  • EU Label: C/B/69
  • 3PMSF: yes
  • Price: 545.00
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking12th45.6 M42.3 M+3.3 M92.76%
Dry Handling17th110.2 Km/H112.9 Km/H-2.7 Km/H97.61%
Wet Braking8th54.9 M49.1 M+5.8 M89.44%
Wet Handling16th81.7 Km/H86.8 Km/H-5.1 Km/H94.12%
Wet Circle11th12.72 s12.34 s+0.38 s97.01%
Straight Aqua2nd94.7 Km/H94.9 Km/H-0.2 Km/H99.79%
Curved Aquaplaning6th2.34 m/sec22.88 m/sec2-0.54 m/sec281.25%
Snow Braking2nd29.3 M29.2 M+0.1 M99.66%
Snow Traction3rd2861 N2944 N-83 N97.18%
Snow Handling3rd59.9 Km/H60.6 Km/H-0.7 Km/H98.84%
Snow Slalom1st3.38 m/sec2100%
Noise2nd70.8 dB70.6 dB+0.2 dB99.72%
Wear18th33916 KM45500 KM-11584 KM74.54%
Value14th16.07 Price/100010.5 Price/1000+5.57 Price/100065.34%
Rolling Resistance10th8.43 kg / t7.47 kg / t+0.96 kg / t88.61%
Top performance on snow and ice, good safety reserves during aquaplaning, quiet rolling noise.
Tendency to understeer on wet and dry tracks.

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12th: Uniroyal WinterExpert

Uniroyal WinterExpert
  • 225/45 R18 95V
  • EU Label: C/C/72
  • 3PMSF: yes
  • Price: 520.00
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking20th47.1 M42.3 M+4.8 M89.81%
Dry Handling14th110.4 Km/H112.9 Km/H-2.5 Km/H97.79%
Wet Braking7th54.7 M49.1 M+5.6 M89.76%
Wet Handling11th82.9 Km/H86.8 Km/H-3.9 Km/H95.51%
Wet Circle8th12.63 s12.34 s+0.29 s97.7%
Straight Aqua14th91 Km/H94.9 Km/H-3.9 Km/H95.89%
Curved Aquaplaning7th2.33 m/sec22.88 m/sec2-0.55 m/sec280.9%
Snow Braking11th30.7 M29.2 M+1.5 M95.11%
Snow Traction15th2759 N2944 N-185 N93.72%
Snow Handling13th58.8 Km/H60.6 Km/H-1.8 Km/H97.03%
Snow Slalom15th3.11 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.27 m/sec292.01%
Noise11th72.2 dB70.6 dB+1.6 dB97.78%
Wear6th40504 KM45500 KM-4996 KM89.02%
Value7th12.84 Price/100010.5 Price/1000+2.34 Price/100081.78%
Rolling Resistance8th8.24 kg / t7.47 kg / t+0.77 kg / t90.66%
Balanced driving behavior on snow-covered and wet tracks, good value for money.
Extended braking distances on dry tracks.

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13th: Laufenn I Fit+

Laufenn I Fit Plus
  • 225/45 R18 95V
  • EU Label: D/C/72
  • 3PMSF: yes
  • Price: 455.00
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking10th44.8 M42.3 M+2.5 M94.42%
Dry Handling18th110 Km/H112.9 Km/H-2.9 Km/H97.43%
Wet Braking8th54.9 M49.1 M+5.8 M89.44%
Wet Handling13th82.1 Km/H86.8 Km/H-4.7 Km/H94.59%
Wet Circle13th12.82 s12.34 s+0.48 s96.26%
Straight Aqua19th88.7 Km/H94.9 Km/H-6.2 Km/H93.47%
Curved Aquaplaning19th1.8 m/sec22.88 m/sec2-1.08 m/sec262.5%
Snow Braking9th30.6 M29.2 M+1.4 M95.42%
Snow Traction6th2830 N2944 N-114 N96.13%
Snow Handling9th59.2 Km/H60.6 Km/H-1.4 Km/H97.69%
Snow Slalom4th3.3 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.08 m/sec297.63%
Noise8th72 dB70.6 dB+1.4 dB98.06%
Wear17th34139 KM45500 KM-11361 KM75.03%
Value8th13.33 Price/100010.5 Price/1000+2.83 Price/100078.77%
Rolling Resistance4th8.05 kg / t7.47 kg / t+0.58 kg / t92.8%
Convincing driving characteristics on ice and snow, short wet braking distances, quiet pass-by noise.
Moderate side guidance on wet and dry tracks.

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14th: Paxaro Inverno

Paxaro Inverno
  • 225/45 R18 95V
  • EU Label: D/C/72
  • 3PMSF: yes
  • Price: 390.00
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking14th45.8 M42.3 M+3.5 M92.36%
Dry Handling10th111.3 Km/H112.9 Km/H-1.6 Km/H98.58%
Wet Braking14th55.9 M49.1 M+6.8 M87.84%
Wet Handling15th81.9 Km/H86.8 Km/H-4.9 Km/H94.35%
Wet Circle12th12.8 s12.34 s+0.46 s96.41%
Straight Aqua8th92.1 Km/H94.9 Km/H-2.8 Km/H97.05%
Curved Aquaplaning12th2.18 m/sec22.88 m/sec2-0.7 m/sec275.69%
Snow Braking7th30.4 M29.2 M+1.2 M96.05%
Snow Traction18th2737 N2944 N-207 N92.97%
Snow Handling17th57.5 Km/H60.6 Km/H-3.1 Km/H94.88%
Snow Slalom19th3.02 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.36 m/sec289.35%
Noise4th71.7 dB70.6 dB+1.1 dB98.47%
Wear14th35549 KM45500 KM-9951 KM78.13%
Value3rd10.97 Price/100010.5 Price/1000+0.47 Price/100095.72%
Rolling Resistance15th8.65 kg / t7.47 kg / t+1.18 kg / t86.36%
Short snow braking distances, good aquaplaning qualities, safe dry handling, affordable.
Understeering snow/wet handling, increased rolling resistance.

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15th: Toyo Observe S 944

Toyo Observe S 944
  • 225/45 R18 95V
  • EU Label: D/B/71
  • 3PMSF: yes
  • Price: 485.00
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking8th44.5 M42.3 M+2.2 M95.06%
Dry Handling6th111.8 Km/H112.9 Km/H-1.1 Km/H99.03%
Wet Braking13th55.8 M49.1 M+6.7 M87.99%
Wet Handling19th80.3 Km/H86.8 Km/H-6.5 Km/H92.51%
Wet Circle20th12.97 s12.34 s+0.63 s95.14%
Straight Aqua15th90.9 Km/H94.9 Km/H-4 Km/H95.79%
Curved Aquaplaning9th2.22 m/sec22.88 m/sec2-0.66 m/sec277.08%
Snow Braking14th30.8 M29.2 M+1.6 M94.81%
Snow Traction14th2763 N2944 N-181 N93.85%
Snow Handling18th57.4 Km/H60.6 Km/H-3.2 Km/H94.72%
Snow Slalom20th2.97 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.41 m/sec287.87%
Noise15th73 dB70.6 dB+2.4 dB96.71%
Wear3rd44312 KM45500 KM-1188 KM97.39%
Value2nd10.95 Price/100010.5 Price/1000+0.45 Price/100095.89%
Rolling Resistance6th8.11 kg / t7.47 kg / t+0.64 kg / t92.11%
High traction and short braking distances on snow, decent comfort, good mileage.
Moderate side guidance on snow and wet roads.

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16th: Semperit Speed Grip 5

Semperit Speed Grip 5
  • 225/45 R18 95V
  • EU Label: C/B/72
  • 3PMSF: yes
  • Price: 535.00
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking18th46.6 M42.3 M+4.3 M90.77%
Dry Handling9th111.4 Km/H112.9 Km/H-1.5 Km/H98.67%
Wet Braking15th56.1 M49.1 M+7 M87.52%
Wet Handling20th79.5 Km/H86.8 Km/H-7.3 Km/H91.59%
Wet Circle19th12.95 s12.34 s+0.61 s95.29%
Straight Aqua7th92.4 Km/H94.9 Km/H-2.5 Km/H97.37%
Curved Aquaplaning14th2.16 m/sec22.88 m/sec2-0.72 m/sec275%
Snow Braking19th31.3 M29.2 M+2.1 M93.29%
Snow Traction19th2646 N2944 N-298 N89.88%
Snow Handling15th58.1 Km/H60.6 Km/H-2.5 Km/H95.87%
Snow Slalom17th3.09 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.29 m/sec291.42%
Noise8th72 dB70.6 dB+1.4 dB98.06%
Wear2nd44476 KM45500 KM-1024 KM97.75%
Value6th12.03 Price/100010.5 Price/1000+1.53 Price/100087.28%
Rolling Resistance13th8.48 kg / t7.47 kg / t+1.01 kg / t88.09%
Convincing winter suitability, good dry handling, very good mileage.
Poor side guidance in wet conditions, extended dry braking distances.

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17th: Falken EUROWINTER HS02 Pro

Falken EUROWINTER HS02 Pro
  • 225/45 R18 95V
  • EU Label: D/B/70
  • 3PMSF: yes
  • Price: 500.00
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking5th44.1 M42.3 M+1.8 M95.92%
Dry Handling7th111.6 Km/H112.9 Km/H-1.3 Km/H98.85%
Wet Braking16th56.2 M49.1 M+7.1 M87.37%
Wet Handling8th83.9 Km/H86.8 Km/H-2.9 Km/H96.66%
Wet Circle5th12.5 s12.34 s+0.16 s98.72%
Straight Aqua17th90.5 Km/H94.9 Km/H-4.4 Km/H95.36%
Curved Aquaplaning18th2 m/sec22.88 m/sec2-0.88 m/sec269.44%
Snow Braking19th31.3 M29.2 M+2.1 M93.29%
Snow Traction20th2571 N2944 N-373 N87.33%
Snow Handling20th56.9 Km/H60.6 Km/H-3.7 Km/H93.89%
Snow Slalom21st2.9 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.48 m/sec285.8%
Noise12th72.6 dB70.6 dB+2 dB97.25%
Wear20th29534 KM45500 KM-15966 KM64.91%
Value15th16.93 Price/100010.5 Price/1000+6.43 Price/100062.02%
Rolling Resistance20th9 kg / t7.47 kg / t+1.53 kg / t83%
Stable driving behavior on wet and dry tracks, good rolling comfort.
Moderate side guidance on snow, limited mileage, high rolling resistance.

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18th: Debica Frigo HP2

Debica Frigo HP2
  • 225/45 R18 95V
  • EU Label: D/B/72
  • 3PMSF: yes
  • Price: 435.00
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking19th46.8 M42.3 M+4.5 M90.38%
Dry Handling19th109.4 Km/H112.9 Km/H-3.5 Km/H96.9%
Wet Braking20th57.7 M49.1 M+8.6 M85.1%
Wet Handling13th82.1 Km/H86.8 Km/H-4.7 Km/H94.59%
Wet Circle18th12.94 s12.34 s+0.6 s95.36%
Straight Aqua18th89 Km/H94.9 Km/H-5.9 Km/H93.78%
Curved Aquaplaning17th2.03 m/sec22.88 m/sec2-0.85 m/sec270.49%
Snow Braking4th30.1 M29.2 M+0.9 M97.01%
Snow Traction9th2782 N2944 N-162 N94.5%
Snow Handling4th59.8 Km/H60.6 Km/H-0.8 Km/H98.68%
Snow Slalom11th3.18 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.2 m/sec294.08%
Noise20th75.3 dB70.6 dB+4.7 dB93.76%
Wear12th36609 KM45500 KM-8891 KM80.46%
Value5th11.88 Price/100010.5 Price/1000+1.38 Price/100088.38%
Rolling Resistance18th8.79 kg / t7.47 kg / t+1.32 kg / t84.98%
Convincing winter qualities, low price level.
Extended wet/dry braking distances, understeering dry handling, increased rolling resistance.

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19th: Viking Wintech

Viking Wintech
  • 225/45 R18 95V
  • EU Label: D/C/72
  • 3PMSF: yes
  • Price: 435.00
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking16th46.2 M42.3 M+3.9 M91.56%
Dry Handling8th111.5 Km/H112.9 Km/H-1.4 Km/H98.76%
Wet Braking16th56.2 M49.1 M+7.1 M87.37%
Wet Handling18th81.1 Km/H86.8 Km/H-5.7 Km/H93.43%
Wet Circle17th12.88 s12.34 s+0.54 s95.81%
Straight Aqua20th85.7 Km/H94.9 Km/H-9.2 Km/H90.31%
Curved Aquaplaning20th1.59 m/sec22.88 m/sec2-1.29 m/sec255.21%
Snow Braking16th31 M29.2 M+1.8 M94.19%
Snow Traction11th2769 N2944 N-175 N94.06%
Snow Handling11th59 Km/H60.6 Km/H-1.6 Km/H97.36%
Snow Slalom16th3.1 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.28 m/sec291.72%
Noise4th71.7 dB70.6 dB+1.1 dB98.47%
Wear11th36846 KM45500 KM-8654 KM80.98%
Value4th11.81 Price/100010.5 Price/1000+1.31 Price/100088.91%
Rolling Resistance7th8.23 kg / t7.47 kg / t+0.76 kg / t90.77%
Affordable winter profile with good snow performance.
Limited wet grip, low safety reserves during aquaplaning, extended dry braking distances.

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20th: Firestone Winterhawk 4

Firestone Winterhawk 4
  • 225/45 R18 95V
  • EU Label: D/B/71
  • 3PMSF: yes
  • Price: 550.00
Test#ResultBestDifference%
Dry Braking17th46.5 M42.3 M+4.2 M90.97%
Dry Handling20th108.9 Km/H112.9 Km/H-4 Km/H96.46%
Wet Braking2nd53 M49.1 M+3.9 M92.64%
Wet Handling6th84 Km/H86.8 Km/H-2.8 Km/H96.77%
Wet Circle6th12.56 s12.34 s+0.22 s98.25%
Straight Aqua9th91.7 Km/H94.9 Km/H-3.2 Km/H96.63%
Curved Aquaplaning10th2.21 m/sec22.88 m/sec2-0.67 m/sec276.74%
Snow Braking16th31 M29.2 M+1.8 M94.19%
Snow Traction8th2785 N2944 N-159 N94.6%
Snow Handling14th58.7 Km/H60.6 Km/H-1.9 Km/H96.86%
Snow Slalom8th3.24 m/sec23.38 m/sec2-0.14 m/sec295.86%
Noise7th71.9 dB70.6 dB+1.3 dB98.19%
Wear10th37820 KM45500 KM-7680 KM83.12%
Value9th14.54 Price/100010.5 Price/1000+4.04 Price/100072.21%
Rolling Resistance17th8.76 kg / t7.47 kg / t+1.29 kg / t85.27%
Balanced driving behavior on snow and wet tracks.
Strongly understeering dry handling, extended dry braking distances, increased rolling resistance.

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