Continental WinterContact TS 870 vs Michelin Alpin 6

In this article we will be looking at independent tyre test data, and real world driver reviews of the Continental WinterContact TS 870 and the Michelin Alpin 6 to find out which tyre is best for your own driving.

The good news is that both the Continental WinterContact TS 870 and Michelin Alpin 6 are Premium Touring Winter tyres designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars, which means comparing the two tyres is relatively simple.

Both tyres are hugely popular in the market place with drivers, and both have been featured in independent tyre tests.

WinterContact-TS-870 VS Alpin-6

Test Results

Independent comparison tyre tests are the best source of data to get tyre information from, and the good news is there have been ten tests which compare both tyres directly!

Out of these ten tests:

  • Continental WinterContact TS 870 finished ahead of the Michelin Alpin 6 in ten of the tests

While it might look like the Continental WinterContact TS 870 is better than the Michelin Alpin 6 purely based on the higher number of test wins, tyres are very complicated objects which means where one tyre is better than the other can be more important in real world use.

Lets look at how the two tyres compare across multiple tyre test categories.

Dry Braking

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Michelin Alpin 6 was better during three dry braking tests. On average the Michelin Alpin 6 stopped the vehicle in 2.3% less distance than the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
44.26M
Michelin Alpin 6
43.24M
Dry braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking: Michelin Alpin 6

2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 45.1M Michelin Alpin 6: 42.8M
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 47.4M Michelin Alpin 6: 45.9M
2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 46.1M Michelin Alpin 6: 46.4M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 39.2M Michelin Alpin 6: 36.6M
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 43.5M Michelin Alpin 6: 44.5M

Dry Handling [s]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during two dry handling [s] tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was 1.17% faster around a lap than the Michelin Alpin 6.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
71.75s
Michelin Alpin 6
72.6s
Dry handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Dry Handling [s]: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 63.3s Michelin Alpin 6: 64.5s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 80.2s Michelin Alpin 6: 80.7s

Dry Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during two dry handling [km/h] tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was 0.83% faster around a lap than the Michelin Alpin 6.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
126.4Km/H
Michelin Alpin 6
125.35Km/H
Dry Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Dry Handling [Km/H]: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 114Km/H Michelin Alpin 6: 113.7Km/H
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 138.8Km/H Michelin Alpin 6: 137Km/H

Subj. Dry Handling

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during two subj. dry handling tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 scored 5% more points than the Michelin Alpin 6.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
60 Points
Michelin Alpin 6
57 Points
Subjective Dry Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Dry Handling: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 30 Points Michelin Alpin 6: 24 Points
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 90 Points Michelin Alpin 6: 90 Points

Wet Braking

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during five wet braking tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 stopped the vehicle in 2.76% less distance than the Michelin Alpin 6.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
39.48M
Michelin Alpin 6
40.6M
Wet braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2021 Winter Tyre Market Overview
205/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 34.2M Michelin Alpin 6: 34.9M
2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 32.1M Michelin Alpin 6: 32.2M
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 53.4M Michelin Alpin 6: 54.6M
2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 51.9M Michelin Alpin 6: 53.3M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 27.6M Michelin Alpin 6: 31.8M
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 37.7M Michelin Alpin 6: 36.8M

Wet Handling [s]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during two wet handling [s] tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was 2.29% faster around a wet lap than the Michelin Alpin 6.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
93.7s
Michelin Alpin 6
95.9s
Wet handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Handling [s]: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 89.7s Michelin Alpin 6: 91.2s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 97.7s Michelin Alpin 6: 100.6s

Wet Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin Alpin 6 was better during one wet handling [km/h] tests. On average the Michelin Alpin 6 was 0.14% faster around a wet lap than the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
71.1Km/H
Michelin Alpin 6
71.2Km/H
Wet Handling Average Speed, higher is better

Best In Wet Handling [Km/H]: Michelin Alpin 6

2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 70.2Km/H Michelin Alpin 6: 70.8Km/H
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 72Km/H Michelin Alpin 6: 71.6Km/H

Subj. Wet Handling

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during two subj. wet handling tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 scored 5.93% more points than the Michelin Alpin 6.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
67.5 Points
Michelin Alpin 6
63.5 Points
Subjective Wet Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Wet Handling: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 45 Points Michelin Alpin 6: 37 Points
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 90 Points Michelin Alpin 6: 90 Points

Wet Circle

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during one wet circle tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was 1.39% faster around a wet circle than the Michelin Alpin 6.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
12.77s
Michelin Alpin 6
12.95s
Wet Circle Lap Time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Circle: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 12.77s Michelin Alpin 6: 12.95s

Straight Aqua

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during five straight aqua tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 floated at a 3.41% higher speed than the Michelin Alpin 6.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
80.98Km/H
Michelin Alpin 6
78.22Km/H
Float Speed in Km/H, higher is better

Best In Straight Aqua: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 83.9Km/H Michelin Alpin 6: 82Km/H
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 82.3Km/H Michelin Alpin 6: 78Km/H
2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 75.2Km/H Michelin Alpin 6: 73.4Km/H
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 82.4Km/H Michelin Alpin 6: 79.9Km/H
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 81.1Km/H Michelin Alpin 6: 77.8Km/H

Curved Aquaplaning

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during five curved aquaplaning tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 slipped out at a 8.31% higher speed than the Michelin Alpin 6.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
4.21m/sec2
Michelin Alpin 6
3.86m/sec2
Remaining lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Curved Aquaplaning: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 3.29m/sec2 Michelin Alpin 6: 2.84m/sec2
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 3.38m/sec2 Michelin Alpin 6: 3.09m/sec2
2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 2.96m/sec2 Michelin Alpin 6: 2.85m/sec2
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 8.1m/sec2 Michelin Alpin 6: 7.6m/sec2
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 3.3m/sec2 Michelin Alpin 6: 2.9m/sec2

Snow Braking

Looking at data from six tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during six snow braking tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 stopped the vehicle in 4.09% less distance than the Michelin Alpin 6.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
25.3M
Michelin Alpin 6
26.38M
Snow braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Snow Braking: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2021 Winter Tyre Market Overview
205/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 27.7M Michelin Alpin 6: 29.1M
2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 33.1M Michelin Alpin 6: 33.2M
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 27.7M Michelin Alpin 6: 29.1M
2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 26M Michelin Alpin 6: 27.3M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 27.8M Michelin Alpin 6: 29.6M
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 9.5M Michelin Alpin 6: 10M

Snow Traction

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin Alpin 6 was better during zero snow traction tests. On average the Michelin Alpin 6 accelerated 0% faster than the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
5.1s
Michelin Alpin 6
5.1s
Snow acceleration time, lower is better

Best In Snow Traction: Michelin Alpin 6

2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 5.1s Michelin Alpin 6: 5.1s

Snow Traction

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Michelin Alpin 6 was better during two snow traction tests. On average the Michelin Alpin 6 had 1.56% better snow traction than the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
1451.22N
Michelin Alpin 6
1474.28N
Pulling Force in Newtons, higher is better

Best In Snow Traction: Michelin Alpin 6

2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 1.87N Michelin Alpin 6: 1.83N
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 2839N Michelin Alpin 6: 2862N
2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 2712N Michelin Alpin 6: 2782N
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 252N Michelin Alpin 6: 251.3N

Snow Handling [s]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during one snow handling [s] tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was 0.1% faster around a lap than the Michelin Alpin 6.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
99.15s
Michelin Alpin 6
99.25s
Snow handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Snow Handling [s]: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 81.8s Michelin Alpin 6: 82.9s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 116.5s Michelin Alpin 6: 115.6s

Snow Handling [Km/H]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during two snow handling [km/h] tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was 2.26% faster around a lap than the Michelin Alpin 6.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
55.35Km/H
Michelin Alpin 6
54.1Km/H
Snow handling average speed, higher is better

Best In Snow Handling [Km/H]: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 53.4Km/H Michelin Alpin 6: 51.6Km/H
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 57.3Km/H Michelin Alpin 6: 56.6Km/H

Subj. Snow Handling

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during one subj. snow handling tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 scored 2.61% more points than the Michelin Alpin 6.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
57.5 Points
Michelin Alpin 6
56 Points
Subjective Snow Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Snow Handling: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 30 Points Michelin Alpin 6: 22 Points
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 85 Points Michelin Alpin 6: 90 Points

Ice Braking

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during one ice braking tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 stopped the vehicle 1.02% shorter than the Michelin Alpin 6.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
19.5M
Michelin Alpin 6
19.7M
Ice braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Ice Braking: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 19.5M Michelin Alpin 6: 19.7M

Subj. Comfort

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin Alpin 6 was better during one subj. comfort tests. On average the Michelin Alpin 6 scored 9.35% more points than the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
48.5 Points
Michelin Alpin 6
53.5 Points
Subjective Comfort Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Comfort: Michelin Alpin 6

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 7 Points Michelin Alpin 6: 7 Points
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 90 Points Michelin Alpin 6: 100 Points

Noise

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during four noise tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 measured 0.81% quieter than the Michelin Alpin 6.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
71.1dB
Michelin Alpin 6
71.68dB
External noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 70.8dB Michelin Alpin 6: 70.9dB
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 70.6dB Michelin Alpin 6: 70.9dB
2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 71dB Michelin Alpin 6: 72dB
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 72dB Michelin Alpin 6: 72.9dB

Noise

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during one noise tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 measured 0.43% quieter than the Michelin Alpin 6.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
69.5dB
Michelin Alpin 6
69.8dB
Internal noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 69.5dB Michelin Alpin 6: 69.8dB

Wear

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during one wear tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 is predicted to cover 0.2% miles before reaching 1.6mm than the Michelin Alpin 6.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
50650KM
Michelin Alpin 6
50550KM
Predicted tread life in KM, higher is better

Best In Wear: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 45400KM Michelin Alpin 6: 40100KM
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 55900KM Michelin Alpin 6: 61000KM

Value

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during one value tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 proved to have a 8.39% better value based on price/1000km than the Michelin Alpin 6.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
5.68Price/1000
Michelin Alpin 6
6.2Price/1000
Euros/1000km based on cost/wear, lower is better

Best In Value: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 8.37Price/1000 Michelin Alpin 6: 9.6Price/1000
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 2.99Price/1000 Michelin Alpin 6: 2.79Price/1000

Price

Looking at data from five tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during four price tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 cost 3% less than the Michelin Alpin 6.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
291.3
Michelin Alpin 6
300.32
Price in local currency, lower is better

Best In Price: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 103 Michelin Alpin 6: 123
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 380 Michelin Alpin 6: 385
2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 640 Michelin Alpin 6: 660
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 166.49 Michelin Alpin 6: 163.59
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 167 Michelin Alpin 6: 170

Rolling Resistance

Looking at data from four tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during four rolling resistance tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 had a 9.28% lower rolling resistance than the Michelin Alpin 6.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
8.11kg / t
Michelin Alpin 6
8.94kg / t
Rolling resistance in kg t, lower is better

Best In Rolling Resistance: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test
195/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 8kg / t Michelin Alpin 6: 9.1kg / t
2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 7.94kg / t Michelin Alpin 6: 8.75kg / t
2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 8.1kg / t Michelin Alpin 6: 8.8kg / t
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 8.4kg / t Michelin Alpin 6: 9.1kg / t

Fuel Consumption

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during one fuel consumption tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 used 1.72% less fuel than the Michelin Alpin 6.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
5.7l/100km
Michelin Alpin 6
5.8l/100km
Fuel consumption in Litres per 100 km, lower is better

Best In Fuel Consumption: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 5.7l/100km Michelin Alpin 6: 5.8l/100km

Abrasion

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin Alpin 6 was better during one abrasion tests. On average the Michelin Alpin 6 emitted 14.24% less particle wear matter than the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
65.3mg/km/t
Michelin Alpin 6
56mg/km/t
Weight of Tyre Wear Particles Lost (mg/km/t), lower is better

Best In Abrasion: Michelin Alpin 6

2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 65.3mg/km/t Michelin Alpin 6: 56mg/km/t

Real World Driver Reviews

Tyre Reviews also collects real world driver reviews for the Continental WinterContact TS 870 and Michelin Alpin 6.

In total the Continental WinterContact TS 870 has been reviewed 14 times and drivers have given the tyre 85% overall.

The Michelin Alpin 6 has been reviewed 29 times and drivers have given the tyre 86% overall.

This means drivers in real world driving, people prefer the Michelin Alpin 6.

Best Review for the Continental WinterContact TS 870
Given 100% 205/55 R16 on mostly town for 100 easy going miles
From the first few meteres, it felt just smoother. Better rolling feeling. I purchased a brand new Skoda Scala, which came with a set of Bridgestone Turanza T005. The feeling is far superior than anything I've driven in the past. It felt I had better grip and feel of the road on wet when I picked up the car in the evening, rather than on the same road when it was dry. 400 euros but worth it every penny. I feel protected and confident with them. I'll update after the first snowfall/ice of the season.
Helpful 115 - tyre reviewed on October 7, 2021
View all Continental WinterContact TS 870 driver reviews >>
Best Review for the Michelin Alpin 6
Given 93% 195/65 R15 on mostly town for 0 spirited miles
I've had until now kleber krisalp hp2, Avon Ice touring, Pirelli Cinturato. The Alpin 6 have a good grip on wet and dry, they are silent to. I'm waiting the snow to test it. 1st impresion, verry good.
Helpful 213 - tyre reviewed on November 11, 2018
View all Michelin Alpin 6 driver reviews >>

Conclusion

In conclusion the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better in dry handling [s], dry handling [km/h], subj. dry handling, wet braking, wet handling [s], subj. wet handling, wet circle, straight aqua, curved aquaplaning, snow braking, snow handling [s], snow handling [km/h], subj. snow handling, ice braking, noise, noise, wear, value, price, rolling resistance and fuel consumption tests, whereas the Michelin Alpin 6 was better in dry braking, wet handling [km/h], snow traction, snow traction, subj. comfort and abrasion tests.

Which tyre is best for you depends a lot on your driving style and situation, plus what you want from the tyre, but comparing all the data in the tyre reviews database, on balance the Continental WinterContact TS 870 seems to be the best tyre overall.

Overall Winner: Continental WinterContact TS 870

 Overall Winner: Continental WinterContact TS 870

Footnote

This page has been developed using tyre industry testing best practices. This means we are only comparing tests which have had both tyres in the same test.

Why is this important? Tyre testing is heavily affected by things like surface grip levels and surface temperature, which means you can only compare values from the same day. During a tyre test external condition changes are calculated into the overall results, but it is not possible to calculate this between tyre tests performed on different days or at different locations.

As a result you will see other tests on Tyre Reviews which feature both the Continental WinterContact TS 870 and Michelin Alpin 6, but as they weren't conducted on the same day, the results are not comparable.

Lots of other websites do this sort of tyre comparison, Tyre Reviews doesn't.