Apollo Aspire XP Winter

The Apollo Aspire XP Winter is designed to provide superb snow handling and performance on wet surfaces, ensuring peak safety during the cold seasons. A multidirectional groove and sipe design enhances driving pleasure, while a hard-wearing structure, with durable sidewall and inner construction and wear-resistant polymers in the tread compound, makes for a longer lifespan.

Tyre review data from 3 tyre reviews averaging 93% over 10,900 miles driven, and 6 tests with an average result of 13th.

Dry Grip 87%
Wet Grip 97%
Road Feedback 80%
Handling 80%
Wear 100%
Comfort 97%
Buy again 93%
Snow Grip 100%
Ice Grip 100%

First On MarketJuly 2018
Wheel Size16 - 18"
Width205 - 255mm
Profile40 - 65
Rolling ResistanceC - D
Wet GripB - B
Noise (dB)72 - 72
Winter Rating3PMSF Rated

The Aspire XP Winter is ranked 2nd of 66 Winter Premium Touring tyres.

Tests Included

6

Best Result

4th

Worst Result

30th

Average Result

13th

Latest Tyre Test Results

2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
10th of 15 tyres
  • Overall safe properties on wet roads, high predicted mileage and low abrasion, low fuel consumption.
  • Slight weaknesses in precision and behavior at the limit on dry roads, slight weaknesses in wet handling, higher tire weight.
  • The Apollo ASPIRE XP WINTER tyre shows minor weaknesses on dry roads, particularly in steering precision and driving safety, with a tendency to oversteer during sudden maneuvers. However, its braking distance is rated as good. On wet roads, the tyre performs well in braking and aquaplaning, but lacks precision in handling. Its performance on winter roads is satisfactory, doing well in snow braking but falling short in snow traction, ice braking, and snow handling. Handling is imprecise, with early tendencies to understeer or oversteer, although some reserves are available. Environmentally, the tyre narrowly misses a good rating; it has good predicted mileage and abrasion, but its efficiency is only satisfactory due to its above-average weight, despite good fuel consumption.
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2020 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test
9th of 21 tyres
  • Good traction and short braking distances, good aquaplaning resistance, dynamic dry handling.
  • Extended wet braking.
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SizeFuelWetNoise
17 inch
205/50 R 17 93 V XLDB72
235/65 R 17 108 H XLCB72
235/65 R 17 108 H XLCB72
225/60 R 17 103 H XLCB72
225/60 R 17 103 H XLCB72
225/50 R 17 98 V XLDB72
215/55 R 17 98 V XLCB72
215/55 R 17 98 V XLCB72
225/50 R 17 98 V XLDB72
205/50 R 17 93 V XLDB72
225/45 R 17 91 HDB72
225/45 R 17 91 HDB72
225/45 R 17 94 V XLDB72
225/45 R 17 94 V XLDB72
18 inch
225/40 R 18 92 V XLDB72
225/40 R 18 92 V XLDB72
235/60 R 18 107 H XLCB72
245/40 R 18 97 V XLDB72
245/40 R 18 97 V XLDB72
245/45 R 18 100 V XLDB72
245/45 R 18 100 V XLDB72
235/60 R 18 107 H XLCB72
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Top 3 Apollo Aspire XP Winter Reviews

Given 85% while driving a Kia Motors Carens crdi (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 500 easy going miles
I recently purchased a new Kia and needed a set of new winter tyres for the up coming season.
After looking over the latest winter tyre test in my size on tyre reviews, I decided to try these Apollo tyres that fared quite well for the cost on the tests.
Overall I am very happy with these tyres although I have not used them yet on snow or ice. The dry and wet grip is very impressive, they have not impacted my fuel consumption in comparison to the hankook prime 3 summer tyres supplied with the car. And these appolo tyres are very comfortable. Wear I can't really comment, after 500 miles those new tyre markings are barely visible....
Past winter tyres albeit on other vehicles have been Alpin 4&5, Goodyear Ultragrip 9 and the Barum 3&5, and so far the Apollo tyres feel really good on wet and dry roads, average day temp has been around 9 Celsius, so a little warm for them but really I'm very pleased with them, and for the money, couldn't complain. £75 each fitted, bathwick tyres.

I will post a snow and ice review asap.
Helpful 46 - tyre reviewed on October 29, 2019
Given 97% while driving a Skoda Octavia Scout (225/45 R17 V) on mostly country roads for 400 average miles
After 3 years working in Germany in the 90s ( where they are required by law )I got the winter tyre bug and have been a regular user ever since. I read the winter tyre tests every year and saw these apollo tyres had outscored everything. I also read that apollo own vredestien tyres so I thought it was a no brainer, especially that they were only £64 each at camskill. They will soon go up when everyone twigs what a good tyre it is. It's supremely quiet, comfortable, great wet and dry grip and on the few frosty and icey early starts ( 29/11/19 ) -2° exudes confidence.
Helpful 40 - tyre reviewed on November 29, 2019
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