GT Radial Champiro WinterPro HP

The GT Radial Champiro WinterPro HP is a High Performance Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 88%
Road Feedback 83%
Handling 85%
Wear 77%
Comfort 80%
Buy again 85%

Tyre review data from 4 tyre reviews averaging 84% over 20,410 miles driven.

The Champiro WinterPro HP is ranked 18th of 55 Winter High Performance tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2016 AZ Winter Tyre Test - 205/55 R16 - 13th of 14 tyres

  • Positive - Ok dry handling, quiet
  • Negative - Poor aquaplaning resistance, high rolling resistance, poor wet grip
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2016 AMS Winter SUV Tyre Test - 9th of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Short braking distances on snow, good handling on dry surfaces, very low noise level
  • Negative - Long braking distances on dry and wet roads, poor resistance to aquaplaning - High rolling resistance
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2016 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test - 5th of 6 tyres

  • Positive - Good snow traction and braking, quiet.
  • Negative - Poor snow handling, weaker than the best in the wet.
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2016 Tyre Tests

  • 5th: 2016 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test (235/40 R18)
  • 9th: 2016 AMS Winter SUV Tyre Test (215/60 R17)
  • 13th: 2016 AZ Winter Tyre Test - 205/55 R16 (205/55 R16)
  • 2015 Tyre Tests

  • 6th: 2015 AMS UHP Winter Tyre Test (225/50 R17)
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    Size Price Range  
    205/55 R16 £70.89 - £103.30 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    225/40 R18 £98.69 - £125.10 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    225/45 R17 £88.99 - £117.20 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    235/45 R17 £87.89 - £129.90 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    235/50 R18 £108.89 - £157.60 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    245/45 R18 £124.79 - £147.30 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    Available in 19 tyre sizes - View all.

    Top 3 GT Radial Champiro WinterPro HP Reviews

    Given 89% while driving a Lexus ls460l (235/50 R18) on a combination of roads for 20,000 average miles
    Have not driven extensively in heavy snow, but some snow and slush as well as ice. Great tire and would be a great all weather tire all year round.
    Helpful 63 - tyre reviewed on October 18, 2016
    Given 100% while driving a Volkswagen passat w8 4motion (235/45 R17) on mostly town for 250 spirited miles
    Love these things. Put them on my Passat W8 and it's a beast in the snow. I bought used (one year old). I'd buy again. Driven in deep snow (6 inches) and excellent side grip (minimal sliding).
    Helpful 13 - tyre reviewed on December 18, 2016
    Given 79% while driving a Ford Mondeo ST220 (225/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 10 spirited miles
    I first fitted a set of GT-Radial Champiro Winter Pro HP's a couple of years ago and was pleasantly surprised with the all-round capabilities of the tyre, especially factoring in the price! The dry grip and handling is pretty good on these, and is certainly better than the price would suggest, but they fell a little short in the wet. I found myself backing off somewhat while cornering in the wet due to a rather understeery nature in those conditions, but by no means excessive or unpredictable.

    I also had chance to use these tyres in rather bad snow and ice, and was really impressed with them in this department. These tyres got me all over the place in fresh snow, compacted snow, ice and all combinations of the above, with little effort.

    The negatives of this tyre, at least for me, was the fact that they needed a LOT of balance weights to get the wheel in balance, suggesting they're not made all that precisely. And the tread blocks also wore unevenly, dispite the pressures being obsessively maintained, and with no issue with tracking or suspension geometry, etc.

    I decided to go with these tyres again for the rear, so clearly I've been happy with then for the price!
    Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on December 14, 2018
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    Latest GT Radial Champiro WinterPro HP Reviews

    Given 71% while driving a Opel insignia (245/45 R18 W) on mostly town for 150 average miles
    it has balance problems. it requires lots of extra weight to balance the wheel. the car grips both in the dry and wet conditions well. i havent tested in snow yet but the design of the tyre gives an idea. the category c is the exact point of this tyre. not the best but if you compare with the other tyres, the price is very good.
    Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on January 24, 2017