2015 Auto Express Winter Tyre Test

Test Summary
Best tyre for dry roadsPirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Best tyre for wet roadsPirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Best tyre for snowGoodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1
The best tyre overallGoodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1
The lowest fuel useDunlop Winter Sport 5
The quietest tyreVredestein Wintrac xtreme S

There's not much we can say about the excellent 2015 Auto Express Winter Tyre Test, other than head over to the Auto Express site and check out the full review!

We've summarised the braking and handling data from each discipline below, but full details of all 13 tests can be found on the Auto Express website here.

Results

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 11st: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1
  1. Total: 885.2
  2. Dry: 195.1
  3. Wet: 193.3
  4. Snow: 199.6
  5. Rolling Resistance: 98.4
  6. Noise: 98.8
  7. Overall: 100
Overall: Impressive debut, with a solid all round performance

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Dunlop Winter Sport 52nd: Dunlop Winter Sport 5
  1. Total: 884.1
  2. Dry: 194
  3. Wet: 195
  4. Snow: 196.4
  5. Rolling Resistance: 100
  6. Noise: 99
  7. Overall: 99.7
Overall: Good price and low rolling resistance, generally impressive on all services

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Nokian WR D33rd: Nokian WR D3
  1. Total: 872.2
  2. Dry: 193.7
  3. Wet: 188.6
  4. Snow: 197.6
  5. Rolling Resistance: 94.1
  6. Noise: 98.8
  7. Overall: 99.4
Overall: Good on snow, not as good as the best in the wet and dry

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Continental WinterContact TS 8504th: Continental WinterContact TS 850
  1. Total: 881.5
  2. Dry: 195.9
  3. Wet: 197.5
  4. Snow: 192.3
  5. Rolling Resistance: 97
  6. Noise: 99.6
  7. Overall: 99.2
Overall: Impressive wet grip combined with low rolling resistance

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Michelin Alpin 55th: Michelin Alpin 5
  1. Total: 868.2
  2. Dry: 196.3
  3. Wet: 195.7
  4. Snow: 193
  5. Rolling Resistance: 84.9
  6. Noise: 99.1
  7. Overall: 99.2
Positive: Great in the wet and dry, but the leaders are better in the snow

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Pirelli Winter Sottozero 36th: Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
  1. Total: 870.4
  2. Dry: 199
  3. Wet: 199.6
  4. Snow: 182
  5. Rolling Resistance: 92.6
  6. Noise: 99.1
  7. Overall: 98.1
Overall: Poor snow performance, good in the wet and dry

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Vredestein Wintrac xtreme S7th: Vredestein Wintrac xtreme S
  1. Total: 860.5
  2. Dry: 193.3
  3. Wet: 187.7
  4. Snow: 191.9
  5. Rolling Resistance: 89.9
  6. Noise: 100
  7. Overall: 97.7
Overall: Quiet, but struggles in the wet

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Bridgestone Blizzak LM32 S8th: Bridgestone Blizzak LM32 S
  1. Total: 850
  2. Dry: 193.8
  3. Wet: 184.3
  4. Snow: 190.7
  5. Rolling Resistance: 84.3
  6. Noise: 99.3
  7. Overall: 97.6
Overall: Not leading in any category, and highest rolling resistance

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