2019 Winter Tyre Test Market Overview

Test Summary
Wet BrakingBridgestone Blizzak LM005: 29.2 M
Laufenn I FIT: 39.4 M
Snow BrakingKleber Krisalp HP3: 24 M
Imperial Snowdragon 3: 31.7 M
Following on from the All Season tyre market overview, Auto Bild have published their winter version of the shootout style braking test.

For the winter test, Auto Bild have tested 53 winter tyres in 225/45 R17 in wet and snow braking. The two braking distances are combined, and the top twenty tyres go through to a full test covering all aspects of a tyres performance.

Notable Performances

Not for the first time this year, a Bridgestone tyre tops the wet braking test, and wins the overall combined braking distance to finish in the top spot. We're not yet sure what Bridgestone have changed recently, but they've made a massive step forward in the wet, and it will be interesting to see if they can hold onto this performance in the full test.

The "best of the rest" during wet braking testing went to three of the newest tyres on test, the Michelin Alpin 6, Goodyear Ultragrip Performance+ and the Vredestein Wintrac Pro. The Goodyear and Michelin managed to match the performance in the snow, finishing second and third overall.

As always, the tyres at the cheaper end of the spectrum could manage either a reasonable result in the wet, or the snow, but not both, with the worst tyre during wet braking taking a huge ten meters further to stop than the best.

Wet

 

Snow

 

Results

1st: Bridgestone Blizzak LM005

Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
Wet Braking1st
Snow Braking10th+0.6 M
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2nd: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Plus
Wet Braking3rd+1.4 M
Snow Braking5th+0.3 M
Read Reviews Buy from £87.60

3rd: Michelin Alpin 6

Michelin Alpin 6
Wet Braking2nd+1.2 M
Snow Braking13th+0.7 M
Read Reviews Buy from £108.55

4th: Semperit Speed Grip 3

Semperit Speed Grip 3
Wet Braking9th+2.4 M
Snow Braking5th+0.3 M
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5th: Continental WinterContact TS 860

Continental WinterContact TS 860
Wet Braking7th+2.3 M
Snow Braking9th+0.5 M
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6th: Vredestein Wintrac Pro

Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Wet Braking4th+1.6 M
Snow Braking20th+1.2 M
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7th: BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2

BFGoodrich gForce Winter 2
Wet Braking11th+2.8 M
Snow Braking4th+0.2 M
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8th: Kleber Krisalp HP3

Kleber Krisalp HP3
Wet Braking13th+3 M
Snow Braking1st
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9th: Apollo Aspire XP Winter

Apollo Aspire XP Winter
Wet Braking5th+2 M
Snow Braking19th+1.1 M
Read Reviews Buy from £73.00

10th: Kumho WinterCraft WP71

Kumho WinterCraft WP71
Wet Braking7th+2.3 M
Snow Braking15th+0.8 M
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11th: Nokian WR Snowproof

Nokian WR Snowproof
Wet Braking13th+3 M
Snow Braking10th+0.6 M
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12th: Hankook Winter i cept RS2

Hankook Winter i cept RS2
Wet Braking11th+2.8 M
Snow Braking17th+0.9 M
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13th: Dunlop Winter Sport 5

Dunlop Winter Sport 5
Wet Braking18th+3.7 M
Snow Braking5th+0.3 M
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14th: Uniroyal MS+ 77

Uniroyal MS Plus 77
Wet Braking17th+3.6 M
Snow Braking10th+0.6 M
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15th: Nexen WinGuard Sport 2

Nexen WinGuard Sport 2
Wet Braking19th+3.8 M
Snow Braking13th+0.7 M
Read Reviews Buy from £62.16

16th: Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
Wet Braking6th+2.1 M
Snow Braking24th+2.4 M
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17th: Sava Eskimo HP2

Sava Eskimo HP2
Wet Braking22nd+4.4 M
Snow Braking2nd+0.1 M
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18th: Fulda Kristall Control HP2

Fulda Kristall Control HP2
Wet Braking21st+4.3 M
Snow Braking5th+0.3 M
Read Reviews Buy from £74.59

19th: Debica Frigo HP2

Debica Frigo HP2
Wet Braking27th+5 M
Snow Braking2nd+0.1 M
Read Reviews Buy from £43.39

20th: Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905

Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905
Wet Braking16th+3.3 M
Snow Braking22nd+2 M
Read Reviews Buy from £76.54

21st: Barum Polaris 5

Barum Polaris 5
Wet Braking23rd+4.7 M
Snow Braking18th+1 M
Read Reviews Buy from £65.30

22nd: Maxxis Arctictrekker WP05

Maxxis Arctictrekker WP05
Wet Braking27th+5 M
Snow Braking15th+0.8 M
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23rd: Avon WV7

Avon WV7
Wet Braking15th+3.2 M
Snow Braking26th+3 M
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24th: Firestone Winterhawk 3

Firestone Winterhawk 3
Wet Braking27th+5 M
Snow Braking21st+1.5 M
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25th: Falken Eurowinter HS01

Falken Eurowinter HS01
Wet Braking23rd+4.7 M
Snow Braking23rd+2.1 M
Read Reviews Buy from £74.85

26th: Cooper Weather Master SA2+

Cooper Weather Master SA2 Plus
Wet Braking10th+2.7 M
Snow Braking28th+4.3 M
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27th: Toyo Snowprox S954

Toyo Snowprox S954
Wet Braking26th+4.8 M
Snow Braking25th+2.7 M
Read Reviews Buy from £72.20

28th: Seiberling Seilberling Winter

Seiberling Seilberling Winter
Wet Braking30th+5.1 M
Snow Braking27th+3.3 M
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29th: Dayton DW 510 Evo

Dayton DW 510 Evo
Wet Braking20th+4.2 M
Snow Braking29th+4.7 M
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30th: Imperial Snowdragon 3

Imperial Snowdragon 3
Wet Braking23rd+4.7 M
Snow Braking30th+7.7 M
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32nd: Mabor Winter Jet 3

Mabor  Winter Jet 3
Wet Braking31st+5.5 M
Snow Braking31st-24 M
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33rd: Matador MP 92 Sibir Snow

Matador MP 92 Sibir Snow
Wet Braking32nd+5.6 M
Snow Braking32nd-24 M
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34th: Tyfoon Eurosnow II

Tyfoon Eurosnow II
Wet Braking32nd+5.6 M
Snow Braking32nd-24 M
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35th: General Altimax Winter 3

General Altimax Winter 3
Wet Braking34th+5.7 M
Snow Braking34th-24 M
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36th: Gislaved Euro Frost 6

Gislaved Euro Frost 6
Wet Braking35th+5.9 M
Snow Braking35th-24 M
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37th: Linglong Green Max Winter UHP

Linglong Green Max Winter UHP
Wet Braking35th-29.2 M
Snow Braking35th-24 M
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37th: Linglong Green Max Winter UHP

Linglong Green Max Winter UHP
Wet Braking35th-29.2 M
Snow Braking35th-24 M
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38th: Kenda Wintergen 2 KR501

Kenda Wintergen 2 KR501
Wet Braking36th+6.1 M
Snow Braking36th-24 M
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39th: Giti GitiWinterW1

Giti GitiWinterW1
Wet Braking37th+6.4 M
Snow Braking37th-24 M
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41st: Viking Wintech

Viking Wintech
Wet Braking38th+6.6 M
Snow Braking38th-24 M
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42nd: Blacklion Snow Pioneer BW56

Blacklion Snow Pioneer BW56
Wet Braking39th+7.5 M
Snow Braking39th-24 M
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43rd: Fortuna Winter Max A1

Fortuna Winter Max A1
Wet Braking41st+7.7 M
Snow Braking41st-24 M
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44th: Sailun Iceblazer Alpine Evo

Sailun Iceblazer Alpine Evo
Wet Braking40th+7.6 M
Snow Braking40th-24 M
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45th: King Meiler Winter Tact WT84

King Meiler Winter Tact WT84
Wet Braking42nd+8.2 M
Snow Braking42nd-24 M
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46th: Duraturn Mozzo Winter

Duraturn Mozzo Winter
Wet Braking43rd+8.4 M
Snow Braking43rd-24 M
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46th: Duraturn Mozzo Winter

Duraturn Mozzo Winter
Wet Braking43rd+8.4 M
Snow Braking43rd-24 M
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53rd: Laufenn I FIT

Laufenn I FIT
Wet Braking44th+10.2 M
Snow Braking44th-24 M
Read Reviews Buy from £53.00

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