|Best tyre for dry roads||Bridgestone Blizzak LM005|
|Best tyre for wet roads||Bridgestone Blizzak LM005|
|Best tyre for snow||Continental WinterContact TS 870|
|The best tyre overall||Continental WinterContact TS 870|
|The lowest fuel use||Continental WinterContact TS 870|
|The quietest tyre||Continental WinterContact TS 870|
As usual we'll keep commentary to a minimum, instead encouraging you to head over to the Auto Express website to check out the full test, however there is one important caveat to note.
The new Continental WinterContact TS870 was included in this test, but as the tyre launch has been delayed until winter 2021 instead of 2020, Auto Express didn't rank it in their final results.
If Auto Express had included it, the new Continental TS870 would have won the test overall, narrowly beating the excellent Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 thanks to a near flawless performance.
2021 might be another Continental year, but for winter 2020, it looks like the Bridgestone is still the tyre to have for the UK winters, thanks to an excellent dry and wet performance.
|Positive: Best in wet in the wet braking and handling, best in dry braking, low rolling resistance.|
Negative: Worst snow performance, but still within 5% of best.
Overall: An excellent tyre for English winters where you're likely to see more wet weather than snow.
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|Positive: Best in snow and wet handling, excellent low rolling resistance, low noise.|
Negative: Average dry braking.
Overall: When the new TS870 goes on sale in 2021 it could be the new benchmark.
|Positive: Excellent wet grip, high aquaplaning resistance, good in the snw.|
Negative: High rolling resistance, increased noise.
Overall: A return to form for the I*Cept RS2, largely thanks to a strong wet performance.
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3rd: Michelin Alpin 6
|Positive: Good wet performance, good snow braking.|
Negative: Average snow handling.
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|Positive: Best in snow handling and a good snow performance overall.|
Negative: Average wet performance, high rolling resistance.
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|Positive: Excellent in snow, best curved aquaplaning resistance, low noise.|
Negative: Average in the wet and dry.
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|Positive: Good dry braking, low noise.|
Negative: Poor performance in the snow.
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|Positive: Good in the snow, quietest tyre on test, low rolling resistance.|
Negative: Long dry and wet braking, poor wet handling.
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8th: Nokian WR Snowproof
|Positive: Lowest fuel use on test by some margin, good dry braking.|
Negative: Poor performance in all wet tests, highest levels of cabin noise.
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