AUTOBILD: 4x4/SUV Winter Tire Test 2017

For 2017, the "All Road" edition of the German publication Auto Bild has tested ten 225/55 R17 winter tires. This size is commonly used by compact crossovers, such as the BMW X1 used in this test.

The biggest interest in this test was the Chinese budget winter tire from Pace. With the most expensive set of winter tires costing 660 euros at time of test, the budget Pace tires were a full 400 euros cheaper, at just 260 euros. Are the savings worth the performance drop? Read on below to find out.

  1. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen 1

    Very good results on snow, High resistance to aquaplaning, Very high grip on wet surfaces, High level of comfort, Precise steering on dry surfaces.

    Rolling Resistance Wet Performance Dry Performance Noise / Comfort Winter / Snow Performance
  2. Continental WinterContact TS 850 P SUV

    Good balance of performance, Very good results on snow, especially in terms of lateral stability, Low noise level. Average ride comfort and braking performance on dry surfaces.

    Rolling Resistance Wet Performance Noise Winter / Snow Performance Dry Performance
  3. Michelin Alpin 5

    Good results on snow, High resistance to aquaplaning, Short braking distance on wet roads. Average braking performance on dry surfaces, High price.

    Rolling Resistance Wet Performance Noise / Comfort Winter / Snow Performance Dry Performance Value
  4. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

    Short braking distance on dry and wet surfaces, Good lateral stability on wet surfaces. Medium traction and lateral stability in snow, Increased noise level.

    Rolling Resistance Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort Noise
  5. Bridgestone Blizzak LM001

    Close to a summer tire in the dry, good snow traction, low rolling resistance. Average aquaplaning resistance.

    Rolling Resistance Dry Performance Noise / Comfort Winter / Snow Performance Aquaplaning
  6. Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 W320

    Short braking distance and general well balanced snow performance, well priced. Long braking distances in the dry and wet, average comfort

    Rolling Resistance Value Winter / Snow Performance Comfort Dry and Wet braking
  7. Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S

    Short braking distance and generally high wet grip, Low noise level. Poor snow grip, high rolling resistance.

    Wet Performance Noise / Comfort Dry Performance Rolling Resistance Winter / Snow Performance
  8. Maxxis Arctic Trekker WP-05

    Good resistance to aquaplaning, Good grip on dry surfaces, Low noise level. Relatively weak grip and a long stopping distance on snow and wet surfaces, High rolling resistance.

    Dry Performance Aquaplaning Noise / Comfort Rolling Resistance Wet Performance Winter / Snow Performance
  9. Kumho WinterCraft WP71

    Good snow handling, Low price. Average aquaplaning resistance and low wet grip.

    Winter / Snow Performance Value Wet Performance Comfort Aquaplaning
  10. Pace Antarctica 5

    Very good results on snow, Very low price, Very low noise level. Weak grip on dry and wet surfaces, Very long braking distances on wet surfaces, High rolling resistance

    Noise Winter / Snow Performance Value Rolling Resistance Wet Performance Dry Performance Comfort
Year
2017
Date added
Nov 04, 2018
Tire Test Original Link
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Season
Winter
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test



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