The Best European Winter Tires by the Results of Independent Tests 2019

Each year, for the upcoming winter and summer seasons, independent industry publications and testing organizations conduct independent research of tires’ performance meant to help motorists with choosing their next set of tires because all they have left to do then is use the provided information correctly.

Twice a year, getting together the results of numerous tests, we determine the best tires of the season.

Having covered in the two previous publications the best spiked and studless winter tires of the Scandinavian type 2019/2020, we are completing this series of articles by determining the best European tires designed to be used in mild winter conditions.

  1. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ - Winner Recommended
    Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+
    88 57
    Passenger · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Ranked #1st of 10. AutoExpress, R17
    Ranked #1st of 11. AutoBild Sportcars, R19
    Ranked #1st of 11. Auto Motor und Sport, R17
    Ranked #2nd of 20. AutoBild, R17
    Ranked #2nd of 53. AutoBild: Qualifying round, R17
    Ranked #3rd of 6. Sport Auto, R18

    Snow Traction   Snow Handling   Snow Braking   Snow Slalom   Cabin Noise   Wet Braking / Handling   Lateral Stability   Lateral Hydroplaning   Price  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  2. Continental WinterContact TS 860 Recommended
    Continental WinterContact TS 860
    87 66
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Ranked #1st of 20. AutoBild, R17
    Ranked #1st of 6. L'argus, R16
    Ranked #1st of 8. Motor, R16
    Ranked #2nd of 10. AutoExpress, R17
    Ranked #2nd of 10. Autocentre, R16
    Ranked #4th of 16. ADAC, R15
    Ranked #4th of 20. Autonavigator, R16
    Ranked #5th of 18. Teknikens Varld, R17
    Ranked #7th of 8. Vi Bilagare, R17

    Dry Performance   Noise   Wet Performance   Comfort   Rolling Resistance   Winter / Snow Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  3. Vredestein Wintrac Pro Recommended
    Vredestein Wintrac Pro
    79 51
    Passenger · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Ranked #2nd of 11. AutoBild Sportcars, R19
    Ranked #2nd of 6. Sport Auto, R18
    Ranked #3rd of 11. Auto Motor und Sport, R17
    Ranked #3rd of 13. Auto Zeinung, R17
    Ranked #5th of 10. AutoExpress, R17
    Ranked #6th of 20. AutoBild, R17
    Ranked #6th of 53. AutoBild: Qualifying round, R17

    Snow Traction   Handling   Hydroplaning   Dry Braking   Ice Braking   Ride Comfort   Rolling Resistance  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  4. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1 Recommended
    Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1
    84 52
    Passenger · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Ranked #1st of 13. Auto Zeinung, R17
    Ranked #8th of 18. Teknikens Varld, R17
    Ranked #4th of 10. AutoBild Allrad, R17

    Snow Traction   Wet Handling   Snow Braking   Wet Braking   Straight Aquaplanning   Lateral Stability (Wet)   Lateral Aquaplanning  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  5. Goodyear UltraGrip 9 Recommended
    Goodyear UltraGrip 9
    83 52
    Passenger · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Ranked #2nd of 6. L'argus, R16
    Ranked #2nd of 20. Autonavigator, R16
    Ranked #2nd of 8. Motor, R16
    Ranked #9th of 16. ADAC, R15

    Ice Performance   Wet Performance   Dry Performance   Fuel Consumption   Treadwear   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  6. Kleber Krisalp HP3 Recommended
    Kleber Krisalp HP3
    81 52
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Ranked #2nd of 16. ADAC, R15
    Ranked #15th of 20. AutoBild, R17
    Ranked #8th of 53. AutoBild: Qualifying round, R17

    Dry Performance   Snow Performance   Ice Performance   Wet Performance   Noise / Comfort   Fuel Consumption   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  7. Uniroyal MS Plus 77 Recommended
    Uniroyal MS Plus 77
    80 29
    Passenger · Winter · 2013 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Ranked #2nd of 11. AutoBild Sportcars, R19
    Ranked #10th of 20. AutoBild, R17
    Ranked #10th of 10. Autocentre, R16
    Ranked #14th of 53. AutoBild: Qualifying round, R17

    Treadwear   Wet Performance   Winter / Snow Performance   Fuel Consumption  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  8. Dunlop Winter Sport 5 Recommended
    Dunlop Winter Sport 5
    82 59
    Passenger · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Ranked #3rd of 6. L'argus, R16
    Ranked #3rd of 20. Autonavigator, R16
    Ranked #4th of 10. AutoExpress, R17
    Ranked #4th of 13. Auto Zeinung, R17
    Ranked #16th of 20. AutoBild, R17
    Ranked #13th of 53. AutoBild: Qualifying round, R17

    Snow Traction   Snow Handling   Snow Braking   Rolling Resistance   Snow Slalom   Lateral Hydroplaning   Cabin Noise   Dry Braking   Dry Handling  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  9. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 Recommended
    Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3
    79 60
    Passenger · Winter · 2014 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Ranked #5th of 13. Auto Zeinung, R17
    Ranked #8th of 10. AutoExpress, R17
    Ranked #3rd of 11. Auto Motor und Sport, R17
    Ranked #18th of 20. AutoBild, R17
    Ranked #16th of 53. AutoBild: Qualifying round, R17

    Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Dry Handling   Snow Braking   Snow Traction  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  10. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
    Fulda Kristall Control HP2
    75 35
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Ranked #4th of 10. Autocentre, R16
    Ranked #12th of 20. AutoBild, R17
    Ranked #18th of 53. AutoBild: Qualifying round, R17

    Rolling Resistance   Wet Performance   Noise   Aquaplaning   Winter / Snow Performance  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  11. Nokian WR D4
    Nokian WR D4
    82 45
    Passenger · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Ranked #4th of 8. Motor, R16
    Ranked #6th of 6. L'argus, R16
    Ranked #9th of 16. ADAC, R15

    Ice Performance   Fuel Consumption   Dry Performance   Winter / Snow Performance   Treadwear   Noise / Сomfort  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
  12. Debica Frigo HP2
    Debica Frigo HP2
    72 30
    Passenger · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Ranked #4th of 10. Autocentre, R16
    Ranked #6th of 8. Motor, R16
    Ranked #19th of 20. AutoBild, R17
    Ranked #19th of 53. AutoBild: Qualifying round, R17

    Snow Braking   Snow Traction   Slalom   Snow Handling   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Lateral Grip   External Noise  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
Year
2019
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Top Chart
Date added
May 15, 2020
Date updated
Aug 23, 2020