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Winter tires for SUVs in the test: which tires are really good?
Of the ten tyres on test, the top four tyres were given the "Exemplary" award, which included the new Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+, the much improved Bridgestone Blizzak LM005, the new Michelin Alpin 6 and the Vredestein Wintrac Pro.

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

    Positive: exemplary premium tires with the best snow quality, high steering precision and dynamic handling properties in all weather conditions, short snow and wet braking distances, pleasant comfort, fair price.
    Verdict: exemplary.

    Snow Traction   Snow Braking   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 Recommended
    Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
    92 59
    Passenger · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Positive: convincing all-round talent with balanced performance potential, precise steering behavior, short snow and wet braking distances, dynamic dry handling, quiet pass-by noise, good price-performance ratio.
    Verdict: exemplary.

    Rolling Resistance   Noise   Dry Handling   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  3. Michelin Alpin 6 Recommended
    Michelin Alpin 6
    84 57
    Passenger · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Positive: Premium tires with stable handling qualities in all weather conditions, best lateral guidance on wet slopes, precise steering behavior with good feedback.
    Negative: high price level, increased rolling noise.
    Verdict: exemplary.

    Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Dry Handling   Price   Snow Braking   Noise  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  4. Vredestein Wintrac Pro Recommended
    Vredestein Wintrac Pro
    79 51
    Passenger · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Positive: Well- balanced winter tires with dynamic driving characteristics on wet slopes, high safety reserves for aquaplaning, short wet braking distances, good comfort.
    Negative: slightly increased rolling resistance.
    Verdict: exemplary.

    Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Wet Braking   Straight Aquaplaning   Rolling Resistance  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  5. Dunlop Winter Sport 5
    Dunlop Winter Sport 5
    82 59
    Passenger · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Positive: the winter king with the best performance on snow. Large safety reserves with aquaplaning, precise steering behavior, dynamic wet handling.
    Negative: slightly longer dry braking distances.
    Verdict: good.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Snow Traction   Snow Braking   Wet Handling   Snow Handling   Dry Braking   Price  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  6. Toyo Observe S944
    Toyo Observe S944
    71 34
    Passenger · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Positive: Well- balanced winter tire with stable driving characteristics on snowy and wet slopes.
    Negative: Delayed steering response and understeering driving behavior in wet conditions.
    Verdict: good.

    Snow Traction   Dry Handling   Price   Straight Aquaplaning   Snow Handling   Noise  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  7. Uniroyal MS Plus 77
    Uniroyal MS Plus 77
    80 29
    Passenger · Winter · 2013 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Positive: Winter professional with very good driving characteristics on a solid snow cover, fuel-saving rolling resistance.
    Negative: only satisfactory wet grip, extended wet and dry braking distances, understeering wet handling.
    Verdict: satisfactory.

    Straight Aquaplaning   Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Rolling Resistance   Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  8. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
    Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
    73 32
    Passenger · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Studless Ice & Snow
    Verdict:

    Positive: best aquaplaning properties , short snow braking distances , stable dry handling , low price.
    Negative: slightly longer braking distances on wet slopes, delayed steering response, increased rolling resistance.
    Verdict: satisfactory.

    Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Price   Straight Aquaplaning   Rolling Resistance   Snow Traction   Snow Braking   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe
  9. Syron Everest 1 Plus
    Syron Everest 1 Plus
    N/A 12
    Passenger · Winter · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Positive: good winter qualities, low noise, low price.
    Negative: Delays responsive steering behavior, moderate grip and understeering driving behavior in wet conditions, braking distances that are too long, increased rolling resistance.
    Verdict: not recommended.

    Price   Snow Traction   Noise   Rolling Resistance   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
  10. Duraturn Mozzo Winter
    Duraturn Mozzo Winter
    N/A 21
    Passenger · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Positive: inexpensive winter tires with good snow qualities.
    Negative: only limited fitness to drive on wet roads, low aquaplaning reserves, diffuse steering response, dangerously extended wet and dry braking distances.
    Verdict: not recommended.

    Price   Rolling Resistance   Snow Handling   Noise   Straight Aquaplaning   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Wet Braking  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe
Year
2020
Tire Test Original Link
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Tire Size
225/55R17
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Light Truck / SUV / 4*4
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Oct 17, 2020
Date updated
Oct 28, 2020