Autobild: Large Winter Tire Test R17 2023

Autobild: Large Winter Tire Test R17

In the 2022 winter tire test, Autobild tested 56 winter tires in the 215/55 R17 format – the tire size for many mid-range models. Five winter tires were rated "exemplary".

  1. Michelin Alpin 6 - Winner Recommended
    Michelin Alpin 6
    87 57
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Test winner with convincing driving performance in all weather conditions, precise steering behavior, sporty and dynamic handling behavior, high mileage. High price.

    Treadwear   Dry Performance   Wet Performance   Steering Response   Snow Performance   Price  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan
    Test Score:
    1.2
  2. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 Recommended
    Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
    N/A 38
    · Winter · 2021 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Convincing all-round tires with very good mileage and good economy, precise handling on wet roads, good hydroplaning qualities. Average comfort.

    Treadwear   Dry Performance   Wet Performance   Hydroplaning   Snow Performance   Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    1.2
  3. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ Recommended
    Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+
    88 57
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Premium winter tires with top performance on snow-covered slopes, balanced driving characteristics on wet and dry roads, good economy. Average comfort.

    Dry Performance   Rolling Resistance   Snow Performance   Wet Performance   Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · China China
    Test Score:
    1.3
  4. Dunlop Winter Sport 5 Recommended
    Dunlop Winter Sport 5
    82 59
    · Winter · 2015 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Snow professional with stable driving characteristics on wet and dry roads, good traction and precise handling on snow, good mileage. High price.

    Treadwear   Dry Performance   Snow Traction   Wet Performance   Snow Handling   Price  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    1.4
  5. Cooper Discoverer Winter Recommended
    Cooper Discoverer Winter
    78 25
    · Winter · 2017 · Light Truck / SUV - Light Truck/SUV Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Inexpensive branded tire with a balanced performance profile, impressive suitability for snow, stable handling in the dry, short braking distances in the dry. Average comfort.

    Dry Handling   Price   Dry Braking   Snow Performance   Comfort  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    1.5
  6. Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
    Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
    87 57
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Winter tires with convincing handling qualities on wet and dry slopes, precise turning, short wet and dry braking distances. Moderate mileage. High noise level.

    Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Wet Handling   Treadwear   Noise  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.1
  7. Hankook Winter i*cept RS3 W462
    Hankook Winter i*cept RS3 W462
    N/A 28
    · Winter · 2021 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    New winter tires with balanced driving characteristics, dynamic wet and dry handling, good hydroplaning reserves. Moderate mileage, average comfort.

    Dry Handling   Hydroplaning   Wet Handling   Comfort   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe · South Korea South Korea
    Test Score:
    2.2
  8. Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
    Continental WinterContact TS 870 P
    89 44
    · Winter · 2021 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Top winter tires with excellent driving dynamics properties in all weather conditions, fuel-saving rolling resistance. Limited mileage and economy.

    Wet Handling   Rolling Resistance   Dry Handling   Snow Handling   Price   Treadwear  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.3
  9. BFGoodrich g-Force Winter 2
    BFGoodrich g-Force Winter 2
    79 41
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Snow professional with very good driving performance on packed snow, good aquaplaning reserves, pleasantly quiet driving comfort. Slightly longer wet braking distances, high price.

    Comfort   Hydroplaning   Snow Traction   Price   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.4
  10. Semperit Speed-Grip 5
    Semperit Speed-Grip 5
    N/A 35
    · Winter · 2021 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Short braking distances and precise handling on ice and snow, very good aquaplaning qualities, low rolling resistance. Moderate wet grip, longer wet and dry braking distances.

    Hydroplaning   Rolling Resistance   Snow Braking   Ice Braking   Ice Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.4
  11. Kleber Krisalp HP3
    Kleber Krisalp HP3
    82 54
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Convincing qualities on ice and snow, good safety reserves for aquaplaning, low price. Extended wet braking distances, understeering wet and dry handling.

    Price   Hydroplaning   Snow Peroformance   Wet Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.5
  12. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
    Vredestein Wintrac Pro
    84 50
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Safe handling in all weather conditions, short snow and dry braking distances. Extended wet braking distances, moderate mileage and economy.

    Dry Braking   Dry Handling   Wet Handling   Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Treadwear   Wet Braking   Rolling Resistance  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.6
  13. Falken Eurowinter HS01
    Falken Eurowinter HS01
    73 43
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Short snow braking distances, very good safety reserves for hydroplaning, stable dry handling. Moderate cornering on snowy and wet roads, increased rolling resistance.

    Dry Handling   Hydroplaning   Snow Braking   Wet Handling   Rolling Resistance   Snow Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.7
  14. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2
    Nexen WinGuard Sport 2
    72 41
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good traction and short braking distances on snow, stable wet and dry handling. Understeering behavior on snow, limited mileage, high rolling resistance.

    Dry Handling   Snow Braking   Wet Handling   Snow Traction   Rolling Resistance   Treadwear   Snow Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    2.8
  15. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
    Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
    70 44
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Balanced winter properties, safe hydroplaning behavior, low price. Slightly longer wet and dry braking distances, low mileage, high rolling resistance.

    Hydroplaning   Price   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Treadwear   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    2.9
  16. Firestone Winterhawk 4
    Firestone Winterhawk 4
    69 40
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Convincing snow qualities, low rolling noise, very good mileage. Only satisfactory dry qualities, longer wet and dry braking distances, moderate driving comfort.

    Noise   Treadwear   Comfort   Wet Braking   Dry Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.3
  17. Kumho WinterCraft WP52
    Kumho WinterCraft WP52
    N/A 21
    · Winter · 2022 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Dynamic dry handling, high mileage, good economy. Limited grip level in the wet, heavy understeering when handling in the wet, low hydroplaning reserves.

    Rolling Resistance   Dry Handling   Treadwear   Hydroplaning   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3.5
  18. Nokian WR Snowproof P
    Nokian WR Snowproof P
    66 37
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Dynamic dry handling, low tire noise, good mileage. Moderate cornering and understeering handling on snow, limited hydroplaning qualities.

    Noise   Dry Handling   Treadwear   Hydroplaning   Snow Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.7
  19. Fulda Kristall Control HP2
    Fulda Kristall Control HP2
    69 38
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Short snow braking distances, good economy with high mileage. Significantly understeering handling in all weather conditions, longer wet and dry braking distances.

    Snow Braking   Treadwear   Dry Handling   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Snow Handling   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    3.8
  20. Uniroyal WinterExpert
    Uniroyal WinterExpert
    N/A 30
    · Winter · 2021 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Convincing winter qualities, low rolling resistance. Delayed steering response, heavily understeering wet and dry handling, extended wet and dry braking distances.

    Rolling Resistance   Steering Response   Dry Handling   Wet Braking   Dry Braking   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    3.8
Year
2023
Tire Test Original Link
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Tire Size
215/55R17
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Oct 25, 2022
Date updated
Oct 26, 2022

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