Autozurnal: Winter Tire Test R17 2023

Autozurnal: Winter Tire Test R17

The Slovakian magazine tested European-type winter tires in size 225/45 R17, evaluating their performance on snow, as well as on wet and dry pavement. The «winter» part of the test was conducted in Arvidsjaur, Sweden, and the tarmac performance — including noise and rolling resistance — were evaluated at a proving ground in Germany. The test cars were VW Golf VII and Skoda Octavia Combi.

  1. Continental WinterContact TS 870 - Winner Recommended
    Continental WinterContact TS 870
    90 60
    · Winter · 2020 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance and good handling response on snow and dry pavement. Excellent lateral stability and short stopping distance in the wet. Good hydroplaning resistance. Low noise emission. Good riding comfort. Very good.

    Dry Braking   Lateral Stability   Dry Handling   Noise   Lateral Hydroplaning   Comfort   Snow Braking   Snow Handling   Wet Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    103.6
  2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM005 Recommended
    Bridgestone Blizzak LM005
    87 57
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Rapid acceleration and good handling performance on snow. High lateral stability, short braking distance and good handling response on wet pavement. Good riding comfort. Low rolling resistance. Very good.

    Lateral Stability   Comfort   Rolling Resistance   Snow Acceleration   Wet Braking   Snow Handling   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    103.5
  3. Michelin Alpin 6 Recommended
    Michelin Alpin 6
    87 57
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    High traction on snow. Short braking distance and good handling response on wet pavement. Good riding comfort. Insufficient handling response in the dry. Very good.

    Comfort   Wet Braking   Wet Handling   Snow Traction   Dry Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · Japan Japan
    Test Score:
    101.5
  4. Vredestein Wintrac Pro
    Vredestein Wintrac Pro
    84 50
    · Winter · 2018 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance on dry pavement. Insufficient handling response on snow. Good.

    Dry Braking   Snow Handling  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    100.4
  5. Nokian WR Snowproof
    Nokian WR Snowproof
    68 46
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance on dry pavement. Good riding comfort. Low rolling resistance.Relatively weak snow traction.Low hydroplaning resistance. Good.

    Comfort   Dry Braking   Rolling Resistance   Hydroplaning   Snow Traction  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    100
  6. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
    Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6
    70 44
    · Winter · 2019 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good hydroplaning resistance. Short braking distance on dry pavement. Low noise emission. Good riding comfort. Poor lateral grip, long braking distance, and less-than-perfect handling performance on wet pavement. High rolling resistance. Good.

    Comfort   Noise   Hydroplaning   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Lateral Stability   Wet Handling  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    99.9
  7. Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
    Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2
    N/A 38
    · Winter · 2021 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Short braking distance on dry pavement. Long braking distance on snow. Good.

    Dry Braking   Snow Braking  
    Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+
    Test Score:
    99.6
  8. Nexen WinGuard Sport 2
    Nexen WinGuard Sport 2
    72 41
    · Winter · 2016 · Passenger - Performance Winter / Snow
    Verdict:

    Good handling response in the wet. Short braking distance on dry pavement. Low noise emission. Relatively low traction, long braking distance, and less-than-perfect handling performance on snow. Low hydroplaning resistance. High rolling resistance. Satisfactory.

    Dry Braking   Noise   Wet Handling   Snow Braking   Rolling Resistance   Hydroplaning   Snow Handling   Snow Traction  
    USA+ USA+ · Canada Canada · Europe Europe · Russia+ Russia+ · East Asia East Asia
    Test Score:
    98.6
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Autozurnal: Winter Tire Test R17
October 20, 2022
Year
2023
Tire Test Original Link
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Tire Size
225/45R17
Season
Winter
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Europe
Date added
Oct 20, 2022
Date updated
Oct 21, 2022
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