Winter tyre reviews 2018: results by category

Which winter tyre performed well in which area? Our tables reveal all

We’re not sure what Bridgestone has done to its LM001 tyre for this EVO version, but it isn’t enough, particularly in the wet and on snow. Meanwhile, Falken made a solid debut in our tests, although it struggled in the wet conditions.

The next four tyres were very closely matched; Nokian’s WR D4 had the edge in the snow, but fared less well in the wet. Dunlop’s Winter Sport 5 was inconsistent, with some decent results and some poorer ones. We couldn’t split the Pirelli and Goodyear. The Cinturato Winter had the edge on the snow, while the UltraGrip Gen-1 proved easier on the pocket.

Yet again Hankook showed it has found something when it comes to snow performance, but it couldn’t repeat that in other conditions.

It’s rare that a tyre picks up a hat-trick of wins in our tests, but the Continental TS 860 has done exactly that, yet again putting together a series of top results in all weathers.

Winner: Continental WinterContact TS 860

It can’t match the best in the snow, but the TS 860 stars in the cold, wet conditions UK drivers face every winter. A worthy winner yet again.

ResultsSnow braking1Hankook100%2Nokian97.60%3Goodyear 97.30%4Continental97.20%5Dunlop97.10%6Falken95.80%7Pirelli95.60%8Bridgestone89.40%AllSMichelin102.70%SuContinental CPC546.80%Snow traction1Hankook100%2Nokian97.50%3Pirelli94.90%4Dunlop94.10%5Continental93.60%6Falken93.40%7Goodyear 92.30%8Bridgestone90.80%AllSMichelin97.60%SuContinental CPC539.80%Snow circle1Hankook100%2Nokian98.90%3Pirelli98.50%4Continental98.00%5Falken96.40%6Goodyear 93.80%7Dunlop93.60%8Bridgestone89.50%AllSMichelin95.20%SuContinental CPC572.70%Snow handling1Hankook100%2Continental99.20%=3Falken97.00%=3Nokian97.00%5Pirelli96.40%6Dunlop94.70%7Goodyear94.20%8Bridgestone91.70%AllSMichelin94.70%SuContinental CPC554.00%Straight aqua1Hankook100%2Pirelli98.50%3Continental96.00%4Falken94.80%5Goodyear93.70%6Nokian91.90%7Dunlop90.30%8Bridgestone88.00%AllSMichelin89.30%SuContinental CPC591.50%Curved aqua1Goodyear100.00%2Hankook96.50%3Dunlop95.40%4Nokian91.20%5Falken90.00%6Pirelli89.90%7Continental83.00%8Bridgestone73.60%AllSMichelin57.30%SuContinental CPC590.40%Wet braking1Continental100%2Goodyear95.50%3Dunlop93.70%4Hankook91.30%5Pirelli91.10%6Bridgestone89.70%7Nokian87.70%8Falken87.30%AllSMichelin102.40%SuContinental CPC5101.70%Wet handling1Continental100%2Pirelli97.50%3Dunlop96.30%4Goodyear96.20%5Hankook95.70%6Falken95.10%7Bridgestone94.90%8Nokian93.30%AllSMichelin96.50%SuContinental CPC597.20%Wet circle1Continental100%2Bridgestone98.50%3Pirelli97.00%4Falken96.80%5Goodyear96.60%6Hankook96.50%7Dunlop96.00%8Nokian94.10%AllSMichelin99.20%SuContinental CPC5101.30%Dry braking1Bridgestone100.00%2Continental99.10%3Hankook95.90%4Nokian94.90%=5Falken94.50%=5Goodyear94.50%7Dunlop93.80%8Pirelli93.60%AllSMichelin109.00%SuContinental CPC5115.40%Dry handling1Nokian100.00%2Continental99.80%=3Bridgestone99.70%=3Hankook99.70%5Dunlop99.40%6Falken99.30%7Goodyear98.90%8Pirelli98.30%AllSMichelin101.40%SuContinental CPC5102.20%Rolling resistance1Nokian100.00%2Bridgestone98.40%3Continental92.30%4Dunlop91.30%5Goodyear89.60%6Hankook83.00%7Pirelli81.90%8Falken76.80%AllSMichelin91.20%SuContinental CPC5105.40%Cabin noise1Continental100.00%2Goodyear98.40%3Dunlop98.00%4Hankook97.70%=5Bridgestone97.40%=5Pirelli97.40%7Nokian97.10%8Falken96.10%AllSMichelin99.70%SuContinental CPC5101.90%Price1Falken£76.812Hankook£76.883Nokian£82.324Bridgestone£84.025Dunlop£85.326Pirelli£91.087Continental£93.058Goodyear£114.58AllSMichelin£82.50SuContinental CPC5£73.96Overall1Continental100%2Hankook99.00%3=Goodyear97.70%3=Pirelli97.70%5Dunlop97.50%6Nokian97.40%7Falken96.90%8Bridgestone96.40%AllSMichelin99.80%SuContinental CPC593.10% Previous: Summer tyre: Continental ContiSportContact 5

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