Winter tyre reviews 2019: results by category

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

The tyres were assessed in 13 tests, and these results were used, along with the prices, to calculate an overall rating. In each test, the best tyre is rated at 100 per cent, and the other contenders are scored relative to the winner to show how close the results are. These differences are reflected in our overall ranking.

Verdict

Test debutant Toyo is a step behind the rest in our tests, only shining in the dry – not the main focus of a winter tyre. Ninth place for Hankook is not what we would have expected, given previous showings, but the i*cept RS2 has lost some of its ability on snow.

The next four tyres are hard to separate, so close are the margins after our 13 tests. Pirelli’s performance with the ageing Sottozero 3 is impressive, but Nokian will have hoped for more with its new Snowproof. Vredestein impresses on its test return and there is another solid showing from Falken. Snow performance helps Dunlop all but match the more wet and dry-focused Michelin.

It’s tight at the top, but the UltraGrip just stole the win from the TS 860 with a great performance on snow and in the wet.

Winner

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+

Placed first in six of our 13 test categories – and second in three others – the Goodyear is a worthy overall winner in this year’s competition.

ResultsWet braking1Continental1001Goodyear1003Falken97.94Michelin96.95Pirelli96.66Dunlop96.47Vredestein95.38Toyo94.69Nokian93.110Hankook88.1SumContinental PC 6116.3AllSContinental ASC102.9Wet handling1Goodyear1002Continental99.73Michelin98.24Vredestein975Dunlop96.86Pirelli95.27Falken958Nokian93.58Hankook93.510Toyo91SumContinental PC 695.3AllSContinental ASC96.7Wet Circle1Continental1002Goodyear99.53Michelin98.74Vredestein98.45Dunlop97.86Nokian96.57Falken96.18Pirelli95.49Hankook94.910Toyo90.8SumContinental PC 6100.5AllSContinental ASC97.4Straight Aqua1Falken1002Continental94.23Michelin93.44Vredestein92.65Pirelli92.16Toyo91.97Dunlop91.88Goodyear91.79Nokian90.110Hankook89.8SumContinental PC 694.9AllSContinental ASC91.1Curved Aqua1Falken1002Goodyear983Dunlop974Michelin965Vredestein955Continental957Nokian94.17Pirelli94.19Toyo93.110Hankook92.1SumContinental PC 693.1AllSContinental ASC94.1Dry braking1Nokian1002Toyo99.63Vredestein98.44Pirelli97.45Michelin96.86Hankook96.47Goodyear95.68Continental959Dunlop94.89Falken94.8SumContinental PC 6119.7AllSContinental ASC98.1Dry handling1Continental1002Toyo99.93Vredestein99.54Nokian99.34Michelin99.36Pirelli997Hankook98.97Goodyear98.99Falken98.610Dunlop98.1SumContinental PC 6101.6AllSContinental ASC100.2Snow braking1Goodyear1002Dunlop99.23Continental98.34Nokian97.65Hankook97.36Michelin96.16Falken96.18Vredestein95.19Pirelli9210Toyo87.9SumContinental PC 645.6AllSContinental ASC95.1Snow traction1Goodyear1002Michelin97.53Dunlop96.44Continental95.95Hankook94.96Nokian94.77Vredestein94.58Pirelli92.59Falken89.110Toyo87.2SumContinental PC 637.8AllSContinental ASC90.6Snow circle1Goodyear1002Nokian97.73Dunlop97.34Continental96.15Pirelli95.86Hankook94.37Falken93.68Michelin939Vredestein92.710Toyo89.3SumContinental PC 661.7AllSContinental ASC89.1Snow handling1Dunlop1002Goodyear99.93Hankook99.84Continental99.35Michelin97.56Nokian97.27Vredestein95.38Falken959Pirelli94.910Toyo91.1SumContinental PC 660.7AllSContinental ASC97.9Rolling resistance1Nokian1002Dunlop923Continental914Goodyear895Pirelli886Michelin867Hankook807Toyo809Vredestein7610Falken63SumContinental PC 693AllSContinental ASC94Cabin noise1Goodyear1002Dunlop96.22Falken96.24Nokian95.25Continental93.35Toyo93.35Pirelli93.38Vredestein92.49Hankook88.610Michelin87.6SumContinental PC 692.4AllSContinental ASC94.3Prices1Toyo£97.502Pirelli£100.823Hankook£100.924Falken£107.175Dunlop£116.686Continental£122.507Nokian£122.808Vredestein£123.889Goodyear£124.7310Michelin£125.47SumContinental PC 6£92.57AllSContinental ASC£107.06Overall1Goodyear1002Continental99.53Michelin98.44Dunlop98.35Vredestein97.75Falken97.77Nokian97.68Pirelli97.39Hankook95.910Toyo95.3SumContinental PC 694AllSContinental ASC98.5 Previous: Summer tyre: Continental PremiumContact 6

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