|Best tyre for dry roads||Yokohama W Drive|
|Best tyre for wet roads||Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV|
|Best tyre for snow||Michelin Latitude Alpin 2|
|The best tyre overall||Michelin Latitude Alpin 2|
|The lowest fuel use||Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P SUV|
|The most comfortable||Bridgestone Blizzak LM80 EVO|
|The quietest tyre||Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV|
The tyres on test covered the premium and midrange segments, with a single budget tyre included, the Wanli Snowgrip S1083. The Wanli tyre was less than half the price of the most expensive tyres on test, so it will be interesting to see whether the Chinese manufactured tyre can improve on past performances.
The top two tyres during dry braking testing also happened to be the worst two tyres overall on test, with the Wanli and Yokohama tyres drawing in first place. There was a larger than normal spread across the dry braking testing, with nearly 4 meters covering the best to worst on test.
The dry handling testing was much closer, with less than one second covering all nine tyre patterns. This time the Nokian WR SUV3 proved to be the best of the group.
The all important wet testing was dominated by the Michelin Latitude Alpin 2, which had both the shortest wet braking distance and the quickest wet handling lap.
After winning the dry braking test, the Wanli budget tyre proved that in the wet, you still get what you pay for, finishing a long distance behind the pack in both tests.
The straight aquaplaning test brought the first win for the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV.
The Bridgestone LM80 EVO proved to be the most effective tyre during the snow braking testing.
While the Michelin Latitude Alpin 2 won the snow handling test.
The Continental WinterContact TS850 P proved to have the lowest fuel use on test.
During internal noise testing, all nine tyres were within just two decibels of each other.
The Nokian proved to be good value, finishing third place overall but significantly cheaper than the most expensive tyres on test.
|1st: Michelin Latitude Alpin 2|
Overall: Victory for the Michelin, very strong on snow and in the wet.
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|2nd: Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P SUV|
Overall: A very well balanced performance for the TS850P SUV, strong in all categories.
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|3rd: Nokian WR SUV 3|
Overall: A third place for Nokian thanks you balanced and consistent results.
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|4th: Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV|
Overall: The Dunlop is a proven wet specialist with good dry properties.
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|5th: Pirelli Scorpion Winter|
Overall: Good in the dry and on snow. Slight weakness in the wet.
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|6th: Bridgestone Blizzak LM80 EVO|
Overall: Good results for the Bridgestone on snow and dry roads, but too little grip in wet.
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|7th: Toyo Snowprox S954 SUV|
Overall: Mid pack in the dry and wet, poor snow performance.
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|8th: Yokohama W Drive|
Overall: Reasonable in the dry, but very poor snow performance.
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|9th: Wanli Snowgrip S1083|
Overall: Acceptable on snow and in the dry, but dangerously poor performance in the wet.