See which tyres in size 205/60 R16 are considered the best by users. From this listing you will find out which models are recommended by other drivers, and you can choose tyres that suit your vehicle and your driving style.

This article presents the five highest rated models of winter tyres in size 205/60 R16. Our portal has the largest collection of opinions about tyres in Great Britain, and one of the largest in the world. Our database currently contains more than 70,000 user comments about specific models of tyre. The article will let you learn the opinions of drivers like yourself, and find out which of the tyres is especially recommended by Oponeo.

Tyres in size 205/60 R16 are most often fitted to such vehicles as the Audi A4 and A6, BMW 3 Series, Chevrolet Cruze, Nissan Primera, Opel Astra, Peugeot 407, Hyundai i40, Mazda 6, Mercedes E-Class, Renault Grand Scenic, Toyota Avensis, and Volvo V40.

The best 205/60 R16 winter tyres according to OPONEO users

Tyre modelScore * 
1. Goodyear Ultra Grip 84,4See offer
2. Nokian WR D34,3See offer
3. Continental ContiWinterContact TS830 P4,3See offer
4. Uniroyal MS Plus 774,3See offer
5. Bridgestone Blizzak LM324,1See offer

*as at 9 May 2014

Scores are on a scale of 1 to 5, where 5 is the highest.

Goodyear Ultra Grip 8

Goodyear Ultra Grip 8 - winter tyre

Goodyear Ultra Grip 8

The Goodyear Ultra Grip 8 is a tyre specially created for private cars. Drivers who chose it draw particular attention to the tyre’s original appearance and driving comfort, both in the city and on longer routes. As many as 96% of drivers using this model would recommend it to their friends.

Users of the tyre also draw attention to its quiet running. This is a result of the modern directional tread, which features specially profiled sipes that absorb the sounds and hum that a tyre produces. Acoustic comfort is further improved by the flexible rubber compound used in the Goodyear Ultra Grip 8, which has a silencing effect.

Drivers appreciate the tyre’s good steerability and the high level of safety it provides in tough winter conditions: it is quiet, has good grip, and can cope with slush without any difficulty. Maintenance of the correct driving path, and very good stability on various types of surface, are features resulting from the large number of grooves and sipes which help the tyre “bite” into snow and slush. Consequently the Goodyear Ultra Grip 8 guarantees excellent handling and safety, even when driven in extreme and unpredictable weather conditions.

We have awarded this tyre the “Oponeo recommends” rating, in view of the high scores given to it by drivers and its very good parameters in difficult winter conditions. The tyre has very well balanced parameters, which makes it a good solution both for everyday city driving and on longer routes.

Nokian WR D3

Nokian WR D3 - winter tyre

Nokian WR D3

The Nokian WR D3 is a tyre that copes superbly in difficult conditions. Its manufacturer, the Finnish company Nokian, is famed for its winter tyres, which perform excellently in the varied weather conditions of central and eastern Europe. The opinions submitted by drivers who use this brand of tyres confirm their high quality and reliability on various types of surfaces. It should be noted that as many as 97% of users would recommend this model to other drivers.

Drivers draw attention to the tyre’s good grip on snow, slush and water. “The vehicle moves away very quickly on a wet surface, and the braking distance is shorter than with competing tyres in the same price range. The car holds the road well, particularly in melting snow. It looks good, and has a good price-to-quality ratio” – this is an example of the comments of a satisfied user of the Nokian WR D3.

The model’s directional tread gives it excellent steering and grip, regardless of the weather. The large number of grooves and sipes means that the Nokian WR D3 rapidly expels water, leading to better grip and safer driving.

In 2013 the model obtained high rankings in three independent tyre tests, with an “especially recommended” rating in the ADAC test of 185/60 R15 tyres, “recommended tyre” in the ACE/GTÜ 185/60 R15 test, and first place and the best rating on a dry surface in the Auto Bild test of size 195/65 R15 tyres.

Continental ContiWinterContact TS830 P

Continental ContiWinterContact TS830 P - winter tyre

Continental ContiWinterContact TS830 P

The Continental ContiWinterContact TS830 P is a tyre designed for high-range cars. Drivers using this model draw particular attention to its good behaviour on a dry surface – short braking distance, stability, and fast response to the driver’s actions.

Thanks to its asymmetric tread, composed of two independent parts, the Continental ContiWinterContact TS830 P provides balanced performance on both dry and wet surfaces. Wide grooves rapidly expel water and minimize the risk of aquaplaning, thus maintaining a high level of safety regardless of the weather conditions.

“I needed a tyre that would perform even in deep snow. The Continental pleasantly surprised me. When I happened to drive into a snow bank, I drove out again without any problems” – this is just one of the many comments submitted by satisfied drivers. The tyre’s designers also took care to ensure an optimum distribution of pressures acting on the tyre, meaning that the tread wears out evenly and slowly.

The excellent parameters of the Continental ContiWinterContact TS830 P have also been appreciated by experts. The model took first place in the Auto Bild “SUV and 4x4” tyre test in 2012, as well as third place in the Auto Bild “Performance” test.

Uniroyal MS Plus 77

Uniroyal MS Plus 77 - winter tyre

Uniroyal MS Plus 77

The Uniroyal MS Plus 77 is a model that copes excellently with tough winter conditions. Users especially appreciate the tyre’s behaviour on snow and slush and in the rain. The directional tread on the Uniroyal MS Plus 77 expels water rapidly and guarantees stable driving on the straight, on corners and during sudden manoeuvres.

Drivers note the tyre’s attractive price: “I was looking for the tyre with the best price-to-quality ratio, but with the proviso that it had to be safe and perform its function as a winter tyre. The Uniroyal MS77 definitely satisfied my requirements.” The tyre’s design engineers were successful in ensuring shorter braking distances in the wet, which makes driving a lot safer.

The tyre is made from a modern compound which retains elasticity over a wide range of temperatures. This means it has a larger contact patch, which leads to better grip in all weather conditions. All this makes driving on the Uniroyal MS Plus 77 exceptionally safe and comfortable. It is therefore no surprise that as many as 97% of users would recommend this model to their friends.

In 2013 the tyre won fourth place and an “especially recommended” rating in the ADAC tests of 225/45 R17 H tyres.

Bridgestone Blizzak LM32

Bridgestone Blizzak LM32 - winter tyre

Bridgestone Blizzak LM32

The Bridgestone Blizzak LM32 is a tyre that is suited to tough winter conditions. It performs superbly both during everyday city driving and on longer routes. The model’s very good parameters cause it to be recommended by as many as 94% of users on our portal. In their comments they emphasize the model’s winter properties: “On fresh, compacted or frozen snow, in slush and on a wet surface, these are the best tyres I have driven on so far. There are no problems with emergency braking or with moving off.”

Drivers also draw attention to the tyre’s rapid response to the driver’s actions, and its stability on corners and during sudden manoeuvres. The directional tread means that the Bridgestone Blizzak LM32 copes excellently on a wet surface. The wide V-shaped grooves expel water effectively, helping to maintain adequate grip whatever the weather conditions.

The tyre has also been appreciated by experts. In 2013 it gained second place and “especially recommended” status in the ADAC tests, while in 2012 it finished in second place in the tests run by Auto Bild.

How to choose optimum tyres

In order to make the best choice of tyre, it is worth getting information from multiple sources. That way you gain knowledge about different tyre models, and can without difficulty choose those that will perform best on your car. Before making a final decision, it is good to learn about the opinions of other drivers, as well as the results of independent tests, which rank tyres according to various parameters and indicate their strengths and weaknesses.

In order to gain full information about the properties of a given tyre, it is worth checking the information on the label. This gives details about the model’s most important parameters, which are of key importance during its use. These labels are were introduced by a European Union regulation which aimed, among other things, to reduce road traffic noise and atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions in Europe.

If you have any doubts, you can also consult one of our experts, who will help you choose the tyre best suited to your needs.