Ranking of premium winter tyres 2014/2015

  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK

The best tyres for winter? Here is the answer to your question, prepared by more than 85,000 drivers whose opinions were collected by Oponeo.co.uk. You won't find such an accurate and reliable set of data about tyres offered on the English market anywhere else on the web.

Using the form available on our website, Oponeo.co.uk users review all key parameters of a given tyre model. The outcome of these assessments is the final score – the closer to five, the better, safer and more durable the tyre, according to its owner. We put together our ranking based on these overall scores. Traditionally, we compared top-rated tyres in the individual market segments: premium, mid-range and economy class. Comprising our ranking we took into account only the models that have collected at least 30 reviews.

See the best tyre in the ranking - Dunlop SP Winter Response 2

The best mid-range winter tyres according to OPONEO users

Tyre model Score Offer
1.  Dunlop SP Winter Response 2 4,5 See the offer
2. Continental ContiWinterContact TS850 4,4 See the offer
3. Goodyear UG8 Performance 4,4 See the offer
4. Goodyear UltraGrip 8 4,3 See the offer
5. Michelin Alpin A4 4,3 See the offer
6.  Vredestein Snowtrac 3 4,3 See the offer
7. Pirelli Snowcontrol Serie III 4,3 See the offer
8. Nokian WR A3 4,2 See the offer
9. Nokian WR D3 4,2 See the offer
10. Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D 4,2 See the offer

*as of November 2014

Dunlop SP Winter Response 2.

The best premium winter tyres

According to drivers, Dunlop SP Winter Response 2 tyres are closest to perfection and obtained an average score of 4.5/5. In the opinion of the vast majority of users, this model is almost flawless, all-round when it comes to its behaviour on different types of road surface and driving style, comfortable and durable. "With these tyres driving in winter conditions is pure pleasure" – praises Madic. Another user adds that it is "the best winter tyre he has ever used" and it is not an isolated opinion. Many users also note that the quality offered by SP Winter Response 2 exceeds the price we have to pay for these tyres. In addition to a good price, Meg also points out the comfort guaranteed by Dunlop: "It's quieter than my summer tyres". On average, 98 out of 100 users recommend this tyre to other buyers – this means we are dealing with an excellent indicator of satisfaction with this model.

Continental ContiWinterContact TS850.

Second best in our winter tyre ranking

The second place with a score of 4.4/5 was taken by Continental ContiWinterContact TS850. This tyre is also highly appreciated and praised for its versatility. Many users rightly point out that it is a product from "the tyre premier league". "They securely adhere to the surface on the dry and cold, wet and warm and in the snow. In my neighbourhood roads aren't sprinkled with salt and snow is rarely removed so the car has to deal with snow, slush and ice. And Conti does it all", argues George. "It's the first time I drive on premium tyres and don't regret a penny I spent on them", adds Lucas. Durability? "You can't see any tread wear, even though I had concerns because of the relatively large mass of the car and sometimes aggressive driving style", stresses Paul. Comfort? "I don't even feel it's a winter tyre – it is quiet and on a dry road it performs like a summer tyre", says Mike. The vast majority of ContiWinterContact TS850 reviewers, as much as 97 percent, recommended it to others.

Goodyear UG8 Performance.

Other top-rated premium winter tyres

The next two places in the ranking are taken by two models by Goodyear – UG 8 Performance (score: also 4.4, but fewer reviews than Continental, so it is in the 3rd place) and Ultra Grip 8 (score: 4.3). In the fifth Michelin Alpin A4, sixth Vredestein Snowtrac 3, and seventh Pirelli Snowcontrol Serie III (all of them also scored 4.3). Two models by Nokian – WR A3 and WR D3 also made it to the top 10, and the ranking is closed by Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D. All three models scored 4.2.

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