The best tyres 195/60 R15 according to drivers (2018/2019)

  • 22/11/2018
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK

Are you wondering what tyres to choose for the upcoming season? Don't know which model will be the best solution for your car? Check what tyres have been considered the best by other drivers and you will definitely find something for yourself!

Size 195 60 R15 is often used on the city and off road cars.

Winter tyres should guarantee stable driving on snow-covered surface (photo: Nokian).

Winter tyres should guarantee stable driving on snow-covered surface (photo: Nokian).

Winter tyres size 195/60 R15 are most often installed on larger city cars, for example: Opel Astra, Toyota Avensis, Toyota Corolla, Volvo V70 (depending on generation, equipment version, power, etc.).

Don't  know what size fits your car? Use the tyre selection configurator!

The best  195/60 R15 tyres according to drivers

We have created for you a ranking of 5 tyres size 195/60 R15 that are best rated by our users.  We considered two rating parameters - the highest average score and the number of reviews posted.  The list includes three models of premium tyres and two from the medium price segment.

Tyre model Note*
1. Goodyear Ultra Grip 9 5,4
2. Goodyear Ultra Grip 8 5,3
3. Nokian WR D3 5,3
4. Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D 5,0
5. Dębica Frigo 2 4,7

*As of September 2018. The tyres are rated on a scale of 1 to 6, where 6 is the highest possible rating.

1. Goodyear Ultra Grip 9

The Goodyear Ultra Grip 9 tyres were rated the best. They obtained an excellent rating from the Oponeo users – 5.4. Their best feature is the impressive appearance of the surface of the tyre. Goodyear UltraGrip 9 cope perfectly in dynamically changing winter conditions. The modern construction of the blocks on the sides of the tread improves cornering stability and shortens the braking distance. Deep sipes improve starting and acceleration in the snow.

They perform equally well on wet surfaces, the tread in the shape of the letter "V" minimizes the risk of aquaplaning. Krisalp HP 2 is the perfect tyre for drivers who appreciate stable and safe driving.


Goodyear Ultra Grip 9 in size 195/60 R15


According to our users:

  • A good tyre for demanding drivers who put safety above price. The most important, good performance on wet as well as snow-covered roads, no objections to the behavior on dry asphalt. There is no difference in combustion compared to good quality summer tyres. I covered tens of thousands km on previous tires of this brand GY Ultra Grip 7+ by business car and so buying GY Ultra Grip 9  for my own private use I was not disappointed. (Rafa)

  • For me it is the optimum choice. Meets my assumptions - low noise, low rolling resistance and holds well on wet surfaces. (Luk)


Do you know...

In the Goodyear research department, dozens of key patents have been created not only for the automotive industry - they have developed, among others material used in medicine for the production of heart valves and artificial joints.

2. Goodyear Ultra Grip 8

The second representative of the Gooodyear brand in the ranking is Goodyear Ultra Grip 8. The model also obtained an excellent rating of 5.3 from our users. Buyers have distinguished it especially for the comfort of driving off road and outside the city. The directional tread placed on this model drains water well. 3D-BIS technology significantly improves tyre control in even the most unpredictable conditions.


Goodyear Ultra Grip 8 in size 195/60 R15


What do our users have to say about them?

  • This is the first season I am driving on these tyres but they are doing great. I tested them on the route, in the city and area. If I had to buy tyres for the winter again, the choice would be simple GOODYEAR Ultragrip 8, the best tyre for this price. If you intend to buy them, I truly recommend it. (Piotr)

  • I have not traveled on better winter tyres yet. It is a known  fact that symmetrical treads bite snow better, but universally these tyres are the best for winter. If you do not need tyres for snow only, but also for wet, slushy conditions on a route, these are the most recommendable, especially since they are at competitive prices. (jasiu)

Do you know...

Currently, every fifth tyre bought in the world has a winged foot logo or comes from companies belonging to Goodyear.

3. Nokian WR D3

The Nokian WR D3 tyres were placed third in the ranking of the best tyres size 195/60 R15 according to  Oponeo users this year. The model was created on the basis of a modern mixture, which is characterized by very good flexibility at low temperatures. The directional tread pattern allows very efficient drainage of water, snow and mud from under the wheels. The WR D3 model is also economical in use and environmentally friendly. This model of the Finnish brand Nokian is a great choice for the winter season.

The Nokian WR D3 model achieved a sensational result on Oponeo in the form of average user ratings of 5.15. The most appreciated parameter by buyers was the nice look of the tyre.


Nokian WR D3 in size 195/60 R15


What do the drivers think about them?

  • After the first winter, I find that they are one of the best winter tyres I have ever driven on. The car serves my wife for commuting to work outside the city. Sometimes in winter the road was not perfectly  cleared of snow and the tyres always managed - same applies for driving on wet surface. Very quiet for snow tyres. Starting off on an even or uphill path is simply sensational. You can't see the wear. Next winter I will choose Nokian again. (Mario)

  • Nokian WR D3 tyres perform very well during frosty days on snow as well as during sunny days when the temperature reaches 15-20 * C. The ride is comfortable and the tyre is really quiet. They are very sticky and stay on track when taking sharp turns. The price-quality ratio is perfectly reasonable. I recommend this product. You will be satisfied. (Borys)

Do you know...

Nokian has its own test center in Lwalo, Lapland, near the Arctic Circle.  It is the northernmost location in the world,  where tyres are tested  in winter conditions.

4. Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

Dunlop tyres are on fourth place. The British brand is mainly associated with products designed for dynamic driving, but this does not mean that they are far from the competition at the level of basic parameters. Dunlop relies on the transfer of performance from the track to the streets, hence driving safety and comfort are placed in their tyres at the highest level.

The Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D model collected a total score of 4.9 from our customers' opinions. The attractive appearance was rated best in them. The tyres are made of a special silica mixture that provides adequate flexibility at low temperatures. It uses Dunlop Touch technology that provides better control of the vehicle.


Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D offer


What do our users have to say:

  • Very good tyre. I was in the mountains and I traveled on snowy roads for a week - the tyres did very well. In addition, they are surprisingly quiet - even quieter than my summer wheels. They do not clash in a visible way - I previously had  tyres from another company and they were terrible - the tyres themselves were great, but the tread disappeared almost right away.  (j40i4)

  • This is the second set (the one before was used from 2007 to 2012) I had the previous Dunlop Sport model mounted on the second car. After 5 years of use the tread was about 7 mm. After the first season, the current Dunlopy Sporty looks like new. In general, I recommend this model as well as the Dunlop company itself. (Krystyna)

Do you know...

The company was created by John Boyd Dunlop, who was the first to patent a pneumatic tyre, i.e. filled with air to improve comfort of driving. Initially, it was bicycles  that were equipped with such tyres.

5. Dębica Frigo 2

The fifth model, which we decided to distinguish due to the excellent customer feedback, is Dębica Frigo 2. The model collected an above-average overall rating of 4.7. Oponeo customers appreciated these tyres especially because of the extraordinary ride on snow and ice.

The tyre is made of a rubber mixture with silica. Thanks to this admixture, the product is characterized by appropriate flexibility also during low temperatures. Perfect setup of the tread grooves means that the risk of aquaplaning (breaking off wet grip) is reduced to a minimum.


Dębica Frigo 2 in size 195/60 R15


What reviews can be found on Oponeo?

After covering 5,000 km on these tyres I am very pleasantly surprised by them. They behave quite well on all types of surface. After giving it a lot of thought I decided to buy Dębica once again and I am 100% satisfied. The tyres have an amazing thrust, they perform great in every situation without any problems, slush is not an obstacle, taking turns is stress free, of course with the speed adapted to the current weather conditions.   (Gregory)

Very good winter tyre. It works well on ice and very well on snow as well as mud covered surface. The abrasiveness is quite low. I can state that because I drove on those tyres for two years round, without replacing them for the summer. The tread shows a  3-4 mm of wear which is quite a good result. The mixture which it is made from still retains its properties even in severe frosts and remains soft. I read somewhere that Dębice tyres are difficult to balance. My set is spinning perfectly and there were no problems. It's hard to write about the disadvantages.  Perhaps that it's a bit slippery in the summer - but it's a snow tyre after all, and for the winter it's  absolutely perfect. (slawex1983)

Do you know...

The factory in Dębica is currently the largest among the Goodyear plants in Europe and the third in this respect in the world.

How to choose the right tyres?

You should search for and read reviews from different sources - by doing so you will have  confidence that the opinions about the tyres you are about to purchase are reliable and trustworthy.

It's good to start by reviewing Oponeo users' comments who share their thoughts on different models. Drivers who use the tyres on a daily basis know what they are talking about.

It is also worth following specialized tests organized by automotive magazines and associations. The more well-known and respected test organizer, the better. It is best to check the ADAC, ACE or AutoZeitung tests in the first place.

We also encourage you to read the labels attached to the tyres. Although they do not indicate winter tyre performance, you'll find information on fuel efficiency, noise and braking on wet surface.

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