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Subscribe to our YouTube channel http://bit.ly/11Ad1j1 Subscribe to the mag http://subscribe.autoexpress.co.uk/yt Winter tyres are going to be on a lot of minds this year - Britain could face a particularly harsh winter this year, with snow falling from as early as November. If you've got a four-wheel drive car, you probably think you're properly prepared - but are you? We went up to Tamworth Snowdome to find out if a front-wheel drive car with winter tyres has more traction in the snow than a 4x4 with summer tyres fitted. We used two Ford Kugas, both with 2.0-litre diesel engines and manual gearboxes - but one is front-wheel drive, and the other all-wheel drive. The 4x4 Ford Kuga costs £1500 more than the normal model. In snowy conditions the rubber in summer tyres gets harder and less grippy. Winter tyres use a softer compound, and a tread pattern that's designed to pick up snow - improving grip in these harsh conditions. In our first test we saw that the front-wheel drive car on summer tyres was hopeless in the snow - but when fitted with winter tyres, it obviously did much better. However we also tested the 4x4 on summer tyres - and the results might surprise you. With winter tyres, the normal Kuga went 110 metres up the slope, while the 4x4 car only made it 13 metres up, before sliding back down 9 metres. in the end, it ended up no further than the standard did with summer tyres. We also tested the four-wheel drive Ford Kuga with winter tyres - and the difference was astonishing. There was plenty of grip and the car drove all the way to the top of the steep ski slope without a problem. Obviously, the best solution for driving on snow is to have a 4x4 on winter tyres - without the right rubber, a 4x4 is just as useless as a two wheel drive car. Having four-wheel drive won't help with braking, though - and that's much more important.
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TOP 8 Best SUV winter tires R17 (2015-2016). All Tyre Tests, Reviews and Ratings ►►► http://www.tirereviews.info 8. Maxxis Arctictrekker WP05 Total: 32 Dry: 6 Wet: 4 Snow: 4 Comfort: 7 Rolling Resistance: 4 Noise: 7 7. Bridgestone Blizzak LM80 EVO Total: 32 Dry: 3 Wet: 3 Snow: 7 Comfort: 5 Rolling Resistance: 6 Noise: 8 6. Nokian WR SUV 3 Total: 31 Dry: 5 Wet: 5 Snow: 5 Comfort: 4 Rolling Resistance: 6 Noise: 6 5. Michelin Alpin 5 Total: 34 Dry: 4 Wet: 5 Snow: 6 Comfort: 6 Rolling Resistance: 7 Noise: 6 4. Pirelli Scorpion Winter Total: 33 Dry: 3 Wet: 5 Snow: 8 Comfort: 5 Rolling Resistance: 5 Noise: 7 3. Continental Winter Contact TS 850 P SUV Total: 35 Dry: 6 Wet: 6 Snow: 5 Comfort: 6 Rolling Resistance: 7 Noise: 5 2. Apollo Alnac 4G Winter Total: 38 Dry: 6 Wet: 6 Snow: 8 Comfort: 7 Rolling Resistance: 5 Noise: 6 1. Dunlop Winter Sport 5 Total: 40 Dry: 5 Wet: 8 Snow: 8 Comfort: 6 Rolling Resistance: 7 Noise: 6 Free download: http://www.amazon.com/CTD-Carstestdrives/dp/B00V9T10KK http://carstestdrives.com Music: Topher Mohr and Alex Elena - Orange.
Best winter tires R17 (2015-2016). All Tyre Tests, Reviews and Ratings ►►► http://www.tirereviews.info 8. Bridgestone Blizzak LM32 S Dry: 193.8 Wet: 184.3 Snow: 190.7 Rolling Resistance: 84.3 Noise: 99.3 Overall: 97.6 7. Vredestein Wintrac xtreme S Dry: 193.3 Wet: 187.7 Snow: 191.9 Rolling Resistance: 89.9 Noise: 100 Overall: 97.7 6. Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3 Dry: 199 Wet: 199.6 Snow: 182 Rolling Resistance: 92.6 Noise: 99.1 Overall: 98.1 5. Michelin Alpin 5 Dry: 196.3 Wet: 195.7 Snow: 193 Rolling Resistance: 84.9 Noise: 99.1 Overall: 99.2 4. Continental WinterContact TS 850 Dry: 195.9 Wet: 197.5 Snow: 192.3 Rolling Resistance: 97 Noise: 99.6 Overall: 99.2 3. Nokian WR D3 Dry: 193.7 Wet: 188.6 Snow: 197.6 Rolling Resistance: 94.1 Noise: 98.8 Overall: 99.4 2. Dunlop Winter Sport 5 Dry: 194 Wet: 195 Snow: 196.4 Rolling Resistance: 100 Noise: 99 Overall: 99.7 1. Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1 Dry: 195.1 Wet: 193.3 Snow: 199.6 Rolling Resistance: 98.4 Noise: 98.8 Overall: 100 Free download: http://www.amazon.com/CTD-Carstestdrives/dp/B00V9T10KK http://carstestdrives.com Music: Topher Mohr and Alex Elena - Orange.
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List of Tested Tyres:
• Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80 Evo
• Continental WinterContact TS850P SUV
• Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV
• Falken Espia EPZ
• Goodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1
• GT Radial Champiro WinterPro HP
• Hankook Winter i*cept evo2 SUV W320A
• Nokian WR D4
• Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S
• WestLake SW658
Music: Topher Mohr and Alex Elena - Orange.