New Nokian WR SUV 3 high-performance SUV tyre feels at home in the varying European winter conditions, and it has excellent winter grip and driving response.
Effectively prevents slush planing and aquaplaning
Excellent handling on snowy and dry surfaces
Extreme wet performance
ARAMID SIDEWALLS – Robust like never before
Nokian tyres with Aramid sidewall technology offer you additional security and durability for demanding weather conditions and rough roads. Their incomparably strong sidewalls are exceptionally resilient to wear and cuts. The Aramid fibres stiffen and strengthen the sidewall, enabling it to withstand blows and cuts even better.
The same material is also utilised in the aviation and armour industries. It is also used successfully in bulletproof vests.
Aramid protects the Nokian tyres. The Nokian tyres protect lives.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Nokian WR SUV 3 tyre review
Average based on 23 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
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Braking in wet conditions
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14.06.2019fromLincoln I put in a great deal of research when selecting an all seasons tyre for the X5. The WR SUV 3 from Nokian seemed to have the best all round performance. The first set I bought in 2015. I replaced the front two tyres after 22,000 miles, only because one was damaged by a pot hole. The Nokians have worked well in both the extreme heat of a Turkish Summer (46c) and the extreme cold of Polish and Norwegian winters (-30c). The dry weather performance was equal to Vredstein high performance tyres I used previously. The cold weather performance was impressive even at motorway speeds in snow and slush, snow upto 8 inches deep didn’t even phase them on country roads. Mud and snow while driving off road also proved little problem. The wet grip was almost as good as the Vredsteins, but you have to really push hard in the wet to find the limit even at autobahn speeds.. If you need a good all round all season tyre for your SUV then these are worth looking at..
06.07.2015fromKath B Slight decrease in MPG, no noise difference. Fortunately (or unfortunately) only encountered snow once this winter so unable to properly test them out.
05.06.2015fromPaul I was a little sceptical about the benefits of winter tyres but after trying these I am now a convert. Supreme grip in the wet, snow and ice.
As the tyres have a soft compound, tyre wear would be a problem during the summer so separate summer and winter tyres are advised.
27.05.2015fromVince Fabulous in the snowy hills of Yorkshire. Good enough to keep on all year and great tyre wear.