Nokian WR SUV 3

The Nokian WR SUV 3 is a Winter Ultra High Performance tyre designed to be fitted to a SUV and 4x4.

Nokian WR SUV 3
82%[average]
Dry Grip
86%
Wet Grip
81%
Road Feedback
85%
Progressiveness
84%
Wear
78%
Comfort
88%
Buy Again
72%

Nokian WR SUV 3 Reviews (2)

59%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 7
  • Wet Grip 3
  • Road Feedback 7
  • Handling 7
  • Wear 8
  • Comfort 8
  • Buy again 1

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Country Roads for 20,000 Average miles

Volkswagen Tiguan Escape 2.0tdi

Done nearly 20k miles on a set of these on a Tiguan over 2 summers - I took them off for the winter as they aren't sold by Nokian as winter tyres.

I've found them ok on dry tarmac, not as good as standard road tyres, as you'd expect. They maintain a good level of grip as the surface deteriorates, and then lose grip more as you get onto poor slippery surfaces and mud. They perform poorly on wet tarmac to the extent that I have considered discarding them well before they're worn out.

Wear looks good - can't comment on comfort...

I definitely won't go for these again. Have to say I'm surprised at other user reviews of these tyres - maybe I'm expecting too much, but they're definitely poorer than all other tyres I've used.

Tyre size reviewed: 225-45-17-
84%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 9
  • Wet Grip 8
  • Road Feedback 10
  • Handling 10
  • Wear 6
  • Comfort 8
  • Buy again 8

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 7,000 Average miles

Mazda CX7

Very good on wet & ice, superb traction in heavy snow. Imune to aquaplaning, even at high speeds and heavy rain. 6mm of tread remains after first winter and cca 10000km, driven fast (not hard) on various type of roads. Over all very good tyre, could be a little longer lasting.

Tyre size reviewed: 235-60-18-W
89%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 9
  • Wet Grip 9
  • Road Feedback 9
  • Handling 8
  • Wear 8
  • Comfort 9
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 4,000 Spirited miles

Honda CRV

We had heavy snow, tyres had exelence grip in snow, 30 cm or more. I recommend them for heavy snow.

Tyre size reviewed: 225-65-17-
100%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 10
  • Wet Grip 10
  • Road Feedback 10
  • Handling 10
  • Comfort 10
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Country Roads for 500 Average miles

Vauxhall Antara

This is now my 4th type of Winter tyre, on a variety of car. The previous ones, Wintrac 4 Extreme seemed the best available, however on my new Vauxhall Antara, there was none available in that size. I took a chance on these new Nokians, and I can safely say that they surpass even the Vredesteins. I have, in the last week, tried them in the wet, dry, very wet, all kinds of frost and snow. I have never felt such confidence as I have with these. They just seem to grip as though the road surface was dry and frost free. No noticeable noise, despite the tread pattern looking as though it would be noisy. Nokian put out an information sheet, describing these tyres, and I have to say that it doesn't do them justice. Braking cornering accelerating, whatever I ask the car to do, it does, and the 4 pieces of rubber/silica just seemed glued to the road. I am utterly amazed at how good they are. Great work Nokian! The winter is young, but I am looking forward to everything it can throw at me.

Tyre size reviewed: 235-50-19-V
100%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 10
  • Wet Grip 10
  • Road Feedback 10
  • Handling 10
  • Comfort 10
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 1,000 Average miles

Land Rover Discovery 3

It's too early to say on the wear rates, but the performance is outstanding. I have only used them on dry/wet conditions to 0 Degrees celsius, no snow and ice yet, but I am looking forward to seeing how they perform. I used General Grabber AT in the Summer/autumn/Spring and the difference is remarkable. Laterel grip in the wet is amazing. I drive on a lot of coutry lazes that that are wet and greasy and these are great. The other thing is that this is on a Car that weighs 2.7 tonnes!! I might buy another set now before the price goes up.

Tyre size reviewed: 255-60-18-H
100%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 10
  • Wet Grip 10
  • Road Feedback 10
  • Handling 10
  • Comfort 10
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Country Roads for 1,000 Average miles

Nissan X Trail 2.5 petrol

These tyres are new on the market and following their success in the "Off-Road" magazine test and their excellent price and also the fact that I couldn't get hold of Michelin Alpin A4s at a sensible price, I went for these. Ordered online from Oponeo.

It's only been a couple of weeks, so I'm not going to comment on the wear.

I'm usually quite critical of tyres and find something to nit-pick about, but so far absolutely nothing. Grip and braking has been up there with the very best, the improvement over my summer tyres - Michelin Latitude Tour HP is quite noticeable. The ride is extremely comfortable and quiet. For fuel economy it's a little early to be sure, but I've noticed an improvement of maybe 5% over the Michelins. No experience in ice and snow so far.

I'll update this review when I have been running them for a while longer.

Tyre size reviewed: 215-65-16-H

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