Maxxis WP05 Arctictrekker

Maxxis WP05 Arctictrekker photo, test, review

The Maxxis Arctictrekker WP05 is a Touring studless winter tyre with directional tread, designed for passenger cars.

2015 Auto Zeitung Maxxis Arctictrekker WP05 test

In 2015 experts of the German magazine Auto Zeitung have tested the Maxxis WP05 at size 185/65 R15 and compared it with thirteen similar budget, medium and premium tyres.

test Maxxis Arctictrekker WP05 review
13th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 14 meters longer, than the leader.
test Maxxis Arctictrekker WP05 review
12-14th place in Wet handling. Maxxis was 2.5 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Maxxis Arctictrekker WP05 review
10th place in Wet lateral stability. The tyre was 1 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Maxxis Arctictrekker WP05 review
5th place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 6.8km/h lower, than the leader.
test Maxxis Arctictrekker WP05 review
8-9th place in Dry braking. Same result with Barum Polaris 3. The braking distance was 2.3 meters longer, than the leader.
test Maxxis Arctictrekker WP05 review
9th place in Dry handling. Maxxis was 2km/h slower, than the leader.
test Maxxis Arctictrekker WP05 review
7th place in Dry slalom. The tyre was 1.7km/h slower, than the leader.
test Maxxis Arctictrekker WP05 review
12th place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 1.1 meters longer, than the leader.
test Maxxis Arctictrekker WP05 review
4-5th place in Snow handling. Maxxis was 0.5 seconds slower, than the leader.
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8th place in Snow traction.
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10th place in Rolling resistance.
test Maxxis WP05 Arctictrekker review
2-6th place in Noise level.

Overall Maxxis Arctictrekker WP05 review

According to the test results Maxxis took 12th place.

Main conclusions:

  • Poor on the wet: very long braking distance and one of the lowest handling.
  • Good aquaplanning resistance.
  • Average on the dry; close results to the leader.
  • Good on the snow.
  • Average rolling resistance.
  • Good noise level.

Similar tyres from the test:

1 star2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars (18 votes, average: 3.72 out of 5)
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