In 2016 experts of the Russian magazine Auto Mail.Ru have tested the Nexen WinGuard Ice at size 205/55 R16 and compared with 3 similar budget studless tire. In addition, experts included into the test the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 as a premium reference tire for comparison of results.
Overall Nexen WinGuard ice review
The worst results on the wet and extremely long braking distance.
Long dry braking distance and the lowest handling.
Relatively good on the snow. The tire didn’t take high positions, but showed very close results to the leader.
One of the best result on the ice among similar budget tires. Moreover, Nexen was very close to the premium Nokian.