Nexen WinGuard Sport

Nexen WinGuard Sport photo, test, review

The Nexen WinGuard Sport is a Touring winter studless tire with asymmetrical tread, designed for passenger cars.

The tyre has been replaced by the Nexen WinGuard Sport 2.

2015 Autozurnal Nexen WinGuard Sport test

In 2015 experts of the Slovak publication Autozurnal have tested the Hankook W442 at size 185/60 R15 and compared to 6 similar budget and mid-range studless winter tires.

test Nexen WinGuard Sport review
4th place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 0.9 meters longer, than the leader.
test Nexen WinGuard Sport review
Last place in Dry handling. Nexen was 2.55 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Nexen WinGuard Sport review
5th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 9.1 meters longer, than the leader.
test Nexen WinGuard Sport review
5th place in Wet handling. Nexen was 5.8 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Nexen WinGuard Sport review
3-4th place in Wet lateral stability. Nexen was 0.47 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Nexen WinGuard Sport review
4th place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 3.9 km/h lower, than the leader.
test Nexen WinGuard Sport review
2nd place in Lateral aqua.
test Nexen WinGuard Sport review
6th place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 4.1 meters longer, than the leader.
test Nexen WinGuard Sport review
6th place in Snow hill handling. Nexen was 3.8 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Nexen WinGuard Sport review
6th place in Snow traction.
test Nexen WinGuard Sport review
6th place in Snow traction.
test Nexen WinGuard Sport review
1st place in Noise level test.
test Nexen WinGuard Sport review
1st place in Rolling resistance test.

Overall Nexen WinGuard Sport review

According to the test results Nexen took 4th place overall and got an expert score “Conditionally Recommended”.

Main conclusions:

  • Good dry braking distance, but the worst handling time.
  • Long wet braking distance, average handling and lateral stability.
  • Average straight and high lateral aquaplanning resistance.
  • Poor snow performance. Worse result showed only Nankang.
  • The best noise level and rolling resistance.

Similar tires from the test:

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