Nokian WR A3

Nokian WR A3 photo, test, review

The Nokian WR A3 is an Ultra High Performance studless winter tyre with asymmetrical tread, designed for passengers cars.

The tyre has been replaced by the Nokian WR A4.

2014 Auto Bild Sportcars Nokian WR A3 test

In 2014 experts of the German publication Auto Bild Sportcars have tested the Nokian WR A3 at size 235/35 R19 and compared it with five similar studless winter tyres.

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5th plac ein Wet braking. The braking distance was 2.4 meters longer, than the best winter tyre.
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2nd place in Wet handling. Nokian was 0.3km/h slower, than the leader.
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1st place in Wet lateral stability. Nokian was 0.02 seconds faster, than the next winter tyre.
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4th place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 2.7km/h lower, than the best winter tyre.
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1st place in Dry braking among winter tyres. The braking distance was 1.5 meters shorter, than the next tyre.
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1st place and the best result in Dry handling among winter tyres. Nokian was 0.1km/h faster, than the next tyre.
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Last place in Snow braking among winter tyres. The braking distance was 2.8 meters longer, than the leader.
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Last place in Snow handling. Nokian was 5.8 seconds slower, than the leader.
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Last place in Snow slalom.
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Last palce in Snow traction.
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5th place in Rolling resistance.
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2-5th place in Noise level test.

Overall Nokian WR A3 review

According to the test result Nokian took 5th place and got an expert score “satisfactorily”.

Main conclusions:

  • Relatively long wet braking distance, but good handling and lateral stability.
  • Average straight aquaplanning resistance.
  • The best dry performance.
  • The lowest result on the snow.
  • Relatively high rolling resistance.
  • Good noise level.

Similar tyres from the test:

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