Nokian WR A4

Nokian WR A4 photo, test, review

Nokian WR A4 is an Ultra High Performance studless winter tyre with asymmetrical tread pattern, designed for Passenger cars.

The model replaced the Nokian WR A3.

Key performance

Dry performance

98.28%

Wet performance

92.97%

Aquaplaning

86.59%

Snow performance

93.35

Noise

97.4%

Rolling resistance

96.49%

2020 Auto Bild Nokian WR A4 Test

In 2020 experts of the German magazine Auto Bild have tested the Nokian at size 245/45 R18 and compared to 19 similar budget, mid-range and premium UHP winter tires. Also they included into the test reference summer tire to compare results.

Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
12-13th place in Wet braking. +6.7m braking distance.
Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
14th place in Wet handling. -3km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
14th place in Wet lateral handling. +0.23sec lap time.
Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
18th place in Straight aqua. -7.5km/h float speed.
Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
10-11th place in Dry braking. +2.5m braking distance.
Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
8th place in Dry handling. -0.9km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
17th place in Snow braking. +1.2m braking distance.
Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
19th place in Snow handling. -2.2km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
12th place in Snow traction. -215 Newton pulling force.
Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
20th place in Snow slalom. -0.31m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
5-6th place in Noise. +0.8dB external noise.
Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Rolling resistance. +0.47kg/t rolling resistance.
Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
17th place in Wear resistance. -10600km mileage.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 10-11 44.4m +2.5m 94.37%
Dry handling 8 109.7km/h -0.9km/h 99.18%
Wet braking at 100km/h 12-13 54m +6.7m 87.59%
Wet handling 14 71.4km/h -3km/h 95.79%
Wet lateral handling 14 12.3sec -3km/h 98.13%
Straight aqua 18 83.8km/h -7.5km/h 91.05%
Snow braking 17 25.5m +1.2m 95.29%
Snow handling 19 59.3km/h -2.2km/h 96.29%
Snow traction 12 2883 Newton -215 Newton 92.54%
Snow lateral handling 20 3.09 m/s2 -0.31 m/s2 89.96%
Noise 5-6 63.8dB +0.8dB 98.74%
Rolling resistance 3 7.42 kg/t +0.47 kg/t 93.66%
Wear resistance 17 37310km -10600km 73.59%

2019 Auto Zeitung Nokian WR A4 Test

In 2019 experts of the German magazine Auto Zeitung have tested the tire at size 225/55 R17 and compared to 12 similar Premium Touring and UHP winter tires.

Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
7th place in Wet braking. +4.4m braking distance.
Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
7th place in Wet handling. +4.9sec handling time.
Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
7th place in Wet lateral handling. +0.6sec lap time.
Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
11th place in Straight aqua. -12.1km/h float speed.
Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Dry braking. +0.9m braking distance.
Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Dry handling. +0.3sec handling time.
Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Dry slalom. +0.9sec slalom speed.
Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
10th place in Snow braking. +1.9m braking distance.
Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
4-5th place in Snow handling. +0.9sec lap time.
Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
7th place in Snow traction. -205 Newton pulling force.
Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Rolling resistance. +0.09kg/t rolling resistance.
Nokian WR A4 test, reviews, ratings
11-12th place in Noise. +3dB external noise.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 2 43.2m +0.9m 97.91%
Dry handling 5 57.7sec +0.3sec 99.48%
Dry laterl handling 1 58.2km/h +0.9km/h 100%
Wet braking at 100km/h 6 56.6m +4.4m 92.22%
Wet handling 7 93.3sec +4.9sec 94.74%
Wet lateral handling 7 12.9sec +0.6sec 95.34%
Straight aqua 11 68.2km/h -12.1km/h 82.25%
Snow braking at 50km/h 10 29.5m +1.9m 93.56%
Snow handling 4-5 52sec +0.9sec 98.27%
Snow traction 7 3293 Newton -205 Newton 93.77%
Noise 11-12 72 dB +3 dB 95.83%
Rolling resistance 2 7.61 kg/t +0.09 kg/t 98.8%

2019 Auto Bild Nokian WR A4 Test

In 2019 experts of the German magazine Auto Bild have tested the tire at size 255/35 R19 and compared to 10 similar budget, mid-range and premium UHP winter tires. Also they included into the test reference summer tire to compare results.

Nokian WR A4 test, review, ratings
6th place in Dry braking. +1.7m braking distance.
Nokian WR A4 test, review, ratings
9th place in Dry handling. -2.6km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR A4 test, review, ratings
11th place in Wet braking. +9.1m braking distance.
Nokian WR A4 test, review, ratings
10th place in Wet handling. -5.1km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR A4 test, review, ratings
11th place in Straight aqua. -13.8km/h float speed.
Nokian WR A4 test, review, ratings
4th place in Snow braking. +0.9m braking distance.
Nokian WR A4 test, review, ratings
5-6th place in Snow handling. -0.7km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR A4 test, review, ratings
2-3rd place in Rolling resistance. +0.44kg/t.
Nokian WR A4 test, review, ratings
10th place in Noise. +4.3dB external noise.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 6 41.9m +1.7m 95.94%
Dry handling 9 119.3km/h -2.6km/h 97.82%
Wet braking 11 54.8m +9.1m 83.39%
Wet handling 10 90.2km/h -5.1km/h 94.34%
Straight aqua 11 59.9km/h -13.8km/h 76.96%
Snow braking 4 28.5m +0.9m 96.84%
Snow handling 5-6 48.7km/h -0.7km/h 98.56%
Noise 10 75dB +4.3dB 94.26%
Rolling resistance 2-3 8.5 kg/t +0.44 kg/t 94.82%

2017 Sport Auto Nokian WR A4 Test

Test by the German magazine Sport Auto in 2017. The experts have tested the tire at size 225/40 R18 and compared to 9 similar budget, mid-range and premium UHP winter tires.

Nokian WR A4 test, review, ratings
7th place in Wet braking. +2.9m braking distance.
Nokian WR A4 test, review, ratings
8th place in Wet handling. -3.5km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR A4 test, review, ratings
7th place in Wet lateral stability. +0.47sec handling time.
Nokian WR A4 test, review, ratings
10th place in Straight aqua. -7km/h float speed.
Nokian WR A4 test, review, ratings
9th place in Lateral aqua. -0.82m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Nokian WR A4 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Dry braking. +0.7m braking distance.
Nokian WR A4 test, review, ratings
2-3rh place in Dry handling. -0.4km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR A4 test, review, ratings
4th place in Snow braking. +0.8m braking distance.
Nokian WR A4 test, review, ratings
7th place in Snow handling. -4.3km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR A4 test, review, ratings
10th place in Snow lateral stability. -0.42m/2 lateral acceleration.
Nokian WR A4 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Rolling resistance. +0.4kg/t.
Nokian WR A4 test, review, ratings
2-6th place in Noise. +1dB external noise.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 2 44.5m +0.7m 98.42%
Dry handling 2-3 119.1km/h -0.4km/h 99.66%
Wet braking at 100km/h 7 38.6m +2.9m 92.48%
Wet handling 8 70.3km/h -3.5km/h 95.02%
Wet lateral handling 7 7.3sec +0.47sec 93.56%
Straight aqua 10 82.4km/h -7km/h 91.5%
Lateral aqua 9 2.13 m/s2 -0.82 m/s2 61.5%
Snow braking at 50km/h 4 30.5m +0.8m 97.37%
Snow handling 7 52.2km/h -4.3km/h 91.76%
Snow lateral handling 10 3.58 m/s2 -0.42 m/s2 88.26%
Noise 2-6 72 dB +1 dB 98.6%
Rolling resistance 2 8.3 kg/t +0.4 kg/t 95.18%

2017 AMS Nokian WR A4 test

In 2017 experts of the German publication Auto Motor und Sport have tested the Nokian WR A4 at size 225/40 R18 and compared it with nine similar mid-range and premium studless winter tyres.

test Nokian WR A4 review
1st place and the best result in Dry braking. The braking distance was 0.8 meters shorter, than the next tyre.
test Nokian WR A4 review
1st place and the best result in Dry handling. Nokian was 0.1 km/h faster, than the next tyre.
test Nokian WR A4 review
9th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 3.9 meters longer, than the leader.
test Nokian WR A4 review
Last place and the lowest result in Wet handling. Nokian was 6.3km/h slower, than the leader.
test Nokian WR A4 review
Last place and the lowest result in Straight aqua. The float speed was 7.1km/h lower, than the leader.
test Nokian WR A4 review
Last place and the worst result in Snow braking. The braking distance was 2.3 meters longer, than the leader.
test Nokian WR A4 review
9th place in Snow handling. Nokian was 1.7km/h slower, than the leader.
test Nokian WR A4 review
1st place and the best result in Rolling resistance.
test Nokian WR A4 review
3-4th place in Noise level test.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 1 44.6m -0.8m 100%
Dry handling 1 119km/h +0.1km/h 100%
Wet braking 9 37.8m +3.9m 89.68%
Wet handling 10 69.9km/h -6.3km/h 90.9%
Straight aqua 10 80.5km/h -7.1km/h 91.18%
Snow braking 10 30m +2.3m 92.33%
Snow handling 9 53.8km/h -1.7km/h 96.8%
Noise 3-4 72.7 dB +0.3 dB 99.58%
Rolling resistance 1 7.7 kg/t -0.5 kg/t 100%

Overall Nokian WR A4 Reviews

# Test 2020 Auto Bild 2019 Auto Zeitung 2019 Auto Bild 2017 Sport Auto 2017 AMS Overall
Dry braking 94.37% 97.91% 95.94% 98.42% 100% 97.33%
Dry handling 99.18% 99.48% 97.82% 99.66% 100% 99.23%
Wet braking 87.59% 92.22% 83.39% 92.48% 89.68% 89.07%
Wet handling 95.79% 94.74% 94.34% 95.02% 90.9% 94.16%
Wet lateral handling 98.13% 95.34% 93.56% 95.68%
Straight aqua 91.05% 82.25% 76.96% 91.5% 91.18% 86.59%
Snow braking 95.29% 93.56% 96.84% 97.37% 92.33% 95.08%
Snow handling 96.29% 98.27% 98.56% 91.76% 96.8% 96.34%
Snow traction 92.54% 93.77% 93.16%
Snow lateral handling 89.96% 88.26% 88.26% 88.83%
Rolling resistance 93.66% 98.8% 94.82% 95.18% 100% 96.49%
Noise 98.74% 95.83% 94.26% 98.6% 99.58% 97.4%
Wear resistance 73.59% 73.59%

1. 2020 Auto Bild (245/45 R18) – 16-17th place (shared with the Laufenn I Fit +).

Main conclusions:

  • Average results on the wet.
  • Low straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Average dry braking distance and good handling speed.
  • Poor snow performance.
  • Low noise.
  • Low rolling resistance.
  • Low wear resistance.

2. 2019 Auto Zeitung (225/55 R17) – 6th place.

Main conclusions:

  • Long wet braking distance and average handling speed.
  • Low straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Short dry braking distance and good handling speed.
  • Relatively long snow braking distance, good handling and average traction.
  • Low rolling resistance.
  • High noise.

3. 2019 Auto Bild (255/35 R19) – 10th place.

Main conclusions:

  • Average dry performance.
  • The longest wet braking distance and low handling speed.
  • The lowest straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Good snow performance.
  • Low rolling resistance.
  • High noise.

4. 2017 Sport Auto (225/40 R18) – 7th place and an expert score “Conditionally Recommended”.

Main conclusions:

  • Long wet braking distance and low handling speed.
  • Low straight and lateral aquaplaning resistance.
  • Good dry braking and handling.
  • Short snow braking distance but average handling speed; the lowest lateral stability.
  • Good rolling resistance.
  • Low noise.

5. 2017 AMS (225/40 R18) – 5-7th place (shared with the Fulda and the Pirelli).

Main conclusions:

  • Great dry performance: the shortest braking distance and the highest handling speed.
  • Very long wet braking distance and the lowest handling.
  • The lowest straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • The longest snow braking distance and relatively low handling.
  • The best rolling resistance.
  • Good noise level.

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