Nokian WR D3

Nokian WR D3 photo, test, review

The Nokian WR D3 is a High Performance studless winter tire with directional tread, designed for passenger cars.

The tire has been replaced by the Nokian WR D4.

2015 Auto Bild Nokian WRD3 test

In 2015 experts of the German publication Auto Bild have tested the Nokian WR D3 at size 185/60 R15 and compared it with seventeen similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires. In addition, experts included into the test one reference summer tyre for comparison of results.

test Nokian WR D3 review
15th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 5.9 meters longer, than the leader.
test Nokian WR D3 review
11th place in Wet handling. Nokian was 3.6km/h slower, than the leader.
test Nokian WR D3 review
9-10th place in Wet handling. Same result with Uniroyal MS+ 77. Nokian was 1 second slower, than the leader.
test Nokian WR D3 review
7th place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 6.9 seconds lower, than the leader.
test Nokian WR D3 review
4th place in Lateral aqua.
test Nokian WR D3 review
1st place and the best result in Dry braking. The braking distance was 0.3 meters shorter, than the next tire.
test Nokian WR D3 review
6-7th place in Dry handling. Same result with Bridgestone LM001. Nokian was 2.1km/h slower, than the leader.
test Nokian WR D3 review
6-7th place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 0.5 meters longer, than the leader.
test Nokian WR D3 review
8th place in Snow handling. Nokian was 1.6km/h slower, than the leader.
test Nokian WR D3 review
11th place in Snow lateral stability.
test Nokian WRD3 review
16th place in Snow traction.
test Nokian WRD3 review
12th place in Noise level test.
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6th place in Wear resistance.
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3rd place in Rolling resistance.

Overall Nokian WR D3 review

According to the test results Nokian took 10th place and got an expert score “Recommended”.

Main conclusions:

  • Relatively long wet braking distance, average handling.
  • Average straight and lateral aquaplanning resistance.
  • The best dry braking distance, good handling speed.
  • Short snow braking distance, good handling and lateral stability, relatively low traction.
  • Average noise level.
  • Good wear and rolling resistance.

Similar tires from the test:

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