Nokian WR D4

Nokian WR D4 photo, test, review

Nokian WR D4 is a Premium Touring studless winter tyre with directional tread pattern, designed for Passenger cars.

The tire replaced the Nokian WR D3.

The tire has been replaced by the Nokian WR Snowproof.

Key performance

Dry performance
97.98%
Wet performance
94.38%
Aquaplaning
92.01%
Snow performance
96.61%
Noise
98.11%
Rolling resistance
95.42%

2019 Quattroruote Nokian WR D4 Test

In 2019 experts of the Italian publication Quattoruote have tested the Nokian at size 225/50 R17 and compared to 6 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

Nokian WR D4 test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Wet braking. +1.6m braking distance.
Nokian WR D4 test, reviews, ratings
4-5th place in Wet handling. +1.6sec handling time.
Nokian WR D4 test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Dry braking. +2.1m braking distance.
Nokian WR D4 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Dry lateral handling. +0.1sec handling time.
Nokian WR D4 test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Snow braking. +1m braking distance.
Nokian WR D4 test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Snow handling. +1.4sec handling time.
Nokian WR D4 test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Snow traction. +2.8sec acceleration time.
Nokian WR D4 test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Noise. +0.3dB external noise.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 6 42.4m +2.1m 95.05%
Dry handling 2 11.8sec +0.1sec 99.15%
Wet braking at 100km/h 3 50.9m +1.6m 96.85%
Wet handling 4-5 98.9sec +1.6sec 98.38%
Snow braking at 50km/h 6 29m +1m 96.55%
Snow handling 5 70.5sec +1.4sec 98.01%
Snow traction 6 27.5sec +2.8sec 89.82%
Noise 5 57.7dB +0.3dB 99.48%

2018 AMS Nokian WR D4 test

In 2018 experts of the German publication Auto Motor und Sport have tested the Nokian WR D4 at size 205/55 R16 and compared it with ten similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tyres.

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3-4th place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 2 meters longer, than the leader.
test Nokian WR D4 review
9th place in Dry handling. Nokian was 2.4km/h slower, than the leader.
test Nokian WR D4 review
7th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 5 meters longer, than the leader.
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8th place in Wet handling. Nokian was 4.5km/h slower, than the leader.
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6th place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 7.5km/h lower, than the leader.
test Nokian WR D4 review
2nd place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 0.2 meters longer, than the leader.
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3rd place in Snow hadling. Nokian was 0.7 km/h slower, than the leader.
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1st place and the best result in Rolling resistance.
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8th place in Noise level test.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 3-4 43.8m +2m 95.43%
Dry handling 9 115.3km/h -2.4km/h 97.92%
Wet braking 7 36.4m +5m 86.2%
Wet handling 8 70km/h -4.5km/h 93.57%
Straight aqua 6 76.2km/h -7.5km/h 90.16%
Snow braking 2 25.6m +0.2m 99.22%
Snow handling 3 56.6km/h -0.7km/h 98.76%
Rolling resistance 1 7.8kg/t -0.2kg/t 100%
Noise 8 72.1dB +0.9dB 98.75%

2018 Auto Bild Nokian WR D4 Test

Test by the German magazine Auto Bild in 2018. The experts have tested the tire at size 195/65 R15 and compared to 19 similar budget, medium and premium winter tires. Also they included into the test reference summer tire to compare results.

Nokian WR D4 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Dry braking. +0.7m braking distance.
Nokian WR D4 test, reviews, ratings
14th place in Dry handling. -1.8km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR D4 test, reviews, ratings
18th place in Wet braking. +3m braking distance.
Nokian WR D4 test, reviews, ratings
16th place in Wet handling. -3.1km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR D4 test, reviews, ratings
16th place in Straight aqua. -11.5km/h float speed.
Nokian WR D4 test, reviews, ratings
5-7th place in Snow braking. +0.6m braking distance.
Nokian WR D4 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Snow handling. -0.1km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR D4 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Rolling resistance. -0.67kg/t.
Nokian WR D4 test, reviews, ratings
10-11th place in Noise. +1.6dB external noise.
Nokian WR D4 test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Wear. -24750km.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 2 44.5m +0.7m 98.43%
Dry handling 14 105.7km/h -1.8km/h 98.29%
Wet braking 18 37.3m +3m 91.96%
Wet handling 16 69.7km/h -3.1km/h 95.55%
Straight aqua 16 76.8km/h -11.5km/h 85.02%
Snow braking 5-7 27.6m +0.6m 97.83%
Snow handling 2 52.7km/h -0.1km/h 99.81%
Rolling resistance 1 6.96kg/t -0.67kg/t 100%
Noise 10-11 66.4dB +1.6dB 97.59%
Wear resistance 5 47700km -24750km 48.11%

2017 Auto Bild Nokian WR D4 Test

Test by the German magazine Auto Bild in 2017. The experts have tested the tire at size 225/50 R17 and compared to 19 similar Touring and Premium Touring winter tires. Also they included into the test set of the reference summer tires to compare results.

Nokian WR D4 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Dry braking. +0.8m braking distance.
Nokian WR D4 test, review, ratings
16-17th place in Dry handling. -2.5km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR D4 test, review, ratings
11th place in Wet braking. +2.8m braking distance.
Nokian WR D4 test, review, ratings
8-9th place in Wet handling. -2.2km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR D4 test, review, ratings
9th place in Straight aqua. -5.5km/h float speed.
Nokian WR D4 test, review, ratings
8-9th place in Snow braking. +1.8m braking distance.
Nokian WR D4 test, review, ratings
12-14th place in Snow handling. -1.7km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR D4 test, review, ratings
20th place in Wear resistance. -19500km.
Nokian WR D4 test, review, ratings
12th place in Rolling resistance. +0.94kg/t.
Nokian WR D4 test, review, ratings
9th place in Noise. +1.8dB external noise.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 2 44.5m +0.8m 98.2%
Dry handling 16-17 108.3km/h -2.5km/h 97.69%
Wet braking at 80km/h 11 35m +2.8m 92%
Wet handling 8-9 73.6km/h -2.2km/h 97.01%
Straight aqua 9 87.8km/h -5.5km/h 93.73%
Snow braking 8-9 27.7m +1.8m 93.5%
Snow handling 12-14 50.9km/h -1.7km/h 96.66%
Rolling resistance 12 8.17kg/t +0.94kg/t 88.49%
Noise 9 72.7dB +1.8dB 97.52%
Wear resistance 20 28875km -19500km 32.47%

2016 Auto Zeitung Nokian WR D4 Test

In 2016 experts of the German magazine Auto Zeitung have tested the Nokian at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 12 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires. In addition they included into the test Michelin Cross Climate as All Season tire.

Nokian WR D4 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Wet braking. +2.3m braking distance.
Nokian WR D4 test, review, ratings
5-6th place in Wet handling. +3.6sec handling time.
Nokian WR D4 test, review, ratings
2-4th place in Wet lateral handling. +0.1sec lap time.
Nokian WR D4 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Straight aqua. -0.7km/h float speed.
Nokian WR D4 test, review, ratings
1st place in Dry braking. -0.6km braking distance.
Nokian WR D4 test, review, ratings
7-8th place in Dry handling. -0.4sec handling time.
Nokian WR D4 test, review, ratings
7-8th place in Dry slalom. -2km/h slalom speed.
Nokian WR D4 test, review, ratings
5-9th place in Snow braking. +0.2m braking distance.
Nokian WR D4 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Snow handling. +0.2sec handling time.
Nokian WR D4 test, review, ratings
5-6th place in Snow traction. -0.05 Newton pulling force.
Nokian WR D4 test, review, ratings
4th place in Rolling resistance. +0.59kg/t.
Nokian WR D4 test, review, ratings
9-14th place in Noise. +2dB external noise.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 1 43.5m -0.6m 100%
Dry handling 7-8 109.3sec -0.4sec 99.63%
Dry lateral handling 7-8 61.4km/h -2km/h 96.74%
Wet braking at 100km/h 3 60.2m +2.3m 96.18%
Wet handling 5-6 91.1sec +3.6sec 96.05%
Wet lateral handling 2-4 12.4sec +0.1sec 99.19%
Straight aqua 3 80.1km/h -0.7km/h 99.13%
Snow braking at 50km/h 5-9 24.4m +0.2m 99.18%
Snow handling 2 74.2sec +0.2sec 99.73%
Snow traction 5-6 2.715 Newton -0.05 Newton 98.16%
Rolling resistance 4 8.65kg/t +0.59kg/t 93.18%
Noise 9-14 72dB +2dB 97.22%

Overall Nokian WR D4 Reviews

# Test 2019 Quattroruote 2018 AMS 2018 Auto Bild 2017 Auto Bild 2016 Auto Zeitung Overall
Dry braking 95.05% 95.43% 98.43% 98.2% 100% 97.42%
Dry handling 99.15% 97.92% 98.29% 97.69% 99.63% 98.54%
Wet braking 96.85% 86.2% 91.96% 92% 96.18% 92.64%
Wet handling 98.38% 93.57% 95.55% 97.01% 96.05% 96.11%
Straight aqua 90.16% 85.02% 93.73% 99.13% 92.01%
Snow braking 96.55% 99.22% 97.83% 93.5% 99.18% 97.26%
Snow handling 98.01% 98.76% 99.81% 96.66% 99.73% 98.59%
Snow traction 89.82% 98.16% 93.99%
Rolling resistance 100% 100% 88.49% 93.18% 95.42%
Noise 99.48% 98.75% 97.59% 97.52% 97.22% 98.11%

1. 2019 Quattoruote (225/50 R17) – 5th place.

Main conclusions:

  • Short wet braking distance and good handling.
  • Relatively long dry braking distance but good handling speed.
  • Acceptable on the snow.
  • Good noise.

2. 2018 AMS (205/55 R16) – 3rd place and an expert score “Highly Recommended”.

Main conclusions:

  • Good dry braking distance and relatively low handling speed.
  • Long wet braking distance and average handling.
  • Average aquaplanning resistance.
  • Great snow perfrormance.
  • The best rolling resistance.
  • Relatibely low noise level.

3. 2018 Auto Bild (195/65 R15) – 9th place.

Main conclusions:

  • Short dry braking distance but relatively low handling speed.
  • Poor wet performance.
  • Low straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Great snow performance.
  • The best rolling resistance.
  • Average noise.
  • Average wear resistance.

4. 2017 Auto Bild (225/50 R17) – 14th place and an expert score “Average”.

Main conclusions:

  • Unbalanced on the dry: short braking distance but low handling speed.
  • Average results on the wet.
  • Average straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Average snow performance.
  • The lowest wear resistance.
  • Average rolling resistance.
  • Average noise.

5. 2016 Auto Zeitung (205/55 R16) – 2nd place and an expert score “Highly Recommended”.

Main conclusions:

  • Average results on the wet.
  • High straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • The shortest dry braking distance and good handling speed.
  • Short snow braking distance, good traction and handling.
  • Low rolling resistance.
  • High noise.

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