Nokian WR Snowproof – Test & Review

Nokian WR Snowproof photo, test, review, ratings

The Nokian WR Snowproof is a Premium Touring Winter tire with directional tread pattern, designed for Passenger cars.

The tire replaced the Nokian WR D4.

Key performance

Dry performance
99.16%
Wet performance
91.37%
Aquaplaning
87.99%
Snow performance
93.34%
Noise
98.28%
Rolling resistance
96.69%
Wear resistance
78.86%

Nokian WR Snowproof Tests

2021 Auto Bild

In 2021 experts of the German publication Auto Bild have tested the tire at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 19 similar Touring and Premium Touring winter tires. They also included into the test a reference summer tire and the cheapest winter tire to compare results.

Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
5th place in Dry braking. +1.1m braking distance.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
1st place in Dry handling. +0.2km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
18-19th place in Wet braking. +6.9m braking distance.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
20th place in Wet handling. -5km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
18-19th place in Straight aqua. -10.8km/h float speed.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
16-17th place in Snow braking. +1.9m braking distance.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
17th place in Snow handling. -2.8km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
14th place in Snow traction. -161 Newton pulling force.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
8th place in Noise. +1.4dB external noise.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
2nd place in Rolling resistance. +0.1kg/t.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
8-9th place in Wear resistance. -9200km.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 5 46.2m +1.1m 97.62%
Dry handling 1 139km/h +0.2km/h 100%
Wet braking at 100km/h 18-19 57.1m +6.9m 87.91%
Wet handling 20 68km/h -5km/h 93.15%
Straight aqua 18-19 73.7km/h -10.8km/h 87.22%
Snow braking 16-17 29.2m +1.9m 93.5%
Snow handling 17 55.1km/h -2.8km/h 95.16%
Snow traction 14 2738 Newton -161 Newton 94.45%
Noise 8 71.1dB +1.4dB 98.03%
Rolling resistance 2 7.38kg/t +0.1kg/t 98.65%
Wear resistance 8-9 36200km -9200km 79.73%

2020 AMS

Test by the German magazine Auto Motor und Sport in 2020. The experts have tested the tire at size 225/50 R17 and compared to 9 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

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Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
9th place in Wet braking. +3.6m braking distance.

Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
10th place in Wet handling. -4.6km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
7-8th place in Wet lateral handling. -0.42m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
10th place in Straight aqua. -5.2km/h float speed.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
5th place in Lateral aqua. -0.31m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
1st place in Dry braking. -0.2m braking distance.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
6-7th place in Dry handling. -1.1km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
6-8th place in Snow braking. +3.2m braking distance.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
6th place in Snow handling. -2.5km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
9-10th place in Snow lateral handling. -0.42m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
9th place in Snow traction. -0.36m/s2 max acceleration.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
1st place in Rolling resistance. -0.2kg/t.

Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
9-10th place in Noise. +1.2db external noise.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 1 42.6m -0.2m 100%
Dry handling 6-7 114.3km/h -1.1km/h 99.04%
Wet braking at 100km/h 9 35.3m +3.6m 89.8%
Wet handling 10 69.5km/h -4.6km/h 93.79%
Wet lateral handling 7-8 7.26m/s2 -0.42m/s2 94.04%
Straight aqua 10 89.8km/h -5.2km/h 94.53%
Lateral aqua 5 2.41m/s2 -0.31m/s2 88.6%
Snow braking at 50km/h 6-8 30.4m +3.2m 88.23%
Snow handling 6 45.2km/h -2.5km/h 94.76%
Snow lateral handling 9-10 3.01m/s2 -0.42m/s2 87.75%
Snow traction 9 1.45m/s2 -0.36m/s2 80.11%
Noise 9-10 72.1dB +1.2dB 98.33%
Rolling resistance 1 7.7kg/t -0.2kg/t 100%

2019 Auto Bild

Test by the German magazine Auto Bild in 2019. The experts have tested the tire at size 225/45 R17 and compared to 19 Premium Touring and UHP winter tires from different price categories.

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Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
6-8th place in Dry braking. +0.4m braking distance.

Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
14th place in Dry handling. -1.4km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
12-13th place in Wet braking. +3m braking distance.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
17th place in Wet handling. -3.6km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
19th place in Straight aqua. -12.5km/h float speed.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
10-12th place in Snow braking. +0.6m braking distance.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
7-9th place in Snow handling. -1.1km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
1st place in Rolling resistance. -0.34kg/t.
Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
9th place in Noise. +1.9dB external noise.

Nokian WR Snowproof test, review, ratings
12-13th place in Wear resistance. -11280km.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 6-8 44.7m +0.4m 99.1%
Dry handling 14 81.5km/h -1.4km/h 98.31%
Wet braking 12-13 32.2m +3m 90.68%
Wet handling 17 71.1km/h -3.6km/h 95.18%
Straight aqua 19 65.5km/h -12.5km/h 83.97%
Snow braking 10-12 24.6m +0.6m 97.56%
Snow handling 7-9 77.3km/h -1.1km/h 98.59%
Noise 9 70.6dB +1.9dB 97.31%
Rolling resistance 1 7.43kg/t -0.34kg/t 100%
Wear resistance 12-13 39970km -11280km 77.99%

2019 AMS

In 2019 experts of the German publication Auto Motor und Sport have tested the Nokian WR Snow Proof at size 215/55 R17 and compared to 10 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

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Nokian WR Snowproof test and review
Last place in Wet braking. +4.9m braking distance.

Nokian WR Snowproof test and review
Last place in Wet lateral handling. -1.04m/s2 max lateral acceleration.
Nokian WR Snowproof test and review
Last place in Wet handling. -4.4km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR Snowproof test and review
Last place in Straight aqua. -12.8km/h float speed.
Nokian WR Snowproof test and review
8th place in Lateral aqua. -0.4m/s2 max lateral acceleration.
Nokian WR Snowproof test and review
1st place in Dry braking. -0.2m braking distance.
Nokian WR Snowproof test and review
5-6th place in Dry handling. -0.9km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR Snowproof test and review
5th place in Snow braking. +1m braking distance.
Nokian Snowproof test and review
5th place in Snow lateral handling. -0.08m/s2 max lateral acceleration.
Nokian Snowproof test and review
6-8th place in Snow traction. -0.11m/s2 max acceleration.
Nokian WR Snow proof test and review
4-5th place in Snow handling. -1km/h average speed.
Nokian WR Snow proof test and review
6th place in Rolling resistance. +1kg/t rolling resistance.

Nokian WR Snowp roof test and review
2nd place in Noise. +0.4dB noise.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 1 44.1m -0.2m 100%
Dry handling 5-6 115.2km/h -0.9km/h 99.22%
Wet braking at 80km/h 11 36.1m +4.9m 86.43%
Wet handling 11 68.9km/h -4.4km/h 93.99%
Wet lateral handling 11 6.27m/s2 -1.04m/s2 85.77%
Straight aqua 11 70.3km/h -12.8km/h 84.6%
Lateral aqua 8 3.02m/s2 -0.4m/s2 88.3%
Snow braking at 50km/h 5 26.6m +1m 96.24%
Snow handling 4-5 48.4km/h -1km/h 97.97%
Snow lateral handling 5 3.82m/s2 -0.08m/s2 97.95%
Snow traction 6-8 2.3m/s2 -0.11m/s2 95.43%
Noise 2 69.7dB +0.4dB 99.43%
Rolling resistance 6 8.4kg/t +1kg/t 88.09%

Overall Nokian WR Snowproof Review

# Test 2021 Auto Bild 2020 AMS 2019 Auto Bild 2019 AMS Overall
Dry braking 97.62% 100% 99.1% 100% 99.18%
Dry handling 100% 99.04% 98.31% 99.22% 99.14%
Wet braking 87.91% 89.8% 90.68% 86.43% 88.71%
Wet handling 93.15% 93.79% 95.18% 93.99% 94.03%
Straight aqua 87.22% 94.53% 83.79% 84.6% 87.54%
Lateral aqua 88.6% 88.3% 88.45%
Snow braking 93.5% 88.23% 97.56% 96.24% 93.88%
Snow handling 95.16% 94.76% 98.59% 97.97% 96.62%
Snow lateral handling 87.75% 97.95% 92.85%
Snow traction 94.45% 80.11% 95.43% 90%
Rolling resistance 98.65% 100% 100% 88.09% 96.69%
Noise 98.03% 98.33% 97.31% 99.43% 98.28%
Wear resistance 79.73% 77.99% 78.86%

According to the test results Nokian took last place and got an expert score “Satisfactorily”.

Main conclusions:

  • The longest wet braking distance and the lowest handling speed.
  • Average lateral and the lowest straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • The best dry braking distance and good handling.
  • Good results on the snow.
  • Average rolling resistance.
  • Low noise.

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