Nokian WR SUV 4

Nokian WR SUV 4 photo, test, review

Nokian WR SUV 4 is a Premium Touring studless winter tire with directional tread patter, designed for SUV and 4×4.

The tyre replaced the Nokian WR SUV 3.

Key performance

Dry performance
97.99%
Wet performance
94.94%
Aquaplaning
91.76%
Ice performance
98.65%
Snow performance
96.47%
Noise
97.97%
Rolling resistance
92.27%

Nokian WR SUV 4 Tests

2021 Auto Bild

In 2021 experts of the German publication Auto Bild have tested the tire at size 235/55 R18 and compared to 9 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires. They also included into the test reference summer tire to compare results.

Nokian WR SUV 4 test, review, ratings
5th place in Dry braking. +1.3m braking distance.
Nokian WR SUV 4 test, review, ratings
7-9th place in Dry handling. -1.6km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR SUV 4 test, review, ratings
8th place in Wet braking. +4.2m braking distance.
Nokian WR SUV 4 test, review, ratings
6-7th place in Wet handling. -0.9km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR SUV 4 test, review, ratings
10th place in Straight aqua. -10.5km/h float speed.
Nokian WR SUV 4 test, review, ratings
8th place in Snow braking. +2.3m braking distance.
Nokian WR SUV 4 test, review, ratings
8-9th place in Snow traction. -338 Newton pulling force.
Nokian WR SUV 4 test, review, ratings
8th place in Snow handling. -3km/h handling speed.
Nokian WR SUV 4 test, review, ratings
5th place in Noise. +2.3dB external noise.
Nokian WR SUV 4 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Rolling resistance. +0.88kg/t.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 5 44.6m +1.3m 97.08%
Dry handling 7-9 94.1km/h -1.6km/h 98.33%
Wet braking at 100km/h 8 45.8m +4.2m 90.83%
Wet handling 6-7 86km/h -0.9km/h 98.96%
Straight aqua 10 68km/h -10.5km/h 86.62%
Snow braking at 50km/h 8 27.6m +2.3m 91.66%
Snow handling 8 51km/h -3km/h 94.44%
Snow traction 8-9 2507 Newton -338 Newton 88.12%
Noise 5 71dB +2.3dB 96.76%
Rolling resistance 3 7.43kg/t +0.88kg/t 88.16%

2021 Auto Zeitung

Test by the German magazine Auto Zeitung in 2021. the experts have tested the Nokian at size 235/55 R18 and compared to 9 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

Nokian WR SUV 4 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Dry braking. +0.8m braking distance.
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Nokian WR SUV 4 test, review, ratings
6-7th place in Dry handling. -0.7km/h handling speed.

Nokian WR SUV 4 test, review, ratings
4th place in Wet braking. +3.2m braking distance.

Nokian WR SUV 4 test, review, ratings
4th place in Wet handling. -3.8km/h handling speed.

Nokian WR SUV 4 test, review, ratings
9th place in Straight aqua. -12km/h float speed.

Nokian WR SUV 4 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Snow braking. +0.2m braking distance.

Nokian WR SUV 4 test, review, ratings
4-6th place in Snow handling. -0.2km/h handling speed.

Nokian WR SUV 4 test, review, ratings
7th place in Snow traction. -129 Newton pulling force.

Nokian WR SUV 4 test, review, ratings
3-6th place in Noise. +2dB external noise.

Nokian WR SUV 4 test, review, ratings
3-4th place in Rolling resistance. +0.6kg/t.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 3 43.3m +0.8m 98.15%
Dry handling 6-7 64.4km/h -0.7km/h 98.92%
Wet braking at 100km/h 4 54m +3.2m 94.07%
Wet handling 4 92.4km/h -3.8km/h 96.05%
Straight aqua 9 69.6km/h -12km/h 85.29%
Snow braking at 50km/h 2 28.1m +0.2m 99.29%
Snow handling 4-6 29.9km/h -0.2km/h 99.33%
Snow traction 7 2955 Newton -129 Newton 95.82%
Noise 3-6 72dB +2dB 97.22%
Rolling resistance 3-4 7.9kg/t +0.6kg/t 92.4%

2018 Auto Bild

In 2018 experts of the German publication Auto Bild have tested the Nokian WR SUV 4 at size 235/60 R18 and compared to  9 similar budget and premium winter tyres. In addition, experts included into the test reference summer tires to compare results.

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7th place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 2.4 meters longer, than the best winter tyre.
test Nokian WR SUV 4 review
6th place in Dry handling. Nokian was 0.7 km/h slower, than the best winter tyre.
test Nokian WR SUV 4 review
7th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 2.4 meters longer, than the best winter tire.
test Nokian WR SUV 4 review
8th place in Wet handling. Nokian was 2.7km/h slower, than the leader.
test Nokian WR SUV 4 review
4th place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 3.4km/h lower, than the leader.
test Nokian WR SUV 4 review
2-3rd place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 1 meters longer, than the leader.
test Nokian WR SUV 4 review
1st place and the best result in Snow handling. Nokian was 1.3km/h faster, than the next tyre.
test Nokian WR SUV 4 review
3rd place in Rolling resistance among winter tyres.
test Nokian WR SUV 4 review
5-6th place in Noise level test.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 7 43.2m +2.4m 94.44%
Dry handling 6 95.7km/h -0.7km/h 99.27%
Wet braking 7 49.9m +2.4m 95.19%
Wet handling 8 84.3km/h -2.7km/h 96.9%
Straight aqua 4 75.1km/h -3.4km/h 95.67%
Snow braking 2-3 27.7m +1m 96.39%
Snow handling 1 52.6km/h +1.3km/h 100%
Noise 5-6 71.4dB +0.9dB 98.74%
Rolling resistance 3 7.82kg/t +0.16kg/t 97.95%

2018 Off Road

Test by the German magazine Off Road in 2018. The experts have tested the tire at size 235/60 R18 and compared to 5 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

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Nokian WR SUV 4 test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Wet braking. +3.31m braking distance.
Nokian WR SUV 4 test, reviews, ratings
2-3rd place in Straight aqua. -0.4km/h float speed.
Nokian WR SUV 4 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Dry braking. +0.3m braking distance.
Nokian WR SUV 4 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Snow braking. -0.6m braking distance.
Nokian WR SUV 4 test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Snow traction. -0.04sec acceleration time.
Nokian WR SUV 4 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Ice braking. +0.1m braking distance.
Nokian WR SUV 4 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Ice traction. +0.1sec acceleration time.
Nokian WR SUV 4 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Rolling resistance. +0.73kg/t.
Nokian WR SUV 4 test, reviews, ratings
3-4th place in Noise. +0.6dB external noise.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 80km/h 2 27.1m +0.3m 98.89%
Wet braking at 80km/h 4 33.77m +3.31m 90.2%
Straight aqua 2-3 73km/h -0.4km/h 99.45%
Snow braking at 40km/h 1 19.7m -0.6m 100%
Snow traction 1 2.92sec -0.04sec 100%
Ice braking at 30km/h 2 17.4m +0.1m 99.42%
Ice traction 2 4.7sec +0.1sec 97.87%
Noise 3-4 70.7dB +0.6dB 99.15%
Rolling resistance 2 7.74kg/t +0.73kg/t 90.57%

Overall Nokian WR SUV 4 Reviews

# Test 2021 Auto Bild 2021 Auto Zeitung 2018 Auto Bild 2018 Off Road Overall
Dry braking 97.08% 98.15% 94.44% 98.89% 97.14%
Dry handling 98.33% 98.92% 99.27% 98.84%
Wet braking 90.83% 94.07% 95.19% 90.2% 92.57%
Wet handling 98.96% 96.05% 96.9% 97.3%
Straight aqua 86.62% 85.29% 95.67% 99.45% 91.76%
Ice braking 99.42% 99.42%
Ice traction 97.87% 97.87%
Snow braking 91.66% 99.29% 96.39% 100% 96.84%
Snow handling 94.44% 99.33% 100% 97.92%
Snow traction 88.12% 95.82% 100% 94.65%
Rolling resistance 88.16% 92.4% 97.95% 90.57% 92.27%
Noise 96.76% 97.22% 98.74% 99.15% 97.97%

1. 2018 Auto Bild (235/60 R18) – 6th place. 

Main conclusions:

  • Average dry braking distance and good handling speed.
  • Relatively long wet braking and low handling.
  • Good aquaplaning resistance.
  • Short snow braking distance and the best handling speed.
  • Good rolling resistance and noise level.

2. 2018 Off Road (235/60 R18) – 1st place and an expert score “Highly recommended”.

Main conclusions:

  • Average wet braking distance.
  • High aquaplaning resistance.
  • Short dry braking distance.
  • The best results on the snow.
  • Short ice braking distance and good traction.
  • Low rolling resistance.
  • Average noise.

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