Viking SnowTech 2

The Viking SnowTech II is a Touring winter tire with directional tread, designed for passenger cars.

Nowadays the brand are owned to the German Continental.

2015 Auto Bild Viking SnowTech II test

In 2015 experts of the German publication Auto Bild have tested the Viking SnowTech 2 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 Viking SnowTech 2 review
14th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 5.4 meters longer, than the leader.
test Viking SnowTech 2 review
12-13th place in Wet handling. Same result with the Barum Polaris 3. Viking was 3.8 km/h slower, than the leader.
test Viking SnowTech 2 review
17th place in Wet handling. Viking was 0.8 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Viking SnowTech 2 review
13th place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 9.7 km/h lower, than the leader.
test Viking SnowTech 2 review
16th place in Lateral aqua.
test Viking SnowTech 2 review
6-7th place in Dry braking. Same result with Firestone Winterhawk 3. The braking distance was 1.6 meters longer, than the leader.
test Viking SnowTech 2 review
4-5th place in Dry handling. Viking was 1.7 km/h slower, than the leader.
test Viking SnowTech 2 review
10-11th place in Snow braking. Same result with Hankook W452. The braking distance was 0.8 meters longer, than the leader.
test Viking Snow Tech 2 review
13-16th place in Snow handling. Viking was 2.2km/h slower, than the leader.
test Viking Snow Tech 2 review
5th place in Snow traction.
test Viking SnowTech II review
8th place in Snow lateral stability.
test Viking SnowTech II review
Last place in Noise level test.
test Viking SnowTech II review
12th place in Wear resistance.
test Viking SnowTech II review
16th place in Rolling resistance.

Overall Viking SnowTech II review

According to the test results Viking took 12th place and got an expert score “Recommended”.

Main conclusions:

  • Relatively poor wet performance.
  • Low straight and lateral aquaplanning resistance.
  • Short dry braking distance and handling speed.
  • Average snow braking and handling, good traction and lateral stability.
  • The highest noise level.
  • Average wear and rolling resistance.

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