Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S

Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S photo, test, review

The Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S is an Ultra High Performance studless winter tyre with directional tread, designed for passenger cars and SUV.

The tyre replaced the Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme.

The tyre has been replaced by the Vredestein Wintrac Pro.

2018 AMS Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S test

In 2018 experts of the Sweden magazine Auto Motor & Sport have tested the Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S at size 275/45 R20. The main competitor of the tire was similar the Hankook W320A SUV. This “European type” tire has more rigid rubber compound and a less aggressive tread pattern, which helps them to show better performance at dry and wet. The rest competitors of the tyre became six tyres of the Nordic type, which experts included into the test to compare results.

test Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S review
2nd place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 0.83 meters longer, than the main competitor.
test Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S review
1st place and the best result in Wet handling. Vredestein was 0.73km/h faster, than the Hankook.
test Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S review
2nd place in Dry handling (and the best result among “European type” tyres). The braking distance was 0.9 meters shorter, than the main competitor.
test Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S review
Last place and the longest Ice braking distance. The braking distance was 4.85 meters longer, than the Hankook.
test Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S review
Last place in Ice handling. Vredestein was 3.01 seconds slower, than the Hankook.
test Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S review
Last place in Ice traction. Acceleration time was 0.74 seconds slower, than the main competitor.
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Last place in Snow handling. Vredestein was 6.91 seconds slower, than the Hankook.
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1st place in Rolling resistance.

Overall Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme S review

According to the test results Vredestein took 8th place.

Main conclusions:

  • Good dry braking distance (but longer than Hankook) and the best handling time.
  • The best dry braking distance among similar tyres type.
  • The longest ice braking distance (much longer than Hankook), the lowest handling and traction.
  • The lowest snow handling time.
  • The best rolling resistance

Similar tyres from the test:

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