Westlake SW618

Westlake SW618 photo, test, review, ratings

Westlake SW618 is a Touring Studless Winter tire with directional tread pattern, designed for Passenger cars.

2016 Auto Zeitung Westlake SW618 Test

In 2016 experts of the German publication Auto Zeitung have tested Westlake SW618 at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 12 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires. Also they included into the test Michelin Crossclimate as All-Season tire to compare results.

Westlake SW618 test, review, ratings
Last place in Wet braking. +10.2m braking distance.
Westlake SW618 test, review, ratings
Last place in Wet handling. +10.3sec handling time.
Westlake SW618 test, review, ratings
Last place in Wet lateral handling. +0.9sec lap time.
Westlake SW618 test, review, ratings
12-13th place in Straight aqua. -13km/h float speed.
Westlake SW618 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Dry braking. +0.6m braking distance.
Westlake SW618 test, review, ratings
Last place in Dry handling. +1.5sec handling time.
Westlake SW618 test, review, ratings
12th place in Dry slalom. -3.5km/h average handling speed.
Westlake SW618 test, review, ratings
Last place in Snow braking. +1.2m braking distance.
Westlake SW618 test, review, ratings
12th place in Snow handling. +3.5sec handling time.
Westlake SW618 test, review, ratings
Last place in Snow traction. -0.375Newtons pulling force.
Westlake SW618 test, review, ratings
Last place in Rolling resistance. +2.51kg/t rolling resistance.
Westlake SW618 test, review, ratings
8-13th place in Noise. +2dB external noise.

Overall Westlake SW618 Review

According to the test results Westlake took last place.

Main conclusions:

  • The longest wet braking distance and the lowest handling.
  • The lowest straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Unbalanced on the dry: short braking distance and the lowest handling.
  • The worst results on the snow.
  • High noise.
  • The highest rolling resistance.

Similar tires from the test:

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