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New Nokian WR SUV 3 high-performance SUV tyre feels at home in the varying European winter conditions, and it has excellent winter grip and driving response.
Effectively prevents slush planing and aquaplaning
Excellent handling on snowy and dry surfaces
Extreme wet performance
ARAMID SIDEWALLS – Robust like never before
Nokian tyres with Aramid sidewall technology offer you additional security and durability for demanding weather conditions and rough roads. Their incomparably strong sidewalls are exceptionally resilient to wear and cuts. The Aramid fibres stiffen and strengthen the sidewall, enabling it to withstand blows and cuts even better.
The same material is also utilised in the aviation and armour industries. It is also used successfully in bulletproof vests.
Aramid protects the Nokian tyres. The Nokian tyres protect lives.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
WR SUV 3 tyre review
Average based on 412 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
Grip in wet conditions
Braking in wet conditions
Grip in snow
Internal noise level
14.06.2019fromLincoln I put in a great deal of research when selecting an all seasons tyre for the X5. The WR SUV 3 from Nokian seemed to have the best all round performance. The first set I bought in 2015. I replaced the front two tyres after 22,000 miles, only because one was damaged by a pot hole. The Nokians have worked well in both the extreme heat of a Turkish Summer (46c) and the extreme cold of Polish and Norwegian winters (-30c). The dry weather performance was equal to Vredstein high performance tyres I used previously. The cold weather performance was impressive even at motorway speeds in snow and slush, snow upto 8 inches deep didn’t even phase them on country roads. Mud and snow while driving off road also proved little problem. The wet grip was almost as good as the Vredsteins, but you have to really push hard in the wet to find the limit even at autobahn speeds.. If you need a good all round all season tyre for your SUV then these are worth looking at..
06.07.2015fromKath B Slight decrease in MPG, no noise difference. Fortunately (or unfortunately) only encountered snow once this winter so unable to properly test them out.
05.06.2015fromPaul I was a little sceptical about the benefits of winter tyres but after trying these I am now a convert. Supreme grip in the wet, snow and ice.
As the tyres have a soft compound, tyre wear would be a problem during the summer so separate summer and winter tyres are advised.
27.05.2015fromVince Fabulous in the snowy hills of Yorkshire. Good enough to keep on all year and great tyre wear.