Continental WinterContact TS 870 vs Vredestein Wintrac Pro

In this article we will be looking at independent tyre test data, and real world driver reviews of the Continental WinterContact TS 870 and the Vredestein Wintrac Pro to find out which tyre is best for your own driving.

There are a few basic differences between the two tyres. The Continental WinterContact TS 870 is an Premium-Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger-Cars, and the Vredestein Wintrac Pro is an Premium-Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger-Cars

WinterContact-TS-870 VS Wintrac-Pro

Test Results

Independent comparison tyre tests are the best source of data to get tyre information from, and the good news is there have been three tests which compare both tyres directly!

Out of these three tests:

  • Continental WinterContact TS 870 finished ahead of the Vredestein Wintrac Pro in three of the tests

While it might look like the Continental WinterContact TS 870 is better than the Vredestein Wintrac Pro purely based on the higher number of test wins, tyres are very complicated objects which means where one tyre is better than the other can be more important in real world use.

Lets look at how the two tyres compare across multiple tyre test categories.

Dry Braking

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro was better during one dry braking tests. On average the Vredestein Wintrac Pro stopped the vehicle in 0.7% less distance than the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
42.93M
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
42.63M
Dry braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking: Vredestein Wintrac Pro

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 46.1M Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 46.3M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 39.2M Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 36.9M
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 43.5M Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 44.7M

Dry Handling [s]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during one dry handling [s] tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was 0.21% faster around a lap than the Vredestein Wintrac Pro.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
71.75s
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
71.9s
Dry handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Dry Handling [s]: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 63.3s Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 63.9s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 80.2s Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 79.9s

Subj. Dry Handling

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during two subj. dry handling tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 scored 6.67% more points than the Vredestein Wintrac Pro.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
60 Points
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
56 Points
Subjective Dry Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Dry Handling: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 30 Points Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 27 Points
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 90 Points Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 85 Points

Wet Braking

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during three wet braking tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 stopped the vehicle in 3.6% less distance than the Vredestein Wintrac Pro.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
39.07M
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
40.53M
Wet braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 51.9M Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 53.6M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 27.6M Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 29.5M
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 37.7M Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 38.5M

Wet Handling [s]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during two wet handling [s] tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was 1.99% faster around a wet lap than the Vredestein Wintrac Pro.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
93.7s
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
95.6s
Wet handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Handling [s]: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 89.7s Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 92.2s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 97.7s Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 99s

Subj. Wet Handling

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during one subj. wet handling tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 scored 10.37% more points than the Vredestein Wintrac Pro.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
67.5 Points
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
60.5 Points
Subjective Wet Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Wet Handling: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 45 Points Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 26 Points
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 90 Points Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 95 Points

Straight Aqua

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during three straight aqua tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 floated at a 7.79% higher speed than the Vredestein Wintrac Pro.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
79.57Km/H
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
73.37Km/H
Float Speed in Km/H, higher is better

Best In Straight Aqua: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 75.2Km/H Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 71.4Km/H
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 82.4Km/H Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 76.9Km/H
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 81.1Km/H Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 71.8Km/H

Curved Aquaplaning

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during three curved aquaplaning tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 slipped out at a 17.33% higher speed than the Vredestein Wintrac Pro.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
4.79m/sec2
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
3.96m/sec2
Remaining lateral acceleration, higher is better

Best In Curved Aquaplaning: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 2.96m/sec2 Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 2.67m/sec2
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 8.1m/sec2 Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 6.5m/sec2
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 3.3m/sec2 Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 2.7m/sec2

Snow Braking

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during three snow braking tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 stopped the vehicle in 4.4% less distance than the Vredestein Wintrac Pro.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
21.1M
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
22.07M
Snow braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Snow Braking: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 26M Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 27M
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 27.8M Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 29.1M
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 9.5M Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 10.1M

Snow Traction

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during one snow traction tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 accelerated 5.56% faster than the Vredestein Wintrac Pro.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
5.1s
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
5.4s
Snow acceleration time, lower is better

Best In Snow Traction: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 5.1s Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 5.4s

Snow Traction

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during two snow traction tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 had 0.78% better snow traction than the Vredestein Wintrac Pro.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
1482N
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
1470.5N
Pulling Force in Newtons, higher is better

Best In Snow Traction: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 2712N Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 2705N
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 252N Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 236N

Snow Handling [s]

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during two snow handling [s] tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was 2.41% faster around a lap than the Vredestein Wintrac Pro.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
99.15s
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
101.6s
Snow handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Snow Handling [s]: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 81.8s Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 84.7s
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 116.5s Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 118.5s

Subj. Snow Handling

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during two subj. snow handling tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 scored 11.3% more points than the Vredestein Wintrac Pro.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
57.5 Points
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
51 Points
Subjective Snow Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Snow Handling: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 30 Points Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 17 Points
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 85 Points Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 85 Points

Ice Braking

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro was better during zero ice braking tests. On average the Vredestein Wintrac Pro stopped the vehicle 0% shorter than the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
19.5M
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
19.5M
Ice braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Ice Braking: Vredestein Wintrac Pro

2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 19.5M Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 19.5M

Subj. Comfort

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro was better during zero subj. comfort tests. On average the Vredestein Wintrac Pro scored 0% more points than the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
48.5 Points
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
48.5 Points
Subjective Comfort Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Comfort: Vredestein Wintrac Pro

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 7 Points Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 7 Points
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 90 Points Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 90 Points

Noise

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during two noise tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 measured 1.58% quieter than the Vredestein Wintrac Pro.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
71.5dB
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
72.65dB
External noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 71dB Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 73dB
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 72dB Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 72.3dB

Noise

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro was better during one noise tests. On average the Vredestein Wintrac Pro measured 0.43% quieter than the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
69.5dB
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
69.2dB
Internal noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Vredestein Wintrac Pro

2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 69.5dB Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 69.2dB

Wear

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during one wear tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 is predicted to cover 12.7% miles before reaching 1.6mm than the Vredestein Wintrac Pro.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
55900KM
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
48800KM
Predicted tread life in KM, higher is better

Best In Wear: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 55900KM Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 48800KM

Value

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro was better during one value tests. On average the Vredestein Wintrac Pro proved to have a 6.02% better value based on price/1000km than the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
2.99Price/1000
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
2.81Price/1000
Euros/1000km based on cost/wear, lower is better

Best In Value: Vredestein Wintrac Pro

2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 2.99Price/1000 Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 2.81Price/1000

Price

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro was better during three price tests. On average the Vredestein Wintrac Pro cost 19.07% less than the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
324.5
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
262.63
Price in local currency, lower is better

Best In Price: Vredestein Wintrac Pro

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 640 Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 515
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 166.49 Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 135.89
2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 167 Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 137

Rolling Resistance

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during two rolling resistance tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 had a 9.84% lower rolling resistance than the Vredestein Wintrac Pro.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
8.25kg / t
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
9.15kg / t
Rolling resistance in kg t, lower is better

Best In Rolling Resistance: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2022 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 8.1kg / t Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 9.1kg / t
2022/23 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 8.4kg / t Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 9.2kg / t

Fuel Consumption

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better during one fuel consumption tests. On average the Continental WinterContact TS 870 used 1.72% less fuel than the Vredestein Wintrac Pro.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
5.7l/100km
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
5.8l/100km
Fuel consumption in Litres per 100 km, lower is better

Best In Fuel Consumption: Continental WinterContact TS 870

2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 5.7l/100km Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 5.8l/100km

Abrasion

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro was better during one abrasion tests. On average the Vredestein Wintrac Pro emitted 0.92% less particle wear matter than the Continental WinterContact TS 870.

Continental WinterContact TS 870
65.3mg/km/t
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
64.7mg/km/t
Weight of Tyre Wear Particles Lost (mg/km/t), lower is better

Best In Abrasion: Vredestein Wintrac Pro

2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Continental WinterContact TS 870: 65.3mg/km/t Vredestein Wintrac Pro: 64.7mg/km/t

Real World Driver Reviews

Tyre Reviews also collects real world driver reviews for the Continental WinterContact TS 870 and Vredestein Wintrac Pro.

In total the Continental WinterContact TS 870 has been reviewed 14 times and drivers have given the tyre 85% overall.

The Vredestein Wintrac Pro has been reviewed 26 times and drivers have given the tyre 88% overall.

This means drivers in real world driving, people prefer the Vredestein Wintrac Pro.

Best Review for the Continental WinterContact TS 870
Given 100% 205/55 R16 on mostly town for 100 easy going miles
From the first few meteres, it felt just smoother. Better rolling feeling. I purchased a brand new Skoda Scala, which came with a set of Bridgestone Turanza T005. The feeling is far superior than anything I've driven in the past. It felt I had better grip and feel of the road on wet when I picked up the car in the evening, rather than on the same road when it was dry. 400 euros but worth it every penny. I feel protected and confident with them. I'll update after the first snowfall/ice of the season.
Helpful 115 - tyre reviewed on October 7, 2021
View all Continental WinterContact TS 870 driver reviews >>
Best Review for the Vredestein Wintrac Pro
Given 85% 225/40 R18 W on a combination of roads for 200 average miles
I've had several types / makes of winter tyres fitted to different cars over the years (Mini Cooper S, BMW X5's), although this is an initial review and we haven't had any severe weather yet these tyres seem excellent and better that I have had in the past (plus this car is more powerful (340bhp) and rear wheel drive...). We've only driven the car in temperatures at zero degC and above but we've had some horrendous weather with heavy rain and high winds, driving with these tyres really in both small country roads and main dual carriageways with aquaplane conditions these have been sure... Continue reading this review using the link below
Helpful 135 - tyre reviewed on November 30, 2018
View all Vredestein Wintrac Pro driver reviews >>

Conclusion

In conclusion the Continental WinterContact TS 870 was better in dry handling [s], subj. dry handling, wet braking, wet handling [s], subj. wet handling, straight aqua, curved aquaplaning, snow braking, snow traction, snow traction, snow handling [s], subj. snow handling, noise, wear, rolling resistance and fuel consumption tests, whereas the Vredestein Wintrac Pro was better in dry braking, ice braking, subj. comfort, noise, value, price and abrasion tests.

Which tyre is best for you depends a lot on your driving style and situation, plus what you want from the tyre, but comparing all the data in the tyre reviews database, on balance the Continental WinterContact TS 870 seems to be the best tyre overall.

Overall Winner: Continental WinterContact TS 870

 Overall Winner: Continental WinterContact TS 870

Footnote

This page has been developed using tyre industry testing best practices. This means we are only comparing tests which have had both tyres in the same test.

Why is this important? Tyre testing is heavily affected by things like surface grip levels and surface temperature, which means you can only compare values from the same day. During a tyre test external condition changes are calculated into the overall results, but it is not possible to calculate this between tyre tests performed on different days or at different locations.

As a result you will see other tests on Tyre Reviews which feature both the Continental WinterContact TS 870 and Vredestein Wintrac Pro, but as they weren't conducted on the same day, the results are not comparable.

Lots of other websites do this sort of tyre comparison, Tyre Reviews doesn't.