Nokian WR G3

The Nokian WR G3 is a Ultra High Performance All Season tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre review data from 7 tyre reviews averaging 80% over 123,000 miles driven.

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 95%
Road Feedback 82%
Handling 83%
Wear 60%
Comfort 75%
Buy again 73%

The WR G3 is ranked 11th of 24 All Season Ultra High Performance tyres.

This tyre replaced the Nokian WRG2 and this tyre has been replaced by the Nokian WR G4.

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Top 3 Nokian WR G3 Reviews

Given 89% while driving a Audi A4 (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 20,000 average miles
nokian tyres are eccellent winter tyres but still long way to go for same quality summer tyres, run nokian winter in norway and spain top class summer nokian in norway it may be ok but in spain you feel them melting
Helpful 82 - tyre reviewed on May 6, 2014
Given 81% while driving a Volvo XC70 II AWD 3.2I (235/50 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 45,000 average miles
This is a good tyre overall, is not designed for deep snow or country roads during winter. It is ok for City and highway roads during winter time with rally good grip.
For summer it not performance but is good enough for normal speeds.
My only disappointment is that the wear goes too fast. As after 45000km my fronts are not good enough for the next 3rd winter, and my back's still can do one last winter this time.

So the thread wear is not near the 80.000km that they say.
Helpful 43 - tyre reviewed on September 26, 2018
Given 67% while driving a Toyota Camry (225/60 R16) on mostly town for 17,000 easy going miles
My rear tyres were at 100 percent wear after just 16 months and 27,000 km. The front tyres were totally fine (normal wear). I took it back to the shop to have it checked before a somewhat longer road trip because I had noticed intermittent road noise that I thought was from the tyres. The shop I purchased them from said it was probably the alignment but quickly changed their mind when I told them they had done a 4 wheel alignment when I bought the tyres.

Now I know some people at this point might jump to conclusions about how I drive, but I'm 60 years old, don't ever go more than 10 kmph over the speed limit. I haven't had any accidents or "run over" anything, I drive a combination of city and highway, the vehicle is front wheel drive and has 4 cylinders.

I have really enjoyed the abilities of these tyres on wet and icy roads, so I'm disappointed with the wear, even though the handling on corners is sloppy compared to the Michelin 3 season tyres I had on the car for 80,000 kms previously.

What do I really suspect? I questioned the amount of adjustment (especially on the rear wheels) when I had the alignment checked (done) when I bought the new Nokian Tyres. I had no unusual wear on the Michelin's prior to their replacement. I think the technician screwed up and took my rear wheels out of alignment causing the excessive wear. Hard to blame the Nokian tyres, but effectively the shop I bought them from seems to be.
Helpful 42 - tyre reviewed on May 8, 2018
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Latest Nokian WR G3 Reviews

Jeep Renegade Trailhawk (215/65 R17 R) on a combination of roads for 13,000 average miles
Mounted on Jeep Renegade Trailhawk since no chains fit this vehicle. I've driven High mountain snow and desert heat 118 degrees F. The road feed-back excellent. Very impressed with how they "stick" in wet weather. I was a little upset when I discovered the no-chain problem with 17 inch rim. I can't say enough about the security I've felt with this tire.
Helpful 38 - tyre reviewed on July 8, 2017
Given 66% while driving a Volkswagen Passat 1.9TDi Sport Estate (Chipped) (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 21,000 spirited miles
Dry grip no better than a budget tyre wet grip slightly better
Snow no roblen climbing any hill but tricky coming back down
Wouldn't buy them again
Car used vw Passat
Helpful 36 - tyre reviewed on March 4, 2017
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Given 87% while driving a Hyundai Genesis Coupe V6 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 5,000 spirited miles
Just purchased 4 Nokian WRG3 tyres for my 2009 Hyundai Genesis premium sedan. Since this car is RWD it is critically important that they be able to handle the harsh and snowy winter here in Boston, MA USA. Thus far we have only had fall weather and some heavy rain, yet I can tell that these tyres will be every bit as secure and serene as the Nokian WRG 2 tyres I replaced. Best of all, although they are classified as a winter tyre, I plan to leave them on for all four season year-round here, as they perform extremely well in all conditions.
Helpful 47 - tyre reviewed on November 9, 2013
Given 89% while driving a BMW 320D M Sport (205/55 R16 H) on mostly town for 2,000 spirited miles
Used these over 2 Winters & 1 *cough* summer in NE England.
Last summer was that cold & wet they never got taken off!
But in the cold/wet is where the excel, Masses of grip & stopping is never a problem.
Under hard cornering & on wet roundabouts there is enough feedback to drift the tail out, if you so desire.
Felt nice & safe when there was snow on the ground. Plenty of grip.
I don't do loads of miles , so wear isn't really a factor when buying tyres for me.
Price is really reasonable, less than £100 / corner.
I am so impressed, I think I will be replacing my 'summer' tyres with Nokian zLines in the near future.
Helpful 41 - tyre reviewed on April 11, 2013