Nokian WR Snowproof

This premium touring winter tyre is now known as the Nokian Tyres Snowproof 1, and has been replaced by the Snowproof 2 in many sizes.

Tyre review data from 2 tyre reviews averaging 76% over 5,000 miles driven, and 15 tests with an average result of 9th.

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 90%
Road Feedback 80%
Handling 80%
Wear 75%
Comfort 90%
Buy again 55%
Snow Grip 65%
Ice Grip 60%

First On MarketMarch 2019
Wheel Size14 - 20"
Width155 - 285mm
Profile35 - 70
Rolling ResistanceB - D
Wet GripB - C
Noise (dB)68 - 74
Winter Rating3PMSF Rated

The WR Snowproof is unranked of 66 Winter Premium Touring tyres.

This tyre replaced the Nokian WR D4 and this tyre has been replaced by the Nokian Snowproof 2.

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Latest Tyre Test Results

2023 ADAC 17 inch Winter Tyre Test
11th of 15 tyres
  • Good predicted mileage, low abrasion, low fuel consumption.
  • Weaknesses in driving comfort and behavior at the limit on dry roads, weaknesses on wet roads, weaknesses on winter roads.
  • The Nokian Tyres WR Snowproof offers only satisfactory steering feedback and precision on dry roads, requiring occasional corrections due to its elastic response. It tends to oversteer during dynamic evasive maneuvers or lane changes, and its limit behavior is also rated as just satisfactory. However, its braking distance is slightly above average, earning it a good rating. On wet roads, the tyre's performance is unconvincing, resulting in an overall satisfactory rating. Whether in braking tests or aquaplaning behavior, its performance is below average. The tyre tends to understeer or oversteer early in corners, showing imprecision and limited reserves. Overall, its handling receives an insufficient rating. On winter roads, it also earns a satisfactory rating, although it secures a good note for snow braking. Its snow traction, ice braking, and snow handling are all rated as satisfactory. The vehicle's handling is not very precise, and it tends to understeer or oversteer early, offering limited reserves. Regarding environmental impact, the tyre receives a good rating for its predicted mileage and wear. Its efficiency is also rated as good, mainly due to low fuel consumption, although its weight receives a satisfactory rating.
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2022 ADAC SUV Winter Tyre Test - 215/60 R16
11th of 17 tyres
  • Low fuel consumption and wear, good on snow and ice.
  • Weaknesses on dry and wet roads (devaluation.)
  • The Nokian Tires WR Snowproof shows weaknesses both in the dry and in the wet, in both criteria it is rated as satisfactory. Despite the still good snow and ice properties, it received the rating "recommended", since the satisfactory performance in the wet led to a devaluation of the overall grade.
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2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test
18th of 22 tyres
  • Balance grip in the dry, low wear, low rolling resistance.
  • Limited grip in the wet and on snow, average aquaplaning resistance.
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14 inch
165/70R14 81 TCB68
175/65R14 82 TCB68
185/70R14 88 TCB68
185/60R14 82 TCB68
15 inch
195/65R15 91 TDB70
195/55R15 85 HDB70
185/65R15 88 TDB69
185/65R15 88 TCB68
185/65R15 92 T XLCB68
195/65R15 91 HCB69
195/65R15 91 TCB69
195/65R15 95 T XLBB69
16 inch
205/55R16 91 HCB70
205/60R16 92 HCB69
205/60R16 96 H XLDB69
205/60R16 96 H XLCB69
205/55R16 94 V XLCB69
205/55R16 91 TCB69
215/60R16 99 H XLCB69
215/70R16 100 TCB70
215/60R16 99 H XLCB70
205/55R16 91 HCB69
205/55R16 91 HDB69
205/60R16 96 H XLCB70
215/60R16 95 HCB69
17 inch
225/50R17 98 V XLCB70
215/55R17 98 H XLCB70
225/45R17 91 HDB70
205/50R17 93 H XLBB69
205/50R17 93 V XLBB69
215/55R17 98 H XLCB69
225/50R17 94 HCB69
225/50R17 98 H XLCB69
225/50R17 98 V XLCB69
225/45R17 91 HCB69
225/45R17 94 H XLCB69
215/45R17 91 V XLDB70
18 inch
225/40R18 92 V XLCB69
245/45R18 100 V XLCB69
19 inch
235/35R19 91 W XLDB70
235/35R19 91 W XLCB69
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Latest Nokian WR Snowproof Reviews

Given 93% while driving a Toyota Verso 1.8 t2 (205/60 R16) on mostly town for 3,000 easy going miles
The tires passed the first winter with heavy snowfall on the streets, frosts down to -25C and ice on black asphalt. I am very pleased with this tire. It is a winter tire for everyday use. Fuel consumption was lower by almost a liter per 100km compared to previous tires of a similar class. The low noise level draws attention. The tire is well thought out so that it has very good results on any surface.
Helpful 54 - tyre reviewed on April 16, 2021
Given 59% while driving a BMW 320i (205/60 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
On snow these Tyres are terrible. All over the Internet i just hear ooo Nokian is producing great tyres, they know what they doing and so on. Ok bought the tyres because my old ones from Goodyear UG9 were old, loud and thread was gone too. I have BMW E46 and driving it very long time, over 100k km drove with it and you can say I have experince. Same snowy roads, same car and I can say there Tyres are rubbish. The Car ist maybe 50% stable from how it was before. In the corners it easily slips, wheather you drive 2km/h or 15km/h. At acceleration the back of the car ist "dancing" all the time. Stopping at snow is the same with the UG9. This was a big mistake to buy these Tyres, going back next time again to Goodyear!
Helpful 49 - tyre reviewed on January 17, 2021
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