Viking Wintech

The Viking Wintech is a Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Dry Grip 84%
Wet Grip 78%
Road Feedback 77%
Handling 75%
Wear 80%
Comfort 81%
Buy again 75%
Snow Grip 83%
Ice Grip 77%

Tyre review data from 14 tyre reviews averaging 79% over 94,000 miles driven.

The Wintech is ranked 34th of 96 Winter Touring tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test - 19th of 22 tyres

  • Positive - Affordable winter profile with good snow performance.
  • Negative - Limited wet grip, low safety reserves during aquaplaning, extended dry braking distances.
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2023 Winter Tyre Test 54 Set Braking Test - 16th of 54 tyres

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2022 Winter Tyre Market Overview - 25th of 57 tyres

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2023 Tyre Tests

  • 16th: 2023 Winter Tyre Test 54 Set Braking Test (225/45 R18)
  • 19th: 2023 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test (225/45 R18)
  • 2022 Tyre Tests

  • 25th: 2022 Winter Tyre Market Overview (215/55 R17)
  • 2019 Tyre Tests

  • 11th: 2019 ADAC 185/65 R15 Winter Tyre Test (185/65 R15)
  • 41st: 2019 Winter Tyre Test Market Overview (225/45 R17)
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    Top 3 Viking Wintech Reviews

    Given 86% while driving a Subaru XV Crosstrek (225/55 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 4,000 average miles
    For me all in all, very good tyres if you have a low budget. Can recommend!
    Helpful 50 - tyre reviewed on April 29, 2019
    Given 83% while driving a Opel Vectra C Stationwagon 2.0 DTI, DIESEL 100BHP (215/55 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 8,000 average miles
    I had to buy winter tyres on a buget and Viking Wintech fit it best. They proved to be ok until one day. This year on the 24 of January.
    Imagine exiting a village, road just wet, raining but not a lot and in front of me just 100 maybe metres away cars half on the road, half in the ditch on both side of the road. ICE. Hit the brakes, car slows down, slid a little and stopped. On ICE. It was incredible. There was no other choice, I had too much speed to try to stop in any other way, to change the direction of the car was not a choice on that ICE. Then I drive 30km on this icy road, first gear, raining, strong wind from side mostly because this road is on the open field. I made it home in one piece and the car too.
    They have proven to be good on dry and wet and crazy good on ice.
    This size is also comfortable on bad roads.
    Fuel consumption is an extra 0.5 l compared to my summer Michelin Primacy 3.(so the car computer shows)
    Wear is ok, I have used them for 2 winters, this is the third and they look good.
    Vectra C Caravan /wagon is a heavy car, 1,6t without passengers and luggage. The tyres are not affected by the weight of the 2.0 DTI engine, I kept the same 2 tyres on the front wheels with no problems.
    When they will be worn out, maybe by 2022, I will buy a new set.
    Helpful 17 - tyre reviewed on December 19, 2019
    Given 76% while driving a BMW 116d (225/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 4,000 spirited miles
    Very nice rolling and low noice, overall high comfort. Soft Overall feel when driving fast but predictable, not the sharpest steering. Only had very short time on snow with new tyres and the grip was very good. Average behavior in the wet.
    Helpful 16 - tyre reviewed on April 28, 2020
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    Latest Viking Wintech Reviews

    Given 100% while driving a Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDI (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 500 average miles
    I was about to buy all-season tires on this car too but if i go to the mountains i don-t know if that is the best choice. I have on my golf 2017 GTD 225 40 18 all-season Hankook, they are very good in the dry and wet but never tested it on hard snow to make me buy it again. This new tire from Viking is best for you, cheep and its good, for me it has excellent grip in all conditions and it is quiet at 100km/h. Ok you don-t buy winter tires to go fast and do laps in the cold but they are good for normal driving conditions. I did not mark the wear because the tires are new and i don-t know how they will perform in time.
    Helpful 0 - tyre reviewed on November 21, 2023
    Given 58% while driving a Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDi R Line Estate (215/55 R16) on mostly town for 15,000 spirited miles
    I thought they were good tire but on one of then a chunk delaminated
    Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on September 9, 2023
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    Given 80% while driving a SEAT ibiza 1.4 (195/55 R15) on mostly country roads for 6,000 average miles
    Usually I buy midrange tyres, but this time I didn't want to spend too much on an old car. Also wanted to see if I can tell the difference between budget and more expensive tyres. So it turns out yes I do - while handling is quite good and predictable, there is a noticably longer cold wet braking distance. Snow and dry is ok.
    Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on June 23, 2023
    Given 84% while driving a Opel Vectra C Stationwagon 2.0 DTI, DIESEL 100BHP (215/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 18,000 average miles
    Back again, year is 2023, the wear is not an issue, stil not at the winter wear mark, doing a good job in the winter months even without the snow, mostly dry tarmac during the winter and the Viking holds on. Fitted 4 more on my wife's Mondeo estate. Hope the Continental will improve them and keep them available, it is a tyre I do not want to see replaced by some shittier quality new one. Bought them for the 2017 winter , rotated them only in the last 2 years, 100% they will be on next winter as well.
    Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on January 26, 2023
    Given 59% while driving a Fiat Punto Mk2b Sporting 1.4 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
    After 3 seasons of using them, these tires are showing a lot of problems in areas that they were excellent at before. Although the wear of the tires is excellent, they are seriously lacking performance in wet and snow after 3 years of using them (only using them over winter months). Tires are hard as a rock now even though they have about 5.5mm depth still on the threads. Still, they never failed me so far unlike other brands that I used before, so for a budget tire, I am giving them huge thumbs up
    Helpful 13 - tyre reviewed on April 25, 2021
    Given 79% while driving a Skoda (215/55 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
    Excellent value for money... a bit noisy...
    Helpful 11 - tyre reviewed on September 24, 2020
    Given 89% while driving a Opel Corsa C (155/80 R13) on mostly country roads for 3,000 miles
    We put these tyres on our second car,Opel Corsa C 2006y 1.0 Z10xep in 2017. Very good budget tyres,best quality in this mid-range class,exceptional for smaller cars,in everyday use - for kids to school and on regional roads city-village and back. Wear is very good,good grip in wet and dry,very good in snow. But,this is only for normal driving. Only thing that I can say that they were very nice and soft in first season of use,now they are a little bit harder but this is not a problem, they are same as Barum and Matador in this case. In this dimension they are made in Romania,other dimensions are from Puchov Slovakia We didn't push them to the limit and never carefully.
    Helpful 10 - tyre reviewed on November 3, 2019
    Given 77% while driving a Fiat Punto Mk2b Sporting 1.4 (185/55 R15 T) on a combination of roads for 5,000 spirited miles
    Very good budget tyre. Excellent grip in dry, wet and snow. Wear seems pretty good.

    Only downside for me is the noise.

    Recommend this tyre if you are on a tight budget.
    Helpful 13 - tyre reviewed on March 2, 2019
    Given 70% while driving a BMW E46 328CI (225/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 5,000 spirited miles
    You can't compare these tyres with an A brand like Conti or Michelin.
    For a low budget these Vikings are the best winter tyres I have driven.
    Excellent comfort, and wet grip.
    Road feedback and handling are nowhere near the A brand tyres, but not as bad as I make it sound.
    Wear is good.

    Only thing I didn't like was the road noise they make, energy label is also pretty low. Not very economic tyres.

    All in all, very good tyres if you have a low budget. Can recommend!

    Helpful 12 - tyre reviewed on November 1, 2018