Vredestein Snowtrac 5

The Vredestein Snowtrac 5 is a Premium Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre review data from 6 tyre reviews averaging 84% over 36,100 miles driven, and 19 tests with an average result of 13th.

Dry Grip 85%
Wet Grip 87%
Road Feedback 90%
Handling 80%
Wear 80%
Comfort 85%
Buy again 87%
Snow Grip 90%
Ice Grip 70%

First On MarketJune 2014
Wheel Size13 - 16"
Width155 - 205mm
Profile55 - 70
Rolling ResistanceC - D
Wet GripB - C
Noise (dB)69 - 71
Winter Rating3PMSF Rated

The Snowtrac 5 is ranked 28th of 66 Winter Premium Touring tyres.

This tyre replaced the Vredestein Snowtrac 3.

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Latest Tyre Test Results

2019 ADAC 185/65 R15 Winter Tyre Test
8th of 16 tyres
  • Low fuel consumption
  • Relatively poor dry grip, high noise
  • Good
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2018 AMS Winter Tyre Test
7th of 11 tyres
  • Good winter traction, excellent snow braking, good dry performance.
  • Poor wet braking.
  • Recommended.
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  • Vredestein Snowtrac 5 - Launched
  • SizeFuelWetNoise
    14 inch
    175/65 R 14 82 TDC71
    165/70 R 14 81 TDC70
    175/65 R 14 82 TDC71
    175/65 R 14 86 T XLDC71
    175/65 R 14 86 T XLDC71
    185/60 R 14 82 TDC71
    165/70 R 14 81 TDC70
    185/60 R 14 82 TDC71
    175/65 R 14 82 TDC71
    165/70 R 14 81 TDC70
    15 inch
    185/65 R 15 88 HDC71
    185/65 R 15 88 TDC71
    185/65 R 15 88 HDC71
    185/65 R 15 88 TDC71
    16 inch
    205/55 R 16 91 HCB69
    205/55 R 16 91 HCB69
    205/55 R 16 91 HDC71
    205/55 R 16 91 HDC71
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    Questions and Answers for the Vredestein Snowtrac 5

    2018-11-26 - Would the Snowtrac 5 tyres be suitable for a ford transit in the French alps? If not, what would be recommended please?!! Many thanks!!

    Assuming you can fit the correct size and load rating, the Snowtrac 5 will be fine on your van.

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    Top 3 Vredestein Snowtrac 5 Reviews

    Given 100% while driving a Peugeot partner van (175/65 R14) on a combination of roads for 20,000 average miles
    New to winter tyres, so with a bit of research, the tyre comany whom I trust rated the above tyre, and to my surprise they are far better than the previous tyres that were fitted, the road noise is really low on various types of surface, I cannot score for wearability as they are new, but they are really good in the wet, and yet to try them in the snow when it arrives. I cannot compair these tyres to other brands, but for me they will be scored highly. I run a peugeot partner 1.6hdi small van.
    Helpful 111 - tyre reviewed on November 27, 2014
    Given 91% while driving a Ford Fiesta (175/65 R14) on for 0 miles
    I am impresed with this tyre. On wet road and slippery ground it sticks to it. Didn t drive at snow so i dont know.
    Helpful 27 - tyre reviewed on October 10, 2021
    Given 90% while driving a Smart Fortwo MHD cabrio (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
    For a Smart car thats light these tyres can take you through snow drifts that a 4x4 would struggle with, direct and responsive to turns and grip is incredible. Expensive but safe and comfortable for any Smart for two
    Helpful 67 - tyre reviewed on September 21, 2015
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    Given 73% while driving a Renault Clio 182 cup (185/55 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 3,100 average miles
    Tyres are actualy good. First i ordered Contis TS860, but they were not in stock, so i gave Vredestein a try. My car is a bit sporty, so a good winter tyre is very crucial. I made about 3000 miles with them so here are my + and - for this tyre.
    + very good grip in snow (it handles perfectly, driving in about 10-15cm of snow is easy peasy for those)
    + very cheap to buy (i bought them for abot 70euros a piece- which is a real bargain (ContisTS860 were about 25euros more per piece)
    + wet handling is average, not the best, but it doesent leaves you between cornering with high speed on wet road... i didnt expect that the "tree" profile gives such a good grip.

    - for me the biggest suprise was how loud this tyre is... i have a loud exhaust system, but contact with different types of roads (even after not so many miles driven) let you know that this tyre is not the silent one. even on the motorway tyre gives you those sounds and vibrations.
    - let me say, comfort could be better, it clearly "eats" all bumps on the road but the filling when driven is quite average... yes i know i have very low car, and yes i know i have sporty springs but still...i expected more.
    - and finally dry grip... for easy drive tyre gives you confidence in corners...but sometimes you have to corner hard, and there are clearly some huge problems with those on. They are too soft on the edges, so that doesent allow you sporty driving...
    So, if i could say only few words about this tyre... CHEAP, WINTER PRO, THE BEST VALUE/PRICE IN THE SEGMENT..
    I would deffinetly look after Vredestein tyres in the future :)
    Helpful 38 - tyre reviewed on March 1, 2019
    Given 84% while driving a Fiat Grande Punto 1.3Multijet 75bhp (185/65 R15 T) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
    Excellent on ice and snow. Very good on wet too.
    Helpful 35 - tyre reviewed on February 21, 2018
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