Vredestein Sportrac 5

The Vredestein Sportrac 5 is a High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tyre replaced the Vredestein Sportrac 3.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 89%
Wet Grip 86%
Road Feedback 84%
Handling 83%
Wear 86%
Comfort 84%
Buy again 83%

Tyre review data from 93 tyre reviews averaging 85% over 1,157,497 miles driven.

The Sportrac 5 is ranked 10th of 191 Summer High Performance tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2019 Swedish Summer Tyre Test - 8th of 13 tyres

  • Positive - Acceptable dry handling.
  • Negative - Long braking distances and nervous handling in the wet. Long dry braking.
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2019 ADAC Summer Tyre Test - 185/65 R15 - 2nd of 16 tyres

  • Positive - Very balanced summer tyres, especially good on wet roads and low wear.
  • Negative - None mentioned.
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2018 Auto Bild 15 inch Summer Tyre Test - 9th of 20 tyres

  • Positive - Balance performance in the dry and wet, short dry braking distances, low noise, low wear.
  • Negative - Average aquaplaning result.
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2019 Tyre Tests

  • 2nd: 2019 ADAC Summer Tyre Test - 185/65 R15 (185/65 R15)
  • 8th: 2019 Swedish Summer Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2018 Tyre Tests

  • 9th: 2018 Auto Bild 15 inch Summer Tyre Test (195/65 R15)
  • 10th: 2018 AutoBild Summer Tyre Overview (195/65 R15)
  • 16th: 2018 ADAC Summer Tyre Test - 205/55 R16 (205/55 R16)
  • 2017 Tyre Tests

  • 6th: 2017 ACE SUV Summer Tyre Test (215/60 R17)
  • 8th: 2017 ADAC 195/65 R15 Summer Tyre Test (195/65 R15)
  • 2016 Tyre Tests

  • 1st: 2016 ADAC Tyre Test - 185/65 R15 (185/65 R15)
  • 8th: 2016 AutoBild Summer Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 11th: 2016 Market Overview - Braking Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2015 Tyre Tests

  • 5th: 2015 European Tyre Test 185/60R14 (185/60 R14)
  • 5th: 2015 Auto Bild Top 18 Summer Tyre Test (185/60 R15)
  • 10th: 2015 European Tyre Test 205/55 R16 (205/55 R16)
  • 10th: 2015 Market Overview - Braking Test (185/60 R15)
  • 10th: 2015 Test World Summer Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2014 Tyre Tests

  • 7th: 2014 ADAC 195/65 R15 Summer Tyre Test (195/65 R15)
  • 8th: 2014 Auto Express Summer Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 9th: 2014 Test World Summer Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2013 Tyre Tests

  • 2nd: 2013 ACE Summer Touring Tyre Test (195/65 R15)
  • 4th: 2013 Auto Zeitung Summer Tyre Test (215/55 R16)
  • 5th: 2013 European Summer Touring Tyre Test (185/60 R15)
  • 6th: 2013 Test World Summer Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 9th: 2013 54 Tyre Braking Test (195/65 R15)
  • 2012 Tyre Tests

  • 2nd: 2012 Auto Express Summer Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
    185/70 R14 88H   E A 70 7.13kgs
    185/70 R14 88H         7.20kgs
    205/50 R15 86V   C A 70 7.29kgs
    205/55 R15 88V   C A 70 7.43kgs
    205/60 R15 91V   C A 70 7.97kgs
    185/65 R15 92V XL   B A 71 7.93kgs
    195/65 R15 91V   C A 70 7.82kgs
    215/65 R15 96H   C A 71 8.60kgs
    195/45 R16 84V XL   E A 71 7.13kgs
    195/55 R16 91V XL   C B 70 7.50kgs
    225/70 R16 103H   C A 70 11.80kgs

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    Size Price Range  
    195/65 R15 £48.00 - £60.90 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    205/55 R16 £98.99 - £102.30 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    Available in 13 tyre sizes - View all.

    Top 3 Vredestein Sportrac 5 Reviews

    Given 81% while driving a Ford Focus (205/55 R16 W) on mostly country roads for 12,000 spirited miles
    Got these to replace a set of worn out Michelin Primary HP tyres on the Ford Focus.
    Firstly you need to understand that a couple of years previously i'd had the standard suspension upgraded by swapping it out for Bilstien B12 Gas shocks with matching Eibach springs, due to rubbish A & B roads causing suspension damage, After which I had the whole set up laser aligned by the tuning company that fitted the suspension.

    Anyways , following this , the better handling from this swap led to a downside.The tyre noise transmitting through the body from the Michelin's on all road surfaces increased considerably.When it came time to change, i got a set of 4 x Sportrac 5's all round.Firstly the road noise reduced noticeably.It was still there, but not as bad.
    Handling: - At first I though I'd made a huge mistake. The handling seemed sloppy and the car seemed wayward.However I persevered and as the tyres scrubbed in over the next few thousand miles, the grip level has kept on increasing.

    12000 mile later and they are now gripping really well in both wet and dry conditions, almost like a premium sports tyre. The wear rate also seems very good.

    Knowing what i know now.I will definitely put them on again , when it becomes time to replace them, and put up with scrubbing the next set in as well.
    Helpful 95 - tyre reviewed on May 25, 2016
    Given 90% while driving a Volkswagen Passat B4 (205/50 R15) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
    On the open road, the tires are excellent, but not as good on the city asphalt. They wander well on the wet. For each recommendation.
    Helpful 29 - tyre reviewed on February 20, 2019
    Given 51% while driving a Kia Motors ceed (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 25,000 spirited miles
    Noisy, poor aquaplaning, poor wet grip, good dry grip and low wear. The tires were manufactured in 2012.
    Helpful 24 - tyre reviewed on June 10, 2018
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    Latest Vredestein Sportrac 5 Reviews

    Given 53% while driving a Ford Fiesta mk7 (195/45 R15) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
    BEWARE! Not great in my size! I tested many, this was the worst "sporty" tyre...these will ruin your car sportiness. I selled them and replaced with Toyo TR1 (front) and Laufenn s-fit eq+(rear). Both transforming the car literally.
    Helpful 2 - tyre reviewed on April 19, 2022
    Given 87% while driving a Citro├źn C2 VTS (195/45 R16) on a combination of roads for 25,000 spirited miles
    Impressive. I'm not an expert to go in details but I can say I had same good feedback replacing the Michelin Pilot Sport 3 by those Sportrac 5. Very responsive
    Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on September 28, 2021
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    Given 90% while driving a BMW 116i (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 22 average miles
    Sportrac 5 behaves really well at dry. Not being -extrictly speaking- a sport tyre, the behave and response are quite good for a usual driver. The wear is even slower than expected (35.000 kms done and aseems to remain at least 20.000 kms else). The main weakness is the wet weather. Under moderate rain, they still go well, but if there are puddles, the behaviour start to decrease. I also had the chance to drive on snow, and...surprise! they fitted well!! I would recommend them for normal and conservative drivers (non sport style), specially for dry and/or eventual rain. It worths the price-durability-sensations you got.
    Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on September 3, 2021
    Given 90% while driving a Nissan SUNNY (195/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 60,000 spirited miles
    Best tyres I have used until now.. Was planning to buy a new set but they dont have it in stock due to the pandemic.. Highly recommend..
    Helpful 2 - tyre reviewed on June 23, 2021
    Given 90% while driving a Nissan SUNNY (195/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 60,000 spirited miles
    Best tyres I have used until now.. Was planning to buy a new set but they dont have it in stock due to the pandemic.. Highly recommend..
    Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on May 26, 2021
    Given 90% while driving a Nissan SUNNY (195/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 60,000 spirited miles
    Best tyres I have used until now.. Was planning to buy a new set but they dont have it in stock due to the pandemic.. Highly recommend..
    Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on May 17, 2021
    Given 99% while driving a Honda Jazz (185/55 R16) on mostly country roads for 3,000 average miles
    Best tyres I have used. Good grip both dry and wet roads. Smooth running with almost no noise. Excellent response in turns and braking.
    Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on March 10, 2021
    Given 94% while driving a Ford Mondeo Mk3 1.8 (205/50 R17 V) on mostly country roads for 40,000 spirited miles
    A benchmark tyre for everyday drivers. Comfy, tons of grip, smooth ride.
    Helpful 11 - tyre reviewed on November 1, 2020
    Given 90% while driving a Nissan SUNNY (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 50,000 spirited miles
    Best tyres i have used... Very good grip both dry aannd wet roads... Smooth running with almost no noise.. Excellent response in turns and braking..
    Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on October 1, 2020
    Given 83% while driving a Mazda 3 2014 (205/60 R16 H) on mostly motorways for 3,000 average miles
    Great value tire. Feels really good, and better than the factory mounted Toyo R38.
    Helpful 2 - tyre reviewed on September 11, 2020
    Given 90% while driving a Nissan SUNNY (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 50,000 spirited miles
    Best tyres i have used... Very good grip both dry aannd wet roads... Smooth running with almost no noise.. Excellent response in turns and braking..
    Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on August 10, 2020
    Skoda (185/60 R15 H) on mostly country roads for 50,000 easy going miles
    Before these tires I wore barum bravurious, hankook xl, bringeston turanza. None of this was that good. The sportrac 5 effortlessly got me 50000mm safely. Very good in dry and wet. In the light snow he walks. It is economical and has a hard sole. I would go through it again. I did the kilometers in two years.
    Helpful 2 - tyre reviewed on July 15, 2020