Vredestein Wintrac

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

Tyre review data from 3 tyre reviews averaging 86% over 14,000 miles driven, and 7 tests with an average result of 6th.

Dry Grip 87%
Wet Grip 93%
Road Feedback 90%
Handling 63%
Wear 80%
Comfort 87%
Buy again 93%
Snow Grip 95%
Ice Grip 90%

First On MarketJanuary 2020
Wheel Size15 - 16"
Width165 - 225mm
Profile45 - 70
Rolling ResistanceB - D
Wet GripB - B
Noise (dB)69 - 71
Winter Rating3PMSF Rated

The Wintrac is ranked 15th of 66 Winter Premium Touring tyres.

Tests Included

7

Best Result

3rd

Worst Result

13th

Average Result

6th

Latest Tyre Test Results

2023 ADAC 16 Inch Tyre Test
13th of 16 tyres
  • The VREDESTEIN WINTRAC provides inadequate steering feedback and precision on dry roads, requiring frequent corrections. The vehicle tends to oversteer during dynamic maneuvers, earning the tyre a barely satisfactory rating in limit behavior. Its braking distance is average and rated as good. On wet roads, it performs well in braking and longitudinal aquaplaning but falls short in lateral aquaplaning and handling. While the tyre offers sufficient safety reserves, it lacks precision due to inadequate integration of longitudinal and lateral forces. On winter roads, it earns a good rating for its decent braking distances and good handling, although its traction performance is only satisfactory. It secures the second-best result in the test for ice braking. Environmentally, the tyre performs well, with good projected lifespan and wear. It also scores well in fuel efficiency and weight.
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2022 ADAC SUV Winter Tyre Test - 215/60 R16
7th of 17 tyres
  • Very good on ice (top mark), low fuel consumption.
  • Comparatively high wear, weaknesses on dry roads (devaluation.)
  • The Vredestein Wintrac shows weaknesses when it comes to drivability in the dry. It also wears out comparatively quickly. Even if its wet and snow properties are impressive, it does not get more than a satisfactory overall rating and is therefore one of the "recommended" tires.
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2022 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 185/65 R15
5th of 15 tyres
  • Good on dry and wet roads, good on ice.
  • Weaknesses on Snow (Devaluation.)
  • The VREDESTEIN Wintrac convinces in the dry as well as in the wet and in wear. However, it shows slight weaknesses on snow, which ultimately led to the devaluation of the overall grade and the rating "recommended".
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2023 Tyre Tests

2022 Tyre Tests

2021 Tyre Tests

SizeFuelWetNoise
15 inch
185/65 R 15 88 HCB69
195/65 R 15 91 HCB71
195/65 R 15 91 HCB71
195/65 R 15 95 T XLCB70
195/65 R 15 91 TCB70
195/65 R 15 91 HCB70
195/55 R 15 85 HDB70
185/65 R 15 88 TCB69
185/65 R 15 92 T XLCB69
16 inch
215/60 R 16 99 H XLCB70
215/70 R 16 100 HCB70
205/60 R 16 96 H XLCB70
205/60 R 16 92 HCB70
205/55 R 16 94 V XLCB70
205/55 R 16 94 H XLCB70
205/55 R 16 91 HCB70
205/55 R 16 91 TCB70
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Top 3 Vredestein Wintrac Reviews

Given 90% while driving a SEAT Cupra 300 (235/35 R19) on mostly country roads for 4,000 average miles
Been very pleased with these tyres. Give a lot of confidence in winter conditions. Very good on icy ungritted roads . Excellent on motorways in the wet .For the price , can’t recommend them enough
Helpful 27 - tyre reviewed on February 4, 2022
Given 88% while driving a Kia Motors Sportage (215/70 R16) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
I couldn't find much information on these tyres online and I have bought it because for my winter tyre rims. I had a very limited choice in 215/70 r16 size. Money-wise these were quite close to the premium options like Bridgestone Blizzak but they had better speed index (H which my car manufacturer recommends as opposed to T on Blizzaks and other tyres), were more quiet and had better fuel consumption. I've read a handful of reviews before, mostly positive. I had some winter Hankooks before which I have bought with the car but these were almost 8 years old even though they were driven maybe 3000km altogether. The Hankooks were behaving like a jelly on a highway, I was not impressed. There was this feeling that rear tyres responded very slowly while changing lanes, maybe that's why it has a T speed index. Suitable maybe for the city but they don't procuce them anymore. Vredesteins felt actually better than summer Hankooks k415 (225/60 r17) the previous owner left me (please bear in mind these were old tyres as well and I'll be replacing them this season). I've used it on snow, in the wet and also on snow/ice mixture on a track and they actually kept up with the premium offerings on higher diameter rims. Absolutely no complaints for now. If you move your rim size to 17 inches you've got much more choice with similar parameters so maybe then it would be a question of price/performance ratio.
Helpful 22 - tyre reviewed on April 3, 2022
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