Nokian WR D4

Dry Grip 84%
Wet Grip 86%
Road Feedback 82%
Handling 79%
Wear 70%
Comfort 86%
Buy again 79%

The Nokian WR D4 is a Premium Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Nokian WR D3

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Tyre review data from 30 tyre reviews averaging 81% over 127,616 miles driven.


Tyre Test Highlights

2016 AZ Winter Tyre Test - 205/55 R16 - 2nd of 14 tyres

  • Positive - Good handling on snow, short braking distances on wet surfaces, the shortest braking distance on dry roads (other than CrossClimate), predictable behavior on dry roads, low rolling resistance
  • Negative - Average wet handling

2016 AMS Winter SUV Tyre Test - 2nd of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Good results in the snow, high resistance to aquaplaning
  • Negative - Slightly slower steering response

2016 Auto Express Winter Tyre Test - 2nd of 8 tyres

  • Overall - Like the test winning Continental, the Nokian WR D4 excelled in almost every test. It had the strongest snow braking and traction results, finished third and fifth in wet braking and handling tests, won dry braking and was within 1% of the best in dry handling. The main weakness of the Nokian was the rolling resistance, where it finished last, a full 15% behind the best in test.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
205/60 R16 86H XL   B A 69  
225/45 R17 94H XL   C A 69  
225/40 R18 92V XL          
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Size Price Range  
185/60 R15 £52.90 - £55.00 (11 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/65 R15 £49.73 - £59.60 (17 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £66.20 - £81.00 (13 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £87.95 - £109.10 (15 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/50 R17 £101.71 - £106.00 (10 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 42 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Nokian WR D4 Review

Given 66% (breakdown) while driving a SEAT Leon (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 8,000 easy going miles
As for grip, fantastic tyres, I am however disappointed with the wear. I use winter tyres all year round and I have found these tyres are starting to break down around the edges of the tread. The sipes are delaminating and falling off in chunks around the edges of my front wheels.
They are fuel efficient and quiet, but the wear is terrible. Wouldn't buy them again Because of wear.
68 - tyre reviewed on August 6, 2016   

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Given 56% (breakdown) while driving a Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer (225/50 R17) on mostly country roads for 8,000 average miles
Although good in all cold/winter conditions I have only one issue. The edges of the tyres are delaminating very easily. As another reviewer said the edges come off in chunks, and this is exactly what is happening. Used for 18 months (ish).
7 - tyre reviewed on April 19, 2017   
Given 67% (breakdown) while driving a Volvo S80 D5 (225/50 R17 V) on mostly country roads for 12,000 easy going miles
As with previous generations of the WR these have been excellent for winter grip especially in rain but one major issue has really spoiled them overall. Now nearing the end of a second winter the edges of the tread on both front tyres are simply disintegrating and falling of in large chunks so clearly something is wrong with the design and they still have 6mm all over after only 12000m. Unlikely to buy these again and will either look at their Weatherproof offering next or even Michelin's Crossclimate.
0 - tyre reviewed on April 11, 2017   
Given 88% (breakdown) while driving a Kia Motors ceed (195/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
I love this tires, they are quite soft and comfortable, and especialy on snow or wet surface the traction is perfect
0 - tyre reviewed on April 10, 2017   
Given 89% (breakdown) while driving a Renault Modus 1.5Dci Authentique (185/60 R15) on a combination of roads for 25,000 average miles
Used them for about 40k km (25k miles). Still have 6mm thread on 2 tires, and 4mm on the other 2.
They are excellent tires in cold weather, and downright fantastic on snow and wet roads.
They are silent, and with good fuel efficiency.
Feedback isn't that great (although they do inspire confidence), and wear is just average.
Great tires overall!
0 - tyre reviewed on March 28, 2017   
Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a Renault Renault Sport Megane 225 (195/65 R15) on mostly town for 0 average miles
To be honest I was really impressed until breaking on icy road. It was somewhere at mid January this year, road was dry but while I was at the end of a secondary road there was a 10 maybe 12 meters long icy road. I almos crack myself because I try to give way for the cars on the main road ( it was night time) I hit the breaks but no ABS was entering and tires were struggling to get a grip. Luckily I was doing 25 maybe 30 kph found myself on the first lane perpendicularly to the opposite traffic. No car was coming and I make the day.
Should I buy them again ? Guess no. Interesting TWI though.
1 - tyre reviewed on March 24, 2017   

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