Vredestein Sportrac 5

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 88%
Road Feedback 84%
Handling 85%
Wear 86%
Comfort 85%
Buy again 85%

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

This tyre replaced the Vredestein Sportrac 3

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Tyre review data from 60 tyre reviews averaging 86% over 428,420 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

2016 ADAC Tyre Test - 185/65 R15 - 1st of 16 tyres

  • Positive - Very balanced summer tyre with top marks on wet roads, very good in the dry
  • Negative - None mentioned

2013 ACE Summer Touring Tyre Test - 2nd of 16 tyres

2012 Auto Express Summer Tyre Test - 2nd of 8 tyres

  • Overall - The Vredestein Sportrac 5 is another tyre which prioritises wet grip over fuel economy. Even stronger in the dry than the Goodyear, the Sportrac 5 puts in an excellent all round performance to place second
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
175/60 R14 79H   E B 70  
185/60 R14 82H   E B 70  
195/60 R14 86H   E B 70  
195/70 R14 91H   C B 70  
195/55 R15 85V   E B 70  
185/60 R15 84H   E B 70  
195/60 R15 88H   C B 70  
185/65 R15 88H   E B 70  
205/65 R15 94H   C B 70  
195/45 R16 84V XL   E B 71  
205/60 R16 92V   E B 70  
215/60 R16 99H XL   C B 71  
205/55 R17 95V XL   C B 71  
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Size Price Range  
195/50 R15 £39.34 - £57.18 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/65 R15 £40.12 - £56.41 (12 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/50 R16 £73.34 - £87.94 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £46.70 - £74.34 (16 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 57 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Vredestein Sportrac 5 Review

Given 81% (breakdown) 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.
31 - tyre reviewed on May 25, 2016   

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Given 70% (breakdown) while driving a Mitsubishi Galant (215/60 R16) on a combination of roads for 0 spirited miles
Bought 4 new tires for my Mitsubishi Galant and used them for 2017 summer (2000 km).
The ride is pretty quiet, it handle ok. When cornering I feel the car unstable like sliding said way, or like driving on a waved asphalt. However I have never skidded.
The traction on dry and wet is good but not excellent. I have been reading that after a while they get better, but didn't use them too much, so I don't know if that's real or not.
The grip is good on both dry and wet road, never had problems when braking hard.
Does not seems to wear out quickly.
0 - tyre reviewed on December 30, 2017   
Given 99% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Fabia 2 1.6 (205/50 R16) on mostly town for 10,000 average miles
High quality tyres. Will definitely buy them again.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 12, 2017   
Given 80% (breakdown) while driving a Renault Scenic (205/55 R16 H) on mostly country roads for 20,000 average miles
Comfortable and quiet tyres. Excellent wear and dry grip, good steering feeling, nice design. IMHO safe on wet roads but nothing to die for. On wet conditions, when they are pushed to the limit, they loose lateral grip gradually so there is no unpredictable behavior. Recommended!
0 - tyre reviewed on October 16, 2017   
Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a Subaru Forester 2.0 XT (215/60 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 6,000 spirited miles
Very nice tyres. I've being pushing them in curvy mountain roads a lot, they hold well, better in dry, a little worse, but still good in wet.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 28, 2017   

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