Vredestein Sportrac 5

Dry Grip 91%
Wet Grip 90%
Road Feedback 84%
Progressiveness 84%
Wear 87%
Comfort 85%
Buy again 88%
Vredestein Sportrac 5

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 43 tyre reviews averaging 87% over 297,820 miles driven.

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 R16 £69.58 - £77.50 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/50 R15 £54.49 - £64.20 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/50 R16 £64.49 - £75.90 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £42.49 - £62.50 (18 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 57 tyre sizes - View all.

Vredestein Sportrac 5 Reviews

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.
2 | - tyre reviewed on May 25, 2016   
Given 91% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Fabia 1.2 (195/55 R15 H) on mostly country roads for 2,000 average miles
Many told me that Vredestein Sportrac 5 tyre is not worth looking at, but they were wrong.
Rubber is excellent on wet roads (60% of my mileage was on wet roads so far since rain if falling 3 weeks now), on dry road is OK.
Braking distance is exemplary, both in dry and wet. Since I do not have sport car, I cannot give feedback for track, but sure can say that this tyre has better performance on my car than Continental PremiumContact which I have previously for 3 years.
Wear seems very good.

Recommended for passenger car.
1 | - tyre reviewed on May 1, 2016   
Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a Renault Clio III Dynamique 1.2 Turbo (195/50 R16 V) on mostly country roads for 12,000 average miles
Excellent tyre.
0 | - tyre reviewed on February 13, 2016   
Given 96% (breakdown) while driving a SEAT Toledo (205/55 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 0 easy going miles
better than the bridgestone turanza which run formerly. impressive looks from side too
1 | - tyre reviewed on January 28, 2016   
Given 45% (breakdown) while driving a Mazda MX5 (205/50 R17 W) on mostly country roads for 1,500 spirited miles
Not a sports tyre. Poor grip on any surface. Esp work overtime on slow corners. Awfull on track.Very, very disapponting...
-2 | - tyre reviewed on October 21, 2015   
Given 97% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat Linea MJD (195/65 R16 V) on mostly town for 25,000 average miles
Have done 41K on these tyres in North India. Over 50% of the treed still remains, easily looks like will go 40 K more.... superb handling, braking and comfort. Except to occasional punctures no problems at all...great tyres...
1 | - tyre reviewed on August 13, 2015   
Given 60% (breakdown) while driving a Toyota MR2 mk3 Roadster (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 2,000 spirited miles
Very bad tyres for a sport car , sidewalls are so so so soft , tyres are pumping, grip is rather good but you lose all driving precision, very very poor sensations. I hate these tyres
1 | - tyre reviewed on July 19, 2015   
Given 91% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Felicia (185/60 R14 H) on mostly town for 0 spirited miles
Ultimate tyre, power/price. Very good tyre.
-1 | - tyre reviewed on July 18, 2015   
Given 89% (breakdown) while driving a Mitsubishi lancer (195/55 R16 V) on mostly town for 10,000 spirited miles
No comments left
0 | - tyre reviewed on June 26, 2015   
Given 65% (breakdown) while driving a Honda CIVIC 1.6 VTEC (165/65 R15) on mostly motorways for 10,000 spirited miles
The tire is very good except for 2 things
1. noisy compared to Bridgestone GR90, or Goodyear Excellence
2. Very Very low fuel economy. When changed to tires to Sportrac 5, I clearly noticed the car does not accelerate as normal, I thought that the tyre pressure is low.

0 | - tyre reviewed on June 24, 2015