Vredestein Sportrac 5

Dry Grip 89%
Wet Grip 86%
Road Feedback 83%
Handling 85%
Wear 86%
Comfort 84%
Buy again 84%

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 71 tyre reviews averaging 85% over 656,362 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

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.

2018 AutoBild Summer Tyre Overview - 10th of 47 tyres

2018 ADAC Summer Tyre Test - 205/55 R16 - 16th of 16 tyres

  • Positive - Lowest fuel use, very good in the dry
  • Negative - A little weak in the wet, ADAC high speed test failed, standard test ECE R-30 passed
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 £45.30 - £46.30 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/65 R15 £36.90 - £53.17 (14 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/50 R16 £67.50 - £79.81 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £47.80 - £65.89 (27 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 57 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Vredestein Sportrac 5 Review

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.
54 - tyre reviewed on May 25, 2016   

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Given 77% while driving a Hyundai i40 tourer (205/60 R16) on mostly town for 20,000 spirited miles
Tyres used on a taxi / minicab
Good wear, although the edges have worn first with heavy braking on roundabouts. But 20k miles on the front and 45k on the rear, in this use is very good.
Wet grip is decent and progressive loss of traction long before they give up. But you can get caught out on quick direction changes.
Dry grip is very good, in high temps they work very well. Cold temps not as well.
A decent amount of scrubbing in is required, probably 1000 miles or so.
Noise levels I have not noticed any difference from the hankooks they replaced.
Just about to order a set of 4 replacements
0 - tyre reviewed on November 27, 2018   
Given 90% while driving a SEAT Leon (205/55 R16 H) on mostly town for 45,000 miles
I am driving today for second time continuously the vred sportrac 5. I was very excited with my previous 4 tyres set from 2015. They have very stiff side walls cimparing with equal tyre brands and I change them because they are used for over 45000 kms. Their wear looks great and still now do not have at all cracks or holes or any disadvantage. Especially in greek roads which are simply mess they stand outstanding. I think they are much more durable than hankook 425 and yokohama c drive that I had previously. The worst and I wouldnt buy again is the han 425. Not suitable for greek roads. Sportrac 5 with close eyes. Im driving seat leon mk1 1.6 125hp
1 - tyre reviewed on November 5, 2018   
What's better in the snow, a 4x4 or winter tyres? Watch the video to find out!
Given 94% while driving a Toyota Auris (205/55 R16) on for 52,900 miles
In Toyota Auris 85000 Km. I would like to buy again
3 - tyre reviewed on October 1, 2018   
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.
10 - tyre reviewed on June 10, 2018   
Given 100% while driving a Audi 100 c4 2.0 E (195/65 R15 H) on mostly motorways for 23,000 spirited miles
Great tyres for their price, not surprised that the distributor recommended them over more expensive Dunlops and Bridgestone that he had in the warehouse (Keep in mind we are talking about 15'')...I like to drive fast up to 100 - 110 mph (when possible) and do like turning quite agressivelly. These tyres have never let me down, in fact the handling is still great even after 22k miles, still about 5mm of thread left thus most likelly I am going to change due to age (DOT 2016) rather than due to mileage. Aquaplaning resistance is excellent, there were some instances of really A LOT of water on the road (e.g. Serbian highway; south Italian roads etc.) yet there was no sense of losing control dispite high speed.
Had few scratches on the sidewall, totally superficial damage, say can say that sidewall inegrity is good.
I think I will try the pirelli's P1 next time, as I am curious to see how much better the handling may be from a Premium tyre when fitted new.
Only negative thing is a strange noise that one tyre makes, noticeable at low speed with windows open.
Nevertheless, the lower price,slow wearing and good handling perhaps renders the Vredesteins the best option in the 15'' segment. If of any importance, these 2 pairs of tyres were made in Netherlands.
4 - tyre reviewed on June 3, 2018   

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