Vredestein Wintrac 4 Extreme

Dry Grip 86%
Wet Grip 89%
Road Feedback 84%
Handling 79%
Wear 82%
Comfort 88%
Buy again 97%

The Vredestein Wintrac 4 Extreme is a High Performance Winter tyre designed to be fitted to SUV and 4x4

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Tyre review data from 43 tyre reviews averaging 87% over 434,283 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2011 Auto Bild 4x4 Winter Tyre Test - 7th of 8 tyres

  • Positive - Very low rolling resistance, short braking on snow, good aquaplaning.
  • Negative - Long stopping distances on wet roads, poor wet cornering, high noise.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
255/65 R16 109H   C E 71  
215/70 R16 100H   E E 71  
225/70 R16 103H   E E 71  
235/70 R16 106H   C E 71  
245/70 R16 107H   C E 71  
265/70 R16 112H   C E 71  
225/55 R17 97H   E E 71  
215/60 R17 96H   E E 71  
225/60 R17 103H XL   C E 71  
235/60 R17 102H   E E 71  
255/60 R17 106H   C E 71  
225/65 R17 102H   E E 71  
235/65 R17 108H XL   C E 71  
255/65 R17 110H   C E 71  
235/70 R17 111H XL   C E 71  
235/50 R18 97H   E E 71  
225/55 R18 98V   E E 71  
235/55 R18 100H   E E 71  
255/55 R18 109V XL   C E 71  
235/60 R18 107H XL   C E 71  
255/60 R18 112H XL   C E 71  
265/60 R18 114H XL   C E 71  
235/65 R18 110H XL   C E 71  
255/45 R19 104V XL   C E 71  
275/45 R19 108V XL   C E 71  
285/45 R19 111V XL   C E 71  
255/50 R19 107V XL   C E 71  
235/55 R19 105V XL   C E 71  
255/55 R19 111V XL   C E 71  
265/55 R19 109H   C E 71  
275/40 R20 106V XL   C E 71  
275/45 R20 110V XL   C E 71  
255/50 R20 109V XL   C E 71  

Questions and Answers for the Vredestein Wintrac 4 Extreme

2016-05-16 - 1. Are these tyres OK to Use all year round or will they wear excessively? - size 255/50 R20 on Range Rover TDV8 2011 2. Do I set the same tyre pressures as recommended by Land Rover for the Standard Summer tyres?

It is not recommended you run the Vredestein Wintrac 4 xtreme year round. While they wouldn't fail in the summer months, you will notice higher wear, and up to 20% longer dry braking distances than summer tyres. You would run the recommended Land Rover pressures for these tyres, however you might find a few extra PSI would give you more stability on such a heavy vehicle.


2016-10-13 - I have the opportunity to purchase 4 new 17" Audi wheels for my 2016 Audi Q3 Prestige Quattro. Would these be good tires for these and do I have to purchase new TPMS sensors for all of the wheels. I run 19" Contnentals for summer driving, but West Virginia winters are brutal.

In recent years Vredestein winter tyres have not performed well in tyre tests. We recommend looking at winter products from Continental, Michelin or Goodyear.


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Top Vredestein Wintrac 4 Extreme Review

Given 73% while driving a Volkswagen Touareg (275/40 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
First 4WD in a while and I decided to treat it to a set of winter tyres, general these go on in November and off again in late March/April, living in Norfolk we don't have a lot of snow but the last two winters certainly gave them a work out, winter 13/14 we've hardly seen any frost but it's hardly been above 10'c either.

Cold wet and greasy roads they are brilliant, inspiring confidence, in the snow and ice they are just staggering our neighbour with a disco 4 with all the gismos and 1/2 warn Pireli Scorpian Zero's had to accept to tow from me when the hill up to their farm firstly froze over and then had 10" of snow on it.... he now has Wintracs for the winter but we have really them yet this year :-((

One word of warning they are not that good in mud.... when new with 8mm they were very good but now down to about 4mm they filled with clay amd tuned in to roller skates !!

Overall, I will buy again and have also put on wife's car.
9 - tyre reviewed on March 3, 2014   

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Given 93% while driving a Land Rover Discovery 3 (255/55 R19 V) on a combination of roads for 45,000 average miles
Used all the time since December 2009. first set lasted 45000 miles+, next set lasted 68000 miles, 2 replaced after another 52000. Just about to put two more on - odometer now reads 256746.
As another said when less than 4mm - not good on clay based mud.
excellent in this 17/18 winter.
Launching heavy boat on Cornish granite beach - you could make a plaster cast from the tread pattern - sharp - no sign of any slippage.
0 - tyre reviewed on March 12, 2018   
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Given 87% while driving a Volvo XC90 D5 185 HP (235/65 R17 H) on a combination of roads for 20,000 easy going miles
Best tyre so far in our experience, much safer than the summer Continental Uhps on the car from new, which only lasted 17000 miles. These Vredesteins grip very well in winter conditions, have done more than 20,000 miles and still have more than 4mms tread on all tyres.We have had no problems with them, even using them in spring and autumn, but obviously avoiding spells of warm weather, when the tyres soften and consequently do not handle as well.
1 - tyre reviewed on January 28, 2017   
Given 93% while driving a Audi A8 (255/45 R19) on mostly motorways for 35,000 average miles
4mm tread and driven 22,000 miles compared to Dunlop's originally fitted to Audi A8 which were changed at 17,500 miles. I have used these tyres for 5 years on several cars covering around 35,000 miles pa. I cannot recommend enough and do not understand why winter tyres are not made compulsory in the UK.
0 - tyre reviewed on March 5, 2016   
Given 86% while driving a Land Rover Freelander 2 (235/60 R18 H) on a combination of roads for 33 easy going miles
Had these on two Freelander 2 vehicles.
Initially used November to end of April for rural UK and long distance trips to the European Alps.
While new....:-
Deep fresh snow performance was excellent. Fresh snow ontop of frozen sluch/ice combination was very good, vehicle feeling secure and stable in corners. Able to come to a halt on a 1 in 3 hill in these conditions without sliding.
Frosty mornings with ice and dusting of snow no problems.
Deeep unexpected water hit at 66 MPH did resut in aquaplaning on one occaision, but backing off by 10MPH resulted in no more drama.

One worn down to 4mm the snow performance tailed off significantly this last winter. This is the Austrian miminum tread depth allowed for winter use as a winter tryre. Quite sensible from my experience. I have however run them during the summer to finish them off. They have done 33,000 miles and still have about 3mm left so wear rate with careful driving is exemplary. Throughout their use they have been quiet on the road. All things being equal I would have replaced like with like, but 7 years on, new compounds and tyre research may have improvedthe performance of other makes. Oh and fuel consumption is the same as with the standard fit M&S from Land Rover.
0 - tyre reviewed on October 20, 2015   

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