Nokian WR A3

Dry Grip 92%
Wet Grip 87%
Road Feedback 88%
Handling 82%
Wear 90%
Comfort 91%
Buy again 85%
Snow Grip 27%
Ice Grip 20%

The Nokian WR A3 is a Ultra High Performance Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre has been replaced by the Nokian WR A4

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Tyre review data from 74 tyre reviews averaging 74% over 510,743 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2014 AutoBild 235/35 R19 Winter Tyre Test - 5th of 6 tyres

  • Positive - Dry specialist, with sporty dynamic handing on wet and dry roads. Short dry braking distances
  • Negative - Limited winter qualities with understeer and long braking distances on snow
  • Overall - Satisfactory

2013 Winter Tyre Buying Guide - 3rd of 9 tyres

2012 Auto Bild SUV and 4x4 Winter Tyre Test - 5th of 7 tyres

  • Positive - Very good in the dry, short braking distance on dry roads, low price
  • Negative - Reduced lateral grip in snow, average wet braking
  • Overall - Good
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Top Nokian WR A3 Review

Given 95% while driving a Audi A6 3.0 TDI Quattro (235/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 27,000 average miles
I've driven these tyres for over 42000 km, with this being their second season. Tread depth is currently 5 mm from the original 8 mm so not bad at all, especially considering that they've seen a fair bit of summer and motorway driving.

They have been driven across Europe multiple times, and seen much of the Alps during the winter, including wet weather, deep snow, and ice (not recommended for regular ice driving! Use studded tyres for that). I didn't think they would perform so well on account of their relatively large width, but so far they have proven themselves to be remarkably reliable, although having a four wheel drive car also helps, no doubt.

Only thing to keep in mind, if driving on the Autobahn, is that they are limited to 200 km/h, but that's hardly a problem I would think.
39 - tyre reviewed on January 9, 2015   

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