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Nokian WR G3
 
Approximate retail price:
$245
Summary: Nokian's all weather tire has a severe winter tire symbol, effectively competing with dedicated winter tires. It also has a 55,000 mile tread wear warranty in a V speed rating
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About - Nokian WR G3

The Nokian WR G3 is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, performance winter tire models like the WR G3 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Snow traction:
Snow traction reflects the distance our test car needed to accelerate from 5 to 20 mph on moderately packed snow.

Ice braking:
We tested ice braking on a skating rink from 10 to 0 mph.

Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Features & Specs - Nokian WR G3
info Speed rating V
info Tread Studless
info Size tested 225/40R18
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User Reviews - Nokian WR G3
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Good but expensive
3/28/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
No Winter Change Over
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Not So Good Tread Life
Pricy
Best Uses
Comment:
I used this for three years all year round and forgot how the winter change over was like. No need to keep two sets of tires. It is expensive and does not perform as well as the conventional winter tires but is good enough. However, tread wear is not so great. After 40,000 Km, three summers and three winters later, half of the treads are gone. Do I regret buying this tire? Absolutely not.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
I'm sold!
2/24/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
On The Expensive Side
Best Uses
Comment:
I did a lot of research on winter tires before I made this purchase. I knew I'd need 2 more new Michelin Pilots come spring. But I live in the land of ice and snow and mountains in western New Hampshire. I knew I needed winter tires if I had any hopes of driving this winter. I'd done the Pilots in years past and they're not that great on the snow. That's not a slam, they're just not winter tires. That these Nokians are really all-weather was particularly interesting to me. <br /><br />There is a downside to the tire. I purchased a full set of P225/50R17 and it is a bit costly at over $800 installed. But when you consider that they function equally well as a summer tire and winter tire it lesses the financial blow considerably. They're quieter than my Pilots and as quiet as the Michelin Primacy tires on my husbands car. When you consider how aggressive the tread pattern is you'll understand why they grip so well under lots of different conditions. They're so nice, in fact, that I doubt I'll change them out for my Pilots come springtime! They're fantastic on dry, wet or snowy pavement. I have zero complaints!
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
First time buying nokian tires.
1/28/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I have had these tires for 4 months and they have held up their end of the bargain...they handle well in dry,wet,and snowy roads i haven't had any complaint with theses tires. these are the first set of Nokian tires i ever purchased..I was skeptical at first,this is only the 3rd set of tires i had on my Galant since i purchased my car in 05 the first set were yokahama oem tires. they did well overall for being the all season tire..when they wore out, I purchased my next set of tires which were yokahama avids h4s and let me tell you they were terrible as the tread wore down in the dry and wet roads they handled like a champ..but in the snow they were terrible..could't wait till they tread was gone..I live in PA..so i only had to deal with winter for a few months at a time. I finally got to looking for tires and I stopped in my local tire store and was asking questions about tires and they actually referred me to the Nokian wrg2 but at the time I was purchasing they came out with the wrg3 and I purchased these,granted I only had these tires for 4 months I purchased them in sept. of 2013 and I have some dry and wet road experience which they handled excellent.e have had alot of snow fall this year in PA so far I was feared they were not going to work..But when I when out on the road in the first snow which wasn't much they handled great was like driving on dry roads No slipping or anything of the sort..we had deeper snow 6-8 inches of snow later on being still a little feared i tried them i took them in a parking where it hasn't been plowed and No cars were to test these tires out theses tires went through the snow with no problem they handled great tread on the gas and the car went no getting stuck or sliding over the road...breaking and coming to a stop were great too,lets just I have complete confidence in these tires when I am out driving in dry,wet And even SNOWY roads...I even recommended these tires to my brother which has a 2009 murano and he had they same experience I have had these tires will always be put on my car. I forgot to mention...tire rides nice comfortable,handle great around turns in wet and dry roads no slipping or sliding. Noise level was much more quiet than what I have experienced in the last 2 sets of tires I have had.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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