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Nokian WR G3 tire

 
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)
 
3.0
prone to blowouts
3/28/2015
Pros
Noise
Ride comfort
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Easily Damaged By Pothold
Best Uses
Comment:
Got a set of these for my Prius in February 2015. They really do combine winter traction with year-round driveability. But I'm about to order my THIRD replacement tire--all sidewall failures after hitting potholes. That's more than I've lost to potholes in forty previous years of car ownership. After the second went, I started buying the road hazard warranty--so at least this one shouldn't cost me much.
How long have you owned it:
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Best every day tire made
3/18/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
4th set,also R2 on 2nd car, also neighbors. Word of mouth, noadvertising. Incredable safety on snow, slush, and ice. When you brake, you look back to see if somewone can't stop as fast as you do. Excelent summer performance tire, have run on the track, outstanding for a street tire.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
WG3 = Magic
3/12/2015
Pros
Noise
Ride comfort
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Replaced all-weather tires on my 2007 Mazda3 with the Nokian WRG3 all-season tires in the middle of a Northeast winter where we had a series of winter storms. I'm planning to pass the car to my son this summer, and wanted a great winter tire...but without the hassle of swapping out every season.<br /><br />All I can say is that these tires are fantastic. <br /><br />On the old set, there were days that I couldn't get to work when it snowed even a little bit. Pulling out of the driveway onto slightly inclined road was an exercise in patience.<br /><br />With the Nokian WRG3s, I've been able to drive in the snow without a problem. Even my driveway (about a 20 degree incline) with 4 inches on the ground was no problem. <br /><br />Now that the snow is gone, I'm equally impressed with the dry handling and low road noise. The WRG3 isn't quite as good on those fronts as the old all-season tires...but its a trade-off I'd make any day...especially for when I give the car to my 18 year old. I didn't think you could buy piece-of-mind...but Nokian makes me wonder if maybe you can.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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