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Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6

Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6

/60% · winter · · : Lowcost

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Pros and cons

  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Exceptional handling on the wet
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The Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 tire has been reviewed with a mixed set of attributes that highlight its performance under various conditions. The tire excels on dry surfaces, receiving the highest marks for its aptitude in handling and stability on dry roads. This quality is consistent across tests, making it a reliable choice for driving in dry winter conditions. Additionally, its performance on wet roads is commendable, offering a balanced grip and secure aquaplaning behavior which suggests confidence in rainy or moist conditions.


However, the tire faces challenges when it comes to snow and ice performance. Across the reviews, there is a clear indication that the Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 struggles in these conditions, showcasing weaknesses that could affect its desirability for drivers in regions with heavy snowfall or icy roads. This limitation is significant as it impacts the tire's overall winter utility, despite its name suggesting a prowess in snowy conditions.


Another point of concern is the tire’s efficiency and durability. It's noted for having a high fuel consumption, which could imply a higher rolling resistance compared to other tires in its category. This could be a drawback for drivers who prioritize fuel economy. Furthermore, its wear performance is highlighted as a downside, with indications of a shorter lifespan due to higher wear rates. This could result in more frequent replacements, affecting the tire's overall cost-effectiveness.


Despite its balanced winter properties and a favorable price point mentioned in one review, the combination of slightly longer braking distances on wet and dry surfaces, a lower mileage capability, and the high rolling resistance might make potential buyers weigh their options carefully.


In summary, the Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 seems to strike a chord with drivers looking for a budget-friendly option that performs well on dry and wet roads. However, its deficiencies in snow and ice performance, coupled with concerns over fuel efficiency and durability, might limit its appeal among a broader audience seeking a more versatile winter tire.

Sizes

Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 is made in 32 sizes, starting from 175/65 R14 up to 245/45 R18.
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Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 is ranked #60 of 943 winter tyres based on the results of tests carried out by Autobild 2023, Autobild 2022, and other organizations. Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 belongs to the Lowcost segment and is made by a manufacturer from Taiwan. It is made in total of 32 sizes, 175/65 R14 being the smallest and 245/45 R18 the largest. This tyre was featured in tests 14 times, first test was carried in 2020. Noise is a strong quality of Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 - most dimensions have below average noise level values - 100% of them produce 0db noise, which result in "a" rating.

Timeline

2020

Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 was launched

2020

Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 was tested 5x (ADAC,...)

2021

Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 was tested 3x (ADAC,...)

2022

Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 was tested 5x (ADAC,...)

2023

Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 was tested 1x (Autobild)

Achievements

Best
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Autobild 2022
Adac 2021
Autobild 2020
Best
Exterior noise
Autobild 2022
Adac 2021
Autoklubcr 2020
Best
Comfort
Autoklubcr 2022
Automotorsport 2020
Autoklubcr 2020
Best
Aquaplaning - cross
Autobild 2020

Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 in tyre tests

The Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 is a lowcost segment tyre that has been tested by some of Europe's most esteemed organizations that test tyres. The tyre was first tested in 2020 and has been tested numerous times in various dimensions and winter periods since then. Overall, the Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 received an impressive rating of 82%, which is a remarkable achievement for a tyre in this segment.

The tyre's performance varied amongst the different tests, with its best result coming in the 2020 Autobild Winter tyre test for 225/55 R17 dimensions, where it was ranked 8th out of 10. In the same test, it also proved to be the best tyre in two areas - Aquaplaning - cross and longitudal. Its worst result came in the 2022 Autobild Winter tyre test for 215/55 R17 dimensions, where it was placed 11th out of 56.

Despite not winning any of the tests outright, the Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 managed to excel in various areas, including Dry driving behavior, Safety, Aquaplaning - longitudal, Exterior noise, and Comfort, amongst others.

In conclusion, the Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 should be an ideal choice for budget-conscious drivers who require a reliable, safe, and high performing winter tyre. Its performance in various tests backs up its claims of being a great lowcost option.

All tyre tests where Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 was featured:
Name Stopping distance on wet
Best values in test31,4
Maxxis Premitra Snow WP638,4
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17

Ranked #11 of 56
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,825,4
Maxxis Premitra Snow WP635,826,3
Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17
good
Ranked #15 of 19
The Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 concluded its evaluation amongst 19 competitors without a specified final ranking mentioned. The tire garnered attention for its balanced winter performance characteristics and reliable aquaplaning behavior, alongside an appealing price point. However, the assessment noted some concerns, including slightly extended braking distances on both wet and dry surfaces, below-average tire longevity, and a higher rolling resistance. Despite these mixed results, the Maxxis Premitra Snow WP6 did not specifically lead or lag in any individual test disciplines, suggesting a performance that strikes a middle ground across the various attributes tested.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+2+2+
Maxxis Premitra Snow WP622-23
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Points totalWetDrySnow
Best values in test103,6108,3100,2102,1
Maxxis Premitra Snow WP699,9101,597,2100,5
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Source: www.autoklub.cz
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+2+
Maxxis Premitra Snow WP62-2-2
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Source: www.autobild.de
ADAC Winter tyre test 2022 185/65 R15
satisfactory
Ranked #8 of 16
Name WetDrySnowIceRolling resistanceNoiseWear
Best values in test1,71,91,81,91,72,51,5
Maxxis Premitra Snow WP62,21,9 2,92,72,62,63,0
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ADAC Winter tyre test 2021 195/65 R15
satisfactory
Ranked #10 of 16
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWear
Best values in test1,61,91,92,02,62,0
Maxxis Premitra Snow WP62,32,22,62,42,6 3,0
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Source: www.adac.de
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,127,3
Maxxis Premitra Snow WP63829,1
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Source: www.autobild.de
ADAC Winter tyre test 2021 225/50 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #16 of 18
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWear
Best values in test1,61,91,52,12,71,5
Maxxis Premitra Snow WP62,32,13,42,83,43,0
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Source: www.adac.de
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test1,32,01,82,12,51,01,8
Maxxis Premitra Snow WP62,32,0 2,52,32,5 2,52,2
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Source: www.adac.de
Name Points totalWetDrySnow
Best values in test101,1103,4102,8100
Maxxis Premitra Snow WP696,9696,69995,3
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Source: www.autoklubcr.cz
Autobild Winter tyre test 2020 225/40 R18
satisfactory
Ranked #9 of 12
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test1-21-
Maxxis Premitra Snow WP62-2 2
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test9,58,79,9109
Maxxis Premitra Snow WP67,27,16,269
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2020 225/55 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #8 of 10
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+1
Maxxis Premitra Snow WP622-2-
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Source: www.autobild.de

Test ratings distribution

85% (9x)
GoodSatisfactory
2x7x

Ratings x Wheel size

R15R16R17R18R19
85% (2x)85% (1x)85% (4x)85% (1x)85% (1x)

Ratings x Width

185/xx Rxx195/xx Rxx205/xx Rxx215/xx Rxx225/xx Rxx245/xx Rxx
85% (1x)85% (1x)85% (1x)85% (1x)85% (4x)85% (1x)

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