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Nokian WR A4

Nokian WR A4

/47% · winter · · : Upper-middle

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  • Low rolling resistance/low fuel consumption
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Nokian WR A4 is made in 59 sizes, starting from 205/55 R16 up to 245/35 R21.
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Nokian WR A4 is ranked #47 of 943 winter tyres based on the results of tests carried out by Autobild 2020, Autobild 2020, and other organizations. Nokian WR A4 belongs to the Upper-middle segment and is made by a manufacturer from Finland. It is made in total of 59 sizes, 205/55 R16 being the smallest and 245/35 R21 the largest. This tyre was featured in tests 6 times, first test was carried in 2017. Eu ratings can provide interesting overview over the available dimensions - 94% of Nokian WR A4 has "B" wet grip rating and most (70%) of the dimensions has "C" fuel-saving rating. Noise levels of most dimensions are average - 53% of them produce 72db noise, which result in "b" overall rating. It can be compared to ContiWinterContact TS 850P, which is a tyre from Continental (Germany) and has a rating of 83%, compared to 47% of the Nokian in question. There was a braking test that featured both Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850P and Nokian WR A4 held by autobild in 2020. It was tested on a BMW 5 with 245/45 R18 tyres. On the wet, the Continental stopped from 80km/h earlier than the Nokian - 31,8m, whereas the Nokian took 34,6m to come to a full stop. We can see the same happening on the snow, where the Continental stopped earlier than the Nokian. the first stopped at the 25,2m mark, compared to 25,5m of the second.

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Nokian WR A4 was tested 1x (Autobild)


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Autobild 2017

Nokian WR A4 in tyre tests

The Nokian WR A4, a middle segment tyre, has been tested by some of Europe's most valued tyre-testing organizations over the years. The earliest known test was conducted in 2017, and the latest one was in 2020. Among the tests conducted, the Autobild Winter tyre test 2020 245/45 R18 - braking distance test gave the tyre its best result, placing it in the 11th position out of 50. However, in the Autobild Winter tyre test 2019 255/35 R19, the tyre scored the lowest and was not recommended. In terms of winning any of the tests, the Nokian WR A4 did not win any, but in the AutoMotorSport Winter tyre test 2017 225/45 R18, it was still recommended despite placing 7th out of 10. Additionally, the Nokian WR A4 scored the best rating in the GTÜ Winter tyre test 2017 235/55 R17, placing it in fifth place out of eight. Despite these results, the Nokian WR A4 only received an overall rating of 63%, which was subpar for a middle segment tyre.

All tyre tests where Nokian WR A4 was featured:
Autobild Winter tyre test 2020 245/45 R18
Ranked #17 of 20
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+1-2+1-
Nokian WR A42-22-2
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test30,324,3
Nokian WR A434,625,5
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild Winter tyre test 2019 255/35 R19
not recommended
Ranked #10 of 11
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test1-21-
Nokian WR A44+2- 2
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test1-2+2+
Nokian WR A43+22-
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AutoMotorSport Winter tyre test 2017 225/45 R18
still recommended
Ranked #7 of 10
Name WetDrySnowEnviromental impact
Best values in test9,69,29,910
Nokian WR A46,39,2 7,110
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Source: www.auto-motor-und-sport.de
GTÜ Winter tyre test 2017 235/55 R17
Ranked #5 of 8
Name Points totalWinterWetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test203696544188
Nokian WR A4187644544 18 8
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Source: www.gtue.de

Test ratings distribution

85% (3x)75% (1x)0% (1x)
SatisfactoryRecommendedStill recommendedNot recommended

Ratings x Wheel size

85% (1x)81.7% (3x)0% (1x)

Ratings x Width

225/xx Rxx235/xx Rxx245/xx Rxx255/xx Rxx
80% (2x)85% (1x)85% (1x)0% (1x)


  1. Is this tyre suitable for SUVs?

    Yes, this tyre is also made in SUV sizes.

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