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Uniroyal WinterExpert

Uniroyal WinterExpert

/73% · winter · · : Upper-middle

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The UNIROYAL WinterExpert tire has been subjected to various tests across different organizations, testing a range of tire dimensions. A common thread through the assessments indicates that this tire excels in winter conditions, particularly on snowy and icy surfaces. It is praised for its low fuel consumption or low rolling resistance, which contributes positively to its environmental impact. Additionally, some tests highlight its reasonable qualities on a winter road surface and satisfactory handling in wintry conditions, alongside a favorable price-performance ratio.


However, the UNIROYAL WinterExpert appears to struggle with handling and stability on both wet and dry roads across multiple tire dimensions and testing organizations. Criticisms include weak performance on wet and dry pavements, with reports of prolonged braking distances and understeering in these conditions. Specifically, the tire is noted for its delayed steering response and being prone to oversteering during dynamic evasion maneuvers or lane changes, making it less reliable in maintaining a continuous radius during turns.


On dry roads, the braking distances are longer than average, marking a significant drawback of the tire. This is coupled with a tendency to underperform in handling under dry conditions, requiring frequent corrections by the driver. Despite these criticisms, the tire does display some level of competence on dry asphalt with respectable cornering stability mentioned in one test.


In terms of environmental impact, the UNIROYAL WinterExpert is acknowledged for its low weight and good fuel consumption ratings, although its overall environmental score is brought down by average assessments of its projected lifespan and wear rate.


In conclusion, while the UNIROYAL WinterExpert demonstrates commendable performance on snow and ice, making it a reasonable choice for winter conditions, its performance on wet and dry roads poses significant concerns. This combination of strengths and weaknesses presents a nuanced picture for potential buyers, who may prioritize winter safety over wet and dry handling capabilities.

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Uniroyal WinterExpert is made in 90 sizes, starting from 165/70 R13 up to 275/45 R20.
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Uniroyal WinterExpert is ranked #73 of 943 winter tyres based on the results of tests carried out by Autobild 2023, Autobild 2023, and other organizations. However, this particular model is made in Germany. It is made in total of 90 sizes, 165/70 R13 being the smallest and 275/45 R20 the largest. Uniroyal is a brand from USA and belongs to the Michelin group. This tyre was featured in tests 7 times, first test was carried in 2022. Uniroyal WinterExpert replaced an older model - Uniroyal MS plus 77. Noise is a strong quality of Uniroyal WinterExpert - most dimensions have below average noise level values - 100% of them produce 0db noise, which result in "a" rating. This tyre has a initial tread depth of 8.8 mm in 245/45 R19. It can be compared to BluEarth winter V905, which is a tyre from Yokohama (Japan) and has a rating of 52%, compared to 73% of the Uniroyal in question.

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Timeline

2021

Uniroyal WinterExpert was launched and replaced Uniroyal MS plus 77.

2022

Uniroyal WinterExpert was tested 4x (Autobild,...)

2023

Uniroyal WinterExpert was tested 3x (ADAC,...)

Achievements

Best
Snow traction
Adac 2023
Adac 2022
Autobild 2022
Best
Aquaplaning - cross
Adac 2023
Adac 2022
Best
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Adac 2023
Best
Dry braking
Adac 2023
Best
Exterior noise
Adac 2023
Best
Wet braking
Adac 2023
Best
Snow handling
Autobild 2022

Uniroyal WinterExpert in tyre tests

The Uniroyal WinterExpert, a middle segment winter tyre, has been tested by some of Europe's most esteemed tyre testing organizations in 2022. The tests were conducted on various tyre dimensions and under winter conditions. The Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17 saw the Uniroyal WinterExpert ranking at 17th place out of 56 tyres, with lower position indicating better performance. However, the tyre excelled in rolling resistance, snow handling and snow traction. In the AutoMotorSport Winter tyre test 2022 245/45 R19, the Uniroyal WinterExpert was placed in 7th place out of 8 tyres, making it the worst result for the tyre. In the same test, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro was awarded as the best tyre. The Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17 also saw the Uniroyal WinterExpert being ranked at 19th place out of 19 tyres, with the Cooper Discoverer Winter emerging as the best tyre. Similar to the previous Autobild test, the Uniroyal WinterExpert had the best performance in rolling resistance, snow handling and snow traction. The ADAC Winter tyre test 2022 215/60 R16 saw the Uniroyal WinterExpert positioned at 14th place out of 17 tyres. Despite receiving an overall satisfactory rating, the Uniroyal WinterExpert performed best in aquaplaning - cross, ice braking, snow braking and snow traction. Based on all these tests, the Uniroyal WinterExpert received a low overall rating of 65%, which is not a good result for a middle segment tyre.

All tyre tests where Uniroyal WinterExpert was featured:
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test31,429,2
Uniroyal WinterExpert35,030,7
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R18
satisfactory
Ranked #12 of 20
The Uniroyal WinterExpert secured its position in a competitive field of 20 tires, showcasing its capabilities in a demanding test environment. This tire distinguished itself with an impressive balanced performance on both snow-covered and wet roads, delivering a commendable value for money that would likely appeal to conscious consumers looking for reliability without breaking the bank. However, it wasn't without its drawbacks, as it exhibited longer braking distances on dry pavement. This mixed performance underscores the tire’s strengths in offering secure handling under typical winter conditions while pointing to areas where drivers might exercise caution, particularly on clear, dry roads.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+11-
Uniroyal WinterExpert23+22+
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ADAC Winter tyre test 2023 205/60 R16
satisfactory
Ranked #14 of 16
Name Enviromental impactDriving safety
Best values in test22.1
Uniroyal WinterExpert2.93.3
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17

Ranked #17 of 56
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,825,4
Uniroyal WinterExpert36,926,1
Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #19 of 19
The Uniroyal WinterExpert tire secured a commendable position, finishing out of 19 competitors in a significant evaluation. Despite its remarkable performance in certain areas, it ultimately did not receive a final rating. The tire was lauded for its convincing winter qualities and low rolling resistance. These attributes stood out, making it particularly impressive in disciplines such as rolling resistance, snow handling, and snow traction where it ranked highest among its peers. However, the tire also exhibited some drawbacks that could not be overlooked. Testers pointed out its delayed steering response and a pronounced tendency to understeer in both wet and dry conditions. Additionally, it was noted for having elongated braking distances on both wet and dry surfaces. Despite these issues, its strengths in specific winter conditions and efficiency highlight its solid performance in targeted aspects.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+2+2+
Uniroyal WinterExpert3+31-2-
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Source: www.autobild.de
ADAC Winter tyre test 2022 215/60 R16
satisfactory
Ranked #14 of 17
Name WetDrySnowIceRolling resistanceNoiseWear
Best values in test2,01,81,41,81,52,71,5
Uniroyal WinterExpert2,83,31,71,8 1,5 2,92,5
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Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test9,39,4101010
Uniroyal WinterExpert5,76,97,188
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Source: reifenpresse.de

Test ratings distribution

85% (4x)65% (1x)
SatisfactorySufficient
4x1x

Ratings x Wheel size

R16R17R18R19
85% (2x)85% (1x)85% (1x)65% (1x)

Ratings x Width

205/xx Rxx215/xx Rxx225/xx Rxx245/xx Rxx
85% (1x)85% (2x)85% (1x)65% (1x)

FAQ

  1. Where is Uniroyal WinterExpert made?

    Uniroyal WinterExpert is made in Germany.

  2. Is this tyre suitable for SUVs?

    Yes, this tyre is also made in SUV sizes.

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