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Vredestein Wintrac Pro

Vredestein Wintrac Pro

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Pros and cons

  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Exceptional traction on snow
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Competitors

The Vredestein Wintrac Pro has been consistently acknowledged for its commendable performance across various weather conditions, with a particular emphasis on its capabilities during winter. It demonstrates good traction and braking on snow, underlining its reliability in colder climates. Positive evaluations were also given for its snow handling and relatively low rolling resistance, suggesting efficiency in terms of fuel consumption and environmental impact.


However, reviews have also pointed out areas where the Wintrac Pro could see improvement. While its performance on snow-covered roads is praiseworthy, its handling and traction on ice are seen as less than optimal in some tests, indicating room for refinement. On dry tarmac, the tire exhibits some limitations in terms of driving comfort and precision, requiring occasional corrections from the driver due to an elastic feel in steering response. There's also a noted tendency for the vehicle to oversteer during dynamic maneuvers, pointing towards a need for improved boundary behavior. Despite these drawbacks, its dry braking distances are acknowledged as short, contributing to its safety profile.


When transitioning to wet conditions, the Wintrac Pro's performance is mixed. Its braking on wet surfaces and resilience against aquaplaning are highlighted as strengths, fostering a sense of security. Nonetheless, the tire's overall wet handling, especially on tightly curved tracks, has faced criticism due to delayed grip engagement and a propensity for the rear to become unstable. This variability in wet performance suggests that while the Wintrac Pro can be reliable, there's inconsistency in its handling under different wet scenarios.


Critiques have also been directed towards its comfort and noise levels, with some testers observing noticeable rolling noise in corners, potentially affecting the ride quality. It has, however, been cited for its low noise in some conditions, indicating that experiences may vary based on specific driving environments.


Regarding durability and economy, opinions diverge. Some sources commend the Wintrac Pro for its projected longevity and low wear rate, associated with low fuel consumption, while others remark on its apparently modest mileage performance and economic value. These conflicting views underscore the complexity of evaluating tire endurance and efficiency, which can be influenced by various external factors such as driving habits and road conditions.


In summary, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro emerges as a competent winter tire with proven capabilities on snow, an adequate safety margin in wet conditions, and commendable environmental efficiency. However, its performance spectrum does reveal weaknesses, notably in ice handling, comfort on dry roads, and certain aspects of wet driving dynamics. The tire's economic and durability metrics, while generally positive, suggest variability that prospective buyers might want to consider. Overall, the Wintrac Pro represents a solid option for drivers in moderately snowy regions, offering a blend of safety and performance that, despite certain drawbacks, underscores its standing in the winter tire segment.

Sizes

Vredestein Wintrac Pro is made in 118 sizes, starting from 205/45 R17 up to 325/35 R22.
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Timeline

2018

Vredestein Wintrac Pro was tested 1x (Sportscars) and won the Sportscars 245/45 R18 test.

2019

Vredestein Wintrac Pro was tested 4x (Automotorsport,...)

2020

Vredestein Wintrac Pro was tested 7x (Autobild,...)

2021

Vredestein Wintrac Pro was tested 4x (Autobild,...)

2022

Vredestein Wintrac Pro was tested 7x (Autobild,...)

2023

Vredestein Wintrac Pro was tested 9x (Sport Auto,...)

Achievements

Best
Dry braking
Adac 2023
Autobild 2022
Adac 2021
Automotorsport 2020
Best
Wet circle cornering
Sportauto 2023
Autobild 2022
Automotorsport 2020
Autobild 2019
Best
Wet braking
Adac 2023
Automotorsport 2022
Autobild 2022
Autobild 2021
Best
Wet handling
Automotorsport 2022
Autobild 2022
Autobild 2020
Autobild 2019
Best
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Adac 2023
Autobild 2021
Automotorsport 2020
Autobild 2019
Best
Aquaplaning - cross
Adac 2023
Autobild 2020
Best
Snow traction
Adac 2023
Automotorsport 2023
Best
Dry handling
Autobild 2020
Automotorsport 2019
Best
Exterior noise
Autobild 2020
Best
Interior noise
Autoexpress 2023
Best
Snow handling
Autobild 2019

Vredestein Wintrac Pro in tyre tests

All tyre tests where Vredestein Wintrac Pro was featured:
Sport Auto Winter tyre test 2023 225/40 R18
good
Ranked #5 of 9
In the Winter Tire Evaluation, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro secured a commendable position, finishing 5th among 9 competing tires. It earned a final rating of 'Good,' underscoring its balanced performance across various tests. The tire distinguished itself with high levels of wet grip and provided a safe, sporty, and easily controllable handling experience when driving on wet surfaces. However, it faced criticism for its reduced aquaplaning resistance in wet corners, indicating an area for improvement. The evaluators highlighted its reliability in both wet and snowy conditions but noted that the tire tends to aquaplane early in corners. Among its standout achievements were its exceptional performance in wet circle cornering and wet handling, where it outperformed its rivals, marking it as the best in these specific disciplines. These characteristics demonstrate the Vredestein Wintrac Pro's strengths in ensuring safety and performance, particularly in challenging wet conditions.
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/40 R18
good
Ranked #7 of 11
In its competitive set, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro positioned itself as the 7th among a group of 11, securing a final rating of 'Good'. The tire was particularly noted for its excellent snow traction and short braking distances on wet surfaces. Furthermore, its handling on both wet and dry roads was described as dynamically balanced. However, its performance was not without drawbacks. The Vredestein Wintrac Pro was criticized for its moderate sidewall support on compacted snow and an elevated rolling resistance, which might impact fuel efficiency.
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Vredestein Wintrac Pro
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Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test31,429,2
Vredestein Wintrac Pro36,430,6
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ADAC Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #5 of 16
Securing the 5th position out of 16 competitors, the VREDESTEIN WINTRAC PRO was given a final rating of 'Satisfactory' for its performance. This tire demonstrated commendable qualities on winter roads, including good braking on snow and ice, which contributed to its strong standing. Its projected mileage and wear resistance received praise for being good, as did its low fuel consumption, indicating an impressive environmental performance. However, it showed some disadvantages in dry road comfort and in handling at the limit, with a need for occasional steering corrections due to a rather elastic response. The tire also exhibited minor weaknesses on wet surfaces, and while it managed secure driving through courses, a better evaluation was hampered by a lack of precision and the ability to synergize longitudinal and lateral forces. Despite these few shortcomings, the VREDESTEIN WINTRAC PRO stood out in the test for its overall safe performance and environmental efficiency, making it a satisfactory choice for winter conditions.
Name Enviromental impactDriving safety
Best values in test1,82,0
Vredestein Wintrac Pro2,32,7
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/60 R18
good
Ranked #5 of 10
In a closely contested evaluation, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro secured a commendable 5th position among its peers. This performance is particularly notable given the highly competitive field. The tyre distinguished itself with its commendable driving performance under various weather conditions, excelling with short braking distances on snow and demonstrating stable lateral grip on wet surfaces, all while being positioned at a moderate price point. However, it wasn't without its flaws; the tyre showed a slight tendency towards understeer on ice and snow. Overall, it was awarded a final rating of 'Good,' affirming its balanced capabilities across different metrics without dominating or lagging significantly in any specific discipline.
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Autoexpress Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R17

Ranked #7 of 7
In the competitive arena, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro found itself in a challenging position, finishing 7th out of 7 contenders. This performance indicates that since its initial assessment in 2019, the tyre has begun to lag behind the latest offerings in terms of capability, particularly under winter conditions. The tyre encountered its toughest challenges on snow, where it managed to finish last in the two snow tests. However, it's worth noting that despite these positions, it only finished a few percentage points behind the overall winner and closely trailed the top performers, showcasing a commendable effort to compete. The Wintrac Pro demonstrated a significantly larger performance gap in wet and dry conditions. It was notably less capable in the wet, struggling with balance and a rear-end that tended to move excessively without throttle application. Its performance in handling tight sections was hindered by a delayed grip on the front tyres, necessitating a cautious approach to throttle to avoid losing traction. Conversely, its dry performance was closer to the leading competitors, offering a decent handling balance and a potential choice for those prioritizing reduced cabin noise. Among the disciplines evaluated, it notably excelled in minimizing interior noise, marking a distinct advantage in enhancing driving comfort by reducing auditory distractions, which could be an essential factor for certain consumers.
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Automotorsport Winter tyre test 2023 255/45 R20
good
Ranked #6 of 7
In a recent evaluation among winter tires, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro secured the 6th position out of 7 competitors, earning a final rating of "Good." Despite its standing, the tire showcased strengths that merit acknowledgement. It was commended for its excellent traction and decent braking capabilities on snow – a feature that distinguished it as the best in its class for snow traction. It also demonstrated consistently good performance on wet surfaces, maintaining a neutral and responsive driving experience. Its balanced dry dynamics further contributed to its positive assessment. However, the tire was not without its drawbacks, which included surprisingly lower cornering grip on snow relative to its longitudinal dynamics. It faced slight deficits in cornering aquaplaning resistance and comfort, notably due to noise while turning. These issues aside, if mastering the fundamentals is the goal, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro stands as a competent choice, particularly for those prioritizing essential winter driving capabilities.
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R18
good
Ranked #8 of 20
Securing the 8th position out of 20 competitors, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro impressed in several key areas according to the evaluation given. It received a final rating of 'Good', underscoring its strong performance. Testers particularly praised the tire for its convincing capabilities on snow and ice, along with good aquaplaning reserves. Additionally, it was noted for its balanced handling on both wet and dry roads. However, a downside highlighted was its relatively low mileage, indicating a possible trade-off between performance and longevity. Overall, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro stood out for its proficiency in challenging winter conditions, although it did not finish specifically last or best in any distinct discipline according to the data provided.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+11-
Vredestein Wintrac Pro2-2-2+3+
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Autozeitung Winter tyre test 2022 225/45 R17
highly recommended
Ranked #5 of 8
The Vredestein Wintrac Pro finished in a respectable 5th place among its 8 competitors. The tyre was described as having a somewhat sluggish response in wet conditions, requiring larger steering angles to navigate, yet it exhibited minimal load change reactions, ensuring stable rear control. On dry surfaces, it was noted for a slight delay in steering response and a tendency for the vehicle to push through turns across all four tyres, coupled with higher rolling resistance and noise levels. In snowy conditions, it delivered good traction but was criticized for slow steering response, early understeering, and limited lateral grip, with a nervously reacting rear end during load transitions. Despite these observations, the tyre earned a final rating of 'Highly recommended'.
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test147143147
Vredestein Wintrac Pro113121119
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Source: www.autozeitung.de
Tyre Reviews Winter tyre test 2022 225/45 R17

Ranked #6 of 9
Name
Vredestein Wintrac Pro
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17
good
Ranked #12 of 19
The Vredestein Wintrac Pro achieved a commendable 12th place out of 19 in its evaluation. This tire excelled particularly in the dry braking discipline, demonstrating strong performance and securing its spot as the top contender in that specific area. Testers lauded the tire for its secure handling across various weather conditions, alongside its short braking distances on both snow and dry surfaces. However, it was not without its drawbacks; the tire was criticized for its extended wet braking distances, along with moderate tread life and economy, reflecting areas for improvement. Despite these criticisms, the tire still earned a final rating of "Good," signifying a solid choice for drivers seeking reliability in winter conditions.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+2+2+
Vredestein Wintrac Pro2-22+ 3+
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+2+
Vredestein Wintrac Pro2+ 2-2
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17

Ranked #20 of 56
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,825,4
Vredestein Wintrac Pro36,926,3
AutoMotorSport Winter tyre test 2022 245/45 R19
very good
Ranked #3 of 8
Securing third place amongst eight competitors, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro earned a commendation for its 'Very good' performance in demanding winter conditions. This tyre distinguished itself with exceptional traction and braking on snow and balanced wet weather capabilities, ensuring a secure driving experience during lane changes. However, it was not without its flaws; notably, it exhibited surprisingly low lateral grip on snow and limited controllability at the limit in wet conditions. Additionally, it faced challenges with longer braking distances on dry asphalt and sensitivity to load changes, becoming quickly overwhelmed at the limit. A notable concern was the disturbing noise produced during cornering. Despite these drawbacks, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro shone in tests of wet braking, wet handling, and objective wet handling, marking it as a strong and reliable choice for varied winter weather conditions.
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test9,39,4101010
Vredestein Wintrac Pro9,3 7,08,089
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Name Points totalWetDrySnow
Best values in test103,6108,3100,2102,1
Vredestein Wintrac Pro100,4102,498100,4
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Source: www.autoklub.cz
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test1-2111
Vredestein Wintrac Pro2+2- 1- 2-2+
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autozeitung Winter tyre test 2021 235/55 R18
highly recommended
Ranked #4 of 10
Name Points totalWetDrySnow
Best values in test386143138118
Vredestein Wintrac Pro380142126112
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+1
Vredestein Wintrac Pro2+ 22+
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Source: www.autobild.de
ADAC Winter tyre test 2021 225/50 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #8 of 18
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWear
Best values in test1,61,91,52,12,71,5
Vredestein Wintrac Pro2,32,32,22,53,43,0
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Source: www.adac.de
ADAC Winter tyre test 2020 235/55 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #5 of 13
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test1,51,91,82,32,60,81,8
Vredestein Wintrac Pro2,32,22,82,43,22,02,1
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Source: www.adac.de
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test1-21-
Vredestein Wintrac Pro1- 2 2
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test30,324,3
Vredestein Wintrac Pro33,224,9
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test9,58,79,9109
Vredestein Wintrac Pro8,38,67,967
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Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+1-2+1-
Vredestein Wintrac Pro2222-
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Source: www.autobild.de
ACE Winter tyre test 2020 225/50 R17
recommended
Ranked #8 of 9
Name Points totalWetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test200674860189
Vredestein Wintrac Pro175584451134
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Source: images.ace.de
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+1
Vredestein Wintrac Pro2+ 22
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Points total
Best values in test8,9
Vredestein Wintrac Pro8,3
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Source: www.auto-motor-und-sport.de
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+11-
Vredestein Wintrac Pro2+ 222-
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test29,224
Vredestein Wintrac Pro30,825,2
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test1-21-
Vredestein Wintrac Pro2+2- 2+
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+1
Vredestein Wintrac Pro2+ 21-
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Source: reifenpresse.de

Test ratings distribution

100% (11x)85% (13x)
Highly recommendedExemplaryVery goodRecommendedGoodSatisfactory
2x6x3x1x8x4x

Ratings x Wheel size

R17R18R19R20
92.5% (10x)91% (10x)95% (3x)85% (1x)

Ratings x Width

215/xx Rxx225/xx Rxx235/xx Rxx245/xx Rxx255/xx Rxx
92.5% (2x)91.9% (13x)90% (3x)92.5% (4x)92.5% (2x)

FAQ

  1. Where is Vredestein Wintrac Pro made?

    Vredestein Wintrac Pro is made in Netherlands/Hungary.

  2. Is this tyre suitable for SUVs?

    Yes, this tyre is also made in SUV sizes.

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