Nexen WinGuard Sport 2

Dry Grip 87%
Wet Grip 82%
Road Feedback 75%
Handling 84%
Wear 93%
Comfort 90%
Buy again 94%
Snow Grip 87%
Ice Grip 84%

The Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 is a Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Nexen Winguard Sport

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Tyre review data from 11 tyre reviews averaging 86% over 56,750 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2019 19 Inch Performance Winter Tyre Test - 9th of 12 tyres

  • Positive - Short snow braking, stable dry handling, good comfort, low price.
  • Negative - Average grip with understeer on snow, very long wet braking, high rolling resistance.

2019 Auto Bild Winter 17 inch Tyre Test - 11th of 21 tyres

  • Positive - A balanced winter tyre with stable driving characteristics in all conditions, short snow braking, low noise, low price
  • Negative - Long dry braking, high rolling resistance
  • Overall - Good

2019 Winter Tyre Test Market Overview - 15th of 47 tyres

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Top Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 Review

Audi A3 Sportback (225/45 R17 V) on mostly town for 250 average miles
I bought these tyres a week ago relying on Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test. Was looking for low cost tyre and decided to go with these. My summer tyres are Pirelli Cinturato P7 (not new version). After changing tyres my first impressions are definitely silence and comfort. Huge relief after Pirelli tyres. I drove 350 km on wet road last night (120-180 km/h ) and didnt have a problem at all. My only concern is understeering. Im not an expert but surely felt understeering a lot more on these tyres.
191 - tyre reviewed on November 26, 2017   

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Given 68% while driving a Ford Fiesta ST180 (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 0 spirited miles
Tires are a bit noisy and the handling got a bit vague. Good anti aquaplaning (160kmh+ in heavy rain) and an overall safe feeling
0 - tyre reviewed on November 11, 2019   
Given 80% while driving a Honda Accord Tourer Type S (225/45 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 6,000 average miles
Absolutely happy with tyres. Used as All Season Tyres. Completed 5000miles/8000km
Tyres been used average driving conditions, average weather all year. (From -12 to +31 Celsius, UK conditions)
Front tyres left ~7mm, rear tyres left ~8mm
Few times crossed paddle with no issue
Great tyres for affordable price
9 - tyre reviewed on July 10, 2019   
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Given 92% while driving a Toyota Auris (215/45 R17 V) on mostly motorways for 20,000 easy going miles
These are great tyres, I use them on a Auris Hybrid for about 20k miles and mostly motorways driving plus some country lanes and some A &B roads, they are absolutely brilliant in wet, very good in dry and snow and ice just grippy as on dry surface. Most important factor before my purchase was the noise level , and they exceeded my expectation, these tyres are quieter than many summer tyres, which is something unusual. Comfortable, safe, and reasonably priced i can highly recommend them. Fuel efficiency is also not much affected, they are typical euro winter tyres. 👍
5 - tyre reviewed on March 16, 2019   
Given 83% while driving a Mazda 3 Sport 2.2 Diesel 185 BHP (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
Cant say much. Basically i was looking for not too expensive tyre and that was it. On dry it is great. Wet grip is not that good but on snow and ice it is handling extremely well. I drove 2000 km by now. Wearing is not something i can comment on but i am surprised the tyres are still okay given the fact i was driving on something most people would correct me if i say it is a road :D. I would probably buy this again. Not too many tyres are better than this and for the price it is a bargain.
4 - tyre reviewed on March 12, 2019   
Given 75% while driving a Honda Civic 1.5T (235/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 2,000 spirited miles
To be fair it was ultimately price that took me to these tyres but they did have some decent reviews. They were fitted the day the snow arrived and the performance over the original fit Michelin primacy 3's was chalk and cheese but to be fair even the worst winter tyres generally work in proper snow. Where these nexen's really do surprise is colder temps and the greasy roads that the british weather excels in. Temps in the UK seem to bounce from around zero one day to ten degrees above the next day so obviously winter tyres tend to complain in higher temps, but again the nexen's manage to do this without the embarrassing howl of understeer that poor winters serve up. Wet braking is similarly good as well. I've used around seven types of winter tyre over the years,generally branded,and where these aren't as good as Michelin Alpin 4's/5's,there not a mile off. Factor in the price difference and once I see how they wear compared to the Alpin's(they were great) I would probably buy these again.
4 - tyre reviewed on February 9, 2019   

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