Nokian WR A3

Dry Grip 93%
Wet Grip 88%
Road Feedback 90%
Handling 83%
Wear 92%
Comfort 92%
Buy again 88%

The Nokian WR A3 is a Ultra High Performance Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre has been replaced by the Nokian WR A4

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Tyre review data from 71 tyre reviews averaging 89% over 472,743 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2014 AutoBild 235/35 R19 Winter Tyre Test - 5th of 6 tyres

  • Positive - Dry specialist, with sporty dynamic handing on wet and dry roads. Short dry braking distances
  • Negative - Limited winter qualities with understeer and long braking distances on snow
  • Overall - Satisfactory

2013 Winter Tyre Buying Guide - 3rd of 9 tyres

2012 Sport Auto Winter Sports Tyre Test - 4th of 8 tyres

  • Positive - High grip and short braking distances on snow, good handling on dry surfaces
  • Negative - Relatively weak resistance to aquaplaning, relatively long braking distance on wet roads
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
195/45 R16 84V XL   C C    
205/55 R16 91H   C C 72  
205/55 R16 94H   C C 72  
215/55 R16 97V XL   C C 72  
225/55 R16 99V   C C 72  
215/45 R17 91V   C C 72  
225/45 R17 94H   C C 72  
235/45 R17 97V XL   C C 72  
235/45 R17 97H          
245/45 R17 99V XL          
225/50 R17 98V   C C 72  
215/55 R17 98V          
225/55 R17 97H   F C 71  
225/55 R17 101V XL          
235/55 R17 103V XL   C C 72  
225/40 R18 92V   C C 72  
235/40 R18 95V XL          
245/40 R18 97V   C C 72  
225/45 R18 95V WINTER        
235/45 R18 98V   C C 72  
245/45 R18 100V XL   F C 72  
245/45 R18 100V          
235/50 R18 101V XL          
245/40 R19 98V XL   C C 72  
255/35 R20 97W XL          
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Top Nokian WR A3 Review

Given 95% while driving a Audi A6 3.0 TDI Quattro (235/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 27,000 average miles
I've driven these tyres for over 42000 km, with this being their second season. Tread depth is currently 5 mm from the original 8 mm so not bad at all, especially considering that they've seen a fair bit of summer and motorway driving.

They have been driven across Europe multiple times, and seen much of the Alps during the winter, including wet weather, deep snow, and ice (not recommended for regular ice driving! Use studded tyres for that). I didn't think they would perform so well on account of their relatively large width, but so far they have proven themselves to be remarkably reliable, although having a four wheel drive car also helps, no doubt.

Only thing to keep in mind, if driving on the Autobahn, is that they are limited to 200 km/h, but that's hardly a problem I would think.
35 - tyre reviewed on January 9, 2015   

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