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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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Vredestein Wintrac Pro is ranked #81 of 947 winter tyres based on the results of tests carried out by Automotorsport 2023, Autobild 2023, and other organizations. Vredestein Wintrac Pro belongs to the Premium segment and is made by a manufacturer from Holland. However, this particular model is made in Netherlands/Hungary. It is made in total of 118 sizes, 205/45 R17 being the smallest and 325/35 R22 the largest. This tyre was featured in tests 32 times, first test was carried in 2018. This model received the best possible rating in 11 tests. Noise is a strong quality of Vredestein Wintrac Pro - 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 8.6 mm in 245/45 R19. However, this can vary depending on the dimension (8.2 mm - 225/45 R17).

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

The Vredestein Wintrac Pro is a premium segment tyre that has been extensively tested by some of the most reputable tyre testing organizations in Europe. The tests range from winter to all-season driving and cover different tyre dimensions. The Vredestein Wintrac Pro has been subjected to these tests between 2018 and 2022, making it a well-tested tyre. After analyzing the results of the 23 tests, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro received an overall rating of 88%, which is a very good result for a premium segment tyre.

Among the tests, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro had its best result in the AutoMotorSport Winter tyre test 2022 245/45 R19, where it placed third out of eight tyres. The tyre was also the best in three disciplines: Wet braking, Wet handling, and Wet handling - objective. Conversely, in the Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro was placed 12th out of 19 tyres, which was its worst result.

The Vredestein Wintrac Pro also won some of the tests. For instance, in the Autoklub ČR Winter tyre test 2022 225/45 R17, it was the best out of eight tyres, while in the Automotorsport Winter tyre test 2019 215/55 R17, it was the third best out of 11 tyres. In total, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro was the best in six disciplines, including Wet circle cornering, Wet handling, and Dry braking, among others.

All tyre tests where Vredestein Wintrac Pro was featured:
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/40 R18
good
Ranked #7 of 11
The Vredestein Wintrac Pro finished fifth out of eleven competitors in the winter tire test. It was praised for its impressive snow traction and short braking distances on wet surfaces, along with its dynamically balanced handling on both wet and dry roads. However, it was noted for its modest lateral grip on compacted snow and increased rolling resistance. Despite these minor drawbacks, there were no specific disciplines where the tire was ranked either absolutely best or last, indicating a well-rounded performance across varied conditions.
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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
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 its recent evaluation, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro performed impressively, securing a commendable position among its competitors. It demonstrated excellent driving capabilities across a variety of weather conditions, including short braking distances on snow and stable handling on wet surfaces, all at a moderate price level. However, a slight tendency for understeering on ice and snow was observed. The tyre, suited for SUVs with a size specification of 225/60 R18, did not specifically rank as the absolute best or last in any of the tested disciplines, yet it offered a versatile performance that could be appreciated by drivers seeking reliability and safety during the winter months.
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R18
good
Ranked #8 of 20
The Vredestein Wintrac Pro emerged as a strong contender in a field of 20 competitors, impressing with its commendable performance on snow and ice, and securing good aquaplaning reserves. It further stood out for its balanced driving behavior on both wet and dry roads. Despite its strengths, the tyre was critiqued for its lower mileage compared to others, which was the only noteworthy downside reported. The reviewers noted no specific disciplines in which the tyre was the absolute best, nor any in which it finished last, suggesting a well-rounded performance across the board.
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
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
Source: www.tyrereviews.com
Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17
good
Ranked #12 of 19
In a competitive field of 19 entries, the Vredestein Wintrac Pro stood out by not only securing a commendable position but also receiving a notable final rating. This tire excelled particularly in dry-braking, marking its superiority in this discipline over all its rivals. Testers praised its secure handling across various weather conditions, highlighting its short braking distances on both snow and dry surfaces. However, it wasn't without its drawbacks. The Vredestein Wintrac Pro was criticized for its extended braking distances on wet surfaces, alongside moderate longevity and economy, detracting from its otherwise solid performance. Despite these issues, its strengths in key areas evidently contributed to its overall standing in the test.
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
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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