Nexen Winguard Snow G3

The Nexen Winguard Snow G3 is a Premium Touring Winter tire designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tire replaced the Nexen Winguard Snow G WH2.

Tire Reviews

Dry Grip 88%
Wet Grip 90%
Road Feedback 85%
Handling 85%
Wear 78%
Comfort 92%
Buy again 100%
Snow Grip 96%
Ice Grip 88%

Tire review data from 6 tire reviews averaging 89% over 16,000 miles driven.

The Winguard Snow G3 is ranked 7th of 50 Winter Premium Touring tires.

Latest Tire Test Results

2021 Winter Tire Market Overview - 16th of 49 tires

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2021 Auto Bild Winter Tire Test - 19th of 22 tires

  • Positive - Short snow braking, good comfort, low price.
  • Negative - Understeer in all conditions, high wear, low aquaplaning resistance, high rolling resistance.
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2020 Auto Zeitung Winter Tire Test - 11th of 14 tires

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2021 Tire Tests

  • 16th: 2021 Winter Tire Market Overview (205/55 R16)
  • 19th: 2021 Auto Bild Winter Tire Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2020 Tire Tests

  • 11th: 2020 Auto Zeitung Winter Tire Test (205/55 R16)
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    Top 3 Nexen Winguard Snow G3 Reviews

    Given 82% while driving a Ford Mondeo mk3 2.0 petrol (205/55 R16 T) on mostly country roads for 3,000 spirited miles
    Excellent value. Good dry grip, very good wet grip. No snow experience yet.
    Helpful 13 - tire reviewed on December 27, 2020
    Given 100% while driving a Ford Fiesta (175/65 R14 T) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
    The NEXEN Winguard Snow G3 WH21 is a brilliant tire, far superior to my old vredestein snowtrac 5 tires, drove them on the snow for the first time yesterday and I can honestly say I was blown away by their performance. I have them fitter to a 2012 ford fiesta and have just covered over 1.5K in the cold wet roads and driving has been very responsive even with heavy water on the roads. At first I thought they were a bit soft and felt the car was a bit wishy-washy on the road compared to the vredestein's, I soon realised the tires were all under pressure thanks to the garage that fitted them. Blew them up to the car's recommended pressure and this changed things completely. So far so good and I know this is only my initial review but I must say I'm very impressed with them. This is my first time driving on nexen tires but my first impression is really good for a budget tire. Tires are "Made in Czech republic" Can't recommend them enough for someone on a budget.
    Helpful 7 - tire reviewed on January 10, 2021
    Given 86% while driving a Ford Fiesta mk7 (195/50 R15 H) on mostly country roads for 1,000 spirited miles
    Really impressed with these tires, these replaced my worn Apollo winter tires which have always been brilliant in winter time but I recon these are as good if not better, maybe it's because they are new and ample tread but only time will tell. Rubber is nice and flexible with ample sipes for that extra grip on the road. As someone else mentioned they feel a bit soft and at higher temperatures they do feel a bit floaty at times but I think all winter tires are the same in warmer conditions. Just make sure they are up to right pressure and you'll be fine. I would say the tread pattern is similar to the Conti Wintercontact TS860
    Helpful 7 - tire reviewed on January 12, 2021
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    Latest Nexen Winguard Snow G3 Reviews

    Given 88% while driving a Ford 05 Mondeo 185 (modded) diesel (205/55 R16 T) on mostly town for 4,000 spirited miles
    Update: we had some winter weather this month and the tires were very good on snow and ice as well as on wet and dry roads. I think it's a premium tire performance for 2/3 price. Very good value for money!
    Helpful 5 - tire reviewed on January 21, 2021
    Given 91% while driving a Mazda 2 2008 86hp (175/65 R14 H) on a combination of roads for 6,000 spirited miles
    Superb tires...cant fault them for the money...would certainly buy again. Snow performance is excellent...wet and dry roads are no issue...seem to handle anything I throw at them.
    Helpful 5 - tire reviewed on January 15, 2021
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    Given 89% while driving a Citro├źn c4picasso (215/55 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
    Was a bit dubious of having these fitted as never used nexen tires before but my local garage owner assured me they were a good tire for the money and I would be happy with them. Two month down the line and 1000mls later I have to say I'm really pleased with them. The car handles as it should plus we had a few days of snow here a couple of weeks back so they were put to the test and they didn't let me down. Our street is really steep and always a struggle to climb in the winter time, especially when there's snow. As I wanted to test these tires out I purposely tried some heavy breaking, a few hill stops and starts without any problem. The car just pulled away each time as if it was normal conditions. I can't comment on wear as only had them fitted a few months but I'm quite confident they will last me several seasons for the amount of miles I do each year.
    Helpful 7 - tire reviewed on January 13, 2021