Nokian WeatherProof

The Nokian WeatherProof is a Premium Touring All Season tire designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tire replaced the Nokian All Weather Plus and this tire has been replaced by the Nokian SeasonProof.

Dry Grip 80%
Wet Grip 84%
Road Feedback 79%
Handling 79%
Wear 74%
Comfort 87%
Buy again 76%
Snow Grip 67%
Ice Grip 64%

Tire review data from 31 tire reviews averaging 77% over 258,641 miles driven.

The WeatherProof is ranked 26th of 57 All Season Premium Touring tires.


Latest Tire Test Results

2020 All Season Tire Market Overview - 32 Tire Braking Test - 22nd of 33 tires

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2020 ADAC SUV All Season Tire Test - 3rd of 9 tires

  • Positive - Satisfactory on snow.
  • Negative - Weak on dry roads, relatively loud.
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2019 Auto Express All Season Tire Test - 4th of 11 tires

  • Positive - Very strong in the snow, good aquaplaning results, low rolling resistance.
  • Negative - A little weak in the dry, high noise.
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2020 Tire Tests

  • 3rd: 2020 ADAC SUV All Season Tire Test (235/55 R17)
  • 22nd: 2020 All Season Tire Market Overview - 32 Tire Braking Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2019 Tire Tests

  • 3rd: Summer, All Season, All Weather, Winter, Nordic Winter and Studded Tires Tested (205/55 R16)
  • 3rd: 2019 ACE GTU All Season Tire Test (205/60 R16)
  • 4th: 2019 Auto Express All Season Tire Test (205/55 R16)
  • 13th: 2019 All Season Tire Performance Overview (225/45 R17)
  • 2018 Tire Tests

  • 3rd: 2018 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test (195/65 R15)
  • 4th: 2018 ADAC All Season Tire Test (175/65 R14)
  • 4th: 7 of the best all season tires (205/55 R16)
  • 4th: 2018 Auto Express All Season Tire Test (225/45 R17)
  • 5th: 2018 ACE All Season and Winter Tire Test (185/65 R15)
  • 6th: 2018 AMS All Season Tire Test (225/45 R16)
  • 9th: 2018 27 All Season Tire Shootout (195/65 R15)
  • 2017 Tire Tests

  • 3rd: 2017 Auto Bild All Season Tire Test (225/50 R17)
  • 3rd: 2017 Auto Express All Season Tire Test (205/55 R16)
  • 4th: 2017 All Season VS Winter Tire Test (205/55 R16)
  • 6th: New VS 4mm VS 2mm All Season Tire Performance (185/65 R15)
  • 2016 Tire Tests

  • 1st: 2016 ACE All Season Tire Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2nd: 2016 Auto Express All Season Tire Test (225/45 R17)
  • 3rd: 2016 ADAC All Season Tire Test (205/55 R16)
  • 3rd: 2016 AMS SUV All Season Tire Test (215/60 R17)
  • 4th: 2016 GF All Season Tire Test (205/55 R16)
  • 6th: 2016 AutoBild All Season Tire Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2015 Tire Tests

  • 1st: 2015 Auto Express All Season Tire Test (205/55 R16)
  • 1st: 2015 AZ All Season Tire Test (185/65 R15)
  • 2nd: 2015 French All Season Tire Test (205/55 R16)
  • 6th: 2015 AutoBild All Season Tire Test (195/65 R 15)
  • Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
    185/65 R14 86T   C B 68  
    175/70 R14 84T   C B 68  
    185/55 R15 82H   C B 68  
    175/65 R15 84T   C B 68  
    195/70 R15 104R   C E 73  
    205/60 R16 92H   C B 69  
    215/65 R16 109T   C E 73  
    205/75 R16 113R   C C 73  
    225/45 R17 94V   C A 69  
    225/50 R17 98V   C A 69  
    215/55 R17 98V   C B 69  
    225/55 R17 97V   C A 69  
    225/40 R18 92V   C A 69  
    225/45 R18 95V   C A 69  
    235/45 R18 98V   C B 70  
    245/45 R18 100V   C B 72  
    245/40 R19 98V   C B 72  

    Questions and Answers for the Nokian WeatherProof

    2016-05-05 - Is there a good 195/50 R16 84V ALL WEATHER TYRE for a Toyota Yaris ? I think I've checked all the reviews and can't find one listed. Thanks

    The Kleber Quadraxer is the best reviewed all season tire we have listed in 195/50 R16

    2016-08-09 - Wanting to replace with all season on VXL Meriva without the premium price tag 185-65 R15. Would this tire be recommended?

    Yes, the Nokian WeatherProof is an excellent all season tire and should be better priced than The Michelin and Goodyear options, however we currently have it listed just £2 cheaper than the Michelin CrossClimate in 185/65 R15

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    Top 3 Nokian WeatherProof Reviews

    Given 78% while driving a Volkswagen 1.8 20vT Sport (215/50 R16) on mostly country roads for 5,000 spirited miles
    So far run 5000k miles and found them to be as good as Wintracs for winter conditions with excellent cold dry grip, cold wet grip and frosty conditions, and hard packed snow. More recently with warmer dry roads I've found their limit rather more easily than I'd expected, considering these are touted as 'all season' tires. They are quiet compared to the summer tires I changed from but that's no surprise considering those are Bridgestone Potenzas with a 40% profile. Straight line stability at high speed is not as good as I would expect from a good 'all season' tire - not as good as the Vredestein Quatrac, for example.
    Helpful 168 - tire reviewed on April 3, 2016
    Given 82% while driving a Suzuki SX4 Scross 1.4T Boosterjet (215/55 R17) on mostly country roads for 27 easy going miles
    I fitted these tires as replacements for my original stock summer tires. Those tires needed replacing after 25K miles, whereas these have already done 27K with 4ml of tread left. My driving covers 90% A and B roads with 10% motorway, so as far as wear is concerned I'm pleased. My driving style is reasonable. I like a quick sprint occasionally, but for the most part it's relaxed. I'm not a late braker either, so a more aggressive driving style would obviously impact tire wear. As for reliability, there's no sign of damage or uneven wear. I've never had a puncture, and a while ago I hit a very deep pothole that was filled with water doing approximately 40mph, and I fully expected the tire to puncture, but it didn't. So resistance to impact seems good. There's very little road noise either. I don't take corners anywhere close to the limit, but on the odd occasion when I've had to swerve etc, the car has behaved impeccably in the dry. Wet grip is not so impressive as I've very occasionally experienced some mild oversteer. I've once had to emergency stop in the dry, with no dramas. Can't comment on wet braking. I recently has some experience of driving in 3-4 cm of snow and the tires performed perfectly well on the flat, but slipped a little on some hills. That said, i was able to go places that no 2 wheel drive with summer tires could go. A couple of drivers stopped me whilst driving in the trough of Bowland telling me they had had to turn round, but my s-cross handled things very well. I'll certainly buy them again and have no hesitation in recommending them.
    Helpful 25 - tire reviewed on January 31, 2023
    Given 88% while driving a Fiat 500 Abarth (205/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 3,200 spirited miles
    I use Nokian Weatherproof tires at late autumn and early spring in southern Finland. I have them going on for second year now. In summer I use 215/40 ZR 17 Michelin Pilot Sport 4 and in winter 205/45R17 Nokian Hakkapelitta 8. I have had PS4's about 3 years now and Hakkapelitta 8's are 7 years old now. In my opinion those Weatherproof's are not so far off in dry as PS4's at under 5 C and wet grip is also quite good in them. Also those are not far off in grip with those old studded tires at ice and snow. I think my driving style is a bit sporty and I drive mostly in country roads and motorways.
    Helpful 26 - tire reviewed on November 16, 2022
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    Given 17% while driving a Volvo XC60 D5 AWD Auto (235/55 R18) on mostly country roads for 5,000 easy going miles
    Poor performance coupled with even poorer quality. After two years of winer use only tires showed very fine cracking on the surface of the thread. At first Nokian declined to consider even looking at them (in Germany) however later they realised that it was a problem and some customers were compensated. Too late for me as I disposed of them already at the loss. Same happened with a Z-Line tires. Both models were made in Russia. Never I will even look at Nokian again.
    Helpful 19 - tire reviewed on November 6, 2022
    Given 64% while driving a Honda Civic 1.8 (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 18,000 average miles
    Despite very bad first impressions, the overall evaluation is not that bad. First impression: Within the first week one tire became punctured. Somehow, somewhere, mysteriously. It was during that craze at the end of 2020 when everyone's tires were seemingly mysteriously punctured and there were no police reports about it (plot twists: maybe someone caught those perpetrators and beat them up without involving police). The interaction with the manufacturer/seller left a bad impression. They advertise that they can refund the bad tire, but with a super mighty big asterisk. You must buy the fifth tire, then send them the bad one, where they will inspect (abroad). If they decide it's their fault, they will refund the shipping and the fifth tire costs. But if not, then you're done screwed. The bad tire was fixed, and I have decided not to risk it, and just not buy the fifth crappy tire for the car with 4 wheels, like an extra leg for a dog. The dry grip is ok. Nothing super exciting. Don't push it though. The wet or not super dry grip - not overjoying. It does the job - it grips. But the stability controls lights will flash occasionally. It is wearing ok. No complaints. Not sure how long it will last. I will not buy a Nokian again though. Bad first start, and horrible customer terms are repelling me from ever wishing to deal with a Nokian again.
    Helpful 22 - tire reviewed on April 7, 2022
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    Given 72% while driving a Volkswagen Golf 7 GTD (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 12,000 spirited miles
    Bought the car with these Tires on the vehicle and was a bit skeptical of them at first sight, driven over 12k miles (A/B Roads) before i had to change them (not sure how long they where on the car before purchase) Drives superbly in wet, can sit on motorway at high speeds and not even a slight tug on the wheel, was also pleasantly surprised by the good quality in the dry, grips around corners as well as any mid range summer tire. My GTD Golf is remapped to 235bhp & 470nm of Torque. The tires dont brake traction when fully accelerating in either wet or the dry. Maybe coming around some bends and applying full acceleration theres a bit of wheel spin/traction control but nothing unexpected. Coming to end of life and i have noticed the outside of the tires are bald while good tred left in middle, maybe just incorrectly balanced or air pressure in them when fitted.
    Helpful 19 - tire reviewed on February 2, 2022
    Given 91% while driving a Renault Scenic (215/55 R15) on a combination of roads for 42,000 easy going miles

    Mounted on a scenic xmod ( front wheel drive, bit more ground clearance and a snazzier traction control ) I wanted to access the mountains in the snow but not the expense of 4 wheel drive.
    These tires have been remarkable, I've had them on for just over two years and 42 thousand miles. Current tread depth is 4/5mm. I rotated them in January.
    Dry grip has been fine, wet grip excellent. Comfort and noise also excellent. I do get 2 or 3 mpg less than the summers they replaced though.
    The most impressive aspect though must be their snow and ice performance, I love to get out into the mountains in winter and these tires have pulled me up steep snow filled roads in the Cairngorms with ease. Most gloatingly past a Range rover sport who was stuck spinning all four of his daft 22s.
    No regrets at all and I will definitely buy again.
    Helpful 29 - tire reviewed on April 6, 2019
    Given 89% while driving a Hyundai Tucson (225/65 R17) on a combination of roads for 22,000 spirited miles
    Replacing Hankook Ventus Prime 2 that lasted just over a year and 11000 miles
    Fitted two of these Nokian Weatherproof SUV on the front in February 2017 - Garage was surprised at my choice telling me it was a winter tire for driving in snow. Well that wasn't going to stop me, I'd done my research and was happy with my choice.
    Instantly transformed the ride of our car. Smooth and quiet, and pretty good feedback through the wheel too.
    They've seen me through wet winters, the beast from the east with 6 or so inches of snow and two long summer drives across France.
    I can't fault them in any way, but if I was pushed, I would say it was the signs of wall cracking at around 3.5/4mm.
    They are now at 2.5/3mm and I can still push them hard on wet roads and feel confident they're going to put me where I want to be.
    20 months and 22000 miles of solid secure driving - I'm happy with that.
    Only downside is trying to find them in my size to replace all four. No online retailers seem to do them.
    Helpful 31 - tire reviewed on November 6, 2018
    Given 60% while driving a (215/60 R17) on a combination of roads for 25,000 average miles
    Although thesr tires are excellent in terms of grip (dry/wet/snow), I definitely do not recommend them aa they wear REALLY fast. Had these (date of production 44/16) fitted on my Nisaan Qashqai J11 and lasted less than 2 years with some 40K km.
    Helpful 48 - tire reviewed on October 22, 2018
    Given 41% while driving a Volvo XC60 (235/65 R17 H) on a combination of roads for 1,000 easy going miles
    Had great faith in these tires although this proved to be unfounded. Fitted to an XC60 terrible wear/short life, wore done within one year I will no longer buy this brand.on the fronts at 12k miles. Rears lasted a little longer although also wore out within the second year at approx 22k. I would not recommend these tires if you after longevity.
    Helpful 40 - tire reviewed on July 30, 2018
    Given 88% while driving a BMW X1 2.0 Xdrive (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 5,000 average miles
    I was in a situation where I needed to replace both my winter tire set and my summer tire set. I came across these Nokian Weatherproofs and realised I would only have to buy one set, a considerable saving. I am really pleased with the tires, not much difference from the previous Pirelli runflats in the dry, but better grip in the wet but more comfortable. The beast from the East gave me a chance to evaluate their performance in snowy conditions and I was again pleased with the grip and braking properties, as good as the dedicated winter tires that I had previously. When in for servicing, the mechanic at the local garage said 'Those are good tires, all vehicles like yours should have them as standard'. With the weather that we have in the UK, it seems like a no-brainer for everyone to use decent all weather tires like these Nokians. If they continue to impress, I will fit them again in the future.
    Helpful 44 - tire reviewed on May 13, 2018
    Given 83% while driving a Subaru Subaru forester 2.0 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 20,000 average miles
    Just been through the so called ‘beast from the east’ in Devon with our Subaru Forester driving through 6” of fresh powder snow/slush/ice and through 2 to 3 foot snow drifts, country lanes, up hill down dale. Preformed brilliantly with tread thats a couple millimetres from the bar. Never felt them struggling even with hill starts.
    As you would expect with a winter bias all season tire they do not perform as well as summer tires in the on dry roads, but are perfectly adequate as long as you expect the forthcoming understeer. Superb in wet weather and inspires confidence with no noticeable aquaplaning.
    Getting rather noisy now as they are at end of life and need to be replaced within the next couple of months. No noticeable road noise whilst had decent depth.
    Excellent tire, will be buying again, in combination with our Scooby they felt unstoppable in snow!
    Helpful 28 - tire reviewed on March 6, 2018
    Given 92% while driving a Peugeot Partner combi (185/65 R15) on mostly country roads for 1,000 spirited miles
    Brilliant ! I used to put winter tires on November to March. This is my first set of Nokian Weatherproof's and they performed Brilliantly uphill downhill 6" of fresh snow / Hard pack snow / ice No problem. The only problem 'The Beast from The East' caused was '4x4's getting in the way !.
    The rolling resistance is low (B) so will have no problem keeping these excellent tires on all year.
    Common sense would have these tires as standard on all Vehichles.......and make learning to drive part of getting a licence.......!.
    When you purchase a set of these excellent tires just be aware that when its icy and you are going downhill and slowing for a junction/obstacle that car behind is likley to rear end you unless they have fitted NOKIAN WEATHERPROOF'S
    Helpful 21 - tire reviewed on March 6, 2018
    Given 82% while driving a Ford Focus MK3 (215/55 R16 H) on for 3,000 miles
    Bought them out of economical reasons.
    They feel good on the road, not as quiet as I was hoping for.
    First snow and ice this year have showed no problem at all, I have yet too see the Electronic Stability Control light.
    The summer has been good but the tires felt a little too soft with some corner handling small surprises. Very nice handling on the Austrian roads.
    Simply put they are the best All Season Tire I ever experienced.
    I wish they were a little more quiet and no sogginess on the side wall.
    They also look very good.
    Helpful 14 - tire reviewed on December 25, 2017
    Given 90% while driving a Subaru Forester (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 20,000 average miles
    We are on our third Forester and have always been happy with the all season tires that came with the car unbtil this latest one. We drive over the North Yorkshire moors which can get snowy at times. The first time we hit snow with Geolander tires I was horrified with the poor grip. I then discovered they were a different design to the ones Subaru used to fit and were in fact a semi offf road tire for dirt tracks. They were rubbish in snow. Researched and came up with the Nokian weatherproof. The Forester now behaves itself in snow with good grip and exceptionally so in really wet conditions. I have not noticed grip being poor in summer. They are wearing reasonably well although the front tires wore more on one side but that is probably tracking. I will be buying replacement weatherproofs soon.
    Helpful 17 - tire reviewed on December 20, 2017