Vredestein Sportrac 5

The Vredestein Sportrac 5 is a High Performance Summer tire designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tire replaced the Vredestein Sportrac 3.

Tire Reviews

Dry Grip 89%
Wet Grip 86%
Road Feedback 84%
Handling 83%
Wear 86%
Comfort 84%
Buy again 83%

Tire review data from 94 tire reviews averaging 85% over 1,189,797 miles driven.

The Sportrac 5 is ranked 9th of 193 Summer High Performance tires.

Latest Tire Test Results

2019 Swedish Summer Tire Test - 8th of 13 tires

  • Positive - Acceptable dry handling.
  • Negative - Long braking distances and nervous handling in the wet. Long dry braking.
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2019 ADAC Summer Tire Test - 185/65 R15 - 2nd of 16 tires

  • Positive - Very balanced summer tires, especially good on wet roads and low wear.
  • Negative - None mentioned.
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2018 Auto Bild 15 inch Summer Tire Test - 9th of 20 tires

  • Positive - Balance performance in the dry and wet, short dry braking distances, low noise, low wear.
  • Negative - Average aquaplaning result.
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2019 Tire Tests

  • 2nd: 2019 ADAC Summer Tire Test - 185/65 R15 (185/65 R15)
  • 8th: 2019 Swedish Summer Tire Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2018 Tire Tests

  • 9th: 2018 Auto Bild 15 inch Summer Tire Test (195/65 R15)
  • 10th: 2018 AutoBild Summer Tire Overview (195/65 R15)
  • 16th: 2018 ADAC Summer Tire Test - 205/55 R16 (205/55 R16)
  • 2017 Tire Tests

  • 6th: 2017 ACE SUV Summer Tire Test (215/60 R17)
  • 8th: 2017 ADAC 195/65 R15 Summer Tire Test (195/65 R15)
  • 2016 Tire Tests

  • 1st: 2016 ADAC Tire Test - 185/65 R15 (185/65 R15)
  • 8th: 2016 AutoBild Summer Tire Test (205/55 R16)
  • 11th: 2016 Market Overview - Braking Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2015 Tire Tests

  • 5th: 2015 European Tire Test 185/60R14 (185/60 R14)
  • 5th: 2015 Auto Bild Top 18 Summer Tire Test (185/60 R15)
  • 10th: 2015 European Tire Test 205/55 R16 (205/55 R16)
  • 10th: 2015 Market Overview - Braking Test (185/60 R15)
  • 10th: 2015 Test World Summer Tire Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2014 Tire Tests

  • 7th: 2014 ADAC 195/65 R15 Summer Tire Test (195/65 R15)
  • 8th: 2014 Auto Express Summer Tire Test (205/55 R16)
  • 9th: 2014 Test World Summer Tire Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2013 Tire Tests

  • 2nd: 2013 ACE Summer Touring Tire Test (195/65 R15)
  • 4th: 2013 Auto Zeitung Summer Tire Test (215/55 R16)
  • 5th: 2013 European Summer Touring Tire Test (185/60 R15)
  • 6th: 2013 Test World Summer Tire Test (205/55 R16)
  • 9th: 2013 54 Tire Braking Test (195/65 R15)
  • 2012 Tire Tests

  • 2nd: 2012 Auto Express Summer Tire Test (205/55 R16)
  • Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
    185/70 R14 88H   E A 70 7.13kgs
    185/70 R14 88H         7.20kgs
    205/50 R15 86V   C A 70 7.29kgs
    205/55 R15 88V   C A 70 7.43kgs
    205/60 R15 91V   C A 70 7.97kgs
    185/65 R15 92V XL   B A 71 7.93kgs
    195/65 R15 91V   C A 70 7.82kgs
    215/65 R15 96H   C A 71 8.60kgs
    195/45 R16 84V XL   E A 71 7.13kgs
    195/55 R16 91V XL   C B 70 7.50kgs
    225/70 R16 103H   C A 70 11.80kgs

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    Top 3 Vredestein Sportrac 5 Reviews

    Given 81% while driving a Ford Focus (205/55 R16 W) on mostly country roads for 12,000 spirited miles
    Got these to replace a set of worn out Michelin Primary HP tires on the Ford Focus.
    Firstly you need to understand that a couple of years previously i'd had the standard suspension upgraded by swapping it out for Bilstien B12 Gas shocks with matching Eibach springs, due to rubbish A & B roads causing suspension damage, After which I had the whole set up laser aligned by the tuning company that fitted the suspension.

    Anyways , following this , the better handling from this swap led to a downside.The tire noise transmitting through the body from the Michelin's on all road surfaces increased considerably.When it came time to change, i got a set of 4 x Sportrac 5's all round.Firstly the road noise reduced noticeably.It was still there, but not as bad.
    Handling: - At first I though I'd made a huge mistake. The handling seemed sloppy and the car seemed wayward.However I persevered and as the tires scrubbed in over the next few thousand miles, the grip level has kept on increasing.

    12000 mile later and they are now gripping really well in both wet and dry conditions, almost like a premium sports tire. The wear rate also seems very good.

    Knowing what i know now.I will definitely put them on again , when it becomes time to replace them, and put up with scrubbing the next set in as well.
    Helpful 96 - tire reviewed on May 25, 2016
    Given 90% while driving a Volkswagen Passat B4 (205/50 R15) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
    On the open road, the tires are excellent, but not as good on the city asphalt. They wander well on the wet. For each recommendation.
    Helpful 32 - tire reviewed on February 20, 2019
    Given 51% while driving a Kia Motors ceed (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 25,000 spirited miles
    Noisy, poor aquaplaning, poor wet grip, good dry grip and low wear. The tires were manufactured in 2012.
    Helpful 26 - tire reviewed on June 10, 2018
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    Latest Vredestein Sportrac 5 Reviews

    Given 86% while driving a BMW 116i (205/55 R16) on track for 32,300 easy going miles
    I've got these tires mounted in my BMW 116i since almost 4 years. After 52.000 kms, they should be at the end of their lifetime, but it seems they will perform well for other 10.000 kms. I spend half of the use in town, and half in motorway. Although I'm a careful driver, it does not mean that I don't push the car to the limit from time to time. And the tires are not yet wear. I've used them mostly in dry conditions (I live in Spain), but sometimes in wet and even in snow, given that I'm a snow sports lover. The performance in dry is really, really good, although they work not as good in extreme wet conditions. As overall, I'll buy them again.
    Helpful 1 - tire reviewed on September 19, 2022
    Given 53% while driving a Ford Fiesta mk7 (195/45 R15) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
    BEWARE! Not great in my size! I tested many, this was the worst "sporty" tire...these will ruin your car sportiness. I selled them and replaced with Toyo TR1 (front) and Laufenn s-fit eq+(rear). Both transforming the car literally.
    Helpful 5 - tire reviewed on April 19, 2022
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    Given 87% while driving a Citro├źn C2 VTS (195/45 R16) on a combination of roads for 25,000 spirited miles
    Impressive. I'm not an expert to go in details but I can say I had same good feedback replacing the Michelin Pilot Sport 3 by those Sportrac 5. Very responsive
    Helpful 5 - tire reviewed on September 28, 2021
    Given 90% while driving a BMW 116i (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 22 average miles
    Sportrac 5 behaves really well at dry. Not being -extrictly speaking- a sport tire, the behave and response are quite good for a usual driver. The wear is even slower than expected (35.000 kms done and aseems to remain at least 20.000 kms else). The main weakness is the wet weather. Under moderate rain, they still go well, but if there are puddles, the behaviour start to decrease. I also had the chance to drive on snow, and...surprise! they fitted well!! I would recommend them for normal and conservative drivers (non sport style), specially for dry and/or eventual rain. It worths the price-durability-sensations you got.
    Helpful 5 - tire reviewed on September 3, 2021
    Given 90% while driving a Nissan SUNNY (195/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 60,000 spirited miles
    Best tires I have used until now.. Was planning to buy a new set but they dont have it in stock due to the pandemic.. Highly recommend..
    Helpful 4 - tire reviewed on June 23, 2021
    Given 90% while driving a Nissan SUNNY (195/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 60,000 spirited miles
    Best tires I have used until now.. Was planning to buy a new set but they dont have it in stock due to the pandemic.. Highly recommend..
    Helpful 5 - tire reviewed on May 26, 2021
    Given 90% while driving a Nissan SUNNY (195/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 60,000 spirited miles
    Best tires I have used until now.. Was planning to buy a new set but they dont have it in stock due to the pandemic.. Highly recommend..
    Helpful 5 - tire reviewed on May 17, 2021
    Given 99% while driving a Honda Jazz (185/55 R16) on mostly country roads for 3,000 average miles
    Best tires I have used. Good grip both dry and wet roads. Smooth running with almost no noise. Excellent response in turns and braking.
    Helpful 6 - tire reviewed on March 10, 2021
    Given 94% while driving a Ford Mondeo Mk3 1.8 (205/50 R17 V) on mostly country roads for 40,000 spirited miles
    A benchmark tire for everyday drivers. Comfy, tons of grip, smooth ride.
    Helpful 13 - tire reviewed on November 1, 2020
    Given 90% while driving a Nissan SUNNY (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 50,000 spirited miles
    Best tires i have used... Very good grip both dry aannd wet roads... Smooth running with almost no noise.. Excellent response in turns and braking..
    Helpful 9 - tire reviewed on October 1, 2020
    Given 83% while driving a Mazda 3 2014 (205/60 R16 H) on mostly motorways for 3,000 average miles
    Great value tire. Feels really good, and better than the factory mounted Toyo R38.
    Helpful 4 - tire reviewed on September 11, 2020
    Given 90% while driving a Nissan SUNNY (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 50,000 spirited miles
    Best tires i have used... Very good grip both dry aannd wet roads... Smooth running with almost no noise.. Excellent response in turns and braking..
    Helpful 6 - tire reviewed on August 10, 2020