Vredestein Quatrac Pro Review
Launched in 2019, Vredestein designed the Quatrac Pro as a higher-performance evolution of the popular Quatrac 5.
- Heightened dry wether grip
- True winter capability
- Improvements in wet and winter grip
- Ideal for premium vehicles
- Still not a true winter tire
As with all Quatrac tires, this one is certified for true winter use and meets the industry standards to achieve the three-peak mountain snowflake logo on its sidewall. Vredestein achieves this thanks to a combination of heavy siping on the tires as well as a unique high-silica tread compound that resists freezing.
It’s doesn’t perform to the same level as a true winter tire but it vastly out-performs most all-seasons and as a result is an extremely viable option for those who want winter safety but who don’t want to swap out tires when the season changes. Vredestein claims that compared to the Qutrac 5, the Quatrac Pro offers a five percent improvement in grip on snow-covered roads.
The concept of a four-season tire has been pioneered by Vredestein and is starting to catching on, with brands like Michelin and Goodyear now offering rivals.
While the Quatrac 5 uses four rows of treads, and suffers some performance compromises as a result, the Quatrac Pro uses a more conventional five-row layout to maximize grip in the dry and wet. A dedicated center tread rib gives this tire more immediate response to driver inputs when turning and offers increased stability at high speeds. Wide exterior tread blocks also optimize the tire’s cornering capabilities.
The tire’s circumferential grooves help evacuate water to prevent hydroplaning and the divisions in the tread blocks also act to force water away from the contact patch. As a result, Vredestein claims a 10 percent improvement in wet grip over the Quatrac 5.
The five-row tread pattern, as well as stiff and wide exterior tread blocks, also heighten this tire’s summer performance and is more ideally suited to higher performance vehicles. It’s not a performance tire itself, but rather an all-season touring tire, so while it does offer heightened performance, expect performance to be suitable, while ride quality and road noise are prioritized to deliver a luxurious ride.
Vredestein does offer the tire in numerous larger fitments with low profile sidewalls designed for premium vehicles.
Vredestein Quatrac Pro Price
Pricing for the Vredestein Quatrac Pro starts at around $130 per tire for a 17-inch fitment to just under $300 for a 21-inch fitment.
Vredestein Quatrac Pro Warranty
Vredestein backs the Quatrac Pro with a 50,000 mile tread life warranty. In addition, all Vredestein tires come with a limited warranty that covers defects, with a free replacement within the first 2/32-inch of tread life and a pro-rated replacement after that up until the final 2/32-inch of tread life.
Vredestein Quatrac Pro Sizes
Vredestein Quatrac Pro vs Quatrac 5
Tire names can be confusing. The Quatrac Pro tire is a slight evolution of the Quatrac 5 model. Both are four-season tires and come certified for true winter grip with the three-peak mountain snowflake logo.
The Pro is designed for higher-performance vehicles with a five row tread pattern vs a four row setup, with more focus on handling capability. Both are touring tires and designed to deliver a quiet and comfortable ride.
Due to the Pro’s five-row setup and some unique tread patter designs, Vredestein claims a 10 percent improvement in wet weather. Heavy siping also makes for a 5 percent improvement in snow handling. The Quatrac pro costs slightly more and comes in unique sizes with more larger diameter options for premium vehicles.