Snowprox S 953 is a high performance winter tyre for highway use. With a sporty, directional tread pattern and additional functional elements, Snowprox S 953 offers improved braking and ride comfort in wet and dry conditions.
Asymmetric sections slits
Enhanced wet and dry braking
Multi wave sipes
Stable handling in both wet and dry Better irregular wear resistance
Open lateral slit
Enhanced water drainage and snow traction
Two wide grooves with V-shape groove
Enhanced water drainage
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
SNOWPROX S 953 tyre review
Average based on 207 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
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Braking in wet conditions
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Internal noise level
03.09.2015fromAnthony Had tyres fitted approx 2 years (25,000 mls).excellent in snow and excellent wear. They are still on and plenty of tread left. Would recommend.
28.04.2015fromMlion Excellent tyre for SUV car. Very satisfied. Will buy it again.
05.07.2013fromCraig Second set of Toyo Snowprox tyres (there is another on my wife's car). Braking is excellent and cannot fault. Hardly any wear at all after 6 months of mostly motorway miles(don't see the point changing them in summer if they wear as well as this). Grip is fine on dry/wet roads (not had much snow, so don't know what it's like there). However, I had Pirelli winter tyres once, and the grip was much better, but they are 60% more expensive.
10.06.2013fromadrian excellent on ice , but not very good on snow 8/10 , overall very good tyres