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Test success in motoring magazine tire tests

Our wide variety of products have been tested by experts all over the world – see how we did:

Testing in extreme conditions

Latest test results



Vi Bilägare 13/2017
Sweden

Test winner

Excellent braking, acceleration and handling properties on ice. Properties on snow on the highest level in this test and also got the best score on dry asphalt. Well-balanced driving properties and logical behaviour around the grip limit.



AutoReview 17/2017
Russia

Test winner

Superior grip properties on icy surface. Handling properties on snow and ice are also on excellent level.



AutoReview 17/2017
Russia

Test winner

Best handling properties on snow and ice of all the tyres tested.


Tekniikan Maailma 17/2017
Finland

3rd place

In its own class when driving on ice; grip properties are on excellent level. Excellent handling and driving characteristics in winter conditions, on snowy and icy surfaces.


Tekniikan Maailma 17/2017
Finland

Shared 3rd place

Praised of its grip properties on ice and snow and balanced handling properties in every circumstance. Very quiet with the lowest rolling resistance in the test.



Tuulilasi 12/2017
Finland

Test winner

Remarkably good grip and handling properties on icy and snowy roads. Strong performance in wet road conditions. Fuel economy is also on a really good level.



Za Rulem 9/2017
Russia

Test winner

Spectacular grip and safety properties on snow and ice. Steering response is predictable and stability as well as handling on a high level. The result in braking on dry asphalt is the best among all tested tires, the wet braking result is excellent.



Motor
Norway

Test winner

Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 is A-rated in all disciplines on ice. There are no doubts that 190 studs comes in handy when it’s slippery.



Motor
Norway

2nd place

The tires has overall good qualities in all disciplines, resulting in a safe driving experience without suprises.



Aftonbladet
Sweden

Test winner

Excellent braking and acceleration grip. Easy to drive even in difficult situations. Calm and logical on snow. Never surprise.



Aftonbladet
Sweden

2nd place

Excellent on the ice and snow. Easy to drive on ice and retain its grip even when sliding. Lowest rolling distance in the test.



Tuulilasi 13/2016
Finland

2nd place

Quick acceleration on ice and snow, good braking properties. Very good grip on curve and excellent steering response. Rolling distance lowest in the test.



Auto Motor & Sport 21/2016
Sweden

Test winner

Safe and reliable in winter conditions. Impressive also on dry asphalt. Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 got maximum points in all tests made on snow and dry asphalt, and was considered as the best tire on snow and ice.



Auto Motor & Sport 21/2016
Sweden

Test winner

The best tire on snow and ice. The tire scored maximum points in all tests conducted on ice. Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 was best in braking and acceleration. Lowert rolling resistance of the test.



Vi Bilägare 14/2016
Sweden

Test winner

Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 is on its strongest in demanding conditions. Braking on ice is overwhelmingly better than competitors and on snowy roads braking and acceleration are on the best level. The tire is easy to control in extreme situations and fuel consumption is low.



Vi Bilägare 13/2016
Sweden

2nd place

Quick acceleration on ice and snow, good braking properties. Very good grip on curve and excellent steering response. Rolling distance lowest in the test.


Tekniikan Maailma 17/2016
Finland

Test winner (shared first place)

Brilliant on ice and easy to handle in extreme situations. Short braking distances on all surfaces and very good driving properties in all winter conditions.


Tekniikan Maailma 17/2016
Finland

2nd place

Behavior on ice is excellent and tire is easy to handle. Steering is peaceful even when skidding and handling on snowy roads is exemplary. Steady and logical in extreme conditions. Tire is quiet and rolling resistance is low.



Tuulilasi 12/2016
Finland

Test winner

Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 is on its strongest in demanding conditions. Braking on ice is overwhelmingly better than competitors and on snowy roads braking and acceleration are on the best level. The tire is easy to control in extreme situations and fuel consumption is low.



Auto Motor und Sport 10/2015
China

Test winner

No matter on ice or snow, Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 SUV has very good traction and also very good grip. Outstanding snow performance. When cornering on snow, handling is precise and ready for acceleration at any time.



Car and Driver 6/2015
North America (english)

Test winner

Maximum points in every individual subtest. Best grip on ice. Very reliable on snow, with excellent grip level.



Motorföraren 7/2015
Sweden

Test winner

Outstanding on ice and snow. Best in six of twelve test segments. Lowest rolling resistance and fuel consumption.



Motorföraren 7/2015
Sweden

Test winner

The best non-studded winter tire on ice. Best in all test segments on ice: braking, acceleration, lateral grip and handling. Lowest rolling resistance and fuel consumption.



Vi Bilägare 14/2015
Sweden

Test winner

Logical handling and excellent grip on ice and snow. Outstanding grip on corners. Shortest braking distance on dry road, easy to drive under wet conditions. Quiet and very low rolling resistance.



Auto Motor & Sport 22/2015
Sweden

Test winner

Unbelievably balanced and easy to drive on the snow. On ice, the tire has outstanding lateral grip. Linear and quick steering response on dry roads. Easy to handle under wet conditions. Quiet and comfortable.



Auto Motor & Sport 22/2015
Sweden

Test winner

Good margins on snow. Good lateral grip. Balanced during sudden braking. Exact steering on ice. Easy to control on wet asphalt. Surprisingly adaptive and quick steering response on dry asphalt.



Auto Motor og Sport 10/2015
Norway

Test winner

The tire has good lateral grip and gives a safe and secure driving experience. Precise on icy roads. Balanced and easy to control on wet asphalt. Rapid steering response on dry asphalt.



Auto Motor og Sport 10/2015
Norway

Test winner

Excellently balanced and easy to control on snow. Solid grip during acceleration and braking. Superior lateral stability on ice. Well balanced and easy to control on wet asphalt as well. The steering response is quick on dry asphalt and the tire is also stable during sudden lane changes.



AutoCentre 37-38/2015
Ukraine

Test winner – Very recommendable

Excellent grip on ice and snow. Good braking properties on dry asphalt. Predictable behaviour on icy and snowy roads.



Tuulilasi 13/2015
Finland

Test winner

Extremely good grip under icy and snowy conditions. Safe and logical handling behaviour both on ice and snow. Wet handling is also great. The lowest rolling resistance and fuel consumption. Lowest noise level.



Aftonbladet 7.10.2015
Sweden

Test winner

Outstanding on ice, short braking distance and very good lateral grip make the tire easy to drive on icy roads. The tire pulls ahead of the competition when the road becomes more slippery. Quiet and low rolling resistance.



Aftonbladet 7.10.2015
Sweden

Test winner

The best non-studded winter tire on ice and snow. Relatively short braking distances, good traction and stability. Low rolling resistance.



AutoReview 18/2015
Russia

Test winner

Dominated the test under all winter conditions, especially on ice. The shortest braking distance and best acceleration on ice. Excellent grip on icy and snowy surfaces.



AutoReview 18/2015
Russia

2nd place

Excellent grip properties on ice. Handling and reliability on snowy conditions are top-class. Very comfortable tyre on all surfaces.



Motor 5/2015
Norway

Test winner

The best non-studded winter tire for acceleration on ice. The tire has great properties for braking, manoeuvrability and lateral grip. The lowest rolling resistance in the test.



Motor 5/2015
Norway

Test winner

The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 has the best performance under extreme conditions. The tire gets top marks in all disciplines on ice, with short braking distances and good lateral grip. The best driving feel on snow.



Za Rulem 10/2015
Russia

Test winner

Best braking properties and lateral grip on ice. Top-class grip on snow. Outstanding deep snow ability. Precise steering response on winter roads and excellent steering stability on dry roads. The conclusion: Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 is comfortable under all winter conditions and helps save fuel.



Vi Bilägare 13/2015
Sweden

Test winner

A champion on ice and snow. Extremely good on ice with supreme grip in the curves. The lowest rolling resistance in the test.


Tekniikan Maailma 17/2015
Finland

Test winner

The best non-studded tire for icy and snowy roads. Very low driving noise. The lowest rolling resistance in our test.



Tuulilasi 12/2015
Finland

Test winner

The best studded tire both on snow and on ice. Excellent grip on ice. The lowest fuel consumption.



Za Rulem 9/2015
Russia

Test winner

Best grip on ice. Looginen ja tarkka ohjaustuntuma erilaisilla tienpinnoilla. Lowest fuel consumption. 



Za Rulem 9/2015
Russia

Test winner

Phenomenal grip on ice. Excellent driving properties on all surfaces. The lowest fuel consumption in the test.


Tekniikan Maailma 17/2015
Finland

Test winner

Easy to control also in extreme driving situations. Secure grip and steering properties. Very low rolling resistance.


ProMobil 4/2015
Germany

Nokian cLine Van
235/65R16 C

“Recommendable”

Best wet handling and aquaplaning resistance properties. Very good lateral aquaplaning, good performance and safe. Easily controllable behaviour on wet surfaces. Stable and safe in lane changes on dry roads.