Test success in motoring magazine tests

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

2017 Winter

Finland

Tuulilasi
Tuulilasi
12/2017

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 SUV
215/65R16

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.

Tekniikan Maailma
Tekniikan Maailma
17/2017

3rd place
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9
205/55 R16

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
Tekniikan Maailma
17/2017

Shared 3rd place
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2
205/55 R16

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.

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Sweden

Vi Bilägare
Vi Bilägare
13/2017

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9
205/55R16

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.

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Russia

Za Rulem
Za Rulem
9/2017

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9
185/65R15

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.

AutoReview
AutoReview
17/2017

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 SUV
215/65R16

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

AutoReview
AutoReview
17/2017

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 SUV
215/65R16

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

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2017 Summer

Germany

ACE Lenkrad
ACE Lenkrad

"Recommendable"
Nokian Line SUV
215/60R17

Very good aquaplaning resistance and really good handling on wet roads. The braking performance on wet road is among the top.

ADAC
Summer tyre test 2017

"Satisfactory"
Nokian Line
195/65R15 V

The tire is good on dry surfaces, has a low rolling resistance and a good wear resistance.

Firmenauto
Firmenauto
2/2017

Test winner "Good"
Nokian Weatherproof SUV
215/60R17

A good winter performer, with safe traction and braking on snow. Very well balanced on wet surface, with outstanding aquaplaning properties. Direct and safe in fast lane changes on dry surfaces. Clear test winner.

Auto Zeitung

"Very recommendable"
Nokian zLine
215/55R17

Nokian zLine has top performance on wet surfaces thanks to the high grip, sporty handling and direct steering feedback. High grip, safe and predictable handling in dry conditions.

ADAC
ADAC
3/2017

3rd place "Satisfactory"
Nokian Line SUV
215/65R16 H

Good on dry.

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Ukraine

Auto Centre
Auto Centre
4/2017

Test winner
Nokian Hakka Green 2
185/65R15

Very good grip and handling properties on dry and wet asphalt. Precise and rapid steering response and very good economic efficiency.

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2016 Winter

Finland

Tekniikan Maailma
Tekniikan Maailma
17/2016

Test winner (shared first place)
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8
205/55R16

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.

Tuulilasi
Tuulilasi
12/2016

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8
205/55R16

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.

Tekniikan Maailma
Tekniikan Maailma
17/2016

2nd place
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2
205/55R16

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
Tuulilasi
13/2016

2nd place
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2
205/55R16

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

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Sweden

Vi Bilägare
Vi Bilägare
13/2016

2nd place
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2
205/55R16

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

Vi Bilägare
Vi Bilägare
14/2016

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8
205/55R16

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 & Sport
Auto Motor & Sport
21/2016

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8
205/55R16

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
Auto Motor & Sport
21/2016

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2
205/55R16

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.

Aftonbladet
Aftonbladet

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8
205/55R16

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

Aftonbladet
Aftonbladet

2nd place
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2
205/55R16

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

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Norway

Motor
Motor

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8
205/55R16

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
Motor

2nd place
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2
205/55R16

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

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2016 Summer

Germany

Auto Zeitung
Auto Zeitung
6/2016

"Highly recommended"
Nokian zLine
225/45 R17

Performs in a safe, predictable manner in wet conditions. Exceptionally low rolling resistance among the top competitors.

GTÜ
GTÜ
2/2016

"Highly recommended"
Nokian zLine
225/45 R17

Performs in a safe, predictable manner in wet conditions. Exceptionally low rolling resistance among the top competitors.

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2015 Winter

North America (english)

Car and Driver
Car and Driver
6/2015

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2

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

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Finland

Tekniikan Maailma
Tekniikan Maailma
17/2015

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8
205/55R16

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

Tuulilasi
Tuulilasi
12/2015

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8
205/55R16

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

Tekniikan Maailma
Tekniikan Maailma
17/2015

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2
205/55R16

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

Tuulilasi
Tuulilasi
13/2015

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2
205/55R16

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.

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Sweden

Vi Bilägare
Vi Bilägare
13/2015

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8
205/55R16

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

Aftonbladet
Aftonbladet
7.10.2015

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8
205/55R16

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
Aftonbladet
7.10.2015

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2
205/55R16

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

Auto Motor & Sport
Auto Motor & Sport
22/2015

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8
225/45R17

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.

Vi Bilägare
Vi Bilägare
14/2015

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2
205/55R16

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
Auto Motor & Sport
22/2015

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2
225/45R17

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.

Motorföraren
Motorföraren
7/2015

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8
225/45R17

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

Motorföraren
Motorföraren
7/2015

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2
225/45R17

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.

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Norway

Motor
Motor
5/2015

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8
205/55R16

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.

Motor
Motor
5/2015

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2
205/55R16

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.

Auto Motor og Sport
Auto Motor og Sport
10/2015

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8
225/45R17

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
Auto Motor og Sport
10/2015

Test winner
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2
225/45R17

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.

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2015 Summer

Germany

OFF ROAD
OFF ROAD
4/2015

Test winner “HIGHLY RECOMMENDABLE”
Nokian zLine SUV
255/55 R18

The best tire in the test for braking and handling on wet and dry roads. Lowest rolling resistance.

Auto Zeitung
Auto Zeitung
Summer tyre test 2015

"Very recommended"
Nokian zLine
225/40R18

Good performance on dry roads. Low rolling resistance, good braking performance and safe handling on wet roads.

ProMobil
ProMobil
4/2015

“Recommendable”
Nokian cLine Van
235/65R16 C

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.

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