Nokian
Hakkapeliitta R2 SUV

The most advanced non-studded winter tire technology for drivers of SUVs

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Better than all the others

★★★★★ 5/5
Dougout
2 years ago
Put these on my full size GMC truck in 17" size. I've driven on wet ice, dry cold snow, sloppy deep snow, dry cold remote interstates and heavy rain. 4000 miles so far. These are the best snows I've had yet, excellent dry stability, they don't follow ruts or get blown around on windy days, they brake very well and a huge deer in the UP is glad that they do. These tires are very forgiving in breakaway conditions instilling high confidence as they maintain grip and stay predictable. I'm a convert with 30 years of snow tire experience this is the go to tire for my cars and trucks now.

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    Awesome Snow Tire for Summit County Colorado

    ★★★★★ 5/5
    SnowBurst
    2 years ago
    Purchased these snow tired to ensure my wife was safe in the winter time for her BMW X5. These tires live up to their reputation and it was peace of mind not to have to worry about her on the road. Handled well in the deep snow and the highway driving down to Denver from Summit County.

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      My first winter tires

      ★★★★★ 5/5
      Lando
      2 years ago
      I never thought dedicated snow/winter tires were necessary. I decided to buy a set for the Subaru since I will be changing wheel sizes. The difference between these and the all terrains on my Jeep is nothing short of amazing. In the last snow ( a wet slippery 4"), I couldn't let off the clutch in my Jeep without all four tires spinning (limited slips front and rear). The Nokians on the Subaru gripped so well that I could add 1\3 gas pedal before the traction control would kick in. Perfectly straight launch unlike the all terrain equipped Jeep. Stopping performance was similarly amazing.

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        Best snow tire EVER!

        ★★★★★ 5/5
        MSprague
        2 years ago
        Ran these last winter for the first time and won't run anything else ever again. Had them on a 2006 Dodge Charger with 400+ hp and what a difference!

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          Best tire for Canadian Winters

          ★★★★★ 5/5
          Randy2222
          2 years ago
          Just put these on my Cadillac SRX the day before 20cm of snow. Vehicle handled the road and snow with ease. Excellent grip and felt very secure

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            Must-have tires for Rocky Mountain winters.

            ★★★★★ 5/5
            TDIRex
            2 years ago
            Put these on a 2010 VW Touareg TDI, was using Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor tires, which are rated for severe snow service (mountain-snowflake symbol in the US). They did not inspire confidence, and would push on turns in packed snow. Since I've had the Nokians, this car is unstoppable. With 3 days of snow followed by sun and cold temps, the roads here have become snow-packed with ice-rink hard ice. Climbed two steep hills with no drama while other cars slid and failed to make the summit. Great traction, very predictable -- I can still steer with the throttle where necessary, but on lift, the grip comes back instantly, allowing me to point the car where I want it with absolute confidence. I engine brake on steep downhills, and this tire maintains grip the entire time. Fantastic tire for Colorado Front Range winters where a studded tire is overkill.

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              Best Winter Tire

              ★★★★★ 5/5
              rap2cme2
              2 years ago
              Soon after purchasing my set of R2 Suv`s, I was so impressed with them, I got a set of R`2`s for my wifes car. She takes my 3 year old son and 6 month old daughter to daycare on her way to work,quite a distance from home.I feel good knowing my family is on The Best Winter Tire Made. Give yourself some peace of mind.Thanks Nokian Tires

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                Amazing tires

                ★★★★★ 5/5
                SinPP
                2 years ago
                Got the tires during a snow storm about a month ago since my wife refuses to drive the X5 as soon as there is any little bit of snow on the ground. Tried them the same day and I couldn't believe the traction. These tires work Magic! Now she drives regardless of the road conditions and we've taken them on a long ski trip. Very little road noise on the highways and absolutely no worries about getting into some steep and icy mountain roads. Already planned a next ski trip! Let it snow!

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                  As expected - Awesome tires !

                  ★★★★★ 5/5
                  TomiK
                  2 years ago
                  Been using Nokian tires (Hakkapeliitta) in Finland and now using Hakkapeliitta in Canada - simple the best tires on planet ! Quiet on highway, nice grip on snow / slush / ice... as said the as expected. Using once, using for ever. Keep up the Quality !

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                    very good tire

                    ★★★★☆ 4/5
                    hondaman
                    2 years ago
                    I bought these tires for my Honda Ridgeline sport at my local dealer. I got a good price for the set of R2 Suvs. I had Nokian on my previous civic si and they lasted 11 years(of course not a lot of milage but still got the job done). My first thought was... that they were not confortable (and are still not) low speed and high speed . I sometimes feel they are not well balanced (but were balanced 3 times at the dealer) they changed one tire but it is still bouncy and told me it was normal. When we had our first snow, i was really impressed with the traction. I could not believe i was on snow because the traction is great. I had to floor my Honda to make the traction control work. Overall i am not surprised about the quality because i had previous experiance with Nokian.For a snow tire my gas milage is good. Just disapointed about the ride quality.

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                      "Supreme Confidence"!

                      ★★★★★ 5/5
                      JeepSRT
                      22 months ago
                      I put these on my 2014 Jeep SRT (which is AWD/SuperCharged, and has 800+ hp) and they are fantastic! They exhibit stellar grip, stopping power, and handling on any/all winter conditions that I've experienced up in Northern Idaho (80 miles from Canada), as well as the mountain passes in Western Washington State! I do intense research/my homework on these matters, so believe me when I tell you that you "won't" be disappointed by choosing the Hakkapeliitta R2 SUV winter "Super Stars"!

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                        Yes, Amazing

                        ★★★★★ 5/5
                        Rodinal
                        19 months ago
                        With my 2016 Kia AWD Sportage this is the first Winter season for the Hakkapeliitta R2 SUV. Even with Winter starting late this year, snow does come to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. And so far these tires are amazing. Even on snow packed roads it feels like I am driving on pavement. Only once have the anti-lock brakes engaged (while coming down a very steep snow covered hill) the car stayed straight and true and stopped. For dry highway driving there was little noise. I know I made the right choice with these tires!

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                          Crazy good traction

                          ★★★★★ 5/5
                          jefftopo5
                          19 months ago
                          I put these on my Chevy Trailblazer this year for the winter season. The traction on the ice, snow slushy mixes is really impressive. My tire dealer recommended over the Bridgestone Blizzak and I am glad I took his advise.

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                            The best there is.

                            ★★★★★ 5/5
                            Snowmobiler
                            12 months ago
                            Have been running these Hakka"s for three winters now in New Hampshire. Must have around 25K miles on them. They are showing very little wear at this time. Last March I purchased a new Nissan Murano with Toyo's and since the winter was almost over, I didn't have the Hakka's transferred. We had some light snow and what a lousy tire that Toyo is in the snow. No grip. I'm sticking with Nokian for the winter.

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                              All about safety

                              ★★★★★ 5/5
                              Ryan
                              9 months ago
                              Wisconsin winters can be demanding. Modern cars typically have all-season tires which perform adequately most of the time and poorly in snow and ice. I have used snow tires my entire life with varied success. Nokian R2 tires are by far the best. I will be buying my third set for my newest truck and will not even consider other brands. These are amazing snow tires providing the best traction available short of studded tires. The cost is comparable to competitive brands and the longevity and ware is great. I highly recommend Nokian R2 snow tire to anyone wanting to safely navigate in ice and snow.

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                                The Perfect Winter Tire

                                ★★★★★ 5/5
                                dngvt
                                17 months ago
                                I am amazed how great this tire has performed. Great in snow (although very limited ability to really test it this season) and a quiet efficient tire otherwise. I'm please and look forward to seasons filled with feet of snow to play in.

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                                  Nokian makes a good tire

                                  ★★★★★ 5/5
                                  Tommy27
                                  19 months ago
                                  I bought a set of Nikian R2's SUV and placed them on my Mercedes GL450. Great results, very happy. The tires are really quiet and very reliable in snow. I have a 2014 Ford Explorer XLT and I have WRG3's on it and they are also really effective.

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                                    Very effective.

                                    ★★★★★ 5/5
                                    blobbykev
                                    10 months ago
                                    I bought these last year and was amazed how good my SUV looked when I went to pick it up. They have a wide tread and the grip is unbelievable. I was offered such a great deal that I got them installed even though there wasn't any snow at the time! I will never buy anything else.

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                                      stop shopping winter tires an buy these

                                      ★★★★★ 5/5
                                      rockett
                                      6 months ago
                                      I live in ohio an snow an ice can be bad. been through many tire brands an these by far are the best ever. fuel savings a plus. just amazing tires

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                                        Awesome, just awesome

                                        ★★★★★ 5/5
                                        maarten
                                        8 months ago
                                        Bought the tires a month ago for my LR4 - that car is great in all conditions even with average tires, but with 4 Hakka R2 SUV, it is simply a tank on rails. We have had pretty much everything a classic Vancouver winter can throw at you this year, in a span of one month - torrential rain at 5-8C for days at a time, black ice for a few days after a cold snap froze the roads post-rain, slushy 3" of wet snow and, just now a few days in solid snow (from soft-packed, to hard-packed, to slush) in temperatures from 0C to -20C. Tires never budged, totally predictable, even when pushed hard on the hard-packed snow in a snowstorm on a winding HWY99 to and from Whistler. Passed many cars going 40-60km/h in that storm, yet the tires kept the truck railing all curves on the road, in totally predictable, stable manner. Very confidence inspiring, they are worth every penny. Wet grip (when it rained so hard, I could not see more than a few feet ahead) was also excellent, very stable and predictable. Good aquaplaning resistance as well. Would buy again. Best winter tire I have had so far.

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                                          Best non-studded tire I have ever had

                                          ★★★★★ 5/5
                                          PhilipPeake
                                          4 months ago
                                          I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee (V8). Traditionally, I have used studded tires in the winter. I didn't have a set for this Jeep, but with visitors coming for Christmas and the prospect of taking them on trips into the mountains, decided that I needed some decent winter tires. I went to buy studded tires. The store manager talked me into trying these tires, with the promise that if I wasn't satisfied, he would swap them for studded tires. He had to order them, so I went back the next day to have them fitted. It started to snow that day, and by the time I left, with my new tires, there was a good covering on the road. The store is only a couple of miles from home. On the way back I came to a traffic roundabout, and stopped. the truck behind me didn't (!). $2.5k of damage to the back of my Jeep. But, first indication that they do handle snow well. The trip to the mountain, in snow and ice convinced me that they are as good as any studded tire I have used. I had OEM Michelin tires, and noticed that on normal roads (dry/wet) these tires were SO much better. Winter is now over, and I will be going back to look for other Nokian tires for use in the summer months.

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                                            Winter?...snow?

                                            ★★★★★ 5/5
                                            spidrgr
                                            8 months ago
                                            starting my second winter with these tires. I live in Québec. No noticeable wear up to now. Winter and snow seems to have all but disappeared on the road. Relatively quiet on the highway and they do not adversely affect comfort. They do have a positive effect on fuel consumption when compared to other winter tires, as adverised. Car is an Audi Q5 with a TDi so lots of torque, but not much accidental wheelspin with those on. Nice!

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                                              The "Best" or Nothing for GMC Terrain 2015.

                                              ★★★★★ 5/5
                                              Faisal
                                              8 months ago
                                              These tire is a winner. Always searching about winter tire and matching the price very difficult. How good are these tire. As soon I installed them ....it was so easy handling, comfortable and excellent condition. This tires made by Finland. I purchased the from a Kal Tire etobicoke.

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