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Nokian WR G2 Sport Utility
 
Approximate retail price:
$150
Summary: An all season tire designed for light duty pickups and SUVs. It has a 50,000 mile treadwear warranty. H speed rated
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About - Nokian WR G2 Sport Utility

The Nokian WR G2 Sport Utility is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, all season truck tire models like the WR G2 Sport Utility are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Handling:
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; wet and dry cornering grip on our skid pad; and subjective steering feel.
Features & Specs - Nokian WR G2 Sport Utility
info Size tested 265/70R17
info Speed rating H
info Treadwear warranty 50000
info UTQG treadwear 500
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature A
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User Reviews - Nokian WR G2 Sport Utility
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5.0
Good All Weather Tire
4/13/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I have had these tires on my Volvo XC60 for two years and am very satisfied with them. I originally got them so I don't have to switch tires. In the summer their performance is very good. The most noticable difference between these tires and the original equipment Michelins is that these tires are a bit noisier in the summer. However, after two winters [including the most recent winter which was the most severe winter since 1898] they have proven their worth. I must add that my driving is city [which can include some fairly deep snow at times] and highway, not off-road. Overall I would not hesitate to recommend these tires as a good alternative to switching tires for winter and summer.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Year Round All Weather Greatness
1/30/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
*** Ok People, understand that the tread-life is less than stellar ***<br />You do not buy these for 60k tread life, 50k, 40k... Heck even 30k. You buy these tires for complete and utter confidence. No Matter What The Weather! Two NorthEast winter storms '13/'14 winter; No Problem. Torrential down-pour rain, no Hydro-Plain problems. (and I drive too fast)<br /><br />These tires are not going to last me too long, but that is NOT why I bought them. I find them to be confidence inspiring and they are Quiet running (Bonus). Bad Weather doesn't get cars stuck, Bad Tires do! These Nokian's will not leave you stranded; and that for me is worth the price of poor tread-life.<br /><br />Great Tires for the Armageddon... Just be ready to buy A Lot of them, frequently.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Poor tread life
12/22/2013
Pros
Dry grip
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Handling
Noise
Tread life
Value
Best Uses
Comment:
I originally purchased these to thinking that I would avoid the cost of winter tire change over, or the cost of winter tires,wheels and TPMS monitors. Well After burning thru 2 sets in in @ 90,000 KMS or less than 60,000 miles. <br />Was I mistaken, these tires were adequate performers for Pacific Northwest snow the first season or about 10,000 KMS. Questionable for the 2 nd. Winter and nearly down to the wear bars at about 40,000 KMS. Summer highway driving at 80 F. I swear you could see the tread disappear.....<br />The first set was replaced by dealer prorating for the premature tread wear( tread compound problem supposedly), second set no such luck. <br />I now have a set of GoodYear Afinnity Tripletreads on the Mitsubishi Outlander, for nearly $50.00 less each.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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