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Summary:An all season tire designed for light duty pickups and SUVs. It has a 50,000 mile treadwear warranty. H speed rated
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 is from 60 to 0 mph.
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
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
Size tested The size of the tested model.
Speed rating Speed rating. This letter denotes the maximum sustainable speed and is found directly after the load index. For S-speed-rated tires, it's 112 mph; for T, 118 mph. Speed ratings for other tires include Q, 99 mph; H, 130 mph; V, 149 mph; and Z, 150 mph plus. While such speeds may seem wildly impractical, tires with higher speed ratings tend to provide better handling at legal speed limits. Choose tires that have a speed rating at least as high as the one specified on your vehicle's placard.
Treadwear warranty Commonly used by tire manufacturers to market tires, the warranty describes the typical tread life of the tire. Consumers should view the warranty an indicator of tread life only. Actual mileage will vary with vehicle type, driving style, road, and weather conditions, just to name a few variables. Nearly all treadwear warranties are based on pro-rated amount based on the usable tread worn off the tire.
UTQG treadwear UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG treadwear, an index developed by the government, compares a tire's tread life with that of a reference tire graded at 100. A tire with a grade of 300 is predicted to last three times as long as one graded at 100. Treadwear grades are just one indicator of tread life, but actual tire life will vary due to a number of factors including road conditions, driving habits, vehicle, and maintenance.
UTQG traction UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG traction indicates the tire's ability to stop on a wet surface with Government grades of AA, A, B, C, from best to worst.
UTQG temperature UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG temperature indicates the tire's ability to resist heat build-up under test conditions with Government grades of A, B, C, from best to worst.
*** 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
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Left coaster
Poor tread life
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
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Buffalo NY
Nokian WR G2 Sport Utility
I originally purchase Continental cross contact Eco plus tires for my Porsche Cayenne 2008, but I was slipping in the snow way more then I thought expectable so luckily my tire dealer warrantied them.<br /><br />I purchased Nokian WR G2 Sport Utility and they perform well in all weather conditions. They will loose traction or slip a bit around corners but do provide a confident ride in the snow and overall. I had blizzack tires for one winter season prior to these and they were dedicated snow tires which were better in snow. No slipping at all, but not as good and super noisy on dry pavement.<br /><br />I would recommend the Nokians