Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2
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Summary: A studless winter tire designed for seasonal use. Comes in an R speed rating.
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About - Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2

The Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, performance winter tire models like the Hakkapeliitta R2 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Snow traction:
Snow traction reflects the distance our test car needed to accelerate from 5 to 20 mph on moderately packed snow.

Ice braking:
We tested ice braking on a skating rink from 10 to 0 mph.

Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Features & Specs - Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2
info Speed rating R
info Tread Studless
info Size tested 225/40R18
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User Reviews - Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2
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Six Northern Michigan winters on the Hak
Ride comfort
Tread life
Winter traction
Dry grip
Best Uses
I have my Hakkapeliittas mounted on dedicated 16 inch wheels, that came with my 2008 Mini Cooper. They are stored from early April until late October every year, since 2008. I live in a snow belt with about 150 inches average each year, and an average of about four significant snows per week. These tires have given superb grip in snow, ice and slush for six winters, only slipping on dry pavement when I treat my Mini Cooper as if it were summer on a nice curve. I recently noticed that they were manufactured in week 33 of 2005, so I need to replace them, even though the tread depth passes all the guidelines. I plan to get the same tire again. My car feels a bit like a street legal snowmobile with these. I've driven other Minis that don't have this tire and it's clear that this tire is amazing for a climate such as this.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Winter in the north.
Ride comfort
Winter traction
Wet grip
Best Uses
I find the Nokian tires to always have amazing performance when it comes to all weather and winter conditions. The Hakkapaliita R2's are easily the best winter tire I have used. Short of having a barely noticeable wet breaking issue, the R2's are confidence inspiring and excellent for traction and breaking in snow and ice. <br /><br />I will not use any other winter tires.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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