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Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 Tire

 
Approximate retail price:
$250
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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5.0
Best winter tires I have ever used
2/11/2015
Pros
No Dropoff In Mpg
Noise
Quiet And Smooth Ride
Ride comfort
Snow Traction
Winter traction
Cons
Dry Braking
Unknown Tred Life
Best Uses
Comment:
As with most fun to drive cars, the selection of tires that work in the snow is few and far between. I bought the Hakkapeliitta R2s after reading in several publications they are the best, and that is 100% true. The snow traction and handling are far better than the Michelin Pilot Sport AS3 tires that I bought as OE replacements. I was most impressed with the ride quality and quiteness, as well as the overall performance of the tire on wet, dry and snow. The only down side is braking, which is common for winter tires. If you looking for first rate snow traction and safety, than look no further than the Hakkapeliitta R2. They are more expensive than other snow tires, however they are cheaper than dealing with the insurance company and a possible collision deductible.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Hakkapeliitta R2 vs. Hakkapeliitta R
1/26/2015
Pros
Noise
Ride comfort
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I wrote the other recent review on the R2 thinking that it was for the R. My other review refers to the Hakkas made in 2005 that I drove from 2008 through this Christmas 2014. I now have the R2 and would say that they are just as good or better than the R. I was concerned about noise, since C.R had rated them half black on noise, whereas the older R tire was rated as half red, so I was wondering if it would be loud...<br />No- no difference in noise from the old tires. I would call them quiet snow tires. The C.R test was with a larger size, mine are 16 inch tires on a Mini Cooper. <br />I handed my old Hakkas on to a gal with a Jetta and she raves about them, even with their 25,000 miles and 7 years of service.<br />I considered getting the Nokian W.R.'s but wanted the dedicated snow tire for those many days when it's really snow covered roads, as it has been since Christmas.<br />Very happy and feeling safe.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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5.0
Six Northern Michigan winters on the Hak
11/27/2014
Pros
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Winter traction
Cons
Dry grip
Best Uses
Comment:
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.
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