Nitto Therma Spike

The Nitto Therma Spike is a Touring studded winter tyre with asymmetrical tread, designed for passenger cars.

2018 Za Rulem Nitto Therma Spike test

In 2018 experts of the Russian magazine Za Rulem have tested the Nitto Therma Spike 3 at size 195/65 R15 and compared it with eleven similar budget, mid-range and premium studded winter tyres.

test Nitto Therma Spike review
Last place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 2.9 meters longer, than the leader.
test Nitto Therma Spike review
9-10th place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 2.3 meters longer, than the leader.
test Nitto Therma Spike review
10th place in Ice braking. The braking distance was 1.5 mteters longer, than the leader.
test Nitto Therma Spike review
9th place in Ice handling. Nitto was 1.8 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Nitto Therma Spike review
9th place in Ice traction. Acceleration time was 1.4 seconds longer, than the leader.
test Nitto Therma Spike review
9th place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 1.2 meters longer, than the leader.
test Nitto Therma Spike review
7-8th place in Snow traction. Acceleration time was 0.4 seconds longer, than the leader.
test Nitto Therma Spike review
2-4th place in Rolling resistance.
test Nitto Therma Spike review
2-4th place in Rolling resistance.

Overall Nitto Therma Spike review

According to the test results Nitto took 10th place.

Main conclusions:

  • The longest wet braking distance.
  • Relatively long dry braking, but close result to the leader.
  • Relatively low ice performance: Nitto lost to most premium brands, but was better than tires of the same price category.
  • Relatively low snow braking and traction.
  • Good rolling resistance.

Similar tyres from the test:

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