Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8

Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 photo, test, review

The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 is a Premium Touring studded winter tyre with directional tread, designed for passenger cars.

The tyre also has SUV-version.

The tyre has been replaced by the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9.

2016 AMS Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 test

In 2015 experts of the Swedish publication Auto Motor & Sport have tested the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 at size 205/55 R16 and compared it with seven similar budget, mid-range and premium studded tyres. In addition, experts included into the test eight studless tyres, for comparison of results.

test Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 review
10th place in Wet braking (last among studded). The braking distance was 3.63 meters longer, than the best studded tyre.
test Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 review
9th place in Wet handling (last among studded). Nokian was 2.2 seconds slower, than the best studded tyre.
test Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 review
3rd place in Dry braking (the best among studded). The braking distance was 0.1 meter shorter, than the next studded tyre.
test Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 review
2nd place in Ice braking. The braking distance was 0.03 meters longer, than the leader.
test Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 review
1st place and the best result in Ice traction. Acceleration time was 0.55 seconds lower, than the next tyre.
test Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 review
7-9th place in Ice lateral stability (one of the best result among studded).
test Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 review
1st place and the best result in Snow braking. The braking distance was 0.05 meters shorter, than the next studded tyre.
test Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 review
1st place and the best result in Snow traction. Acceleration time was 0.15 seconds lower, than the next tyre.
test Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 review
1st place and the best result in Snow lateral stability. Nokian was 0.18 seconds faster, than the next tyre.
test Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 review
9-10th place in Rolling resistance.

Overall Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 review

According to the test results Nokian took 1st place among studded tyres.

Main conclusions:

  • The lowest result on the wet among studded tyres.
  • The shortest dry braking distance among studded.
  • Great ice performance: very short braking distance, the best traction and lateral stability.
  • The best snow performance.
  • Good rolling resistance.

Similar tyres from the test:

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