Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV

Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV photo, test, review

The Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV is a Premium Touring studless winter tyre with directional tread, designed for SUV and 4×4.

The tyre also has version for passenger cars.

The tyre replaced the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 SUV.

2018 AMS Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV test

In 2018 experts of the Sweden magazine Auto Motor & Sport have tested the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV at size 275/45 R20 and compared it with five similar Nordic studless winter tyres. In addition, experts included into the test two winter tyres of the “European” type, which show better performance at dry and wet.

test Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV review
3rd place in Wet braking and the best result among Nordic tyres. The braking distance was 0.35 meters shorter, than the next similar tyre.
test Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV review
4th place in Wet handling (2nd among similar). Nokian was 0.35 seconds slower, than the best Nordic tyre.
test Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV review
1st place and the best result in Dry braking. The braking distance was 1.23 meters shorter, than the next similar tyre.
test Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV review
4th place in Ice braking. The braking distance was 0.59 meters longer, than the leader.
test Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV review
3rd place in Ice handling. Nokiaen was 1.64 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV review
1st place and the best result in Ice traction. Acceleration time was 0.03 seconds faster, than the next tyre.
test Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV review
1st place and the best result in Snow handling. Nokian was 0.24 seconds faster, than the next tyre.
test Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV review
3rd place in Rolling resistance (2nd among similar tyres).

Overall Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV review

According to the test results Nokian took 1st place.

Main conclusions:

  • The best wet performance among Nordic tyres.
  • The shortest dry braking distance (shorter, even than the “European type” tyres).
  • Good ice performance.
  • The best snow handling time.
  • Good rolling resistance.

Similar tyres from the test:

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