Nokian Nordman 7

Nokian Nordman 7 photo, test, review

Nokian Nordman 7 is a Premium Touring studded winter tyre with directional tread pattern, designed for Passenger cars. The model also has version for SUV.

The model has been replaced by the Nokian Nordman 8.

Key performance

Dry performance
78.48%
Wet performance
93.13%
Aquaplaning
95.51%
Ice performance
89.26%
Snow performance
97.01%
Noise
70%
Rolling resistance
99.41%

Nokian Nordman 7 Tests

2020 Vi Bilagare

In 2020 experts of the Sweden magazine Vi Bilagare have tested the tire at size 205/60 R16 and compared to 7 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
8th place in Wet braking. +5.04m braking distance.
Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
7-8th place in Wet handling. +2.64sec lap time.
Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
8th place in Dry braking. +3.42m braking distance.
Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
7-8th place in Dry handling. Subjective score – 2 points.
Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
7th place in Straight aqua. +2.9km/h float speed.
Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
5th place in Ice braking. +0.88m braking distance.
Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
5th place in Ice handling. +3.88sec lap time.
5th place in Ice traction. +0.33sec acceleration time.
Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Snow braking. +0.01m braking distance.
Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
1-2nd place in Snow handling. +0.42sec lap time.
Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
4th place in Snow traction. +0.1sec acceleration time.
Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
5th place in Rolling resistance. +0.08 l/100km.
Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
5-8th place in Noise. Subjective score – 2 points.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 80km/h 8 33.3m +3.42m 89.73%
Subj. Dry handling 7-8 2 points -3 points 40%
Wet braking at 80km/h 8 38.91m +5.04m 87.05%
Wet handling 7-8 45.75sec +2.64sec 94.23%
Straight aqua 7 61.7km/h -2.9km/h 95.51%
Ice braking at 15km/h 5 4.31m +0.88m 79.58%
Ice handling 5 55.11sec +3.88sec 92.96%
Ice traction 2-3 2.22sec +0.33sec 85.13%
Snow braking at 35km/h 3 10.51m +0.01m 99.9%
Snow handling 1-2 74.62sec -0.42sec 100%
Snow traction 4 3.72sec +0.1sec 97.31%
Rolling resistance 5 5.74 l/100km +0.08 l/100km 98.6%
Noise 5-8 2 points -3 points 40%

2019 Za Rulem

Test by the magazine Za Rulem in 2019. The experts have tested the tire at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 11 similar Touring and Premium Touring Studded tires.

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Nokian Nordman 7 stud test, review, ratings
9th place in Wet braking. +2.2m braking distance.

Nokian Nordman 7 stud test, review, ratings
11th place in Dry braking. +2.6m braking distance.

Nokian Nordman 7 stud test, review, ratings
5th place in Ice braking. +3.2m braking distance.

Nokian Nordman 7 stud test, review, ratings
7th place in Ice lateral handling. +1.8sec lap time.

Nokian Nordman 7 stud test, review, ratings
4-5th place in Ice traction. +1sec acceleration time.

Nokian Nordman 7 stud test, review, ratings
4-5th place in Snow braking. +0.6m braking distance.

Nokian Nordman 7 stud test, review, ratings
6th place in Snow traction. +0.3sec acceleration time.

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1-3rd place in Rolling resistance. -0.1 l/100km.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 80km/h 11 36.1m +2.6m 92.79%
Wet braking at 60km/h 9 21.5m +2.2m 89.77%
Ice braking at 30km/h 5 20.3m +3.2m 84.24%
Ice handling 7 20.9sec +1.8sec 91.39%
Ice traction 4-5 7.9sec +1sec 87.34%
Snow braking at 40km/h 4-5 15m +0.6m 96%
Snow traction 6 5.7sec +0.3sec 94.73%
Rolling resistance 1-3 4.3 l/100km -0.1 l/100km 100%

2019 Test World

Test by the Finnish organization in 2019. The experts have tested the Nokian at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 11 similar studded winter tires from different price categories.

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Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Wet braking. +4.3m braking distance.

Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
11th place in Wet handling. +1.2sec lap time.

Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
4th place in Dry braking. +2m braking distance.

Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
8-12th place in Subj. Dry handling.

Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
8th place in Ice braking. +3.7m braking distance.

Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
10th place in Ice handling. +4.9sec lap time.

Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
7-9th place in Ice traction. +0.5sec acceleration time.

Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
9th place in Snow braking. +3.3m braking distance.

Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
11-12th place in Snow handling. +2.5sec lap time.

Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
8-11th place in Snow traction. +0.2sec acceleration time.

Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
1-3rd place in Subj. noise. Subjective score – 7 points.

Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
1st place in Rolling resistance. -0.1% fuel consumption.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 80km/h 4 31.2m +2m 93.58%
Subj. Dry handling 8-12 7 points -1 point 87.5%
Wet braking at 80km/h 3 37.1m +4.3m 88.41%
Wet handling 11 40.7sec +1.2sec 97.05%
Ice braking at 50km/h 8 40.2m +3.7m 90.79%
Ice handling 10 65.9sec +4.9sec 92.56%
Ice traction 7-9 3.8sec +0.5sec 86.84%
Snow braking at 80km/h 9 54.1m +3.3m 93.9%
Snow handling 11-12 58.5sec +2.5sec 95.73%
Snow traction 8-11 6.1sec +0.2sec 96.72%
Noise 1-3 7 points +1 point 100%
Rolling resistance 1 -0.1% 100%

2018 Za Rulem

In 2018 experts of the Russian magazine Za Rulem have tested the Nokian Nordman 7 at size 195/65 R15 and compared to 11 similar budget, mid-range and premium studded winter tyres.

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9th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 1.7 meters longer, than the leader.
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7th place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 1.6 meters longer, than the leader.
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7th place in Ice braking. The braking distance was 0.9 meters longer, than the leader.
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7th place in Ice handling. Nokian was 1.4 seconds slower, than the leader.
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4-5th place in Ice traction. Nordman was 0.4 seconds slower, than the leader.
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6-7th place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 0.7 meters longer, than the leader.
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4-6th place in Snow traction. Acceleration time was 0.3 seconds longer, than the leader.
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2-4th place in Rolling resistance.
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2-4th place in Rolling resistance.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 80km/h 7 31.9m +1.6m 94.98%
Wet braking at 60km/h 9 20.5m +1.7m 91.7%
Wet handling 11 40.7sec +1.2sec 97.05%
Ice braking at 20km/h 7 7.5m +0.9m 88%
Ice handling 7 17sec +1.4sec 91.76%
Ice traction 4-5 4.5sec +0.4sec 91.1%
Snow braking at 40km/h 6-7 17.6m +0.7m 96.02%
Snow traction 4-6 6.2sec +0.3sec 95.16%
Rolling resistance 2-4 6.4 l/100km +0.1 l/100km 98.44%

2017 Za Rulem

Test by the magazine Za Rulem in 2017. The experts have tested the tire at size 185/65 R15 and compared to 10 similar Touring and Premium touring studded tires.

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Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
7th place in Wet braking. +1.5m braking distance.

Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
7-8th place in Dry braking. +1.7m braking distance.

Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
5-6th place in Ice braking. +2.1m braking distance.

Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
5-7th place in Ice handling. +1.2sec lap time.

Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
3-5th place in Ice traction. +0.4sec acceleration time.

Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
3-4th place in Snow braking. +0.1m braking distance.

Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
4-5th place in Snow traction. +0.2sec acceleration time.

Nokian Nordman 7 test, review, ratings
1-2nd place in Rolling resistance. -0.1 l/100km.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 80km/h 7-8 33.6m +1.7m 94.94%
Wet braking at 60km/h 7 20.4m +1.5m 92.65%
Wet handling 11 40.7sec +1.2sec 97.05%
Ice braking at 30km/h 5-6 18.5m +2.1m 88.65%
Ice handling 5-7 21.1sec +1.2sec 94.31%
Ice traction 3-5 6.9sec +0.4sec 94.2%
Snow braking at 40km/h 3-4 14.9 +0.1m 99.33%
Snow traction 4-5 6.2sec +0.2sec 96.77%
Rolling resistance 1-2 6.3 l/100km -0.1 l/100km 100%

Overall Nokian Nordman 7 Review

# Test 2020 Vi Bilagare 2019 Za Rulem 2019 Test World 2018 Za Rulem 2017 Za Rulem Overall
Dry braking 89.73% 92.79% 93.58% 94.98% 94.94% 93.2%
Dry handling 40% 87.5% 63.75%
Wet braking 87.05% 89.77% 88.41% 91.7% 92.65% 89.92%
Wet handling 94.23% 97.05% 97.05% 97.05% 96.35%
Straight aqua 95.51% 95.51%
Ice braking 79.58% 84.24% 90.79% 88% 88.65% 86.25%
Ice handling 92.96% 91.39% 92.56% 91.76% 94.31% 92.6%
Ice traction 85.13% 87.34% 86.84% 91.1% 94.2% 88.92%
Snow braking 99.9% 96% 93.9% 96.02% 99.33% 97.03%
Snow handling 100% 95.73% 97.87%
Snow traction 97.31% 94.73% 96.72% 95.16% 96.77% 96.14%
Rolling resistance 98.6% 100% 100% 98.44% 100% 99.41%
Noise 40% 100% 70%

According to the test result Nordman took 6th place.

Main conclusions:

  • Relatively long wet braking distance.
  • Average dry braking distance.
  • Good ice performance. Nordman showed very close result to the leaders and was better than some more expensive brands.
  • Good snow braking and handling; very close result to premium tyres.
  • Low rolling resistance.

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