Nokian zLine

Nokian zLine photo, test, review

Nokian zLine is Max Performance Summer tire with asymmetrical tread pattern, designed for Passenger cars.

The tire also has version for SUV.

The tire has been replaced by the Nokian Powerproof.

2017 Auto Bild Nokian zLine test

In 2017 experts of the German publication Auto Bild have tested Nokian zLine at size 245/40 R18 and compared with 8 similar budget, medium and premium summer tires.

Nokian zLine test and review
5th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 1.15m longer, than the leader.
Nokian zLine test and review
5th place in Wet handling. Nokian was 1.3km/h slower, than the leader.
summer tire Nokian zLine test and review
3-4th place in Wet lateral handling.
summer tire Nokian zLine test and review
8th place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 2.7km/h lower, than the leader.
summer tire Nokian zLine test and review
5th place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 0.6m longer, than the leader.
test Nokian zLine review
7th place in Dry handling. Nokian was 2.2km/h slower, than the leader.
test Nokian zLine review
4th place in Rolling resistance.
test Nokian zLine review
8th place in Noise.

Overall Nokian zLine review

According to the test results Nokian shared 6th place with Falken and got an expert score “Good”.

Main conclusions:

  • Good wet performance.
  • Low straight aquaplanning resistance.
  • Good dry braking distance and handling speed.
  • Low rolling resistance.
  • Relatively high noise.

Similar tires from the test:

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