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Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV

Winter, Suv/crossover tire


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13 SimpleTire reviews

Subaru Outback 2021 Premium
Verified Customer
Jan 13, 2022

Awesome tires on my Subaru outback you don't even know you are driving on snow. Great traction. HAKKAPELIITTAS ROCK!! SIMPLE TIRE is a great company to deal with!!

Jeep Grand Cherokee 2020 Overland
Verified Customer
Jan 10, 2022

A friend of mine recommended these tires to me. I decided to spend the money on them and so glad I have! So far they are working very well for me on treacherous, wintery roads, and in slush/wet conditions also. Have not had them long enough to comment on the tread yet; the noise is normal for any snow tire. Would definitely recommend at this point!

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Subaru Outback 2022 wilderness
Verified Customer
Jan 6, 2022

Fantastic winter tires! I live where roads are icy and 12" of snow at a crack is not uncommon. Tires perform excellent in snow and ice conditions with emphasis to stopping power and lateral control on ice. The Hakkapeliitta R3 tires easily stop my 2 ton vehicle 10-15 feet sooner than the OEM three peak rated tires it came with. If you want winter tire performance Nokians are the way to go!

Ford F-150 2018 Platinum
Verified Customer
Oct 29, 2021

Just bought a new set as a winter tire for my F150. I ran the R2 last 3 years. Great tire. Wears fast with 3.5 ecoboost and 500lb ft of torque. Got 3 winters before I noticed a major decrease in performance. We get 3-4 foot drifts in the driveway all winter on shore of Lake Ontario. I can always make it out of the driveway which is a couple hundred feet long before it's plowed.

GMC Yukon 2016 Denali
Verified Customer
Oct 18, 2021

We love these tires. Nearly silent and definitely the best non-studded winter tires we have ever had. We drove up a step grade on solid ice with water running on top and had zero issues, coming down was fine (once we put it in 4 low and stayed off the brakes). We are fans and in our opinion we understand why these are always rated near or at the top for winter tires! Simple tire had the best pricing and shipping was very quick, the arrived days before I had expected them too. A+++

BMW X5 2013 xDrive35d
Verified Customer
Mar 7, 2021

Very smooth ride for a winter tire and they hug the road. Live in NH.

Jeep Compass 2019 Sport
Verified Customer
Feb 28, 2021

Installed a set of 215/70r16 Nokian Hakkapalitta R3 SUV on a 2019 Jeep Compass 4x4. Christmas Eve we had 6+" of wet snow on top of ice and freezing rain that fell earlier that day. Went to deliver gifts and visit the grandchildren 50 miles from home. Absolutely no problems getting there or home. These tires eat ice and snow for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Verified Customer
Feb 9, 2021

My dodge caravan can confidently pass the 4x4 diesel daddy loaner truck in front of you with ease. I haven't gone much more than 55 on snow covered road, but just proves that the right tires makes any vehicle a good winter vehicle. Even with 4 inches of snow on the ground you sometimes have to do it for Dale.

Verified Customer
Dec 29, 2020

I've had the Nokian R3 SUV on my F-Pace S for a couple thousand miles so far and they've been great in all conditions. Dry handling isn't UHP summer level but it's good, noise is minimal with just a very mild rumble - not bad for such an aggressive tread. I went with a 20" winter setup and the ride is noticeably more comfortable than my stock 22" summer tires. The real reason we buy winter tires is to get us from A to B when the weather gets nasty, and these perform great in show/ice. We just had a 4-5" snowstorm with temps in the teens, so there was quite a bit of ice. I drove in fresh snow, slush, and packed snow/ice for a couple of days and have zero complaints. These tires clawed their way up the long, icy hill to my house with no drama all. My wife drove up the same hill on new Michelin Defender LTX but with more spinning and effort needed. The Nokians definitely seem to have an edge when it comes to grip vs a pretty good all-season tire with good snow traction ratings. I also tested turning and braking performance of the R3 in an empty icy parking lot, and I was impressed by their performance. This is my first set of dedicated winter tires, but I can say they're better in snow/ice than the 3PMSF rated all-seasons I've had in the past.

Verified Customer
Jul 29, 2020

Living in Upstate New York for the last ten years taught me about the importance of a good set of snow tires. I had them on my 1997 Honda Civic and when I bought a 2019 Honda CR-V there was no doubt in my mind I was going to buy another set. Some people will say with all wheel drive you don't need snow tires but that is false security, especially if you deal with snow covered roads on a consistent basis. These tires came highly recommended in a review and Nokian has a track record of making excellent snow tires so I decided to give them a try (and the price was very good on Simple Tire). I was not disappointed. Traction on snow covered roads was excellent and I can't remember any instance of sliding or slipping. Since they are snow tires they are a bit noisy but it is tolerable. Would buy another set in a heartbeat. If you are still in doubt Google winter or snow tires versus all seasons on snow with an all wheel drive vehicle; the results will be eye opening.

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Designed for use on CUVs and SUVs, the Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV from Nokian is a winter tire that offers drivers first class grip and stable handling on ice and snow.

Features & Benefits

  • Winter tread design
  • Black sidewall
  • Three Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol means this tire is certified to perform in severe winter conditions

Driving in winter weather can be challenging as ice, slush, and snow often makes roads slick. Fortunately, winter tires are designed to remain flexible in lower temperatures so that drivers can combat winter's unforgiving elements. Consider the Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV from Nokian, which gives drivers of CUVs and SUVs first class grip and handling in winter weather thanks to its flexible sipes. Snow Claws between the tread blocks and shoulders areas allow for balance grip on ice and snow, and the Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV's Aramid Sidewall Technology provides exceptional durability and puncture resistance.

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Load Index
1709 lbs (99)
Max Speed
106 MPH (R)
Load Range
Extra (XL)
Tread Depth
Inflation Pressure
51 PSI
Part Number
Tread Design
Tire Weight
26.7 lbs
Section Width
Rim Range
Overall Diameter
Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMS)
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Yes, Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV tires are a great choice for drivers of CUVs and SUV who want strong traction and handling performance in ice, slush, snow, and lower temperatures. The Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV also offers drivers improved ride comfort and better fuel efficiency.

Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV tires could be made at Nokian's factory in Dayton, TN, Finland, or Russia.

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