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Nokian Nordman Solstice AsymmetricalReviews

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All-weather tires are a rather new category in the tire world. All-weather tires offer the same long, road manners, handling, low noise, and ride quality that you’d expect with premium all-season tires, but with a set of features that delivers better performance in winter weather. They may not perform as well in heavy snow and slush as a dedicated winter tire, but definitely a cut above what you’d expect from an all-season or touring tire – and with a tread formulation that can be used year-round and that won’t wear prematurely in warmer weather like winter tires will.

Nokian is a Finland-based tire maker (yes, the same parent company that makes Nokia phones) and doesn’t shy away from innovations in design, materials, and construction. Nokian’s strong suit is winter performance for both winter tires and all-weather tires, and the Nordman Solstice Asymmetrical certainly delivers. It’s a tire that’s equally capable and confident on practically any road, in practically any weather conditions.

But is this tire the right choice for you and your ride? Let’s find out in this Nokian Nordman Solstice Asymmetrical review.

Features and Benefits

Check out some of the features that make the Nordman Solstice Asymmetrical a standout:

  • Asymmetric tread pattern for confident handling and traction in dry, rainy or wintry conditions
  • Advanced rubber compound is designed to stay flexible in subfreezing weather but delivers good road adhesion and long wear year-round
  • Snow Claws incorporated in lateral and longitudinal grooves dig in and add bite for snow, slush, mud
  • Low rolling resistance design helps save fuel
  • Grooves and dense sipe network evacuate water and slush to avoid hydroplaning or slushplaning
  • 3 Peak Mountain Snowflake certified for severe winter service
  • Backed by a 50,000 mile limited manufacturer tread life warranty
  • Tread pitch is computer tuned to keep road noise low

Pros and Cons

While no tire is perfect, this Nokian tire has more strengths than weaknesses:


  • Outstanding traction and performance year-round
  • Generous warranty coverage
  • Ride quality and handling rival the best all-season and touring tires
  • Low rolling resistance cuts fuel costs


  • Asymmetric tread limits rotation options
  • Some drivers have noticed more higher road noise
  • While better in winter weather than an all-season tire, these tires don’t perform as well as dedicated winter tires in severe ice, slush, and snow

SimpleTire’s view on Nokian Nordman Solstice Asymmetrical tires

Like we mentioned above, Nokian’s design team is full of forward-thinking ideas and product development that’s truly a step ahead of the competition. The Nordman Solstice Asymmetrical is a perfect example, a next-gen tire that delivers all-weather performance, be it on a hot desert highway or a snowy day in New England.

The Nordman Solstice Asymmetrical is a great choice for a wide variety of vehicles and a wide variety of situations. We’re confident that this is a tire you’ll be happy with for your ride.

Vehicles the Nokian Nordman Solstice Asymmetrical is a good replacement tire for

The Nordman Solstice Asymmetrical rating is strong thanks to its consistent performance year-round. That makes this a great choice for many of today’s most common vehicles. This is a tire you could consider if you drive a Buick Envision, Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Grand Caravan, Ford Explorer, Honda Accord, Hyundai Elantra, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Kia Forte, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Murano, Subaru Forester, Toyota Highlander, or Volkswagen Passat and want better year-round performance than an all-season tire.














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Toyota Tacoma 2004 4x2 Reg. Cab
Verified Customer
Nov 28, 2021

Had these for about 300 miles. Once broken in (first 50 miles) these tires are great. Great traction and road feel. Testing on some light snow/iced roads recently and on 2wd light weight truck with no weight in the back they hooked up well, had minimal slide and gained traction - enough to give me full confidence that my mini truck will survive winter driving with confidence given to the driver