Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 Tire Reviews
(Based on 17 Reviews)
On Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 TiresOn 01/13/2018 gave an Overall Rating of 4.00
I have exclusively owned Nokian tires for winter use on all of my vehicles for the past 30 years. The R2 tires that I have on my Crosstrek Subaru have been a big disappointment since new. The wear has been uneven with some cupping. The tires have been noisy since new. The tire wear has been substandard. The fuel economy has been a disappointment. I always calculate my fuel economy for each fill up. On average, these tires cost me 5%-10% on fuel economy over the Yokohama rim protectors that came on the car or the Continental all seasons the are now run in good weather. Nokian told me that the tire wear was probably caused by improper alignment. At substantial expense, I had alignment checked and it was in spec for the car. At some expense to me, I had the tires removed from the rims and put on the other side of car to try to even the wear and still they wear fast. Compared to the R's on my Civic, there is no comparison. The R's wear very well with over 5 winters on them and even wear with low noise. The fuel economy on the Civic actually increases when the R's are on. am not sure if I will get any more Nokian winter tires until the company figures out how to make a tire that does more than just work well.
On Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 TiresOn 01/13/2018 gave an Overall Rating of 5.00
Smooth riding. Seems to have low rolling resistance which saves gas and also give slightly improved acceleration performance. New found confident traction and stability on snow and ice with our 2WD 2001 BMW sedan. Way better winter performance than the Dunlop Graspic winter tires they replace. These new tires have only been used for a few weeks this winter so treadlife is TBD.
On Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 TiresOn 01/11/2018 gave an Overall Rating of 5.00
So far they have handled Western New York snow just fine, I expect to get three or four good seasons out of these tires.
On Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 TiresOn 01/06/2018 gave an Overall Rating of 5.00
For nearly 30 years, I have driven Nokian tyres during the winter. This new set might be the best I have used. My daily commute is 100 miles through the Green Mtns in Vermont. At this time of year, these tires see more snow than asphalt. Their tracking is excellent in fresh or packed snow. My vehicle is a front-wheel driven sedan.
On Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 TiresOn 01/04/2018 gave an Overall Rating of 5.00
Wow.. what a difference. I have a Chevy Bolt EV which drove like I was on jelly donuts because of the self sealing tires they come with. Yuck! - The ride was very mushy and I always felt like I was going to tip over. With these.. my car handles like a corvette! - No - Joke!
On Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 TiresOn 01/01/2018 gave an Overall Rating of 5.00
excellent winter tires.
On Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 TiresOn 12/27/2017 gave an Overall Rating of 4.50
Haks are the best
On Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 TiresOn 12/24/2017 gave an Overall Rating of 4.50
So far great tires there on my wife’s van and she likes them
On Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 TiresOn 12/11/2017 gave an Overall Rating of 1.00
These tires suck. DO NOT buy them. I can't even get up my driveway, which has a minor incline, AFTER it has been plowed and there is LESS than 1/4" of snow on the surface. Last year, I had my truck in 4WD mode with about 2" on the ground. On a turn AFTER a full stop, the truck broke completely free. The only thing that stopped me from sliding off the road into a tree was the curb.
On Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 TiresOn 11/26/2017 gave an Overall Rating of 5.00
So far these tires have done really well. I'm excited to see how they perform in the snow. Unfortunately there hasn't been any snowfall yet this season. My tires arrived the next day (sooner than expected)! I will definitely be ordering tires from Simple Tire again!
On Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 TiresOn 04/16/2017 gave an Overall Rating of 5.00
These tires take my Cavalier places 4x4's can't go in winter conditions. Also, they don't activate the ABS as easy as other tires. Stopping distance is great compared to other tires. I live in a mountainous, rural area.
On Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 TiresOn 03/02/2017 gave an Overall Rating of 4.50
Very happy with these tires as a great winter solution on an AWD Volvo in Minneapolis.
On Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 TiresOn 02/02/2017 gave an Overall Rating of 4.50
excellent winter tires. Very quiet. Have only limited experience driving in snow to date but so far they are excellent.
On Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 TiresOn 01/28/2017 gave an Overall Rating of 4.00
I purchased a set of 4 Nokian Hakkapeliittas from simple tire. The buying experience was extremely easy, and they shipped them to a local installer. I did have a problem though. One of the tires was out of round and would not balance even with road force balancing. I contacted simple tire and they shipped me out a new tire right away and sent me a label to return the old tire once the new one was installed. I am very impressed with the entire experience, as well as the confidence in knowing my purchase was protected. To be honest, I was not expecting simple tire to ship me a new tire right away. I figured I would have to ship the old one back first, have them investigate, etc, etc... I am very pleased with the entire experience so far, minus getting a bad tire, but that is not their fault. 5 star experience.
On Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 TiresOn 12/26/2016 gave an Overall Rating of 5.00
Excellent in the snow! Driving type would actually be back roads in rural Vermont; not necessarily highway and not really city driving. These tires are perfect for the often very snowy road conditions in Vermont. I always recommend to friends and family.
On Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 TiresOn 05/01/2015 gave an Overall Rating of 4.50
The best tire I've ever driven on. These tires have astonishing grip even on slick ice. In the rain they are unparalleled. These are described as winter tires, but living in the constantly changing winter hell of NW Pennsylvania I use them as all seasons with the only tradeoff being their a relatively low tread life. Despite the aggressive tread, these tires are extremely smooth and remarkably quiet even at highway speeds on dry or wet pavement. Living in a rural area around the Allegheny National Forest, the roads are often poorly maintained and full of large potholes, which have damaged many tires I've previously used. These tires appear unaffected. As a winter tire I highly recommend them. If you live in a place where the weather is usually poor and unpredictable more than half the year, I would also recommend these as an all-season tire if you can afford the high price tag relative to tread life.
On Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 TiresOn 02/14/2015 gave an Overall Rating of 4.00