Nexen N Fera SU1

The Nexen N Fera SU1 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tire designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tire has been replaced by the Nexen N Fera Sport SU2.

Dry Grip 83%
Wet Grip 77%
Road Feedback 76%
Handling 78%
Wear 74%
Comfort 81%
Buy again 73%

Tire review data from 125 tire reviews averaging 77% over 1,373,111 miles driven.

The N Fera SU1 is ranked 55th of 141 Summer Ultra High Performance tires.

Latest Tire Test Results

2020 Teknikens 17 Inch Summer Tire Test - 10th of 10 tires

  • Positive - Low rolling resistance.
  • Negative - With the exception of economy, the complete absence of positive aspects - you expect more from the tire of this brand. The longest braking distance on dry and wet surfaces, poor wet handling, low comfort.
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2017 Auto Bild Summer Tire Shootout - 22nd of 43 tires

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2014 Auto Zeitung Summer Tire Test - 7th of 12 tires

  • Overall - The revised Nexen N FERA SU1 is fundamentally solid in the wet, but in the curved aquaplaning tests is floats very early
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2020 Tire Tests

  • 10th: 2020 Teknikens 17 Inch Summer Tire Test (225/50 R17)
  • 2017 Tire Tests

  • 22nd: 2017 Auto Bild Summer Tire Shootout (225/50 R17)
  • 2014 Tire Tests

  • 7th: 2014 Auto Zeitung Summer Tire Test (225/50 R17)
  • 10th: 2014 Auto Bild Top 15 Summer Tire Test (225/50 R17)
  • 14th: 2014 Auto Bild 50 Summer Tire Shootout (225/50 R17)
  • Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
    195/45 R15 78W   E B 68  
    195/45 R16 84W XL   E B 69  
    205/45 R16 87W XL   C B 72  
    215/45 R16 90V XL   E B 69  
    225/45 R16 93W XL   C B 69  
    185/50 R16 81V XL   E A 70  
    225/50 R16 96W XL   C C 72  
    185/55 R16 83V   E B 70  
    195/55 R16 91V XL   C B 70  
    205/55 R16 94W XL   C A 72  
    215/55 R16 97W XL   C B 72  
    225/55 R16 95W   C B 71  
    205/40 R17 84W XL   E B 72  
    215/40 R17 87W XL   E B 72  
    235/40 R17 94W XL   C B 72  
    245/40 R17 95W XL   C B 72  
    245/40 R17 95Y XL   C B 68  
    255/40 R17 94W   C B 72  
    275/40 R17 98W   E B 70  
    205/45 R17 88W XL   C B 72  
    205/45 R17 88V XL   C B 68  
    225/45 R17 94Y XL   C A 69  
    235/45 R17 97W XL   C B 72  
    235/45 R17 97Y XL   C B 68  
    245/45 R17 99Y XL   C A 69  
    205/50 R17 93W XL   E B 71  
    215/50 R17 95W XL   C C 72  
    215/50 R17 95V XL   E B 68  
    225/50 R17 98W XL   C B 72  
    225/50 R17 98Y XL   C B 70  
    225/50 R17 98V XL   C A 71  
    235/50 R17 100W XL   C B 70  
    205/55 R17 95Y XL   E B 67  
    215/55 R17 98W XL   C B 72  
    225/55 R17 97V   C B 69  
    225/55 R17 101W XL   C B 71  
    235/55 R17 103W XL   C A 71  
    215/35 R18 84Y XL   E B 72  
    225/35 R18 87Y XL   E B 72  
    245/35 R18 92Y XL   C B 72  
    255/35 R18 94Y XL   C B 72  
    265/35 R18 97Y XL   C B 70  
    275/35 R18 99W XL   C B 70  
    215/40 R18 89Y XL   C B 72  
    225/40 R18 92Y XL   E A 72  
    235/40 R18 95Y XL   C B 72  
    245/40 R18 97Y XL   C B 72  
    255/40 R18 99Y XL   C B 72  
    215/45 R18 93W XL   C B 69  
    225/45 R18 95Y XL   C C 72  
    225/45 R18 95V XL   F A 71  
    235/45 R18 98Y XL   C B 72  
    245/45 R18 100Y XL   C B 72  
    255/45 R18 103Y XL   C B 72  
    235/50 R18 101W XL   C B 72  
    245/50 R18 104W XL   C B 72  
    265/30 R19 93Y XL   C B 70  
    275/30 R19 96Y XL   C B 72  
    225/35 R19 88Y XL   C B 72  
    235/35 R19 91Y XL   C B 72  
    245/35 R19 93Y XL   C B 69  
    255/35 R19 96Y XL   C A 69  
    255/35 R19 96W XL   C C 72  
    275/35 R19 100Y XL   C A 69  
    225/40 R19 93Y XL   C B 69  
    235/40 R19 96Y XL   C B 70  
    245/40 R19 98Y XL   C B 72  
    255/40 R19 100Y XL   C A 69  
    275/40 R19 105Y XL   B A 70  
    225/45 R19 96W XL   C B 70  
    245/45 R19 102Y XL   C B 72  
    255/45 R19 104Y XL   C A 69  
    245/30 R20 90Y XL   E A 68  
    275/30 R20 97Y XL   C B 72  
    285/30 R20 99Y XL   E B 69  
    225/35 R20 90Y XL   E A 69  
    245/35 R20 95Y XL   C B 69  
    255/35 R20 97Y XL   C B 68  
    245/40 R20 99Y XL   C A 71  
    275/40 R20 106Y XL   C A 72  
    245/45 R20 103Y XL   C B 71  

    Questions and Answers for the Nexen N Fera SU1

    2018-01-16 - Are these standard tread or directional?

    The Nexen N Fera SU1 is an asymmetric tread design, not directional.

    2019-05-10 - Are these tires suitable for my 2012 VW T5 Campervan (275x40x20)?

    As long as you can find the N Fera SU1 in the correct size and load rating for your vehicle, there's no reason you shouldn't use the tire.

    2020-05-04 - are these tires run flat?

    I'm not sure whether Nexen offer any runflat sizes of the SU1.

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    Size Price Range  
    205/45 R16 $129.96 - $129.96 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    225/45 R17 $152.44 - $162.96 (3 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    225/45 R18 $185.94 - $185.94 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    225/45 R19 $217.78 - $217.99 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    245/45 R18 $203.60 - $203.60 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    Available in 68 tire sizes - View all.

    Top 3 Nexen N Fera SU1 Reviews

    Given 92% while driving a Audi A6 3.0 TFSI quattro (255/40 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
    I was quite suspicious of the Nexens before buying, but the seller did a good job convincing me. I had bought several tires from him before so I trusted his opinion. Switched from Michelin Pilot Sport 2 to these.

    A few thousand km after I'm really happy with them. Quieter than the PS2, better dry and wet grip. Perhaps the progressiveness is a bit worse than on the PS2, but it is hard to estimate well as it would need a track day, too scary to find the limit in normal traffic!
    Helpful 773 - tire reviewed on October 8, 2016
    Given 30% while driving a Mercedes Benz CLS 320 (275/35 R18) on a combination of roads for 8,000 average miles
    These tires come with 7mm tread. They are excellent until theyre down to 5mm. Then they become death traps. I noticed most good reviews on here are after relatively short mileage. Dont risk it.
    Helpful 99 - tire reviewed on January 26, 2018
    Given 95% while driving a BMW 318 (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 1 easy going miles
    I purchased the Next SU1 tires having come from Bridgestone Performance Tires which grip really well, but were considered noisy.

    I am driving a BMW 3 Series on 18 Inch Alloys and once I swapped the Bridgestone for the Nexen Tires I immediately could feel a significant difference in comfort and a reduction in noise.

    I am incredibly impressed by the Nexen Tires as I had never heard of the brand before, but once the Tire Mechanic convinced me that it was of good quality and manufactured in Korea, I decided to try.

    The Nexen Tires are much more comfortable on the road, and glides over the road and uneven surfaces much better than my previous Bridgestone Potenzas. The Nexens are also much more quieter. Considering that they are also significantly cheaper than the popular brands, I will be sticking to Nexens from now on and swear by them for a good daily driver car's tires! I am not sure of the performance of them as i do not drive my car hard.

    Helpful 57 - tire reviewed on January 6, 2018
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    Latest Nexen N Fera SU1 Reviews

    Given 81% while driving a Kia Motors Cerato 2019 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 65,000 average miles
    I’d buy this tire over and over again purely on the fact that I got 100,000km out of the original set on my Kia Cerato with a 50/50 mix of city/highway driving and the tires still had probably 5000km left.
    Helpful 2 - tire reviewed on April 11, 2023
    Given 71% while driving a Tesla Model S (245/45 R19) on mostly town for 25,000 average miles
    For first 20K km it’s work great, both dry and wet handle good But it’s now around 30K it’s easily lock the wheel when hard brake (nothing crazy)
    Helpful 3 - tire reviewed on March 15, 2023
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    Given 67% while driving a Hyundai Kona electric (215/55 R17) on mostly town for 25,000 average miles
    These are the stock tires that come with the car. They last 24k miles but they are not the nicest of tires . The grip in the wet or cold is very poor and the tire rumble is very noticeable as it an EV. So overall I understand that the manufacture wants low road resistance to improve mpg but it's like the car is on tip toes. It's not reassuring and can be quite frightening in wet or damp. These are not the best tires for the uk .
    Helpful 1 - tire reviewed on February 20, 2023
    Given 89% while driving a Honda 1.8 iVTEC Es (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 15,000 spirited miles
    I have used these on my Honda Civic 1.8 since they were first recomended to me by my local tire shop. I am now on my second set and will be putting them on my Audi TT. They just grip and grip, surefooted and utterly predictable. I simply cant fault them.
    Helpful 3 - tire reviewed on February 15, 2023
    Given 37% while driving a Volvo V60 D3 (235/45 R18) on mostly country roads for 5,000 spirited miles
    Initially an ok tire. Now after 5k miles acceleration in wet weather my vehicle struggles to put the power down. I don’t think the tires will last longer than 10k miles
    Helpful 6 - tire reviewed on December 26, 2022
    Given 40% while driving a Hyundai Kona electric (215/55 R17) on mostly motorways for 30,000 average miles
    I got these tires stock with my new car in 2019 (Hyundai Kona electric) and I must say they are some of the worst tires I have experienced, but I think this may well be down to the fact that I have switched to an EV. Many manufacturers choose tires with low rolling resistance for EVs as this helps acheive better milage figures in tests which is obviously great for marketing. However, low rolling resistance generally also means less grip and combined with the fact that EVs generally have higher torque, this makes for a pretty bad driving experience particularly in the wet. I have found that the tires spin when accelerating from a stopped position on any kind of slope when wet, and by accelerating I don't mean a drag race, just a normal start from a traffic light. As I live in Hong Kong, which rains a lot this is not great. Also, I have noticed the tires squeal during turns which have never happened in my other cars and at normal speeds which I think is also due to lower traction the tires offer. Another problem I have noticed, although admittedly it may be down to luck is that I get a lot of punctures with these tires. I have been driving for around 10 years and usually I get 1-2 punctures a year, but since I got my new car I have been repairing punctures virtually every month. Although I obviously cannot be sure it is due to the tires it does seem statistically significant. It has also been suggested to me that as EV have to lug around a heavy battery pack, there is generally more load on the tires which may make them easier to puncture so read it as you may. I have switched to a set of Continental MC6 tires and at least the grip has improved and driving in the wet is now much greater for me. I would definately not recommend these tires for anyone driving EVs.
    Helpful 3 - tire reviewed on October 27, 2022
    Given 70% while driving a Fiat croma (215/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
    Great in wet, dry grip was ok , very fast wear.
    Helpful 4 - tire reviewed on October 6, 2022
    Given 96% while driving a Honda CRV (245/45 R19) on a combination of roads for 80,000 spirited miles
    On my 3rd set of nexen nefera 245/45r19 can’t fault them in comparison to other brands of the same quality, I will be purchasing more
    Helpful 7 - tire reviewed on October 3, 2022
    Given 91% while driving a Kia Motors Optima (215/55 R17) on mostly town for 32,000 average miles
    I replaced 2 of them after 2 years and all 4 together now (after 4 years). I was happy with them, cannot complain, replaced them only because it was recommended by the Kia (after servicing) to do this within the next few months and I wanted a nice change, It is unbelievable how long they last, I had these tires without any issues the last 4 years! (2 of them), but time to try a different now.
    Helpful 11 - tire reviewed on April 1, 2022
    Given 67% while driving a Volkswagen Passat B7 (225/40 R18) on mostly motorways for 19,000 average miles
    Nice tire, first year of use is pleasing, wet as well, afterwards it's more for dry weather, in rain you need to be more cautious as they are stable in turns but lack grip in braking and accelerating. After 19000 miles they were with 3-4 mm of tread - I changed it due safety reasons. I recomend tires if you get it as low as I got them - cca 60 € for a pcs.
    Helpful 8 - tire reviewed on March 14, 2022
    Given 74% while driving a Fiat Bravo mk1 JTD (195/45 R16) on a combination of roads for 5,000 spirited miles
    I couldn't fit the tires in the back axle due to a weird feeling on turn-in, it felt like I was a going to have a sudden snap oversteer. In the front they felt vague, not very noisy or rigid in terms of comfort. The grip was okay, albeit never fitted UHP tires to this car so I won't put them down on this aspect. Tire wear was good, expected to last +6000 miles but I sold the car.
    Helpful 8 - tire reviewed on January 22, 2022
    Land Rover Discovery Sport (235/55 R19) on mostly country roads for 20,000 spirited miles
    Absolutely brilliant tires for road handling and comfort. Could last a bit longer but not willing to compromise safe feeling and confidence for an extra few miles. Will be buying them again.
    Helpful 7 - tire reviewed on December 28, 2021