Nokian Hakka Black

The Nokian Hakka Black is a Max Performance Summer tire designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tire has been replaced by the Nokian Hakka Black 2.

Dry Grip 80%
Wet Grip 83%
Road Feedback 58%
Handling 63%
Wear 70%
Comfort 53%
Buy again 50%

Tire review data from 4 tire reviews averaging 65% over 42,000 miles driven.

The Hakka Black is ranked 67th of 73 Summer Max Performance tires.

Latest Tire Test Results

2017 Summer SUV Tire Test - 2nd of 5 tires

  • Positive - Short braking distances, excellent handling and overall the best results in the wet, good handling on dry surfaces, quick steering response and predictable behaviour at the limit of grip in all conditions
  • Negative - Worst fuel economy, most expensive tire on test
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2016 Test World Performance Tire Test - 2nd of 13 tires

  • Positive - Consistently good results in all the tests on wet roads
  • Negative - Slightly weak handling on dry roads
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2013 Auto Review Performance Summer Tire Test - 8th of 9 tires

  • Positive - Grip on wet and dry roads, handling on wet and dry roads, comfort
  • Negative - Low resistance to aquaplaning
  • Overall - Average aquaplaning results, but otherwise the Nokian Hakka Black is little inferior to the leaders of the test. On wet roads the car starts to slide smoothly and always predictable. The same can be said about the handling on dry roads. Good tires, but better to avoid deep puddles.
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2017 Tire Tests

  • 2nd: 2017 Summer SUV Tire Test (235/50 R18)
  • 2016 Tire Tests

  • 2nd: 2016 Test World Performance Tire Test (225/40 R18)
  • 2013 Tire Tests

  • 8th: 2013 Auto Review Performance Summer Tire Test (225/45 R17)
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    Top 3 Nokian Hakka Black Reviews

    Given 93% while driving a Pontiac gto (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 20,000 spirited miles
    pontiac gto 2005 v8 400+ HP it was really bad on wet roads continental tires THEN i put on a brand new set of nokian hakka black what a difference iss like driving on dry roads even thou its raining , it hooks and brakes wonderfull this car neded a tire like black would definitive buy again even feels better that pilot sport 4 n this car
    Helpful 6 - tire reviewed on November 24, 2021
    Given 39% while driving a Mercedes Benz E280 Sport (245/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 6,000 average miles
    2 out of 4 tires was "more oval than round". Visible to the naked eye for anyone, including a couple of mechanics at two different workshops. Nokian on the other hand claimed they were perfect and wouldn't replace them under warranty. Seller replaced them without Nokian's backing.

    The tires are rock hard, noisy, creates a bumpy and uncomfortable ride. Even in a Mercedes E-class with new suspension and wheels the tires causes lots of vibration both in low and higher speeds, and makes the car jump around with small constant jumps unless the tarmac is completely perfect.
    A Nokian representative uses some fancy measuring devices and concluded the tires was perfect so this type of behavior from the tires was how things was supposed to be.

    I've had more noisy tires before, like the Toyo T1 model. But nothing as uncomfortable and horrible to drive as these Nokian Hakka Black.
    Helpful 5 - tire reviewed on June 19, 2015
    Given 79% while driving a Audi A6 3.0 TDI Quattro (245/45 R18 W) on mostly town for 15,000 average miles
    Tires are soft. Very well keep the road at low temperatures. However, at an air temperature of more than +25 C, a rather rapid wear begins with an active ride. Sidewall holds the blows well. Four times wheels fell into pits up to 5 cm at a speed of 60-80 km / h - the hernia was not formed. Of the disadvantages - sensitive to rutting.
    Helpful 3 - tire reviewed on July 18, 2017
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    Latest Nokian Hakka Black Reviews

    Given 50% while driving a Lexus GS300 (245/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 1,000 easy going miles
    Bought these tires used (like ~5 mm tread depth remaining) just to drive them for one season and did not expect them to be that bad actually. The worst part of them is the noise (they are super noisy). Before I drove used winter studded tires (also Nokian) on the same car and it does not come even close to the level of noise of Hakka Black when you drive on a dry pavement. I understand that the tire I put is not new and is quite worn, but based on my experience (even from badly worn Chinese tires), this is not really acceptable. The second issue is the overall handling of the car - it becomes less predictable on highway speeds (not in terms of grip, but rather stability) and the ride quality does not feel good.

    There was also one review here from the guy for the same tire, and even same tire size and car class - he shares similar thoughts. Therefore, I would not recommend to go for Hakka Black... in used condition definitely. I will change them asap.

    FYI: I am driving in Sweden where road conditions are generally quite well maintained and the summer season in the area I live is more extended compared to the rest Sweden, though we have a considerable mix between wet and dry weather.
    Helpful 0 - tire reviewed on April 24, 2023