Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9

The new Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 studded tire adapts to all forms of winter in a skilful and balanced manner. The unique, patented Nokian Tires Functional Stud Concept is at the heart of the new product. The different studs that operate during braking, acceleration and cornering ensure easy and comfortable driving even on the worst winter days.

In addition to excellent longitudinal grip, the world’s first functional stud solution offers drivers supreme lateral grip on icy and snowy driving surfaces. Nokian Tires’ new tread pattern technology also offers stable bare-road handling. The Hakkapeliitta 9 behaves in a controlled and logical manner under extreme conditions at the grip limits, and it rolls lighter than the previous studded Hakkapeliitta generation, which results in fuel savings. The comfortably silent rolling noise supplements the green nature of this winter road champion.

The modern product range is designed for small family cars and sporty vehicles alike, and it covers 52 sizes from 14 inches to 20 inches. Most of them are marked XL for the highest possible load capacity in that particular size. The extensive and modern selection for the flagship product from the world’s northernmost tire manufacturer will be available for the winter tire season of autumn 2017.

This tire replaced the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 and this tire has been replaced by the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10.

Dry Grip 89%
Wet Grip 86%
Road Feedback 86%
Handling 78%
Wear 93%
Comfort 69%
Buy again 88%
Snow Grip 94%
Ice Grip 98%

Tire review data from 8 tire reviews averaging 87% over 57,234 miles driven.

The Hakkapeliitta 9 is ranked 13th of 64 Winter Premium Touring tires.

Latest Tire Test Results

The Best Winter Tires for 2020 - 2nd of 19 tires

  • Positive - The studded Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 consistently tests well in extreme winter conditions, with high levels of grip on snow and ice.
  • Negative - Slight weakness in the dry.
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2020 Nordic and Studded Winter Tire Test - 3rd of 20 tires

  • Positive - High grip and excellent handling on ice, good handling in the snow, good directional stability.
  • Negative - Slow steering and poor handling in the dry.
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2020 Studded Winter Tire Test - 2nd of 8 tires

  • Positive - High grip and good handling on snow and ice.
  • Negative - Insufficient grip in the dry, high noise.
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2020 Tire Tests

  • 2nd: The Best Winter Tires for 2020 (205/55 R16)
  • 2nd: 2020 Studded Winter Tire Test (205/60 R16)
  • 3rd: 2020 Nordic and Studded Winter Tire Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2019 Tire Tests

  • 4th: 2019 Studded Winter Tire Test (225/50 R17)
  • 6th: Summer, All Season, All Weather, Winter, Nordic Winter and Studded Tires Tested (205/55 R16)
  • 2018 Tire Tests

  • 2nd: 2018 Vi Studded Winter Tire Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2017 Tire Tests

  • 1st: 2017 Autocenter Studded Winter Tire Test (205/55 R16)
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    2018-01-21 - How many PSI in a Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 studded H215/55R17 please.

    The tire pressure for the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 is vehicle and load specific. The correct tire pressure for your vehicle can usually be found on a sticker in the door shut of the driver's door, or in the manufacturer's handbook.


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    Size Price Range  
    205/55 R16 $118.99 - $173.99 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    225/60 R16 $159.99 - $159.99 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    Available in 11 tire sizes - View all.

    Top 3 Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 Reviews

    Given 17% while driving a Honda Ridgeline (245/60 R18 T) on mostly town for 101 average miles
    I have only had the tires for a few days now so I have very little actual feedback. What i do know is that they are the loudest winter tires I have ever had. I have been a Nokian tire man for many years so I'm sure there is something wrong with this particular set of tires. The shop tried to balance them twice but they still shake the vehicle. I noticed when one of the tires was on the balancer that it wasn't round and had a high spot?? The shop is looking into it and i am confident that they will find out what is going on. Until then, unfortunately i will not run these tires. I have asked them to put a set of R2 SUV on s they have been around for awhile and have great reviews.
    Helpful 97 - tire reviewed on September 26, 2017
    Given 92% while driving a Mercedes Benz B180 NGT (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 44,000 average miles
    Tires lasted for 3 winters, best durability so far. Tires driven down to legal limit (3mm). In the end, over 3cm layer of wet snow became the problem, other surfaces still ok.
    Helpful 16 - tire reviewed on April 5, 2022
    Given 88% while driving a Land Rover Range Rover Sport (265/55 R19) on a combination of roads for 12 spirited miles
    I have gone through 4 sets of studded winter tires (Hakka2, Hakka5, Hakka7, Hakka9). Tried non studded Nokia WR (useless) and Michelin Pilot Alpin ( not great ). BUT....when the winter in Canada turns nasty and -25C or below turns rubber to hockey pucks, there's only one tire I turn to: Nokian Studded Hakkapelita! NOTHING stops on ice as good as these tires. My Range Rover turns into a Caterpillar snow plow . They give you such confidence, you think you're driving on dry. The studs are noisy but you don't hear them on the snow or ice covered roads. Good trade off for the sure grip they provide. Dry or wet grip is excellent also, considering I drive an SUV ( you can only get so much roll, going fast) . Only in the spring when the snow melts and the roads are dry you realize you are driving on "tank tracks",........and it's time to switch to All terrain tires ( and take the summer car out of storage as most Canadians do) ;) Not recommended for more moderate climates however, only the Northern American states and Nordic countries will benefit from these beauties.
    Helpful 20 - tire reviewed on July 5, 2021
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    Latest Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 Reviews

    Given 78% while driving a Subaru 04 baja (225/60 R16) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
    If you drive on a lot of ice studs are the way to go. I absolutely hate the noise of studs and these are a little better than average.
    Helpful 22 - tire reviewed on November 1, 2020
    Given 90% while driving a Volvo 940 turbo (185/65 R15 T) on mostly country roads for 621 average miles
    Super loud tires and you can really hear the studs at low speed. My personal thought is that the sidewall is quite flexy and especially on this type of setup there is a lot of "floating". These disadvantages are quite easily made up for by an excellent grip on snow and ice. As my Volvo is an RWD car and quite happy to get it's tail out, these tires are great for going uphill on both snow and ice in a regular Norwegian winter.
    Helpful 22 - tire reviewed on October 30, 2019
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    Given 100% while driving a Saab Automobile 9 5 Aero Wagon (205/55 R16) on mostly town for 800 average miles
    I always buy nice winter studs for safety and non-stressful driving and these have been the best thus far! There are several significant hills in my town and lots of icy conditions throughout the winter season and I can drive confidently up and down the steepest hills without worry. Several of my friends have driven Hakkapeliittas for several years and swear by them and I expect to always seek out this brand first for future purchases. Yes, they do cost a bit more and for good reason; you get what you pay for and I do not have buyer's remorse at all. Why? The tough and well lasting carbide steel studs (and more of them per tire/tire), the quieter "hum" of the studs on the dry pavement, and the aggressive pattern compared to all the other nice brands I've ever purchased. Relative to the price of your vehicle and the costs of an accident, the "extra" money for the Hakkapeliittas are really cheap insurance by comparison.
    Helpful 24 - tire reviewed on March 1, 2018
    Given 95% while driving a Chrysler 200S AWD 2015 (215/55 R17 V) on mostly country roads for 500 average miles
    Very nice set of tires. It’s incredible with the stud, First I bought without and it was a nightmare to brake in the mountains, so I exchange it with studded and I believe i’m In summer now! Incredible!
    Helpful 22 - tire reviewed on December 20, 2017