Nokian Line SUV

The Nokian Line SUV is a Premium Touring Summer tire designed to be fitted to SUV and 4x4s.

Dry Grip 80%
Wet Grip 74%
Road Feedback 71%
Handling 74%
Wear 46%
Comfort 68%
Buy again 39%

Tire review data from 9 tire reviews averaging 65% over 135,500 miles driven.

The Line SUV is ranked 27th of 29 Summer Premium Touring tires.

Latest Tire Test Results

2017 ACE SUV Summer Tire Test - 4th of 11 tires

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2017 ADAC SUV Summer Tire Test - 4th of 15 tires

  • Positive - Good in the dry
  • Negative - Compared to the best on test, slightly weak in the wet. Relatively high fuel consumption
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2016 Off Road Summer SUV Tire Test - 2nd of 6 tires

  • Positive - Good dry and wet balance with a hint of understeer. Shortest wet braking
  • Negative - Longer dry braking
  • Overall - Highly recommended
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2017 Tire Tests

  • 4th: 2017 ADAC SUV Summer Tire Test (215/65 R16)
  • 4th: 2017 ACE SUV Summer Tire Test (215/60 R17)
  • 2016 Tire Tests

  • 2nd: 2016 Off Road Summer SUV Tire Test (215/65 R16)
  • 6th: 2016 AMS SUV / 4x4 Tire Test (215/60 R17)
  • Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
    215/65 R16 102H   C A 71  
    215/70 R16 100H   C A 70  
    235/55 R17 103V   C A 71  
    215/60 R17 100H   C A 71  
    225/60 R17 103V   C A 71  
    215/65 R17 103H   C A 71  
    265/70 R17 115H   B B 69  
    215/55 R18 95V   C A 70  
    215/55 R18 99V   C A 71  
    235/55 R18 100V   C A 70  
    235/60 R18 107H   C A 71  
    265/60 R18 110V   B B 69  
    285/60 R18 116V   B B 71  
    225/55 R19 103V   C A 71  

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    Top 3 Nokian Line SUV Reviews

    Given 74% while driving a Chevrolet Tahoe (265/70 R16 H) on mostly motorways for 15,000 average miles
    Excellent tire for the first 20000km. Very comfortable ride, excellent handling in both dry and wet, low rolling resistance.

    However things change in the negative direction after 20k, even though there is plenty of tread (6mm) left. Especially the emergency braking suffers dramatically and they get noisier. Now that two of them went out of round and can't be balanced successfully, I will have to get rid of them way earlier than expected.
    Helpful 77 - tire reviewed on August 6, 2016
    Given 51% while driving a Mercedes Benz GLK 350 4Matic (235/60 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
    The tires came fitted on the car when I bought her second hand a year before. The tires were almost new and were advertised to be at 90%. I drove them about 10 000 km. My driving stile is a little more sporty then averege and I tend to corner harder so there is no supprise that the tread wears out quckly but with these tires the wear is a little too quick. At last, I think, the tires ware worn down to about 60%.
    One summer night on a dry hiway I had a terrifying incident trying to avoid a high speed crash. I was forced to make an abrupt manoeuvre that made the car skidding several times from side to side. While there was no damage to the car itself, later I notticed the tires started to wobble a bit at low speeds, and that gradually started to go from bad to worse. Finally I had to replace them as the rear wheel tires were internally damaged and out of shape. While the tires didn't broke apart I don't think it's a good idea to buy the same model again.
    Helpful 9 - tire reviewed on September 18, 2023
    Given 60% while driving a Toyota Hilux Surf (1KZ TE) (265/70 R16) on mostly motorways for 40,000 easy going miles
    Initially OK, but after approx 40,000 easy motorway miles over 5 years, the tires are splitting between the circumferential grooves and have failed inspection, despite still having 3 to 4mm of thread remaining.
    Helpful 18 - tire reviewed on April 9, 2022
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    Latest Nokian Line SUV Reviews

    Given 51% while driving a Toyota RAV4 (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 2,000 spirited miles
    I purchased x4 of these which I thought were quite cheap for what I thought was a good mid-range brand. Nokian love to let you know that they've got the furthest north tire test facility in the world. Therefore, during our recent snow, I thought these SUV branded tires would at least be respectable, but no. There's terrible! Literally no grip in my 4x4 unless I drive at a ridiculously slow crawl. As for ride comfort, as another reviewer has stated these are really really hard and very loud!.. you can feel every bump and the loudness is so bad it gives me a headache. The previous tires were no-name budgets and they were so much more comfortable and quieter than these. What was a calm, relaxing 4x4 to drive is now the opposite. I will say however, these are great for cutting through standing water, I've had no aquaplaning even in the deepest of water. Dry weather performance is just... Meh. I would say they break any better than budget tires. It's a real shame, as I had high hopes for this tire. I guess I know why they're so cheap now.
    Helpful 24 - tire reviewed on January 26, 2021
    Given 89% while driving a Volvo 2.0 T5 Saloon (215/65 R18 V) on mostly country roads for 40,000 spirited miles
    Volvo XC70 AWD better and quieter than Pirelli Scorpians they replaced. Car is heavy with high center of gravity but these tires make high speed driving safe and the braking distance is improved noticeably. Liked them so much bought a set of Nokian Winter tires. Hence summer tires have lasted four seasons and still have a couple of thousand miles in them. Chech pressure regularly and rotate tires front to back. These have proved quiet on good surfaces and returned great mpg and comfort. They are cheaper than many comparable makes. The winter tires are fantastic too.
    Helpful 22 - tire reviewed on January 1, 2019
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    Given 69% while driving a Mitsubishi shogun sport (265/70 R16) on mostly country roads for 7,000 spirited miles
    As usual a very thight fit to get them on the rims, so be aware if your ride is bumpy, it might be that they do not sit correct on the rim. When properly done, they are accurate circular.
    Grip is absolutely approved. On my Pajero Sport they perform beautiful in all conditions on tarmac.
    Except from wear. Approx 5mm left after less than 10.000KM is not pleasing at all.
    Still, I consider these next time. Never I had better all-purpose-tires. At 100KM/h and full brake (newly serviced quality brake parts) the ABS hardly work at all, and the 2 ton car stops really fast, at dry lukewarm tarmac. In wet they slip a tiny bit, but better than several premium tires. Turns, curves and hills are all done excactly as I want them to, no surprising understeer.
    Helpful 16 - tire reviewed on November 23, 2018
    Given 54% while driving a Mitsubishi Outlander (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
    Very, very loud and they ride hard, really hard, even at 2.2 bar (the lower limit of the tires). You literally feel every bump on the road. I bought them last year and drove them on a Mitsubishi Outlander XL. Had to replace 3 tie-rod ends on the front suspension (2 left, 1 right) in 4 months. Also, the brakes started rattling (the holes where the slide pins go widened and changed shape from circle to ellipse). On top of that, for such a hard tire, it wears super fast.
    This winter I got Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 and oh boy, the difference is night and day. They ride super quiet and very soft, a total pleasure... unlike the Nokians, which I plan to replace every minute now, because I can't stand how bad they ride.
    Helpful 17 - tire reviewed on May 2, 2018
    Given 54% while driving a Subaru Forester (205/70 R15) on mostly motorways for 9,000 easy going miles
    At first I was very pleased. The tires run silent with excellent grip.
    I use the car to make longer trips in modest speed, Rarely over 100 km/h
    After 1500 km three of the tires turned oval, they "separated".
    Sent the tires to Nokian but they did not recognize my complaint. They could see that the tires was oval but they were not to blame!?
    I've been driving my car the same way for 15 years, 200000 km. Not even ONE tire has turned into an egg. With Nokian i got THREE.

    Never Nokian again!

    Helpful 15 - tire reviewed on January 16, 2018
    Given 73% while driving a Honda CR V III (235/65 R17 H) on mostly motorways for 15,500 average miles
    Only positive words for grip and handling but very fast wear, after 25000 kilometers there is 1mm of tread left.
    Helpful 20 - tire reviewed on November 6, 2017