Nokian i3

The Nokian i3 is a Premium Touring Summer tire designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tire review data from 6 tire reviews averaging 70% over 49,500 miles driven.

Dry Grip 72%
Wet Grip 68%
Road Feedback 82%
Handling 68%
Wear 65%
Comfort 77%
Buy again 57%

The i3 is ranked 102nd of 149 Summer Premium Touring tires.

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Top 3 Nokian i3 Reviews

Given 64% while driving a Nissan Maxima (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
Bought these tires with great expectation as I heard they were quite good at a reasonable price ($800 for a set of 4). Overall, I was quite happy with the tires. They had good grip in dry conditions and really good grip in wet. They were fairly quiet and very comfortable. The 225/50R/17 (V-rated) had a nice profile and tread. The only issue I had with them was not tread wear but rather with the construction. I have a set of dedicated winter tires on separate rims that I switched over each year. Even with this, after 2-and-a-half seasons one of my i3 tires developed a sidewall bulge and had to be replaced. Just a few months later, belts snapped in two of the other tires! The resulting vibration and noise were horrendous and I ended up having to replace a front tire rod and rear bearing because of it. I'm not an overly aggressive driver and these tires should have lasted a lot longer than they did. I got less than 70% of the expected life out of them before they gave out. Because of that, I wouldn't buy them again. I switched to Yokahama tires.
Helpful 33 - tire reviewed on June 25, 2013
Given 54% while driving a Suzuki (155/70 R13) on mostly town for 20,000 spirited miles
I am using it for 2 years now in continental weather, from april to october. The wear is heavy, according to the markings. On dry surface the grip is moderate. On wet, it has no grip at all when You're accelerating or breaking. In the bends, it is ok if You are careful.
When I bough it, I felt this was a bit weaker than I expected, but I had no serious problems with it. As for the second year it got totally unpredictable. A huge disappointment for me. Please bear in mind that the tire size I got, is rather slim, and with wider sizes these problems might not occur.
Helpful 33 - tire reviewed on October 2, 2012
Given 86% while driving a Audi A3 Sportback (205/55 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 500 spirited miles
I've used 2 sets of Continental winter and summer tires. One set of Nokian winter tires and now I have these Nokian i3 summer tires. They are good for my aggressive style of driving. Today I drove these tires at -2 celsius at snow so everything was well and smooth - no problems.
Helpful 32 - tire reviewed on April 1, 2012
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Given 34% while driving a Toyota Corolla (195/65 R15 H) on mostly town for 1,000 average miles
First summer everything was OK, I drove 15000km on it. Next summer it started to slid during accelerating and braking as well. Now it is practically life-threatening. DO NOT BUY!!!
Helpful 30 - tire reviewed on May 2, 2011
Given 84% while driving a Volkswagen golf 2.0 gt tdi (205/55 R16 W) on mostly motorways for 25,000 average miles
Great in heavy rain, wearing really well
Helpful 28 - tire reviewed on May 2, 2010
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Given 96% while driving a Toyota Yaris (175/65 R14 H) on a combination of roads for 3,000 spirited miles
A logical progression from the winter Nokian NRG2 tire which proved in its element throughout our harsh winter in Northern England.
I love the i3. Made for our climate of cooler summers and sudden downpours. I have found these tires totally exceptional. On pushing the car, I have not found the tire limit yet, which is a first.
Well done Nokian.
Helpful 32 - tire reviewed on March 22, 2010