Summer, All Season, All Weather, Winter, Nordic Winter and Studded Tyres Tested

Test Summary
Wet BrakingNokian Hakka Blue 2: 27.07 M
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3: 38.95 M
Dry BrakingNokian Hakka Blue 2: 25.62 M
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9: 33.21 M
Wet HandlingNokian Hakka Blue 2: 37.8 s
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9: 42 s
Dry HandlingNokian Hakka Blue 2: 51.4 s
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9: 54.37 s
Snow BrakingNokian Hakkapeliitta 9: 32.83 M
Nokian Hakka Blue 2: 98.62 M
Snow HandlingNokian Hakkapeliitta R3: 092.2 s
Nokian Hakka Blue 2: 202.6 s
Ice BrakingNokian Hakkapeliitta 9: 24.23 M
Nokian zLine AS: 57.9 M
Winter tyre buying can be a confusing challenge, as there are now six types of tyre you can realistically fit to your car. But which is best? To find out, I test summer, all season, all weather, winter, extreme winter and studded tyres in dry, wet, snow and ice testing, covering handling, braking and grip.

To find out which is best for your own situation, watch the video for the full details, and the data can be found further down the page.

Dry

Wet

Snow

Ice

Results

Note: There's no "winner" in this test, the final order below is simply to keep them in the summer tyre to studded tyre order as presented in the video. You need to decide which type of tyre is best for you, based on your own driving patterns.

Nokian Hakka Blue 21st: Nokian Hakka Blue 2
  1. Wet Braking: 1st (+0M)
  2. Dry Braking: 1st (+0M)
  3. Wet Handling: 1st (+0s)
  4. Dry Handling: 1st (+0s)
  5. Snow Braking: 6th (+65.79M)
  6. Snow Handling: 6th (+110.4s)
  7. Ice Braking: 6th (+-24.23M)
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Nokian zLine AS2nd: Nokian zLine AS
  1. Wet Braking: 4th (+6.9M)
  2. Dry Braking: 2nd (+3.57M)
  3. Wet Handling: 4th (+1.5s)
  4. Dry Handling: 2nd (+0.17s)
  5. Snow Braking: 5th (+27.41M)
  6. Snow Handling: 5th (+35.9s)
  7. Ice Braking: 5th (+33.67M)
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Nokian WeatherProof3rd: Nokian WeatherProof
  1. Wet Braking: 3rd (+4.85M)
  2. Dry Braking: 4th (+4.6M)
  3. Wet Handling: 2nd (+0.8s)
  4. Dry Handling: 4th (+1.4s)
  5. Snow Braking: 3rd (+2.36M)
  6. Snow Handling: 4th (+4.6s)
  7. Ice Braking: 4th (+24.22M)
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Nokian WR Snowproof4th: Nokian WR Snowproof
  1. Wet Braking: 2nd (+3.89M)
  2. Dry Braking: 3rd (+4.12M)
  3. Wet Handling: 3rd (+1.1s)
  4. Dry Handling: 3rd (+0.43s)
  5. Snow Braking: 4th (+2.4M)
  6. Snow Handling: 3rd (+2.2s)
  7. Ice Braking: 3rd (+19.02M)
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Nokian Hakkapeliitta R35th: Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3
  1. Wet Braking: 6th (+11.88M)
  2. Dry Braking: 5th (+5.96M)
  3. Wet Handling: 5th (+4.1s)
  4. Dry Handling: 5th (+2.57s)
  5. Snow Braking: 2nd (+1.04M)
  6. Snow Handling: 1st (+0s)
  7. Ice Braking: 2nd (+2.55M)
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Nokian Hakkapeliitta 96th: Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9
  1. Wet Braking: 5th (+11.11M)
  2. Dry Braking: 6th (+7.59M)
  3. Wet Handling: 6th (+4.2s)
  4. Dry Handling: 6th (+2.97s)
  5. Snow Braking: 1st (+0M)
  6. Snow Handling: 2nd (+0.7s)
  7. Ice Braking: 1st (+0M)
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