Nankang Noble Sport NS20

Dry Grip 72%
Wet Grip 58%
Road Feedback 69%
Handling 59%
Wear 75%
Comfort 72%
Buy again 57%

The Nankang Noble Sport NS20 is a High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Nankang NS2

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Tyre review data from 23 tyre reviews averaging 66% over 291,070 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

2018 Auto Bild 19 inch Summer Tyre Test - 6th of 6 tyres

  • Positive - Good aquaplaning resistance, low price.
  • Negative - Poor balance, long braking distances in both the wet and dry, poor grip and spongy handling.

2018 Sport Auto 19 inch UHP and Track Day Tyre Test - 6th of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Excellent wet handling and aquaplaning results.
  • Negative - Average wet braking, very poor dry braking, dry handling and subjective steering feel. While external noise was low, internal comfort was poor.

2015 Auto Bild Performance Tyre Test - 6th of 7 tyres

  • Positive - Low noise level, high resistance to aquaplaning
  • Negative - Weak lateral stability and a tendency to understeer on dry and wet roads, long braking distances in the dry
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
185/45 R15 75V   F C 72  
195/50 R15 82V   F C 72  
195/55 R15 85V   E C 72  
205/55 R15 88V   E C 71  
165/40 R16 73V XL   F C 72  
205/40 R16 83V XL   F C 72  
215/40 R16 86V XL   E C 72  
195/45 R16 84V XL   E C 72  
205/45 R16 87V XL   E C 72  
215/45 R16 90V XL   E C 72  
225/45 R16 89W   E C 72  
195/50 R16 88V XL   E C 72  
205/50 R16 87W   E C 72  
205/50 R16 87V   E C 72  
225/50 R16 96V XL   E C 72  
225/50 R16 96W XL   E C 72  
205/55 R16 94V XL   E C 72  
215/55 R16 93V   E C 72  
215/55 R16 93W   E C 72  
215/55 R16 97Y XL   E C 72  
225/55 R16 95W   E C 72  
225/55 R16 95V   E C 72  
225/55 R16 99Y XL   E C 72  
205/40 R17 84V XL   E C 72  
205/40 R17 84W XL   E C 72  
215/40 R17 87V XL   E C 72  
215/40 R17 87W XL   E C 72  
235/40 R17 90V   E C 71  
245/40 R17 91V   E C 72  
245/40 R17 91W   E C 72  
255/40 R17 94V   E C 72  
255/40 R17 94W   E C 72  
205/45 R17 88V XL   E C 72 9.13kgs
215/45 R17 91V XL   E C 72  
215/45 R17 91W XL   E C 72  
225/45 R17 94V XL   E C 72  
225/45 R17 94W XL   E C 72 10.52kgs
235/45 R17 97W XL   E C 72  
235/45 R17 97V XL   E C 72  
245/45 R17 95V   E C 72  
245/45 R17 99Y XL   E C 72  
205/50 R17 93W XL   E C 72 10.18kgs
205/50 R17 93V XL   E C 72  
215/50 R17 95V XL   E C 72  
225/50 R17 98Y XL   E C 72  
225/50 R17 94V   E C 72  
215/55 R17 98W XL   E C 72  
215/55 R17 94V   E C 72  
235/55 R17 103W XL   E C 72  
205/35 R18 81H XL   F C 72  
215/35 R18 84Y XL   F C 72  
215/35 R18 84H XL   F C 72  
225/35 R18 87Y XL   E C 72  
245/35 R18 92Y XL   E C 72  
255/35 R18 94W XL   E C 72  
265/35 R18 97Y XL   E C 72  
275/35 R18 95Y   E C 72  
215/40 R18 89W XL   E C 72  
225/40 R18 92W XL   E C 72 10.65kgs
235/40 R18 95W XL   E C 72  
225/45 R18 95W XL   E C 72  
245/45 R18 100Y XL   E C 72  
245/45 R18 100W XL   E C 72  
255/45 R18 99Y   E C 72  
255/30 R19 91Y XL   E C 72  
265/30 R19 93Y XL   E C 72  
275/30 R19 96Y XL   E C 72  
285/30 R19 98Y XL   E C 72  
285/30 R19 102Y XL   E C 72  
295/30 R19 100Y XL   E C 74  
215/35 R19 85Y XL   E C 72  
225/35 R19 88Y XL   E C 72  
235/35 R19 91Y XL   E C 72  
245/35 R19 93Y XL   E C 72  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E C 72  
265/35 R19 98Y XL   E C 72  
275/35 R19 96Y   E C 72  
225/40 R19 93Y XL   E C 72  
275/40 R19 101Y   E C 72  
215/30 R20 82W XL   F C 72  
225/30 R20 85W XL   E C 72  
235/30 R20 88Y XL   E C 72  
245/30 R20 95Y XL   E C 72  
255/30 R20 92Y   E C 72  
285/30 R20 99Y XL   E C 72  
225/35 R20 90Y XL   E C 72  
225/35 R20 93Y XL   E C 72  
235/35 R20 92W XL   E C 72  
245/35 R20 95Y XL   E C 72  
255/35 R20 97Y XL   E C 72  
275/35 R20 102Y XL   E C 73  
245/40 R20 95Y   E C 72  

Questions and Answers for the Nankang Noble Sport NS20

2016-09-22 - Nankang Noble Sport NS20 is it run flat?

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Size Price Range  
205/40 R17 £44.00 - £49.80 (13 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £44.12 - £55.80 (12 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/50 R17 £49.90 - £58.60 (12 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £44.36 - £56.70 (13 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/55 R17 £52.34 - £59.10 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
245/40 R19 £74.75 - £79.90 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
275/35 R18 £74.65 - £87.42 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 92 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Nankang Noble Sport NS20 Review

Given 61% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Mustang (245/45 R17 H) on mostly town for 800 average miles
For a daily driver to and from work, store or general town driving in both wet and conditions it's A ok tire but if you want performance in fast turns or putting down the hammer this is not the tire.
118 - tyre reviewed on November 13, 2012   

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Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 740i G11 (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 500 spirited miles
740i G11, staggered 245/40-20 front and 275/35-20 rear. Quiet, stable, and far more comfortable than the OE run-flat Bridgestone Potenza. Near equivalent dry grip as the OE Potenza, but the cornering isn’t as precise (these tires do stick), but little more corrections are necessary sometimes. The only complaint is at speed over 100mph, these tires become a little floaty and slightly louder compare to the OE Potenza. Overall, I'm very pleased with how well Nankang NS-20 tires handle the weight and speed of this vehicle. Haven't had a chance to drive on wet surface yet. Fine tires from Nankang, Republic of China.
10 - tyre reviewed on June 24, 2017   
Given 70% (breakdown) while driving a MG MGF (215/40 R17) on mostly country roads for 10,000 spirited miles
(Australia) I have these tyres on one end of an MGF and Falkens on the other, this was not my ideal, and I thought I'd be itching to replace the Nankangs. However they are as good as the Falkens in most respects with the only noticeable difference that they are a little less 'crisp' turning into a corner. I now have the Nankangs on the front and the Falkens on the back and am quite happy. Greasy off-camber bend on my way to work that has given me big moments in other cars on other tyres, the Nankangs grip to a very respectable speed, then understeer mildly and predictably in the wet. Would probably buy Falkens next time for that slightly better feel but these are an excellent tyre.
15 - tyre reviewed on March 17, 2017   
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Given 91% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Passat CC (225/45 R17) on for 2,500 average miles
My 2009 VW Passat Komfort came with Yokohama AVID Ascend 235 /45 R17 97V XL BSW cost $132 each they were very load, wore BADLY (after 20,000 miles) but handled well fair or foul weather. I finally replaced them with the Nankang Noble NS-20s for $71 each with lifetime road hazard protection and super fast free shipping ($284 Total) ONLINE from James Drank (800) 589-6789 Ext.51866 Discount Tires Direct. I had them mounted and I could not believe how quiet and how well they handled. THESE ARE FANTASTIC TIRES!!!!!! I am pleased.
9 - tyre reviewed on December 3, 2016   
Given 100% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 750i (275/35 R20 W) on a combination of roads for 250 easy going miles
I mean, I just had the car for a few days but considering low profile tires are notorious to ride like this, the 2013 BMW 750i xDrive with these tires on the rear and 245/40ZR20s in the front make it feel like a super plush ride.. I mean I could feel understeer and oversteer which is lacking w/ other tires. Other tires is full grip until it's too late. I'm not sure if it's because of the BMW or these tires. The quality imo from everything I've used in the past is like very high quality. I've driven many cars including a 2015 M5 and 2015 X6M. This is imo at that level. I can prob run through these tires hard because it's cheaper than gas. This is exactly what I need. I was worried the tires I got from the previous owner were at least $450 each but they aren't. Having a sense of understeer/oversteer is good because it will make you a better driver. It makes the boring normal driving more interesting. If you are going to run track days this is probably the best tire to use as you can run them down and just buy another set. Track day tires are super expensive. Perhaps it might not have the grip (I'm blaming the cars size) but the look and ride feel is just, the car feels truly like $100k.
2 - tyre reviewed on August 21, 2016   
Given 37% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A3 Sport (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
These tyres are downright dangerous - would not recommend to anyone and will never buy cheap tyres again.
I bought a used Audi A3 which needed new front tyres, so I got these fitted for £55 each. Bad mistake. To be fair when the road was dry they were fine - grip was ok and handling fine. But as soon as there was any wetness on the road (which is common in Scotland) these were awful - no grip at all, even going round a roundabout at normal speeds they would cause the car to understeer. I only kept them on for a month and then bought some Goodyears because I knew they would kill me, or my fiancee who sometimes drives my car.
AVOID AT ALL COST would be my advice.
28 - tyre reviewed on May 27, 2016   

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