Nexen N Blue HD Plus

Dry Grip 89%
Wet Grip 85%
Road Feedback 82%
Handling 82%
Wear 85%
Comfort 86%
Buy again 89%

The Nexen N Blue HD Plus is a High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

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Tyre review data from 28 tyre reviews averaging 85% over 119,500 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

2016 ACE Mid Range Summer Tyre Test - 1st of 10 tyres

2015 Auto Bild Top 18 Summer Tyre Test - 4th of 18 tyres

  • Positive - Well balanced and low-cost eco tires with safe handling qualities in both wet and dry as well as short braking distances. Low noise.
  • Negative - Only average wear.

2015 Market Overview - Braking Test - 6th of 53 tyres

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Questions and Answers for the Nexen N Blue HD Plus

2016-12-26 - I have just purchased the Nexen N Blue HD 255/55/R17 for my VW Tiguan to replace the worn out Purelli. I was told to keep both the front and back infalted at 32. However when I exceed a certain speed, say 60mph, they tend to become rather noisy, giving that 'unsafe' feeling. Moreover they give the impression that they are a bit 'flat'. I inflated them up to 36, both front and back, and the noise, though still audible, decreased a lot. Any idea whether it is ok to have them inflated at 36, and whether they can give a better performance if inflated a bit more, say 38 front and 40 back?

While it's always advisable to start with the manufacturer's recommended pressures, there is scope to move tyre pressures safely a few PSI in either direction depending on personal preference. That said, moving the tyres, especially the rear up to 40 psi will reduce overall grip at the rear and likely give you uneven, centre wear, which could result in noise as the tyres wear down, so any extreme adjustments you make need to be carefully considered and monitored.

2017-05-15 - I am thinking of buying these Nexen tyres for my 1 yr old Suzuki Vitara (new model) would you recommend buying XL or 'reinforced' types as opposed to the normal tyres. There is no indication in the car's handbook as to which to buy. I live in the north of England where it rains about half of the year. Also, is there a tyre more suitable without spending a lot more as it is just used as a family runabout? Thought about Uniroyal as they seem to score higher for wet roads but wear out quite a lot faster and their dry performance is somewhat questionable. PS the car is the petrol model which has firmer suspension than the diesel (supported by Suzuki)

As long as you meet the minimum load rating recommended by the manufacturer whether you order XL or not is down to preference, and whether to plan to carry heavy loads. In theory, the XL version of the Nexen N Blue HD+ will have a slightly better steering response while the non-XL version will have slightly better comfort.

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Size Price Range  
185/60 R15 £39.30 - £80.30 (18 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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205/50 R15 £45.30 - £46.40 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/50 R17 £61.10 - £64.80 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/55 R16 £56.90 - £60.70 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/60 R16 £57.30 - £69.20 (36 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Nexen N Blue HD Plus Review

Given 100% (breakdown) while driving a Audi 80 2.0E Sport (195/60 R14) on mostly country roads for 3,000 spirited miles
Absolutely brilliant. Very good price, amazing grip wet and dry. Fitted to an old Audi which is very front heavy and is prone to understeer, never had any understeer or lack of grip since fitting and the car gets driven hard.
182 - tyre reviewed on June 15, 2016   

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Given 92% (breakdown) while driving a Peugeot 508 SW 1.6 E HDI (215/60 R16 H) on mostly motorways for 10,000 average miles
Super quiet and safe ride. Outstandig grip (for my driving style, at least - not sporty nor slow) dry and wet. Much more silent than my previous Michelin Energy Saver +. Good price. Good quality. Let´s see how meani Km they last... (probabily not the 75.000km of a regular michelin...)
10 - tyre reviewed on May 29, 2018   
Given 67% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen 2018 highline 115 hp 1.0 lt turbo (215/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 600 average miles
215/45/17 came as standard to my new VW Polo, Highline version with the 115 hp 1.0 lt turbo engine. Disappointed at first as I was expecting Contis or Michelins or some other first class brand but read reviews and somehow my worries eased up. Done about 1000 km so far. Good on wet not so good on dry, the traction control easily engages when starting uphill or even when accelerating fast on even roads. My 1989 Corrado G60 never looses traction on same roads on Michelin Pilot 3 tires, even with all of his 160 hp. All in all Nexen Nblue hd is a decent economy tire, but naturally not up there with the best. You get what you pay for and considering the low cost of the Nexen you get a little more than you pay for but if you are a demanding driver you should look at something pricier and eventually better.
Michelins are my top choice not so because they are generally very good in every aspect but most importantly because throughout their life they hardly loose their characteristics.
5 - tyre reviewed on May 8, 2018   
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Given 85% (breakdown) while driving a Suzuki Splash SZ4 (185/60 R15) on a combination of roads for 600 average miles
Excellent aquaplanning ! Plus, a low noise tyre, with top dry grip and breaking ! Wet grip is good ,wet breaking seems average . Feedback is not on par with my previous Michelen Energy Saver + or with Contis . Value for money is excellent. !
8 - tyre reviewed on May 7, 2018   
Given 63% (breakdown) while driving a Kia Motors Picanto (175/65 R14 R) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
These tyres are OEM on my KIA. They are stiff and noisy. I would not buy them.
I would fit Falken which are 4db quieter and softer.
6 - tyre reviewed on April 26, 2018   

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