Nexen N Blue HD Plus

Dry Grip 93%
Wet Grip 88%
Road Feedback 87%
Handling 87%
Wear 88%
Comfort 89%
Buy again 95%
Nexen N Blue HD Plus

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 12 tyre reviews averaging 90% over 48,000 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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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.
65 - tyre reviewed on June 15, 2016   

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Given 89% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Fabia 1.4TDi (195/55 R15 V) on mostly country roads for 1,000 average miles
Fitted these tyres after running remoulds over last winter. What a difference! Mpg up to 50(ish). Really nice good mannered tyre.Quiet on Scottish roads.First time with Nexen.Mainly stuck to premium brands. These trees perform just as good but at half the price. Cannot tell what wear will be like yet.
0 - tyre reviewed on May 15, 2017   
Given 96% (breakdown) while driving a Mazda 626 (195/60 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
Absolutely brillant! After 10000 miles tyres still keep the comfort. Wet and dry drive is excellent. I used them in snowy road and surprisingly good at snow. I will but it again or try next model.
3 - tyre reviewed on January 20, 2017   
Given 67% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat Grande Punto 1.3Multijet 75bhp (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 15,000 spirited miles
After 15000miles (20000km) tyres have changed in their attitude. First 10000miles were very good both wet & dry, but after that mark went through, even though the thread is still looking good - they started getting slips on wet surface. Please note - this isn't a drastic change, but a change for worse either way... They are good in dry&wet conditions - just that they were obviously better when new. Most tyres I've had so far were very good till hitting the 2-3mm thread, and here we are talking about a 5-6mm front 6-7mm rear thread. I hope they will not change any more - will do a comment after ending the tyres in two years time...

Comfort - quite bad. Its not that they are very noisy, but You feel everything on the road - and no, the tyres are not overpumped. Also with nominal pressure for my car - the tyres look as if they are "flat". Easy to hit the rim when driving through kerbs. The sides of the tires are very slim, probably through weight reduction You get better economy, but the tyre doesn't give enough protection for the rim, and makes the tyre go "flat" with nominal pressure.

Given the price the tyre isnt all that bad, wear could be a bit better, but then again dry&wet handling would suffer. The best thing about these tyres is that they are just made for highway driving - this is the first tyre for my car that helped with keeping a straight line when driving - the thread somehow makes the car keep driving straight instrad of going left-right with every wind gust on the highway.
21 - tyre reviewed on September 23, 2016   
Given 87% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 525 TDS (225/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 8,000 average miles
Very good tyres! I was a bit sceptic at the time of purchase (I chose them because I don't do very high mileage with my personal car and didn't want to spent a lot of money as I change tyre sets every 3 years) but at the end of the day i was very happy with my purchase. Excellent grip in the dry, pretty good in the wet as well, but the best is the very low noise and the ride quality - they are SUPERB and my tyres are XL ! The wear seems to be very good as well. If NEXEN doesnot change the N'Blue line till next summer tyres change I will definetely buy them again, or I will try the next model
8 - tyre reviewed on August 29, 2016   

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