Nokian Z G2
The Nokian Z G2 is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car
This tyre has been replaced by the Nokian zLine
Tyre review data from 28 tyre reviews averaging 85% over 404,400 miles driven.
Tyre Test Highlights
2012 Autobild 50 Tyre Braking Test - 1st of 45 tyres
2012 Auto Bild Max Performance Tyre Test - 2nd of 15 tyres
- Positive - Convincing all rounder with the shortest braking distances on wet and dry roads. Good steering precision, low fuel consumption.
2011 Sport Auto Max Performance Summer Tyre Test - 3rd of 7 tyres
- Overall - The Nokian Z G2 shines in the wet with the best braking, the second fastest lap time and beautifully balanced handling. Slight understeer in the dry.
|215/45 R17 91Y
|225/50 R17 94W
|225/45 R18 95Y
|235/35 R19 91Y
|255/35 R19 96Y
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Latest Nokian Z G2 Reviews
nokian tires perform well,however the rubber gets old too quick,after only 3 years of usage they start showing deep cracks on the sidewall,
Short version: Not bad, bought again once, but now they got to go.
Long Version: Nothing wrong when driving civilized. No trouble with comfort, grip or anything. When the driving gets more exciting, usually when the roads get smaller and windier, they do a good but not outstanding job. A bit of give on the back end on dry surfaces, enough to get a rush but not so much as to end up in the bottom of the valley. Not great on wet roads. The back end gets lose quickly and ESP steps in to keep me out of that valley.
What opened my eyes a quite a lot was the Michelin Alpin 5 I got for the brief winter period. They're thiner than my summer tyres but provide a LOT more grip on wet AND dry roads. The latter one came unexpected. Now as the front wheels need replacement anyway I look into a complete replacement that gives me more confidence in the wet and grips at least as good on dry roads as the Alpin 5 does.
My sizes: 205/55/R16 (front) and 225/50/R16 (rear)
while driving a
(255/35 R19 W) on
a combination of roads
Used the set for the rear. at 20000km still have 30% more thread. Only replace because the inside of the tire is wearing out.
Good in dry and wet.
Really like how the Nokian tires are built and priced. Change all four to the new zLine and really like how smooth it rolls.
These tyres give very impressive performance especially in the wet and under braking. They have stiff sidewalls which give good turn in and stability at the cost of a firm ride. The wear rate seems acceptable given the level of grip they provide.
As a summer tyre I am very pleased with these and they represent excellent value for money.
The ZG2 is the the best breaking tyre in the 50 UHP tyre breaking test. What I have to say more. On that point this is the ultra premium tyre. 1 or 2 meters can make the difference. Not only for myself but also for the people in front of me. Breaking is for me one of the most important issues. Having accidents or not you decide mostly in the shop by what tyre you buy. So I buy only UHP tyres. I find the lives of myself and others more important than the little money you "safe" to try something cheap. Deuteronomium 22: When you build a house with a flat roof you have to put a fence around it, so it is not your guild when someone fall down.
So I try to buy products from countries where the human rights and rights from animals got respected.
Handling and grip in dry and wet. So good. In the wet I start to sing, so I know I have the right one (Far better than the good Sportmaxx RT). In the dry the Sportmaxx RT is sometimes a little better but in wet this one is.