Nankang SV2

The Nankang SV2 is a Winter High Performance tyre designed to be fitted to a Passenger Car.

Nankang SV2
79%[average]
Dry Grip
84%
Wet Grip
78%
Road Feedback
75%
Progressiveness
75%
Wear
84%
Comfort
74%
Buy Again
78%

Nankang SV2 Reviews (3)

70%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 8
  • Wet Grip 7
  • Road Feedback 6
  • Handling 7
  • Wear 9
  • Comfort 6
  • Buy again 6

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Country Roads for 5,000 Spirited miles

Lexus GS300

Brought the car with these fitted and seeing the make almost had them replaced, i had just stepped form a AWD drive car with Mitchelins fitted. However i'm very glad i didn't in the dry they've been excellent and even with my very 'non lexus' driving style they have kept the big old thing firmly planted at all times, obviously caution is always needed in the wet but so far so good with only one slighly worrying moment on a soaked roundabout - which was more me getting used to RWD after AWD again. Wear seems okay, i do find that at very high speed they feel a little less sure of themselves and have even seeked mechanical inspection of the car which came back all clear - so this would be my main concern

Tyre size reviewed: 235-45-17-W
80%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 8
  • Wet Grip 8
  • Road Feedback 7
  • Handling 7
  • Wear 7
  • Comfort 9
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 200 Spirited miles

Honda Civic

Excellent winter tyres. No real noticeable loss of grip compared with my bridgeston turanza summer tyres on wet and dry roads, also the tyres perform ok if the temperature rises above 7 degrees.

ironically i feel they absorb bumps better that my summer tyres and can handle full throttle starts without wheelspinning.

Cant really comment on the wear as i have only done 200 miles and it hasnt snowed yet so i cant comment on that either, will update when i test them on snow.

To be honest i wouldnt go for the more expensive brands as so far i dont notice much difference between my premium brand summer tyres and these cheaper winter tyres.

Tyre size reviewed: 225-45-17-
83%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 8
  • Wet Grip 9
  • Road Feedback 8
  • Handling 6
  • Wear 8
  • Comfort 9
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Country Roads for 1,000 Average miles

Mazda MX5

Fitted these to my 1997 MX-5 (rear wheel drive, open diff so easily stranded) just before the recent snow. Grip on cold wet roads is stunning compared to summer tyres. On snow, the upshot is that you shouldn't get stranded on ploughed roads but you do have to be careful; try accelerating out of a corner in second gear and you may well end up facing backwards - I did. I'd say these tyres on snow give you about 25% of normal grip, which is enough if you're careful. Break away on snow or ice is reasonably progressive if you keep the steering angles down; the car will spin before you can correct it if you use too much right foot on full lock. I managed to do some fairly graceful fishtailing in the work car park one morning once I'd got the hang of it.

Tyre size reviewed: 175-65-14-H
93%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 8
  • Wet Grip 10
  • Road Feedback 10
  • Handling 10
  • Comfort 8
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 500 Spirited miles

Mazda MX5

Have had these for a few weeks now on my old MX5 so can't comment on wear, but as for the rest...

In normal cold-weather conditions they're perfectly good; not the last word in grip (which is more fun anyway) but they work well enough and much better than the Bridgestone ER30s I had on before. In the wet they seem almost better than the dry; probably perception but they certainly hang on very well.

This morning, however, I had to clear three inches of snow off the top of the car, and drive three miles to the train station on compacted snow, ice, and slushy roads. I feel that winter tyres are there to give you a greater margin of error at all times, but after a bit I just drove normally: they were disturbingly good. I even pulled into a carpark of compacted snow for some "scientific grip testing" and had to really provoke them into sliding... truly impressive.

Tyre size reviewed: 195-50-15-H
84%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 10
  • Wet Grip 10
  • Road Feedback 6
  • Handling 6
  • Wear 10
  • Comfort 7
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Country Roads for 100 Spirited miles

BMW 330 d sport auto

Fitted to 'the worst car ever made for winter driving' the Nankang Snow tyres got me everywhere in the last week on snow and packed ice proving that you don't need to spend over £75 per corner on anything fancy. I've been running them all through a mild Autumn too, and they were great with no signs of wear. Fantastic tyres, highly recommend them.

Tyre size reviewed: 225-45-17-
89%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 8
  • Wet Grip 8
  • Road Feedback 9
  • Handling 9
  • Wear 8
  • Comfort 10
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 1,000 Average miles

Citroën berlingo

Cheap tyres but do the job here on the east coast of Scotland.Makes the hill up to my house easy rather than park a 1/4 mile away and walk up.Main roads a dawdle if ploughed and ok on hard packed stuff with a little care.First time on winter tyres and I wish I had done it years ago.Only had them a short while so no real idea of long term wear etc.

Tyre size reviewed: 205-65-15-T

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