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HAKKAPELIITTA R3 SUV

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Tested by Kal

NOKIAN TYRES

HAKKAPELIITTA R3 SUV

Tested by Kal

Size: 215/70R16 100R

Category: winter

5.0(2 Ratings2 Reviews)
5.02
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For SUV owners who want a dependable set of non-studded winter tires, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV delivers a smooth, quiet ride, along with superior grip and handling in a variety of conditions. Whether it was on dry or wet surfaces, or in slushy, snowy or icy conditions, this tire performed well above average, earning either ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’ ratings in each of the categories of our independent testing program. The compound used in the Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV contains diamond-tough Cryo Crystal 3 particles, which improve grip on icy surfaces. That, combined with Nokian’s Snow Claw technology, ensures this product maintains control in all winter driving conditions. The tire’s sidewalls are built using aramid fibres, which add durability and puncture resistance from external forces. Not available in Quebec.

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"Confident winter tire."
Independent Tester, Professional Driver

? Summer vs Winter Tests

? Independent & Objective Testing

?Summer vs Winter Tests

BRAKING

We varied our approach speeds by driving surface and by season for two reasons. First, this represents how most Canadians would normally drive on that surface in each season. Second, testing in both seasons provides an indication of how a tire's performance will be affected by road temperature.

CORNERING

To understand how road surface temperatures affect the cornering performance of a tire, our cornering tests are completed in both summer conditions (dry and wet pavement, and gravel roads) and winter conditions (dry, wet and icy pavement). Please note that slush is also tested but completed in a specific slush cornering test..

?Independent & Objective Testing

The independent tire testers conducted extensive tests to determine how the tires in our core line-up perform in a range of conditions in both summer and winter. To maintain neutrality, no driver knew the specifics of the tires they were testing each time. All results were analyzed and processed by the testing group and then provided to Kal Tire for sharing with our customers.

Summer

Braking

  • Dry -
  • Wet -
  • Gravel -

Cornering

  • Dry -
  • Wet -
  • Gravel -

Road Noise

  • Road Noise -

Hydroplane Resistance

  • Hydroplane Resistance -

Mud Acceleration

  • Mud Acceleration -

Rolling Resistance

  • Rolling Resistance -

Winter

Braking

  • Dry
  • Wet
  • Snow
  • Ice

Cornering

  • Dry
  • Wet
  • Snow
  • Ice

Road Noise

  • Road Noise

Hydroplane Resistance

  • Hydroplane Resistance

Slush Handling

  • Straight Line
  • Cornering

Rolling Resistance

  • Rolling Resistance
CUSTOMER RATING
  • 5.0
Average Rating:5.0
Based on 2 customer reviews
Customer Reviews
Great Winter Tires
5
3 days ago by Rod S.

I put the new winter tires on just before a road trip from Winnipeg to Jasper and Banff. We experienced all road conditions including heavy snow and ice. The tires performed very well. We felt very safe and confident with them installed, even on mountain roads.

They are a little noisier than the all seasons, but still a very tolerable sound level. We were able to listen to music and have easy conversations even at higher speeds. We are very happy with the purchase.

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Vehicle Type:
  • SUV
Location: WINNIPEG
Driving Conditions: :
  • Dry Pavement
  • Rain
  • Ice/Snow/Slush
  • Gravel
  • Wet
Outstanding Tires
5
2 weeks ago by JAMIE LEFLEY.

Smooth and safe ride in all conditions.

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Vehicle Type:
  • SUV
Location: CALGARY
Driving Conditions: :
  • Dry Pavement
  • Rain
  • Ice/Snow/Slush
  • Wet
CUSTOMER RATING
  • 5.0
Average Rating:5.0
Based on 2 customer reviews
Customer Reviews