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NOKIAN TYRES

HAKKAPELIITTA R3

Tested by Kal

Size: 175/65R14 82R

Category: winter

4.8(46 Ratings46 Reviews)
4.846
$130.09

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The Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 is a non-studded winter tire that combines elements of safety, comfort and driving enjoyment. This tire comes packed with innovative features that are designed to inspire driving confidence in all winter conditions. Our independent testing panel gave the Hakkapeliitta R3 top marks for both braking and cornering in ice and snow, and near-perfect scores for slush. This tire also performed admirably in the dry and wet testing segments, while also garnering an ‘excellent’ rating for road noise. In addition to sipes that adapt to an array of weather conditions, the tire utilizes a rubber compound that has Cryo Crystal 3 particles embedded into it. These super-tough crystal particles significantly improve the tire’s ability to grip icy surfaces. The result is a tire that makes driving precise and enjoyable.

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Kal's Test Results

"Exceptional winter traction"
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 -

Winter

Braking

  • Dry
  • Wet
  • Snow
  • Ice

Cornering

  • Dry
  • Wet
  • Snow
  • Ice

Road Noise

  • Road Noise

Hydroplane Resistance

  • Hydroplane Resistance
CUSTOMER RATING
  • 4.8
Average Rating:4.8
Based on 46 customer reviews
Customer Reviews
DWS06
5
5.0
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Installed on VW GTI. Amazing, confident grip even on soaking wet roads and pools of water. Highly predictable and confident feeling to drive on in any weather. Gives up a very small bit of perceived agility compared to the OEM Potenza RE970’s but well worth it for the added safety and confidence. Will buy another set for sure.

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Vehicle Type:
  • Passenger Car
Location: CALGARY
Driving Conditions: :
  • Dry Pavement
  • Rain
  • Gravel
  • Wet
I'm Impressed!!
5
5.0
by

I got these tires in the middle of a bad snowstorm streak in the Fraser Valley and they were amazing with both their customer service and helping me out quickly. The tires were exactly what I needed at the time and have done the job even when driving over the mountains in the winter time. Thank you Kal Tire for doing that and for the amazing customer service you gave me.

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Vehicle Type:
  • Passenger Car
Location: ABBOTSFORD
Driving Conditions: :
  • Dry Pavement
  • Rain
  • Ice/Snow/Slush
  • Gravel
  • Heavy Mud
  • Wet
Northern Driver
4
4.0
by

Tires grip the road very well in corners. On dry ice I would give them 30% as they do not have any traction. Snow and wet ice feels excellent, they satisfy highway needs.

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Vehicle Type:
  • Passenger Car
Location: PRINCE GEORGE
Driving Conditions: :
  • Dry Pavement
  • Rain
  • Ice/Snow/Slush
CUSTOMER RATING
  • 4.8
Average Rating:4.8
Based on 46 customer reviews
Customer Reviews