Nexen Roadian AT Pro RA8 Review
One of the more affordable all-terrain tires on the market, does the Nexen Roadian AT Pro RA8 performs on- and off-road deliver budget grip to match its budget price?
- Decent capability in modest off-roading
- Fantastic warranty
- Bargain price
- Winter performance
- Could use more outright off-road capability
- A touch louder than several competitors
To a certain extent, the Roadian AT Pro RA8 is less capable than many in the segment, but don’t discount it based just on that.
Still decently capable off-road it offers more grip than the majority of drivers will ever need. On rocks, hard packed dirt and gravel it grips quite easily. It even features a specific zig-zag siping pattern to grip in mud. Those same sipes act to help prevent rocks from getting stuck in the tread. Always an issue with all-terrain tires, getting rocks stuck in the tread can lead to uneven and premature tread wear.
On-road it offers a reasonably quiet and comfortable ride with good highway riding dynamics and solid cornering characteristics as well.
The same sipes we discussed earlier, also work to help dissipate heat on-road, enabling the tire to last a long time. In fact, Nexen backs the Roadian AT Pro RA8 with a modest 50,000 mile warranty.
Siping also plays a key role (in combination with the tread compound) in making this a winter capable tire, as it comes certified with the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association’s (USTMA) Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake symbol.
Overall, we certainly don’t love the Roadian AT Pro RA8, but you can also do a lot worse. It offers modest off-road capability, above average on-road characteristics and combined with its price, warranty (see below) and winter capability, it’s a compelling offering in the segment.
Still not sold? Then we encourage you to check out our list of Cheap All Terrain Tires that Don’t Suck.
Nexen Roadian AT Pro RA8 Price
Pricing for the Nexen Roadian AT Pro RA8 varies depending on where you buy your tires, but expect to pay just under $100 per tire for the smallest 15-inch sizes, or over $300 per tire for some 20-inch sizes.
Nexen Roadian AT Pro RA8 Warranty
The Nexen Roadian AT Pro RA8 comes backed with a 50,000 mile tread life warranty for p-metric sizes and 40,000 miles for LT-sizes.
The limited warranty covers replacement for any tires that are deemed defective in materials/workmanship within the first 2/32-inch of treadwear or the first year. After that point and until six years from the purchase date, Nexen will replace defective tires on a pro-rated basis.
The first year or first 2/32-inch treadwear are also covered by a Road Hazard Warranty that covers punctures and cuts that make the tire undriveable, with Nexen replacing those tires free of charge. Roadsize assistance is also covered for the tire’s first 36 months since purchase.
Nexen Roadian AT Pro RA8 Sizes
What Vehicles Does the Nexen Roadian AT Pro RA8 Fit On?
Below is a selection of popular vehicles the Nexen Roadian AT Pro RA8 will fit on. This list is not exhaustive.
- Cadillac Escalade
- Chevy Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, Blazer, Avalanche, Trailblazer
- Dodge Durango, Dakota
- Ford Escape, Explorer, Edge, F-150, F-250, F-350, Expedition, Excursion
- GMC Envoy, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon Denali
- Honda CR-V, Pilot, Passport
- Hummer H3
- Infiniti QX56, QX80
- Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Commander
- Lincoln Navigator
- Nissan Armada, Titan, Titan XD, Frontier, Pathfinder, Muran
- Ram 1500, 2500, 3500
- Toyota Tundra, FJ Cruiser, 4Runner, Sequoia