Nexen Roadian HP Review
The Nexen Roadian HP is an all-season performance tire designed to enhance the handling of passenger cars, trucks and SUVs without breaking the bank.
- Solid dry weather grip
- Impressive steering response
- Attractive price
- Makes for a stiffer ride
- Wet grip is decent but not fantastic
The almost arrow-like directional tread pattern of the tire is built to deliver a large contact patch of rubber with the road. Rather than one center rib, the pattern Nexen designed uses some larger blocks that work together with the tread blocks next to them to deliver plenty of stability and a natural feel under cornering.
Shoulder tread blocks are almost like two joined blocks as they are quite large, allowing again for maximum grip on the road. with SUVs and sport trucks in mind for this tire, it’s designed to have a robust shoulder to handle heavier loads and not give up grip.
A 460 UTQG rating is aggressive, but normal for this type of tire, using a grippier compound to maximize adhesion to the road. As a result, the tire will wear faster. The tread pattern helps to evenly distribute weight across the tire under acceleration, braking and cornering. As a result, it’s able to wear more evenly and over a longer period of time. It comes with a 40,000 mile tread life warranty, which is low generally speaking, but not for this type of tire and certainly not for this price point.
Grip in the wet is decent, though with a lack of siping and the more performance-focused compound, winter grip is quite limited.
We appreciate that as Nexen isn’t a tier one brand they offer some additional warranty items like roadside assistance and a road hazard warranty to help attract buyers. These little extras go a long way.
Overall, considering the price point, this is a decent offering and we do like that there are plenty of sizes available for aftermarket fitments.
Nexen Roadian HP Price
Pricing for the Nexen Roadian HP ranges from roughly $165 per tire for 17-inch sizes up to $230 per tire for 24-inch fitments. Retails may sell for less.
Nexen Roadian HP Warranty
Nexen backs the Roadian HP with a 40,000 mile tread life warranty. In addition, the brand’s offers a road hazard warranty for the first 2/32-inch of tread wear or the first year, whichever comes first. During that period they will replace tires free of charge. Also included is a 36-month roadside assistance plan.
Nexen Roadian HP Sizes