Nexen Roadian HTX RH5 Review

Merging technologies for all-terrain and all-season tires, the Nexen Roadian HTX RH5 puts its focus squarely on useable on-road performance.

Pros

  • Great warranty
  • Fantastic price
  • Solid on-road dynamics

Cons

  • Lacking in off-road grip


With a general tread layout that’s very similar to an all-season tire, the Roadian HTX RH5 is part of a relatively new segment of tires known as Highway Terrain tires. Adapting some off-road capability, they put the focus on better on-road manners and a longer milage guarantee. The Roadian HTX RH5 is no different.

A thick central tread section runs mostly uninterrupted around the circumference of the tire, helping give it stability on the highway and a better on-center feel. As a result, it’s not only more stable on the highway, it reacts better and feels better too.

The shoulder tread blocks have been reinforced to hold up better under cornering on-road as well, meaning that the tire doesn’t just offer a responsive feel when you turn the wheel on asphalt, it maintains that grip too.

READ: The Longest Lasting All-Terrain Tires

Four circumferential grooves run the full length of the tire and help prevent hydroplaning, delivering the sort of on-road wet-weather grip you’d expect of an all-season.

Some siping on the tread blocks helps deliver slightly better winter-weather grip than an all-season. Still, as far as highway terrain tires go, we find the Roadian HTX RH5 to be significantly more on-road focused. That can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on what you want from your tire and the type of driving you do.

If you are almost exclusively on-road focused, then this specific tire really does impress. With all the characteristics designed to make it a stand-out tire for the road, it’s meany features allow Nexen to back the Roadian HTX RH5 with an impressive 65,000 mile warranty!

 

Nexen Roadian HTX RH5 Price

Pricing for the Roadian HTX RH5 starts at approximately $75 per tire for 15-inch sizes and goes up to roughly $175 per tire for 22-inch sizes. Retailers may sell for less.


Nexen Roadian HTX RH5 Warranty

The Nexen Roadian HTX RH5 is backed with  65,000 mile tread life warranty for p-metric sizes and a 40,000 mile warranty for LT-sizes.

In addition, it’s backed by the brand’s limited warranty, covering defects in materials and workmanship. Tires that are found to be defective within the first 2/32-inch treadwear or the first year (whichever comes first) will be replaced free of charge. From there, and until 6 years from the date of purchase, Nexen will replace any defective tires on a pro-rated basis.

Nexen also backs the Roadian HTX RH5 with a one-year Road Hazzard Warranty and will replace any damaged tires (cuts, punctures, etc) free of charge.

Nexen Roadian HTX RH5 Sizes

15-inch tires
225/70R15
235/70R15
35/75R15
265/70R15
31X10.50R15

16-inch tires
225/70R16
225/75R16
235/70R16
235/75R16
245/70R16
245/75R16
255/65R16
255/70R16
265/70R16
265/75R16
275/70R16
LT 215/85R16
LT 225/75R16
LT 235/85R16
LT 245/75R16
LT 265/75R16

17-inch tires
225/65R17
235/65R17
235/70R17
245/65R17
245/70R17
255/65R17
255/70R17
265/65R17
265/70R17
LT 235/80R17
LT 245/75R17
LT 265/70R17

18-inch tires
235/60R18
235/65R18
245/60R18
255/65R18
255/70R18
265/60R18
265/65R18
265/70R18
275/65R18
LT 275/65R18

19-inch tires
255/60R19

20-inch tires
245/60R20
275/55R20
275/60R20

22-inch tires
285/45R22

What Vehicles Does the Nexen Roadian HTX RH5 Fit On?

  • Buick Enclave
  • Cadillac Escalade, SRX, XT5
  • Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado 1500, Silverado 2500, Silverado 3500, Suburban, Tahoe, Blazer, Trailblazer, Traverse
  • Dodge Dakota, Durango
  • Ford Expedition, F-150
  • GMC Sierra 1500, Sierra 2500, Sierra 3500, Yukon, Yukon Denali, Acadia, Envoy
  • Honda Ridgeline, Pilot
  • Hyundai Veracruz
  • Infiniti QX60, JX35
  • Jaguar i-Pace
  • Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee
  • Kia Sorento
  • Land Rover Ranger Rover Velar
  • Lexus RX350, RX450h
  • Lincoln Navigator
  • Nissan Pathfinder, Murano, Xterra
  • Ram 1500, 2500, 3500
  • Saturn Outlook
  • Toyota Tundra, Sequoia, 4Runner, Tacoma