Nexen Tires Reviews
A Korean tire manufacturer that’s been around for more than 70 years, the brand first operated under the name Heung-A Tire Company and then Woosung Tire before changing to Nexen in 2000.
Nexen offers a full lineup of tires for passenger cars, performance vehicles, as well as light-trucks and SUVs. The brand also has a small selection of winter tire options.
In the SUV/truck segment, Nexen offers the Roadian sub-brand with seven different options.
The brand’s newest option is the Roadian GTX, which is an all-season touring tire aimed at long life and boasts a 70,000 mile warranty.
Focusing more on performance, the Roadian HP is a performance tire for trucks. An ideal aftermarket upgrade for plus-sized tires on trucks and SUVs, it’s also a decent replacement option for premium and performance brand luxury crossovers.
The Roadian HTX RH5 is a highway terrain tire. Merging the features of an all-season with an all-terrain tire, this means the tire offers decent off-road grip with better on-road dynamics, comfort and quietness. It also comes with a solid 65,000 mile treadlife warranty (40,000 for LT tires).
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Taking the grip up a notch is the Roadian AT Pro RA8. This all-terrain tire offers deep tread with plenty of void to help the tire self-clean. It also gets a 50,000 mile warranty (40,000 miles for LT sizes).
And topping the Nexen Roadian lineup for off-road performance are the Roadian MTX Roadian MT. Both mud terrain tires, the MT offers just a little more off-road capability.
And finally, one SUV/Crossover option not under the Roadian sub-brand is the NFera RU5. This is an all-season tire designed for modern compact and mid-size crossovers. While technically not a high-performance tire, with its smooth ride and plenty of grip, it’s an ideal tire for premium/performance crossovers.
Nexen Tires Warranty
All Nexen tires come with a limited warranty, with a guarantee to replace any tires that are deemed defective in materials/workmanship within the first 2/32-inch treadwear or the first year. After the first 2/32-inch treadwear and until 6 years from the date of purchase, Nexen will replace any tire deemed defective on a pro-rated basis.
Many Nexen tires come backed with a 45-day/500-mile money-back guarantee, as well as 36-months of roadside assistance.
And perhaps best of all, Nexen offers a Road Hazard Warranty, and will replace any tire that’s cut, popped or damaged as a result of nails, glass or potholes within the first year of ownership.
Nexen Tires Reviews
Nexen Roadian AT Pro RA8 Review
Are Nexen Tires Made in the USA?
Nexen does not currently manufacture any of its tires in the United States but that is set to change in 2021 with the opening of a new factory. The brand currently operates four factories globally, two in Korea, one in Qingdao, China and a new plant in Zatec, Czech Republic that opened in 2018. Nexen did open a US office and development center in 2017 in Richfield, OH.
Are Nexen Tires Good Tires?
Nexen continues to make impressive strides and roll out increasingly better products – and in increasingly diverse segments. As a value brand it’s unrealistic to expect top-tier performance for any of their tires. Instead, Nexen generally delivers on its promise of manufacturing tires that offer similar levels of performance at much more attractive price points.
Tires from Nexen are almost always worth considering unless you’re committed to having the very best (and want to pay a premium to get it).