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Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8

By: Carl Laron on October 09, 2017

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Motor winter test in 2016 - the best studded tires and studless tires, Oct. 13, 2016

The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 finishes in a first place tie (alongside a tire that's not sold in the U.S.) among studded snow tire in testing by the Norwegian Automobile Federation. It gets top marks in all regards in handling on ice -- braking distances are short and lateral grip is good. Performance on snow is a small step behind the very top, but performance is still superior compared to most competing tires.

2016 - 2017 Passenger Car, Minivan and Compact SUV Winter Tire Reviews, Not Dated

The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 is among the winter tires that are Top Rated by the APA. The tire is called expensive, and the warranty has limitations, but it's a top performer on snow and ice. Another plus -- it has a quieter ride than the Hakka 7 it replaces.

Testing tires in White Hell – the birthplace of winter tires, Feb. 6, 2015

Peter Cheney tests Nokian snow tires at Nokian's "White Hell" test facility in Finland and says that of all the company's tires, the Hakkapeliitta 8 is called a "clear winner." He adds that it's "a tire that epitomizes winter performance.

Winter tires for compact: our choices, Feb. 2, 2015

The Hakka 8 has replaced the Hakka 7 as the new best winter tire according to testing by Quebec's La Presse. The tire excelled in both snow and ice conditions.

Tested -- Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 real world review, Feb. 5, 2015

User reviews for the Hakka 8 are tough to come by, but this long blog post by "Nick" at Modern Car Talk provides some useful insights. Comparing them to his former tires, the Gislaved NordFrost5, he says "The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8's are incredibly stable at highway speeds, the Gislaveds were good as well but we are at whole new level in handling and driving comfort."

Putting Studded, Studless Winter Tires to the Test, Oct. 16, 2012

In this free report, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 -- the predecessor to the Hakkapeliitta 8 -- beats four other studded winter tires in this test. It brakes better on ice than any other winter tire -- studded or studless -- with excellent traction in snow, but like all studded tires, it's noisy.