Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3

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Nordic non-studded Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta R3 winter tyre has the perfect balance of safety and comfort. It adapts to all weather variations offering relentless grip and making driving controlled, precise and enjoyable. Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta R3 is the perfect choice for drivers who value first-class safety, unique driving comfort and greener driving.

  • EXCELLENT GRIP AND CONTROLLED HANDLING ON ICE AND SNOW
  • MAXIMUM DRIVING COMFORT IN ANY WINTER WEATHER
  • SAVES ON FUEL COSTS
Officially approved for winter use
Officially approved for winter use
Hakkapeliitta R3

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Rated 4.6 based on 466 customer reviews


Definitely the best winter tires I've ever had.

Miro • 9 months ago

Definitely the best winter tires I've ever had. I couldn't even believe their performance on ice and layer of snow.

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Just good

Canhug • 9 months ago

I bought a set of set for my Mercedes C300 AWD to replace my old winter tites Bridgestone Blizzack and comparing these with tge Blizzack i can only say that are OK, Good traction on snow but i would say poor handling on ice. The only real advantage iver the Blizzacks is that you can get these ones run flat. But overall i woukd say that Blizzacks are much superior

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The worst winter tire I have had!

Angry finn • 10 months ago

First week under my car and you can feel every small bump in the road, and in slow speed the tires are humming... never these again!! I cannot take anyone to enjoy my new car with these tyres.

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You literally feel like driving a tank!

Sparkle Armor Auto Detailing • 23 months ago

Highly recommend these tires for winter driving. We are Canadian based auto detailers and we carry this brand for our customers for this specific reason: best driving experience for snow and icy condition. The tires perform way better than other brands and the durability is very good.

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Best winter tyres I've ever had!

xazer • 2 years ago

Best winter tyres I've ever had! Hakkapeliitta R3 - it's a great choice for winter and I absolutely happy with it!

I recommend this product

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Truly the best studless winter tires

kattlin • 2 years ago

These are unquestionably the best studless winter tires on the market—no contest. I see people unfavourably comparing them to the hakka 8 and 9 saying that those are better on ice... well duh. A studded tire will obviously out-perform a studless tire from the same manufacturer on ice; that’s just basic physics. If you live somewhere that has skating rinks for roads all winter, then get studded tires; however, I don’t want to listen to studded tires for the few days a year that the roads are a sheet of ice. These will out-perform every other studless winter tire on the market (and I suspect many studded tires as well). I personally think they are excellent on ice for a studless tire as well. I have driven several of the equivalent offerings from competitors—as well as the previous generation R2—and these tires are far-superior to all of them. I have driven these in all winter conditions (slush, deep and compact snow, ice, etc.), and they inspire nothing but the utmost confidence. They’re nothing special on dry roads, but that’s to be expected from a dedicated winter tire—these aren’t “performance” winter tires. Having said that, I can still have some fun with these on a dry road and feel perfectly confident in them at highway speeds. I am a big advocate for driving according to conditions, but I actually think that anyone who dislikes these tires has not pushed them hard enough. The levels of lateral grip in snow are astonishing. Go to a snowy parking lot and see how much grip these tires actually have, if you are not satisfied with them. The harder you drive, the more they seem to grip... and this is coming from someone who is normally a very timid winter driver. For anyone wondering, the vehicle that these are attached to is an AWD Alfa Romeo Giulia... a car that also handles the snow outstandingly well.

I recommend this product

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Excellent in every way

Gubbogubben • 3 years ago

Used these during 2018-2019 winter season here in Sweden on my 2007 Lexus LS600h. By far the best winter tyres I've had! Extremely quiet, smooth and with excellent grip and handling. Highly recommended!

I recommend this product

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Undecided

janis • 3 years ago

I bought a set of R3s a month ago. On dry and wet the tires are fantastic, good handling, quiet, very nice to drive. Then the first snow came and I could say, I am much less impressed. It is a bit had to compare because this season I also changed car. My old was S60 with some good nonames in front and good Haka 8 in the back, the acceleration in snow was decent and breaking was good, almost impressive. This car is A4 Quattro with R3s. The acceleration is good, probably because of quattro, but breaking distances seem to be at somewhat longer. I also feel that the ABS works a lot harder when breaking. I will probably get used to them, but spontaneously it feels to say that Haka 8 was better.

I don't recommend this product

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Front wheel drive now 4 wheel

Mike4 • 3 years ago

Got R3 two weeks ago and now two two winter storms of a foot of snow, and ice and snow in Colorado mountains, and Wyoming. Incredible sure footed, renewed faith in stopping power. Takes effort to lose traction, a drifted area of road was effortlessly navigated. Worth extra money, confidence renewed, Highly recommend.

I recommend this product

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Tyre sizes

175/65 R 14 82R

max load 475 kg, up to 170 km/h

Remember

  • When selecting a tyre, always choose one that matches your usage in the best possible way. In addition to the three characteristics, there are a number of other factors related to safety, performance, and the environment that tyre developers and testers take into account.
  • Although the new label makes it easier to compare tyre models, you should also support your decision by consulting the following, for example tyre retail experts or independent magazine test articles.
  • The wet grip rating for a tyre does not indicate how suitable the tyre is for the real winter weather. Instead, it may be misleading and endanger traffic safety. In demanding and varying winter conditions, the most important safety characteristics for tyres are ice grip and snow grip.

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185/65 R 14 86R

max load 530 kg, up to 170 km/h

Remember

  • When selecting a tyre, always choose one that matches your usage in the best possible way. In addition to the three characteristics, there are a number of other factors related to safety, performance, and the environment that tyre developers and testers take into account.
  • Although the new label makes it easier to compare tyre models, you should also support your decision by consulting the following, for example tyre retail experts or independent magazine test articles.
  • The wet grip rating for a tyre does not indicate how suitable the tyre is for the real winter weather. Instead, it may be misleading and endanger traffic safety. In demanding and varying winter conditions, the most important safety characteristics for tyres are ice grip and snow grip.

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165/60 R 15 81R XL

max load 462 kg, up to 170 km/h

Remember

  • When selecting a tyre, always choose one that matches your usage in the best possible way. In addition to the three characteristics, there are a number of other factors related to safety, performance, and the environment that tyre developers and testers take into account.
  • Although the new label makes it easier to compare tyre models, you should also support your decision by consulting the following, for example tyre retail experts or independent magazine test articles.
  • The wet grip rating for a tyre does not indicate how suitable the tyre is for the real winter weather. Instead, it may be misleading and endanger traffic safety. In demanding and varying winter conditions, the most important safety characteristics for tyres are ice grip and snow grip.

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175/65 R 15 84R

max load 500 kg, up to 170 km/h

Remember

  • When selecting a tyre, always choose one that matches your usage in the best possible way. In addition to the three characteristics, there are a number of other factors related to safety, performance, and the environment that tyre developers and testers take into account.
  • Although the new label makes it easier to compare tyre models, you should also support your decision by consulting the following, for example tyre retail experts or independent magazine test articles.
  • The wet grip rating for a tyre does not indicate how suitable the tyre is for the real winter weather. Instead, it may be misleading and endanger traffic safety. In demanding and varying winter conditions, the most important safety characteristics for tyres are ice grip and snow grip.

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WE RECOMMEND THIS TIRE ALSO FOR ELECTRIC AND HYBRID CARS

The right tire choice can improve the car's safety and driving comfort and increase its operating range even further. Our comprehensive product range of over 400 tires offers unique grip and Scandinavian peace of mind. We have high-quality winter and summer tires especially developed and tested for use on electric cars.

THE PERFECT BALANCE BETWEEN SAFETY AND COMFORT

Non-studded Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 winter tyre offers much-needed peace of mind in case of a sudden snowstorm or rapidly freezing road surfaces. 

ARCTIC SENSE GRIP CONCEPT

First-class winter grip, more comfortable handling

The different sipes flexibly adapt to all weather variations, offering relentless grip and enjoyably controlled and quiet driving. Biobased Cryo Crystal 3 grip particles have been added to the rubber compound in order to improve grip on ice by grabbing onto the driving surface.

SNOW CLAWS

Excellent grip on ice and snow

The multi-faceted Snow Claws found between the tread blocks and shoulder areas create balanced ice and snow grip especially during braking and acceleration.

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Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta R3 - Independent comparison tests

2nd

Za Rulem September 2020
Russia

Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 is wonderfully balanced - excellent results in all categories, these tyres are equally good on ice and snow.

3rd place

Tekniikan Maailma 17/2021
Finland

Good non-studded tire on ice. Calm when driving and stable steering without losing the grip of the rear tires in evasions and other fast driving situations. On snow the tire can be trusted in every situation. Precise steering. On wet asphalt breaking distance is short and lateral traction is good. Quiet tire and its rolling resistance is the lowest in the test.

3rd place

Aftonbladet 21.9.2021
Sweden

Excellent to drive on ice and snow. Logical and calm steering on ice and rear tires retain their grip. Excellent steering on snow. Excellent braking grip on wet asphalt, good lateral traction, and manages well extreme situations. Lowest rolling distance and best fuel efficiency in the test.

3rd place

Dagbladet 28.09.2021
Norway

Excellent to drive on ice and snow. Logical and calm steering on ice and rear tires retain their grip. Excellent steering on snow. Excellent braking grip on wet asphalt, good lateral traction, and manages well extreme situations. Lowest rolling distance and best fuel efficiency in the test.

4th place

Motor 9/2021
Norway

Performs well in turns with good handling on both snow and ice. These capabilities are better than what is usual for these tyre types. Shares the top spot in the categories acceleration on ice and driving on snow, as well as being best in test in terms of fuel efficiency

1st place

Aftonbladet 40/2020
Sweden

To be a non-studded tire, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 works very well on ice. It brakes well but the best are the excellent driving characteristics. It steers safely and precisely and retains some grip, even after you have started to skid on the road. The tire is, perhaps less surprisingly, just as good on snow with always equally calm and safe properties. On wet and dry asphalt, Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 is better than average, which is an achievement because the ice and bare ground properties are always opposite. The tire steers slightly slowly, but is safe with good grip at the back during a quick evasive maneuver.

2nd place

Vi Bilägare 13/2020
Sweden

Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 has the best grip in the winter rounds, especially on ice. Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 is the driving-loving alternative that provides safe driving characteristics and a high level of grip regardless of the surface.

Test winner

Tekniikan Maailma 17/2020
Finland

Functions very well on ice. First-class grip when braking, but the best thing is excellent driveability on ice. Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 steers securely and precisely and is easy and calm to drive also on snow in all driving situations. The tire is quiet and its rolling resistance is especially low.

2nd place

Za Rulem 9/2020
Russia

Pluses of Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 - high grip, best fuel economy, reliable handling on ice and snow. The disadvantages are not marked.

2nd place

Za Rulem 9/2019
Russia

Excellent ice and snow characteristics. Comfortable and silent with excellent grip on all wintery roads. Best in controllability and maneuverability on snow with top points on ice circle. Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 was found to have the lowest fuel consumption of the tested tires.

2nd place

Tuulilasi 10/2019
Finland

Excellent characteristics on ice and snow with outstanding grip properties on all wintery roads. Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 came out best in the braking test on cold and wet asphalt.

3rd place

Teknikens Värld 20/2019
Sweden

A good result for Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3. Balanced on snow and ice, lowest rolling resistance of the test.

2nd place

Tekniikan Maailma 17/2019
Finland

Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 is an excellent friction tire. It has precise controllability and is easy and logical to drive. It is reliable and won’t cause surprises in any circumstances.

2nd place

AutoReview 17/2019
Russia

Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 is on the top level on icy roads. Also the grip properties on asphalt are among the very best, and the tire is very comfortable to drive.

2nd place

Svenska Dagbladet 24/9/2019
Sweden

Precise reaction and logical performance, reliable performance in critical situations. Low level of noise and low rolling resistance.

Best Recommended Winter Tyre

Car & Tire 25.2.2019
China

Thw best winter tyre in 2018 in China by its performance.

Balanced combination

Moottori 10/2018
Finland

Stable and easy to drive, good steering feedback on ice and snow. Well-balanced properties also on asphalt, logical behaviour. The lowest noise level among the tested tyres.

3rd place

Aftonbladet 23.9.2018
Sweden

Good driving properties in all conditions. Low rolling resistance. Easy to drive on snow and ice. Good  braking performance on asphalt. A well-balanced tyre.

2nd place

Vi Bilägare 14/2018
Sweden

Good performance in winter conditions. Impressive driving properties on snow and ice. Steers nicely in curves with neutral balance. High performance on wet asphalt with short braking distance.

3rd place

Za Rulem 10/2018
Russia

Good handling on ice and on snowy surfaces. Lowest fuel consumption. The maneuverability in deep snow and directional stability on snow  rated with maximum points.

Shared 2nd place

Tuulilasi 10/2018
Finland

A reliable winter tyre for all conditions. Well-balanced driving properties on all road surfaces and a feeling of safety for the driver.

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