Nankang AS-1 Tire Review & Rating

The Nankang AS-1 sports a high performance all-season tread design for drivers of all makes and models of sport coupes, sedans and smaller SUV’s. The advanced tread compound is molded into an asymmetric tread design that provides increased handling and traction in all types of weather conditions.

A curved shoulder design and larger outside shoulder blocks enhance cornering grip and provide added steering response and feel. It gives the tires more stability throughout the speed range.

AS-1 from Nankang Tires

Two circumferential grooves and the addition of angled tread blocks combine with a silica enhanced tread compound to promote wet surface traction and handling, as well as evacuate water from under the tread and reduce the risk of hydroplaning. Unique sipe bars around the tread help promote better handling on wet or snow covered roads.

Road noise is reduced through the variable pitch tread sequence that Nankang uses. It also adds to the overall ride comfort that this model provides.


  • Very good dry traction and cornering grip
  • Good ride comfort and low road noise
  • Treadlife is above average


  • No mileage treadlife warranty

Overall Thoughts

The AS-1 has the same similar high performance characteristics of the NS-II, but with an all-season tread design. Cornering grip, straight line acceleration, traction and handling are all very good. The ride is comfortable and road noise is not bad at all.

There is no mileage tread guarantee on this tire, however, based on reviews from other drivers the treadlife is good and the tire holds up well. For the low price, this AS-1 is a good value in all-season tires.

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What Vehicles Will The AS-1 Fit?

Fits these vehicles and many others:

  • Buick Lesabre
  • Chevrolet Cobalt, Malibu, Impala
  • Dodge Neon, Grand Caravan, Stratus
  • Ford Focus
  • Honda Civic, CR-Z, CRV, Insight, Accord, Fit
  • Kia Optima
  • Mazda 6
  • Mini Cooper
  • Nissan Altima, Maxima, Versa, Leaf, Cube
  • Pontiac Vibe, Grand Am
  • Saturn Aura, L200
  • Toyota Camry, Prius, RAV4, Avalon
  • Volkswagen Jetta, Passat

Tire Sizes


205/55R16 91V BSW


215/60R17 96H BSW
225/50R17 94V BSW


225/50R18 95H BSW
235/50R18 97H BSW
215/45R18 93H BSW
225/45R18 91H BSW
235/45R18 94H BSW
245/45R18 100H BSW
205/40R18 86H BSW
215/40R18 89H BSW
225/40R18 92H BSW
235/40R18 95H BSW
245/40R18 97H BSW
255/40R18 99H BSW
255/35R18 94H BSW

Price Range

Prices on the AS 1 tire range from approximately $112 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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There is no mileage tread guarantee on this Nankang tire. However, you will find a tire uniformity warranty for the first 10% of treadwear. Materials and workmanship are warranted for a prorated amount down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.

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