Nankang NK Utility FT-4 Tire Review & Rating
Sporting a balance of all-season performance handling and stability with driving comfort, the Nankang NK Utility FT-4 offers drivers a value priced option in new tires. Developed for all types of light trucks, SUV’s and crossovers, the FT4 includes some of latest in Nankang’s tire technology.
The all-season M+S rated tread compound and advanced radial technology combine with a symmetrical tread pattern to give this tire minimal road noise, while creating a more even treadwear.
Shoulder grooves around the outside of the tire and a larger footprint enhance handling and provided added steering response for better stability on dry or wet pavement. Four circumferential grooves and unique angled tread blocks increase wet handling and reduce the risk of hydroplaning.
The tires 5-pitch design and noise prevention bar minimizes road noise, making the driving experience more enjoyable, while also preventing premature tread wear. The result is a longer treadlife, something that has been mentioned by many drivers of this tire.
- Dry surface traction and cornering performance are excellent
- Solid handling on wet pavement
- Comfortable riding tire with low road noise
- Outstanding treadwear
- Would like to see a little better winter performance
The FT-4 is arguably the best Nankang SUV/truck tire in their lineup. Traction and handling on wet or dry pavement is excellent. The tire simply goes where you steer it, and it does it smoothly and with good comfort. The other thing with this tire is the longer treadlife you can expect. Overall, this is a good choice for a value priced tire.
What Vehicles Will The FT 4 Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- Acura MDX
- Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, Trailblazer, Suburban
- Dodge Durango, Ram, Dakota
- Ford F Series, Escape, Expedition, Ranger, Edge
- GMC Jimmy, Sierra, Envoy
- Honda Pilot, Ridgeline
- Mercedes-Benz ML500
- Mercury Mountaineer
- Nissan Titan, Frontier, Pathfinder
- Toyota 4 Runner, RAV4, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Tacoma, Tundra
265/70R15 112H BSW
235/70R16 106H BSW
245/70R16 107H BSW
255/65R16 109H BSW
255/70R16 111H BSW
265/70R16 112H BSW
275/70R16 114H BSW
Prices on the FT-4 range from approximately $112 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
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.