Nankang SP-9 Cross Sport Tire Review & Rating

Specially designed for today’s crossovers, smaller SUV’s and larger family sedans, the Nankang SP-9 Cross Sport is the company’s newest touring all-season tire for 2015-2016. It’s built to deliver increased traction, a higher level of comfort and longer lasting treadlife.

An all-season tread compound and asymmetric tread pattern features larger outer shoulder blocks with angled grooves for added lateral grip in dry road conditions. These tread blocks do their job well for the most part. Handling and steering response are more than adequate at highway speeds.

Nankang SP-9 Cross Sport Tire Review

Nankang uses an optimized sipe design around the tread on the SP-9 to go with four wide circumferential grooves for driving on wet pavement. The sipes definitely help with traction, and the wider grooves effectively channel out the water and reduce the risk of hydroplaning.

Inside the tire are twin steel belts that give this tire added strength and stability while also improving durability. The Cross Sport has a 560 UTQG rating to go with a 50K mile tread warranty. Sizes range from 15-24 inches and come with either an H, V, W or Y-speed rating.


  • Efficient dry and wet traction
  • Smooth ride on most road surfaces
  • Treadlife
  • Lower cost


  • Winter handling

Overall Thoughts

Nankang’s newest tire is also one of their better models. The SP-9 delivers confident traction and handling in both dry and wet conditions. While you won’t mistake its wet or snow performance for that of models like the Michelin Premier LTX or General HTS60 among others, it does a competent job for most everyday driving needs.

You can expect a smooth and comfortable ride from this tire on all but the worst road surfaces. Treadlife looks to be good, and it does come backed with a 50,000 mile warranty.

Overall if you’re looking for a daily driving tire that is also budget-friendly, the Nankang Cross Sport is a good option. We feel it is one of the better value-priced all season tires in its class.

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What Vehicles Will The Nankang SP-9 Fit?

Fits these vehicles and many others:

  • Buick Enclave
  • Chevrolet Suburban, Trailblazer, Tahoe
  • Dodge Durango, Nitro, Dakota
  • Ford Explorer, Expedition, Excursion
  • GMC Acadia, Yukon, Envoy
  • Kia Sorento
  • Mercedes-Benz GL450, G500
  • Nissan Murano
  • Saturn Outlook
  • Toyota Highlander, Sequoia, 4-Runner
  • Volkswagen Touareg

Tire Sizes


255/60R15 102H OBL
275/60R15 107H OBL


265/70R16 112S OBL
275/60R16 109H OBL


235/70R17 111H BSW
225/65R17 102V OBL
255/65R17 110H OBL
265/65R17 112H OBL
225/60R17 99H OBL
255/60R17 110V OBL


225/65R18 103H OBL
245/60R18 105H OBL
225/55R18 98V OBL
235/55R18 104V OBL
225/50R18 95V OBL


255/55R19 111V OBL
275/55R19 111V OBL
255/50ZR19 107W OBL
285/45ZR19 111W OBL


275/60R20 119H OBL
275/55R20 117H OBL
285/50R20 116V OBL
305/50R20 120H OBL
275/45R20 110H OBL
295/45R20 114H OBL
275/40R20 106H OBL
295/40ZR20 110Y OBL


285/45R22 114V OBL
305/45R22 118V OBL
285/40R22 110V OBL
305/40R22 114V OBL
265/35R22 102V OBL
295/35R22 108V OBL
255/30R22 95V OBL
295/30ZR22 103Y OBL


285/40R24 112V OBL
295/40R24 114V OBL
295/35R24 110V OBL
305/35R24 112V OBL

Price Range

Nankang SP-9 Cross Sport prices range from approximately $76 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Nankang provides a 5-year or 50,000 mile tread warranty on the SP-9 Cross Sport. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear.

Materials and workmanship are warranted for 5-years and include free replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.

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