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.
Nankang offers a range of 15-18 inch sizes, and all sizes feature an H-speed rating. A 50K mile tread warranty is included as well.
- 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 all-season 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.
Winter traction and handling is really the only glaring weakness on this particular tire. Use extra caution when braking on ice or hard-pack, although this is a common problem area for most every all-season tire regardless of who makes the tire.
Overall, this is a solid performing tire that sports a lower price. It’s makes for a very good option if budget is a major consideration in choosing a new set of tires.
What Vehicles Will The FT 4 Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- 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
235/75R15 105H BSW
265/70R15 112H BSW
215/70R16 100H BSW
235/70R16 106H BSW
245/70R16 107H BSW
255/70R16 111H BSW
265/70R16 112H BSW
275/70R16 114H BSW
255/65R16 109H BSW
225/60R18 100H BSW
Prices on the FT-4 range from approximately $94 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Nankang provides a 50,000 mile tread warranty on the FT-4. Tire uniformity is guaranteed 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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