Nankang SP-5 Tire Review & Rating

The new Nankang SP-5 sports all-season reliability and new tire technology that is designed to increase ride comfort for drivers of all makes of SUV’s, crossovers and light duty pickup trucks.

The all-season tread compound is M+S rated, giving it added traction and increased performance when road conditions turn ugly due to rain, snow or stormy weather. The symmetrical tread pattern and wide center rib improves stability and handling on dry road surfaces, while also enhancing cornering grip.

Nankang SP-5 Tire Review

Dual circumferential grooves and an added computer designed sipe pattern provide increased traction and handling on wet roads. They also work to reduce the risk of hydroplaning and give you added driving confidence.

Outside road noise is reduced through Nankang’s Noise Simulation System, which arranges the tread pattern and optimizes the tread blocks so that noise is virtually eliminated. The SP-5 is V-speed rated for higher performance.


  • Excellent dry and wet traction
  • Cornering and braking performance are very good
  • Minimal road noise and smooth ride comfort
  • Solid value for the money


  • Winter weather handling is average
  • Would like to see a bit longer treadlife

Overall Thoughts

There are a number of reasons to like this new SP-5 tire, let alone the cheaper price. The traction and grip on dry surfaces is comparable to tires from some of the bigger brand names. You’ll find it performs well in the corners and ride quality is much better than you might think.

On the other hand, traction in winter conditions is below average as you might expect. In addition, treadlife could be a bit longer.

Overall, while you may not get 80,000 miles out of these tires, the performance and value for the money is pretty good.

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What Vehicles Will The SP 5 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

Tire Sizes


225/55R17XL 101V BSW
235/65R17XL 108V BSW
255/60R17XL 110V BSW


235/60R18XL 107V BSW
255/55R18XL 109V BSW


255/50R19XL 107V BSW


255/50R20XL 109V BSW
265/50R20XL 111V BSW


265/40R22XL 106V BSW

Price Range

Prices on this Nankang tire range from approximately $104 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Nankang provides a 40,000 mile tread warranty on the SP-5. 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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