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 14-20 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?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • 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


175/65R14 82H BSW
185/65R14 86H BSW
195/65R14 89H BSW
185/60R14 82H BSW
195/60R14 86H BSW
205/60R14 88H BSW


175/65R15 88H BSW
185/65R15 88H BSW
195/65R15 91H BSW
205/65R15 95H BSW
215/65R15 96H BSW
185/60R15 88H BSW
195/60R15 88H BSW
205/60R15 91H BSW
215/60R15 94H BSW
225/60R15 96V BSW


215/70R16 100H BSW
235/70R16 106H BSW
205/65R16 95H BSW
215/65R16 102H BSW
205/60R16 96V BSW
215/60R16 99V BSW
225/60R16 98V BSW
235/60R16 100V BSW
205/55R16 91H BSW


245/70R17 110H BSW
265/70R17 115H BSW
215/65R17 99V BSW
225/65R17 102V BSW
235/65R17 108V BSW
245/65R17 111H BSW
235/60R17 102V BSW
255/60R17 110V BSW
215/55R17 98V BSW
225/55R17 101V BSW
235/55R17 99V BSW
205/50R17 93V BSW
215/50R17 95V BSW
225/50R17 98V BSW


255/70R18 113H BSW
265/70R18 116H BSW
235/65R18 106H BSW
255/65R18 111H BSW
265/65R18 114H BSW
275/65R18 116H BSW
225/60R18 100H BSW
235/60R18 107V BSW
245/60R18 105H BSW
265/60R18 110H BSW
285/60R18 116H BSW
235/55R18 104V BSW
255/55R18 109V BSW
235/50R18 101V BSW


255/60R19 109V BSW
235/55R19 105V BSW
245/55R19 107H BSW
255/50R19 107V BSW
265/50R19 110H BSW


235/55R20 105V BSW
245/50R20 102V BSW
255/50R20 109V BSW
265/50R20 111V BSW
285/50R20 116V BSW
265/45R20 108V BSW
275/45R20 110V BSW

Price Range

Nankang SP-9 Cross Sport prices range from approximately $63 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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