Nankang Toursport NS N605 Tire Review & Rating
Providing all-season traction and handling to go with a more quiet and comfortable ride is what Nankang has built the TourSport NS N605 to do. Designed for drivers of coupes, sedans and minivans, the N605 is engineered for year round performance and a longer treadlife.
The all-season tread compound sports an asymmetrical tread pattern and continuous center rib for enhanced dry surface handling and added cornering maneuverability.
Four wider circumferential grooves and multi-angled sipes around the tread increase traction and handling on wet pavement, as well as reduce the risk of hydroplaning. These angled sipes also provide a little extra grip on snow or slush covered roads, although this is not a strong suit for this model.
Road noise is reduced through the variable pitch tread sequence that Nankang uses on this model. The computer optimized tread pattern creates a more quiet riding tire that makes driving more enjoyable.
A wider tread contact patch has been used to not only enhance handling and braking, but to also prevent uneven and irregular tire wear. Reviews from other drivers have mentioned getting a long tread life out of this model.
Nankang has a range of 15-17 inch sizes available, and all sizes sport a V-speed rating. A 50K mile tread warranty is also included on this tire.
- Very good traction and grip on dry and wet surfaces
- Above average braking capabilities
- Ride is comfortable and road noise is minimal
- Long lasting treadwear gives good value for the money
- Winter handling could be a little better
The Nankang 605 does a lot of things very well for a higher performing touring all-season tire. Traction on both dry and wet surfaces exceeded our expectations. The tire provides good response and control. It corners quite well and delivers good stability and feel for the road.
As with most every all-season tire, traction and handling in winter weather is hit and miss. The biggest issues are in braking/acceleration on ice and hard-pack snow. That said, we have heard many reviews from other drivers that speak to decent performance in lighter amounts of snow and on slush covered streets.
The ride is quite comfortable and treadlife is ok on this model. It carries a 520 UTQG rating which should translate into getting 50-60K miles from the tread.
Overall, with its much lower price than many other competitor tires, (a set of 4-15 inch tires is around $180 total) this model not only provides nice year round performance, but it delivers solid value for the money as well.
What Vehicles Will The Nankang N605 Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Buick LeSabre, Century
- Chevrolet Cobalt, Venture
- Chrysler PT Cruiser, Town & Country
- Dodge Caravan, Neon, Shadow
- Ford Focus, Edge
- Honda Civic, CR-V, Accord, Odyssey
- Hyundai Accent
- Nissan Altima, Maxima
- Pontiac Grand Am, Sunfire, Vibe
- Plymouth Voyager
- Saturn L100, SL, SW1, L200
- Toyota Echo, Prius, Sienna, Corolla, Camry
195/50R15 82H BSW
205/55R16 91V BSW
215/55R16 97V BSW
P215/55R17 94V BSW
P225/55R17 101V BSW
P235/55R17 103V BSW
P215/50R17 91V BSW
P225/50R17 94V BSW
P235/50R17 96V BSW
Prices on the Nankang Toursport range from approximately $45 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 N605. 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.
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