Nankang Ultra Sport NS-II Tire Review & Rating

For those looking for a high performance summer tire at a budget friendly price, the Nankang Ultra Sport NS-II was built with you in mind. Featuring H, V, W and Y speed ratings, the NS-2 is designed for all types of coupes, sedans and even sporty crossovers.

The high performance tread compound and directional tread pattern are made to provide enhanced grip and stability on dry road surfaces. Dual circumferential grooves add increased lateral traction and cornering power.

Nankang Ultra Sport NS-II Tire Review

The computer designed V-shaped grooves, along with the circumferential grooves, further add traction on wet pavement, while also improving hydroplane resistance. Added sipes around the shoulders of the tire also increase traction and help with extending the tread wear.

A variable width tread design and Nankang’s unique two-in-one pitches combine to reduce outside road noise and improve overall ride quality. This is a plus for this tire and something mentioned in many reviews from other drivers.

Nankang offers a wide range of 14-24 inch sizes, and this model is also M+S rated for performance in all types of weather conditions. There’s also either a 30K mile or 40K mile tread warranty on the NS-2 depending on the tires speed rating.


  • Traction and handling on dry or wet pavement is above average
  • Steering response and control are quick
  • Very good cornering performance
  • Excellent value for the money


  • Treadlife could be a bit longer

Overall Thoughts

We were very surprised with the high performance from these tires. With speed ratings up to a Y and the aggressive directional tread pattern, this tire offers high-performance traction and cornering grip that is comparable to models from some of the bigger name tire makers. No, it’s not a Michelin Super Sport or anywhere close to it, but for a cheaper tire it does deliver decent all-around performance.

Nankang has changed their quality standards over the years and it now shows. If a high performance summer tire at a lower price is what you are looking for, this NS II is not a bad choice.

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What Vehicles Will The NS II Fit?

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

  • Chevrolet Cobalt, Malibu, Impala
  • Chrysler PT Cruiser
  • Dodge Caliber, Charger
  • Ford Focus, Edge, Fusion
  • Honda CRV, Accord, Civic, CRV
  • Mazda 6, 3, CX-7
  • Nissan Sentra, Altima
  • Toyota Camry, Corolla
  • Volkswagen Golf

Tire Sizes


155/55R14 69V BSW


185/55R15 82V BSW
195/55R15 85V BSW
205/55R15 88V BSW
165/50R15 72V BSW
185/45R15 75V BSW


165/45R16 74V BSW
195/45R16 84V BSW
165/40R16 73V BSW


225/55ZR17 101W BSW
165/40R17 75V BSW
165/35R17 75V BSW
185/35R17 82V BSW


285/30R18 93H BSW


215/35ZR19 85Y BSW
225/35ZR19 88Y BSW
245/35ZR19 93Y BSW
275/35ZR19 96Y BSW


275/35ZR20 98Y BSW


255/30ZR22 95W BSW


255/30ZR24 97W BSW

Price Range

Prices on the Nankang NS-II range from approximately $74 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 H & V-speed rated tires, and a 30,000 mile warranty on W & Y-speed rated models. 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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