Nexen N Priz AH8 Tire Review & Rating

Released in 2016 and used as original equipment on vehicles like the Kia Optima, the Nexen N Priz AH8 touring all-season tire is billed as providing “true” year-round performance in all four seasons.

Built for all types of coupes, sedans, minivans and crossovers, the AH8 is a big step-up over the Nexen CP672 model in areas of treadlife and winter traction.


Nexen N Priz AH8 Tire Review

Nexen uses an all-season tread compound and symmetric tread pattern for optimal handling and ride comfort. The tire’s uniform block positioning and more rigid shoulders increase braking and acceleration for better overall safety.

Numerous lateral grooves and added sipes around the tread add to handling stability and a longer lasting treadlife, while also delivering increased traction on wet or snow covered road surfaces. These unique wave sipes really do their job in the snow, making this one of the better all-season tires for driving on snow, slush and other winter conditions.

Twin steel belts and spirally wrapped nylon provide extra strength and longer durability, which is a strong point for this tire. Nexen offers a range of 14-19 inch sizes with T, H, V or W-speed ratings on the AH8. All sizes include a 70K mile tread warranty as well.

Pros

  • Dependable dry and wet traction
  • Comfortable and quiet ride quality
  • Very good winter traction
  • Treadlife has shown to be better than average
  • Value for the money

Cons

  • Grip on ice

Overall Thoughts

Although you may not have heard much about Nexen’s AH8, we find this tire to be a pleasant surprise in the touring all-season class. Delivering better performance than the older CP672, this new model provides reliable traction and handling in most all types of road conditions.

Ride comfort is particularly a stronger area for this tire, and excessive road noise is not a factor as well. As mentioned above, traction on snow is on par with other top all-season tires, and treadwear is better than average. The only issue you might find is traction on icy road surfaces, but that is common for any all-season tire.

Overall, the Nexen AH8 provides very good value for the lower cost.

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What Vehicles Will The Nexen AH8 Fit?

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

  • Buick LeSabre, Park Avenue, Verano
  • Chevy Cobalt, Sonic, Cavalier, Impala, Cruze, Malibu, Monte Carlo, Aveo
  • Chrysler PT Cruiser, LeBaron, Sebring, Cirrus, Town & Country
  • Dodge Avenger, Dart, Neon, Grand Caravan, Stratus
  • Ford Focus, Taurus, Thunderbird
  • Honda Civic, Accord, Prelude
  • Hyundai Elantra, Accent, Verna, Matrix, Sonata
  • Kia Soul, Forte, Optima
  • Mazda 323, Mazda3, Mazda5, 626, MPV, Mazda6
  • Mercury Grand Marquis, Cougar, Tracer, Mystique
  • Mitsubishi Galant, Eclipse, Lancer, Mirage
  • Nissan Sentra, Leaf, Altima, Maxima, 200SX
  • Pontiac Bonneville, Grand Prix, Sunfire, Vibe, Grand Am
  • Saturn L200, Ion
  • Scion xB
  • Subaru Legacy, Outback
  • Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Camry, Prius
  • Volkswagen Beetle, Jetta, Golf, Passat

Tire Sizes

14″

185/65R14 86H Black

15″

185/60R15 84H Black
195/60R15 88H Black
195/65R15 91H Black
195/65R15 91T Black
195/65R15 91T Black
205/65R15 94H Black

16″

185/55R16 83H Black
195/50R16 84V Black
195/55R16 87V Black
205/50R16 87V Black
205/55R16 91V Black
205/55R16 91H Black
205/60R16 92H Black
205/65R16 95H Black
205/70R16 96H Black
215/55R16 XL 97H Black
215/60R16 95V Black
215/65R16 98V Black
225/50R16 92H Black
225/55R16 95V Black
225/60R16 98V Black
225/65R16 100H Black
235/60R16 100H Black
235/65R16 103H Black

17″

205/45R17 84H Black
205/50R17 XL 93V Black
215/50R17 91V Black
215/55R17 94V Black
215/60R17 96V Black
225/45R17 91W Black
225/50R17 94V Black
225/55R17 97V Black
225/60R17 99H Black
235/45R17 94V Black
235/50R17 96H Black
235/55R17 99V Black
245/45R17 95V Black
245/50R17 98V Black

18″

215/45R18 89V Black
215/55R18 95H Black
225/45R18 91H Black
225/50R18 95V Black
225/55R18 98V Black
225/60R18 100H Black
235/40R18 91H Black
235/45R18 94H Black
235/50R18 97H Black
235/55R18 100H Black
245/40R18 93V Black
245/45R18 96H Black
245/50R18 100H Black
245/55R18 102H Black

19″

225/55R19 99H Black

Price Range

Nexen N Priz AH8 prices range from approximately $73 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Warranty

Nexen provides a 70,000 mile tread warranty on the N Priz AH8. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear.

Materials and workmanship are warranted for 6-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.

Nexen also includes a 2-year road hazard guarantee and 3-years of roadside assistance.


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13 thoughts on “Nexen N Priz AH8 Tire Review & Rating

  1. I have these on a 2020 veloster. The drivers side rear was mounted inside out. They turned it around but have a whistling noise. This was from the factory like this. Should they have replaced the tire

  2. I have a 2015 KIA Optima with these tires. I’m on my 3rd year with them – 22.5 k miles. I didn’t notice it as much the first two years but this year they are noticeably bad on snow and ice. The tread depth is still very good so they’re obviously not good winter tires. I recently got stuck right in front of my garage. I’ll be buying new tired before next winter.

    1. Hi Greg, I see why you faced this issue; these tires have been rated to have poor grip in ice. Did you face
      any other issues while using them?

    2. I agree they are not good in the snow and not very good on a wet takeoff. They came stock on my Elantra I am going to try a different brand when I buy new tires.

  3. We have these on our Kia Forte and the traction sucks on snow, I would not recommend these for winter. I have never seen such bad traction with an all season tire, probably because it’s a cheap tire not a name brand, going to buy some better tires so at least I can get it out of the driveway.

    1. Hi Kat
      A significant number of our readers that have used Nexen Tires in the past have complained about several different tire models manufactured by the brand having inferior build quality which causes premature wear and tear or poor performance on specific terrain types. As an affordable tire manufacturer this is expected. Please let us know if we can help you choose an alternative tire.

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