Nexen N5000 Plus Tire Review & Rating

Built for drivers looking for a high performance all-season tire at a lower cost, the Nexen N5000 Plus offers more than just a lower price. It has a number of new features that build off the original N5000 tire that has been popular in its segment.

The N5000 Plus has an all-season tread compound with unique dimples that serve to better distribute heat more evenly across the tread. This helps not only to strengthen the tire, but is designed to enhance overall treadlife.

Nexen N5000 Plus Tire Review

Nexen has added tread groove serration around the tire to deliver increased stability both in the corners and during straight line acceleration, while stiffness blocks give it the type of cornering grip you would expect from an HP all-season tire. This combination further gives the N5000 Plus a bit quicker steering response as well.

Ride and noise comfort levels are addressed through the tire’s lateral tread grooves that help reduce noise levels and smooth out the ride.

Inside the tire are twin steel belts with a polyester cord body. Nexen offers H and V-speed rated sizes in numerous 15-19 inch fitments. It carries a 500 UTQG rating and is backed by a 65,000 mile tread warranty.


  • Good dry and wet traction
  • Smooth ride
  • Quiet tire on the highway
  • Budget price


  • Up the winter performance a bit
  • Treadwear is poor

Overall Thoughts

The Nexen N5000 Plus is a surprise sleeper in its class. For a cheaper tire you might not be expecting the type of everyday driving performance it delivers. We’ve heard the same thing out of other owners of this tire as well.

Aside from the winter performance, which is a bit lacking in rougher conditions among tires in this class, treadwear has been a real issue for many drivers. Getting only 20K miles out of the tread, when it’s warranted for 65K miles, is not good, even for a budget-priced tire.

Overall, the N5000 Plus is an upgrade over original equipment tires, but not by much. It does deliver dependable year round performance and comes in at a lower price than many of the bigger name brands which can be appealing for budget-minded drivers. However, due to its poor treadwear we feel there are better options available.

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What Vehicles Will The N5000 Plus Fit?

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

  • Acura TL, Integra, TSX
  • Audi A4, A6, TT
  • BMW 328i, Z4, 330xi, 528i, M3
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Chevrolet Cruze, Camaro, Aveo, S10
  • Ford Mustang, Focus, Fusion, Taurus, Ranger
  • Honda Civic, Accord, Fit
  • Hyundai Sonata, Genesis
  • Kia Optima
  • Mazda3, Mazda6, Miata, Protégé
  • Mini Cooper S
  • Nissan Maxima, Altima
  • Subaru Impreza WRX, Outback
  • Toyota Solara, RAV4, Avalon, Celica GTS
  • Volkswagen Passat, Jetta, CC Sport, Golf, GTi
  • Volvo S60, 850, S40

Tire Sizes


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


195/50 R16 84V BSW
195/55 R16 87V BSW
205/50 R16 87H BSW
205/55 R16 91H BSW
215/55 R16 XL 97H BSW
225/55 R16 95H BSW
205/60 R16 92H BSW
215/60 R16 95H BSW
225/60 R16 98H BSW
235/60 R16 100H BSW
205/65 R16 95H BSW
215/65 R16 98H BSW
225/65 R16 100H BSW
235/65 R16 103H BSW


205/40 R17 80H BSW
205/45 R17 XL 88V BSW
215/45 R17 87H BSW
225/45 R17 91H BSW
235/45 R17 94H BSW
245/45 R17 95H BSW
205/50 R17 XL 93V BSW
215/50 R17 XL 95V BSW
225/50 R17 94H BSW
235/50 R17 96H BSW
215/55 R17 94V BSW
225/55 R17 XL 101V BSW
235/55 R17 99H BSW
215/60 R17 96H BSW
225/60 R17 99H BSW
235/60 R17 102H BSW
215/65 R17 99H BSW


225/40 R18 88H BSW
235/40 R18 XL 95H BSW
245/40 R18 XL 97H BSW
215/45 R18 XL 93V BSW
235/45 R18 94V BSW
245/45 R18 XL 100V BSW
225/50 R18 95H BSW
235/50 R18 97V BSW
245/50 R18 XL 104V BSW
215/55 R18 95H BSW
225/55 R18 98H BSW
225/60 R18 100H BSW
235/60 R18 103H BSW


235/55 R19 101H BSW

Price Range

Nexen N5000 Plus prices range from approximately $67 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Nexen provides a 65,000 mile tread warranty on the N5000 Plus. 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 Tires also provides a 3-yr tire changing and towing warranty on this model as well.

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10 thoughts on “Nexen N5000 Plus Tire Review & Rating

  1. I just bought 4 new Nex N5000plus tires and they weren’t cheap by no means5/19/19. Hope I will get 65000 miles out of them , we will see, I have a 2014 Buick Verano, was told it’s a good tire for this vehicle, do certain tires make you use more gasoline than others? My car seems too

  2. I bought these to replace my original Hancook 426 19″tires at 29,300 miles! I now have 37000 miles on these and I am pretty sure they will make it fine to 40,000 miles. I rotate them every 6000 miles. I don’t think they will make it to 65,000 miles though. The handling and ride has been fine, although I am just an average driver, not a race or rally car driver. Time will tell!

    1. Hi Walter, I will advise you to get your tires checked often. Other than that, of
      course like you said, time will tell. Good luck!

  3. I too, purchased 4 of the Nexen tires, and was told I had a 60,000 mile warranty. Today I have had to replace all 4 tires with less than 21, 000 miles (1.5 year) wear. Rocks and graves get stuck in the grooves and tread of the tires. I have had better

  4. I bought these tires being told I have a 60thousand mile warranty I drive less than 20 miles a day I have 20 thousand on these tires and they are done I’m in the market for tires and they won’t be nexin. very disappointed in this product

    1. ALL tires–like oil and filter changes–need to be treated like the wear items THEY ARE. The “type” (model(?)) of tires you installed, your customary use of them; your (at least monthly) attention to their recommended inflation pressures (based on whether your inflations are set for “cruising”, “towing”, “racing” or the “factory-recommended” levels), are all critical factors when searching for, evaluating, and comparing tires from various manufacturers; whether the weather is cold or hot… ALL tire specifications summarized in the “UTQG” are production tires tested against a “known baseline” with comparative values (currently, a Uniroyal tire). UTQG’s are often used as marketing tools, but their numbers are scientifically-derived, via testing methodology that is well-described in a Wikipedia article that can be found with a search for “UTQG”.

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