Nexen N5000 Tire Review & Rating

Developed for drivers of sport coupes, sedans and sporty light trucks, the Nexen N5000 is built to deliver high performance all-season traction and handling. Its directional tread pattern is designed to provide not only better traction, but also confident cornering and increased ride quality.

An all-season tread compound combines with a wider and deeper directional groove pattern for increased dry or wet traction, as well as enhanced braking performance. The tire’s straight center rib block adds faster steering response and gives it a bit more stability at higher speeds.

Nexen N5000 Tire Review

Four circumferential grooves aid in evacuating water from under the tread on wet road surfaces and reduce the risk of hydroplaning. The tread design also provides added grip on light snow covered roads, although driving in deep snow or ice can be problematic at times.

Nexen has used its 5 variable pitch sequence technology on the N5000 which reduces road noise and improves ride quality. The curved groove edges also reduce vibration and promote more even treadwear. All in all this contributes to a tire that is quieter than you might expect for the low cost.

Inside the tread you’ll find two steel belted construction for added strength and durability. A polyester cord body helps with ride quality. Sizes are available from 14 to 18 inches, and speed ratings of H and V.


  • Very good dry traction and handling
  • Steering is quick and responsive
  • Comfortable and quiet for a low cost tire


  • Wet and snow traction could be better
  • Tread life

Overall Thoughts

The N5000 is basically the all-season version of the more sporty N3000 summer tire. They share a lot of the same features and both are priced to fit most any budget. We like the dry traction and steering response on the N5000, as well as the ride quality. No, it’s not a Michelin MXV4, but the ride is not that bad.

On the other hand, wet and winter traction and handling could be improved on. Despite its 420 treadwear rating, we would like to see a bit more treadlife from the tire. But considering its low cost it is better than many in this class. Overall, for the money the N5000 is not a bad choice in new tires.

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What Vehicles Will The N5000 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


P175/65R14 81H BSW
P185/65R14 85H BSW
P195/65R14 88H BSW


P185/65R15 86H BSW
P195/60R15 87H BSW
P195/65R15 89H BSW
P205/60R15 90H BSW
P205/65R15 92H BSW
P215/60R15 93H BSW
P225/60R15 95H BSW


P205/45R16 83H BSW
P205/55R16 89H BSW
P205/60R16 91H BSW
P205/65R16 94H BSW
P215/55R16 91H BSW
P215/60R16 94H BSW
P215/65R16 96H BSW
P225/55R16 93H BSW
P225/60R16 97H BSW
P235/60R16 99H BSW


205/40R17 80H BSW
215/40R17 83H BSW
215/45R17 87H BSW
P215/50R17 90H BSW
P215/55R17 93V BSW
225/45R17 91H BSW
P225/50R17 93H BSW
235/45R17 94H BSW
P235/55R17 99H BSW
245/45R17 95H BSW


215/35R18 XL 84H BSW
225/40R18 88H BSW
235/40R18 93H BSW
245/40R18 XL 97H BSW

Price Range

Nexen N5000 prices range from approximately $55 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Nexen provides a 60,000 mile tread warranty on the N5000. 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.

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  1. I purchased these tires for a Miata. One problem with Nexen tires are Out of Round Issues. After a few years now out of warranty. It took a long time to finally discover this as the problem. Not ever again my first choice for Tires. Better performance tires are available for much Less.

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