Nexen Nfera SU1 Tire Review & Rating

The Nexen Nfera SU1 ultra-high performance tire is designed to deliver optimal performance on both wet and dry road conditions. Built for drivers of sport coupes and performance sedans, the SU1 has a number of features intended to enhance traction, steering response, and overall handling.

4G Tread Compound Technology and the tire’s asymmetric tread pattern are made to provide dependable dry and wet traction throughout the year. Larger shoulder blocks and unique rib blocks deliver more precise handling and cornering stability. Nexen has stiffened the tread blocks to give the SU1 increased cornering grip at higher speeds.

Nexen Nfera SU1 Tire Review

For added safety and traction on wet pavement, Nexen has created a 3D block design that optimizes the sipes for enhanced grip on wet roads. Three large circumferential grooves channel away the water and minimize hydroplane risks.

Ride comfort has been addressed through an optimized tread pattern that Nexen says will lower outside road noise.

This model is available in a massive array of sizes ranging from 15-20 inches, and you’ll find V, W, and Y-speed ratings. There’s also a 25K mile tread life warranty included as well.


  • Very good grip on dry and wet road surfaces
  • Responsive steering and tight cornering
  • Ride is comfortable with lower pattern noise
  • Low cost


  • Treadlife could be better

Overall Thoughts

Value-priced tires are often hit or miss; sometimes you win, while most times you end up getting less than you expected. However in the case of Nexen’s SU1, you can expect a pleasant surprise-this tire is not only reasonably priced, but for the most part it actually lives up to its advertised level of “ultra-high” performance.

As a summer tire, it’s reasonable to expect that this tire would provide you with excellent grip on dry road conditions. It doesn’t disappoint with its responsive steering, braking, cornering, and overall stability. Furthermore, the tire also performs very well in wet road conditions, with reliable design elements that enhance traction and significantly reduce the chances of hydroplaning.

Unfortunately, the tire’s major downside is its low tread life. Before wear sets in, the tire’s performance is excellent-but tread wear is rapid, particularly compared to similar UHP summer tires in this class.

Overall though, for the performance and lower price, this is not a bad option for anyone looking to increase the performance of their vehicle without spending an arm and a leg on new tires. Just don’t expect them to last forever if you’re a more spirited driver.

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What Vehicles Will The Nexen SU1 Fit?

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

  • Audi Q7
  • BMW X3, X5
  • Cadillac SRX, Escalade
  • Chevrolet TrailBlazer, SSR, Avalanche, Suburban, Silverado
  • Dodge Durango, Ram SRT-10
  • Ford Expedition, F-150 Lightning, Escape
  • Jeep Cherokee
  • Land Rover Range Rover, LR2
  • Lexus RX350
  • Mercedes-Benz R500, ML500, ML63, GL550, ML320
  • Mercury Marauder
  • Mitsubishi Outlander
  • Nissan Titan
  • Porsche Cayenne
  • Toyota Tacoma, Tundra
  • Volkswagen Touareg
  • Volvo XC90

Tire Sizes


195/45ZR15 78W BSW


205/40ZR16 79W BSW
215/40ZR16 XL 86W BSW
195/45ZR16 XL 84W BSW
205/45ZR16 XL 87W BSW
225/45ZR16 XL 93W BSW
185/50R16 81V BSW
205/50ZR16 XL 91W BSW
205/50ZR16 87W BSW
225/50ZR16 XL 96W BSW
185/55R16 83V BSW
195/55R16 XL 91V BSW
205/55ZR16 XL 94W BSW
215/55ZR16 XL 97W BSW
225/55ZR16 XL 99W BSW
225/55ZR16 95W BSW


205/40ZR17 XL 84W
215/40ZR17 XL 87W BSW
235/40ZR17 XL 94W BSW
245/40ZR17 XL 95Y BSW
245/40ZR17 XL 95W BSW
255/40ZR17 XL 98Y BSW
255/40ZR17 94W BSW
275/40ZR17 98W BSW
205/45ZR17 XL 88W BSW
205/45R17 XL 88V BSW
215/45ZR17 XL 91W BSW
225/45ZR17 XL 94Y BSW
235/45ZR17 XL 97Y BSW
235/45ZR17 XL 97W BSW
245/45ZR17 XL 99Y BSW
205/50ZR17 XL 93W BSW
215/50ZR17 XL 95W BSW
225/50ZR17 XL 98Y BSW
225/50ZR17 XL 98W BSW
225/50R17 XL 98V BSW
235/50ZR17 XL 100W BSW
205/55ZR17 XL 95Y BSW
215/55ZR17 94W BSW
215/55ZR17 XL 98W BSW
225/55ZR17 XL 101W BSW
235/55ZR17 XL 103W BSW
245/55ZR17 XL 106W BSW


215/35ZR18 XL 84Y BSW
225/35ZR18 XL 87Y BSW
245/35ZR18 XL 92Y BSW
255/35ZR18 XL 94Y BSW
265/35ZR18 XL 97Y BSW
275/35ZR18 XL 99W BSW
215/40ZR18 XL 89Y BSW
225/40ZR18 XL 92Y BSW
235/40ZR18 XL 95Y BSW
245/40ZR18 XL 97Y BSW
255/40ZR18 XL 99Y BSW
265/40ZR18 XL 101Y BSW
215/45ZR18 XL 93W BSW
225/45ZR18 XL 95Y BSW
235/45ZR18 XL 98Y BSW
245/45ZR18 XL 100Y BSW
255/45ZR18 XL 103Y BSW
235/50ZR18 XL 101W BSW
245/50ZR18 XL 104W BSW
235/55ZR18 XL 104W BSW


255/30ZR19 XL 91Y BSW
265/30ZR19 XL 93Y BSW
275/30ZR19 XL 96Y BSW
225/35ZR19 XL 88Y BSW
235/35ZR19 XL 91Y BSW
245/35ZR19 XL 93Y BSW
255/35ZR19 XL 96Y BSW
255/35ZR19 XL 96W BSW
275/35ZR19 XL 100Y BSW
225/40ZR19 XL 93Y BSW
245/40ZR19 XL 98Y BSW
255/40ZR19 XL 100Y BSW
275/40ZR19 XL 105Y BSW
225/45ZR19 XL 96W BSW
245/45ZR19 XL 102Y BSW
255/45ZR19 XL 104Y BSW
235/55ZR19 XL 105W BSW


245/30ZR20 XL 90Y BSW
275/30ZR20 XL 97Y BSW
285/30ZR20 XL 99Y BSW
225/35ZR20 XL 90Y BSW
245/35ZR20 XL 95Y BSW
255/35ZR20 XL 97Y BSW
275/35ZR20 XL 102Y BSW
245/40ZR20 XL 99Y BSW
275/40ZR20 XL 106Y BSW

Price Range

Nexen Nfera SU1 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 25,000 mile tread warranty on the Nfera SU5. 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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2 thoughts on “Nexen Nfera SU1 Tire Review & Rating

  1. I have these as new on a 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth.

    Decent traction in dry warm conditions. A little squirrely in the wet. You have to watch it just after a spring shower. The abarth is already a short wheelbase car so loose grip after a rain can be an issue.

    Still though, a decent tire for the money. Way better than the Conti-pro contacts the car used to have. Those were like racing slicks after 20K miles.

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