Nexen Roadian A/T Pro RA8 Tire Review & Rating

The Nexen Roadian A/T Pro RA8 all-terrain tire is designed for driving on even the roughest of off-road terrain, while being mild-mannered enough for regular highway use. For drivers who want total freedom-regardless of the weather or where they’re headed-the Roadian A/T Pro RA8 is marketed as a heavy duty all-terrain tire with a focus on dependability, long tread life, and performance.

Crafted with Nexen’s proprietary tread compound, the tread pattern on this model has been molded into a symmetric design with a staggered center rib. Further design elements include dual treadblocks to shovel dirt, mud, and gravel out of the way, micro-grooves, and biting edges to improve traction on wet and snowy roads or difficult terrain.

Nexen Roadian A/T Pro RA8 Tire Review

Additionally, wide shoulder blocks are created to increase handling when driving off road. Despite this long list of design features, this Nexen tire also promises a quiet, smooth ride.

Internally, twin steel belts which are reinforced by dual layers of nylon that help add more strength and durability. A polyester casing aids in ride comfort throughout the speed range on the highway.

The Roadian A/T Pro RA8 is available in various 15-20 inch sizes with LT and non-LT models as well. Nexen offers drivers a 40K mile warranty for LT sizes, and a 50K mile warranty with non-LT sizes.


  • Good performance in light terrain
  • Dependable wet and dry traction, including use in light snow
  • Ride and noise comfort is not bad
  • Reasonable price


  • Increase heavy duty all-terrain performance
  • Fuel efficiency could be slightly better

Overall Thoughts

Nexen has really found its way with this latest all-terrain model. You can expect to find some of the same performance characteristics as tires from the bigger names, but at a cost that is likely going to be much less.

The Roadian A/T Pro RA8 is available in a slew of different sizes, so finding one that fits your LT or non-LT requirements shouldn’t prove difficult. Compared to similar tires in its class, this tire brings a lot to the table. It delivers solid performance on or off road, although very rough off-road terrain is not its strong suit. Dirt, gravel, light to moderate mud, grass and other terrain is where it feels at home on.

Like most all-terrain tires, the Roadian RA8 can offer some degree of traction in winter driving conditions-in fact, grip in light snow and ice is likely better than many other A/T tires in a similar price range-but of course this performance cannot match what you get from a dedicated winter tire.

Additionally, fuel efficiency tends to drop with more robust all-terrain tires, so you might notice a slight decrease in fuel economy.

Overall, the Nexen A/T RA8 is a good option that can help get you and your vehicle to wherever you need to go-on or off the road.

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What Vehicles Will The Nexen A/T Pro RA8 Fit?

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

  • Chevrolet Trailblazer, Silverado, Avalanche, Tahoe
  • Dodge Durango, Ram, Dakota
  • Ford Escape, Explorer, Sport Trac, Edge
  • GMC Envoy, Sierra
  • Honda CR-V, Pilot
  • Isuzu Trooper
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Commander
  • Mercury Mariner, Mountaineer
  • Mitsubishi Montero
  • Nissan Murano, Titan, Frontier
  • Toyota 4Runner, Highlander, Sequoia, Tundra

Tire Sizes


LT 235/75R15 104/101R RWL
235/75R15 105S RWL
LT 30X9.50R15 104S RWL
LT 31X10.50R15 109S RWL


255/65R16 109T BSW
235/70R16 106S RWL
245/70R16 107S BSW
255/70R16 111S RWL
265/70R16 112S RWL
LT 225/75R16 115/112R BSW
LT 245/75R16 120/116R RWL
245/75R16 111S RWL
LT 265/75R16 123/120R RWL
265/75R16 116S RWL
LT 215/85R16 115/112R RWL
LT 235/85R16 120/116R BSW


235/65R17 104S BSW
245/65R17 107S BSW
255/65R17 110S RWL
265/65R17 112T RWL
275/65R17 115T BSW
285/65R17 116S BSW
LT 245/70R17 119/116S RWL
245/70R17 110S RWL
LT 265/70R17 121/118S BSW
265/70R17 115S RWL
LT 245/75R17 121/118S BSW
LT 235/80R17 120/117R RWL


265/60R18 110T BSW
285/60R18 116S BSW
265/65R18 114S BSW
275/65R18 116T BSW


275/55R20 XL 117T BSW
275/60R20 115S BSW

Price Range

Nexen Roadian A/T Pro RA8 prices range from approximately $97 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Nexen provides a 50,000 mile tread warranty on non-LT sizes and a 40,000 mile warranty on LT sizes of the Roadian AT Pro RA8. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first 2/32 inch of wear.

Materials and workmanship are warranted for 4-years and includes free replacement during the first 6-months or 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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4 thoughts on “Nexen Roadian A/T Pro RA8 Tire Review & Rating

  1. I just purchased a set of these in 33×12.5×15 for my `1991 Jeep Wrangler with a 3′ lift. They look great and the ride on pavement is a big improvement over the mud terrains that were on it, Also, a great price and rebate!

  2. I’m running the 285/75R17 – 33.6×11.4 – (which they do not list here – but they are in the size) on my 2011 F350 dually and they are awesome so far. Its a great tire for the price and you can spend a bunch more and get less!!!

    1. They should work fine. Your speedometer will read around 1 mph lower at highway speeds. So if it shows 60 mph, you’ll be going 61-62 mph.

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