Nitto NT850 Plus CUV Tire Review & Rating

Using an all-new tread compound lowers rolling resistance and state-of-the-art computer simulation technology, the Nitto NT850 Plus CUV is designed specifically for drivers of crossovers and smaller SUV’s.

Nitto has given this all-season tire interlocking tread blocks and a continuous center rib that add a little more stiffness to the tread for increased dry traction and handling, as well as quicker steering response. It also helps increase brake performance.

Nitto NT850 Plus CUV Tire Review

Larger circumferential grooves and multiwave 3-D sipes channel away water and slush for enhanced traction on wet streets and highways. The added sipes also give it extra bite for driving through snow and ice, something this model does a fairly good job at.

Nitto’s Quiet Serration technology is designed to break up the repetitive tire noise you often find on the road and making for a more comfortable ride quality. The technology works, as we’ve heard from many drivers who mention how quiet the ride is on all types of road surfaces.

The NT850 Plus CUV differs from the NT850 Plus only minimally. The tread pattern is really the only difference since Nitto wanted to engineer it for vehicles with a higher weight and higher center of gravity. The CUV comes in a range of 17-20 inch sizes and is backed with a 50,000 mile tread warranty.


  • All-season traction
  • Handling and cornering grip
  • Quiet ride


  • Ride comfort over rough surfaces
  • Traction on ice
  • Treadlife could be better

Overall Thoughts

It’s not often that you find a tire that performs exactly as the manufacturer says it will, but the Nitto NT850 Plus CUV is one of those tires that does just that. You can expect to find better overall handling and a quieter ride on this tire.

As with most any tire that has a stiffer tread for added handling and cornering, you get a bit more of a stiffer ride and that is the case here. Bumps and potholes are a little more noticeable, but we can live with that due to the added handling the tire provides.

Overall, the NT850 Plus CUV is a definite step up over OEM tires on crossovers and SUV’s. It performs very well and with its lower price over comparable models, we give it a high ranking for a performance all-season tire.

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What Vehicles Will The NT850 Plus CUV Fit?

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

  • Acura MDX
  • BMW X5
  • Cadillac SRX
  • Chevrolet Traverse
  • Chrysler Pacifica
  • Dodge Nitro, Durango, Journey
  • Ford Edge
  • GMC Terrain, Envoy, Acadia
  • Honda Crosstour
  • Hyundai Santa Fe, Veracruz
  • Infiniti FX45
  • Jeep Liberty, Grand Cherokee
  • Lincoln MKX
  • Mazda CX-9, CX-7
  • Mitsubishi Outlander
  • Nissan Murano
  • Saturn Outlook
  • Toyota Venza, Highlander, RAV4
  • Volkswagen Touareg

Tire Sizes


225/65R17 106H BSW
235/55ZR17 103W BSW
235/65R17 108H BSW
255/60R17 110V BSW


225/55R18 98H BSW
235/55R18 104V BSW
235/60R18 107V BSW
235/65R18 110H BSW
245/60R18 109V BSW
255/55R18 109V BSW
P255/65R18 109H BSW


225/55R19 99V BSW
245/55R19 103H BSW
255/50ZR19 107W BSW
P255/60R19 108H BSW


245/45R20 103W BSW
245/50R20 105V BSW
255/45ZR20 105W BSW
255/50R20 109V BSW
255/55R20 110H BSW
265/50R20 111V BSW

Price Range

Nitto NT850 Plus CUV prices range from approximately $83 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Nitto provides a 50,000 mile tread warranty on the NT 850 Plus CUV. Tire uniformity is backed for the first 1/32 inch of wear.

Materials and workmanship are guaranteed for 5 years and include free replacement during the first 25% of treadwear. A prorated amount is then given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.

There is also a 30 day ride and try guarantee.

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