Nokian Rotiiva HT Tire Review & Rating

The Nokian Rotiiva HT all-season tire boasts of having exceptional performance on both asphalt or gravel, as well as in light off-road conditions. This tire is specifically designed for use on light trucks, commercial vans and heavier SUV’s for drivers who need a tougher every day type of tire that will withstand harder use.

Nokian uses a High Modulus silica based tread compound which is designed with added strength and durability in mind. The aggressive tread pattern on this model maximizes its handling with heavy siped tread blocks for increased grip on slippery and wet road surfaces. Staggered lateral grooves on the shoulders and center section help in removing slush and water from under the tread area, which is a plus for this tire.

Nokian Rotiiva HT Tire Review

The strengthened stiffness to the tread pattern maximizes its cornering stability. Similar to an ultra-high performance tire its cornering grip and handling abilities are quite impressive for an all-season tire. The tire’s shoulders also have narrow circumferential grooves which help to deliver added grip and reduce the rolling resistance.

With its increased durability and longer treadwear the Rotiiva HT is well-suited for use on asphalt and gravel roads. Other drivers have agreed in reviews on this tire that it is one of the more durable models for use on rural gravel roads. The tread holds up much better than many competitor tires.

A quieter ride on this tire is attributed to the “Silent Groove Design”. Similar to the surface of a golf ball, the indentation on the walls of the ribs of the tire eliminate much of the unwanted road noise. In addition, Nokian says that the silica and rubber compound that is used between the sidewall and the tread further assists in eliminating excessive noise and vibration which adds to the comfort of the ride as well.

The Nokian Rotiiva HT comes in an extensive range of 16 to 20 inch sizes in both LT and non-LT models. A tread warranty of up to 70K miles is also included.


  • Reliable dry and wet traction
  • Cornering grip and stability
  • Winter performance
  • Treadlife


  • Some added road noise as tire wears down
  • Tires can be somewhat difficult to find

Overall Thoughts

Nokian is well-known for making good quality tires, with their winter tires being among the best on the market. This new for 2015 Rotiva HT continues down that same path. You can expect to find excellent dry/wet/winter traction on this tire. Handling is crisp and the steering is responsive. We’ve heard this from other drivers as well.

While this tire delivers solid performance on the road, it also features very good traction in light off-road terrain and especially on gravel or dirt roads.

The only real complaint we’ve heard in regards to this model is that it tends to get noisier as it wears down. This is common for most all-season tires.

Overall, we rate the Rotiiva HT in the upper half of the truck/SUV all-season class. It offers better than average value, safety, durability and performance.

Shop now at

What Vehicles Will The Nokian Rotiiva HT Fit?

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

  • Cadillac Escalade
  • Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, Traverse, Colorado
  • Dodge Ram, Durango, Dakota
  • Ford Expedition, Explorer, F-150, Ranger
  • GMC Sierra, Suburban
  • Honda Pilot, Ridgeline
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee, Commander
  • Lincoln Navigator
  • Mazda CX-9
  • Mercury Mountaineer
  • Nissan Pathfinder, Murano
  • Ram 1500
  • Toyota 4Runner, Land Cruiser, FJ Cruiser, Sequoia, Tacoma, Highlander

Tire Sizes


245/75R16 111S BSW
265/70R16 112T BSW
265/75R16 116S BSW
LT215/85R16 115/112S BSW
LT225/75R16 115/112S BSW
LT245/75R16 120/116S BSW
LT265/75R16 123/120S BSW


245/65R17 111T XL BSW
245/70R17 110T BSW
265/65R17 116T XL BSW
265/70R17 115T BSW
LT235/80R17 120/117R BSW
LT245/70R17 119/116S BSW
LT265/70R17 121/118S BSW


235/65R18 110H XL BSW
245/60R18 109H XL BSW
265/60R18 114T XL BSW
265/65R18 114H BSW
275/65R18 116T BSW
LT275/65R18 123/120S BSW
LT275/70R18 125/122R BSW


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

Price Range

Nokian Rotiiva HT prices range from approximately $101 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

Shop now at


Nokian provides a 70,000 mile tread warranty on non-LT models, and a 45,000 mile guarantee on LT sizes of the Rotiiva HT. Materials and workmanship are backed for 5 years.

Share this review

6 thoughts on “Nokian Rotiiva HT Tire Review & Rating

  1. I’ve have these tires on 2 different Expeditions and they are great in all conditions. They perform just as good or better than the Michelin LTX ms2 tires I had before.

  2. Had mine for about 25% of threadwear and on cold days with rain I slide everywhere. I have them in a suburban. Great in the summer but as soon as cold hits they harden and traction is gone. Also starting to get loud. I have the z line a/s on my wife’s car. 25 k and doing ok. Only use them for summer.
    Definitely switching back to my Michelin defender for my suburban.

  3. I installed them on my suburban. They work good on dry conditions. First sleet of the year in Chicago and no traction at all. Going back to Michelin defender.
    Also, I have them down to 80% and there’s a humming noise now. Too bad, I liked them on my wife’s car. I have the z line on hers and they’re great. I guess they need to do more research on the upper sizes.

  4. I have 4000 miles on my tires, they is a hum noise .
    The main problem is bouncing at 42-46 mph, I’ve had in once to clean the wheels thoroughlyand rebalance. Seemed to help for 30 miles, now it’s back to the bouncing again.
    I had Michelins before these tires and had no problem at all.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.