Passenger All-Season tires are for drivers who want a combination of a smooth ride, good wear and S- or T-speed rated durability along with all-season traction, including in light snow. Passenger All-Season tires branded with the M+S symbol are often used as Original Equipment (O.E.) on standard coupes, sedans and family vans, as well as some entry-level pickup, crossover and sport utility vehicles.
O.E. Passenger All-Season tires are typically purchased as direct replacements for worn-out pairs/sets of the vehicle’s original tires. They can also be used for other vehicle applications in complete sets of four or axle pairs if available in an appropriate size, load range and speed rating to match the existing O.E. tires’ performance category and specifications.
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The worst OEM tires I’ve ever had in my 35+ years of car ownership. I love my 2014 Kia Forte EX but for these el cheapo tires that seriously detract from my driving pleasure, especially the noise and poor handling. Three were replaced during the course of the past 4 months, due to “pimples” that developed on the sidewalls (I had not hit any potholes). No out-of-pocket expenses because I’d paid for the road hazard protection, tire coverage insurance when I purchased the car. But a PIA nevertheless & I’m looking forward to replacing all 4 of these next week!!
I have been driving in New England winters for 40 years. These OE tires are without a doubt the worst tire I have ever used in winter conditions. Even tiny amounts of snow or slush make
I bought a new 2015 Kia Soul and these Nexen tires came as OEM. I only had the car for 4 months and had 1600 miles on the tires when a bubble appeared on the sidewall of the right front tire. Thankfully, I had tire insurance or it would have cost me $175 out of pocket to replace it. How bad must these tires be to have this dangerous defect occur so quickly. Avoid these tires!! As soon as i get the $$, I am going to replace all 4 tires with a safer tire.
I am in my third year of a 36000 mile lease with J. Curley in Lakewood, NJ. I just hit 24000 miles and the servicedepartment told me I needed to replace the tires because the thread has worn down considerably. If this isn’ta perfect example of planned obsolescence then I don’t know what is. BUYER BEWARE!!!!!! When one is committing to a specific term lease, one should very, very carefully read the fine print. I , like a fool, just assumed that , in this day andage, no one would mount tires on a leased vehicle that did not have a tread wear comparable to the lease terms.FOOLISH ME…………….
I drive 1,100 highway miles a week and I routinely rotate my tires roughly 8-10 thousand miles when the thread is good they are great but now at 79,000 miles on these tires they are not bald but getting there and noticed that I need tires desperatley going to order Sumitio ive had them in the past and cant go wrong for the price, however if i had the little bit of extra money i would purchase the Nexen’s again
Wet traction is questionable as it seems to be a little loose at times. Noise level is what bothers me and seems most OEM tires are from what I have experienced. Wear seems to be pretty good following rotation guidelines.
These tires were OEM on my car. They handle poorly on wet roads. In the snow, it made my car unstable. The sidewalls are weak and feel wobbly when turning. It is somewhat quiet on the highway and has average dry traction. At 36,000 miles, they had 60% tread life left…. however, the Elantra GT’s are known to eat tires due to strange suspension setup. I replaced them with Kumho Ecsta 4x II and it made a HUGE DIFFERENCE!!!
I live in northern illinois , purchased this car in 2015 great tires on dry pavement but the worst traction on snow or ice I have ever driven onbeen in two accidents because of these tires . On my way to buy new tires.
OE tires. Just got the car in early September. Traded our 2012 Forte SX 5 door. Had 215/45R17 Yokohama Advan Sport A/S on it. Tremendous tire. Great ride and handling. These Nexen are quiet but then again, the 2016 is much quieter than the 2012. Just under 1000 miles so far. Ride felt a little squishy at first compared to the 2012 but we took delivery of the car around 9pm. I checked the pressures a day or two later and found them at 30 psi. Upped them to 35 and feel much more responsive. Haven’t had much rain yet to really comment on wet traction accurately and since this is Texas, no snow or ice yet of course. As I’ve commented on other “all-season” tires, I don’t expect a lot compared to having lived in the northeast and used dedicated snow tires over the years on all our cars. We’ve used Blizzaks, Winter Sport M3s and Firestone Winter Force on our old Cavalier beater. If it ever gets that bad in Texas, then we’ll get snows lol. My other half doesn’t drive as “sporty” as I do and as great as this little car is, it’s not a “hot hatch” so will not really be driven as such unless I’m driving it lol. ALLEGEDLY. I’ll update my review as we rack up the miles.
These tires were OEM on my 2016 Veloster. I have about 21,500 miles on these tires and according to the Hyundai dealer they have 6/32-7/32 of tread depth remaining, I think that is pretty decent considering I drive like a maniac . I have had no issue with quality , wet and dry traction are good , snow traction is terrible, but, it is not a snow tire . All things considered , these tires are decent for the money