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Key Facts

  • Year Released: 2017
  • Studded
  • Regions for sale: Northern America, Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
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– The car owners said that these tires had great traction for acceleration, braking and cornering, and they gave a true feeling of safety and security.
– The happy drivers claimed that this tire was pretty quiet for winter tire.
– The users mentioned that this tire ensured good grip in snow and ice.
– Most buyers agreed that the tires were good value for money.

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– Many unhappy drivers wrote that the tires were very loud on the dry pavement.

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Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9

Manufacturer's description

Extreme winter safety. Functionality for the Northern winter. The new Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 studded winter tire adapts to all forms of winter in a skilful and balanced manner. The unique, patented Nokian Tyres Functional Stud Concept is at the heart of the new product.

  • Different stud types optimise maximum grip under extreme conditions
  • Absolutely stable and balanced handling in any weather
  • The lowest tire noise and fuel consumption of the studded tires in its product family

Notable Features

Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 is a directional winter tire, designed for heavy use in the harsh conditions of the wintertime. Due to the patented double stud technology, it ensures a high level of safety on ice and snow, promising the drivers superior grip on “white” slippery surfaces, as well as efficient braking and stable handling response. A 2017 model.

The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 came to replace the legendary Nokian HKPL8 model, which scored lots of prizes and awards in comparative tire tests performed by the European industry publications and motoring associations. In addition, the eighth generation Hakkapeliitta winter studded tire boasts a world speed record set on the ice-covered surface of the Gulf of Bothnia. 335.713 km/h is quite an impressive result! Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 It goes without saying that during the development of the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 the engineers of the northernmost tire maker changed the rubber compound formula and the tread design of the predecessor model, yet the main innovation, according to the manufacturer, is the use of two types of studs. And, although this studding method has already been used in race car tires, this is the first time that this type of studding is used on passenger-car tires. The stud shape depending on their position The central section of the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 tread features eight-faceted anti-skid studs that account for the acceleration/braking dynamics. Their perpendicular hard-alloy inserts allow the winter tires to effectively work in the longitudinal direction.

The tread blocks in the shoulder areas of the directional tread are strewn with six-faceted “steel teeth”. They improve the tire’s cornering grip and handling capabilities on ice-covered roads.

Curiously, one must note the fact that the “9” model has fewer anti-skid studs than its predecessor. For example, the 16-inch Nokian HKPL9 has 172 studs as opposed to its predecessor of the same fitting diameter. Eco Stud 9 – soft, yet safe contact with the road Speaking of studs, one should also mention the Eco Stud 9 concept, which increases safety on winter surfaces and provides a soft contact with the road surface. This occurs due to external chamfers in the spikes of both types, expanding the contact patch, as well as a rubber cushion layer under the base of the “spikes”, which softens their negative impact on the roadbed.

At the same time, the Eco Stud concept reduces the road wear and allows the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 to ensure a smooth and virtually noiseless ride.

The V-shaped grooves in the central section of the tread enhance the tire’s grip on snow-covered surfaces. Nokian called them Snow Grip Boosters, the name being pretty much self-explanatory. Deep Snow Boosters – extra traction in deep snow While driving on deep snow, similar elements, called Deep Snow Boosters, come into play – large bent grooves, positioned closer to the shoulder areas. Green ElastoProof tread compound The tread compound of this model is also environmentally friendly and is all about increasing traction in winter conditions. The new bio-material with a self-explanatory name of Green ElastoProof, which is part of the tread compound, keeps the tire supple and elastic even at extremely low temperatures, while the rapeseed oil increases its resistance to tear.

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Nokian / Hakkapeliitta 9
Car Type
Rim Diameter
14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 "
175 / 185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 / 265 / 275 mm
Aspect Ratio
35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 %
Special Features
Mud and Snow
Extra Load
Speed and Load
Speed Index
T (max 118 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)

Nokian / Hakkapeliitta 9 Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Max load Load range Price
R14 175/65 R14 86T XL 175/65 R14 86T XL 530.0 XL
R15 175/65 R15 88T XL 175/65 R15 88T XL 560.0 XL
R15 185/60 R15 88T XL 185/60 R15 88T XL 560.0 XL
R15 185/65 R15 92T XL 185/65 R15 92T XL 630.0 XL
R15 195/65 R15 95T XL 195/65 R15 95T XL 690.0 XL
R16 195/55 R16 87T 195/55 R16 87T 545.0
R16 195/60 R16 93T XL 195/60 R16 93T XL 650.0 XL
R16 205/55 R16 91T 205/55 R16 91T 615.0
R16 205/55 R16 94T XL 205/55 R16 94T XL 670.0 XL
R16 205/60 R16 96T XL 205/60 R16 96T XL 710.0 XL
R16 205/65 R16 95T 205/65 R16 95T 690.0
R16 215/55 R16 97T XL 215/55 R16 97T XL 730.0 XL
R16 215/60 R16 99T XL 215/60 R16 99T XL 775.0 XL
R16 225/55 R16 99T XL 225/55 R16 99T XL 775.0 XL
R16 225/60 R16 102T XL 225/60 R16 102T XL 850.0 XL
R17 205/50 R17 93T XL 205/50 R17 93T XL 650.0 XL
R17 205/55 R17 95T XL 205/55 R17 95T XL 690.0 XL
R17 215/40 R17 87T XL 215/40 R17 87T XL 545.0 XL
R17 215/50 R17 95T XL 215/50 R17 95T XL 690.0 XL
R17 215/55 R17 98T XL 215/55 R17 98T XL 750.0 XL
R17 225/45 R17 91T 225/45 R17 91T 615.0
R17 225/45 R17 94T XL 225/45 R17 94T XL 670.0 XL
R17 225/50 R17 94T 225/50 R17 94T 670.0
R17 225/50 R17 98T XL 225/50 R17 98T XL 750.0 XL
R17 225/55 R17 97T 225/55 R17 97T 730.0
R17 225/55 R17 101T XL 225/55 R17 101T XL 825.0 XL
R17 235/45 R17 97T XL 235/45 R17 97T XL 730.0 XL
R17 235/50 R17 100T XL 235/50 R17 100T XL 800.0 XL
R17 235/55 R17 103T XL 235/55 R17 103T XL 875.0 XL
R17 245/45 R17 99T XL 245/45 R17 99T XL 775.0 XL
R18 225/40 R18 92T XL 225/40 R18 92T XL 630.0 XL
R18 225/45 R18 95T XL 225/45 R18 95T XL 690.0 XL
R18 225/50 R18 95T 225/50 R18 95T 690.0
R18 225/50 R18 99T XL 225/50 R18 99T XL 775.0 XL
R18 235/40 R18 95T XL 235/40 R18 95T XL 690.0 XL
R18 235/45 R18 98T XL 235/45 R18 98T XL 750.0 XL
R18 245/40 R18 97T XL 245/40 R18 97T XL 730.0 XL
R18 245/45 R18 100T XL 245/45 R18 100T XL 800.0 XL
R18 245/50 R18 100T 245/50 R18 100T 800.0
R18 245/50 R18 104T XL 245/50 R18 104T XL 900.0 XL
R18 265/35 R18 97T XL 265/35 R18 97T XL 730.0 XL
R19 235/40 R19 96T XL 235/40 R19 96T XL 710.0 XL
R19 245/40 R19 98T XL 245/40 R19 98T XL 750.0 XL
R19 245/45 R19 102T XL 245/45 R19 102T XL 850.0 XL
R19 255/35 R19 96T XL 255/35 R19 96T XL 710.0 XL
R19 255/40 R19 100T XL 255/40 R19 100T XL 800.0 XL
R19 255/45 R19 104T XL 255/45 R19 104T XL 900.0 XL
R20 245/40 R20 99T XL 245/40 R20 99T XL 775.0 XL
R20 255/35 R20 97T XL 255/35 R20 97T XL 730.0 XL
R20 275/35 R20 102T XL 275/35 R20 102T XL 850.0 XL

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