Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 vs R3 Tire

Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 vs R3

It’s that time of year again when the snow starts to fall and we all have to start preparing for the cold weather. One of the most important things you can do is ensure you have a good set of snow tires. So, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 or the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3? We will compare these two tires and help you decide which one is right for you!

Hakkapeliitta R3 Vs 9 TABLE

This comparison table shows some of the differences between Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 and Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 tires.

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Tire Type
The winter tire means to be built specially to reduce the risk of aquaplaning and provide a better grip on snow and ice. There are different types of winter tires, including studded and non-studded tires. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 is a double stud winter tire, and the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 is a nordic non-studded winter tire.

The difference between these two tires lies in the number of studs present. Studless tires rely on sipes and grooves to increase traction in snow, while studded tires use metal studs to provide additional grip on ice and snow.

Rim Range
The wheel size is important in making sure your tire fits appropriately. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 is available in rim sizes ranging from 14-20 inches, while the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 is available in rim sizes ranging from 14-21 inches. If you are looking for a larger rim size, the Hakkapeliitta R3 may be the better option.

Treadwear Warranty
Treadwear warranty is one of the most important factors when choosing the right tire. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 and Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 tires do not have a treadwear warranty. But in our experience, both tires have an extraordinary tread life.

Price is always a factor when purchasing tires. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta r3 is cheaper than the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9. The R3 might be the better option for you if you are looking for an affordable option.

Speed Rating
The speed rating of a tire is an important factor to consider when purchasing snow tires. It tells you how safe the tire is at higher speeds. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 has a speed rating of T, which means it is safe up to 118 mph.

While the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 has a speed rating of H, R, which means it is safe up to 118 mph. The speed rating for Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 varies depending on your tire size. In this part of the comparison, both tires are quite similar.

Available Size
If you’re looking for a Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9, the size range available is roughly 58 size including 175/65R14, 175/65R15, 185/60R15, 185/65R15, 195/65R15, 195/55R16, 195/60R16, 205/55R16, 205/55R16, 205/60R16, 205/60R16, 205/65R16, 215/55R16, 215/60R16, 225/55R16, 225/60R16, 205/50R17, 205/50R17, 205/55R17, 205/55R17, 215/40R17, 215/50R17, 215/55R17, 225/45R17, 225/45R17, 225/50R17, 225/50R17, 225/55R17, 225/55R17, 235/45R17, 235/50R17, 235/55R17, 245/45R17, 215/50R18, 225/40R18, 225/45R18, 225/45R18, 225/50R18, 225/50R18, 235/40R18, 235/45R18, 245/40R18, 245/45R18, 245/50R18,245/50R1, 265/35R18, 275/40R18, 215/50R19, 235/40R19, 245/40R19, 245/45R19, 255/35R19, 255/40R19, 255/45R19, 235/35R20, 245/40R20, 255/35R20, 275/35R20.

On the other hand, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 is available in 80 size options ranging from 175/65r14, 185/65r14, 165/60r15, 175/65r15, 185/55r15, 185/60r15, 185/65r15, 195/55r15, 195/60r15, 195/65r15, 205/65r15, 195/50r16, 195/55r16, 195/60r16, 205/55r16, 205/55r16, 205/60r16, 205/60r16, 205/65r16, 215/55r16, 215/60r16, 225/55r16, 225/60r16, 205/50r17, 205/55r17, 205/55r17, 215/45r17, 215/50r17, 215/55r17, 225/45r17, 225/45r17, 225/50r17, 225/50r17, 225/55r17, 225/55r17, 235/45r17, 235/50r17, 235/55r17, 245/45r17, 245/55r17, 215/50r18, 225/40r18, 225/45r18, 225/45r18, 225/50r18, 235/40r1895, 235/45r18, 245/40r18, 245/45r18, 245/45r18, 245/50r18, 245/50r18, 255/35r18, 255/40r18, 255/45r18, 265/35r18, 275/40r18, 155/70r1, 215/50r19, 225/40r19, 225/45r19, 235/40r19, 235/45r19, 245/40r19, 245/45r19, 255/35r19, 255/40r19, 255/45r19, 275/35r19, 275/40r19, 195/55r20, 215/45r2, 235/35r20, 245/40r20, 245/45r20, 255/35r20, 275/35r20, 285/40r20, 245/35r21, 265/35r21.

Load Capacity
How much weight your tire can handle is important for performance and safety. The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 has a load capacity of up to 1984 pounds, and the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 has a load capacity of up to 2204 pounds. The capacity varies depending on the tire size you are using. The higher the load capacity, the better.

Our Observation
After comparing the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 and the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3, we can see that both tires are very good regarding tread life, speed rating, and load capacity. Discover the ideal mix of comfort and security with Nokian Tyres’ Hakkapeliitta R3 winter tire, designed specifically for non-studded terrain in Nordic regions.

The world’s first patented double stud technology, Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9, offers an unparalleled braking and acceleration experience. Every trip you take will be a confident one! I hope this comparison has been helpful for you in making the right decision. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about these tires or need advice on selecting the best snow tires for your vehicle. Thank you for reading this article!

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