Nexen N Fera RU1

The Nexen N Fera RU1 is a High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to SUV and 4x4s.

Tyre review data from 22 tyre reviews averaging 77% over 94,915 miles driven, and 3 tests with an average result of 7th.

Dry Grip 82%
Wet Grip 74%
Road Feedback 76%
Handling 75%
Wear 75%
Comfort 81%
Buy again 76%

The N Fera RU1 is ranked 8th of 17 Summer High Performance tyres.

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2019 SUV 4x4 Summer Tyre Test
8th of 10 tyres
  • Acceptable handling on dry and wet roads, high grip on sand and gravel.
  • Long wet braking, highest rolling resistance.
  • Good.
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2017 Summer SUV Tyre Test
5th of 5 tyres
  • Low noise level, low fuel consumption
  • Long braking distance and poor handling on wet surfaces
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Questions and Answers for the Nexen N Fera RU1

2016-09-21 - My existing tyres are nexen blue eco 215 / 65 R16 98H Advisory note on yesterdays MOT states front offside tyre will need to be replaced shortly. I never replace just one tyre on the same axle. I now require two tyres for front axle. what would be your advice be regarding fitting two new nexen N Fera ru1 tyres on the front axle and leave the two exsting rear tyres on the back

It's always recommended to fit the tyres with the most grip at the back, so in this case we'd suggest swapping the front and rear wheels around, then fitting the new tyres to the rear.

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Size Price Range  
225/50 R17 £99.28 - £99.28 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/50 R18 £121.19 - £124.98 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/60 R18 £124.72 - £131.41 (3 Prices) Compare Prices >>
275/45 R20 £157.86 - £157.86 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 33 tyre sizes - View all.

Top 3 Nexen N Fera RU1 Reviews

Given 90% while driving a Honda CRV (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 125 easy going miles
225/60R18. Amazing tyres, especially for roads with poor surface. Very comfortable and soft. Huge difference with Michelin Latitude sport 3. Nexen is much more comfortable. Only on speeds above 140 km/h steer response is not so immediate, but it is ok, because better do not make any sharp movements on a such speed, but if going straight it is ok. Using on honda cr-v. At the moment only 200km done, so can not say much about wear, but price is good, so if it will run at least 40000km I will be happy and purchase it again.
Helpful 170 - tyre reviewed on April 5, 2016
Given 81% while driving a Honda Vezel 1.5 Hybrid RU3 (225/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 700 average miles
Road trip for almost 700km .. now on the way back for another 400km .. handling is good in both wet and dry but a bit noisy. During emergency braking is marvelous. Highly recommended for Touring cars. I'm using these tyres on my Honda Vezel Hybrid.
Helpful 21 - tyre reviewed on December 4, 2023
Given 86% while driving a Hyundai elantra (195/65 R15) on mostly town for 50 easy going miles
Used it more than 50,000km. Trustworthy pair of tyres with good wear.
Helpful 38 - tyre reviewed on September 3, 2022
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Given 44% while driving a Volkswagen Tiuan R Line (235/50 R18) on a combination of roads for 30,000 average miles
Initially I received good road feedback and the tyre/road noise was bearable. The compound seems good, not too hard or soft, and much stronger than I expected since I have driven off road quite a few times with no issues. The problem I have with it now is the humming noise while driven +80km/h. Also, the steering feels much lighter and its like the tyre is disintegrating very rapidly after a year or so of use. Advantage was the price and i would definitely recommend if your car is not in use often but basically it costs half the price because it lasts half as long. The reviews online were mostly of initial use and is quite misleading.
Helpful 44 - tyre reviewed on November 12, 2021
Given 60% while driving a Kia Motors sorento (235/60 R18) on a combination of roads for 12,000 average miles
Didn't have much problems with the grip. TC would sometimes kick in when starting harder but they felt safe overall. Wear was disappointing, with one rotation they barely managed to do 20.000km. They still had some depth, but front end tires started to chip away at the end of the second season. They aren't bad tires in terms of grip, but they are still a bit to expensive for their wear. You can get premium tires for not much more and they can last for at least 30-35.000km.
Helpful 44 - tyre reviewed on March 10, 2020
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Given 81% while driving a Kia Motors Sportage (235/55 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 1,500 average miles
First impressions were markedly reduced low-frequency noise on the rough road. Very quiet at all-speed on the smooth road surfaces. Excellent braking performance, fantastic feel through the steering wheel and very comfortable ride at 37PSI VS UC6 I had before. Good enough in dry conditions and looking good in wet too. I can feel driving mileage improved slightly from 11.3L to 9.9L/ 100KM. Great value for money product.
Helpful 55 - tyre reviewed on November 7, 2019
Given 86% while driving a Volvo XC90 D5 185 HP (235/65 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 9,000 average miles
Put these on my Volvo xc90. Very affordable tyre, half the price of a premium tyre. Good dry grip and handling, good in the wet too. I don't corner like a maniac so on the limit traction is unknown. Noise is much the same as any other tyre in my opinion and wear rate is good for normal driving habits. All in all a robust good value acceptable performer and would easily recommend.
Helpful 45 - tyre reviewed on April 19, 2019
Given 93% while driving a Vauxhall Astra GTC (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 2,000 spirited miles
put four of these tyres on my Astra GTC that was running factory Bridgestones, which i hate. Bridgestones are like driving on solid stone, they are spine shattering. my local fitting centre was doing a deal on the Nexen tyre so i opted to try them and they are a revelation. they offer utter comfort, very low road noise and they have proved to have bags of grip in the wet and dry, even with spirited driving. they may well wear out quicker than other brands but for what i paid for them its manageable. overall i am very impressed with this tyre, it punches well above its weight
Helpful 41 - tyre reviewed on October 10, 2018
Given 84% while driving a Vauxhall Astra GTC (235/45 R19 W) on mostly motorways for 14,000 average miles
I bought these tyres due to the value for money they offered. I paid £75 a corner which was excellent value for such a large tyre. I find the Roadstone tyres a lot more comfortable than the Contisport 5”s that we’re fitted by the manufacturer. I find the tyres excellent in the wet and dry and I have never driven beyond the limits of the tyre. The tyres have been on my car for 14,000 miles and the wear is excellent. I still have over 5mm on the front and 6mm on the rear. I would highly recommend these tyres to anyone wanting an affordable reliable tyre. I had Roadstone tyres on my previous vehicle and was that impressed I bought them for my current vehicle.
Helpful 50 - tyre reviewed on September 21, 2018
Given 70% while driving a Subaru Forester 2.0 XT (225/55 R18) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
Switched from factory fitted original Bridgestone Dueller 400H/L. Dry grip improved apparently. Wet grip improvement comes close but less predictable. Rubber compound on the softer side. Never aquaplan in rain season since new. Could be simply tread depth dependent though. I do a lot of hill drive winding down town to stay away from traffic during peak hours. These tyres are impressive in terms of road holding limit. Feedback is however, mediocre, your on road experience still desire if you want to floor the gas hard. Unlike some comments, the sidewall is stiff. Much stiffer than the original BS tyres. Quite not my cup of tea. Same factory recommended tyre pressure front and rear. Tread pattern is highway trend for mileage, instead of the stock BS that both mud/dirt terrain has been accounted for. Of course this Nexen goes quieter, on the contrary. But given that its cheap price tag, you really can't ask for more. A bargain find.
Helpful 41 - tyre reviewed on April 2, 2018
Given 73% while driving a Subaru XV Crosstrek (225/55 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
Tyres are quiet, soft and comfort and i would like to think it is more towards Touring SUV type tyres compare to what it is marketed as performance type. Anyway value for money for it's price range.
Helpful 59 - tyre reviewed on August 24, 2017
Given 33% while driving a Volvo XC90 D5 (163bhp) (235/60 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 5,000 easy going miles
Wet or dry, the grip from these is terrible. I kept them on from November to May before I decided to swap them for the usual Pirelli tyre on my XC90 even though there was still 5-6 mm on them. I feel these were not suitable for those who want to survive an emergency stop.
They're quiet and the sidewalls are soft so the ride was great, they soaked up bumps very well. But they had to go.
Helpful 90 - tyre reviewed on May 25, 2017
Given 82% while driving a Subaru forester 2.5xt (225/50 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 100 average miles
Coming from Fallen Azenis Fk453CC 235/50R18, the Nexen N'Fera RU1 225/50R18 were lighter in weight and on the steering column. The ride is comfortable and quieter while fuel consumption seems to be better as expected switching from 235 to 225 width!

For the price, Nexen RU1s are definitely highly recommended tires!
Helpful 35 - tyre reviewed on April 12, 2017
Given 91% while driving a Volvo XC60 D5 AWD Auto (235/60 R18 V) on mostly motorways for 40 easy going miles
Brilliant tyre, put 4 on my XC60 AWD 2 years ago, covered 40,000 miles. Rear are down to 5mm left & front are down to 2mm left.
deffo reccomend
Helpful 42 - tyre reviewed on March 17, 2017
Given 94% while driving a Lexus RX350 (235/60 R18) on a combination of roads for 400 average miles
Amazing tyres. Been using them for my Lexus Rx 350 from Michelin Pharmacy
Helpful 33 - tyre reviewed on February 3, 2017