Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10

The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 studded winter tire is made to deliver ultimate safety for situations it is needed the most. Providing next-generation safety, the new Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 is an innovative combination of superior winter grip, driving comfort and eco-friendliness.

This tyre replaced the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9.

Dry Grip 75%
Wet Grip 73%
Road Feedback 64%
Handling 98%
Wear 93%
Comfort 66%
Buy again 96%
Snow Grip 98%
Ice Grip 100%

Tyre review data from 5 tyre reviews averaging 85% over 35,600 miles driven.

The Hakkapeliitta 10 is ranked 24th of 64 Winter Premium Touring tyres.

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Latest Tyre Test Results

2023 Studded Tyre Test - 1st of 8 tyres

  • Overall - The Finnish winter specialist scores many points for its high level of grip on ice. It is also the best at handling slippery curves on both snow and ice without losing its course. A lightly oversteering rear end helps to rotate the car around corners. This makes the tyre somewhat prone to skidding under pressure, but it remains easy to control at the grip limit.
    Its willingness to turn continues on asphalt rounds. However, its wet grip lags behind the best, and the steering feel on dry roads is nonlinear in character.
    Nokian is suitable for those looking for the best possible winter grip on snow and ice and who appreciate the joy of driving on curvy roads.
    A high baseline performance with peak winter features results in an overall test victory.
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2022/23 Tyre Reviews Studless Winter Tyre Test - 7th of 9 tyres

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2021 Studless and Studded Winter Tyre Test - 1st of 16 tyres

  • Positive - [Studded] The new tyre from Nokian is excellent on ice, feeling predictable and calm with direct steering, good in the snow and good dry braking distances.
  • Negative - Average wet braking.
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2023 Tyre Tests

  • 1st: 2023 Studded Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
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  • 7th: 2022/23 Tyre Reviews Studless Winter Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2021 Tyre Tests

  • 1st: 2021 Studless and Studded Winter Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 1st: 2021 Nordic Studded Winter Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
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    Top 3 Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 Reviews

    Given 82% while driving a Jaguar XJ (X351) LWB 5.0L Supercharged (245/40 R20) on a combination of roads for 10,000 easy going miles
    Nokian Hakka 10 is an exceptional tire in the worst winter conditions. Exceptional ice cornering, braking and acceleration. Quietest studded tire I have had to date. Tires still measure at 9/32nds after 10,000 kms of winter use. Only complaint is the tire gives you very little feedback on dry/wet conditions
    Helpful 33 - tyre reviewed on October 9, 2022
    Given 76% while driving a Honda Civic 1.8 (/65 R15) on mostly country roads for 2,000 easy going miles
    Here in the states, outlets like Consumer Reports would have us believe that premium studless winter tires have reached parity with studded Nordic winters. At least in the case of the Hakkapeliitta 10, this is absolutely not true. I've have the chance to directly compare these tires to lightly worn sets of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS90 and the Continental Vikingcontact 7. In deep snow the difference is significant. But on hard packed snow and ice the Hakkas are massively better. I can't speak to the dry/wet traction or handling as my tires will spend 90% of their life on dirt roads and snow. Noise is still a significant problem with the Hakka 10. In my poorly insulated Honda Civic, the constant racket is intrusive at all speeds on pavement. For this reason, I would not recommend these tires in any case where the car spends most of its time on paved roads. They are an absolute godsend for anyone who drives a 2wd car through the remote northern parts of the American west. I will update this review regarding wear at a later date.
    Helpful 45 - tyre reviewed on January 11, 2022
    Given 89% while driving a Hyundai I30N (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 11,000 average miles
    Echoing other people’s reviews, these tyres are phenomenal in harsh winter conditions, to the point where it almost feels like driving in summer. If you’re in the market for winter tyres that will laugh at demanding conditions, keep you safe and handle as if there’s no ice or snow at all, buy these. Winter driving is a piece of cake with these tyres. My hot hatch is again fun to drive for the cold 6 months of the year up here in the north.

    The only downsides are the road noise and wet braking. The noise, which, for a studded tyre, is not exceptionally worse than average, but it’s still hard to ignore the noise on asphalt. The wet braking on asphalt is not perfect and far from being “bad”; just something to keep in mind. Definitely buying these again, but I don’t know when that will be as the wear has been almost non-existent!
    Helpful 25 - tyre reviewed on January 1, 2023
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    Latest Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 Reviews

    Given 96% while driving a Hyundai (205/60 R16) on a combination of roads for 8,000 spirited miles
    Absolutely the best snow and ice tires i have ever used.
    I always want aggressive snow tires in the winter living in the mountains of western Washington no matter what vehicle I drive.
    These hakkapeliitta 10 tires amaze me whenever we get snow. My Hyundai Elantra is fwd and sits pretty low to the ground. As long as my tires can touch the ground they really kick ass. Only problem I've ever had was trying to drive in 2 feet of fresh snow before anyone else was driving in it or being plowed. My car was to low for that much snow but i did make it out of driveway and around the block but i didn't dare stop until I got back in my driveway because i was on top of snow and my tires were spinning a bit to keep the momentum. Once some traffic had packed in down a bit i was great to go.
    I love love love these tires.
    I also bought a brand new set for our 2018 Mazda cx5 awd and Acura Mdx sh-awd. I'm excited and impatiently waiting for snow to put them to the test with our awd vehicle's.
    Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on December 23, 2023