Nokian zLine

Dry Grip 92%
Wet Grip 91%
Road Feedback 90%
Handling 88%
Wear 77%
Comfort 86%
Buy again 84%

The Nokian zLine is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Nokian Z G2

This tyre has been replaced by the Nokian PowerProof

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Tyre review data from 79 tyre reviews averaging 87% over 624,390 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2018 Ace 235/45 R18 Summer Tyre Test - 2nd of 11 tyres

2018 Auto Express Summer Tyre Test - 9th of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Low rolling resistance.
  • Negative - Very weak dry performance, average wet performance.

2017 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Shootout - 20th of 43 tyres

Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
215/40 R17 87W   C A 72  
245/40 R17 95Y   C A 72  
215/45 R17 91Y   C A 72  
225/45 R17 91W   E A 71  
225/45 R17 94Y   C A 72  
235/45 R17 97Y   C A 72  
245/45 R17 99Y   C A 72  
205/50 R17 93Y   C A 72  
215/50 R17 95W   C A 72  
225/50 R17 94W   E A 71  
225/50 R17 98Y   C A 72  
215/55 R17 98W   C A 72  
225/55 R17 101Y   C A 72  
235/55 R17 103Y   C A 72  
255/35 R18 94Y   C A 73  
265/35 R18 97Y   C A 73  
225/40 R18 92Y   C A 72  
235/40 R18 95Y   C A 72  
245/40 R18 97Y   C A 72  
255/40 R18 99Y   C A 73  
225/45 R18 95Y   C A 72  
235/45 R18 98W   C A 72  
245/45 R18 96Y   E A 71  
245/45 R18 100Y   C A 72  
255/45 R18 103Y   C A 73  
235/50 R18 101Y   C A 72  
225/35 R19 88Y   C A 72  
235/35 R19 91Y   C A 72  
245/35 R19 93Y   C A 72  
225/40 R19 93Y   C A 72  
245/40 R19 98Y   C A 72  
255/40 R19 100Y   C A 73  
235/45 R19 99W   C A 72  
255/35 R20 97Y   C A 73  
275/35 R20 102Y   C A 73  
245/40 R20 99Y   C A 72  

Questions and Answers for the Nokian zLine

2018-01-17 - Looking to replace 265/45 21 104 Dunlop SP Sport 01s on an Infiniti QX70 with something newer and better. Nokian Zline SUV and Dunlop Sport Maxx RT 2 seem about the same on eu label and reviewer scores. However, even though both are High Performance Summer tyres would the Nokian have the edge in colder temperatures and on snow ? The A/S version is US only and not made in 265/45 21 in any case.

While Nokian Tyres do specialise in winter tyres, the zLine is a UHP summer so it's unlikely to have a significant performance advantage over the Dunlop in cold / snow.

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Top Nokian zLine Review

Given 87% while driving a Peugeot 407Hdi (215/55 R17) on a combination of roads for 31,000 average miles
I have had them for 51.000km (31K miles) as my front tires of my Peugeot 407 2.0. I was a bit worried initially because I lost 2mm too quickly to my taste but then the deterioration stabilized and I had a good driving experience in all conditions (particularly with rain). After 51K kms the tires are
1389 - tyre reviewed on May 10, 2016   

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Given 59% while driving a Saab Automobile 9 3 Vector Sport TiD 150 Saloon (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
I purchased them to replace Michelin Primacy... and it was mistake. Wet performance is extremely poor on these, and I will recommend anyone to stay away from these as on wet they are for brave people. They glide on little wet. They are ok on dry, but I expected much more from Nokian, especially from they elevated prices. Unfortunately Nokian is known to be well in tests and poor in real life. If I would new it before purchasing, I would buy something else. Good that they discounted this model, I do not know how current are performing, but never more Nokian for me.
0 - tyre reviewed on May 7, 2020   
Given 79% while driving a Renault Megane RS250 (225/35 R19) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
Great int he wet, little soft in dry
2 - tyre reviewed on January 22, 2020   
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Given 86% while driving a BMW 523i tourer (225/55 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 8,000 average miles
#2# I fitted these tires to replace the previous very good Nokian G2. I noticed immediately also a good field in dry and wet conditions. I was impressed by these tires I had essentially chosen for the very low price. The only flaw I noticed is that they seem a bit too soft. High comfort level for low price.
1 - tyre reviewed on April 17, 2019   
Given 100% while driving a Saab Automobile 9 5 Aero Wagon (235/45 R17 W) on mostly country roads for 30 average miles
I just can't score these any higher. I have them on a 2006 Saab 95 Aero Combi and I got 30,000km from them which is the most I ever got on that car. I always used Goodyear Eagle F1s on it before but they were getting very expensive so tried the zLine. In the wet they are so much better than the Goodyear, the water they throw up is massive compared to the Goodyear F1 and they actually aren't bad in snow either. I found their ability to hold air much better too, I check my pressure twice a week and they may drop 1psi in a month where the Goodyear may drop that in a week. Don't get me wrong, the Goodyear Eagles are fantastic but they aren't as good as the Nokian zLine. The most mileage I got from a tire on my Saab was around 11,000km until I got the Nokian tires. In the dry they are very good, great feel and they wear better than anything else I've had, they wear perfectly to be honest. I live in Ireland and the roads here are probably the worst in Europe I reckon, the motorways are good but noisy but they drain water here better than any other European motorway. Some reading this might say I'm over stretching this review but seriously, the Nokian zLine is THE BEST tire I have ever used.
21 - tyre reviewed on September 30, 2018   
Given 77% while driving a Ford Mondeo Titanium 2.0 TCDI (225/40 R18 W) on mostly country roads for 1,500 average miles
I use the 225/40/18 on a remaped Ford Mondeo 2.0 tdci with 8.5j rims. Comparing them to my 'ex' tires (Falken Ziex 914 EcoRun 205/50/17 on 7.5j rims ) I can say the following after 3.000 km:
- 1 mm is gone already, I don't do street racing . I hope that the wear does not continue at this rate.
- the sidewall is not that good, when coming out of a corner I feel that the car is being thrown out (I did not have this feeling with the Falkens)
- they are a bit noisy
- the dry grip is pretty good, wet grip also good .

For the money (approx. 100 Euros) I would recommend them .

6 - tyre reviewed on August 15, 2018   

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