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Nokian Powerproof

Nokian Powerproof

/76% · summer · · : Upper-middle

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Pros and cons

  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on wet roads
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Based on multiple test results, the Nokian Powerproof summer tyre possesses good aquaplaning properties, convincing dynamic wet handling, and short braking distances. However, some tests revealed delayed steering response and reduced stability on dry surfaces. The tyre has limited durability, but it offers good neutral to understeering safety performance and is easy to control on wet roads. It also impresses with its precision and agility in dry corners. The main downside is the weak aquaplaning safety and singing noises during rolling and cornering on wet roads. Overall, the Nokian Powerproof is a reliable tyre suitable for everyday use and various summer weather conditions, except for heavy rain. The tyre is relatively expensive, according to one test. Tests were conducted by Autobild and Automotorsport using different tyre dimensions, 215/55 R17 and 245/45 R19, respectively.


Nokian Powerproof is made in 53 sizes, starting from 205/50 R17 up to 275/45 R20.
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Nokian Powerproof is ranked #76 of 943 summer tyres based on the results of tests carried out by AutoMotorSport 2022, Autobild 2022, and other organizations. Nokian Powerproof belongs to the Upper-middle segment and is made by a manufacturer from Finland. It is made in total of 53 sizes, 205/50 R17 being the smallest and 275/45 R20 the largest. This tyre was featured in tests 11 times, first test was carried in 2019. This model received the best possible rating in 1 tests. Eu ratings can provide interesting overview over the available dimensions - 100% of Nokian Powerproof has "A" wet grip rating and most (80%) of the dimensions has "C" fuel-saving rating. Noise levels of most dimensions are average - 49% of them produce 72db noise, which result in "b" overall rating. This tyre has a initial tread depth of 7.8 mm in 245/45 R19. It can be compared to Ventus S1 evo3 K127, which is a tyre from Hankook (South Korea) and has a rating of 82%, compared to 76% of the Nokian in question. There was a braking test that featured both Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 K127 and Nokian Powerproof held by autobild in 2020. It was tested on a Audi A6 with 245/45 R19 tyres. On the wet, the Nokian stopped from 80km/h in 29,1m, whereas the competing Hankook took longer to stop - 30,3m. The results repeat on the dry, where the Nokian stopped earlier at the 32,9m mark, compared to 34,7m of the Hankook.

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Nokian Powerproof was tested 1x (Autozeitung)


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Dry braking
Autobild 2022
Exterior noise
MotorPL 2021
Interior noise
Adac 2020
Wet braking
Autobild 2020
Wet handling
Autobild 2019

Nokian Powerproof in tyre tests

The Nokian Powerproof is a middle segment tyre that has been tested by some of Europe's most prominent tyre testing organizations. The tyre was first tested in 2019 and its most recent test was in 2022. Overall, the Nokian Powerproof received an impressive 85% rating based on the test results, which is considered very good for a middle segment tyre.

In the various tests, the Nokian Powerproof showed its strengths and weaknesses. In the Autobild Summer tyre test 2022 for the 215/55 R17 dimension, the tyre performed well in the dry braking discipline, but it ranked 21 out of 21 for the overall test. In contrast, in the Autobild Summer tyre test 2020 for the 245/45 R18 dimension, the Nokian Powerproof performed best in the wet braking discipline and ranked second out of 50.

The Nokian Powerproof was also the best in specific disciplines in some of the tests. For instance, in the Autozeitung Summer tyre test 2021 for the 225/40 R18 dimension, the tyre's performance was not rated, but it was among the best in some of the tested disciplines. In the Autobild Summer tyre test 2019 for the 225/55 R17 dimension, the Nokian Powerproof proved its excellence in handling on gravel and wet handling, and received an exemplary rating.

These results, along with other strengths highlighted in the tests, led to the Nokian Powerproof receiving a good rating in several tests, including the AutoMotorSport Summer tyre test 2022 for the 245/45 R19 dimension, where it was praised for its dry steering response. Overall, the Nokian Powerproof has demonstrated its competence as a middle segment tyre in various disciplines and dimensions.

All tyre tests where Nokian Powerproof was featured:
Autobild Summer tyre test 2022 215/55 R17
conditionally recommended
Ranked #21 of 21
Name WetDryRunning costs
Best values in test12+1+
Nokian Powerproof1- 23-
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Name WetDryEnviromental impact
Best values in test9,09,79,4
Nokian Powerproof7,68,07,3
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test35,727,5
Nokian Powerproof35,7 28,9
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Points totalWetDry
Best values in test929393
Nokian Powerproof858387
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wet
Best values in test32,128,7
Nokian Powerproof32,929,1
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDryRunning costs
Best values in test11-1
Nokian Powerproof1- 2+2-
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Source: www.autobild.de
ADAC Summer tyre test 2020 225/40 R18
Ranked #11 of 16
Name WetDryNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test1,71,32,82,01,6
Nokian Powerproof2,42,42,8 3,02,0
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Source: www.adac.de
Name WetDryRolling resistanceNoiseComfort
Best values in test9,49,3101010
Nokian Powerproof6,87,8866
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Source: www.auto-motor-und-sport.de
Nokian Powerproof
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Name WetDryOffroad
Best values in test1-2+2+
Nokian Powerproof2+22+
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Autobild Summer tyre test 2019 245/45 R18
Ranked #7 of 11
Name WetDry
Best values in test1-1-
Nokian Powerproof3+2+
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Source: reifenpresse.de

Test ratings distribution

100% (1x)90% (1x)85% (5x)75% (1x)
ExemplaryVery good -SatisfactoryGoodConditionally recommended

Ratings x Wheel size

87.5% (2x)86% (5x)85% (1x)

Ratings x Width

215/xx Rxx225/xx Rxx245/xx Rxx
75% (1x)90% (4x)85% (3x)


  1. Where is Nokian Powerproof made?

    Nokian Powerproof is made in Finland.

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