Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 Review – Our Real Experience

By David Barlow
Last Updated: April 2, 2022
Nankang Noble Sport NS 20 review

Introduction

Before taking a look at the detailed Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 tire review, we’d like to brief you on some notable information about this brand.

About Nankang

Nankang Rubber Tyre Corporation is a primitive world-class performance tire manufacturer in Taiwan. The corporation was established in 1940 with the foundation of Japanese manufacturing technology. Later on, it penetrates into other markets, such as China, Australia, etc.

Nankang’s tires gain the reputation of being tough and reliable in the market.

So, let’s discuss the features of Nankang Noble Sport NS-20s now.

Features: Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 Reviews

Overall

The tread tires come with a directional pattern, which increases traction and ensures excellent performance on both sunny and rainy days. 

The Nankang NS-20’s tread zone is built to maximize the effectiveness of gripping and cornering on dry roads. In addition, the blocks and wide longitudinal grooves that circle the tire help drivers increase traction and avoid hydroplaning in wet conditions. 

Besides, this product line is designed with a central rib, allowing steering response and stability whenever it is in high-speed being better.

Size

Thanks to the variety of Nankang NS-20’s size, it fits different types of sedans and coupes. This model is built with multiple sizes from 15 to 20 inches and 22 inches.

Price Range

Depending on the size and specs of the tire, the price may vary. However, generally, the price of Nankang Noble NS-20 appears affordable for most drivers.

Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 reviews: Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good stability and steering response in high-speed.
  • Affordable price.
  • Reliable traction in both wet and dry conditions.
  • A pleasant driving experience.
Cons
  • Tire tread-life needs to be improved.
  • Not feature excellent snow traction.

Personal Experience

As we experienced this tire before, we would like to give you some objective comments.

Firstly, in reality, the traction of Nankang NS-20 works pretty well at low or above-average speeds in both wet and sunny weather. However, acceleration, braking, and cornering ability are a bit more limited in the damp compared to the dry. 

As we accelerated, the car seemed to falter a little bit. In short, if you do not usually drive at high speed, this tire is a great and smart choice.

The good news is that the comfort is impressive with such an affordable price range. You can feel this tire helps cover up the road’s imperfections. Although those faults are not completely disappeared, the driving feeling is still nice.

In contrast, noise is a minus sign of NS-20. Like other economical tires, it will produce a louder sound when you speed up by squeezing the car throttle. However, at the average speeds, this doesn’t matter.

Another downside is its snow traction. We have experienced it during our winter holidays, but the effect is not what I expect. Thus, this tire is not ideal for those who live in a heavy-snow country.

Why Do I Need To Choose Nankang Noble Sport Ns-20?

We think the reasons you should choose it may include

  • The ideal price range.
  • Good traction in the rain and shine.
  • A comfortable driving experience.

At that price, it’s quite hard to find another tire that performs as well as this one. This tire can completely go well in wet and dry weather at average and slightly above-average speeds. 

However, if you frequently speed up, you should reconsider as our experiences are not really impressive.

Which Customers Will Be Suitable?

If you are considering an economical tire with quite impressive performance and possessing vehicles mentioned below, you should take Nankang Noble NS-20 into consideration.

  • Acura: TSX
  • Nissan: 200SX
  • Ford: Focus, Escort, Fusion, Taurus
  • Chevrolet: Cavalier, Malibu
  • Pontiac: Grand Am
  • Suzuki: Aerio
  • Kia: Optima
  • Subaru: Forester
  • Honda: Civic, Accord
  • Dodge: Stratus, Neon

N.B. The list above is not a full index of all vehicles that this tire fits.

Conclusion

After all, our Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 Review has provided you with some fantastic features and our real experience using this tire. 

If you are looking for a set of speedy, affordable, efficient sport tires, this one is worth your consideration. Moreover, with the brand’s reputation, we believe that it will leave you some positive impressions!

The H and V-speed models of the Nankang NS-20 are backed by a 40,000-mile tread warranty, whereas the W and Y-speed models are backed by a 30,000-mile warranty

1516
195/55R15 85V205/55R15 88V225/55R16 95V205/50R16 87V
195/50R16 88V205/45R16 87V
1718
215/55R17 94V235/45R17 97V225/45R18 95H215/35R18 84H
205/50R17 93V245/45R17 95H245/45R18 100H225/35R18 87H
215/50R17 95V205/40R17 84H215/40R18 89H255/35R18 94H
225/50R17 94V215/40R17 87V225/40R18 92H265/35R18 93H
205/45R17 88V235/40R17 90V235/40R18 95H275/35R18 95H
215/45R17 91V245/40R17 91V245/40R18 97H
225/45R17 94V255/40R17 94V
1920
245/45ZR19 98Y255/35ZR19 96Y245/40ZR20 95Y215/30ZR20 82W
225/40ZR19 93Y265/35ZR19 98Y225/35ZR20 93Y225/30ZR20 85W
245/40ZR19 98Y275/35ZR19 96Y235/35ZR20 92W245/30ZR20 95Y
275/40ZR19 101Y255/30ZR19 91Y245/35ZR20 95Y255/30ZR20 92Y
215/35ZR19 85Y265/30ZR19 93Y255/35ZR20 97Y275/30ZR20 97Y
225/35ZR19 88Y275/30ZR19 96Y275/35ZR20 102Y285/30ZR20 99Y
235/35ZR19 91Y285/30ZR19 98Y
245/35ZR19 93Y

prices range approximately from

Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 Ratings By Consumer

Nankang Noble Sport NS 20 ratings by consumer

Dry
80%
Wet
80%
Snow
60%
Comfort
80%
Noise
80%
Treadwear
60%

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    Zaiden

    I’m writing this review early as I just received my tires and had them mounted. First off, they arrived very quickly, thank you SimpleTire!
    My wife has a Lexus SC430 with run-flat tires. The road noise was horrendous (I thought it might have bearing issues) and the steering wheel shook. The car only has 60K on it so bearings were pretty much a non issue. So, I figured it was the run-flats. I liked the looks of the tread of this tire and the reviews said it was a quiet tire overall. I purchased them and had them installed and the drive home was wonderful! Quiet and smooth! I can hear the engine and exhaust (both very quiet with this car) now when the top is down and I’m cruising. I love these tires and highly recommend them. Since I’ve only had them a very short time, I’ve not driven it in the rain, winter or can comment on tread life yet.

    March 21, 2022

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    Andreas

    They are good tires, but they can be quite expensive. These tires are not going to win any races and can be noisy, but overall they are great. They are not able to provide traction in winter. They are very slick and can be hardened, but they are not winter tires so it isn’t too surprising.

    March 17, 2022

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    Joshua

    I just bought tires about a week ago. They are quiet and make little or no noise on the roads. Good tread pattern and good grip on dry roads. Wet and snowy roads are still unknown to us.

    March 14, 2022

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    Adam

    I have used these tires on my 01 Acura Integra for about 5 years now and I am very please with the performance and durability. Excellent tires on my aftermarket wheels. I would recommend to anyone

    December 17, 2021

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Hi everyone, I’m David (Tireguy). I believe that finding tires can lead to a lot of confusion and frustration for almost every driver. That’s why I would like to bring my experiences and knowledges to develop World Tire Review blog, it will give people a deeper understanding of what choosing the right tire is really like!