You can go deep down the rabbit hole on a search for performance tires these days. Manufacturers offer as much performance as you’d possibly want for street driving purposes, and then some. Want maximum traction that rivals the slick tires used in various road racing series?
Tell us what you drive and we’ll show you all the best options.
But what if you’re looking to inject some performance tire characteristics into your daily drive, minus the extreme tire attributes and drawbacks? The Nexen N5000 Plus is just that type of tire. You’ll know you’re rolling on something a cut above the average all-season tire, but without any associated loss in practicality.
Here are 10 things to know about the Nexen N5000 Plus:
The Nexen N5000 Plus is fit for a wide range of vehicles, from luxury to sporty. Its design orientation is everyday use and “Grand Touring” (road trips) – the type of tire that will fade into the background of your drive but be there with reassuring traction and performance characteristics whenever needed.
The tire is comfortable and quiet, but also responsive.
Nexen’s commitment to making the N5000 Plus a long-lasting, practical performance tire is evident right in the tread design. The N5000 Plus "features an innovation simple in its concept, but brilliant in its function. Dimples on the tread act to distribute heat evenly across the tire to prevent abnormal wear, which in turn, extends strength and the life of the tire." (NexenTireUSA.com)
Speaking of the high probability of long-term use, the N5000 Plus comes with a 65,000-mile treadlife warranty, which is up there with the very best all-season tire tread warranties on the market.
(See Understanding your tire warranty for more info.)
With 250+ reviews registered by TireBuyer aficionados, the N5000 Plus scores a 4.5/5 overall. (The N5000 Plus’s overall customer rating on NexenTireUSA.com is 4.7/5.)
Some performance tires excel in terms of maximum traction, but at the expense of everyday practicality (tire life, comfort, and/or fuel economy).
The N5000 Plus’s maximum performance capabilities don’t rival those of an ultra-high performance tire, but instead, it delivers reasonably strong traction/performance across the board, including wear and fuel economy.
The only scuff on the N5000 Plus’s TireBuyer ratings scorecard has to do with its performance in heavy snow. Like most other all-season tires, the N5000 Plus can manage light wintry conditions in the hands of a cautious driver. But as we’ve covered at length on TireBuyer, “All Season” doesn’t mean optimized for winter traction. (For more info, see All Season vs. All-Weather Tires.)
If you live in a region that experiences true winter, the solution is a seasonal tire swap for winter tires in late fall/early winter. Or if you require one set of tires for year-round use, including full winter conditions, look to an all-weather tire, which is better qualified and engineered for strong wintertime performance.
Highlights include the 36 months of free tow service and tire changes, and the Road Hazard Warranty.
When you choose Nexen tires, the support and perks continue long into the ownership experience.
And tire diameters ranging from 15" to 22". The Nexen N5000 Plus is intended to be an original equipment (OE) replacement tire, meaning when your vehicle’s factory tires have worn out, one of the seventy-six N5000 Plus sizes is likely to be a direct fit to your “stock” wheels. (Saving you the expense of purchasing a new set of wheels to fit a new set of replacement tires!)
Chances are the Nexen N5000 Plus is one of the more affordable performance touring all-season tire options for your vehicle.
The bottom line: The N5000 Plus is one of the very best-rated and most affordable performance touring all-season tires out there.
Order the N5000 Plus today, and we’ll deliver free to your doorstep, or a preferred local installer – typically within just 1-2 days.
Want to discuss the N5000 Plus as a potential fit for your vehicle? We’re standing by ready to help. We’ll even do our best to improve on the N5000 Plus’s already excellent affordability using our TireBuyer Coupons and Rebates. Give us a shout at 866-961-8668.