Nokian Tyres WR G4 SUV

The Nokian WR G4 SUV Tire: A Versatile and Reliable Choice for All Seasons

Recently, we got our hands on the Nokian WR G4 to test out its prowess on the road. As winter’s chill starts to creep in, we were eager to see if these tires could deliver the kind of all-season performance that Nokian is renowned for. With promises of exceptional grip, handling, and safety in any weather condition, our expectations were high as we embarked on this comprehensive review of the Nokian WR G4 tires. We began by slapping these bad boys onto our trusty 2022 Toyota 4Runner SUV – because, let’s face it, even a reliable car can use a bit of a style upgrade, and the Nokian WR G4s were ready to strut their stuff. Our SUV, now sporting these snazzy tires, looked like it was ready to audition for a role in a Hollywood action movie. But, of course, looks are just the beginning; we were more interested in finding out if these tires had the substance to match their style. 

The Nokian WR G4 SUV tires offer an intriguing blend of all-season performance and innovative design, making them an appealing option for our 4Runner. With a focus on versatility and reliable traction, these tires aim to deliver a balanced driving experience across various road conditions.
When it comes to all-season capabilities, the Nokian WR G4 SUV tires excel. Their unique tread pattern features lateral grooves and sipes that enhance grip on wet and slippery surfaces, reducing the risk of hydroplaning and improving overall wet weather performance. This is particularly important for a vehicle like the Toyota 4Runner, which may encounter a range of weather conditions due to its versatility as both an urban cruiser and an off-road adventurer.
Furthermore, the Nokian WR G4 SUV tires showcase impressive winter capabilities. Designed to be a true all-weather tire, they carry the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol, indicating their suitability for severe snow conditions. The tire’s optimized tread design helps in maintaining traction on snow-covered roads, making it a reliable companion for winter travels without the need for a seasonal tire changeover.
On dry surfaces, the Nokian WR G4 SUV tires don’t disappoint either. The symmetric tread pattern with its robust center rib contributes to responsive handling and precise steering. This is a significant factor when driving an SUV, which benefits from stable and predictable performance during daily commutes or longer highway journeys.

In terms of comfort and road noise, the Nokian WR G4 SUV tires strike a commendable balance. The tires are designed with a focus on reduced road noise, ensuring a quieter cabin environment. This adds to the overall driving enjoyment, allowing passengers to have conversations without interference from excessive tire noise.
Durability is another strong suit of these tires. The reinforced sidewalls provide added protection against curbing and other potential hazards, ensuring a longer lifespan and minimizing the chances of sidewall damage. This is a crucial factor, especially for an SUV that might traverse rough terrains or urban environments with tight parking spaces.
However, it’s important to acknowledge the limitations of the Nokian WR G4 SUV tires. While they excel as all-weather performers, they might not match the performance of dedicated summer tires in terms of dry grip and cornering capabilities. Similarly, while they are suitable for winter conditions, extreme ice or deep snow might still demand the use of dedicated winter tires for optimal safety.
As with any tire, proper maintenance and regular rotations are essential to maximize their lifespan and performance. The Nokian WR G4 SUV tires are no exception. Regular rotations ensure even wear across all four tires, maintaining balanced handling characteristics and extending the tire’s overall life.


Nokian WR G4 SUV tires provide an attractive solution for any owner seeking a reliable and versatile tire option. Their combination of all-season capabilities, including impressive winter performance, makes them well-suited for the demands of a SUV. The balance they strike between wet and dry performance, along with reduced road noise, adds to the driving experience. However, it’s important to consider the specific driving conditions you’ll encounter regularly. If you’re frequently dealing with extreme winter conditions or demanding performance needs, it might be worth exploring specialized winter or summer tires. But for a well-rounded and dependable choice that covers a broad spectrum of conditions, the Nokian WR G4 SUV tires are certainly a solid option to consider for your vehicle.


Tire Options
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  • 215/60 R 17 100H XL
  • 225/60 R 17 103H XL
  • 225/65 R 17 106H XL
  • 235/60 R 17 106H XL
  • 235/65 R 17 108H XL
  • 245/65 R 17 111H XL
  • 255/65 R 17 114H XL
  • 255/65 R 17 114H XL
  • 255/65 R 17 114H XL
  • 265/60 R 17 108V
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Toyo Tires – Open Country H/T II- Review


Toyo Tires – Open Country H/T II- Review

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd., distributes a complete line of premium replacement tires for high performance cars, luxury vehicles, light trucks, and SUVs as well as commercial trucks, buses, off-road vehicles, and construction applications.

The vision to manufacture great tires began in August 1945, when the founding president, Mr. Rikimatsu Tomihisa, established the Toyo Tire & Rubber Co, Ltd. in Japan.

In 1982, Toyo Tires established a Canadian subsidiary. From a small office just outside of Vancouver, Toyo Tire Canada Inc. began warehousing and distributing passenger, light truck, and commercial truck tires. Through a network of independent tire dealers, the Toyo Tires brand began to grow in Canada.

The first tires manufactured in North America to bear the Toyo Tires brand occurred in the late 1980s when the company began producing commercial tires in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

Today, the company’s Canadian headquarters are in Richmond, British Columbia, and distribution is supported by nearly 90,000 square feet of warehousing in BC, with additional warehouses in Ontario and Quebec.

Toyo Tire has a new tire for the Canadian market. The Open Country H/T 11. This tire is an All-Season Light Truck highway tire. The center tread of the tire consists of 3 ribs that are designed to increase wet and dry traction while improving highway stability. The multi-wave sipes on the tread reduce irregular wear, giving this tire a smoother and quieter ride. There are two different sidewall designs. The first is a conservative design, and the second is a more aggressive one that improves traction in deep mud, slush or snow. The Open Country H/T 11 is backed with an impressive treadwear warranty, 80,000 km, and 5-year workmanship and materials.

We decided to install these tires on a Toyota Highlander to put them to the test. Samantha Syrenne is a new mother that leads a hectic lifestyle. Going to University during the week and while running errands around town with her baby girl. Her old tires had serious wear problems on the front despite having her tires regularly rotated and serviced at the local Toyota dealer. She expressed concern about regularly over correcting the steering on the highway and excessive noise at over 50 KMH. We had the Open Country H/T 11 tires installed on a weeknight so she could have it ready to go to school the next morning. Her first drive was an eye-opener. The issues had gone, and the vehicle drove smooth and quietly down the highway.

We asked her a few questions:

Would you say that this tire improves the way your vehicle handles?

Samantha… It is like a new truck. I look forward to the drive now.

Would you recommend these tires?

Samantha… I would defiantly recommend these tires. I am happy with the results.

Would you like us to switch them back now that the test is over?

Samantha… Give me my keys and watch me drive away.

I would say that test was very positive and glad we could improve the handling and drivability of her vehicle. For more information visit


Improves all season traction and tire life.

Improves the wear life of the tire by minimize irregular wear for a smoother, quieter ride.

The sidewall design also helps improve traction in deep mud slush or snow.

Dimples in the tire grooves and tapered slits in the sidewall expand as the tire wears helping to maintain good wet performance throughout the tire’s life

Varying the angles and position of the tread blocks reduces road noise for a more comfortable ride.

Improves water and slush evacuation for better all-season traction.

An optimized design also reduces road noise for a more comfortable ride.

Locking the blocks reduces deformation which causes irregular wear for longer tread life and ride comfort.

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