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Nankang NS-20 vs Nankang NS-25

Nankang NS-20 vs NS-25 - Key Differences? [Test Data]

Here are the key stats for the Nankang NS-20 and Nankang NS-25 tyres, at a glance.
NS-20NS-25
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StyleHigh Performance SummerUltra High Performance All-Season
SeasonSummerAll Season
Release Date20092016
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall Score75/10083/100

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Nankang NS-20 vs Nankang NS-25 in Australia

The NS-20 has been around in Australia for about 15 years, whereas the NS-25 has been on the market for about 8 years

The NS-20 is rated for high performance summer action, however the NS-25 tyres are classified as ultra high performance all-season. Both tyres are designed for use with regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles.

The NS-20 are for use in summerconditions, whereas the NS-25 are considered summer tyres. Neither of them are runflat tyres. Both brands are considered to be in the economy part of the market.

Read on to see how each of these tyres stack up against each other!

How We Reviewed These Tyres

We've analysed results of the following tyre benchmarks to make data-driven comparison of the NS-20 and the NS-25 tyres.

  • Auto Bild Sportscars: Summer tire test R19
  • Auto Zeitung: Summer Tire Test R17
  • Amazon: Best Sellers in Passenger Car All-Season Tires

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the NS-20 and NS-25 tyres.
NS-20NS-25
Dry PerformanceExcellentExcellent
ComfortGoodExcellent
HandlingGoodN/A
Price/QualityGoodN/A
Wet PerformanceGoodExcellent
Snow/Ice PerformanceGoodGood
Overall Score75/10083/100

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the NS-20 scores 4 out of 5 for comfort and the NS-25 scores 5 out of 5.

UTQG Data

Introduced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the USA, the Uniform Tire Grading System (UTQG), is a system for comparing one tyre product to another on the basis of some standardised tests.

NS-20NS-25
Treadwear240500
Traction
(AA - C)
AAA
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)
AA

Treadwear

As per the UTQG guidelines, the NS-20 tyres have a treadwear rating of 240, whereas the NS-25 tyres have a rating of 500. This means that the NS-20 tyres will theoretically last only 48% as long as the NS-25 tyres.

Traction

The UTQG system measures traction as straight-line braking in dry conditions. The scale is AA, A, B, C, with AA being the best grade, and C the worst.

As per the UTQG system, the NS-20 tyres have a traction grading of AA, whereas the NS-25 tyres have a grading of A.

Temperature Resistance

The UTQG temperature resistance tests measure how well tyres can dissipate heat that builds up due to friction with the road. The scale is A, B, C, with A being the highest grade.

As per the UTQG system of tyre grading, the NS-20 tyres have a temperature resistance grading of A, whereas the NS-25 tyres have a grading of A (on a scale of A, B, C).

Warranty

Unfortunately, we don't have any warranty information available for either of these tyres.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still on the fence about these tyres? Check out how they compare to other similar tyres on the market in Australia!

Summary

Let's now take a look at the main differences between these two sets of tyres.

All in all, the NS-20 tyres get a score of 75 out of 100, while the NS-25 tyres get a score of 83 out of 100.

The NS-20 tyres have a UTQG treadwear rating of 240, whereas the NS-25 tyres have a rating of 500.This means that you can expect the NS-20 to last only 48% as long as the NS-25 tyres.

The NS-20 have a UTQG traction grading of AA, while the NS-25 tyres having a grading of A.

The NS-20 have a UTQG temperature grading of A, while the NS-25 tyres having a grading of A.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 225 sizes of the NS-20, and all 106 sizes of the NS-25 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

NS-20 Sizes

Size
155/55 R14 69H
155/65 R13 73S
155/65 R14 75H
165/35 R17 75V XL
165/45 R16 74V XL
165/50 R15 72H
165/55 R14 72H
165/40 R16 73V XL
165/40 R17 75V XL
175/50 R14 74H
175/50 R16 77T
185/45 R15 75V
185/35 R17 82V XL
195/45 R16 80V
195/50 R16 84V
195/50 R16 88V XL
195/50 R16 88H XL
195/40 R16 80V XL
195/50 R16 84H
195/45 R16 84V XL
195/55 R15 85V
195/50 R15 82V
195/55 R13 80H
205/55 R17 95Y XL
205/60 R15 91H
205/55 R15 88V
205/55 R17 95V XL
205/45 R16 83V
205/55 R17 91Y
205/50 R17 89V
205/50 R17 93W XL
205/45 R17 88V XL
205/60 R14 88H
205/50 R16 87V
205/45 R17 88W XL
205/40 R16 83V XL
205/55 R16 91W
205/50 R16 87W
205/40 R17 84V XL
205/50 R17 93V XL
205/40 R17 80V
205/45 R16 87V XL
205/55 R17 91V
205/55 R16 94V XL
205/45 R17 84W
205/55 R16 94W XL
205/40 R17 84W XL
205/35 R18 81H XL
205/45 R17 84V
205/40 R17 84H XL
215/55 R16 93W
215/40 R18 89H XL
215/45 R17 87W
215/45 R17 91V XL
215/40 R17 83V
215/55 R17 98W XL
215/55 R16 93V
215/55 R17 94V
215/40 R17 87V XL
215/40 R18 85W
215/40 R17 87W XL
215/55 R16 97Y XL
215/40 R18 89V XL
215/45 R17 91W XL
215/55 R17 98V XL
215/35 R18 84H XL
215/40 R15 86W XL
215/40 R17 83W
215/35 R19 85Y XL
215/35 R19 81V
215/50 R17 95V XL
215/55 R17 94W
215/35 R19 85V XL
215/30 R20 82W XL
215/40 R16 82V
215/40 R18 85V
215/40 R16 86V XL
215/40 R18 89W XL
215/45 R16 86H
215/35 R18 84Y XL
215/50 R17 91W
215/35 R19 81Y
215/45 R16 90V XL
215/55 R16 93H
215/50 R17 95W XL
225/35 R18 87V XL
225/50 R17 98Y XL
225/55 R18 98V
225/35 R19 84Y
225/50 R17 98V XL
225/55 R16 99Y XL
225/45 R18 91V
225/45 R17 91V
225/55 R17 97W
225/40 R18 92W XL
225/30 R22 87W XL
225/45 R18 95H XL
225/30 R20 85V XL
225/45 R16 89W
225/35 R18 87Y XL
225/35 R18 83V
225/55 R17 97V
225/35 R18 87H XL
225/55 R17 101V XL
225/35 R20 93Y XL
225/45 R18 95W XL
225/40 R19 93Y XL
225/40 R18 88W
225/45 R17 91W
225/40 R18 88V
225/55 R17 101W XL
225/40 R18 92H XL
225/50 R17 94Y
225/50 R16 96W XL
225/45 R17 94W XL
225/50 R16 92W
225/35 R18 83Y
225/40 R18 92V XL
225/30 R20 85W XL
225/50 R16 96V XL
225/45 R17 94V XL
225/35 R19 88Y XL
225/55 R16 99V XL
225/45 R17 94H XL
225/50 R16 92V
225/45 R18 91W
225/45 R18 95V XL
225/50 R17 94V
225/55 R16 95V
235/45 R17 97V XL
235/55 R17 99V
235/35 R20 92W XL
235/55 R17 103H XL
235/40 R18 95W XL
235/35 R20 88V
235/55 R17 99W
235/40 R18 95H XL
235/35 R20 92W
235/45 R17 97W XL
235/35 R20 92V XL
235/35 R19 91Y XL
235/40 R17 90V
235/40 R18 91W
235/30 R20 88Y XL
235/40 R17 90W
235/45 R17 94W
235/55 R17 103W XL
235/35 R19 87Y
235/35 R20 88W
235/55 R17 103V XL
245/45 R17 95W
245/35 R18 88W
245/50 R18 104Y XL
245/40 R19 98Y XL
245/45 R19 98Y
245/40 R18 97W XL
245/35 R18 92H XL
245/45 R18 100W XL
245/35 R18 92Y XL
245/35 R20 95Y XL
245/45 R18 100H XL
245/40 R17 91V
245/50 R18 100Y
245/40 R20 95Y
245/35 R18 88Y
245/40 R18 93W
245/30 R20 90Y
245/50 R18 104H XL
245/45 R17 95V
245/45 R18 100Y XL
245/30 R22 95W XL
245/35 R19 93W XL
245/40 R17 91W
245/40 R18 97H XL
245/35 R18 92W XL
245/45 R17 99W XL
245/35 R19 93Y XL
245/45 R17 95Y
245/45 R17 99Y XL
245/45 R18 96Y
245/30 R20 95Y XL
255/35 R19 96W
255/40 R19 100Y XL
255/35 R18 94W XL
255/40 R17 94W
255/35 R19 96Y XL
255/40 R19 96Y
255/35 R20 97W XL
255/45 R18 99Y
255/40 R17 94V
255/30 R20 92Y XL
255/35 R18 94H XL
255/30 R20 92W XL
255/30 R19 91W XL
255/45 R18 103H XL
255/30 R19 91Y XL
255/35 R20 97Y XL
265/30 R19 93W XL
265/35 R18 93H
265/35 R18 97W XL
265/35 R19 94Y
265/35 R18 93W
265/35 R18 97Y XL
265/35 R18 93Y
265/30 R19 93Y XL
265/35 R19 98Y XL
275/35 R19 96Y
275/35 R18 95H
275/30 R20 97W XL
275/35 R19 95W
275/30 R20 97Y XL
275/35 R20 102Y XL
275/35 R19 96W
275/40 R19 101W XL
275/35 R18 95Y
275/30 R20 93W
275/30 R20 93Y
275/40 R19 101Y
275/30 R19 96Y XL
285/30 R19 98Y XL
285/30 R20 99W XL
285/30 R19 94Y
285/30 R20 99Y XL
295/30 R19 100Y XL
305/30 R19 102Y XL

NS-25 Sizes

Size
155/80 R12 88/86Q
165/40 R17 75V XL
165/45 R17 75V XL
165/70 R14 89/87T
175/65 R14 90/88T
195/40 R17 81H XL
195/45 R17 85H XL
195/70 R15 104/102S
195/50 R16 88V XL
195/80 R15 107/105N
205/45 R16 87V XL
205/40 R18 86H XL
205/50 R17 93V XL
205/55 R16 91V
205/50 R16 87V
205/35 R18 81H XL
205/45 R17 88V XL
205/40 R17 84H XL
205/55 R15 88V
215/55 R16 97V XL
215/45 R17 91V XL
215/40 R17 87V XL
215/55 R17 94V
215/35 R18 84H XL
215/40 R18 89H XL
215/35 R19 85Y XL
215/45 R18 93H XL
215/50 R17 95V XL
215/30 R20 82W XL
225/30 R20 85W XL
225/40 R18 92H XL
225/45 R17 94V XL
225/75 R16 121/120R
225/70 R15 112/110S
225/50 R18 95H
225/45 R18 95H XL
225/40 R19 93Y XL
225/60 R18 100H
225/35 R20 90W XL
225/55 R16 95V
225/35 R20 93W XL
225/55 R18 98H
225/50 R17 94V
225/55 R17 101V XL
225/35 R19 88Y XL
225/35 R18 87H XL
235/55 R18 104H XL
235/45 R18 98H XL
235/35 R19 91Y XL
235/45 R17 97V XL
235/40 R17 94V XL
235/35 R20 92W XL
235/50 R17 96V
235/55 R17 103V XL
235/30 R22 90Y XL
235/60 R18 107H XL
235/40 R18 95H XL
235/50 R18 97H
245/40 R18 97H XL
245/45 R18 100H XL
245/55 R18 103V
245/35 R19 93Y XL
245/45 R20 103W XL
245/40 R19 98Y XL
245/30 R19 89Y XL
245/50 R18 104H XL
245/45 R19 102Y XL
245/35 R18 92H XL
245/50 R17 99W
245/35 R20 97Y XL
245/30 R20 90Y XL
245/45 R17 95V
245/40 R17 91W
245/40 R20 99W XL
245/30 R22 92W XL
255/30 R19 91Y XL
255/35 R19 96Y XL
255/40 R18 99H XL
255/35 R20 97Y XL
255/30 R20 92Y XL
255/40 R19 100Y XL
255/35 R18 94H XL
255/45 R18 103W XL
255/30 R22 95W XL
255/40 R17 94V
265/30 R22 97W XL
265/40 R18 101H XL
265/35 R18 97V XL
265/30 R19 93Y XL
265/35 R19 98Y XL
265/60 R18 110H
275/40 R17 98W
275/40 R19 101Y
275/35 R19 96Y
275/25 R24 96W XL
275/30 R20 97W XL
275/35 R18 99H XL
275/30 R19 96Y XL
275/40 R20 106W XL
275/40 R18 99H
275/35 R20 102Y XL
275/45 R19 108Y XL
285/30 R20 99W XL
285/30 R18 93H
285/45 R19 111W XL
285/30 R19 98Y XL
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