Lateral Groove - A quiet, comfortable ride with great traction and braking
Straight Center Rib Block - Helps directional driving stability at high speeds UTQG 400AA
The CP671 provides high performance with a quite comfortable ride. Designed for all seasons, CP671’s straight wide grooves channel away water to maximize traction and avoid hydroplaning on wet roads. Acceleration is no problem, at high speeds the straight center rib block aides in direction driving and the lateral groove assure reliable traction and braking. The CP671 is the OE tire for Kia Optima, Soul and Sportage, as well as Hyundai Veloster and Elantra Touring.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Nexen CP671 tyre review
Average based on 8 test results
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Internal noise level
07.04.2014fromDenny Poor snow capability and excessive road noise discourages me
04.01.2013fromalan good for the price, rides fairly well and handles well when dry. when the roads are wet less than perfect grip.overall very decent tire for the price range.