Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 Review

The Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 is an ideal option to consider if you’re looking for a budget tire for your sedan or sports coupe. Despite being a very cost-effective tire, the NS-20 utilizes lots of cutting-edge technologies to ensure great stability and comfort. In this review, we go over all you need to know about the Nankang NS-20, so you should stick around.



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Noble Sport NS-20

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Bottom Line The Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 is an ideal option to consider if you’re looking for a budget tire for your sedan or sports coupe.
Pros Offers a great deal of value for the money and extremely comfortable riding experience.
Cons Tread life can use some improvement and not the greatest cornering performance.
Tire sizes 22″, 20”, 19″, 18”, 17”, 16” and 15”
Price range Starts from approximately $57.
Warranty 40,000 miles

Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 (Our Review)

Overall Assessment

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The tread compound that the NS-20 utilizes has an M+S traction rating, which ensures optimal performance in dry and wet weather conditions. You can rely on this tire to deliver good grip on dry surfaces. There’s also a continuous center rib that improves stability and steering regardless of speed. 

The NS-20 features circumferential grooves and tread block siping to ensure good performance on wet roads. These grooves also aid in preventing hydroplaning so that you can drive with confidence. 

nankang noble sport ns-20 review

The NS-20 is available in four speed ratings: H, V, W, and Y. It’s also available in various sizes and specs, so you have a lot of wiggle room when it comes to selection. The tire’s cornering is good, but not good enough for spirited drivers that like to take things to the limit. The sidewall is on the softer side, which results in notable understeering. Nonetheless, the cornering is decent enough for the price.

As far as the tread life, it could use some slight improvements, but once again, considering the price, this shouldn’t be much of a big deal. Some tires offer superior tread life and cornering capabilities, but you’ll have to pay more.

Like this article so far? Consider reading our other review, the Nankang Cross Sport SP9 Review.


  • Offers a great deal of value for the money
  • Extremely comfortable riding experience
  • Reliable traction on dry and wet surfaces
  • Smooth handling and responsive steering


  • Tread life can use some improvement
  • Not the greatest cornering performance

Vehicles That Can Use Nankang Noble Sport NS-20

The Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 is built for drivers of all types of sedans, sports coupes, and pickups. Below is a shortlist of some of the most popular vehicles compatible with the Nankang Noble Sport NS-20.

  • Chevrolet: Cavalier, Malibu
  • Dodge: Stratus R/T, Neon
  • Pontiac: Grand Am
  • Suzuki: Aerio
  • Ford: Focus, Escort, Fusion, Taurus
  • Honda: Civic, Accord
  • Acura: Legend, TSX
  • Kia: Optima
  • Mazda: Mazda 3
  • Nissan: 200SX
  • Subaru: Forester

Sizes and Specs

SizeAvailable Specs
15 Inches195/55R15 85V BSW
205/55R15 88V BSW
16 Inches225/55R16 95V BSW
195/50R16 88V BSW
205/50R16 87V BSW
205/45R16 87V BSW
17 Inches215/55R17 94V BSW
205/50R17 93V BSW
215/50R17 95V BSW
225/50R17 94V BSW
205/45R17 88V BSW
215/45R17 91V BSW
225/45R17 94V BSW
235/45R17 97V BSW
245/45R17 95H BSW
205/40R17 84H BSW
215/40R17 87V BSW
235/40R17 90V BSW
245/40R17 91V BSW
255/40R17 94V BSW
18 Inches225/45R18 95H BSW
245/45R18 100H BSW
215/40R18 89H BSW
225/40R18 92H BSW
235/40R18 95H BSW
245/40R18 97H BSW
215/35R18 84H BSW
225/35R18 87H BSW
255/35R18 94H BSW
265/35R18 93H BSW
275/35R18 95H BSW
19 Inches245/45ZR19 98Y BSW
225/40ZR19 93Y BSW
245/40ZR19 98Y BSW
275/40ZR19 101Y BSW
215/35ZR19 85Y BSW
225/35ZR19 88Y BSW
235/35ZR19 91Y BSW
245/35ZR19 93Y BSW
255/35ZR19 96Y BSW
265/35ZR19 98Y BSW
275/35ZR19 96Y BSW
255/30ZR19 91Y BSW
265/30ZR19 93Y BSW
275/30ZR19 96Y BSW
285/30ZR19 98Y BSW
20 Inches245/40ZR20 95Y BSW
225/35ZR20 93Y BSW
235/35ZR20 92W BSW
245/35ZR20 95Y BSW
255/35ZR20 97Y BSW
275/35ZR20 102Y BSW
215/30ZR20 82W BSW
225/30ZR20 85W BSW
245/30ZR20 95Y BSW
255/30ZR20 92Y BSW
275/30ZR20 97Y BSW
22 Inches285/30ZR20 99Y BSW
245/30ZR22 95W BSW


The Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 starts at a pricing point of $57. Bear in mind that the prices of tires tend to vary based on size and specs. They might also vary from one dealer to another. Be on the lookout for special offers on this tire, such as discounts, rebates, and coupons, as they’ll help you knock down the price a few bucks.


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. Uniformity is warranted for the first 10% wear. Both workmanship and materials are warranted down to the last 2/32 inch of wear. 

Consider reading our other Nankang Tires Review to see all available tire options.

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Nankang Noble Sport NS-20 Tire Customer Review

Michael F. says: “The Nankang NS-20 totally redefines what it means to be a value tire. I’m yet to see another tire within the same price point that can navigate wet and snowy roads as well as this tire.”

Michael F. posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review

Angela A.says: “This tire is a little noisy, but not too noisy that you have to turn the volume knob to the max. Aside from that, I can’t find anything wrong with this tire. Excellent value for the money.”

Angela A. posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review