Nankang Cross Sport SP9 Review

The Nankang Cross Sport SP9 is designed to last for a long time with an all-new rubber compound and excellent traction. 


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Cross Sport SP9

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Bottom Line The Nankang Cross Sport SP9 won’t disappoint with its optimum braking distance.
Pros Provides a comfortable ride, excellent wet traction with circumferential and lateral grooves and low noise production.
Cons Not on par with winter tires in extreme weather conditions.
Tire sizes 20”, 19″, 18”, 17”, 16”, 15” and 14”.
Price range Starts from approximately $63.
Warranty 50,000 miles/3-year warranty.

We wanted to see just how durable and comfortable this tire is so you can make the ultimate decision on whether you should get a set for your car or not, so stick around with us as we review it.

Nankang Cross Sport SP9 Tire (Our Review)

Overall Assessment

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With an all-new silica compound, the Nankang Cross Sport SP9 promises to deliver solid performance without breaking the bank. Not to mention, it features a unique tread design that maximizes comfort and minimizes noise. 

The circumferential grooves and lateral grooves do a great job at dispersing water, which significantly improves wet traction and reduces the risk of hydroplaning. Also, the tread blocks are angled, providing an excellent lateral grip and outstanding handling. 

Furthermore, the two steel belts provide the tire with the strength it needs for durability while also keeping the noise as low as possible. 

This all-season tire is an excellent pick for anyone who needs a solid set of tires to use in all conditions. Whether you’re driving on dry or wet terrain, the Nankang Cross Sport SP9 won’t disappoint with its optimum braking distance. However, you may need a set of winter tires when the weather gets extreme.

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  • Provides a comfortable ride
  • Excellent wet traction with circumferential and lateral grooves
  • Low noise production
  • High strength double steel belts boost the tire’s durability 


  • Not on par with winter tires in extreme weather conditions

Vehicles That Can Use Nankang Cross Sport SP9

The Nankang Cross Sport SP9 can fit family sedans, crossovers, and SUVs quite well. Some of the car models that can use this tire are:

  • Saturn Outlook
  • Kia Sorento
  • Dodge Nitro
  • Nissan Murano
  • Ford Explorer 
  • GMC Envoy
  • Toyota Highlander
  • Mercedes-Benz GL450
  • Mercedes-Benz GL500
  • Dodge Dakota

Sizes and Specs

SizeAvailable Specs
14 Inches175/65R14 82H BSW
185/65R14 86H BSW
195/65R14 89H BSW
185/60R14 82H BSW
195/60R14 86H BSW
205/60R14 88H BSW
15 Inches175/65R15 88H BSW
185/65R15 88H BSW
195/65R15 91H BSW
205/65R15 95H BSW
215/65R15 96H BSW
185/60R15 88H BSW
195/60R15 88H BSW
205/60R15 91H BSW
215/60R15 94H BSW
225/60R15 96V BSW
16 Inches215/70R16 100H BSW
235/70R16 106H BSW
205/65R16 95H BSW
215/65R16 102H BSW
205/60R16 96V BSW
215/60R16 99V BSW
225/60R16 98V BSW
235/60R16 100V BSW
205/55R16 91H BSW
17 Inches245/70R17 110H BSW
265/70R17 115H BSW
215/65R17 99V BSW
225/65R17 102V BSW
235/65R17 108V BSW
245/65R17 111H BSW
235/60R17 102V BSW
255/60R17 110V BSW
215/55R17 98V BSW
225/55R17 101V BSW
235/55R17 99V BSW
205/50R17 93V BSW
215/50R17 95V BSW
225/50R17 98V BSW
18 Inches255/70R18 113H BSW
265/70R18 116H BSW
235/65R18 106H BSW
255/65R18 111H BSW
265/65R18 114H BSW
275/65R18 116H BSW
225/60R18 100H BSW
235/60R18 107V BSW
245/60R18 105H BSW
265/60R18 110H BSW
285/60R18 116H BSW
235/55R18 104V BSW
255/55R18 109V BSW
235/50R18 101V BSW
19 Inches255/60R19 109V BSW
235/55R19 105V BSW
245/55R19 107H BSW
255/50R19 107V BSW
265/50R19 110H BSW
20 Inches235/55R20 105V BSW
245/50R20 102V BSW
255/50R20 109V BSW
265/50R20 111V BSW
285/50R20 116V BSW
265/45R20 108V BSW
275/45R20 110V BSW


The Nankang Cross Sport SP9 has a starting price tag of $63, but that number can exceed $100 for larger models with better specs. You can also get them at discounted prices if you do some research.


When it comes to warranty service, Nankang provides a 5-year warranty or 50,000 miles on tread wear, while tire uniformity is covered for the first year or 1/32″ of wear. You also get 5 years of coverage for materials and workmanship and a free replacement during the first year or first  2/32″ of treadwear.

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In the end, consider reading our other Review of Nankang Tires and among them the Review of Noble Sport NS-20 Nankang.

Nankang Cross Sport SP9 Tire Customer Review

Edison Fisk says: “Got a set of the Nankang Cross Sport SP9 tires for my Kia Sorento two months ago, and I can say that these tires can get the job done pretty well. They are strong, provide good traction, and do a great job in slip prevention. I was also surprised by how quiet and comfortable these tires are.”

Edison Fisk posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review

Kate Bill says: “I’ve been looking for reasonably-priced tires for a while and thought about giving these a try. After a few rides, I was impressed with how strong these tires are. You can hit the road and rest assured that they can handle anything they come across. Definitely recommend these for anyone who needs a reliable set of all-season tires.”

Kate Bill posted 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5) review