Toyo NanoEnergy 3 tires are the latest model in the NanoEnergy lineup, and they come with some notable improvmeents to make your driving experience better than ever. These tires focus on providing you with a good well-rounded driving experience and great fuel economy.
Type: Touring Summer Tire
Sizes: 13”, 14”, 15”
Uniform Tire Quality Grade (UTQG): 420AA
Speed Rating: T, H
Warranty: Replacement for Manufacturer Defects
What Sets It Apart
This latest model in the NanoEnergy lineup of tires from Toyo has made some good improvements over previous options. The two main areas of improvement are in the fuel economy that you will get from these tires, and from their performance on dry roads. These are both important considerations when buying a summer tire, which is one reason why these are a great option for many drivers.
In addition to those improvements, the NanoEnergy 3 continues to perform well on wet pavement. This is thanks to the tire using three wide tread grooves, which can whisk away water quickly, so you maintain control and do not hydroplane. Of course, while this helps with wet roads, it means you will lose traction in the snow, so you definitely need to avoid winter driving if you choose these tires.
Comfort and Performance
Many summer tires today put all their focus on making a high-performance tire that will stand up to even the most extreme driving conditions. With this option, however, Toyo has done a good job at balancing the comfort and performance more evenly so you can enjoy the ride every time you get in your vehicle.
The tread compound used in these tires uses a silica polymer, which reduces the roll resistance generated by the tire. This helps to keep the road noise to a minimum while still providing the grip that is needed. The three grooves mentioned above also generate lower levels of noise than tires with four tread lines or asymmetric designs. While these tires do not rank at the top of their category in either comfort or performance, they do a pretty good job at both.
Safety and Durability
These tires will meet all of your safety needs. The NanoEnergy line of tires has a long track record of safe driving, and with the improvements to wet road performance, these will not cause you any unnecessary hazards. This is especially true with the enhanced aquaplaning resistance that you get thanks to the wide tread design.
For durability, you will get about what you would expect from a summer tire. They do not provide any type of millage warranty, which is pretty standard for this type of tire. If you drive the tires aggressively, they definitely aren’t going to last very long. If you can avoid the temptation to smash that gas every time the light turns green, these tires will last you a long time.
Who It’s For
These tires are made for smaller vehicles including compact cars up to the mid-sized sedans. As a summer tire, they will provide you with enough traction and strength to stand up to pretty aggressive driving, but that will cut down on their lifespan. Of course, because these tires can optimize the fuel efficiency of any car they are on, those who want to minimize their environmental impact will also appreciate this model.
Given the fact that these tires are typically priced at the lower end of the spectrum for summer tires, they are a great option for anyone who occasionally wants that boost of performance but does not want to break their budget. They are also going to be great for anyone who drives a smaller car in a part of the country that does not get snow since they will be able to be used all year long.