Michelin X Ice North 4 vs Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10

In this article we will be looking at independent tyre test data, and real world driver reviews of the Michelin X Ice North 4 and the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 to find out which tyre is best for your own driving.

The good news is that both the Michelin X Ice North 4 and Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 are Premium Touring Winter tyres designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars, which means comparing the two tyres is relatively simple.

Both tyres are hugely popular in the market place with drivers, and both have been featured in independent tyre tests.

X-Ice-North-4 VS Hakkapeliitta-10

Test Results

Independent comparison tyre tests are the best source of data to get tyre information from, and the good news is there have been three tests which compare both tyres directly!

Out of these three tests:

  • Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 finished ahead of the Michelin X Ice North 4 in three of the tests

While it might look like the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 is better than the Michelin X Ice North 4 purely based on the higher number of test wins, tyres are very complicated objects which means where one tyre is better than the other can be more important in real world use.

Lets look at how the two tyres compare across multiple tyre test categories.

Dry Braking

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin X Ice North 4 was better during two dry braking tests. On average the Michelin X Ice North 4 stopped the vehicle in 0.47% less distance than the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10.

Michelin X Ice North 4
32.09M
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10
32.24M
Dry braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Dry Braking: Michelin X Ice North 4

2021 Studless and Studded Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin X Ice North 4: 31.1M Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 31.4M
2021 Nordic Studded Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin X Ice North 4: 32.79M Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 32.57M
2023 Studded Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin X Ice North 4: 32.37M Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 32.74M

Subj. Dry Handling

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin X Ice North 4 was better during one subj. dry handling tests. On average the Michelin X Ice North 4 scored 40% more points than the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10.

Michelin X Ice North 4
5 Points
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10
3 Points
Subjective Dry Handling Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Dry Handling: Michelin X Ice North 4

2023 Studded Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin X Ice North 4: 5 Points Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 3 Points

Wet Braking

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 was better during two wet braking tests. On average the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 stopped the vehicle in 1.51% less distance than the Michelin X Ice North 4.

Michelin X Ice North 4
37.8M
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10
37.23M
Wet braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Wet Braking: Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10

2021 Studless and Studded Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin X Ice North 4: 37.3M Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 35.9M
2021 Nordic Studded Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin X Ice North 4: 38.54M Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 37.21M
2023 Studded Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin X Ice North 4: 37.56M Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 38.58M

Wet Handling [s]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 was better during three wet handling [s] tests. On average the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 was 1.51% faster around a wet lap than the Michelin X Ice North 4.

Michelin X Ice North 4
40.37s
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10
39.76s
Wet handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Wet Handling [s]: Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10

2021 Studless and Studded Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin X Ice North 4: 36.2s Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 35.3s
2021 Nordic Studded Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin X Ice North 4: 43.11s Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 42.57s
2023 Studded Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin X Ice North 4: 41.8s Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 41.4s

Straight Aqua

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Michelin X Ice North 4 was better during one straight aqua tests. On average the Michelin X Ice North 4 floated at a 1.43% higher speed than the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10.

Michelin X Ice North 4
55.9Km/H
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10
55.1Km/H
Float Speed in Km/H, higher is better

Best In Straight Aqua: Michelin X Ice North 4

2023 Studded Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin X Ice North 4: 55.9Km/H Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 55.1Km/H

Snow Braking

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin X Ice North 4 was better during two snow braking tests. On average the Michelin X Ice North 4 stopped the vehicle in 0.45% less distance than the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10.

Michelin X Ice North 4
26.45M
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10
26.57M
Snow braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Snow Braking: Michelin X Ice North 4

2021 Studless and Studded Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin X Ice North 4: 51M Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 51.5M
2021 Nordic Studded Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin X Ice North 4: 15.11M Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 15.26M
2023 Studded Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin X Ice North 4: 13.24M Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 12.96M

Snow Traction

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 was better during one snow traction tests. On average the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 accelerated 0% faster than the Michelin X Ice North 4.

Michelin X Ice North 4
5.13s
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10
5.13s
Snow acceleration time, lower is better

Best In Snow Traction: Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10

2021 Studless and Studded Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin X Ice North 4: 5.8s Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 5.9s
2021 Nordic Studded Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin X Ice North 4: 4.77s Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 4.65s
2023 Studded Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin X Ice North 4: 4.83s Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 4.85s

Snow Handling [s]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Michelin X Ice North 4 was better during one snow handling [s] tests. On average the Michelin X Ice North 4 was 0.08% faster around a lap than the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10.

Michelin X Ice North 4
70.84s
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10
70.9s
Snow handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Snow Handling [s]: Michelin X Ice North 4

2021 Studless and Studded Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin X Ice North 4: 52.3s Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 53.3s
2021 Nordic Studded Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin X Ice North 4: 84.73s Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 84.6s
2023 Studded Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin X Ice North 4: 75.5s Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 74.8s

Ice Braking

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 was better during three ice braking tests. On average the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 stopped the vehicle 4.46% shorter than the Michelin X Ice North 4.

Michelin X Ice North 4
21.52M
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10
20.56M
Ice braking in meters, lower is better

Best In Ice Braking: Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10

2021 Studless and Studded Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin X Ice North 4: 38.8M Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 36.4M
2021 Nordic Studded Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin X Ice North 4: 12.82M Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 12.51M
2023 Studded Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin X Ice North 4: 12.93M Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 12.77M

Ice Traction

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 was better during two ice traction tests. On average the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 accelerated 1.75% faster than the Michelin X Ice North 4.

Michelin X Ice North 4
4.58s
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10
4.5s
Ice acceleration time, lower is better

Best In Ice Traction: Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10

2021 Studless and Studded Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin X Ice North 4: 3.8s Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 3.6s
2021 Nordic Studded Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin X Ice North 4: 4.39s Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 4.17s
2023 Studded Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin X Ice North 4: 5.55s Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 5.74s

Ice Handling [s]

Looking at data from three tyre tests, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 was better during three ice handling [s] tests. On average the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 was 1.19% faster around a lap than the Michelin X Ice North 4.

Michelin X Ice North 4
52.27s
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10
51.65s
Ice handling time in seconds, lower is better

Best In Ice Handling [s]: Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10

2021 Studless and Studded Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin X Ice North 4: 54.5s Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 54.1s
2021 Nordic Studded Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin X Ice North 4: 62.7s Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 61.54s
2023 Studded Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin X Ice North 4: 39.6s Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 39.3s

Subj. Comfort

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 was better during zero subj. comfort tests. On average the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 scored 0% more points than the Michelin X Ice North 4.

Michelin X Ice North 4
3 Points
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10
3 Points
Subjective Comfort Score, higher is better

Best In Subj. Comfort: Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10

2023 Studded Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin X Ice North 4: 3 Points Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 3 Points

Subj. Noise

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 was better during zero subj. noise tests. On average the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 scored 0% more points than the Michelin X Ice North 4.

Michelin X Ice North 4
7 Points
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10
7 Points
Subjective in car noise levels, higher is better

Best In Subj. Noise: Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10

2021 Studless and Studded Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin X Ice North 4: 7 Points Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 7 Points

Noise

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 was better during two noise tests. On average the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 measured 0.27% quieter than the Michelin X Ice North 4.

Michelin X Ice North 4
73.05dB
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10
72.85dB
External noise in dB, lower is better

Best In Noise: Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10

2021 Nordic Studded Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin X Ice North 4: 70.3dB Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 70.1dB
2023 Studded Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin X Ice North 4: 75.8dB Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 75.6dB

Price

Looking at data from two tyre tests, the Michelin X Ice North 4 was better during two price tests. On average the Michelin X Ice North 4 cost 2.47% less than the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10.

Michelin X Ice North 4
1542.5
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10
1581.5
Price in local currency, lower is better

Best In Price: Michelin X Ice North 4

2021 Studless and Studded Winter Tyre Test
205/55 R16
Michelin X Ice North 4: 650 Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 650
2023 Studded Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin X Ice North 4: 2435 Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 2513

Rolling Resistance

Looking at data from one tyre tests, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 was better during one rolling resistance tests. On average the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 had a 2.73% lower rolling resistance than the Michelin X Ice North 4.

Michelin X Ice North 4
5.5kg / t
Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10
5.35kg / t
Rolling resistance in kg t, lower is better

Best In Rolling Resistance: Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10

2023 Studded Tyre Test
225/45 R17
Michelin X Ice North 4: 5.5kg / t Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10: 5.35kg / t

Real World Driver Reviews

Tyre Reviews also collects real world driver reviews for the Michelin X Ice North 4 and Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10.

In total the Michelin X Ice North 4 has been reviewed 9 times and drivers have given the tyre 84% overall.

The Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 has been reviewed 5 times and drivers have given the tyre 85% overall.

This means drivers in real world driving, people prefer the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10.

Best Review for the Michelin X Ice North 4
Bei 91% 205/55 R16 T auf a combination of roads für 0 spirited Kilometer
Uncompromising grip on all types of winter surfaces. Out of competition on the ice tracks. Very low noise level, audible only at low speeds when driving on a clean road. With these tires, it is very difficult to achieve ABS actuation. Perfectly copes with leaving the track. After running-in in compliance with the manufacturer's recommendations, the studs took their position and after 15,000 km remain in place. I recommend to buy, the best studded tire.
Helpful 90 - Reifen beurteilt in February 10, 2021
View all Michelin X Ice North 4 driver reviews >>
Best Review for the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10
Bei 76% /65 R15 auf mostly country roads für 2,000 easy going Kilometer
Here in the states, outlets like Consumer Reports would have us believe that premium studless winter tires have reached parity with studded Nordic winters. At least in the case of the Hakkapeliitta 10, this is absolutely not true. I've have the chance to directly compare these tires to lightly worn sets of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS90 and the Continental Vikingcontact 7. In deep snow the difference is significant. But on hard packed snow and ice the Hakkas are massively better. I can't speak to the dry/wet traction or handling as my tires will spend 90% of their life on dirt roads and... Continue reading this review using the link below
Helpful 56 - Reifen beurteilt in January 11, 2022
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Conclusion

In conclusion the Michelin X Ice North 4 was better in dry braking, subj. dry handling, straight aqua, snow braking, snow handling [s] and price tests, whereas the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 was better in wet braking, wet handling [s], snow traction, ice braking, ice traction, ice handling [s], subj. comfort, subj. noise, noise and rolling resistance tests.

Which tyre is best for you depends a lot on your driving style and situation, plus what you want from the tyre, but comparing all the data in the tyre reviews database, on balance the Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10 seems to be the best tyre overall.

Overall Winner: Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10

 Overall Winner: Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10

Footnote

This page has been developed using tyre industry testing best practices. This means we are only comparing tests which have had both tyres in the same test.

Why is this important? Tyre testing is heavily affected by things like surface grip levels and surface temperature, which means you can only compare values from the same day. During a tyre test external condition changes are calculated into the overall results, but it is not possible to calculate this between tyre tests performed on different days or at different locations.

As a result you will see other tests on Tyre Reviews which feature both the Michelin X Ice North 4 and Nokian Hakkapeliitta 10, but as they weren't conducted on the same day, the results are not comparable.

Lots of other websites do this sort of tyre comparison, Tyre Reviews doesn't.