Avon ZT5

Dry Grip 81%
Wet Grip 66%
Road Feedback 73%
Handling 65%
Wear 71%
Comfort 73%
Buy again 57%

The Avon ZT5 is a Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre has been replaced by the Avon ZT7

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Tyre review data from 26 tyre reviews averaging 69% over 286,422 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

2014 ADAC 175/65 R14 Summer Tyre Test - 13th of 16 tyres

  • Negative - Weak on dry and wet roads, slightly higher fuel consumption and wear

2015 Market Overview - Braking Test - 45th of 53 tyres

Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
155/65 R13 73T   E C 70  
165/65 R13 77T   E C 70  
175/65 R13 80T   E C 70  
155/70 R13 75T   E C 70  
165/70 R13 79T   E C 70  
175/70 R13 82T   C C 70  
185/55 R14 80H   E C 70  
165/60 R14 75H   E C 70  
165/60 R14 75T   E C 70  
185/60 R14 82H   C C 70  
185/60 R14 82T   C C 70  
155/65 R14 75T   E C 70  
165/65 R14 79T   E C 70  
175/65 R14 82T   C C 70  
175/65 R14 82H   C C 70  
175/65 R14 86T XL   C C 71  
185/65 R14 86T   C C 70  
185/65 R14 86H   C C 70  
165/70 R14 85T XL   C C 71  
165/70 R14 81T   E C 70  
175/70 R14 84T   C C 70  
175/70 R14 88T XL   C C 71  
185/70 R14 88H   C C 70  
185/70 R14 88T   C C 70  
185/55 R15 82H   C C 70  
195/55 R15 85H   C C 71  
185/60 R15 84H   C C 70  
185/60 R15 88H XL   C C 71  
195/60 R15 88H   C C 71  
205/60 R15 95H XL   C C 72  
205/60 R15 91H   C C 71  
165/65 R15 81T   E C 70  
175/65 R15 84T   C C 70  
175/65 R15 84H   C C 70  
185/65 R15 88H   C C 70  
185/65 R15 88T   C C 70  
195/65 R15 95T XL   C C 72  
195/65 R15 91T   C C 71  
195/65 R15 95H XL   C C 72  
195/65 R15 91H   C C 71  
205/65 R15 94H   C C 71  
205/55 R16 91H   C C 71  
205/55 R16 94H XL   C C 72  
205/60 R16 92H   C C 71  

Questions and Answers for the Avon ZT5

2016-05-15 - Hi I run a Opel Manta Stage Rally Car we are Tarmac spec for Stage demo runs. I have 15" rims. BUT we have been asked to do Navigational event North Wales we have had to go back to 14" Ronal wheels to run as 80's period. Being only Grp A spec the car is narrow body so we have to run 60 series tyre. I have opted to buy 4 Avon ZT5 . THE QUESTION IS HOW WILL THESE TYRES COPE WITH SMOOTH TARMAC / MUD/ GRAVEL / RIVER CROSSING. (FORD). WHAT COMPOUND ARE THEY IE: super soft/ soft/medium /hard ? I'm not to worried about noise were on intercom

The Avon ZT5's are likely to struggle with any serious speed on a rough surface - they're a soft structured low rolling resistance road tyre.

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Size Price Range  
165/70 R14 £33.41 - £43.80 (20 Prices) Compare Prices >>
175/65 R14 £31.50 - £47.80 (21 Prices) Compare Prices >>
185/65 R14 £36.24 - £48.73 (15 Prices) Compare Prices >>
185/65 R15 £39.11 - £55.60 (21 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/55 R15 £56.65 - £86.92 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/60 R15 £44.46 - £50.49 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 28 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Avon ZT5 Review

Given 70% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat doblo (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 8,000 easy going miles
The tyre walls perished and cracked to such an extent that all were scrap at 14 months old and 8k miles even though the date stamp showed they were manufactured in the year of fitting (2014) and they were in UK (i.e. negligible sun damage). Never again.
38 - tyre reviewed on March 30, 2016   

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Given 84% (breakdown) while driving a CitroŽn xsara picasso (185/65 R15 N) on a combination of roads for 15,000 easy going miles
Fitted to my wife's MPV so far these tyres have been no problems at all. Compared to the previous tyres they have a much lower wear rate and improved handling. They provide good grip in both wet and dry conditions and excellent wear rate. For a family vehicle, they are a good choice. Will definitely buy again.
1 - tyre reviewed on March 20, 2018   
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Given 91% (breakdown) while driving a (195/60 R15) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
Replaced my previous tyres which were Runway Enduro (and rubbish even though they were only half worn) with the ZT5's. What a diference! The feel through the steering is a revelation, the comfort, road noise and fuel economy are all much better. They grip well in dry or wet conditions and all for under £50 a corner fitted. Obviously they are not fitted to a sports car so not tested to extreme levels but overall very impressed. I would definitely recommend.
3 - tyre reviewed on September 10, 2017   
Given 31% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Golf 1.9 Tdi (195/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 10 average miles
Got to be the worst griping tyre there has ever been made , in the wet they are absolutely lethal you cannot go round roundabout any more than 15mph , tight bends put your toe down and it just slips all over , still wheel spins in 3rd gear in the wet , considering its a vw golf which is a good handling car but it is probably the worst handling with these on never had no problems with my verdisteins , comforts ok and fairly cheap but I would never buy them again they are not safe !!
3 - tyre reviewed on August 28, 2016   
Given 64% (breakdown) while driving a CitroŽn C2 VTS (175/60 R14) on mostly country roads for 500 average miles
Got some ZT5's on the front of my Citroen c2 and although they seem great in dry weather and very little road noise they just don't perform as well in wet and gravel, I pull away from a junction near where I live and almost always wheel spin as there is some gravel. once when it was wet on the same junction they just wouldn't find any grip. At first I thought I had broken something on the car as it juddered and wouldn't move for a split second and then realised the tyres were slipping on the slight wet gravel. Compared to some grip 300's (cheap) I have on some alloys that were on the car previously the avons seems to be a lot less capable in the wet and I just don't feel so safe with them on.
0 - tyre reviewed on July 16, 2016   

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