Avon ZV5

Dry Grip 84%
Wet Grip 79%
Road Feedback 77%
Handling 78%
Wear 71%
Comfort 78%
Buy again 74%

The Avon ZV5 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Avon ZV3

This tyre has been replaced by the Avon ZV7

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Tyre review data from 108 tyre reviews averaging 77% over 1,350,555 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

2013 54 Tyre Braking Test - 24th of 54 tyres

2012 Autobild 50 Tyre Braking Test - 33rd of 45 tyres

2014 Auto Bild 50 Summer Tyre Shootout - 39th of 50 tyres

Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
205/50 R15 86V   C C 71  
185/55 R15 82V   C C 70  
195/55 R15 85V   C C 71  
205/55 R15 88V   C C 71  
195/60 R15 88V   C C 71  
205/60 R15 91V   C C 71  
205/60 R15 91V   C C 71  
195/65 R15 91V   C C 71  
205/65 R15 94V   C C 71  
195/45 R16 84V XL   C C 72  
205/45 R16 83W   C C 71  
205/50 R16 87V   C C 71  
205/50 R16 87W   C C 71  
225/50 R16 92V   C C 71  
225/50 R16 92W   C C 71  
195/55 R16 87V   C C 71  
205/55 R16 91W   C C 71  
205/55 R16 91V   C C 71  
205/55 R16 94V XL   C C 72  
215/55 R16 93V   C C 71  
215/55 R16 93W   C C 71  
215/55 R16 93Y   C C 71  
215/55 R16 97W XL   C C 72  
225/55 R16 95Y   C C 71  
225/55 R16 95V   C C 71  
205/60 R16 92V   C C 71  
215/60 R16 99V XL   C C 72  
225/60 R16 98W   C C 71  
215/40 R17 87Y XL   C C 72  
245/40 R17 91Y   C C 71  
205/45 R17 88V XL   C C 72  
215/45 R17 91Y XL   C C 72  
215/45 R17 91W XL   C C 72  
215/45 R17 87W   C C 71  
225/45 R17 94Y XL   C C 72  
225/45 R17 94V XL   C C 72  
225/45 R17 91Y   C C 71  
225/45 R17 94W XL   C C 72  
235/45 R17 94Y   C C 71  
235/45 R17 97W XL   C C 72  
235/45 R17 94W   C C 71  
245/45 R17 95Y   C C 71  
205/50 R17 89V   C C 71  
205/50 R17 93W XL   C C 72  
215/50 R17 95W XL   C C 72  
215/50 R17 91W   C C 71  
225/50 R17 98Y XL   C C 72  
215/55 R17 94W   C C 71  
225/55 R17 101W XL   B C 72  
225/40 R18 92W XL   C C 72  
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Size Price Range  
205/50 R17 £87.40 - £87.40 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £52.24 - £53.40 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £62.88 - £74.80 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 13 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Avon ZV5 Review

Vauxhall (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
I replaced a pair of budgets on the rear of the Signum about 2000 mls ago. I tend not to be a spirited/sporty/progressive sort of driver tending to keep my distance and driving a bit defensivly so can't comment on aquaplaning/wheel spinning/soft side walls on round-a-bouts etc but I can say that they are very quiet and still look brand new and haven't given me a single exciting moment. Very boring but I think I'll buy two more when the fronts are ready. Paid £66.00 for them which I think is a bargain.
19 - tyre reviewed on March 22, 2016   

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Given 57% (breakdown) while driving a Renault espace mk3 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 24,000 average miles
Fitted these as a full set approx 3 years ago, found them very good in wet or dry, but can be made to slip very easily in the wet if getting away from a junction in a fairly spirited style, never driven them on the limit in the wet, but they've always felt very secure unlike the ZV3' previously fitted which were on the skittish side,
Wear has been very good with at least another 10K miles life remaining in them, BUT, and in this case a VERY BIG But, ALL FOUR TYRES have developed Very Serious and dangerous defects with mass area cracking on the Tyre walls, plus cracked close to the wheel rims as well as in all of the roots between the tread blocks,
Two of the tyres started deflating regularly, which the Tyre fitter said was due to porous alloys and not the tyres, however having to use an emergency leak sealer to get me home one day revealed a considerable number of spots of the sealer leaking out of the Tyre wall,
The defects in all of the tyres is now extremely bad, possibly dangerous and requiring renewal of all 4x tyres well before they were due, I won't be fitting ZV5's again and because of the cracking can't recommend them to anyone,
Depending upon the response from Avon and the company that fitted, them, the new tyres may not be Avon replacements.
0 - tyre reviewed on May 2, 2017   
Given 70% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Fabia 1.2 (205/45 R16) on mostly country roads for 14,000 average miles
I bought the Fabia with Avon ZV5's all round and I can say I have never driven a car that tramlined so much on anything but smooth roads. The road noise seemed loud and the ride harsh. After having the tyres and steering geometry checked and cleared I was advised the tyres did not suit the car. I fitted Kumho Ku39's on the front and the car was transformed for the better. I'm now tempted to replace the rear Avons.
2 - tyre reviewed on March 11, 2017   
Given 94% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 523i tourer (225/55 R16 V) on mostly town for 20,500 easy going miles
Managed over 20.5k from rear tyres on BMW E39 523 touring, admittedly driven carefully by my wife. Would recommend these as very quiet and comfortable drive. Just ordered new ZV7's and am hoping for simular performance.
2 - tyre reviewed on December 28, 2016   
Given 71% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Fabia 1.2 (195/55 R15) on a combination of roads for 18,000 easy going miles
Bought these Avon ZT5 Tyres approx. 2 years ago they have lasted on my Skoda Fabia 1.2 ( on the front ) for approx. 18000 miles although not down to the wear indicator strip yet, its time to change approx. 2mm to 2.5mm tread left on them. I found them to satisfactory in the dry but in the wet I felt they where suspect and not as good as Dunlop Blueresponce or Continental both of which I've had fitted to the same car ...but I suppose you get what you pay for.....So I think they where ok for the money I paid but IF you get them Slow Down in the Wet. also road noise was acceptable.
1 - tyre reviewed on November 23, 2016   
Given 63% (breakdown) while driving a Ford S Max (215/60 R16) on a combination of roads for 6,000 easy going miles
Had a set of these on the rear of our Ford S-MAX TDCI 2ltr for 3-4k miles then transferred them to the front when my existing fronts (Dunlop BlueSportResponse) got low. The difference in `feel` was most noticeable, and not for the better! The Dunlop's felt like they were flat on the road, these Avon's feel like your driving on wobbly balloons....I kid you not! They don't feel unsafe but do make me think twice about the speed I'm going entering pretty much any corner over 30mph. Wear and grip seems OK but it's as if the side walls flex to much. It really has made me realise there can be such a difference in `feel` of a tyre. Wobbly coins it!
1 - tyre reviewed on September 11, 2016   

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