Avon ZZ5

Dry Grip 89%
Wet Grip 83%
Road Feedback 83%
Handling 85%
Wear 70%
Comfort 82%
Buy again 78%

The Avon ZZ5 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Avon ZZ3

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Tyre review data from 82 tyre reviews averaging 81% over 530,567 miles driven.

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Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
205/40 R17 84W XL   E A 70  
205/45 R17 88W XL   E A 70  
255/35 R18 94Y XL   E A 71  
255/35 R18 94Y XL   E B 71  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   E A 70  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   E B 70  
235/40 R18 95Y XL   E B 69  
235/40 R18 91Y   E A 69  
235/40 R18 91Y   E B 69  
235/40 R18 95Y XL   E A 69  
245/40 R18 97Y XL   E A 70  
245/40 R18 93Y   E A 69  
245/40 R18 93Y   E B 69  
245/40 R18 97Y XL   E B 70  
225/45 R18 95Y XL   E A 70  
235/45 R18 98Y XL   E A 70  
245/45 R18 100Y XL   E A 70  
245/45 R18 100W XL   E B 70  
245/45 R18 100W XL   E A 70  
245/45 R18 100Y XL   E B 70  
255/45 R18 99Y   E A 70  
255/45 R18 103Y XL   E A 71  
235/35 R19 91Y XL   E B 70  
235/35 R19 91Y XL   E A 70  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E A 71  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E B 71  
245/40 R19 98Y XL   E A 70  

Questions and Answers for the Avon ZZ5

2018-03-07 - Do you know if AVON ever put their car tyres forward for comparison against their rivals? I believe Avon to be a respected British tyre company but i can never seem to find them appear in the tyre tests. Because i want to support British companies i have 2 cars both with full sets of avon ZZ5 which i find to be excellent but it troubles me that i cant see them reviewed against direct rivals Do they have something to hide?

The Avon ZZ5 is quite an old tyre now. If you look at a newer pattern, such as the Avon ZV7, it has been tested and scores comparatively well for its price point.


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Size Price Range  
225/40 R18 £71.90 - £79.50 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R18 £81.00 - £105.52 (9 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/40 R18 £78.80 - £114.01 (15 Prices) Compare Prices >>
245/40 R18 £86.40 - £107.46 (15 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/35 R19 £118.00 - £131.10 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 17 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Avon ZZ5 Review

Given 98% while driving a Volkswagen MKV GTI (225/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
PERFECTLY SUITED TO MY CAR.VERY SECURE WET WEATHER PERFORMANCE.DRY GRIP AND STEERING FEEL VERY PLEASING>STILL TRYING TO FIND A DOWNSIDE TO THE BEST TYRE I HAVE EVER PUT ON MY CAR>
155 - tyre reviewed on April 24, 2016   

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Given 74% while driving a Ford S Max Titanium X Sport (225/45 R18 W) on mostly motorways for 10,000 spirited miles
While these tyres perform well in dry and wet conditions after 10000 miles I can say predominant dry driving will wear these tyres quickly. Switching tyres back to front half way is advised as the drive tryes lose adhesion after some wear, which translates poor wet driving grip.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 9, 2019   
Given 81% while driving a Fiat 500 Abarth (205/40 R17) on a combination of roads for 4 spirited miles
Fitted these tyres after acquiring some larger OEM wheels with no tyres. I’d shopped around and looked at alternatives from Pirelli, hankook and Michelin but decided on Avon’s due to reviews and price (cost me £277 fitted)

These tyres grip very well in the dry even when pushing the car, they seem to gradually lose grip and push into underdetermined but I have to really push the car to get that to happen.

In the wet they also have a good amount of grip. Not as good the uniroyal rainsport 3 tyres I was running previously. Although they still grip at 50 mph during corners in the cold wet weather.

After 4,500 miles they seem to be wearing well with a good amount of tread remaining, that’s being fitted to my 165bhp Abarth. They’re a bit noisy and uncomfortable but then again the car isn’t so it could just be the car and not the tyres
0 - tyre reviewed on November 7, 2019   
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Given 76% while driving a MG ZTT 135 diesel (225/45 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
I loved these tyres when I first bought them. First thing I noticed was how quiet they were. Very grippy in the wet, dry and all summer tyre conditions (but not tried them in the ice and snow). Great driving feedback and fairly progressive too. Wear initially appeared to be good, but after less than 10,000 miles, both are now down to the tread wear markers. I don't drive aggressively and given that all other sets of tyres on the same car have outlasted these, I can't recommend them. A shame because in all other respects these are excellent. If Avon sorted out the wear, they'd have a winner on their hands.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 4, 2019   
Given 86% while driving a Ford Focus (235/45 R18) on mostly country roads for 4,000 spirited miles
Best tyre I've used won't put anything else on my focus st
0 - tyre reviewed on October 13, 2019   
Given 100% while driving a Mazda MX5 bbr tuned (205/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 22,000 spirited miles
mx5 bbr super 200
after 22000 miles of spirited driving, i have replaced the ZZ5 avons on the rear of my mx5 at 3mm tread remaining.
they have performed, in every area, extremely well, in all conditions,( not driven in snow)
they have never let go...i have tried.
they have taken me on fast road trips around Scotland (twice) and wales (twice)
as well as 2500 miles through France down to Spain and back....never a problem.
the best tyre i have ever had.
0 - tyre reviewed on October 10, 2019   

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