Avon ZZ5

Dry Grip 89%
Wet Grip 83%
Road Feedback 82%
Handling 85%
Wear 69%
Comfort 81%
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 80 tyre reviews averaging 81% over 504,567 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 £58.66 - £86.36 (9 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R18 £85.08 - £105.58 (10 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/40 R18 £78.97 - £119.30 (15 Prices) Compare Prices >>
245/40 R18 £86.71 - £112.92 (17 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/35 R18 £95.09 - £103.60 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/35 R19 £113.27 - £125.98 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 18 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>
146 - tyre reviewed on April 24, 2016   

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Given 79% while driving a Vauxhall Insignia CDTI SRI 160 (245/45 R18 W) on mostly town for 9,000 average miles
Firstly i'll start by saying these tyres replaced a pair of rovelo RPX998 On the front of my 2011 vauxhall insignia diesel

Now I fully appeciate these are summer tyres however in the uk 95% of us just plow on with the same tyres, the previous tyres (rovelo) had no issues getting me home in the snow i even covered 400 miles during the beast from the east with the M1 covered in 7inch of snow at some points. The avons are dreadful in the snow, in fact i had these fitted in november 18 and all through the colder months they were hard and noisy. Once the weather warmed up they were a totally different tyre but after covering 4000 miles over winter they were down to 3.5mm tread.

Dry and wet grip has been brilliant and they are very hard to make understeer. I have done 5000 miles now over summer, including a 2100 mile round trip to the south of france and they are still on 3.5mm tread.

In conclusion i find these a very strange tyre, they are hopeless in the snow, average and noisy on cold days but great during summer. .

A few other reviews mention these tyres are noisy and give a failing wheel bearing drone when they are running low on tread which is an issue i have now, myself and two garages have checked the car for duff bearings and have found no issues..i guess it could be the tyres.

Would i buy again? Nah, i will be swapping these soon before winter, i might try the nexen su4
0 - tyre reviewed on September 17, 2019   
Given 79% while driving a Ford mondeo 2.2 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 10,000 spirited miles
good on a mondeo st grip well wead quickly though
0 - tyre reviewed on September 13, 2019   
These are the best tyres in the world. Watch now!
Given 61% while driving a BMW 520D M Sport Touring (245/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 19,000 average miles
A good all rounder grip wise, but really noisy at speed and under braking. Noise aside they a quality lost-lasting tyre. Trying a set of Cooper CS-Sport next.
0 - tyre reviewed on August 20, 2019   
Audi (255/40 R19) on mostly country roads for 18,000 easy going miles
Tyres were on car when purchased. They had not much mileage on them, as car was second hand. (3rd hand). Had them on a previous car so was happy with them being on it. Good performance all round, wet and dry. They wore in centre due to over inflation, no fault of the tyre. Now have become very noisey due to uneven thread depth. Like a failed wheel bearing. Due to be changed shortly. Will definitely consider them again.
2 - tyre reviewed on July 25, 2019   
Given 83% while driving a Ford Fiesta ST180 (205/40 R17 R) on mostly town for 500 spirited miles
I Have a Fiesta ST180 and have done 500 miles at moment these are a lot better than the Potenza fitted £69 each at National Tyres.
1 - tyre reviewed on July 4, 2019   

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