Avon ZZ5

Dry Grip 89%
Wet Grip 82%
Road Feedback 82%
Handling 85%
Wear 68%
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 73 tyre reviews averaging 81% over 441,067 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 £65.40 - £78.08 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/40 R18 £84.64 - £171.30 (12 Prices) Compare Prices >>
245/40 R18 £90.10 - £105.07 (13 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/35 R18 £94.40 - £102.90 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/35 R19 £106.93 - £124.60 (12 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 19 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>
128 - tyre reviewed on April 24, 2016   

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Given 44% while driving a Vauxhall Insignia CDTI SRI 160 (245/40 R19) on a combination of roads for 30,000 average miles
Typical Avon tyres, cracked and split before the tread is even near the 3.0mm limit to generate an MOT advisory. Tyres seemed to create a lot of road noise through the car, number of people commented on the constant droning noise from the rear wheels which is where the tyres were fit. Have had similar cracking and splitting with Avons before, certainly wouldn't ever buy them again.
0 - tyre reviewed on March 4, 2019   
Given 87% while driving a Audi A6 Allroad 3.0 TDI (245/45 R18 V) on mostly country roads for 7,000 average miles
Pleased with these tyres. Used on a heavy Audi A6 Quattro the fronts are obviously wearing quicker but at this rate I am estimating 15k on fronts to wear indicator and 21k rears. Not used in snow yet but best performance in wet. Slight drift when new in dry but as bedding in they're the best dry grip tyres I've used when compared to Michelin, Pirelli and Continental. I would buy again but perhaps go for the all season tyres from Avon due to living innorth of Scotland.
2 - tyre reviewed on December 17, 2018   
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Given 87% while driving a Honda Civic Type R (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 3,000 spirited miles
Had a few brands of tyre for my Civics over the years . The Avons were certainly up their with the best iv had . Dry grip is excellent , wet grip is very good - only beaten by continentals IMO . They have worn pretty well , continentals would have been done by now . A great all round tyre and a good but cheaper than other premium brands , will be buying another set when the time comes
3 - tyre reviewed on October 30, 2018   
Given 37% while driving a Volkswagen bora tdi (225/40 R18 W) on mostly motorways for 1,100 average miles
DO NOT BUY . 1100 MILES OF DRIVING AND NEED REPLACED . I drive a 2002 vw bora 1.9tdi . No wheelspin , no fast driving , no chucking it round corners . Bought 4 June/ July 2018 . Fitted onto new wheels 5th August 2018 . It's 26th Sept 2018 and I now need to go replace the two front tyres. Already down to tread wear indicators. £72 ish per tyre I paid . Would have been better off with part worn tyres . Would have lasted longer .
28 - tyre reviewed on September 26, 2018   
Given 92% while driving a Vauxhall Insignia 1.4T (245/45 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
These replaced two cheap ditch finders and two OEM Bridgestone RE050's on my car when I bought it. Cheap front tyres we're awful and Bridgestones were rock hard, noisy and had poor grip.

Fitting four ZZ5's on the car improved noise level in the cabin (massively reduced noise), ride comfort (smoother and more forgiving), handling (more precise and responsive) and gave me a lot more confidence in both wet and dry at speed.

These are great tyres, and over 25% cheaper than most premium options that are no better (and often worse)
on grip. Where ZZ5's perhaps don't match as well is fuel efficiency (slightly higher rolling resistance), however grip and ride comfort comes first in my book (both excellent), and I haven't noticed a huge drop in fuel efficiency yet.

Too early to comment on wear, but I usually get at least 25k from fronts and 35k from rears. If I get within 5k miles of those figures I'll be quite happy.
2 - tyre reviewed on September 24, 2018   

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