Dunlop SportMaxx RT

Dry Grip 89%
Wet Grip 86%
Road Feedback 84%
Handling 82%
Wear 59%
Comfort 83%
Buy again 70%

The Dunlop SportMaxx RT is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx TT

This tyre has been replaced by the Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2

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Tyre review data from 152 tyre reviews averaging 79% over 1,400,323 miles driven.

Reports

Latest Group Test Results

2015 AZ 225/40 R18 Summer Tyre Test - 4th of 14 tyres

  • Positive - Short braking distances on wet surfaces, short braking distance on dry roads, low rolling resistance
  • Negative - Slow response to steering and a tendency to understeer in the dry

2015 EVO Magazine Performance Tyre Test - 6th of 10 tyres

  • Overall - The Dunlop performed consistently, but not outstandingly in any test, other than straight line aquaplaning.

2015 Sport Auto 235/35 R19 UHP Tyre Test - 4th of 7 tyres

  • Positive - Good handling on wet roads, short braking distance on dry roads, very low rolling resistance, low noise level
  • Negative - Relatively long braking distances on wet surfaces, slow reaction to the steering in the dry
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
205/45 R16 83W   E A 67 7.81kgs
205/50 R16 87W   E A 66 8.31kgs
225/50 R16 92Y   E A 67 9.46kgs
205/55 R16 91W   E B 67 8.62kgs
205/55 R16 91Y   E A 67 9.60kgs
205/55 R16 91Y   E B 67  
215/55 R16 97Y XL   C A 67 9.60kgs
215/55 R16 93Y   C A 67 9.60kgs
215/55 R16 97Y XL Segment 2 E B 67  
215/55 R16 93Y Segment 2 E B 67  
225/55 R16 99Y XL   C B 67 10.13kgs
225/55 R16 95Y   C A 67 9.99kgs
225/55 R16 95Y   E B 67  
195/40 R17 81V XL   E B 70 8.41kgs
215/40 R17 87W XL   C A 68 8.78kgs
245/40 R17 91Y   C A 67 9.62kgs
245/40 R17 91Y Segment 2 E A 67  
205/45 R17 88W XL   B B 66 8.33kgs
205/45 R17 88W XL   C B 66 9.33kgs
215/45 R17 91Y XL   E B 67  
215/45 R17 91Y XL   C A 67 8.48kgs
225/45 R17 91W   C B 67 9.19kgs
225/45 R17 91W   B A 69 9.13kgs
225/45 R17 91Y   C A 67 8.48kgs
225/45 R17 94Y XL   C A 67 8.42kgs
225/45 R17 94W XL   C B 67 9.36kgs
225/45 R17 91Y   E A 67  
225/45 R17 91Y Segment 2 C B 67  
225/45 R17 91Y   E B 69 9.14kgs
225/45 R17 94Y XL   E B 67  
225/45 R17 91Y   E B 67  
235/45 R17 94Y Segment 2 E A 68  
235/45 R17 94Y   C A 68 10.31kgs
235/45 R17 97Y XL   E B 68  
235/45 R17 97Y XL   C A 68 10.31kgs
245/45 R17 95Y   E A 68  
245/45 R17 95Y   C A 68 9.94kgs
205/50 R17 93Y XL Segment 2 E B 65  
205/50 R17 93Y XL   C A 65 8.81kgs
215/50 R17 95Y XL   E A 67 9.15kgs
215/50 R17 91Y   E A 67 9.15kgs
215/50 R17 95Y XL   E B 67  
225/50 R17 98Y XL   E B 67  
225/50 R17 94Y   E A 67  
225/50 R17 98Y XL Segment 2 B A 67  
225/50 R17 94Y Segment 2 C A 67  
225/50 R17 98Y XL   B A 68 9.84kgs
215/55 R17 94Y   E A 67 9.68kgs
225/55 R17 101Y XL   C A 67 10.37kgs
225/55 R17 101Y XL   C B 67  
225/55 R17 97Y   C A 67 10.30kgs
235/55 R17 99V   C A 67 11.49kgs
235/55 R17 103Y XL   C B 68  
235/55 R17 103Y XL   C A 68 10.68kgs
235/55 R17 99V   C C 68  
245/35 R18 92Y XL   C A 68 9.74kgs
255/35 R18 94Y XL   C A 68 10.76kgs
265/35 R18 97Y XL Segment 2 C A 69  
275/35 R18 95Y   C A 69 11.18kgs
205/40 R18 86Y XL   E A 69 10.18kgs
205/40 R18 86W XL   C B 66 8.81kgs
225/40 R18 92Y XL   E A 68  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   C A 68 9.52kgs
225/40 R18 92Y XL Segment 2 C A 68  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   B A 69 8.72kgs
225/40 R18 92Y XL   F A 67 9.75kgs
235/40 R18 95Y XL   E A 68  
235/40 R18 95Y XL   C A 68 10.56kgs
245/40 R18 93Y Segment 2 E A 68  
245/40 R18 97Y XL Segment 2 E A 68  
245/40 R18 97Y XL Segment 2 C A 68  
225/45 R18 95Y XL   E B 69 9.89kgs
225/45 R18 95Y XL Segment 2 C A 67  
225/45 R18 95Y XL   B A 68 9.58kgs
235/45 R18 98Y XL   C B 68 10.21kgs
245/45 R18 100Y XL   C A 68 10.67kgs
245/45 R18 100Y XL   C A 68  
255/45 R18 99Y   C A 68 11.07kgs
245/50 R18 100W   C A 68 12.86kgs
255/30 R19 91Y XL   C A 68 10.13kgs
285/30 R19 98Y XL   C A 69 12.57kgs
225/35 R19 88Y XL   C A 67 9.24kgs
235/35 R19 91Y XL   E A 69 10.96kgs
235/35 R19 91Y XL   F A 68 11.16kgs
235/35 R19 91Y XL Segment 2 C A 68  
245/35 R19 93Y XL Segment 2 C A 69  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   C A 69 11.23kgs
255/35 R19 96Y XL   C A 69 10.70kgs
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E A 70 11.77kgs
265/35 R19 98Y XL   E A 71 12.56kgs
225/40 R19 93Y XL   C A 68 10.38kgs
225/40 R19 93Y XL   C A 69 9.33kgs
235/40 R19 96Y XL   C A 68 10.71kgs
245/40 R19 98Y XL   C A 68 9.95kgs
255/40 R19 100Y XL   C A 69 11.94kgs
275/40 R19 101Y   C C 70 14.04kgs
275/40 R19 101Y   E A 67 14.45kgs
275/40 R19 101Y   C A 69  
225/45 R19 92W   C A 67 11.36kgs
245/45 R19 102Y XL   C A 68 13.19kgs
245/45 R19 102Y XL   C A 68 10.89kgs
235/55 R19 101W   C A 69 13.83kgs
305/25 R20 97Y XL   C A 70 12.90kgs
255/30 R20 92Y XL   E A 68 10.90kgs
285/30 R20 99Y XL   C A 69 12.41kgs
255/35 R20 97Y XL   C A 69 11.66kgs
305/25 R21 98Y XL Segment 2 C A 70  
255/30 R21 93Y XL   E A 68 10.75kgs
275/30 R21 98Y XL   F B 70 13.43kgs
335/25 R22 105Y XL   C A 71 15.75kgs
295/30 R22 103Y XL   C A 70 14.23kgs

Questions and Answers for the Dunlop SportMaxx RT

2016-07-30 - i have dunlop 225/45zr17 on my skoda suberb and i have 39000 kilometers on what millage would i expecp to get

That is excellent mileage for the Dunlop SportMaxx RT, especially if it is the front pair of tyres.


2016-10-08 - What is the correct psi for these tyres

The tyre pressure for the Dunlop Sport Maxx RT is vehicle and load specific. The correct tyre pressure for your vehicle can usually be found on a sticker in the door shut of the driver's door, or in the manufacturer's handbook.


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Size Price Range  
205/50 R16 £77.10 - £84.92 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £52.90 - £95.20 (20 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/55 R16 £86.70 - £144.80 (20 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £75.50 - £118.90 (32 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £64.80 - £86.80 (33 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 38 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Dunlop SportMaxx RT Review

Given 91% while driving a Ford Mondeo Titanium X (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 6,000 spirited miles
Excellent tyre, fantastic performance.
56 - tyre reviewed on December 8, 2012   

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Given 80% while driving a BMW 320D (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 20,000 average miles
Tyre with excellent performances.
Will definetly buy them again.
2 - tyre reviewed on February 17, 2019   
Given 66% while driving a Nissan Qashqai (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 0 spirited miles
Good grip in the dry, acceptable but nothing to shout about in the wet. In snow or slush, absolutely useless !!
2 - tyre reviewed on February 3, 2019   
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Given 69% while driving a Skoda Octavia estate (225/45 R17 W) on mostly town for 9,000 easy going miles
Factory fitted from new on 2017 Skoda Octavia 2l diesel estate and have done 9k in 12 months but the fronts are not wearing as well as I would have hoped. As my daily commute includes parking on the fourth floor of a multi-storey car park and with a heavy engine this could explain the wear on the tyre shoulders but on longer drives they are quiet and sure footed giving no cause for concern.
The scores are based on this experience and could well be bettered with a different driving profile.
0 - tyre reviewed on October 27, 2018   
Given 69% while driving a Skoda Octavia estate (225/45 R17 W) on mostly town for 9,000 easy going miles
Factory fitted from new on 2017 Skoda Octavia 2l diesel estate and have done 9k in 12 months but the fronts are not wearing as well as I would have hoped. As my daily commute includes parking on the fourth floor of a multi-storey car park and with a heavy engine this could explain the wear on the tyre shoulders but on longer drives they are quiet and sure footed giving no cause for concern.
The scores are based on this experience and could well be bettered with a different driving profile.
3 - tyre reviewed on October 25, 2018   
Given 74% while driving a Volkswagen Golf Mk6 1.4 TSI 160 (205/55 R16 W) on a combination of roads for 40,000 spirited miles
I'm reviewing the second set of these tyres that I'm using for the last six years (3 years and about 20000 km each set) driving in city and motorways. Most of my driving experience with these tyres is in dry conditions and temperatures above 15 degrees were grip and handling is excellent. The good road feedback in dry conditions and the safe '' feeling'' at high motorway speeds are the main reasons I bought them again since in the 205 55 16 dimension are one of the best sport tyres. I don't like the feedback of the premium tyres that dominate the aforementioned dimension.
The bad thing is that they don't last much. Treadware is 240 so they are pretty soft and easily worn in hursh roads. On the other hand in hot conditions they do not dry up fast, (hair thin cracks) maybe because they are too soft and wear fast so new rubber comes to surface and replaces the dryed one (personal explanation) . Mine lasted three years but with a rather low km per year (10k) use.
Can't say much for the wet. In wet conditions in city they tend to loose grip easily. Now that they are worn don't provide enough confidence on wet roads.
I will replace them with pilot sport 4.
0 - tyre reviewed on October 23, 2018   

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