Dunlop SportMaxx RT

Dry Grip 91%
Wet Grip 88%
Road Feedback 84%
Progressiveness 83%
Wear 57%
Comfort 85%
Buy again 70%
Dunlop SportMaxx RT

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

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This tyre has been replaced by the Dunlop SportMaxx RT 2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 114 tyre reviews averaging 80% over 811,613 miles driven.

Reports

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
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Size Price Range  
205/50 R16 £66.46 - £76.63 (6 prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £48.42 - £61.15 (15 prices) Compare Prices >>
215/45 R17 £76.85 - £88.00 (7 prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £69.54 - £102.59 (37 prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £64.92 - £102.80 (52 prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 55 tyre sizes - View all.

Dunlop SportMaxx RT Reviews

Given 70% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A4 Avant 1.9tdi Sport (245/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 16,000 easy going miles
Fitting these tyres absolutely transformed the car after moving from a set of Avon ZZ3. The rumbling noise I had previously thought was a faulty rear wheel bearing had disappeared and the car felt incredibly smooth, soft and SO SO QUIET, I was honestly amazed. They are a really nice looking tyre, especially the smooth sidewall with minimal graphics, a nice tread pattern and logo embossed in the tread. Dry grip very good and stability and braking, especially in the wet, was superb. They really seemed to shift water well. On the whole, I thought I had found my ideal tyre...however there is one huge drawback. The wear is absolutely shocking, especially at 80-90 GBP per corner. 16k miles and they were down to the limit. For that reason I won't buy again, which is a shame as otherwise they would be perfect.
Find this review useful? | - tyre reviewed on May 23, 2016   
Given 89% (breakdown) while driving a Hyundai coupe 2.0 gls (215/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
Fitted these to all 4 corners, initial choice was due to excellent grip rating and low road noise. Instantly.... the car handled so much better, very comfortable and stuck to the road giving me the confidence to push the car through corners in both wet and dry conditions.
I am finding the wear rate to be a little higher than some HP tyres but not any more than other brands. Excellent through standing water and as mentioned.... fantastic grip overall.
Q, would i buy these tyres again.... A, Too right i would !
Find this review useful? | - tyre reviewed on May 16, 2016   
Given 79% (breakdown) while driving a SEAT Leon FR 2.0 TFSI (225/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
Bad feedback for sport tyre.....good grip...high wear
Find this review useful? | - tyre reviewed on April 12, 2016   
Given 74% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen mk7 Golf GTD (225/35 R19 W) on mostly motorways for 18,000 spirited miles
Good tyre and better on GTD than the GT version
Find this review useful? | - tyre reviewed on April 7, 2016   
Given 53% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk5 (225/40 R18 W) on mostly motorways for 12,000 average miles
These tires look good but all the published info about how good they were supposed to be is obviously not true based on the facts of my experience. Over the years I have tried various brands and I believe that some cars are suited to specific tires, driving style and road type and so on, therefore you get better wear etc. Because this is my belief and experience I wont express in detail my disappointment and annoyance as I have only achieved 15000 miles of mainly motorway miles. Obviously before some bright spark says it, no I don't just drive at 70 mph but come on.
Each to there own but for me I will not buy again.
Find this review useful? | - tyre reviewed on March 27, 2016   
Given 89% (breakdown) while driving a Mazda Mx5 2008 (205/50 R16) on mostly town for 30,000 average miles
After 45000km it still grips reasonably well and still has at least 20000km worth of tread. In my case the wear is good althought I mainly drive in town with occasional fast bursts. The only negative i find is soft side walls and slow steering response
Find this review useful? | - tyre reviewed on February 28, 2016   
Given 69% (breakdown) while driving a Volvo S60 D5 (185) (235/40 R19) on mostly motorways for 7,000 spirited miles
I have these fitted to my 2014 volvo S60 front,and have only done 7000 miles with them and they are down to 1.7mm.
I had done plenty of research but not on wearequest.
Stay clear of these if you have a performance car. Buy Bridgestone or Continental.
Find this review useful? | - tyre reviewed on December 2, 2015   
Given 91% (breakdown) while driving a Renault Clio III Dynamique 1.6 (205/50 R16 W) on mostly country roads for 38,000 spirited miles
The tyres were just great. It's time for me to change them, after 2 years and 60000 Km. The grip remains good and the wet performance is better than you expect. I had a problem with the wear and pressure should be a little higher (about 35), so that the tyres wouldn't be damaged.
I will buy again or try the Michelin PS3
Find this review useful? | - tyre reviewed on November 17, 2015   
Given 81% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A3 S Line Sportback 2.0 TDI 184 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
Absolutely love these tydes, they're quiet, comfortable and have superb levels of grip in the dry, not terrible in the wet either. The only issue I have with them is wear rate, I've done two front sets in about 15,000 miles, so the wear is shocking, however for the performance they offer I will be ordering again.
Find this review useful? | - tyre reviewed on November 8, 2015   
Given 86% (breakdown) while driving a Mazda 3 Series (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 18 average miles
I am on to my second set of these tyres (16' rims). These tyres are simply hold the road like glue. In the dry they are fantastic. Dry cornering is truely amazing and very progressive (not that I drive fast enough to get close to loss of traction, but my guess is the SP 20 would roll before the tyres let go). Wet traction not quite as good but still offers high degree of confidence. Wet cornering, the tyre works very well and still progressive - some understeer in wet conditions but only at quite low speeds with hard cornering - and possibly more due to the suspension geometry), no motorway aquaplaning experienced in very wet conditions (I replaced when 1 mm above the tread wear indicators). All tyres wore evenly on this fw drive with only 2 rotations.

For those complaining about wear on these tyres, I'd say that any AA traction rating will come with this drawback. If a dealership tries to sell you these for a large car (ie 6 cylinder or SUV or 4x4) then I'd ask for something else (eg a Pirelli P7 or Eagle Asymmetric etc). From my point of view, the performance well outweighs the wear issue in a medium sized car. There is a small drawback in terms of balance/noise niggles after rotation if left longer than recommended, but doesn't affect performance, and seems to scrub off pretty quickly.

The proof is in the pudding for me. I had my first set for just under 3 years (30 000 kms), and I didn't hesitate to get a second full set. NB in Australia we don't have the issue of needing winter tyres. We have very wet roads in the island state of Tasmania at times (and poor average road surfaces) - so for me this tyre is an all year round tyre (but can't speak to snow conditions). BTW our roads are pretty rough - I'd expect to get significantly more (say 20%) wear on really good motorways.

I got my second set discounted to $130 AU per corner fitted (down from $220 AU) It's always worth shopping around. The tyre wear isn't an issue at all if you get the right price. If you want performance without going silly with dollars, buy these.
Find this review useful? | - tyre reviewed on November 4, 2015   
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