Dunlop Winter Sport 5

Dry Grip 89%
Wet Grip 91%
Road Feedback 81%
Handling 84%
Wear 84%
Comfort 81%
Buy again 89%

The Dunlop Winter Sport 5 is a Ultra High Performance Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D

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Tyre review data from 14 tyre reviews averaging 86% over 67,400 miles driven.


Tyre Test Highlights

2017 ADAC SUV Winter Tyre Test - 215/65 R16 - 1st of 16 tyres

  • Positive - A very balanced winter tyre with top marks in the wet. Good in the dry, and on snow and ice. Low fuel consumption.
  • Negative - None mentioned.

2016 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 225/45 R17 - 1st of 13 tyres

  • Positive - Very balanced, especially good on wet and snow, good on dry and icy roads, low fuel consumption

2015 Auto Bild Performance Winter Tyre Test - 1st of 8 tyres

  • Positive - Excellent winter tire with sporty and dynamic handling characteristics in all weather conditions, best safety reserves under aquaplaning, precise steering with good feedback, short braking distance in the wet and dry
  • Negative - Only average ride comfort
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
195/55 R15 85H   C B 69 7.10kgs
195/65 R15 91H   C B 69 7.61kgs
205/65 R15 94T   C B 68 8.53kgs
205/65 R15 94H   C B 68 8.53kgs
195/55 R16 87H   C B 68 7.51kgs
205/55 R16 94H XL   C B 70 9.00kgs
205/55 R16 94V XL   C B 70 9.01kgs
205/55 R16 91H   C B 69 8.16kgs
205/55 R16 91T   C B 69 8.50kgs
215/55 R16 93H   C B 70 8.25kgs
215/55 R16 97H XL   C B 70 8.76kgs
225/55 R16 95H   C B 69 9.77kgs
225/55 R16 99H XL   C B 69 10.35kgs
225/55 R16 99V XL   C B 69 10.23kgs
205/60 R16 96H XL   C B 70 9.04kgs
205/60 R16 92H   C B 69 8.63kgs
215/60 R16 99H XL   C B 70 9.57kgs
215/60 R16 95H   C B 69 9.06kgs
235/60 R16 100H   C B 70 10.26kgs
215/65 R16 98H   C B 70 9.33kgs
215/65 R16 98T   C B 69 9.33kgs
215/45 R17 91V XL   C B 69 8.57kgs
225/45 R17 94V XL   C B 70 9.01kgs
225/45 R17 94H XL   C B 70 9.01kgs
225/45 R17 91H   C B 70 8.48kgs
235/45 R17 97V XL   C B 70 9.78kgs
245/45 R17 99V XL   E B 70 10.36kgs
205/50 R17 93V XL   C B 70 8.61kgs
205/50 R17 93H XL   C B 70 8.61kgs
215/50 R17 91H   C B 69 8.57kgs
215/50 R17 95V XL   C B 70 9.10kgs
225/50 R17 98V XL   C B 70 9.74kgs
225/50 R17 98H XL   C B 70 9.74kgs
225/50 R17 94H   C B 70 9.20kgs
215/55 R17 98V XL   C B 69 9.93kgs
225/55 R17 101V XL   C B 69 10.38kgs
225/40 R18 92V XL   E B 71 9.58kgs
235/40 R18 95V XL   E B 70 9.95kgs
245/40 R18 97V XL   C B 70 10.56kgs
225/45 R18 95V XL   E B 71 9.77kgs
235/45 R18 98V XL   C B 70 10.24kgs
245/45 R18 100V XL   C B 69 10.77kgs
255/45 R18 103V XL   C B 70 11.25kgs
235/50 R18 101V XL   C B 70 10.74kgs
245/40 R19 98V XL   C B 70 10.98kgs
255/40 R19 100V XL   C B 72 11.34kgs

Questions and Answers for the Dunlop Winter Sport 5

2016-10-07 - What is the comfort temperature (max/min) for this tyre?

The Dunlop Winter Sport 5 can be used in any temperatures, however it is recommended you fit and use winter tyres only when the temperatures are consistently under 7c.

2016-11-17 - How to fit correctly the tyres on the wheel -where should be the yellow mark lines placed? outside or inside?

The Dunlop Winter Sport 5 is a directional winter tyre, and as such has no inside or outside. The sidewall will have an arrow indicating forward rotation, you should go by this indication.

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Size Price Range  
215/60 R16 £92.81 - £104.86 (15 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £113.00 - £120.30 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £100.00 - £120.50 (19 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/50 R17 £100.50 - £172.60 (32 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/50 R18 £155.00 - £165.40 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 46 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Dunlop Winter Sport 5 Review

Given 81% (breakdown) while driving a Audi 1.8T Quattro (225/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 24,000 spirited miles
I bought these as the successor to Dunlop WinterSport4 which I had been very happy with before, especially with wet grip and good feel in wet/poor conditions. Living and driving around Scotland I use the WinterSport as an all-season tyre. The 5's have improved in all areas and especially in dry handling which was a slight letdown with the 4's. Performance now tails off above around 12 degrees ambient, compared to around 7 degrees with the 4's. At high speed in summer the tyres can get a little 'floaty', but for me this is an acceptable compromise to the excellent grip in cold wet conditions. Sidewalls also seem stronger as the 4's were prone to nicks. Wear is similar if not a little better; got around 22/23K from the 4's when on all year and around 24K for the 5's. All in all a great winter tyre with acceptable all-year round performance for those of us in more Northern areas.
36 - tyre reviewed on September 24, 2016   

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Given 87% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Yeti 4 x 4 (225/50 R17) on mostly country roads for 4,000 spirited miles
These are great tyres, end of. I've had my Yeti since new -nearly 6 years now & I'd never run a 4 wheel drive car before or used winter tyres. In that time I've run Vredestein Wintrac Extremes initially, then Pirelli Sottozero 3s & now the Dunlop Wintersport 5s. Although the Vredersteins were great & really opened my eyes to the abilities of decent winter tyres, the Pirellis were an improvement, but not by as much as the difference between the Pirellis & the Dunlops. The snow, & in particular ice performance advantage of these Wintersport 5s is really noticable. My car is over 200hp & has 430nm torque but traction is never a problem & it has the same brakes as a Golf GTi with all Brembo hardware fitted, yet even in really bad conditions these tyres just grip. Slight, very slow speed understeer in snow is their only tiny flaw, but disappears as speed increases. A recent early morning commute in a complete white out before any tyre tracks in the snow revealed the same level of grip as a wet road, amazing. I don't normally buy the same tyres again as I always try to replace them in sets of 4 & as time moves on, tyre technology advances & so does tyre performance, but these might prove to be an exception. They're very impressive. Wet grip, aquaplane protection, ride comfort & quietness are all right up there. The Pirellis were nearly as good in these conditions, but the economy of the car also seems to have slightly improved & with the significant increase in snow & ice performance, the Dunlops are definitely in a class above.
0 - tyre reviewed on December 19, 2017   
Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a Volvo XC70 D5 (235/50 R18 V) on mostly country roads for 700 spirited miles
The quality of this tyre (load factor 101) matches that the Conti Winter Contact TS830 P. Driven on Volvo XC70 D5 AWD manual, on A54 (Congleton-Buxton, on ice), A537 and A53 (sludge, wet snow) and A57 Snake Pass (1 1/2" dry snow). I could do 45 mph w/o any slipping and sliding. Road noise is limited. Fuel economy good.
4 - tyre reviewed on November 28, 2017   
Given 74% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 325d M Sport (225/45 R17 T) on mostly motorways for 8,000 easy going miles
I bought these tires for my BMW e90, I did not had the chance to drive in snow with them but on dry and wet roads they have good grip. The problem is I need to keep them overinflated otherwise the steering response is mushy and too soft . For this reason the comfort is reduced. It seems they hold well and probably will last 30 000 km.
5 - tyre reviewed on March 23, 2017   
Given 100% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 330xi (225/40 R18) on mostly town for 100 spirited miles
I fitted 4 tyres on my car 2 days ago and I'm very impressed! The temperature now in Varna, Bulgaria is between -5 and 0 deg. C and I have lots of grip in any condition - Dry, Wet, Snow, even on ice they stopped the car in 2-3 TIMES shorter distance comparing the Lassa Snoways Era, that I hade till now. I can't compare them with other UHP tyres, as I have no experiense with the present models of any other top-brand, but I'm absolutely happy with the choise I made! I strongly recommend them to anybody driving spirited in any conditions.
7 - tyre reviewed on January 21, 2017   

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