GT Radial SportActive

Dry Grip 77%
Wet Grip 60%
Road Feedback 72%
Handling 70%
Wear 92%
Comfort 77%
Buy again 73%

The GT Radial SportActive is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the GT Radial Champiro HPY

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Tyre review data from 6 tyre reviews averaging 74% over 29,308 miles driven.


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2016 GTU Performance Summer Tyre Test - 12th of 14 tyres

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    Size Price Range  
    225/40 R18 £57.00 - £57.00 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    225/45 R17 £56.00 - £56.00 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    225/45 R19 £90.00 - £90.00 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    245/35 R19 £83.00 - £83.00 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    Available in 27 tyre sizes - View all.

    Top GT Radial SportActive Review

    Given 83% while driving a Volkswagen 1.8 20vT Sport (225/40 R18 W) on mostly country roads for 8,300 spirited miles
    The tyre is excellent in dry conditions, sharp reactions, superb handling. It has an unbelievable mileage! I have now driven over 7.000 miles and has used LESS than 1MM !!! Expected life OVER 30.000 MILES!!!

    On the wet, the tyre is not a s good as the premium brands, but still very effective. Handling is sharp again, and the tyre give a very good feeling to the steering.
    Could be a bit more quiet at high speed , and it is very hard. This is excellent for the track, maybe a bit less for daily home to office journey.
    Still, a very good tyre !! Good job!
    61 - tyre reviewed on August 19, 2016   

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    Given 47% while driving a Audi TT (245/35 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
    These tyres came fitted to my 2015 TT TFSI Quattro when bought as an approved used car - They seem to be ok when the roads are dry and warm in these conditions the handling is reasonable. I have much less confidence in the wet though . In a straight line they are fine but are dreadful in corners. I'm not sure whether they do not suit my car with it being 4 wheel drive but they loose traction really easily in corners so much so I have no confidence in them when driving in damp/wet conditions. I think they must be a really hard compound as there are no visible signs of wear whatsoever and after 5000 miles are still showing 8mm on all 4 corners. According to the other reviews They appear to work well on other types of vehicles but recommend you don't use if you have a TT Quattro. Will be changing as soon as I can before winter sets in.
    1 - tyre reviewed on August 29, 2018   
    Given 86% while driving a Mazda 6 Estate 2.2D Soport (225/45 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
    Couldn't justify the cost of Bridgestones that my Mazda 6 Sport came with at nearly £200 a corner fitted, so glad, as these new GT Radial Sportactive are far smoother with less noise and half the price. So far handling has been equally as good as the Premium Brand for the type of driving I do.

    At this price point will deffo look at these again for my next change, which is hopefully in a few year's time!
    0 - tyre reviewed on May 30, 2018   
    What's better in the snow, a 4x4 or winter tyres? Watch the video to find out!
    Given 83% while driving a Nissan 350z (225/45 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 8 average miles
    Brought these to replace my previous tyres which were worn out. Used on a 2005 350z, Put about 8,000 miles on them so far and they are a good tyre, haven't worn down noticeably tread still looks good. Grip very well in the dry and cornering is progressive with them, you know when you are near the limit, used on an everyday driver and the occasional thrash when conditions/roads allow and they hold up nicely particularly when warmer.

    Braking seems to be good with these too in both the wet and dry nice, sharp and predictable.

    I managed to get up steep 30 degree inclines in the snow when we had some bad conditions in the UK without too much difficulty as long as you're careful these are not too bad at all and I managed to still get around when other people could not even move off baring in mind with a 320hp rwd car.

    In the wet again as long as you are sensible they hold up more than good enough to be honest have been able to throw the car around as usual. Am extremely impressed with these tyres a good compromise against the Uniroyal Rainsports which did have slightly better wet grip and a firmer ride but they also cost a lot more but overall not much difference.

    I drive on varied roads daily, Motorway , country roads and sometimes town.

    These are good if you want low tyre noise, sharp handling, confident feedback and low wear good for daily driving and the occasional thrash.

    ****A word of warning though, when I first used these it was wet and they were attrocious for say the first 50 miles, perhaps its just part of wearing in so don't be put off let them bed in they are a really good tyre :).*****
    0 - tyre reviewed on April 26, 2018   
    Given 99% while driving a Ford Focus ST 225 (2003 2007) (225/40 R18) on mostly country roads for 8,000 spirited miles
    Brilliant. For the money they handle so well. Better than Rainsports for me!
    10 - tyre reviewed on June 10, 2017   
    Given 49% while driving a Saab Automobile 9 3 Vector Sport TiD 150 Saloon (225/45 R17 W) on mostly motorways for 7,000 average miles
    Planning to sell my car, I bought a pair of these cheap tyres replacing the Goodyear Eagle F1's on the front wheels of my Saab 1.9 Tid. Dry grip is acceptable, they seem to last quite long (been 7000 miles so far and they look new) and that's about it. Wet grip, feedback and handling are awful for what you'd expect from a 'performance tyre'. Goes in aquaplaning very easily, even when new.
    These are NOT performance tyres as advertised. If you're looking for proper performance tyres you might be better off buying part-worn premium tyres like Conti Sportcontact, Michelin Pilot Sport etc. However, if you're only looking for a pair of tyres to run your car legally as I was, they will do the job.
    Here's a test from erman vehicle inspection organisation GTÜ:
    12 - tyre reviewed on March 22, 2017   

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