Matador MP 44 Elite 3

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 84%
Road Feedback 85%
Handling 71%
Wear 81%
Comfort 78%
Buy again 88%

The Matador MP 44 Elite 3 is a High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

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Tyre review data from 16 tyre reviews averaging 82% over 65,313 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2018 AutoBild Summer Tyre Overview - 23rd of 47 tyres

2016 Market Overview - Braking Test - 20th of 50 tyres

2014 Auto Review Summer Tyre Test - 205/55 R16 - 11th of 16 tyres

  • Positive - Good grip in the wet and dry
  • Negative - Low level of comfort
  • Overall - Matador tyres success in its segment is easy to predict,the Slovak company Matador is 100 percent owned concern Continental. Previously, the Matador and produced by the joint venture Matador Omskshina in Omsk, but now the company will produce for the Continental part of Russian models at its plant in Kaluga, and part - supply of Slovakia. According to the brake test on wet roads, the Matador is in third place! And on the road handling can go fast. Slightly quick transition to slip, but the car remains under control. On dry pavement tyres Matador also work perfectly: good braking characteristics, the turns can go quickly and without fear of slides - the car continues to uniquely respond to the steering and traction. Noise and smoothness - average. Overall a very good combination of price and quality. Recommended.
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Top Matador MP 44 Elite 3 Review

Given 100% while driving a Volkswagen Golf Gt sport Tdi (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
I am lost for words excelent tyres through an through great grip in the wet an dry i just cant not rate these tyres high enough!!!
wish i had gone with them long time ago.
got mine in tyres direct ni in lurgan who are the only matador dealers in the whole town.
i was reassured by the sales person and since have visited the tyre center again to thank them on the great recommendation,
8 - tyre reviewed on June 8, 2012   

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Given 77% while driving a Opel Astra H GTC (205/55 R16) on mostly country roads for 0 spirited miles
Good tyre, made some research, this page convinced me to buy them, very good in dry, good in wet, not bad on wear, litle bit noisy. Excelent price, for 205/55 r16 some 45 euro/piece with install. Driving style not agressive, but sometimes on the open road and corners a bit speedier, allways confident with this tyre. Some 20000 km on them, still good.
3 - tyre reviewed on April 10, 2017   
Given 96% while driving a Renault Megane (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 1,200 average miles
MP 44 Elite 3 tires are great for a reasonable price! Drove 2000 km and I am very pleased with their behavior, both dry and wet. Good job Matador!
3 - tyre reviewed on July 30, 2014   
These are the best tyres in the world. Watch now!
Given 91% while driving a Volvo S40 1.8SE (205/50 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 200 average miles
Excellent tyres. Fantastic wet and dry grip! Quiet as well with sufficient road feedback. They are excellent value for money and perform very well.

Highly recommended.
1 - tyre reviewed on October 5, 2013   
Given 91% while driving a Nissan Note SE (185/65 R15 H) on mostly town for 3,000 average miles
For the money these Matadors have proved to be an excellent buy. I was running on Kumho Solus KH17 and I found they wore out quickly and weren't great in the wet. I researched these at length and I'm well pleased with the end result.
1 - tyre reviewed on June 24, 2013   
Given 90% while driving a Rover rover 200 turbo coupe (195/55 R15 V) on mostly country roads for 4,000 average miles
on the back of an old rover 200 turbo coupe(nexens reviewed for the front)
good honest tyre and no complaints
on all but something special a fellow would not know the difference between these and much more fancy tyres
+ i would not say the turbo is slow either and older fashioned handling(hrumph)
1 - tyre reviewed on February 3, 2013   

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