Maxxis Premitra HP5

Dry Grip 82%
Wet Grip 73%
Road Feedback 69%
Handling 71%
Wear 55%
Comfort 65%
Buy again 60%

The Maxxis Premitra HP5 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Maxxis PRO R1

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Tyre review data from 19 tyre reviews averaging 68% over 99,744 miles driven.

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Latest Group Test Results

2019 Mid Range Tyre Test - 2nd of 8 tyres

  • Positive - Good handling on dry surfaces, short braking distance on dry and wet surfaces, low rolling resistance.
  • Negative - Unstable during high speed cornering, increased noise.

2019 SUV 4x4 Summer Tyre Test - 5th of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Great aquaplaning resistance, good handling on dry and wet roads.
  • Negative - Weak grip on grass and sand.
  • Overall - Exemplary.

2019 Auto Bild Sports Car Tyre Test - 8th of 11 tyres

  • Positive - Short dry braking, low noise, low rolling resistance, low price.
  • Negative - Long wet braking, low wet grip, understeer in the dry and wet.
  • Overall - Satisfactory.
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Top Maxxis Premitra HP5 Review

Given 70% while driving a Suzuki Swift 1,2 2013 (195/55 R15 V) on a combination of roads for 1,500 average miles
Applied this Maxxis HP5 on my wife's Suzuki Swift for 6 weeks/2500KM. At the first week these HP5 surprised me very much, I can even drift the little Swift at 80Km/hr on corners without braking it and no tyre crying noise. However, after 1500 KM, I found loud ZZZ noise up the highway driving at over 80Km/hr. Other than bad noise comfort, I actually feel the grips on wet/dry are quite above average. Recommended only for racing enthusiastic people who do not mind the noise. Me I cannot stand it cause it really trigger my tinnitus.
154 - tyre reviewed on August 9, 2016   

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Given 90% while driving a Peugeot 407 4 door sedan 2.0 petrol (205/60 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 45,000 average miles
By the price compare to its performance and durability, I feel this tire sort of underrated at many aspects. I am very satisfied and will place again
0 - tyre reviewed on November 9, 2019   
Given 24% while driving a Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk5 (195/65 R17) on mostly country roads for 8,000 spirited miles
Without a doubt the worst tyres I’ve ever had. I usually run Avon’s but when they’ve been in short supply I’ve used unknown budget ones - I recently went from
Budget ones to these maxxis and they were notably much worse. Wet grip fairly problematic , handling poor but worst of all they did less than 10000 miles (9 months ) before running to cords.
Will never ever buy Maxxis again
1 - tyre reviewed on October 20, 2019   
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Given 76% while driving a Ford S Max (245/45 R18 V) on mostly country roads for 8,000 spirited miles
Not at all bad tyres for the price. Paid £400 for 4 when I was in a pinch, been pleasantly surprised since. Can be pushed and are quite progressive. When they do let go it's nice and controllable. Traction is not so good, let go quite readily in 2nd and sometimes 3rd in the wet (remapped 170 bhp 450nm, 1.7 tonne people carrier - I'm sure on a smaller car they'd be better). Dry handling is good, wet is sure but not amazing. Wet braking however is pretty impressive. All in all a very good tyre the price. Seem to wearing quite well to boot!
1 - tyre reviewed on August 13, 2019   
Given 27% while driving a Citron DS5 2.0 Hdi (235/45 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 12 average miles
Great for the first 6,000 miles or so, then it got cold... In anything less than 3 degrees ambient, they grip then slip - Most noticably on full lock. More so than I have ever noticed or seen with others, it's really weird. Almost completely worn at 12,500 miles on the front (front wheel drive), and the single one on the back is about half worn - Even on the back. Most disturbingly they have a lot of cracks in the tread, and the edges of the tread looks ragged and shredded in places. Fortunately it's now summer again so atleast they've gone away from being ditchfinders until I get a chance to replace them.

Always given regular air if they needed it, and not used any nasty chemicals whilst cleaning the wheels. Just not really the mid-range tyre they are advertised as unfortunately.

Paid £78 a corner on offer. Could be worse for a years' use I guess.
4 - tyre reviewed on April 26, 2019   
Opel (205/55 R16 V) on mostly country roads for 8,700 average miles
in the highway the tyre is perfect but, when you reach a bit damaged surface of the road you feel like you hit a stone. its very stiffnes in high speed.They have very nice hadling in the mid speed (usually they go with 40km, in 60km the car slip 100% and with this tyre i can reach 50km without problem and i can go more) and aggressive cornering. in 14.000 kilometers its about 50% wear at back tyres but i got camper on it.
4 - tyre reviewed on March 22, 2019   

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