Uniroyal Rainsport 2

Dry Grip 85%
Wet Grip 91%
Road Feedback 78%
Progressiveness 77%
Wear 76%
Comfort 80%
Buy again 82%
Uniroyal Rainsport 2

The Uniroyal Rainsport 2 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Uniroyal Rainsport

This tyre has been replaced by the Uniroyal Rainsport 3

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Tyre review data from 223 tyre reviews averaging 81% over 2,109,251 miles driven.

Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
195/45 R14 77V   F B 71 6.26kgs
195/45 R15 78V   F B 71  
195/50 R15 82V   F B 71  
205/50 R15 86V   E B 71  
215/40 R16 86W XL   E B 72 7.76kgs
225/40 R16 85W   F B 71  
195/45 R16 84V XL   E B 72  
205/45 R16 83V   F B 71  
205/45 R16 83W   F B 71  
225/45 R16 89W   E B 71  
195/50 R16 88V XL   E B 72  
205/50 R16 87V   E B 71  
205/50 R16 87W   E B 71  
225/50 R16 92W   E B 71  
225/50 R16 92V   E B 71  
205/55 R16 91W   E B 71  
215/55 R16 93W   E B 71  
215/55 R16 97Y XL   E B 72  
225/55 R16 95W   E B 71  
225/55 R16 95V   E B 71  
225/55 R16 99Y XL   E B 72  
195/40 R17 81V XL   E B 72  
205/40 R17 84W XL   E B 72  
215/40 R17 87W XL   F B 72  
235/40 R17 90W   F B 71  
245/40 R17 91W   F B 71  
255/40 R17 94W   F B 72 9.99kgs
205/45 R17 88V XL   E B 72  
205/45 R17 88W XL   E B 72  
215/45 R17 87W   E B 71  
215/45 R17 87V   E B 71  
215/45 R17 91W XL   E B 72  
225/45 R17 94V XL   E B 72  
225/45 R17 91W   E B 71  
225/45 R17 94Y XL   E B 72  
235/45 R17 94W   F B 71  
235/45 R17 97W XL   E B 72  
245/45 R17 99Y XL   E B 72  
205/50 R17 93W XL   E B 72  
205/50 R17 89V   F B 71  
205/50 R17 93V XL   E B 72  
205/50 R17 89Y   F B 71  
215/50 R17 91W   F B 71  
215/50 R17 95Y XL   E B 72  
225/50 R17 98W XL   E B 72  
225/50 R17 94W   E B 71  
215/55 R17 94W   E B 71  
225/55 R17 101W XL   E B 72  
225/55 R17 97W   E B 71  
235/55 R17 99V   E B 71  
235/55 R17 103Y XL   E B 72  
215/35 R18 84Y XL   F B 72  
225/35 R18 87W XL   E B 72  
245/35 R18 92Y XL   F B 72  
255/35 R18 94Y XL   E B 73  
265/35 R18 93W   F B 72  
275/35 R18 99Y XL   E B 73  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   E B 72  
235/40 R18 95Y XL   E B 72  
235/40 R18 91W   E B 71  
245/40 R18 93Y   F B 71  
245/40 R18 97Y XL   E B 72  
275/40 R18 99W   F B 72  
215/45 R18 93W XL   E B 72  
225/45 R18 95Y XL   F B 72  
235/45 R18 98Y XL   E B 72  
245/45 R18 100W XL   E B 72  
255/45 R18 103Y XL   E B 73  
255/45 R18 99Y   F B 72  
235/50 R18 97V   E B 71  
225/55 R18 98V   E B 71  
235/55 R18 100H   E B 71  
235/55 R18 100V   E B 71  
255/30 R19 91Y XL   F B 73  
265/30 R19 93W XL   F B 73  
275/30 R19 96W XL   E B 73  
215/35 R19 85W XL   E B 72  
225/35 R19 88Y XL   F B 72  
235/35 R19 91W XL   E B 72  
245/35 R19 93W XL   F B 72  
255/35 R19 96Y XL   F B 73  
245/40 R19 98Y XL   E B 72  
255/40 R19 100Y XL   E B 73  
275/45 R19 108Y XL   E B 73  
255/50 R19 107Y XL   E B 73  
255/35 R20 97Y XL   F B 73  
275/35 R20 102Y XL   E B 73  
275/40 R20 106Y XL   E B 73  
275/45 R20 110Y XL   E B 73  
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Size Price Range  
195/45 R16 £66.08 - £66.08 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
195/50 R15 £40.59 - £40.76 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/40 R17 £96.26 - £96.26 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £98.30 - £107.30 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 55 tyre sizes - View all.

Uniroyal Rainsport 2 Reviews

Given 54% (breakdown) while driving a Toyota 2006 Avalon (215/55 R17) on mostly motorways for 10 average miles
They were fitted to the car when we bought it, rears were near new and the fronts were about half worn. Grip in the wet is fine, dry grip is OK but not as good as I'd expect from a high performance summer tyre, the sidewalls are soft so the ride is comfortable but the handling a bit imprecise compared with other high performance summer tyres. The tyres can be a bit noisy on some road surfaces but not too bad.
After about 10k miles of mostly motorway / autobahn driving the fronts are worn out, and whilst the rears still have about 4-5mm of tread, the LH rear is making a horrible noise and vibration at 4-50 mph, and again from 70-90 mph. Wheels bearings, wheel, brakes, suspension etc all in good condition so it has to be from the tyre.
Looking at other tyres to replace these.
0 | - tyre reviewed on February 29, 2016   
Given 80% (breakdown) while driving a Renault twingo (195/40 R17) on mostly country roads for 18,000 spirited miles
Well, they are a little bit noisy and maybe uncomfortable. I bought them in the begining of the summer drought and I thought: "aghhh, what a mistake"... And then the rain fell... And I fell in love with this tyre.
The way Uniroyal Rainsport 2 performed in wet conditions was absolutely breathtaking. I have never experienced anything like that. Gave me so much confidence that I waited for the rain to fall just to take my Twingo133 for a ride, it grips like hell and you just enjoy cruising and speeding around as the water sprays from V-shape lines behind you.

Downsides? There are some, but I forgive them all.
Anyway, let me mention it: on dry and hot conditions, the tyre turns slowly, as the "side-wall" is a bit soft. It is strange in the begining as the car dives in a corner with a milisecond delay, but it's not a problem once you get used on it.
0 | - tyre reviewed on February 22, 2016   
Given 84% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen fox (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 13,000 spirited miles
There's nothing worse than having to do an emergency stop or manuovre in the wet. But with these tyres, the only problem will be other cars not being able to stop behind you.

Handle very, very well in damp to very wet weather, the car handles almost like the road is dry. I do like to push to the limit from time to time, and sometimes I can't reach the limit of these.

I have used these on a vw polo and vw fox, and will always buy these again as I value wet weather confidence over outright dry weather performance.

Fitted all 4 tyres from new and still loads of tread left so far after around 21000 miles and over nearly 3 years.
1 | - tyre reviewed on January 12, 2016   
Given 76% (breakdown) while driving a Vauxhall (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 9,000 average miles
These tyre certainly perform well - I've used them on 3 different cars. A 2 litre petrol Mondeo, a 2.0 litre TDCI Mondeo and a 2.0 TDCI SRI Astra hatch. They grip well in the dry, seem resistant to aquaplaning in the wet whilst they have good tread depth. Wear rate is fairly high - but with empathetic driving, I reckon 9k - 10k miles is about the most you can expect - less if you drive in a more spirited way. Road noise is a little higher than some and whilst new, the tread depth is very high - so feedback and progression is a little odd until they settle down. Side walls are not as strong as other tyres so avoid potholes or rocks - one of my 8 pairs developed an egg shaped buldge as a result of driving over a stone, but was sorted quickly under warranty. Good tyres overall - when you can find them but not cheap.
0 | - tyre reviewed on July 10, 2015   
Given 84% (breakdown) while driving a Renault Clio 182 (225/45 R16) on mostly motorways for 20,000 average miles
Had an almost new set of these on the front when I purchased my car, after a 18 months and 20 k miles they finally need replacing. Had no issues in the wet or dry so will give the Rainsport 3s a go for sure!
0 | - tyre reviewed on June 30, 2015   
Given 70% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Sharan 1.9TDi (215/55 R16 W) on a combination of roads for 31,068 average miles
I bought this tyres 4 years ago. They are 215/55ZR16 93W. Grip of this tyres is excellent. This tyres are looking very narrowly. I won't buy them again because there is RainSport 3 tyre a newer model.
Everyone who drive VW Sharan 2001-09 on 16 wheel buy XL tyres. I have made a mistake buying standard tyres instead XL. I will replace them with RainSport 3 XL
0 | - tyre reviewed on April 14, 2015   
Given 87% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Focus ST170 (225/45 R17 W) on mostly town for 20 average miles
great tyres on my st170!
0 | - tyre reviewed on February 28, 2015   
Given 81% (breakdown) while driving a BMW (245/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
I tried these tyres after looking at all the mid range tyres. Uniroyal is a subsidiary of continental, so knew they must be ok. Added to that they are advertised as a rain tyre and let's face it we have a lot of damp or wet days in the uk. I fitted then to an E60 BMW Diesel....wow. What great tyres. I have never been so impressed by any tyre at this price. I have had them all in the past. Goodyear, conti,Bridgestone,falken,kumho and toyo etc...
The car is hugely powerful with loads of torque and the tyres have worn surprisingly well. They have worn evenly across the car and I have got about 15k from them. This includes some seriously sprited driving at Le Mans. I have been so impressed, I'm now renewing all four with uniroyal rs3. I can not recommend this tyre highly enough.
0 | - tyre reviewed on November 23, 2014   
Given 89% (breakdown) while driving a Volvo v70 D5 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 18,000 average miles
I've got around 19K miles out of my last set of these on a fairly heavy Volvo V70 diesel which I use for towing and some fairly lively driving when not towing. Am up to 16K on the second set which are now nearing the end of their life.

Interestingly my mum has the same car but only managed about 12k miles even with her plodding around - 4 wheel alignment has hopefully now increased.

So, in terms of wear, on a well set up car the wear is good (must swap around i.e. front / back) but if set up is wrong the wear can be excessive.

Great tyre though.

Now to see what the RS3s are like
0 | - tyre reviewed on October 15, 2014   
Given 83% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen fox (195/55 R15) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
Fantastic in the wet! I can throw the car into tight corners at speeds I would never ever consider on other tyres. Have done round 10, 000 miles on them, I swap them for winter tyres around november - march, but they have lasted well, look nearly new, and I love them
0 | - tyre reviewed on October 14, 2014