Uniroyal Rainsport 3

Dry Grip 86%
Wet Grip 93%
Road Feedback 79%
Progressiveness 79%
Wear 61%
Comfort 84%
Buy again 75%

The Uniroyal Rainsport 3 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Uniroyal Rainsport 2

Show All

Tyre review data from 153 tyre reviews averaging 80% over 991,847 miles driven.


Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
185/55 R14 80H   E A 70 6.22kgs
195/45 R15 78V   E A 71 6.96kgs
195/50 R15 82H   E A 71 6.72kgs
195/50 R15 82V   E A 71 6.73kgs
205/50 R15 86V   E A 71 8.21kgs
185/55 R15 82H   E A 70 6.48kgs
185/55 R15 82V   E A 70 6.48kgs
195/55 R15 85H   C A 71 6.73kgs
195/55 R15 85V   C A 71 6.73kgs
205/55 R15 88V   E A 71 7.27kgs
195/45 R16 84V XL   C A 72 6.54kgs
205/45 R16 87Y XL   C A 72 7.71kgs
205/45 R16 83Y   E A 71 7.71kgs
205/45 R16 83V   E A 71 7.71kgs
195/50 R16 88V XL   C A 72 7.28kgs
205/50 R16 87Y   C A 71 8.21kgs
205/50 R16 87V   C A 71 8.27kgs
225/50 R16 92Y   E A 71 8.69kgs
195/55 R16 87H   C A 71 7.72kgs
195/55 R16 87T   C A 71 7.66kgs
195/55 R16 87V   C A 71 7.72kgs
205/55 R16 94Y XL   C A 72 8.11kgs
205/55 R16 94V XL   C A 72 8.11kgs
205/55 R16 91Y   C A 71 8.11kgs
205/55 R16 91V   C A 71 7.55kgs
205/55 R16 91H   C A 71 7.55kgs
215/55 R16 93V   C A 71 8.70kgs
215/55 R16 93Y   C A 71 8.86kgs
215/55 R16 97Y XL   C A 72 9.31kgs
215/55 R16 97H XL   C A 72 9.31kgs
225/55 R16 99Y XL   C A 72 9.65kgs
225/55 R16 95V   C A 71 9.65kgs
225/55 R16 95Y   C A 71 9.65kgs
205/40 R17 84Y XL   E A 72 7.49kgs
215/40 R17 87Y XL   E A 72 7.44kgs
245/40 R17 91Y   E A 71 9.75kgs
205/45 R17 88V XL   C A 72 8.25kgs
205/45 R17 88Y XL   C A 72 8.60kgs
215/45 R17 87V   E A 71 8.66kgs
215/45 R17 87Y   E A 71 8.76kgs
215/45 R17 91Y XL   C A 72 8.76kgs
225/45 R17 94V XL   C A 72 8.96kgs
225/45 R17 91Y   C A 71 8.88kgs
225/45 R17 91V   C A 71 9.39kgs
225/45 R17 94Y XL   C A 72 9.39kgs
235/45 R17 94Y   C A 71 9.72kgs
235/45 R17 97Y XL   C A 72 9.96kgs
245/45 R17 95Y   C A 71 9.48kgs
245/45 R17 99Y XL   C A 72 9.46kgs
205/50 R17 93Y XL   C A 72 8.89kgs
205/50 R17 93V XL   C A 72 8.74kgs
205/50 R17 89V   E A 71 8.74kgs
215/50 R17 95V XL   C A 72 9.34kgs
215/50 R17 91Y   C A 71 9.34kgs
215/50 R17 95Y XL   C A 72 9.34kgs
225/50 R17 94Y   E A 71 9.66kgs
225/50 R17 94V   E A 71 9.46kgs
225/50 R17 98V XL   C A 72 9.46kgs
225/50 R17 98Y XL   C A 72 9.43kgs
205/55 R17 95V XL   C A 72 8.62kgs
215/55 R17 94Y   C A 71 9.53kgs
215/55 R17 94V   C A 71 9.53kgs
225/55 R17 97Y   C A 71 10.46kgs
225/55 R17 101Y XL   C A 72 10.46kgs
235/55 R17 99V   C A 71 11.04kgs
235/55 R17 103Y XL   C A 72 11.17kgs
215/35 R18 84Y XL   E A 72 8.29kgs
225/35 R18 87Y XL   C A 72 7.87kgs
245/35 R18 92Y XL   C A 72 9.50kgs
255/35 R18 94Y XL   C A 73 10.59kgs
265/35 R18 97Y XL   C A 73 16.15kgs
225/40 R18 92Y XL   C A 72 9.20kgs
235/40 R18 91Y   E A 71 9.71kgs
235/40 R18 95Y XL   E A 72  
245/40 R18 93Y   E A 71 10.28kgs
245/40 R18 97Y XL   C A 72 10.28kgs
215/45 R18 93Y XL   C A 72 8.65kgs
225/45 R18 95Y XL   C A 72  
235/45 R18 98Y XL   C A 72 9.82kgs
245/45 R18 100Y XL   C A 72 10.87kgs
245/45 R18 96Y   E A 71 10.64kgs
255/45 R18 103Y XL   C A 73 11.03kgs
255/45 R18 99Y   C A 72 11.30kgs
235/50 R18 97V   C A 71 11.00kgs
225/55 R18 98V   C A 71 10.84kgs
235/55 R18 100H   C A 71 11.38kgs
235/55 R18 100V   C A 71 11.38kgs
255/55 R18 109Y XL   C A 73 14.14kgs
255/30 R19 91Y XL   E A 73 16.15kgs
275/30 R19 96Y XL   C A 73 11.16kgs
305/30 R19 102Y XL   C A 75 15.47kgs
225/35 R19 88Y XL   C A 72 10.11kgs
235/35 R19 91Y XL   E A 72 9.96kgs
245/35 R19 93Y XL   E A 72 17.32kgs
255/35 R19 96Y XL   C A 73 10.67kgs
265/35 R19 98Y XL   C A 73 11.08kgs
235/40 R19 96Y XL   C A 72 10.38kgs
245/40 R19 98Y XL   C A 72 10.18kgs
255/40 R19 100Y XL   C A 73 11.67kgs
255/45 R19 104Y XL   C A 73 11.08kgs
275/45 R19 108Y XL   C A 73 13.62kgs
255/50 R19 107Y XL   C A 73 14.61kgs
235/55 R19 105Y XL   C A 72 12.73kgs
255/55 R19 111V XL   C A 73 15.01kgs
255/35 R20 97Y XL   C A 73 11.56kgs
275/35 R20 102Y XL   E A 73 12.59kgs
275/40 R20 106Y XL   C A 73 14.50kgs
275/45 R20 110Y XL   C A 73 16.14kgs
295/35 R21 107Y XL   C A 75 13.95kgs

Questions and Answers for the Uniroyal Rainsport 3

2016-06-08 - is there a left & right on the uniroyal rainsport 3

No there isn't. Unlike the Rainsport 2, the Rainsport 3 is an asymmetric tyre, not directional tyre. This means the tyre has an "inside" and "outside" to be mounted on the wheel, but once mounted the wheel and tyre can go on either side of the car.

2016-06-15 - I have just had uniroyal rain sport 3 fitted on my car in replace of mitchellin tires, are uniroyal comparable to Mitchelin ???? I feel like I have been ripped off as asked and was quoted for Mitchelin tires

The Uniroyal RainSport 3 is an excellent midrange tyre. It should have a similar level of wet grip to a premium Michelin tyre, however we would expect the Uniroyal to wear more quickly. This should have been offset by a cheaper purchase price.

Ask a question

We will never publish or share your email address

Size Price Range  
195/50 R15 £36.66 - £48.88 (14 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £42.47 - £64.80 (26 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £61.49 - £78.65 (5 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £55.49 - £76.06 (18 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 69 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Uniroyal Rainsport 3 Reviews

Given 83% (breakdown) while driving a MINI Clubman (205/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 4,000 average miles
Fitted these to my wifes Mini clubman S as I had previously had them fitted to my Audi RS4. They are an excellent tyre for the money and few tyres can match them in the wet. Road noise is also very good on them.

Like all tyres what works on one car doesn't necessarily mean it will work for all, but at the cost of these they are well worth going for. The rate of wear is a little high, but then its a soft compound that enables high grip levels and its this that leads to the wear rate.

You could spend twice as much on a Michelin PSS or just buy 2 sets of these IF you find they wear out quickly. I still find it staggering that people put wear above grip. Frankly I'd rather know that when I take a corner in the wet or dry, or when I hit the brakes hard (in an emergency for instance) that my tyres will not brake traction. These tyres will out perform alot of higher priced tyres, and will out perform alot of similarly priced tyres that have lower wear rates.

I will definitely buy these again.
8 | - tyre reviewed on May 22, 2016   
Given 89% (breakdown) while driving a Mazda MX5 (195/50 R15) on mostly country roads for 2,000 spirited miles
Very impressed with these tyres, I have done 2 track days with these in the dry and they perform very well, very progressive thanks to a fairly soft sidewall which could lead to more wear in the long run, but for my needs they have been great. You will only manage to get the back end loose buy driving like an idiot or clutch kicking and even then these tyres seem to find grip wherever they can. I would say they perform better on the front than on the rear but that's just my opinion and would always buy these as a set of 4. Great at tyre
4 | - tyre reviewed on March 14, 2016   
Mazda (225/40 R18 R) on mostly country roads for 1,000 spirited miles
These tyres are awesome. I used to have to hold back in my rx8 at the slightest drop of rain. The back end would slide at any given chance and braking was nerve-wracking. These rainsport give unbelievable grip wet or dry. It's a different car with these tyres and no matter how quickly they wear down I'll be getting another set.
1 | - tyre reviewed on July 7, 2016   

Latest Uniroyal Rainsport 3 Reviews

Given 51% (breakdown) while driving a Audi A4 (205/55 R16 V) on mostly motorways for 0 spirited miles
I am REALLY REALLY disappointed with Uniroyals. Tyre has no road feedback, The car rides very unstable and swingy. I do not understand why this tyre has such a really good rating. Only advantage - driving on wet roads....but the only one.

Previously driven on Dunlops Sport SP 01 and Hankook Venus Prime 2.
0 | - tyre reviewed on August 28, 2016   
Given 86% (breakdown) while driving a Peugeot 1.4 HDi (235/45 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 9,000 easy going miles
Brilliant wet weather tyre and also very good in the dry. These tyres do wear fast and will require more wheel balancing as they wear, more so in the larger format sizes. High speed cruising is reassuring and do not suffer with tramlining. Fitted to all 4 wheels and replaced Michelins. 420Nm of torque through a 6 speed full auto box. Handles take off very well with no wheel spin. Copes extremely well with heavy braking. Corners as good as more expensive premium brands, but you will know when these tyres have reached the limit. 45 profile more suited to straight line high speed driving than hard cornering. Less road noise than the Michelins. Running the XL variant so sidewalls are stiffer than the standard tyre. Expect to get about 10000 miles before replacing at 2.5mm. Also have been balanced twice to account for wear. Trade off great grip for high wear rate.
0 | - tyre reviewed on August 23, 2016   
Given 77% (breakdown) while driving a Audi S5 (255/35 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 7,000 spirited miles
Had Rainsports on my S5 for close to 2 years now. They hold the road, wet or dry, better than anything else I've tried on the S5. However, they do wear quickly and the sidewalls are not that resilient to kerbs (scrape a kerb lightly and expect to see a chunk of rubber missing).

However, I would not trade the grip for anything. The car sticks to the road, wet or dry, like snot to a babies lip. So you replace them every 7000 miles, that's still decent and grip is certainly more important than any of the downsides.
0 | - tyre reviewed on August 22, 2016   
Given 86% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Fiesta (195/45 R16 V) on mostly motorways for 2,000 spirited miles
Greetings from Greece
excellent dry and wet grip
Excellent ride comfort (on bad quality pavement, bumps etc) due to soft sidewall.
Extraordinary aquaplaning resistance
Low nose level (but usually has loud tires fitted)
Awesome tread style,nice sidewall visuals. Good looking tire.
Unmatched price to performance ratio.for less money, you ll hey really budget tires only.

Sluggish feeling when driving on twisties that have right turns immediately after left turns and vice versa. You can feel that the tire construction gets deformed. That is the reason that the tire is so much better on bumbs and bad tarmac.
After some spirited (but not very extreme) driving the fronts have obvious signs of wear especially near the outer tread near the sidewall. I can tell that these will end their lifetime at about half the distance as everything else I have tried (I have had 5 tire sets until now for about 22.000 miles each)

PLEASE do yourself a favor and OVERinflate these tires, it will help them get some stiffness and tread durability. They will not transform completely, but there will be a noticeable difference. Don' be shy, I am running them at 2.6/2.2 bar instead of 2.0/1.8 (front /rear) that the car manufacturer recommends.
Would happily but then again, the pros are so much more important than the cons on this tire.
0 | - tyre reviewed on August 19, 2016   
Given 94% (breakdown) while driving a Audi 2.0tdi 140 sline sportback (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 25,000 spirited miles
These are the best tires iv ever had :) they are my favourite and i will buy them anyday, I drive pretty fast country roads and city driving as well as motorways and highways in UK weather conditions and with these on the car i feel like i can drive hard as i like even in heavy rain on a cold night, without sliding or aquaplaneing, they are just so grippy! if u have ur family in ur vehicle and u want to keep them safe, reduce the risk of losing control and get a set of these. Get your tracking done and they will last longer but they do wear faster than others. Shop around and get a good deal they should be around 60quid per tire. Iv had 2 sets on the front of an audi a3 and a set on the front of a corsa and they all lasted about 25-30k winter to summer and i can only get about 30-40k from pirelli centurato, dunlop sp, continental sport contacts, falkens too, iv had a lot of good sets and i never fit odd tires, and though these brands have never let me down, Rainsport 3s win my vote every time. Iv also had sonny and wan-li on my cars before i knew what to get, these tires were dangerous in wet and damp conditions and in my humble and insignificant opinion, not suitable for UK roads. Im a driving instructor now and i only run uniroyals on my tuition vehicles as i trust them to do more than is required if i need them too :)
0 | - tyre reviewed on August 6, 2016   

See all 148 customer reviews of the Uniroyal Rainsport 3 (newest first) >>

Write a customer review >>