Uniroyal Rainsport 3

Dry Grip 84%
Wet Grip 93%
Road Feedback 80%
Handling 79%
Wear 63%
Comfort 83%
Buy again 76%

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

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Tyre review data from 203 tyre reviews averaging 80% over 1,402,395 miles driven.


Tyre Test Highlights

2017 Mid Range Tyre Test - 2nd of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Good wet grip, well balanced tyre
  • Negative - Higher noise level compared to the best on test

2014 AMS Summer Tyre Test - 205/55 R16 - 2nd of 11 tyres

  • Positive - In the wet, the rain tyres do not make a slip, and respectable performance on dry roads, stable cornering.
  • Negative - Mild deficits in dry braking.

2016 Market Overview - Braking Test - 4th of 50 tyres

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.

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Size Price Range  
195/50 R15 £40.63 - £52.00 (14 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £46.00 - £81.10 (25 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £65.18 - £68.11 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £60.40 - £78.72 (24 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 78 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Uniroyal Rainsport 3 Review

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.
81 - tyre reviewed on May 22, 2016   

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Given 96% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 530i M Sport Touring (275/35 R19 H) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
Superb tyre, changed from Pirellis and don't regret it for a moment. Local tyre dealer recommended these as an alternative, initially I wasn't impressed, not least because I couldn't see how a tyre that was sixty pounds cheaper than the equivalent Pirelli was actually going to be better but the guy in the Tyre show was insistent and promised a money back refund If I didnt like them...how could I refuse, plus the money saved could be used for a few cases of Hardy's anniversary Rose!
Well to say I was astonished would be an understatement...they were so much quieter! suddenly it felt like I was riding on a magic carpet!... I hadn't realised how noisy the Pirellis were until I tried these, the transformation in handling, road noise and grip, especially in the wet, was simply unbelievable.
Im not generally taking in by marketing blurb, mainly because I work in that industry so know its all a load of codswallop full of catchy bylines and flashy images and besides, a tyre is a glorified rubber band at the end of the day, how different can all these brands really be?
Well forget it, the Uniroyal RS3 is incredible value for money, they outperform my Pirellis and actually have a great looking tread pattern that is just the right side of 'not too aggressive but still sporty' all the while complimenting the look of the car

Very satisfied customer, so much so I even dropped off a case of that Hardy's Rose to the guys at the tyre shop.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 9, 2017   
Given 84% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Fiesta 2009 titanium 1.4 (195/45 R16 V) on mostly motorways for 3,000 average miles
Currently running a new set on the front but have had these tyres before. Fantastic in the wet and give confidence to the driver. Wear rate isn't brilliant circa 20,000 miles but I put safety first. Noise is average especially when new. Recommend these tyres for UK roads.....often wet!!
1 - tyre reviewed on November 7, 2017   
Given 88% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Focus ST250 (235/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
Just put another two RM3s on the rear of my car after noticing a rumbling noise which i thought were the wheel bearings, luckily it was my old Goodyear Eagles coming to the end of their life. The RM3s are a great tyre especially for the money and came highly recommended in that price range and now all four corners have them on. The tread looks cool and gives you confidence that these will be good in the wet and I'm looking forward to see how they perform in our coming winter. Road noise is ok and seems on par with the Goodyears, in the dry they feel just as grippy as the GYs and feel as though you can still throw the car around with confidence. Overall at the moment I am impressed with these tyres. My only negative point is the poor rim protection compared to the Goodyears but don't let this put you off, at the end of the day you are buying the tyre for grip and performance.
0 - tyre reviewed on October 19, 2017   
Given 91% (breakdown) while driving a Toyota Corolla (205/50 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 12,000 average miles
I drive a Toyota Corolla 2005 and It is the 5th tyre I use on my car, since 2005. It is , by far, the best tyre I tried, even if it is the cheapest. It is a very soft tyre and offers an excellent handling in dry and an even better in the wet (as ''rainsport '' indicates). I have tried premium tyres like Michelin energy, exalto II, pilot sport 3, continental premium contact II and only exalto II was close to uniroyal rainsport 3, but not so good. I woyld buy it again definitely.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 29, 2017   

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