Jaguar X Type 3.0 SE auto Tyres

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The following tyres have been reviewed on the Jaguar X Type 3.0 SE auto
Goodyear Vector 4Seasons (47) 85% 83% 83% 84% 86% 86% 89% 85% 505,242
Barum Bravuris 3HM (63) 88% 84% 82% 81% 87% 84% 90% 85% 493,980
Barum Bravuris 2 (125) 85% 78% 78% 71% 75% 80% 80% 78% 1,393,481
Dunlop SP Sport 9000 (58) 74% 65% 64% 60% 65% 62% 52% 63% 1,281,195
Sunny SN3970 (44) 71% 49% 55% 54% 65% 55% 46% 56% 492,725
Primewell PZ900 (57) 72% 58% 54% 57% 57% 49% 42% 55% 972,274
Pirelli P6000 (169) 67% 47% 55% 48% 67% 61% 38% 55% 2,433,782

Jaguar X Type 3.0 SE auto Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Goodyear Vector 4Seasons given 99% (225-50-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 40 average miles
I bought these to use as all year tyres over two years ago, I live on the south coast so to be honest heavy snow is rarely a problem, however heavy rain is. I drive an Xtype AWD 3.0 as well as a Derv estate one, so the car's are surefooted anyway.
The little bit of inland snow that we have had over the last few years is really insignificant, but no worries whatsoever when I have had to. Must admit I quite enjoyed sprinting away from stuff in the snow with no wheelspin or wandering over the road wet or dry. The car being AWD the traction available even on wet T junctions has to be experienced to be believed, some of this is down to AWD, I suspect most of it is down to the Vector's.

In the heavy rain we have, they leave a virtual cloud behind me at motorway speeds, I can always see the section of road I've been driving over in the mirrors, that's the bit that looks almost dry. I use the M25 quite a bit too, I have to admit over the concrete sections there's a little drumming, but no more than the previous favourite tyre, (Hankook) that I had were.

I drive usually about 30,000 miles a year, and I change my tyres at 2.5mm mainly because I ride motorcycles as well and I know the risk of low tread depth. Lets just say after a year i still had 4mm of tread left. i know they start out with slightly more than the average tyre, but I call that wear exceptional. My bike I usually get 4,000 if I'm lucky.

I just bought another Xtype, a diesel estate that can carry a bit more "junk" than my saloon, it came with some Chinese Death finders on it. I've swopped them for Vectors and I feel like I have a safe vehicle again.

My wife's car has Hankook on it, because I was really happy with them on my Xtype so when they wear out it will be getting a set of these on it. She only drives about 3,000 a year so it probably won't be this year, but it will happen.

I also have a set of Snow tyres in the shed for my car. They stayed in there this last winter. mainly because I wanted to try the Vectors in full snow conditions. Unfortunately I never got the chance although we had some heavy hail that looked like it had snowed on the road, they handles it without any drama. The way the cars around me were slowing to a crawl, I can only assume that they were having skating lessons.

I've been driving now for well over 35 years. I'm tired, and have been told I should sleep at some point, you wouldn't want my fuel bill, but I've never experienced grip and confidence at the level that these tyres give me.
Enough said.
tyre reviewed on 2015-05-20 06:22:21
Writing about the Barum Bravuris 3HM given 83% (225-45-19-H)
Driving on mostly motorways for 30000 easy going miles
Bought these for my Jaguar xf 3.0 diesel, they've been a very good tyre. I'm not the racing type but they haven't let me down. The tyre walls have faired well having been forced into the gutter a few times by ongoing traffic. I've now done nearly 30,000 miles and I reckon there's probably another 5000 miles left. I've had them for nearly 2 years and I'm very pleased. If I can get them again I would, but proving difficult to source at the moment.
tyre reviewed on 2018-11-14 12:29:27
Writing about the Barum Bravuris 3HM given 83% (225-45-19-H)
Driving on mostly motorways for 30000 easy going miles
Bought these for my Jaguar xf 3.0 diesel, they've been a very good tyre. I'm not the racing type but they haven't let me down. The tyre walls have faired well having been forced into the gutter a few times by ongoing traffic. I've now done nearly 30,000 miles and I reckon there's probably another 5000 miles left. I've had them for nearly 2 years and I'm very pleased. If I can get them again I would, but proving difficult to source at the moment.
tyre reviewed on 2018-11-17 18:48:06
Writing about the Barum Bravuris 2 given 69% (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly town for 1500 average miles
Good tyres but ride is very hard in my jag X type. Very surprised. Seem very hard and unrelenting.
tyre reviewed on 2014-06-08 23:43:18
Writing about the Pirelli P6000 given 43% (205-55-16-V)
Driving on a combination of roads for 7000 average miles
Dreadful tyres - they caused the Jaguar to follow road imperfections and seams, and to snake about even on rough sections of road. No wonder they do this, as they have a massive wide central groove I suppose! Grip was not great either. Replaced with Uniroyal Rainsport 2's which are better in every way...
tyre reviewed on 2010-02-15 19:47:31
Writing about the Dunlop SP Sport 9000 given 37% (225-45-17-W)
Driving on mostly motorways for 0 easy going miles
I drive a jaguar x-type awd. I changed my tyres to a new set Dunlop sp sport 7000d 225/45/17 about 15000km ago and I am very disapointed with them. The tread is ok-"ish" but I have had two blow-outs(or lets say ripped open on the inside) with them. This tyre can not handle the suspension of the jaguar x-type.
tyre reviewed on 2014-07-19 16:02:10
Writing about the Primewell PZ900 given 27% (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 10000 average miles
Bought a comfortable Jaguar X Type just to realize that my tires have the noise of a Big Foot Ford pick up
In desperate need to replace them soon even with 3/4 of their life left
tyre reviewed on 2014-06-08 19:37:47
Writing about the Sunny SN3970 given 14% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 200 average miles
Fitted these tyres cos I was skint. After almost killing myself in the wet I took them off and borrowed some dish and fitted Pirelli. If you drive under 40 in the wet you may live, how these. Tyres have got a safety mark beats the hell out of me.. Only buy if you want to die.
tyre reviewed on 2014-05-04 12:27:12
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