Avon ZV3

Dry Grip 72%
Wet Grip 63%
Road Feedback 65%
Handling 66%
Wear 58%
Comfort 66%
Buy again 52%

The Avon ZV3 is a High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre has been replaced by the Avon ZV5

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Tyre review data from 28 tyre reviews averaging 63% over 465,030 miles driven.

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Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
195/50 R15 82V         8.27kgs
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Given 67% while driving a Mazda MX5 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 9,000 spirited miles
Excellent in the dry and good on a nice dry track. Unfortunately unsettled in the wet (even damp) getting very sideways unless driven slowly. Would use on a more basic vehicle because of how cheap they are! wear is good I've got 12,000 miles out of my rear set.
1 - tyre reviewed on July 28, 2015   
Given 77% while driving a Volkswagen Polo 1.4 TDI (185/55 R14 H) on mostly motorways for 10 spirited miles
My car has a full set of Avon ZV3, they have been impressive and compare well to premium branded models I have had.

Good points: Good wet grip and compare well to premium tyres in that respect. I generally don't hang about and I find that cornering grip in wet conditions is among the best, a real surprise. They provide decent feedback and dry grip also is very good. I have no problems with the drive of these tyres, even when pushed.

Bad points: Tyre noise seems higher than other brands but not excessive. They appear to be quite a tyre with a firm sidewall which doesn't help the ride quality. Wear is average but my front ones are just about bald on the outside shoulders, despite tracking and pressure being ok.

A good tyre and I would try another tyre from the Avon range again after experiencing these.

I need to replace the front pair now as they are just about on the wear markers. I had considered replacing with some more ZV3s but for the same prices more modern tyres can be had, the Avons score poorly on the new classification for rolling resistance (G) so I'm looking for something a bit more 'eco', Hankook Kinergy Eco perhaps.
0 - tyre reviewed on May 7, 2014   
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Given 64% while driving a Vauxhall Signum 1.9 CDTI (215/50 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
I cover 15000 miles per year on rural town and motorway, roughly 30/30/40 split. I only got 10000 miles on the fronts before I swapped to the back, now all four are on the limit after 15000 miles At £110 per tyre I expected better, I previously ran Nexen budget tyres at £75 a tyre, only a minor difference in the wet and lasted longer c 18000 miles on the front.... Definitely not buying again
0 - tyre reviewed on March 19, 2014   
Given 96% while driving a Rover (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 25,000 average miles
These were original empty on the rover 75 2.0td I replaced the budget tyres with these avon the improvement is fantastic, they grip wet or dry, quite at motorway speeds only down side on the rover putting out 131bhp fronts last about 25 to 30k would have lasted longer due to excessive tyre wear on inside caused by square speed humps. The rear tyres last again about the same but again the speed humps cause excessive inside wear.
0 - tyre reviewed on February 21, 2014   
Given 79% while driving a Citron C1 (195/45 R15) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
They are very good tyre. Good grip in both wet and dry conditions. Nevr had any problems with them so far.

Wee bit road noise at high speed but its not too bad.

Avon tyres are not sa bad as people make them out to be.

But remember they are budget tires so they will never be perfect.
0 - tyre reviewed on December 12, 2013   

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