Avon ZZ5

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 83%
Road Feedback 83%
Handling 85%
Wear 70%
Comfort 81%
Buy again 78%

The Avon ZZ5 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Avon ZZ3

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Tyre review data from 88 tyre reviews averaging 82% over 568,071 miles driven.

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Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
205/40 R17 84W XL   E A 70 9.43kgs
255/35 R18 94Y XL   E A 71 12.06kgs
265/35 R18 97Y XL   E A 71 12.22kgs
225/40 R18 92Y XL   E B 70 10.00kgs
225/40 R18 92Y XL   E A 70 10.54kgs
235/40 R18 95Y XL         11.31kgs
235/40 R18 91Y   E A 69 11.31kgs
235/40 R18 95Y XL   E A 69 11.34kgs
245/40 R18 97Y XL   E A 70 11.83kgs
245/40 R18 97Y XL   E B 70 11.71kgs
245/40 R18 93Y   E A 69 11.83kgs
225/45 R18 95Y XL   E A 70 10.85kgs
235/45 R18 98Y XL   E A 70 11.74kgs
245/45 R18 100Y XL   E A 70 12.66kgs
245/45 R18 100W XL   E A 70 12.66kgs
255/45 R18 103Y XL   E A 71 12.26kgs
295/30 R19 100Y XL   E A 73 13.48kgs
235/35 R19 91Y XL   E A 70 11.36kgs
235/35 R19 91Y XL          
245/35 R19 93Y XL   E A 70 11.97kgs
255/35 R19 96Y XL   E A 71 12.57kgs
275/35 R19 100Y XL   E A 71 11.44kgs
245/40 R19 98Y XL   E A 70 12.37kgs
255/40 R19 100Y XL   E A 71 13.48kgs
275/30 R20 97Y XL   E A 71 12.93kgs
275/30 R20 97Y XL          
245/35 R20 95Y XL   E A 70  
255/35 R20 97Y XL   E A 71 13.03kgs

Questions and Answers for the Avon ZZ5

2018-03-07 - Do you know if AVON ever put their car tyres forward for comparison against their rivals? I believe Avon to be a respected British tyre company but i can never seem to find them appear in the tyre tests. Because i want to support British companies i have 2 cars both with full sets of avon ZZ5 which i find to be excellent but it troubles me that i cant see them reviewed against direct rivals Do they have something to hide?

The Avon ZZ5 is quite an old tyre now. If you look at a newer pattern, such as the Avon ZV7, it has been tested and scores comparatively well for its price point.

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Size Price Range  
235/40 R18 £91.67 - £117.10 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
245/40 R18 £86.90 - £112.66 (9 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 13 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Avon ZZ5 Review

Given 98% while driving a Volkswagen MKV GTI (225/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
164 - tyre reviewed on April 24, 2016   

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Audi A4 1.8T S Line (255/35 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 11,500 average miles
Purchased used Audi A4 with 4x new Avon ZZ5 tyres. Less than 12000 miles later I’m changing all tyres. Whilst there’s a good amount of tread left, I’ve never been satisfied or felt secure with grip in either wet or dry conditions. However, my biggest complaint is tyre noise. Whilst I appreciate a 19” tyre will never provide a quiet, comfortable ride, these tyres are woeful. The tyres make a drone noise similar to a failing bearing and especially in colder conditions. I’ve been to several garages who have confirmed bearings are good and all suspect the tyres. For me and my fellow passengers sanity these tyres are going. Would I recommend? No. Would I buy myself? Definitely not.
0 - tyre reviewed on December 26, 2019   
Given 100% while driving a Mazda MX5 2.0 SE (ND 2015 onwards) (205/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 4,000 spirited miles
Fitted them to fronts of my MX5, after puncture on original Bridgestone tyre ... these are so much better. Definitely recommend. More grip and feel, especially when below 15 DegC - inspiring confidence, without any wear issues.
0 - tyre reviewed on December 16, 2019   
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Given 74% while driving a Ford S Max Titanium X Sport (225/45 R18 W) on mostly motorways for 10,000 spirited miles
While these tyres perform well in dry and wet conditions after 10000 miles I can say predominant dry driving will wear these tyres quickly. Switching tyres back to front half way is advised as the drive tryes lose adhesion after some wear, which translates poor wet driving grip.
1 - tyre reviewed on November 9, 2019   
Given 81% while driving a Fiat 500 Abarth (205/40 R17) on a combination of roads for 4 spirited miles
Fitted these tyres after acquiring some larger OEM wheels with no tyres. I’d shopped around and looked at alternatives from Pirelli, hankook and Michelin but decided on Avon’s due to reviews and price (cost me £277 fitted)

These tyres grip very well in the dry even when pushing the car, they seem to gradually lose grip and push into underdetermined but I have to really push the car to get that to happen.

In the wet they also have a good amount of grip. Not as good the uniroyal rainsport 3 tyres I was running previously. Although they still grip at 50 mph during corners in the cold wet weather.

After 4,500 miles they seem to be wearing well with a good amount of tread remaining, that’s being fitted to my 165bhp Abarth. They’re a bit noisy and uncomfortable but then again the car isn’t so it could just be the car and not the tyres
0 - tyre reviewed on November 7, 2019   
Given 76% while driving a MG ZTT 135 diesel (225/45 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
I loved these tyres when I first bought them. First thing I noticed was how quiet they were. Very grippy in the wet, dry and all summer tyre conditions (but not tried them in the ice and snow). Great driving feedback and fairly progressive too. Wear initially appeared to be good, but after less than 10,000 miles, both are now down to the tread wear markers. I don't drive aggressively and given that all other sets of tyres on the same car have outlasted these, I can't recommend them. A shame because in all other respects these are excellent. If Avon sorted out the wear, they'd have a winner on their hands.
1 - tyre reviewed on November 4, 2019   

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