Dunlop Winter Sport 5

Dry Grip 89%
Wet Grip 92%
Road Feedback 82%
Handling 85%
Wear 85%
Comfort 83%
Buy again 91%

The Dunlop Winter Sport 5 is a Ultra High Performance Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D

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Tyre review data from 19 tyre reviews averaging 87% over 93,000 miles driven.


Latest Group Test Results

2018 Autobild UHP Winter Tyre Test - 4th of 11 tyres

  • Positive - Excellent in snow and ice, with a balanced performance in the wet and dry too. Good steering speed and feedback, very low fuel use.
  • Negative - Slightly long dry braking, average aquaplaning.

2018 Auto Express Winter Tyre Test - 6th of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Strong wet performance, low noise.
  • Negative - Average in the dry.

2018 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test - 1st of 22 tyres

  • Positive - The best tyre on test, with no drawbacks. Stable handling in all conditions, precise steering behavior and good feedback.
  • Negative - None mentioned.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
195/55 R15 85H   C B 69 7.10kgs
195/65 R15 91H   C B 69 7.61kgs
205/65 R15 94T   C B 68 8.53kgs
205/65 R15 94H   C B 68 8.53kgs
195/55 R16 87H   C B 68 7.51kgs
205/55 R16 94H XL   C B 70 9.00kgs
205/55 R16 94V XL   C B 70 9.01kgs
205/55 R16 91H   C B 69 8.16kgs
205/55 R16 91T   C B 69 8.50kgs
215/55 R16 93H   C B 70 8.25kgs
215/55 R16 97H XL   C B 70 8.76kgs
225/55 R16 95H   C B 69 9.77kgs
225/55 R16 99H XL   C B 69 10.35kgs
225/55 R16 99V XL   C B 69 10.23kgs
205/60 R16 96H XL   C B 70 9.04kgs
205/60 R16 92H   C B 69 8.63kgs
215/60 R16 99H XL   C B 70 9.57kgs
215/60 R16 95H   C B 69 9.06kgs
235/60 R16 100H   C B 70 10.26kgs
215/65 R16 98H   C B 70 9.33kgs
215/65 R16 98T   C B 69 9.33kgs
215/45 R17 91V XL   C B 69 8.57kgs
225/45 R17 94V XL   C B 70 9.01kgs
225/45 R17 94H XL   C B 70 9.01kgs
225/45 R17 91H   C B 70 8.48kgs
235/45 R17 97V XL   C B 70 9.78kgs
245/45 R17 99V XL   E B 70 10.36kgs
205/50 R17 93V XL   C B 70 8.61kgs
205/50 R17 93H XL   C B 70 8.61kgs
215/50 R17 91H   C B 69 8.57kgs
215/50 R17 95V XL   C B 70 9.10kgs
225/50 R17 98V XL   C B 70 9.74kgs
225/50 R17 98H XL   C B 70 9.74kgs
225/50 R17 94H   C B 70 9.20kgs
215/55 R17 98V XL   C B 69 9.93kgs
225/55 R17 101V XL   C B 69 10.38kgs
225/40 R18 92V XL   E B 71 9.58kgs
235/40 R18 95V XL   E B 70 9.95kgs
245/40 R18 97V XL   C B 70 10.56kgs
225/45 R18 95V XL   E B 71 9.77kgs
235/45 R18 98V XL   C B 70 10.24kgs
245/45 R18 100V XL   C B 69 10.77kgs
255/45 R18 103V XL   C B 70 11.25kgs
235/50 R18 101V XL   C B 70 10.74kgs
245/40 R19 98V XL   C B 70 10.98kgs
255/40 R19 100V XL   C B 72 11.34kgs

Questions and Answers for the Dunlop Winter Sport 5

2016-10-07 - What is the comfort temperature (max/min) for this tyre?

The Dunlop Winter Sport 5 can be used in any temperatures, however it is recommended you fit and use winter tyres only when the temperatures are consistently under 7c.

2016-11-17 - How to fit correctly the tyres on the wheel -where should be the yellow mark lines placed? outside or inside?

The Dunlop Winter Sport 5 is a directional winter tyre, and as such has no inside or outside. The sidewall will have an arrow indicating forward rotation, you should go by this indication.

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Size Price Range  
215/55 R16 £84.00 - £101.86 (16 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £107.60 - £114.94 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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225/50 R17 £96.80 - £154.40 (37 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/50 R18 £142.80 - £172.30 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 48 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Dunlop Winter Sport 5 Review

Given 81% while driving a Audi 1.8T Quattro (225/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 24,000 spirited miles
I bought these as the successor to Dunlop WinterSport4 which I had been very happy with before, especially with wet grip and good feel in wet/poor conditions. Living and driving around Scotland I use the WinterSport as an all-season tyre. The 5's have improved in all areas and especially in dry handling which was a slight letdown with the 4's. Performance now tails off above around 12 degrees ambient, compared to around 7 degrees with the 4's. At high speed in summer the tyres can get a little 'floaty', but for me this is an acceptable compromise to the excellent grip in cold wet conditions. Sidewalls also seem stronger as the 4's were prone to nicks. Wear is similar if not a little better; got around 22/23K from the 4's when on all year and around 24K for the 5's. All in all a great winter tyre with acceptable all-year round performance for those of us in more Northern areas.
47 - tyre reviewed on September 24, 2016   

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Given 86% while driving a BMW 330xi (225/45 R17 H) on mostly country roads for 20,000 spirited miles
I bought these tyres in web store 2 years ago, very satisfied! Excellent grip in winter conditions, also these tyres are goo enough on ice. Good wear.
0 - tyre reviewed on June 22, 2018   
Given 100% while driving a BMW 530D (225/45 R17 H) on a combination of roads for 0 spirited miles
Excelent tyres
0 - tyre reviewed on May 12, 2018   
What's better in the snow, a 4x4 or winter tyres? Watch the video to find out!
Volkswagen Golf MK6 1.6 tdi (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 4,000 easy going miles
Amazing on snow ! Feel like tyre catching snow ! Went everywhere. 30 cm
Of snow. Any hills no problem. Will drive for 2 more winters. Brand new had 9mm in November. After 4 months It have 7mm
6 - tyre reviewed on March 10, 2018   
Given 90% while driving a Peugeot 308 1.6 HDi (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 600 average miles
Bought for Peugeot 308 and these was put to the test Feb-March 2018 in Buxton where we had loads of snow with roads shut, these tyres performed brilliantly in the snow /ice, drove up steep hills with at least 6” of snow and even pulled the car through 12” of snow, The car was actually bottoming out in the snow and still the tyres did the job. Excellent snow tyres worth the price however I comment on the wear of the tyre because I only bought them in November 2017. Although these are excellent winter tyres I’m an experienced driver in snow whic helps too so don’t just rely on tyres.
0 - tyre reviewed on March 2, 2018   
Given 87% while driving a Hyundai Accent MC (195/55 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
Bought these tyres because my previous Debica Frigo2 were almost done. I changed my tyres size also, from 185/65/R14 with 5J iron wheels to 195/55/R15 on alloy with 6.5J and ET35. That is, wider wheels, better tyre stretch, wider mount bearing. So, first impression (comparing with the Debicas, also): they almost feel like a summer tyre on dry and wet, which is great! Very good grip. Steering is lighter overall, and the sidewalls are softer, so they are flexing a little bit more, but we are talking about a non XL winter tyre. I am very pleased about their behaviour. They insipre confidence. At a whole other level than those Frigo2 tyres. Obviously, the colder it gets, the harder the sidewalls feel, which I like, but not a major difference. The tyres are balanced.
Also, on snow, they do their job well. I can throw my car in deeper snow, bearing in mind that I'm running on sport springs, lowered stance. I can decently make my way and invent new parking spaces, so they dig well into snow. I would buy them again because of the good performance on dry and wet. In snow, most of the winter tyres are alright, even my ex Debicas were pretty nice. Can't say anything about the wear, yet. Safe roads!
0 - tyre reviewed on February 27, 2018   

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