Matador MP 47 Hectorra 3

Dry Grip 82%
Wet Grip 70%
Road Feedback 77%
Handling 80%
Wear 77%
Comfort 82%
Buy again 73%

The Matador MP 47 Hectorra 3 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

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Tyre review data from 22 tyre reviews averaging 77% over 134,900 miles driven.

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Size Price Range  
165/70 R14 £37.60 - £48.00 (15 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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225/50 R17 £66.50 - £75.69 (16 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/45 R17 £58.00 - £62.29 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/45 R19 £91.00 - £95.39 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Matador MP 47 Hectorra 3 Review

Given 90% while driving a Opel ASTRA H 1.6 TURBO (225/45 R17 W) on mostly town for 500 easy going miles
First time on non-premium tyres (€ 72,00 per corner fitted) replacing a set of excellent PIRELLI P ZERO ROSSO ASIMETRICO (bargain price at € 95.00 per corner fitted 4 years ago - nice wear lasting already 60.000 km after an axle change at 40.000 km - great dry and wet grip as new - vast diminuation after 15.000 km). So far excellent dry grip (braking and acceleration comparable to new Pirellis' and factory's ContiSportContact2) and an improvement on comfort compared to both of them, probably because of claimed softer sidewalls (fine ride and acceptable noise up to 100 km/h).
Re-review after several thousands of kilometres on both wet and dry, curious to see cornering abilities. Not yet scoring for wet grip - road feedback, progressivenes, wear and buy again.
224 - tyre reviewed on January 18, 2016   

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Given 70% while driving a Chevrolet Orlando (225/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 7,000 average miles
I have driven around 10k km on these tyres and I have mixed feelings. GOOD: - very good dry grip - tyres are really quiet - decent handling and road feedback - perfect price BAD: - average wear - everything gets worse when it starts raining, tyres have absolutely no grip o wet! (compare to other tyres I had like Dunlop Bluresponse or even very average Bridgestone Turanza ER300) - surprisingly when it rains more they have good aquaplaning resistance NOTE: - based on size they can be made in Slovakia, France, Germany etc. I have feeling that those from Western Europe are different, my parents in law have 205/55/16 from Germany and when you touch the rubber it feels different
0 - tyre reviewed on October 10, 2020   
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Given 57% while driving a Skoda Fabia 1.2 (165/70 R14) on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
Matador tyres are very popular budget brand in my country (Slovakia). Therefore pricing on these is really attractive and only reason for which I would consider them again. These tyres are decent in the dry, but in rainy weather they get slippery, especially in colder conditions (7-15 C as it is still a summer tyre). They are so bad in the wet that I am always looking forward to my Sava Eskimo hp2 when the autumn starts. and it does tell you something about a summer tyre when it gives the driver less confidence then economy winter tyre on the wet. Another complaint about these tyres is the soft side wall, so I would strongly advise against these for a sporty drive. I regularly drive on these also in 205/50 R15 size, and they are slightly more bearable.
3 - tyre reviewed on May 30, 2020   
Given 47% while driving a BMW 530i (265/35 R18) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
Wery bad on water
5 - tyre reviewed on April 3, 2020   

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