Honda Civic 1.5T Tyres

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The following tyres have been reviewed on the Honda Civic 1.5T
General Altimax One S (8) 93% 84% 84% 84% 90% 74% 87% 85% 49,010
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 (30) 87% 87% 80% 80% 85% 82% 83% 85% 203,000
Continental ContiMaxContact MC5 (35) 89% 80% 80% 79% 80% 87% 85% 83% 422,860
Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 (15) 86% 81% 68% 74% 84% 86% 83% 79% 68,750
Uniroyal RainSport 3 (269) 84% 92% 78% 78% 64% 83% 76% 79% 2,016,705
Michelin Primacy 3 (157) 86% 81% 78% 78% 68% 81% 68% 77% 2,245,483
Yokohama Advan dB V552 (6) 75% 68% 75% 75% 70% 88% 70% 74% 53,000
Yokohama BluEarth AE50 (26) 76% 72% 72% 72% 63% 76% 68% 71% 279,360

Honda Civic 1.5T Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the General Altimax One S given 90% (215-50-17-W)
Driving on mostly town for 2000 average miles
Very comfortable drive, great handling and much improved breaking.

There are a step up from the Altimax sport at the same price point. Great value for money.
tyre reviewed on 2019-06-28 15:18:34
Writing about the Continental ContiMaxContact MC5 given 87% (215-50-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 41000 spirited miles
I purchased a Civic 1.5T back in mid 2016 and they came with Continental MC5. First time using Conti, I didn't know what to expect and thought of just using it and till it wears out. What I do know is that the MC5 was launched in the earlier part of this decade and the tire technology would have improved a fair bit since then.I have used several brands during the last 20 years of driving the and I have to say these are tires that perform well in all aspects. Pricing, performance (wet & dry), comfort, name it. I have a tendency to have spirited drives 50% of the time and do lots of high-speed cruising on the freeway. Even with some hard cornering's, it holds it's line well and will give you ample warning before you go over it's limit. Remarkably and after almost 2 years and 65K KM, the tires are about done and about to reach the main wear indicator. This is the highest mileage I've gotten out of a set of tires and still holds reasonably well in the wets albeit at slower speeds. All 4 tires are evenly worn as I rotate them at every 10k intervals. To get the max performance out of them, I inflate them on the harder side (cold tires, 36-38psi) as I find the recommended 32psi just too soft for my liking. The sidewalls are on the softer side, hence the logic of inflating them harder - but not too hard till it performs badly in the wets!!!

In short, i'm happy with the tires and will recommend them to anyone who wants a slightly above mid priced performance all-rounder tire. The MC6 was launched late 2017 and I will be purchasing the evolution of the MC5 in a couple weeks time. Earlier reviews of the MC6 shows promising results and cant wait to try on the new shoes!!!
tyre reviewed on 2018-04-27 07:33:11
Writing about the Michelin Primacy 3 given 81% (235-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 12000 average miles
Good tyers overall,wear is almost non existent but lacks a lot of dry grip, on wet they are just as good as dry, which made me give them a 9, but, the dry grip is not fantastic, i was expecting better (but not by much), luckily they came with my 2018 honda civic 1.5 turbo 182 hp and i did not buy them myself because i would have regretted the decision, if you are not driving very sporty(which i am, sometimes), they should be good enough for you, but if you do, you'll find them not very suitable in sudden direction changes where i feel it becomes a bit unresponsive due to the lack of grip, making the car understeer without even realizing sometimes, you just feel the car's front end going very subtle in an understeer, i had a mini cooper 1.5 diesel and i swear i could go harder on some of my local B roads and i had some petlas velox sport fitted on that, which apart from wet grip and wear, they were fenomenal, good handling for that power range, or maybe it was the chassis's kart like dimensions that helped it, but, sticking to the subject, i feel that these tyers are perfect for what they are advertised and Michelin did not lie, they are very good in wet grip, very good braking distance in wet, although i feel it is not so great on dry, comfort is nice, road feedback is okay unless you floor the pedal, handling could be better, but i really don't have that much experience with competitors, altough i felt my winter goodyear ultra grip performance gen 1 was at least similar in grip and handling, and that is... a winter tyre (more or less), buy again is around 7, i would buy them again if i were to have a van and kids inside it, as it provides enough sportiness for that kind of needs, but if you try to race someone with their fancy cheap nankangs, don't, they might beat you even though you go lower on pressure as i do. Also, as a side note, don't try to floor it too much on wet conditions, the wheel tends to hop in these tyres.
tyre reviewed on 2019-07-26 08:16:37
Writing about the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 given 81% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 4000 spirited miles
Last tires i used were conti ts 860 t, this year i bought dunlop, and i love it, i can say they are almost as good and a lot cheaper too. I recommend highly... Not scared in wet, icy or snow, they are superb on dry also....
tyre reviewed on 2020-01-02 11:52:24
Writing about the Yokohama Advan dB V552 given 77% (215-55-17-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 6000 average miles
I am using Michelin Primacy 3 and till date used them for a good 60,000kms in my daily driver 2015 Corolla, now I chose Yokohama Advan dB v552 for my Civic 1.5t and have been using them for a few thousand Kms, these tyres are comparatively less noisy compared to the Primacy's. The ride feels softer and comfy, they absorb potholes and cat eyes (road studs) really well. Talking about grip I feel that comparatively they are not too grippy in both wet and dry conditions but works good for me cornering feels better.
tyre reviewed on 2019-03-05 19:55:32
Writing about the Nexen WinGuard Sport 2 given 75% (235-45-17-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 2000 spirited miles
To be fair it was ultimately price that took me to these tyres but they did have some decent reviews. They were fitted the day the snow arrived and the performance over the original fit Michelin primacy 3's was chalk and cheese but to be fair even the worst winter tyres generally work in proper snow. Where these nexen's really do surprise is colder temps and the greasy roads that the british weather excels in. Temps in the UK seem to bounce from around zero one day to ten degrees above the next day so obviously winter tyres tend to complain in higher temps, but again the nexen's manage to do this without the embarrassing howl of understeer that poor winters serve up. Wet braking is similarly good as well. I've used around seven types of winter tyre over the years,generally branded,and where these aren't as good as Michelin Alpin 4's/5's,there not a mile off. Factor in the price difference and once I see how they wear compared to the Alpin's(they were great) I would probably buy these again.
tyre reviewed on 2019-02-09 11:49:10
Writing about the Yokohama BluEarth AE50 given 69% (235-40-18-)
Driving on mostly town for 20000 average miles
Noise getting louder after time.
Overall not bad.
tyre reviewed on 2019-08-13 02:40:41
Writing about the Uniroyal RainSport 3 given 51% (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 1500 spirited miles
These actual tyres have been on two completely different cars. Initially on a back of rear wheel drive light sports car and now on the front of a mk 10 civic. To be fair the sports car had a full set,all be it a staggered arrangement,the civic has the original Michelin's on the rear. My opinion of this tyre is basically the same result as when it was ran as part of the full set on the sports car. Side wall construction is very soft,the resultant ride quality is excellent,the down side is a loss if any precision to the steering. You end up having to increase the steering lock on all but the slowest inputs. The levels of grip in the dry(once you learn to trust the lack of steering feel) are okay, although,really push on and you're rewarded with an unnerving floating feeling. The result is you tend to just hold back. Wet grip is good, but again,not that difficult to spin up the wheels in 2nd and 3rd gears when coming out of corners which results in a slow drift offline due to understeer. Where this tyre really shines is cutting through standing water. No other tyre I've used manages to mitigate the dragging effect of hitting large puddles as well as this the does, impressive. If I had a full set on the car I'm sure this vague feeling would result in a feeling of impending oversteer ,at least until the tread depth had reduced. Which leads me on to wear rate. Never had enough time on the sports car to assess this,but a combination of a about 300 miles on that car and 1500 on the civic,has resulted in the loss of about 1.5mm. To be expected with such a soft compound I guess. This isn't a terrible tyre by a long shot, certainly if you don't drive particularly fast,but that's its problem,this isn't tyre to go from A to B quickly(bar maybe in the wet) I can't see me ever buying these again.
tyre reviewed on 2020-10-23 08:29:01
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