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Dunlop Winter Sport 5 review

It has been around since 2015, but the Winter Sport 5 has always finished at the upper end of our results.

It has been around since 2015, but the Winter Sport 5 has always finished at the upper end of our results. This is another tyre that has benefitted from continual development, as can be seen by the tiny gap to the newer Michelin. Its success is built in Finland on the snow, where it’s second only to its test-winning stablemate Goodyear and its brand-new Performance+.

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And behind the wheel you don’t need a stopwatch to feel that grip. Despite a strong front end, the rear moves less than with many rivals, plus it has the ability to pull you through turns. So it’s no surprise that it takes the handling win and podiums in the rest of the tests. It drops to fifth in the key wet tests, where its balance isn’t quite as good as the leaders. And, while it is good for fuel economy, a poor dry performance prevents a higher placing here.

We say: Quiet, fuel-efficient and happiest in poor driving conditions

Blackcircles.Com says: First launched more than three years ago, this tyre enjoys good sales. Drivers who buy it are normally fairly impressed with their purchase, giving the Dunlop a 4.5/5 rating overall.

Overall98.30%4th
Snow braking99.20%2nd
Snow traction96.40%3rd
Snow circle97.30%3rd
Snow handling100%1st
Straight aquaplaning91.80%7th
Curved aquaplaning97%3rd
Wet braking96.40%6th
Wet handling96.80%5th
Wet circle97.80%5th
Dry braking94.80%9th
Dry handling98.10%10th
Rolling resistance92%2nd
Cabin noise96.20%2nd
Price£116.68 
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