Maxxis Premitra All-Season AP3 tyre review - All-Season Tyre Test 2021

Top scores in dry braking, the Maxxis Premitra All-Season AP3 tyre can't place higher than seventh

  • Score: 96.50%
  • Ranking: 7th
  • Price: £74.81

There’s a familiar look to this result, with debutants Avon and Maxxis at the foot of the results, as they were in our winter test. This time there was little to choose between the two. The Taiwanese producer has put more emphasis on snow performance than its rival, but this was at the expense of its ability on wet roads, a key focus for our test. It struggled most in braking and handling, which are prioritised in our rating. 

Around the handling track we had to wait for the front end to grip before accelerating because it ran wide easily. The rear would slide when the front gripped, but progress was all about waiting for the steering to hook up. It also finished last in braking, where it was still doing more than 18mph when the Bridgestone had stopped. It was better in the aquaplaning tests, but still a step off the best in the curved assessment.  

Low wet grip should mean better fuel economy, but we saw no benefit there, with consumption some four per cent greater than the Pirelli’s. Strong dry braking was not enough to rescue the result.

We say:

Maxxis has yet to transfer the promising results we have seen from its summer tyres in to its all-season or winter designs.

Blackcircles.com says:

At the time of writing, Blackcircles.com does not hold stock of this tyre, so the company is unable to provide any insight into the tyre’s popularity or performance with our customers. 

Maxxis Premitra All-Season AP3ScorePosition
Snow braking95.90%5th
Snow traction93.50%7th
Straight aquaplaning95.40%5th
Curved aquaplaning85.10%6th
Wet braking87.40%8th
Wet handling94.60%8th
Wet circle96.30%=7th
Dry braking100%1st
Dry handling99%6th
Rolling resistance82.20%8th
Cabin noise98.30%5th
Overall96.50%7th

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