Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5 review

By no means a bad tyre, but rivals have moved the game on with their new designs and development since the Premitra’s debut

When we last tested the Premitra 5 back in 2020, the Taiwanese producer shook up the established front-runners with an impressive fourth place. Indeed, its score was within one per cent of the winning Goodyear’s.

That Goodyear is back this year but the Maxxis has dropped further away, while others have raised the performance bar.

The highlight was its deep-water aquaplaning result, but in shallower depths it propped up the results table alongside fellow struggler Falken.

The same shortage of front grip we experienced before was still there, with a soft turn-in that became a slide across the track. Care was also needed on the throttle because the tyres spun up easily. That lazy feel was also there in the dry.

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Results

Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5  
Overall97.1% 
Price£68.00 
Wet braking90.8%10th
Wet handling96.6%11th
Wet cornering98%10th
Curved aquaplaning93.6%2nd
Straight aquaplaning94.4%5th
Dry braking95.2%8th
Dry handling98.1%10th
Cabin noise99.2%=6th
Rolling resistance69.8%10th

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Products editor

Kim has worked for Auto Express for more than three decades and all but a year of that time in the Products section. His current role as products editor involves managing the section’s content and team of testers plus doing some of the tests himself. 

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