Dunlop Winter Sport 5

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 90%
Road Feedback 82%
Handling 83%
Wear 86%
Comfort 81%
Buy again 88%
Snow Grip 95%
Ice Grip 90%

The Dunlop Winter Sport 5 is a Ultra High Performance Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D

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Tyre review data from 26 tyre reviews averaging 87% over 162,000 miles driven.

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Latest Group Test Results

2018 Autobild UHP Winter Tyre Test - 4th of 11 tyres

  • Positive - Excellent in snow and ice, with a balanced performance in the wet and dry too. Good steering speed and feedback, very low fuel use.
  • Negative - Slightly long dry braking, average aquaplaning.

2018 Auto Express Winter Tyre Test - 6th of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Strong wet performance, low noise.
  • Negative - Average in the dry.

2018 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test - 1st of 22 tyres

  • Positive - The best tyre on test, with no drawbacks. Stable handling in all conditions, precise steering behavior and good feedback.
  • Negative - None mentioned.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
195/55 R15 85H   C B 69 7.10kgs
195/65 R15 91H   C B 69 7.61kgs
205/65 R15 94T   C B 68 8.53kgs
205/65 R15 94H   C B 68 8.53kgs
195/55 R16 87H   C B 68 7.51kgs
205/55 R16 94H XL   C B 70 9.00kgs
205/55 R16 94V XL   C B 70 9.01kgs
205/55 R16 91H   C B 69 8.16kgs
205/55 R16 91T   C B 69 8.50kgs
215/55 R16 93H   C B 70 8.25kgs
215/55 R16 97H XL   C B 70 8.76kgs
225/55 R16 95H   C B 69 9.77kgs
225/55 R16 99H XL   C B 69 10.35kgs
225/55 R16 99V XL   C B 69 10.23kgs
205/60 R16 96H XL   C B 70 9.04kgs
205/60 R16 92H   C B 69 8.63kgs
215/60 R16 99H XL   C B 70 9.57kgs
215/60 R16 95H   C B 69 9.06kgs
235/60 R16 100H   C B 70 10.26kgs
215/65 R16 98H   C B 70 9.33kgs
215/65 R16 98T   C B 69 9.33kgs
215/45 R17 91V XL   C B 69 8.57kgs
225/45 R17 94V XL   C B 70 9.01kgs
225/45 R17 94H XL   C B 70 9.01kgs
225/45 R17 91H   C B 70 8.48kgs
235/45 R17 97V XL   C B 70 9.78kgs
245/45 R17 99V XL   E B 70 10.36kgs
205/50 R17 93V XL   C B 70 8.61kgs
205/50 R17 93H XL   C B 70 8.61kgs
215/50 R17 91H   C B 69 8.57kgs
215/50 R17 95V XL   C B 70 9.10kgs
225/50 R17 98V XL   C B 70 9.74kgs
225/50 R17 98H XL   C B 70 9.74kgs
225/50 R17 94H   C B 70 9.20kgs
215/55 R17 98V XL   C B 69 9.93kgs
225/55 R17 101V XL   C B 69 10.38kgs
225/40 R18 92V XL   E B 71 9.58kgs
235/40 R18 95V XL   E B 70 9.95kgs
245/40 R18 97V XL   C B 70 10.56kgs
225/45 R18 95V XL   E B 71 9.77kgs
235/45 R18 98V XL   C B 70 10.24kgs
245/45 R18 100V XL   C B 69 10.77kgs
255/45 R18 103V XL   C B 70 11.25kgs
235/50 R18 101V XL   C B 70 10.74kgs
245/40 R19 98V XL   C B 70 10.98kgs
255/40 R19 100V XL   C B 72 11.34kgs

Questions and Answers for the Dunlop Winter Sport 5

2016-10-07 - What is the comfort temperature (max/min) for this tyre?

The Dunlop Winter Sport 5 can be used in any temperatures, however it is recommended you fit and use winter tyres only when the temperatures are consistently under 7c.


2016-11-17 - How to fit correctly the tyres on the wheel -where should be the yellow mark lines placed? outside or inside?

The Dunlop Winter Sport 5 is a directional winter tyre, and as such has no inside or outside. The sidewall will have an arrow indicating forward rotation, you should go by this indication.


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Size Price Range  
195/55 R15 £75.70 - £85.87 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £64.10 - £99.85 (31 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/55 R16 £77.00 - £118.60 (22 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £91.30 - £116.56 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £83.50 - £118.60 (36 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/50 R17 £82.90 - £135.70 (44 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 51 tyre sizes - View all.

Top Dunlop Winter Sport 5 Review

Given 81% while driving a Audi 1.8T Quattro (225/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 24,000 spirited miles
I bought these as the successor to Dunlop WinterSport4 which I had been very happy with before, especially with wet grip and good feel in wet/poor conditions. Living and driving around Scotland I use the WinterSport as an all-season tyre. The 5's have improved in all areas and especially in dry handling which was a slight letdown with the 4's. Performance now tails off above around 12 degrees ambient, compared to around 7 degrees with the 4's. At high speed in summer the tyres can get a little 'floaty', but for me this is an acceptable compromise to the excellent grip in cold wet conditions. Sidewalls also seem stronger as the 4's were prone to nicks. Wear is similar if not a little better; got around 22/23K from the 4's when on all year and around 24K for the 5's. All in all a great winter tyre with acceptable all-year round performance for those of us in more Northern areas.
52 - tyre reviewed on September 24, 2016   

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Given 92% while driving a Nissan LEAF Tekna (215/50 R17 H) on mostly country roads for 15,000 easy going miles
Used on Nissan Leaf for two winters (November to end May). One of best winter tyres I've used - very good in wet n dry conditions, even on warmer days with temperatures up to 17'C. Very good ride comfort, noise and economy. Handled 8" f fresh snow easily (limitation being the car ground clearance!) as well as compacted snow and slush.

Would use again without hesitation. Drove ca 15k miles in two winters on them and not even half worn.
0 - tyre reviewed on June 7, 2019   
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Given 89% while driving a Volkswagen Passat 2.0TDI (215/55 R17 W) on mostly town for 3,000 average miles
Exellent on dry road, on the wet sometimes slipping during acceleration.
0 - tyre reviewed on January 17, 2019   
Given 97% while driving a Chevrolet 2012 Cruze (225/45 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
Its perfect winter tire overall. Bit soft walls when temperature is above 10C there for 9 for handling but when under, then is almost perfect. Grip on snow/ice is amazing very similar to Conti 850 I use to have, but Conti is good for max two seasons or 10.000 miles after that is meah. We will see how dunlop ws5 perform after while.
3 - tyre reviewed on December 29, 2018   
Given 57% while driving a Volkswagen GTi Mk6 (205/50 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 4,000 average miles
Bought a set of 4 winter Dunlop's in 2017, mounted them on MK6 golf. First impressions were OK, low Tyre noise, good grip in wet and dry. Comfortable if they would not have a huge issue. After a few miles on highway, I noticed that there are some vibrations cumming through steering wheel at higher speeds. I suspected the wheels (bought them used) and change them for new ones, but problem remained. Went back to dealer who made measurements on machine and reported that two of them (tyres) had defects in tread pattern (humps of some sort), two were suppose to be OK. Waited for a few months to get the replacement approved (actually it was already spring). When we mounted two new ones on, it was noticeably better, but still not OK. At later time we noticed that also one of the old two, that suppose to be OK, needed a lot of weights when balancing it (despite rotating it on wheel itself) and the steering wheel still vibrated when accelerating or at higher speed (not happening on summer set). I gave up and get rid of them, never buying "premium" Dunlop again!
0 - tyre reviewed on December 8, 2018   

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