Achilles 2233

The Achilles 2233 is a Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

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Dry Grip 77%
Wet Grip 48%
Road Feedback 64%
Handling 62%
Wear 75%
Comfort 68%
Buy again 50%

Tyre review data from 16 tyre reviews averaging 64% over 65,600 miles driven.

The 2233 is ranked 115th of 199 Summer Touring tyres.

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Top 3 Achilles 2233 Reviews

Given 47% while driving a Volvo V50 estate (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 500 easy going miles
I have goodyear tyres on front wheels, achilles on rear wheels.
On rainy roads the rear looses grip easily.
Today the skid control system got busy at a highway exit turn.
You never know when you need the grip, I recommend you buy
something else!
70 - tyre reviewed on August 29, 2016   
Given 64% while driving a Volkswagen Golf Estate 2.0 tdi 140 (245/40 R18) on mostly town for 5,000 average miles
Replaced my OEM Pirelli Cinturato P7 225/40/18 for these on my Golf Mark 7 Estate 2.0 TDI as I wanted additional rim curb scratch protection. Got them extremely cheap here in the Philippines for only about US$ 80 a piece. They cope really well with the extremely potholed roads of Manila, and are pretty comfortable. Not the most comfortable, but good enough. Road noise on the highway is way louder than the Cinturato P7s, but is still alright. Won't mess up a good conversation. Having my TDI tuned to 314ft/lb of torque sure made these tires scream and terribly lost grip in the wet, but in the dry, these tires are excellent.
12 - tyre reviewed on September 16, 2018   
Given 64% while driving a Honda Accord Euro (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
A cheap tyre with fair value for money. Compared to other cheap tyres, it wears well, grips fair in the dry, is quiet & fairly comfortable.
The bad is that it needs a lot more steering wheel rotation to turn a corner at speed. My son said it looks like I'm driving on dirt.
In the wet, it's a shocker. OK for normal driving but don't approach your dry road driving speeds as it slides easy, breaks traction easy. Take it easy in the wet
4 - tyre reviewed on December 21, 2015   
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Given 47% while driving a Lexus GS300 (235/45 R17 W) on mostly town for 1,000 easy going miles
Bought a second hand car with these fitted all round. Seemed OK over the first few days but some bad weather showed up how poor the wet grip is. Motorway speeds in the rain and the front end seems very light. These tyres will be coming off at the first opportunity.
1 - tyre reviewed on October 17, 2019   
Given 64% while driving a Toyota Corolla Altis (235/40 R18) on for 0 miles
Used this tyre for almost 4 yrs (over 30k km). Tread was still thick until the left front tyre became oblong or lost its roundness. As objective as i can, its good for daily driving and occasional mountain twisties tyre especially fornthe prize. If you are on a budget this should serve you well. Just make sure to diligently inspect the tyre pressure and its condition specially after 2 yrs of use.
3 - tyre reviewed on September 23, 2019   
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Given 54% while driving a Renault Clio 172 (205/40 R17 W) on mostly motorways for 3,500 average miles
It really slides if you try to steer in heavily and starts to roll. In wet it really starts losing grip easily. Not recommended to buy!!! I got them new on my 2nd hand clio rs from 2003. I guess the dealer just put them on as sales trick to look like new for cheap.
2 - tyre reviewed on June 30, 2019   
Given 22% while driving a Skoda Yeti 4 x 4 (225/55 R17) on a combination of roads for 100 average miles
I have just had a full set of the Achilles tyres fitted to my Skoda Yeti 2.0L 4x4, and I must say, I am not at all impressed. I know I didn’t pay a King’s ransom for them, but to say I am underwhelmed, well, they actually feel unsafe. To look at, the tred is very, well, missing is the only way to describe it. The amount of grooves cut into the tyre are very few, causing the road handling to be very poor indeed, and with much movement of the vehicle when at speed; and worse still when in the wet. In fact, I would go as far as to say, the road holding of these tyres, is poorer than the old tyres I had taken of my car; and they were almost bald.
The only plus point with the tyres is, there is quite a lot less road noise, than there was with my old tyres; but I would gladly swap noise for better road holding. Whether they will save me money on fuel, it is too early to say. Well, as the motto says: buy cheap, buy twice.
4 - tyre reviewed on March 23, 2018   
Given 63% while driving a Subaru Subaru Legacy GT 2.0 JDM (215/45 R17) on mostly town for 0 average miles
Had Bridgestone Potenzas prior to the 2233s and I am very impressed with these in the hot dry summer roads in New Zealand and is probably quieter than the Potenzas. But I get a total drop in confidence on wet roads. I understeer like crazy even on low speeds in the wet.

Not sure if I would buy these again. We get a lot of rain during our winter months in New Zealand and I need something that is safer in the rain.
0 - tyre reviewed on March 11, 2018   
Given 76% while driving a BMW 323i 1997 (215/45 R17) on mostly town for 0 spirited miles
I used to ran 17" 2233s on all fours (ideal front width, slightly stretched rears), before the fronts were replaced with worn 16" Dunlop SP01s after a pothole accident. I can only say good things about its behaviour in the dry. Pretty comfortable even on rough roads, possibly quiet (I have loud pipes and wind coming through the window, so I can't truly tell), excellent grip - all in a very affordable package. They also seem to last very long; I fitted them in August 2016. Two years and some 7000 miles of daily spirited driving later, they still have hairs on them.

However, in the wet, oh dear... My car only has a modest 245 Nm of torque, and even with the lightest throttle, on a slightly wet road, I can feel the rears losing grip accompanied with an unmistakable screeching noise. As for the fronts, they seem to be quite prone to hydroplaning, making handling on the wet rather unpredictable. These were relatively new, mostly city driven tires, mind you.

Although, overall I'm very pleased with em. I blew a couple rear tires and replaced them with another pair of 2233s.
0 - tyre reviewed on February 7, 2018   
Given 60% while driving a Pontiac G6 GT (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
Bought the car with the 2233 on it. Terrible in the rain! OK on dry roads.
0 - tyre reviewed on August 13, 2017   
Given 64% while driving a Subaru Impreza (205/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 20,000 spirited miles
Better than expected for the money. Driving on New Zealand chip sealed and gravel roads, beaches, launching and retrieving my boat at slippery ramps for the last 30000km + and they're half worn. Balanced well, quieter than the Dunlop SP Sport 01's and better grip on gravel roads. Great handling in the dry however wet weather grip is not too great, have to be a bit careful around roundabouts and taking corners in the wet. They've gotten noisier as they've worn down also. Best tires in their price bracket. A bit of a shame about the wet weather grip but it's bearable.
2 - tyre reviewed on January 15, 2017   
Given 80% while driving a Alfa Romeo (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 18,000 spirited miles
Used these for 20,000+kms with great wear rate and it worked extremely well in both wet and dry roads. never had any pulling or aquaplaning! Noise level was much lower than previous Kumho KU31.
3 - tyre reviewed on January 17, 2016   
Given 86% while driving a Honda Civic Type R (225/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
I bought the car with two 2233's on them and I was quiet impressed with the performance and lasting of the tire. I have a full set on the car at the moment and she corners very well and has excellent braking ability. Wet road are not that great but they hold if you drive normal.
3 - tyre reviewed on November 19, 2015   
Given 73% while driving a Honda Accord Euro (205/45 R16) on mostly town for 5,000 average miles
Dry grip good very good but not as good as Achilles Platinums

Wet grip ok doesn't wheel spin doesn't slide but doesn't disperse water as good as V pattern tyres

Road feedback alright Achilles Platinums are quieter

Progressiveness ok

Wear is good

Comfort is ok budget tyre compound not as soft as Khumos not hard like cheap tyres

Would buy again if nothing else was available

Have about 5000km on the tyre so far good reliable for commuter and occasional spirited driving
1 - tyre reviewed on April 25, 2015   
Given 65% while driving a Honda Civic Type R (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 0 spirited miles
Just got the tires about a month now , Dry handling very good, little slide, Wet seems to give a bit more of a slide to it (giving the car a kind of a wild feel ;) ) has some fun wheel spin moments but could be still wearing in -All this done while driven very hard.
Seriously has more directional ability if I could say that ,helped My turning circle improve a lot , previously had Bridgestones Adrenalin RE002 damn tires were better handling wise but never last long ,worn and started picking up nails very easy ,caused for a change prematurely.
The Achillies 2233 is 1/3 of the price but seems like great value for money....
0 - tyre reviewed on September 14, 2013