Avon ZV5

Dry Grip 84%
Wet Grip 79%
Road Feedback 77%
Handling 78%
Wear 71%
Comfort 78%
Buy again 74%

The Avon ZV5 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Avon ZV3

This tyre has been replaced by the Avon ZV7

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Tyre review data from 110 tyre reviews averaging 77% over 1,381,255 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2014 Auto Bild 50 Summer Tyre Shootout - 39th of 50 tyres

2013 54 Tyre Braking Test - 24th of 54 tyres

2012 Autobild 50 Tyre Braking Test - 33rd of 45 tyres

Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
205/50 R15 86V   C C 71 8.84kgs
185/55 R15 82V   C C 70 7.82kgs
195/55 R15 85V   C C 71 8.27kgs
205/55 R15 88V   C C 71 9.32kgs
195/60 R15 88V   C C 71 8.62kgs
205/60 R15 91V   C C 71 9.36kgs
195/45 R16 84V XL   C C 72 7.86kgs
225/50 R16 92W   C C 71 10.24kgs
195/55 R16 87V   C C 71 8.68kgs
205/55 R16 91V   C C 71 9.77kgs
215/55 R16 93W   C C 71 9.69kgs
215/55 R16 97W XL   C C 72 9.69kgs
205/60 R16 92V   C C 71 9.81kgs
225/60 R16 98W   C C 71 10.83kgs
215/40 R17 87Y XL   C C 72 9.09kgs
205/45 R17 88V XL   C C 72 9.11kgs
215/45 R17 91W XL   C C 72 9.00kgs
215/45 R17 87W   C C 71 9.50kgs
225/45 R17 94Y XL   C C 72 10.07kgs
205/50 R17 93W XL   C C 72 9.13kgs
205/50 R17 89V   C C 71 9.52kgs
215/50 R17 95W XL   C C 72 10.00kgs
215/50 R17 91W   C C 71 10.00kgs
215/55 R17 94W   C C 71 10.60kgs
225/55 R17 101W XL   B C 72 10.44kgs
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Top Avon ZV5 Review

Vauxhall (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
I replaced a pair of budgets on the rear of the Signum about 2000 mls ago. I tend not to be a spirited/sporty/progressive sort of driver tending to keep my distance and driving a bit defensivly so can't comment on aquaplaning/wheel spinning/soft side walls on round-a-bouts etc but I can say that they are very quiet and still look brand new and haven't given me a single exciting moment. Very boring but I think I'll buy two more when the fronts are ready. Paid £66.00 for them which I think is a bargain.
23 - tyre reviewed on March 22, 2016   

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Given 91% while driving a Porsche 986 2.7 (225/50 R16) on mostly country roads for 700 spirited miles
Bought these for my Porsche 986. What a flexible, compliant ride! Gives good feedback when pressing on. Dry B road grip is enchanting and confidence inspiring. They are a communicative tyre.
Going to test them in the wet tomorrow, but so far, no bad thoughts on them.
0 - tyre reviewed on March 16, 2019   
Given 69% while driving a Ford Focus (205/50 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 30,000 average miles
Tyres are good to drive, however after 1 year two of them started deflating still not sorted. Three times resealed and changed valves. Unfortunately I found out tyres has cracks on wall and on thread part so bad, that is not even anymore. All 4 has bump on same place (inner side) all around. I think may cause steering wheel shaking what I'm struggling to sort for "while", wheel balancing is not helping. Thread has still 2mm to go but I don't trust them.
1 - tyre reviewed on June 30, 2018   
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Given 57% while driving a Renault espace mk3 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 24,000 average miles
Fitted these as a full set approx 3 years ago, found them very good in wet or dry, but can be made to slip very easily in the wet if getting away from a junction in a fairly spirited style, never driven them on the limit in the wet, but they've always felt very secure unlike the ZV3' previously fitted which were on the skittish side,
Wear has been very good with at least another 10K miles life remaining in them, BUT, and in this case a VERY BIG But, ALL FOUR TYRES have developed Very Serious and dangerous defects with mass area cracking on the Tyre walls, plus cracked close to the wheel rims as well as in all of the roots between the tread blocks,
Two of the tyres started deflating regularly, which the Tyre fitter said was due to porous alloys and not the tyres, however having to use an emergency leak sealer to get me home one day revealed a considerable number of spots of the sealer leaking out of the Tyre wall,
The defects in all of the tyres is now extremely bad, possibly dangerous and requiring renewal of all 4x tyres well before they were due, I won't be fitting ZV5's again and because of the cracking can't recommend them to anyone,
Depending upon the response from Avon and the company that fitted, them, the new tyres may not be Avon replacements.
11 - tyre reviewed on May 2, 2017   
Given 70% while driving a Skoda Fabia 1.2 (205/45 R16) on mostly country roads for 14,000 average miles
I bought the Fabia with Avon ZV5's all round and I can say I have never driven a car that tramlined so much on anything but smooth roads. The road noise seemed loud and the ride harsh. After having the tyres and steering geometry checked and cleared I was advised the tyres did not suit the car. I fitted Kumho Ku39's on the front and the car was transformed for the better. I'm now tempted to replace the rear Avons.
5 - tyre reviewed on March 11, 2017   
Given 94% while driving a BMW 523i tourer (225/55 R16 V) on mostly town for 20,500 easy going miles
Managed over 20.5k from rear tyres on BMW E39 523 touring, admittedly driven carefully by my wife. Would recommend these as very quiet and comfortable drive. Just ordered new ZV7's and am hoping for simular performance.
3 - tyre reviewed on December 28, 2016   

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