Avon ZV7

Replacing the acclaimed Avon ZV5, the newly-developed ZV7 incorporates a range of advanced technologies that mean it offers a host of added features and benefits.

The distinctive tread pattern of the new Avon ZV7 is designed with large circumferential grooves that clear water quickly and efficiently to reduce aquaplaning in the wet. It features sequenced tread blocks to reduce noise generated from the road, providing a quieter driving experience.

The Avon ZV7 tread pattern also features 3D sipes, which have interlocking three dimensional points inside the sipe. The 3D sipes provide the same benefits of a traditional sipe, including helping the tyre warm up and providing enhanced wet grip, but limit the amount of flex in the tread block which helps control the amount of heat generation in the dry and keeps the tread block stable.

Using the latest available polymer technology and advanced mixing techniques, the ZV7’s tread compound delivers excellent wet and dry grip while also reducing rolling resistance for great fuel efficiency.

This tyre replaced the Avon ZV5.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 84%
Wet Grip 80%
Road Feedback 74%
Handling 73%
Wear 66%
Comfort 79%
Buy again 66%

Tyre review data from 109 tyre reviews averaging 75% over 646,354 miles driven.

The ZV7 is ranked 83rd of 143 Summer Premium Touring tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2023 Summer Tyre Market Overview - 23rd of 48 tyres

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2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test - 42nd of 50 tyres

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2021 Tyre Reviews UHP Summer Tyre Test - 10th of 14 tyres

  • Positive - Low rolling resistance, quiet external noise, well priced.
  • Negative - Long wet and dry braking, low grip in the handling tests.
  • Overall - The Avon ZV7 is a well priced tyre with low noise levels, however it couldn't match the group in the grip tests.
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2023 Tyre Tests

  • 23rd: 2023 Summer Tyre Market Overview (225/45 R18)
  • 42nd: 2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2021 Tyre Tests

  • 9th: 2021 Auto Express Summer Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 10th: 2021 Tyre Reviews UHP Summer Tyre Test (225/40 R18)
  • 25th: 2021 53 Summer Tyre Braking Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2020 Tyre Tests

  • 9th: 2020 ACE Mid Range Summer Tyre Test (215/55 R17)
  • 2019 Tyre Tests

  • 25th: 2019 Summer 53 Tyre Braking Shootout (225/45 R17)
  • 2018 Tyre Tests

  • 10th: 2018 Auto Express Summer Tyre Test (225/45 R17)
  • 14th: 2018 Auto Bild 15 inch Summer Tyre Test (195/65 R15)
  • 16th: 2018 AutoBild Summer Tyre Overview (195/65 R15)
  • 2017 Tyre Tests

  • 8th: 2017 AZ Summer Tyre Test (215/55 R17)
  • 15th: 2017 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Test (225/50 R17)
  • 17th: 2017 Auto Bild Summer Tyre Shootout (225/50 R17)
  • Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
    195/50 R15 82V   E A 69 8.20kgs
    185/55 R15 82V   E A 68 8.42kgs
    195/55 R15 85V   E A 69 8.27kgs
    195/60 R15 88V   E A 69 8.62kgs
    205/60 R15 91V   E A 69 9.27kgs
    195/65 R15 91V   E A 69 9.07kgs
    205/65 R15 94V   E A 69 9.32kgs
    195/45 R16 84V XL   E A 70 7.92kgs
    205/45 R16 87W XL   E A 70 8.53kgs
    205/45 R16 83W   E A 69 8.53kgs
    215/45 R16 90V XL   C A 69 9.58kgs
    195/50 R16 88V XL   E A 70 8.40kgs
    205/50 R16 87W   E A 69 8.87kgs
    225/50 R16 92W   E A 69 10.50kgs
    185/55 R16 83V   E A 68 8.19kgs
    195/55 R16 87V   E A 69 8.68kgs
    205/55 R16 94W XL   C A 70 9.31kgs
    205/55 R16 91V   E A 69 9.77kgs
    205/55 R16 91W   E A 69 9.31kgs
    205/55 R16 94V XL   C A 70 9.77kgs
    215/55 R16 93V   C A 69 9.69kgs
    215/55 R16 97W XL   C A 70 9.54kgs
    225/55 R16 99Y XL   C A 70 10.38kgs
    225/55 R16 99W XL   C A 70 10.38kgs
    195/60 R16 89V   E A 69 9.22kgs
    205/60 R16 96V XL   C A 70 9.80kgs
    215/60 R16 99V XL   C A 70 10.24kgs
    205/40 R17 84Y XL   E A 70 8.26kgs
    215/40 R17 87Y XL   E A 70 8.49kgs
    245/40 R17 91Y   E A 69 9.53kgs
    205/45 R17 88W XL   E A 70 9.11kgs
    205/45 R17 88V XL   E A 70 9.32kgs
    215/45 R17 91Y XL   E A 70 8.61kgs
    215/45 R17 91W XL   E A 70 8.61kgs
    225/45 R17 94W XL   C A 70 9.33kgs
    225/45 R17 91Y   E A 69 9.33kgs
    225/45 R17 94Y XL   C A 70 9.33kgs
    235/45 R17 97Y XL   C A 70 9.48kgs
    235/45 R17 97W XL   C A 70 9.48kgs
    245/45 R17 99Y XL   C A 70 9.75kgs
    205/50 R17 93V XL   C A 70 9.52kgs
    205/50 R17 93W XL   C A 70 9.42kgs
    215/50 R17 95W XL   C A 70 9.89kgs
    225/50 R17 98Y XL   C A 70 9.72kgs
    225/50 R17 98W XL   C A 70 9.72kgs
    205/55 R17 95V XL   C A 70 9.87kgs
    215/55 R17 98W XL   C A 70 10.63kgs
    215/55 R17 94W   E A 69 10.63kgs
    225/55 R17 101Y XL   C A 70 10.66kgs
    225/55 R17 101W XL   C A 70 10.66kgs
    235/55 R17 103Y XL   C A 69 10.81kgs
    245/35 R18 92Y XL   E A 70 10.12kgs
    255/35 R18 94Y XL          
    265/35 R18 97Y XL   E A 71 10.99kgs
    225/40 R18 92W XL   C A 70 9.42kgs
    225/40 R18 92Y XL   E A 70 9.42kgs
    235/40 R18 95Y XL   E A 70 10.23kgs
    245/40 R18 97Y XL   E A 70 10.68kgs
    225/45 R18 95Y XL   E A 70 9.87kgs
    235/45 R18 98Y XL   E A 70 10.48kgs
    245/45 R18 100Y XL   E A 70 11.13kgs
    255/45 R18 103Y XL   E A 71  
    255/30 R19 91Y XL         10.10kgs
    225/35 R19 88Y XL         9.25kgs
    235/35 R19 91Y XL   E A 70 10.07kgs
    245/35 R19 93Y XL   E A 70 10.18kgs
    255/35 R19 96Y XL          
    225/40 R19 93Y XL   C A 70 10.05kgs
    235/40 R19 96Y XL   E A 70 10.92kgs
    245/40 R19 98Y XL   E A 70 11.17kgs
    255/40 R19 100Y XL   C A 71 11.89kgs
    255/45 R19 104Y XL   E A 70 12.16kgs

    Questions and Answers for the Avon ZV7

    2016-09-06 - Hi, when did the Avon ZV7 replace the ZV5? thanks

    The Avon ZV7 was launched in April 2016

    2017-05-03 - Could you let me know ZV7 tyres are unidirectional please? I have purchased a pair of 225/40/R18 for my VW Golf online, I request a pair suitable for my front axle, nearside and offside front, however they have arrived today and appear to for one side only, ie inline. I would be grateful for your advice.

    The Avon ZV7 is asymmetric, which means it can run in any direction. The tyre must be mounted correctly on the wheel, but it can go either side of the car, even if the tread pattern does look slightly different side to side.

    2019-06-07 - Would the Avon ZV7 fitted to my Volvo V70 2009, be ok as I tow a caravan. Within the specification it states for passenger cars.

    Yes, as long as you're within the specified load rating.

    2022-06-10 - I am considering the purchase of the ZV7 tyre but am worried by reports of tyre cracks. Do these tyres have a fault resulting in cracks ?

    I've not seen any unusual reports from media or reports from the manufacturer about an ongoing issue with cracking.

    2022-07-22 - Did The ZV7 replace The ZZ5 as well as The ZV5 ?

    At time of writing there is no news on a ZZ5 replacement. The V version of the tyre was usually more comfort bias, so there might be a ZZ7 in the future!

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    Size Price Range  
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    Top 3 Avon ZV7 Reviews

    Given 90% while driving a BMW 320D M Sport (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
    Great dry grip in any direction! Wet grip is excellent when starting and stopping; they do slide a bit when pushed to the limits although you do have to push it very hard!
    The ride is smooth at all speeds although this does limit the feedback you get for them.
    Overall they are fantastic value and they definitely keep up with tyres over twice the price.
    Helpful 374 - tyre reviewed on August 17, 2016
    Given 54% while driving a Ford Fiesta (195/45 R16) on a combination of roads for 7,000 average miles
    Bought these for the front of my 08 tdi fiesta 1.6.
    On the 5 April covered 7000 miles since then. Went back to get two rear last Friday 20th September, and was told that I needed two front also..even wear across tyre, just wore out...
    Helpful 214 - tyre reviewed on September 23, 2019
    Given 29% while driving a Alfa Romeo 156 JTD (215/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 14 average miles
    This is a review after 14,000 miles. Tread depth overall is now just under 4mm but the handling and general feel are nowhere near as good as before. Steering is vague and grip in wet/dry also deteriorated. I'm really disappointed in the way these tyres have lasted. Going to replace with Goodyear Asymmetric 5, I won't buy these tyres again.
    Helpful 23 - tyre reviewed on August 28, 2020
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    Latest Avon ZV7 Reviews

    Given 69% while driving a Volvo V70 R AWD (235/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
    I know the Avon is a more 'mid range' tyre, but it still delivers in most of the areas that you want from a sporty to borderline 'UHP' tyre. Leaves a little to be desired in wet grip, tending to push wide by preference when leaned on. Great in the dry, grip pretty well but tend to get hot pretty quickly on something the size and weight of the Volvo. The most dissapointing thing about these is the durability, not only do they tend to dissapear remarkably quickly, but in the case of the rears, they have started to suffer from cracking (both in the tread grooves and on the sidewalls) on tires that are less than 2 years old and have done less than 20000km. Some quick reserch reveals that this is not a rare problem. All in a good tyre, maybe some better options out there, but certainly for the money they are a solid bet.
    Helpful 0 - tyre reviewed on March 21, 2023
    Given 53% while driving a Ford Ecosport (205/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 10 easy going miles
    Bought a set of ZV7 for my wife's car. Only two years old and covered less than 10,000 miles and there are cracks in the tread for the whole circumference of the wheel, which will require the tyres to be replaced. This appears to be a very common fault with ZV7 tyres. I have been using Avon tyres for about 15 years, but will be looking for an alternative brand now.
    Helpful 0 - tyre reviewed on March 21, 2023
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    Given 47% while driving a Volvo V60 D3 (235/40 R19) on mostly motorways for 19,000 average miles
    I've used a Avon's for years now and quality has certainly done downhill. I can't fault them for breaking and aquaplaning resistance is very high. The main issue is really strange wear pattern that has caused me having to change the tyres prematurely, I think that this might be down to them using a softer compound in the middle of the tyre however it is way too soft if it is the case. Yes I have covered a distance in his tires, however the outer bands still have 5 mm of trees left. And the tyres are anything but over inflated, and the wear has only occurred within the past 6 months If these tears were the same quality as years ago yes I would say buy them. However they certainly are cheaper. However still got the price tag.
    Helpful 0 - tyre reviewed on March 7, 2023
    Given 93% while driving a Mazda (195/50 R15) on mostly country roads for 500 average miles
    Put a set of 4 to replace the ZV previously on our MX5 NB. Given that the previous model were more than adequate for our our driving profile, the price/performance ratio were enough for us to opt ZV7. For a little over £52 per corner we have a wonderfully comfortable and quiet tyre with plenty of grip - budget price for great performance. Very pleased with Avon.
    Helpful 1 - tyre reviewed on February 11, 2023
    Given 39% while driving a BMW X3 (235/55 R17) on a combination of roads for 7,000 spirited miles
    BMW X3 e83 2006. Fitted 2 tyres late in 2020 and the other 2 early 2021 ( one was then replaced under insurance due to puncture in 2022). Covid lockdown/WFH also limited the mileage I’ve done on them. I hate these tyres with a passion and regret fitting them. Local Tyre Centre offered these as one of several options and went with Avons as I have their Turbosteels fitted to a kitcar and they were an excellent tyre. These Avons cause havoc with my X3 transfer box and the ride is clunky and backlashy and just awful. I had Dunlop SP1 fitted previously and they were excellent with none of these issues. In comparison to the Dunlops I would say the Avon sidewall isn’t up to the job of such a heavy/ performance suv. The other issue I have with these is they are cracking and crazing already, even the new 2022 one. Had a Mechanic look at them and he said he’s seen better low budget tires and that they all looked like they were over five years old. (Ive done no more than 7000 miles on the older 2). Out of interest I checked online and there are quite a few unhappy reviews about early cracking on these tyres. Can’t recommend them for an X3 specifically or more broadly for their rapid wear. I’m going back to Dunlops in a few weeks.
    Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on January 6, 2023
    Given 53% while driving a Citroën berlingo (215/55 R16) on mostly country roads for 6,400 easy going miles
    I was very happy with these tyres fitted to my Citroen Berlingo Multispace until all 4 tyres cracked inside the tread pattern around the complete circumference of the tyre. All 4 tyres were only 3 years old and had only completed 6400 miles. I had to use the extremely unhelpful British Tyre Manufacturers Association UK (BTMAUK) returns system where at my cost I had to have all 4 tyres removed. After 4 months of fighting to get the original fitting garage to send the tyres to the distributor (Oak Tyres of Haydock) who then had to send them to Avon I was awarded a credit note to the value of £160 towards 4 new tyres which is useless as I had already had to replace the tyres. I cannot and will not ever be able to recommend Avon tyres to anyone after this.
    Helpful 5 - tyre reviewed on November 27, 2022
    Given 57% while driving a Renault Dynamiq S NAV TCE 130 (205/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 14,000 average miles
    Bought these ZV7's for my Megane at the start of 2020, got all 4 fitted at same time. The Build date on them was 46/19, and they are badly perished already, got a warning at MOT time about them. They seem to drive well and grip well at least for my style of driving. They have done about 14000 miles and the front's are almost on wear bar, the rears look about 50% worn. I read that Avon tyres were made in the UK but my tyres have made in Serbia on them. I bought these to replace the Falken's that were on it which were almost brand new (car was nearly 2 years old when i bought it) but they were runflats and too hard for the cars setup. I was happy with them until i got the warning about the perishing, they are 3 years old as it stands with the 46th week of 2019 being the build date, a local tyre centre advised that you don't often see 3 year old tyres in this state. I will go back to my usual Uniroyal rainsports, i know they are not the best money can buy but i have always liked them. I won't buy Avon again.
    Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on November 21, 2022
    Given 70% while driving a Ford S Max Titanium X Sport (235/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
    Purchased 12 months ago and to be honest they are nice to drive with good grip in all conditions.. However, I just went to have new rears fitted to find my front two tyres have worn to 2MM in 12 months. The S-SMAX is a bit heavy on tyre use but I expected better than this as I have had Avons before and they have lasted a lot longer than this.
    Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on September 28, 2022
    Given 36% while driving a Volkswagen CC (235/40 R18) on mostly motorways for 1,000 average miles
    Found them Noisey and extremely fast wearing. Had them fitted 10k miles ago only motorway driving in a diesel saloon and they're worn through. Considering price increase now I'd rather spend extra 10 a tyre and get contis
    Helpful 9 - tyre reviewed on August 15, 2022
    Given 57% while driving a BMW 1 series (245/35 R18) on a combination of roads for 3,500 spirited miles
    I had the Avon's fitted to my M140i AUTO RWD in the standard staggered fitment of F225/40/18 R245/35/18 XL.The car is modified running 400hp and 425lb-ft. I drive progressive and have done a Track day around Cadwell park in January so cold and wet. Also a lap around the Nurburgring which was quite warm around 25c. I will go into detail on how the tyres perform bellow this is comparing them to my previous tyres Michelin Super sports. Grip Dry. 6/10 Lateral grip is ok. Traction off the line is good putting all of the power down on decent tarmac in second gear. Grip wet. 6/10 Lateral grip is ok. Traction forget about it. Braking Dry. 6/10 It's quite easy to trigger the ABS, they aren't that grippy under braking. Braking Wet. 6/10 As above Feedback. 6/10 They lack communication, and also have delayed steering. However they are progressive on breakaway. Wear. The rears lasted 3,500 miles down to the bars, fronts have 6mm left. My previous tyres Michelin Super sports had 12.5K from a previous owner I then clocked up a further 10k on stock power and no track. Comfort. 10 is a strong point rides the bumps well and no strange noise at speed. Buy again. No there are better tyres for the same money.
    Helpful 8 - tyre reviewed on August 11, 2022
    Given 60% while driving a Volkswagen CC (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 9,000 average miles
    Have put around 9000 miles on the fronts and centre of tyres only have around 1-2mm left on them. Wear on outside still have around 3-4mm left. Was happy with how these tyres performed in all other aspects but won't be buying again as just wore out unevenly and too quickly.
    Helpful 4 - tyre reviewed on July 26, 2022
    Given 83% while driving a Volkswagen golf 2.0 gt tdi (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 9,000 spirited miles
    Would choose these over michelin ps4's everyday of the week
    Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on June 25, 2022