Avon ZX7

Designed for medium and large SUV fitments, the ZX7 – Avon’s first ultra-high performance SUV tyre – offers outstanding grip ('A' grade wet grip) and handling.

Avon's ZX7 has been developed with a unique asymmetric tread pattern, which is specifically designed to cope with the weight of large SUVs. Large circumferential grooves in the tread clear water efficiently from the contact patch to reduce the risk of aquaplaning in wet conditions, while a large central rib increases feel and driving response.

The tread pattern of the ZX7 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, in turn, helps control the amount of heat generation in the dry and keeps the tread block stable.

With a lightweight construction and reduced rolling resistance, the ZX7 also provides outstanding steering response.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 87%
Wet Grip 85%
Road Feedback 77%
Handling 77%
Wear 58%
Comfort 80%
Buy again 63%

Tyre review data from 29 tyre reviews averaging 75% over 187,156 miles driven.

The ZX7 is ranked 14th of 26 Summer Ultra High Performance tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2021 Tyre Reviews SUV Tyre Test - 8th of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Excellent handling in the dry, with sporty direct steering, good in wet handling.
  • Negative - Longer braking distances in the dry and wet, poor aquaplaning resistance, low grip on gravel and grass, highest rolling resistance on test.
  • Overall - The Avon ZX7 was an enjoyable tyre to drive in the dry and wet, feeling even sporty at times, however the braking and aquaplaning performance of the tyre couldn't match the best on test.
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Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
235/60 R16 100H   E A 69 12.21kgs
215/65 R16 98H   E A 69 11.79kgs
215/65 R16 98V   E A 69 11.79kgs
235/70 R16 106H         14.00kgs
245/70 R16 111H XL         15.00kgs
245/70 R16 107H         15.00kgs
235/55 R17 99V   E A 69 12.27kgs
235/55 R17 99H   C A 69 12.45kgs
275/55 R17 109V   C A 70 14.67kgs
215/60 R17 96H   E A 69 11.51kgs
225/60 R17 99V   C A 69 11.92kgs
215/65 R17 99V   E A 69 12.51kgs
225/65 R17 102H   C A 69 12.14kgs
235/65 R17 108V XL   C A 70 13.52kgs
235/65 R17 104V   C A 69 13.52kgs
255/65 R17 110H         14.08kgs
265/65 R17 112H   C A 70 14.86kgs
235/50 R18 97V   E A 69 12.49kgs
215/55 R18 99V XL   C A 70 11.81kgs
225/55 R18 98V   E A 69 12.78kgs
235/55 R18 100V   C A 69 12.64kgs
235/55 R18 100H   C A 69 12.64kgs
255/55 R18 109Y XL   B A 71 13.78kgs
255/55 R18 109V XL   B A 71 13.78kgs
225/60 R18 100H   C A 69 12.43kgs
235/60 R18 103V   C A 70 13.58kgs
235/60 R18 107V XL   C A 70 13.58kgs
235/60 R18 103W   C A 69 13.58kgs
255/60 R18 112V XL   C A 71 15.36kgs
225/45 R19 96Y XL   C A 69 11.49kgs
235/45 R19 99V XL   C A 69 11.81kgs
245/45 R19 102Y XL   C A 70 12.57kgs
285/45 R19 111W   C A 72 15.24kgs
285/45 R19 107V   C A 73 15.59kgs
255/50 R19 107Y XL   C A 71 13.84kgs
255/50 R19 107W XL   B A 71  
255/50 R19 103W   C A 71 14.06kgs
235/55 R19 105W XL   C A 69 13.60kgs
235/55 R19 101W   C A 69 13.78kgs
235/55 R19 105V XL   C A 70 13.60kgs
255/55 R19 111V XL   B A 71 14.25kgs
275/40 R20 106Y XL   C A 71 13.96kgs
245/45 R20 103Y XL   C A 70 13.19kgs
255/45 R20 101W   C A 71 13.98kgs
265/45 R20 108Y XL   B A 71 13.93kgs
275/45 R20 110Y XL   B A 71 14.80kgs
255/50 R20 109Y XL   B A 71 14.47kgs
255/55 R20 110Y XL   B A 71 15.10kgs
295/35 R21 107Y XL   C A 73 15.63kgs
275/45 R21 110Y XL   B A 71 15.84kgs

Questions and Answers for the Avon ZX7

2016-08-30 - Is the Avon ZX7 M&S rated?

No, the Avon ZX7 is not an M+S rated tyre.

2019-02-25 - Could you tell me if these tyres can be fitted to my car " Chrysler Sebring " The Avon ZX-7. Many Thanks.

As long as you can find the correct size and load rating, there's no reason the Avon ZX7 can't be fitted to your car.

2020-07-25 - is the zx7 n rated

We do not believe there are any N Rated ZX7's

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ZX7 Prices

Size Price Range  
215/60 R17 £90.00 - £120.48 (10 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/65 R17 £107.22 - £127.34 (3 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/60 R18 £102.00 - £129.83 (10 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/50 R18 £98.00 - £124.66 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/55 R18 £94.89 - £135.32 (18 Prices) Compare Prices >>
255/45 R20 £152.34 - £232.20 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 35 tyre sizes - View all.

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Top 3 Avon ZX7 Reviews

Given 98% while driving a Volkswagen 2.0 TDI 4Motion 16V (235/50 R18) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
Just completed the first 1000 miles on these tyres. I'm very impressed with every aspect of these tyres. These are quieter, more comfortable and provide a fantastic feel whilst driving, very smooth.
The feed back whilst steering is superb, incredibly precise and sharp to the point where I actually over steered for the first few miles until I got used to the fact that they were so precise with no roll or wallow round corners or roundabouts.
These have a slightly older fashioned pattern on the tread so if that's your kind of thing then your going to be disappointed as they don't have nice swirly patterns like some other tyres, but if that's your criteria when buying a tyre then your buying tyres for the wrong reason, although they do have a nice touch of having the brand and model mounded into the tread.
160 - tyre reviewed on July 25, 2016   
Given 92% while driving a Hyundai ix35 (225/55 R18 H) on a combination of roads for 4,000 spirited miles
The car had done 46k 3rd set of tyres, first and second sets oem Hankook Optimum and so noisy..
Funny my wife researched and spotted these,. My given apprehension was what happens in winter conditions.
A1 near Berwick about 2" had fallen dual carriageway was down to one lane except Discoverys etc...
Stopping distance was huge. Ex ambulance driver, if I had not had the skid pan training etc, I would never avoided having a rear end collision despite decent braking distance.

I'm a firm believer that low profile tyres are killers in winter for average driver.
Having driven an old Ford Cortical rear wheel drive with skinny budget tyres as a young man I never got stuck.

Avon.. Tyres are excellent up to a point, but the ABS works overtime even in snow.
I use the A82 a lot, now I pick long term weather forecasts to drive to Glasgow or Newcastle upon Tyne.
66 - tyre reviewed on January 19, 2018   
Given 76% while driving a Mitsubishi Outlander (225/55 R18 V) on mostly motorways for 6,000 average miles
38 - tyre reviewed on July 22, 2017   
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Given 53% while driving a Audi Q5 (255/45 R20) on mostly country roads for 11,000 average miles
Having had Avon tyres on other cars I went with them on my Audi Q5 when they ended replacing. After 2 years and 11000 miles the outside edges on the front Avon ZX7 tyres have wore down to where I need to replace them. I thought there was a issue with the tyre pressures or tracking and so got them checked out at two separate garages which both found there were no issues and put it down to the tyres. For the cost of them I’ve been very disappointed and won’t by Avon’s again.
0 - tyre reviewed on August 21, 2021   
Given 94% while driving a Renault Kadjar, Dynamic S Nav 4WD (225/45 R19) on mostly motorways for 200 average miles
I find Avon tyres sit on the fine line of mid range and high end. The zx7 I would say is more high end. quiet, comfortable, grip great in dry and wet. You can be confident in these at 70 mph on a wet motorway. If you’re looking for a tyre that’s not sitting at the £150-200 per tyre (for 225/45/19) then go for these I don’t think you’ll be able to tell the difference on a normal everyday car like a kadjar or juke. Also like the fact that they are made in the uk
2 - tyre reviewed on May 18, 2021   
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Given 66% while driving a Mercedes Benz ML (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 17,000 average miles
Full set fitted 18 months ago, 17000 miles completed, will need full set for MOT. No issues with the tyres other than, expected more miles from them especially when most miles are motorway driving.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 23, 2020   
Given 73% while driving a BMW 118i Sport (225/55 R16 W) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
In summary, these are great tyres, discounted 15% to nearly cheapest anywhere but with a good brand name just instills quality without certification, however, compared to factory fit Continental EcoContact, the Avons let the rear slide out way earlier than the worn Continentals.
1 - tyre reviewed on June 27, 2020   
Given 89% while driving a Volkswagen Touareg (275/45 R20 W) on mostly motorways for 5,000 spirited miles
2016 VW Touareg 3.0 tdi. OE Continentals were expensive at the time and tbh weren't great, although didn't have much to compare against and lasted 18k which sounds ok for a 2+ ton car (mainly motorway miles). These worked out around £200 less for 4. Just in for MOT, done 5k miles, 5/6/5 (in/centre/out) on fronts and 6/7/6 on rears, think i'll swap them round at service to even it out but looking good to at least match the originals. The car handles well, plenty of grip wet or dry, thick channels run round which is probably why they get a good wet rating but had no issues in dry either. Noise wise, these things are fantastic. The car was quiet enough but the road noise now is negligible - for a big heavy car with fat wheels the cabin is incredibly quiet at, ahem, motorway speeds. If I get c20k miles out of these I will be well impressed and will buy again. Oh, the rubber protects the alloys too, which the originals didn't (unfortunately, when you have to park so close to the kerb in London), so another plus. Might not be a "premium" brand but def a premium tyre.
2 - tyre reviewed on March 20, 2020   
Given 51% while driving a Volvo XC90 4.4l 7p 450hp (255/50 R19 V) on mostly town for 9,000 easy going miles
I had these tyre fitted on my xc90 about 18months ago and lasted about 9000 miles very steady driving style. Very disappointed with wear rate 80% worn out within 12months.
29 - tyre reviewed on September 3, 2019   
Given 98% while driving a BMW X3 3.0dA (225/60 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 300 average miles
I recently replaced the BMW-spec (but non-runflat) Pirelli P7s on my X3 with these Avons. My first impressions are that the Avons are a fair bit quieter and give slightly better feedback in the dry. I haven't had the chance to do many miles in the wet on the Avons, but they do seem to have better grip on damp roads compared to the Pirellis.
As it stands at the moment (only done 300ish miles) I find them better in all aspects than the Pirellis.
Some reviewers have said they thought the Avons don't last very long. As long as I get 15000 miles from mine, I'll be happy - I value wet grip and all-round feedback above longevity. The Avons are 80% of the cost of a set of Pirellis or Dunlops, so anything less than 20% reduction in tyre life is acceptable in terms of "bang for buck".
Based on these impressions, I would definitely buy them again. If I should happen to change my mind before they need to be replaced, I will report back.
3 - tyre reviewed on September 1, 2019   
Given 33% while driving a Volkswagen TOUAREG V6 TDI (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 8,500 average miles
I had Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres on my car which have lasted 28000 miles per set - great. Switched to Avon ZX7 based on the local tyre dealers recommendation and these have only lasted 8500 miles. Absolute waste of money
28 - tyre reviewed on July 30, 2019   
Given 83% while driving a Lexus RX 400h (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 30 average miles
I find this tyre very good in the dry and the wet giving good grip and predictable handling however I also find the tyre quiet noisy unless the road is smooth Tarmac, if it was quieter I would be 99% happy with it.
5 - tyre reviewed on March 18, 2019   
Jeep (215/60 R17) on a combination of roads for 13,000 average miles
These tyres are very good in all aspects, except wear.
I have my car since new and it came fitted with Bridgestone Turanza. The front ones lasted for 27k miles and the rear ones are still the original tyres with 40k miles :-O.
I've decided to change the front tyres to Avon and they lasted 13k miles, so half of the Bridgestone.
Is the compound so soft that wears quite fast ? Maybe.
If you don't mind having to change tyres every 13k miles, then these are an excellent choice. Buy them !
If you are after something that lasts longer maybe you should go with Bridgestone.
6 - tyre reviewed on February 20, 2019   
Given 76% while driving a Ford Kuga (235/50 R18) on mostly country roads for 26 average miles
Good tyres with good grip in all conditions. Low noise but disappointed in the mileage. Using these on AWD Ford Kuga and they are lasting for approx. 30,000 miles, and that is on normal roads.
11 - tyre reviewed on February 2, 2019   
Given 80% while driving a Lexus Rx450h (225/45 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 6,000 average miles
These replaced awful Dunlop OE tyres in my L:exus RX450h. They7 offer superb dry weather grip, handling and feedback and surprisingly good wet weather grip with little to no understeer or loss of traction even when the going gets very wet!

They proved to be very good in the snow as well as for summer use but for serious off road use thyou're better looking at dedicated off road tyres.

Their one weakness is wear. These tyres have a very high wear rate. I only managed 6,000 miles from my last pair before they needed changing on the fronts. Expect closer to 12k Miels rear. It's the price you pay for the soft compound and superb grip levels.

However, as they are the best, safest, and offer better comfort and much lower noise than the Dunlops they replaced, I'll stick with them.
6 - tyre reviewed on January 9, 2019