Avon ZX7 Reviews - Page 2

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.
Helpful 11 - 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
Helpful 11 - tyre reviewed on May 18, 2021
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.
Helpful 7 - tyre reviewed on November 23, 2020
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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.
Helpful 6 - 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.
Helpful 8 - 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.
Helpful 36 - 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.
Helpful 9 - 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
Helpful 34 - 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.
Helpful 10 - 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.
Helpful 11 - 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.
Helpful 16 - 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.
Helpful 11 - tyre reviewed on January 9, 2019