Davanti DX390

The Davanti DX390 is a Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Dry Grip 69%
Wet Grip 60%
Road Feedback 62%
Handling 60%
Wear 65%
Comfort 63%
Buy again 48%

Tyre review data from 24 tyre reviews averaging 61% over 122,144 miles driven.

The DX390 is ranked 137th of 221 Summer Touring tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

Are Budget Tyres Finally Good Enough? 8 Cheap Tyres VS 1 Premium Tyre - 5th of 9 tyres

  • Overall - The Davanti DX390 performed well in he aquaplaning tests and had slightly above average grip in the dry and wet, and it was also a comfortable tyre. The handling nature of the tyre was a safe understeer primary balance. It was the most expensive budget tyre though and was out performed by the cheaper Tomket, Nankang and Winrun products.
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2019 Summer and All Season Tyre Test - 5th of 18 tyres

  • Overall - Magazine note - Conditionally recommended - "it is only available in a few ways, and we know that the different production times can give significantly different characteristics, so it is far from certain that the purchased copy is so good will be like the test arrived"
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Top 3 Davanti DX390 Reviews

Given 100% while driving a Toyota Yaris (195/50 R16) on a combination of roads for 9,000 average miles
I purchased this tyres for around £50 per tyre and have had a full set of 4. I have driven 9000 miles and the front was down to 2mm and the rear on about 4mm. I purchased two front tyres and cost £100. I am very impressed with these tyres as I purchased them over the continental premium contact 2's that the car came with and I noticed a change straight away. As I drive a hybrid I'm used to quiet and these tyres are quiet. They grip well on corners/roundabout really well in both dry and wet conditions. (17-23mph). Wear is good as if I changed the front and back at around 3mm I would likely get another 6000 miles. So 15000 miles on a full set would be great but as I like to change two at a time and weighting up the pros and cons.

I have driven mostly around town, however with a few country lanes and the average motorway trip. I would say around 7000 town, 1000 countryside and 1000 motorway approx.

I am very likely to be purchasing these again as the overall price per mile is very good.
If a new better tyre comes out then I might be persuaded to change.
Helpful 88 - tyre reviewed on February 14, 2016
Given 29% while driving a Skoda Fabia 1.9TDi (205/45 R16) on a combination of roads for 5,500 spirited miles
Bought for my car what an absolute nightmare! It has also destroyed the handling of my car! I'll never buy these again! Nearly worn out after 5000 miles! I'm trying Rain Sport 3's next time!
Helpful 37 - tyre reviewed on July 24, 2017
Given 25% while driving a Fiat Punto 1.2 8v (175/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 144 average miles
I purchased 2 davanti dx390 tyres17/12/16 for the front of my punto grande for what is meant to be 67db noise level and c and c rating set and fuel ratings. The noise level I think is terrible. I know different surfaces gives different rolling sound but in general...motorway and urban not happy. I dispute they are 67db . Gladly change them! One dayband I don't like them.
Helpful 36 - tyre reviewed on December 18, 2016
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Given 63% while driving a Skoda (195/55 R15) on mostly town for 1,000 easy going miles
Had these tires installed last summer as suggested by the dealer, although I wanted hankooks I listened to the dealer. Driven in the city,winter came, changed to winter wheels.this summer installed the davanti wheels back. My wife told me that she feels a strange vibration in the steering wheel at about 110/120. Drove the car and had the same sensation. Went to mechanics,changed some parts. Same vibration. Went to have geometry of direction done and those mechanics suggested to their colleagues to check the tires. Tires ovalized. Called the dealer ( tires have 1000 miles- so in warranty)- solution have the tires inspected by them. Installed new 4 all season tires at different shop.that mechanic also confirmed that the davanti are not round anymore. He suggested to not resell them . Sent the davanti to the dealer and waiting for their feedback. I want my money back and never again will buy this brand of tires. Also in summer at a trafic light 60-0 km/h emergency break abs activated. Also when I break they are noisy.
Helpful 2 - tyre reviewed on August 1, 2023
Given 100% while driving a Skoda (215/45 R16) on a combination of roads for 28,000 average miles
A cheap tyre that went way above expectation. 28.000 miles / 45.000 km in 3 years and surely unhappy that they are not available any more. The price back then was 240 euros for 4 pieces. Miles driven on highways at usual speeds around 150km/h and on soil/village roads. Due to low profile the tyre pressure was usually at around 38-40 psi as recommended by the tyre shop, not 34. They never slided when sudden braking occurred or given the sense of losing control/grip. Good grip both on wet and dry road. Previous tyres were dunlop and Bridgestone, didn't last so long dunlops were double priced and Bridgestones 50% more expensive.
Helpful 3 - tyre reviewed on July 4, 2023
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Given 51% while driving a MINI Cooper (195/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 300 average miles
I was looking for all season tyres, but local tyre place said it would be 2- 3 weeks to get them,, so he recommended these Diavanti DX390`s. Told me they are a summer tyre really, but are overall very good, well I have driven about 300 miles on them, and they are not good at all. £75.00 each isn`t cheap either, I have noticed a lot have cars have this brand of tyre, so maybe dealers are getting a good mark up to sell them, that`s the only reason I can think of to promote them. They are rubbish, and I have had a few nasty moments with them already in light rain at around 50mph, the grip is okay at first, then suddenly just lets go. I am going back to tyre depot tomorrow to complain, because these tyres are rubbish and actually I think they are dangerous. They are supposedly designed in the UK and made in China, well there is your clue, Made in China, a copied tyre pattern from a premium brand, but built like all Chinese tyres, ie poor quality.
Helpful 11 - tyre reviewed on January 24, 2023
Given 42% while driving a Audi A2 (195/55 R15) on a combination of roads for 400 spirited miles
Not very good. Need say no more really.
I was in need of a front pair of tyres and got let down by another supplier so was a little stuck. I deliberated having read some dire reviews of them but it's only a wee Audi A2 however it is a fine handling little car much to the surprise of many folk. Hankook Ventus Prime K125 all round prior to this. Those are great tyres with dry and wet weather grip that is very progressive, wear rate impressive too and no noise unlike these Davanti's.
Don't let anyone tell you otherwise, they are bad. Initial impressions on dry roads I must admit was, these aren't too bad. They seem to be getting worse with a few hundred miles on them. They're coming off right away.
Don't buy!!!
Helpful 10 - tyre reviewed on July 23, 2022
Given 42% while driving a Mazda 3 SkyactiV (205/60 R16) on a combination of roads for 1,200 spirited miles
These were fitted to the front of my Mazda 3 by the dealer I bought from and replaced after 1200 miles. Dry grip is actually pretty good but poor in the wet when pushing on, wet roundabouts could be a bit hairy. Handling and steering response were reasonable although they did tend to understeer a little. Biggest problem was on motorways, a bit twitchy at moderate speeds and floaty at higher speeds. Not confidence inspiring. I also found them noisy and uncomfortably harsh over bumps. They have been replaced with Toyo Proxes CF2's and the difference is like night and day. The car is now quiet, comfortable, and handles extremely well in all conditions. For a budget tyre they are not that bad but I still wouldn't recommend them.
Helpful 11 - tyre reviewed on May 14, 2022
Given 10% while driving a Audi A3 (225/45 R17) on for 1,000 easy going miles
had 4 on my audi a3 thought id try them out but i made a mistake because they are in my opinion poor grip so id avoid them has i dont rate them at all there just pricer budget tyres there no way mid range tyres id rather get premium pirelli p7 at 20 more each corner ,i cant stand budget tyres there not safe i only but pirrelli p7 from now
Helpful 13 - tyre reviewed on October 5, 2021
Given 61% while driving a Mazda Mazda2 (195/45 R16) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
Bought 2 of these tyres to be fitted to the rear wheels when the garage couldn't source another pair of Toyo Proxes TR1's to match what I have on the front. Bit of a gamble but so far they appear to be decent for the money I paid (approx £60 each). In the dry they grip fairly well, but it does sometimes feel as though the rear of the car is losing grip far quicker than the Toyos at the front are (and the GT Radial's they replaced), but they are definitely quieter than the tyres they replaced. In the wet they are decent- around town and on the motorway I have no problems, but they can feel slightly floaty at speed on a twisty road in the wet. The wear seems to be decent, however there are large wear marks at the outside of the tread very near the sidewall compared to further in which makes me wonder how evenly they are wearing. Also it's worth noting that the rear of the car now feels heavier than before, as though I have a boot full of heavy stuff which has slightly hit my fuel economy. Overall, if comfort and noise at your priority and you do most of your driving around town/on a motorway then they are good for the price. If like me you like to drive towards the limit and enjoy a good country road, I would pay more for something like the Proxes TR1's.
Helpful 17 - tyre reviewed on May 11, 2021
Given 100% while driving a Volkswagen Polo 1.2 12V (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
I know i know. We've all read fake reviews. So why are youn reading this. Anothyer put up(Note the spelling mistake intentiamnaol) to show you you Im real. Anyway These Davanti tyres are fantastic/superb etc. I inherited a crap VW polo via the missus. The ride was awful. The barstards had not only not looked afetr the car but the tyres were shot. They thought theyd given me a gift. Asholes. Anyway to cut a long story short when the full servive became due (which included drilling out the fucking sparkplugs as they were welded into the head!!!!!) i asked the vw team to fit new tyres. I was offered a premium brand and the Davantis. I opted for the Davantis due to their low db rating . . 68 if I recall. The result was was a transformation of a terrible car into a comfortable motor. I don't ask much of life but these tyres are well designed to give a superb driving experience. In other words they are the dogs bollocks! i suppose the edited version wont have the chrisma of the original text. I have just had Davantis fitted to my campervan so look out. Love to all Roberto
Helpful 15 - tyre reviewed on April 22, 2021
Given 80% while driving a Ford Focus MK3 (215/55 R16 W) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
bought two for the front of my diesel focus on a 2012 plate. at first I thought I was losing efficiency, but not the case. a new battery during august reset all my stats and now I have improved my efficiency by 1.5 mpg, 54 to 55.7. they hold the road well, corner lovely, reasonably quiet and very little rumble feedback. not sure what they are going to be like in the snow or icy roads, but if you drive to the conditions then you should be ok. i really dont see an issue with the Davantis, I am having the rear tyres done this afternoon, so will have a full set. it may be that these are best suited to the smaller family car rather than the racing maniacs cars, having said that i have cornered at 60 mph without any slide, so feel quite safe with these.
Helpful 11 - tyre reviewed on November 26, 2020
Given 97% while driving a Audi A1 (185/60 R15 H) on mostly town for 1,000 easy going miles
I bought these from a friends garage, Harborne Tyres and told him I would leave a review as I was really Happy with the service and the tyres. He said this was the best place to write a review as you can’t do it on his website. Only drive an A1 and don’t drive fast so not sure exactly how to score some of the above, but the tyres have been really good so far so tried to reflect that in the marks. First time I’ve changed the tyres from the ones it came on. Can’t notice any difference which he said was good as the same tyres he replaced would have cost me a lot more.
Helpful 12 - tyre reviewed on November 16, 2020
Given 93% while driving a Volkswagen Golf 6 2.0 TDI 140bhp (205/55 R16 W) on mostly town for 28,000 average miles
Got these fitted two years ago and went back to o the garage for my MOT expecting to have to change them and they’ve still got 30% left on them apparently. They’ve been great and we’re cheap compared to some of the other brands they quoted.
Helpful 11 - tyre reviewed on November 13, 2020
Given 83% while driving a Chrysler voyager (215/55 R16 V) on mostly motorways for 5,500 average miles
I've had Goodyear tyres on my voyager for 13 years but my supplier could not get them this time for me, which is how we came to fit Davanti. I have just returned from a 800 mile round trip and the ride was unbelievable - 60%/75% quieter and smoother than ever before. Made our trip very enjoyable. I've been telling all my friends and relatives how good the tyres are.
Helpful 11 - tyre reviewed on October 9, 2020