Dunlop Direzza DZ101

The Dunlop Direzza DZ101 is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

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Dry Grip 85%
Wet Grip 68%
Road Feedback 80%
Handling 79%
Wear 67%
Comfort 76%
Buy again 76%

Tyre review data from 8 tyre reviews averaging 76% over 154,300 miles driven.

The Direzza DZ101 is ranked 34th of 63 Summer Max Performance tyres.

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Top 3 Dunlop Direzza DZ101 Reviews

Given 66% while driving a Mercedes Benz C280 sport (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
In the US it's branded as a drifting tyre, and thus it's easy to provoke the rear tyres to hang loose. Performs well in the dry, just don't try anything frisky in the wet on public roads - the grip isn't outstanding in the wet.
Not the most comfortable tyres in terms of noise and ride, but not annoying or overbearing. They are cheap, but tread is rated for only around 20k miles. I only planned to have the car short-term however, so it fitted the bill for me perfectly.
58 - tyre reviewed on January 25, 2015   
Given 93% while driving a Mitsubishi Eclipse (215/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 1,100 spirited miles
I bought these tyres 2 months ago. I drive very aggressive because I live in L.A.. these tyres have handled everything I've had to throw at them. So far this winter in L.A. it's been raining on a weekly basis. These tyres haven't hydroplane at all. They are also some of the most comfortable tyres I've owned. That surprised me because the design does not look like they're made for comfort. They have a aggressive look to them. Also they are pretty quite. I would say these are about as good as the Continentals I had on the car before these. Except these are slot more affordable.
15 - tyre reviewed on January 8, 2017   
Given 50% while driving a BMW 328i (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 24,000 average miles
Good for short term but not good for over 1.5 year.
13 - tyre reviewed on August 13, 2014   
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Given 50% while driving a BMW 335i SE (255/35 R18) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
i can spin these tires in almost any gear in the dry in a 300HP car. Wet Grip is uninspiring, went around a roundabout with the tail out once. Great Tires for the daily commuter but not for sports cars.
5 - tyre reviewed on December 31, 2012   
Given 80% while driving a Citro├źn C4 (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 13,000 spirited miles
I've owned 3 identical sets of Direzza's under diverse road and weather conditions. First 2 sets worn really fast (13K miles), but delivered amazing comfort while giving good grip and aquaplaning resistance in rainy weather. That's considering that I switched from Michelins that had great grip but doubled in price and where uncomfortably hard. Last set was crap, lasted a bit longer but from day one had half the grip the old ones had, and got noisy down the road. Now moving away from Dunlop, my other car has an amazing set of Hankooks so I'll give them a try.
4 - tyre reviewed on December 2, 2012   
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Given 94% while driving a Ford Laser (205/45 R16) on a combination of roads for 200 spirited miles
Fantastic.
Better then alot of the others out there that were next to it
Would Prefer to have RE11.
The price and the look of the DZ101 really define it.
Look amazing stretched too.
Grip like crazy too
0 - tyre reviewed on September 27, 2012