Dunlop SP Sport 01 AS

The Dunlop SP Sport 01 AS is a Premium Touring All Season tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 92%
Wet Grip 82%
Road Feedback 95%
Handling 95%
Wear 97%
Comfort 97%
Buy again 85%
Snow Grip 50%
Ice Grip 30%

Tyre review data from 6 tyre reviews averaging 80% over 71,001 miles driven.

The SP Sport 01 AS is ranked 17th of 42 All Season Premium Touring tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2014 All Season Tyre Test - 5th of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Excellent winter qualities, dynamic snow handling, short braking distances on snow and dry roads
  • Negative - Limit cornering and longer braking distances on wet roads, average comfort
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2011 Auto Bild All Season Tyre Test - 4th of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Sporty and dynamic driving characteristics with great traction and cornering stability on snow and dry slopes. Good dry braking.
  • Negative - A little understeer in the wet, moderate aquaplaning resistance.
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Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
185/60 R15 88H XL   C E 70 8.37kgs
185/60 R15 88H XL   C E 65 8.37kgs
235/50 R18 97V XL   C C 71 12.05kgs
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SP Sport 01 AS Prices

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Available in 2 tyre sizes - View all.

Top 3 Dunlop SP Sport 01 AS Reviews

Given 93% while driving a SEAT Ibiza 16V (215/45 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 1 spirited miles
These are the first all season tyres I've used as I didn't want to be switching between summer/winter tyres anymore so I can't directly compare these with other all season tyres.

I've only been using these this spring/summer so might return to update the review when I've seen how they cope with snow/ice and generally cold conditions.

The first thing I noticed about these tyres was how quiet, smooth and comfortable they are compared with any other tyre I've used. They replaced Conti Premium Contact 2 on all four wheels and the difference is night and day. I've also used a lot of tyres in my time from Michelin, Continental, Bridgestone, Toyo, Falken & Kumho and I've never seen this level of comfort or lack of noise. Very impressive!

In the dry the handling is quite sharp for a tyre with soft-ish sidewalls and grip is excellent. Not quite as good at handling in the dry as a dedicated summer tyre but you would never notice unless pushing hard. Bizarrely, dry braking is actually improved over the previous tyres though!

In the wet it's a different story, the tyre's noticeably lacking a bit in all out grip. They're not unsafe, and I've driven on worse summer tyres in the wet, but I wouldn't say they were great in the wet; only above average. Wet braking is a bit better than wet handling and acceleration which is reassuring for safety but they just can't match a dedicated a premium summer tyre in this area.

I can't really comment on wear as I've not done enough mileage in them. They don't appear to have worn at all and there's no reason to assume that they won't last well.

To conclude, I'd say you're sacrificing some all round performance for a tyre which will still work in the cold and snow/ice. I intend to update the review once I've tried these in winter but for the time being I'm quite happy with them.

6 - tyre reviewed on July 13, 2014   
Given 89% while driving a Audi A4 Avante 2.0ltr tdi (245/45 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 4,000 average miles
Astonishingly good in snow. At least as good on same car ( Audi A4 TDI ) as Conti 830s, which I had used previously.
Just shows that the appearance of a tyre doesn't tell you how good it will be in snow.

I drove these in 9 inches of snow , fresh and packed , in the Alps this winter. No problems getting away or handling and breaking. Great tyres.
2 - tyre reviewed on June 3, 2014   
Given 94% while driving a BMW BMW X1 (225/50 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
I bought an X1 last October 2015 and knew I would be replacing my tyers after a few months...
The car came with Bridgestone Duelers on it and thought I had enough tread on them to last.
But when breaking while crossing over white lines near roundabouts etc... I could feel the front tyers wheels slipping through the stealing wheel!
So thought it was time to replace and do my homework.
I used this website and decided to go for the Dunlop SP Sport due to the reviews
I then compared the prices with 4 tyre fitting garages.
I got a good deal £204.00 for two...from local fitter...would have been nearly £25 - £30 per tyre more if I had gone through well know tyre fitting company.
The car feels amazingly better wet or dry...very little road noise....feels very sure footed!
I highly recommend them!
And remember buy cheap buy twice! :-)
Jon D
1 - tyre reviewed on March 10, 2016   
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Given 76% while driving a Skoda Superb II combi 2.0 tdi cr (225/45 R18 H) on a combination of roads for 30,000 average miles
In @ 10000 km i've scraped 3 due to weak's like throwing cash out the window.the worst set of tyres in my life.never again Dunlop.
1 - tyre reviewed on January 1, 2019