Dunlop Sport BluResponse

The Dunlop Sport BluResponse is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre review data from 182 tyre reviews averaging 77% over 1,813,897 miles driven, and 42 tests with an average result of 6th.

Dry Grip 88%
Wet Grip 84%
Road Feedback 79%
Handling 76%
Wear 62%
Comfort 83%
Buy again 66%

First On MarketMay 2021
Wheel Size14 - 17"
Width165 - 225mm
Profile45 - 65
Rolling ResistanceA - C
Wet GripA - C
Noise (dB)68 - 72
Winter RatingNot Winter Rated

The Sport BluResponse is ranked 60th of 143 Summer Ultra High Performance tyres.

This tyre replaced the Dunlop SP Sport Fast Response.

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2024 AutoBild Summer Tyre Test
10th of 21 tyres
  • Good aquaplaning qualities, short dry braking distances, fuel-saving rolling resistance.
  • Average grip on wet roads.
  • Good.
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2023 Motor Summer Tyre Test
8th of 8 tyres
  • This tyre achieves a final result that lags behind its competitors, even those from the middle segment. It loses the most points for poor braking distance on wet asphalt. In other competitions, it performs well and ensures the required level of safety. It has a reasonable price and a good rolling resistance coefficient.
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  • Dunlop Sport BluResponse - Launched
  • SizeFuelWetNoise
    14 inch
    185/60R14 82 HCB70
    15 inch
    195/65R15 91 VBB71
    195/65R15 91 HBB71
    195/55R15 85 HCA71
    185/65R15 88 HBA70
    195/55R15 85 VCA71
    195/65R15 95 H XLBA71
    16 inch
    205/55R16 94 V XLAB72
    205/60R16 92 VBA71
    205/55R16 91 VBC71
    205/60R16 96 V XLBA72
    205/60R16 92 HBA71
    205/55R16 91 VBB70
    215/60R16 99 V XLBA72
    205/55R16 91 WBA68
    205/55R16 91 HBA68
    215/60R16 95 VCA71
    215/60R16 99 H XLBA72
    205/55R16 91 VBA68
    205/55R16 91 VBB70
    205/55R16 91 VCC70
    17 inch
    205/50R17 93 W XLBB72
    205/50R17 89 VCB71
    225/45R17 91 WCA70
    225/50R17 98 V XLBA72
    225/50R17 94 WBA71
    225/45R17 94 W XLBA72
    225/50R17 98 W XLBA71
    225/45R17 91 WCA70
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    Questions and Answers for the Dunlop Sport BluResponse

    2016-07-10 - What is the difference between the Dunlop Bluresponse 195/55R16 87H and 87V , apart from the price !

    The V rated construction of the Sport BluResponse is rated to a higher maximum speed (130 mph for H, 150 mph for V), but in reality unless you plan on travelling faster than 130 mph there would be likely be no noticeable differences between the two models.

    2016-08-18 - Should the tyre pressures be different because my new tyres look a bit flat. I can roll the car side to side

    The tyre pressures for the Dunlop Sport BluResponse should be as your manufacturer specified. Some people are finding a few extra PSI in modern low rolling resistance tyres are helping stability. If you decide to over inflate, keep an eye on wear to make sure the tyre is wearing evenly.

    2019-06-28 - what is the average mileage one can expect from a Dunlop sports bluresponse 205/55r16 . Thanks

    Tyre wear can be influenced by a huge number of factors, such as vehicle weight, driving style and surfaces driven on. I'd recommend looking through the wear ratings on the website to find an average for your own personal setup.

    2019-10-15 - Purchased a set of blue response tyres 205/55R16 5years ago they have covered 10,000 miles. All tyres have at least 5mm left on them and all look in good condition. One tyre however has a crack around the centre between the tread. is this normal.

    Surface cracking can be normal, especially tyres of that age, but worth getting checked by a professional. Tyre manufacturers recommend no more than 5 years use, so it might be time to change them regardless!

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    Size Price Range  
    195/60 R15 £71.96 - £102.04 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    195/65 R15 £61.46 - £88.20 (15 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    205/55 R16 £70.03 - £95.52 (22 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    225/45 R17 £80.10 - £101.59 (11 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    Available in 32 tyre sizes - View all.

    Top 3 Dunlop Sport BluResponse Reviews

    Given 47% while driving a Toyota Corolla (195/50 R15 V) on mostly country roads for 12,000 average miles
    I am not satisfied after six months of wearing this Tyres..
    At the beginning was good on handling and on wet grip and dry grip.
    Helpful 1221 - tyre reviewed on January 11, 2018
    Given 84% while driving a Mitsubishi Lancer 1.6 (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 13,392 average miles
    Since I fitted these tyres in 2013 I did 21552 km and I am pleased with wear. I think they will last at least 45000 km, or even more, as I drive normally, anticipating traffic. Dry grip is very good by my standards, as well as wet grip. I experienced straight aquaplaning as I drove with 55km/h in standing water and nothing bad happened, so these tyres are very good. I had to brake hard in both dry and wet conditions, and they did grip well. In conclusion I'm more than pleased with Dunlop Sport BlueResponse. Surely I'll buy them again.
    Helpful 177 - tyre reviewed on April 16, 2016
    Given 86% while driving a Skoda (195/65 R15) on mostly country roads for 11,500 average miles
    They offer an excellent grip even in the wet and amazing braking performance, especially in the dry. They have very strong anti-aquaplaning characteristics, as I did not notice aquaplaning even at about 90km/h. The wear is also pretty good, but the harder compound gives you slightly less feedback in my opinion. I did notice that my car shifted from being oversteer-prone to understeer-prone on these tires, can't say if that's better or worse. And they are, in my opinion, quite prone to damage. I never had to have tires repaired as much as I have with these tires, but maybe that was just bad luck. Nonetheless, these are amazing tires and I would buy them again if they still made them.
    Helpful 19 - tyre reviewed on November 23, 2023
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    Latest Dunlop Sport BluResponse Reviews

    Given 79% while driving a Toyota Corolla (205/55 R16) on mostly motorways for 6,200 average miles
    Mainly bought these tyres because good fuel economy was promised by test. While I cannot attest to that (yet), because these are the first tyres fitted during the ownership of this car and cannot really compare them to anything, I am quite satisfied with these tyres, as fuel consumption is as expected with Corolla TS Hybrid. Good grip in wet and dry, drove in quite some atrocious conditions in the past 10.000 km made on these tyres and no problems with aquaplaning and grip. What I did notice is that the rubber compound is quite soft. When driving on highways it is not that noticable, but when braking hard or turning in tight(er) turns, they get this distinct winter tyre sound, which was surprising during first few days with these tyres - thought they are under inflated so I put a bit more air into them, but the sound was/is still there. Also drove on some warmer days and noticed that when the tyres get toasty warm, the surface of the tyre tread gets really sticky - probably the stickiest of all the tyres I have owned. Will see how things progress with wear.
    Helpful 0 - tyre reviewed on June 11, 2024
    Given 57% while driving a Suzuki Swift (185/60 R15) on mostly town for 20 average miles
    Since day 1 i wasn't satisfied with those tires. I drove mostly in the city and they are terrible. I only have two big trips and they are good on nice open and wet roads, especially when they are warm but they need a lot of time to warm up in the city and there is no traction even with a light rain. They are quiet and last though. Today i had my tires changed and try my luck with another big brand,witch is a lot cheaper too and the first impressions are good. So i dont think i m gonna put dunlops again.
    Helpful 20 - tyre reviewed on September 18, 2023
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    Given 74% while driving a Smart roadster (185/55 R15) on a combination of roads for 15,000 spirited miles
    Great tyre in the dry, lateral acceleration is high! Road feedback is great. The tyre is soft however and doesn't last long. I managed 15k mi out of a set of rears and 20k mi out a set of fronts (rear engined car). They suit a light sportscar very well. Fuel economy is good too. Biggest downside is performance in the wet at end of life. I have 2mm of tread left on all 4 corners and a slightly damp roundabout is terrifying. So I am replacing them ASAP.
    Helpful 32 - tyre reviewed on November 9, 2022
    Given 93% while driving a Skoda (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 15,000 spirited miles
    Excellent grip in wet and dry conditions. One of the best summer tires I have driven.
    Helpful 29 - tyre reviewed on September 10, 2022
    Given 93% while driving a Toyota Yaris Mk2 1.33 (1NR FE) (185/60 R15) on a combination of roads for 22,000 easy going miles
    Always bought sport blue response as they look good and last well but have very good grip and it's not yo heavy on the wallet for a top of the range tyre
    Helpful 28 - tyre reviewed on June 27, 2022
    Given 46% while driving a Skoda (205/55 R16) on mostly country roads for 15,000 spirited miles
    Had these on 2 different cars. Very average wear life (Michelin Pilot Sport 4 with the same 340 treadwear last a lot better). Look perished very quickly, and one developed a large flat spot on just the outermost band of tread. Others have bulging sidewalls, which don't look dangerous, but also don't look right. Dry grip is fine, but handling is mushy. Comfort is reasonable. Wet grip is very disappointing. Would not recommend these on the grounds of longevity - the perishing, bulging, and flat spot in particular.
    Helpful 29 - tyre reviewed on June 11, 2022
    Given 47% while driving a Alfa Romeo Giulietta (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 500 spirited miles
    If you drive anything near sporty stay away from these. I don't know how can they be considered ultra high performance, my winter nokians have more stability in warm dry conditions. They have a soft side wall and grip is average, they become wobbly in high speed corners, i had sailuns with more feedback... Almost crashed into a pole.. only good thing i can say is that they are comfortable over bumps and have low rolling resistance, other than that, they are crap. Had dunlops on other cars aswell, they are all terrible.
    Helpful 35 - tyre reviewed on April 18, 2022
    Given 86% while driving a Ford Focus (195/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 0 easy going miles
    very pleasant tires to drive with, rolls nicely, after using winter tires as an all season tires, difference was like day and night, I don't want to use winter tires in summer ever again. I'm not aggressive driver, drive within speed limits, I didn't really push them, but their strong side is more on the dry than the wet. Although if you're not aggressive driver they should not let you down on wet. They don't seem to wear quickly with my driving style, they probably did some 30k km. The problem is weak side walls, slight bump to the curb at some 5-8km/h speed was enough to get a small bulge. It's almost invisible, but I can feel it when I rub my hand against that spot. I regularly check it out and it doesn't progress for worse for about 10k kilometers. I read about weak side walls from other users and this is true. It's really a shame for manufacturer like Dunlop to make a tire with such a weak side walls. If I consider buying Dunlop again, I would first check for reviews if there is a problem with side walls. If yes, I probably wouldn't buy them again.
    Helpful 33 - tyre reviewed on November 20, 2021
    Given 36% while driving a Ford Galaxy (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 12,000 average miles
    Tyres lose grip easily on corners and at low speed even in car park. Very poor given the price and sales hype. Just to confirm, new tyres fitted couple of months ago, pressures correct.
    Helpful 34 - tyre reviewed on November 16, 2021
    Given 87% while driving a Citro├źn C4 (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 25,000 average miles
    I drove these on a Citroen C4 1.6 ehdi, for about a year and a half and 25k km, mixed roads, 20% of the time spirited, the rest just normal drive, like with any other tire I have. They are good tires, overall, good dry and wt grip, good cornering and feedback also. I found an issue with them, when it snowed unexpectedly and the rubber got stiff and very slippery, so if you are in some area where you can encounter temperatures bellow 7, these are not the best choice. I haven't got the same issue with the Michelin Primacy 4 or 3, those just work in snow and low temperatures, also. Another minus, compared with the Primcay's is that this Dunlop wears about 30% faster. With Michelin Primacy you can do 80k km, with these, probably 60 k at most. Overall a good summer tire, quiet, comfortable and safe.
    Helpful 27 - tyre reviewed on September 4, 2021
    Given 56% while driving a Ford Focus MK2 1.8 TDCI (205/55 R16) on mostly town for 5,221 easy going miles
    More than pleased with all aspects of the tyres except having to replace all four after only two and a half years and only 5000 miles due to rubber cracking at the base of the tread pattern.Side walls were fine and tread wear was like new as you would expect after only 5000 city miles..For a good middle priced tyre,to be told by the garage not to to expect much more from the brand,they represent terrible value for money,or were mine a manufacturing fault?.
    Helpful 32 - tyre reviewed on August 19, 2021
    Given 84% while driving a Ford Bmax (195/60 R15) on mostly country roads for 3,000 average miles
    Surprised by some of the negative reports but hey! everyone has an opinion. i have been using Dunlop tyres on all my cars and motorcycles for years and never had any issues. Superb road feedback, good in the wet with positive handling. Also very quiet wlth little road noise but then that could have something to do with Ford's cabin insulation.
    Helpful 22 - tyre reviewed on July 22, 2021