Dunlop Sport Maxx 050+

The Dunlop Sport Maxx 050 Plus is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

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Dry Grip 85%
Wet Grip 83%
Road Feedback 84%
Handling 85%
Wear 80%
Comfort 75%
Buy again 81%

Tyre review data from 14 tyre reviews averaging 82% over 196,000 miles driven.

The Sport Maxx 050+ is ranked 23rd of 130 Summer Ultra High Performance tyres.

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Top 3 Dunlop Sport Maxx 050 Plus Reviews

Given 57% while driving a Lexus RX350 (235/55 R20 V) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
Actually i m using sp sport maxx 050 instead of 050 plus. It was an OE tire for my 2016 lexus rx350 f sport. Well, i comment this tire is just above average after using for more than 5000km. It works fine when dry but really slippery when wet, not to mention how it performs when aquaplaning. Cant tell any on wear but i think it can last quite long for an average driver like me. All in all, if u sure urself is a mild driver then take it, otherwise go for some others.
Would not use again and probably go for goodyear or continental.
335 - tyre reviewed on June 25, 2016   
Given 87% while driving a Mercedes Benz E350 (245/45 R17 W) on mostly country roads for 20,000 average miles
i used dunlop sport maxx 050 plus in my merceds e300 for a year now. the tyre performance is excellent. i used to have continental tyre for double the price. dunlop provide me equal performance for half the price.
164 - tyre reviewed on April 13, 2017   
Given 80% while driving a Mazda 2010 2.3mps (225/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 3,000 spirited miles
I live in an area that gets a lot of rain and I was a little apprehensive about moving from a directional tyre to an asymmetric, these tires have eased my fears, I have had none of the traction issues in the wet as described by others, they are quieter then my directional tires and the wear seems excellent so far, I would absolutely buy these again based on my experience so far
39 - tyre reviewed on September 30, 2018   
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Given 80% while driving a Honda HRV (215/55 R17) on mostly town for 40,000 average miles
Dry Grip = Excellent Wet Grip = Excellent Wear is actually very good for this kind of performance to fit in a normal car. I cannot find the limit of this tyre in my car. Probably will be very suitable to fit in very high performance car. For your average daily car though, the noise, the occasional metal sound when hitting a pothole, is unbearable. I thought my suspension was damaged or something. Very strong performer for normal car, but lacks the comfort and very noisy at normal highway speeds.
0 - tyre reviewed on July 28, 2021   
Honda Civic 1.5T (215/50 R17) on mostly motorways for 20,000 average miles
Bought it on sale from my local tyre shop. Made In Japan . Had a few doubts before buying it, thought it was a mediocre tyre and bought it because it was on sale. Quite a surprise after using it for 40k KM. Tyre noise was minimal, steering feel is great during tight corner and high speed cornering. No issues with aqua planning. This is definitely an upgrade from Continental MaxContact 5 and way superior than Goodyear excellence.
0 - tyre reviewed on May 24, 2021   
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Given 84% while driving a Holden SS V 6Ltr (275/35 R20 W) on mostly motorways for 15,000 average miles
I had PZero's on my car originally and was looking for a new tyre. The Dunlops came up and the reviews were decent so I gave them a shot. I drive a 420kw SSV Redline and these tyres handle that power just as well as the much more expensive Pirellis I was running. Will definitely buy these again.
28 - tyre reviewed on July 18, 2020   
Given 88% while driving a Chevrolet 2012 Cruze (225/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 20,000 average miles
I had continental premium contact 5 on 205/65R15, then I changed the rims with Dunlop Maxx 050+, I can say there is a huge difference in handling for Dunlop but braking performance is slightly lower than Continental.

Handling & Cornering: Excellent
Braking: Average

Note: I'm driving on dry roads.
28 - tyre reviewed on November 18, 2019   
Given 96% while driving a Skoda Yeti 4 x 4 (225/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 5,000 spirited miles
Dunlop Japan’s flagship tyre. OE was Dunlop SP Sport 01, made in Germany. Didn’t manage to find the limit of those tyres. Max 050 plus made in Japan is completely different from Max 050 - much bigger blocks for better performance. These seem better all round than Sport 01, except lower life according to treadwear rating. Sport 01 did 50,000 miles.
29 - tyre reviewed on October 13, 2019   
Given 79% while driving a BMW 535i Gran Turismo (275/40 R19) on mostly town for 500 average miles
Generally a good value mid performance touring tyre for summer. Cost 1/3 lesser than PZ4, about 10-15% cheaper, am satisfied with the car overall performance. Replace this over my Primacy RFT.
24 - tyre reviewed on September 2, 2019   
Given 67% while driving a Lexus IS250 RWD (225/40 R18) on mostly town for 46,500 spirited miles
Bought new is250 gen.III with these stock Tyres Dunlop sp sport maxx 050 (not plus). Compare to old model so sport maxx it’s better but so much.
It goes straight as you want brakes good but it’s rather stiff and uncomfortable (stiffy and noisy).
Right now it’s 65000km on a clock and front Tyres are worn in internal sides because of front suspension geometry.
When they are totally worn I would buy Goodyear’s eagle 5 or Michelin Pilot 4.
11 - tyre reviewed on August 28, 2019   
Given 79% while driving a Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Wagon (235/40 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 16,000 spirited miles
Managed to get a good deal on them and that was the best part. Review comments are based on my expectations for a UHP tyre. Lateral grip and braking performance fell short of my expectations, hence this would not be a tyre to recommend for any Track activity. It is resistant to aquaplaning though and was always confident driving through standing water. Steering response was good, it made the car feel more nimble. At high speed in a straight line (155) it was acceptably stable. NVH levels were low, good. I changed out before reaching the wear indicators.
36 - tyre reviewed on February 18, 2019