Maxxis Premitra HP5

Dry Grip 83%
Wet Grip 74%
Road Feedback 72%
Handling 73%
Wear 58%
Comfort 67%
Buy again 64%

The Maxxis Premitra HP5 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Maxxis PRO R1

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Tyre review data from 22 tyre reviews averaging 70% over 149,755 miles driven.


Latest Group Test Results

2020 ACE Mid Range Summer Tyre Test - 1st of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Short braking and good handling in the dry and wet, high aquaplaning resistance, low fuel use, good value
  • Negative - None mentioned
  • Overall - Highly Recommended

2020 Auto Zeitung Summer Tyre Test - 4th of 20 tyres

  • Positive - Predictable handling on dry surfaces, including during sharp maneuvers, good wet handling, well priced.
  • Negative - Long wet braking.

2020 Tyre Reviews Ultimate Summer Tyre Test - 8th of 12 tyres

  • Positive - Excellent dry and wet handling with a sporty feel and high levels of grip. Good aquaplaning resistance and well priced.
  • Negative - Long dry and wet braking, high noise levels, high rolling resistance, average comfort levels.
  • Overall - A very well priced sporty feeling tyre, perfect for those who enjoy driving enjoyment with a smaller wheel.

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2020-04-21 - Is this tubeless?

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Size Price Range  
205/55 R16 £51.63 - £53.55 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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225/45 R17 £62.74 - £62.74 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/55 R16 £71.79 - £71.79 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Maxxis Premitra HP5 Review

Given 70% while driving a Suzuki Swift 1,2 2013 (195/55 R15 V) on a combination of roads for 1,500 average miles
Applied this Maxxis HP5 on my wife's Suzuki Swift for 6 weeks/2500KM. At the first week these HP5 surprised me very much, I can even drift the little Swift at 80Km/hr on corners without braking it and no tyre crying noise. However, after 1500 KM, I found loud ZZZ noise up the highway driving at over 80Km/hr. Other than bad noise comfort, I actually feel the grips on wet/dry are quite above average. Recommended only for racing enthusiastic people who do not mind the noise. Me I cannot stand it cause it really trigger my tinnitus.
191 - tyre reviewed on August 9, 2016   

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Given 85% while driving a Mercedes Benz Vito (225/55 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
Bought for a Vito to replace the old "van tyres". Night and dry difference, and now the Vito is quieter and much more comfortable. Massively cheaper than the other options, but no negatives compared against more expensive tyres that I've used. Too early to tell about the wear rates at the moment.
1 - tyre reviewed on December 5, 2020   
Given 77% while driving a Honda Prelude (205/50 R16 V) on mostly country roads for 11 spirited miles
I've had these tyres on my car for a year now and thought it would be a good time to give some feedback. Firstly, I'm surprised to see so many mixed reviews on the HP5. I bought them before going on a road trip across Europe and these tyres came highly recommended from my local tyre shop that I've always trusted. I've found the HP5 to be an excellent tyre in all conditions, especially for the money. It's not the sportiest tyre in the world, so if you're looking to do track days or have a very aggressive driving style, then look elsewhere. But they do exactly what any good summer tyre is supposed to do. It's a safe tyre, that offers predictable handling characteristics in all types of weather, and excels in hot temperatures and even heavy downpours. I've noticed many complaints about the wear on the HP5, but so long as you don't drive like a maniac they'll hold up just fine. I've done over 11,000 miles in the last 12 months across Europe, including autobahn driving with some very high speeds, and these tyres never felt at their limit. My local garage thinks there's plenty of driving still left in them so I'm happy with my purchase a year later. I've had company cars fitted with premium brands, such as Dunlop and Perelli in the past, and the Maxxis perform just as good for an excellent price. Will definitely buy again.
11 - tyre reviewed on May 31, 2020   
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Given 90% while driving a Peugeot 407 4 door sedan 2.0 petrol (205/60 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 45,000 average miles
By the price compare to its performance and durability, I feel this tire sort of underrated at many aspects. I am very satisfied and will place again
20 - tyre reviewed on November 9, 2019   
Given 24% while driving a Volkswagen Golf GTi Mk5 (195/65 R17) on mostly country roads for 8,000 spirited miles
Without a doubt the worst tyres I’ve ever had. I usually run Avon’s but when they’ve been in short supply I’ve used unknown budget ones - I recently went from
Budget ones to these maxxis and they were notably much worse. Wet grip fairly problematic , handling poor but worst of all they did less than 10000 miles (9 months ) before running to cords.
Will never ever buy Maxxis again
17 - tyre reviewed on October 20, 2019   
Given 76% while driving a Ford S Max (245/45 R18 V) on mostly country roads for 8,000 spirited miles
Not at all bad tyres for the price. Paid £400 for 4 when I was in a pinch, been pleasantly surprised since. Can be pushed and are quite progressive. When they do let go it's nice and controllable. Traction is not so good, let go quite readily in 2nd and sometimes 3rd in the wet (remapped 170 bhp 450nm, 1.7 tonne people carrier - I'm sure on a smaller car they'd be better). Dry handling is good, wet is sure but not amazing. Wet braking however is pretty impressive. All in all a very good tyre the price. Seem to wearing quite well to boot!
6 - tyre reviewed on August 13, 2019   

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