Sumitomo H/TR Z III

The Sumitomo HTR Z III is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Dry Grip 86%
Wet Grip 80%
Road Feedback 85%
Handling 78%
Wear 82%
Comfort 87%
Buy again 82%

Tyre review data from 12 tyre reviews averaging 83% over 109,378 miles driven.

The H/TR Z III is ranked 17th of 143 Summer Ultra High Performance tyres.

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Top 3 Sumitomo HTR Z III Reviews

Given 93% while driving a Porsche 911 3.4 (235/35 R19) on mostly motorways for 5,000 spirited miles
Love these tyres. Have them on the front of a 911 and like everything about them. Quiet, solid side wall, great feel through the steering wheel. Would buy again 100%
Helpful 35 - tyre reviewed on December 3, 2022
Given 73% while driving a Volkswagen Golf MK7 GTI (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 19,200 average miles
These tyre's worked really well on my Golf mk7 GTI in summer weather conditions. I've used both Good Year Efficient Grip and Falken tyres at the front wheels and I felt them a bit less stable at higher speeds and especially very grippy such that when you brake hard the vehicle used to swerve/float at high speeds, this was not experienced with the Sumitomo. Excellent tyre for handling, this is my second pair at the front. The only downfall is that on hard acceleration there is a lot of spinning as compared to the other brands and the tyre's don't last long.
Helpful 30 - tyre reviewed on June 27, 2022
Given 100% while driving a Volkswagen Golf MK7 GTI (225/35 R19 W) on mostly country roads for 10,000 spirited miles
best tyre I ever bought
Helpful 50 - tyre reviewed on August 21, 2020
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Given 100% while driving a BMW 320 TDI (225/45 R17 W) on mostly motorways for 20,000 spirited miles
perfect grip. Very good on wet roads
Helpful 39 - tyre reviewed on August 23, 2020
Given 87% while driving a MINI Cooper S (215/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 18 spirited miles
Running theses on my 2002 MINI S. These tires are perfect for spirited driving and fantastic in heavy rain. I like them so well I’m on my 8th set on this car! I get about 23-28,000 miles on a set. Ran Pirelli (run flats) Kumho, and Coopers. Sumitomo’s are by far my favorite. BTW....277,000 miles on my MINI
Helpful 37 - tyre reviewed on July 22, 2019
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Given 89% while driving a Ford Fiesta Zetec S (195/50 R15 R) on mostly motorways for 13,000 easy going miles
These tyres are good for price
Helpful 31 - tyre reviewed on December 16, 2018
Given 66% while driving a Kia Motors Forte Koup (225/50 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 50 average miles
they are what they are, a summer tire maybe one of the best in that matter and on wet surface they work very good but the real problem is their side grip on wet surface , you can brake and be sure that they will stop the car in rain on a straight line but if you are not experienced enough their side skiing can make a disaster, trust me many times i felt their side instability not in corners! No, they dont need corners to ski even the change in asphalt materials can make you lose control, As a mechanical engineer I ONLY recommend them if you live in a dry place.
Helpful 36 - tyre reviewed on November 1, 2018
Given 60% while driving a BMW 335i (225/40 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
I bought this 1month ago and for some reason at first i put these in rear of my car (which should be 255.30.19) and amazingly it was the best tire i ve ever had in my rear axel , it was the best grip i v ever had , and then i found the michelin pss and put these in there right place in front axel , and now these are very bad in cornering and braking , use these tires just in rear of your car
Helpful 57 - tyre reviewed on March 3, 2017
Ford (245/40 R17) on mostly town for 100 spirited miles
I was recommended 245/40/17s by ian diffan and they were incompatible with the traction control as the diameter was incorrect but sumitomo did come to the party and replaced with 245/45/17s that cured the problem but proved not only to be no where near as good for grip or traction as the pirelli's they replaced but look terrible to the point of replacing them within a week to my loss
Helpful 49 - tyre reviewed on July 29, 2016
Given 96% while driving a Nissan GT R (265/35 R18) on mostly country roads for 10 spirited miles
Excellent dry and wet grip, very predictable tyre. Would certainly buy again.
Helpful 25 - tyre reviewed on June 9, 2016
Given 63% while driving a Mercedes Benz C32 AMG (255/35 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
Reasonable grip in the dry for the price, quite and comfortable. Diabolical in the wet. Traction control cannot keep these things on the road. I'd fit these to an awd or low powered rwd but 350hp+ at the rear is shows these tires limitations very quickly.
Helpful 34 - tyre reviewed on September 20, 2014
Given 80% while driving a Subaru Impreza WRX STI (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 40,000 average miles
These are a solid wet weather tyre with excellent wear properties over standard OEM (Bridgestone Re040) tyres. They are a little skidish during hard cornering on dry services and lack a fair amount of dry grip. I'm a little gun shy after unpredicted drift into a bend. I will opt for a more grippy tyre to enjoy more spirited driving. As a daily drive its a good value tyre though, particularly for your grandmothers car.
Helpful 83 - tyre reviewed on July 16, 2014