Uniroyal RainSport 5

The Uniroyal RainSport 5 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tyre replaced the Uniroyal RainSport 3.

Dry Grip 75%
Wet Grip 85%
Road Feedback 68%
Handling 69%
Wear 74%
Comfort 79%
Buy again 67%

Tyre review data from 59 tyre reviews averaging 74% over 415,144 miles driven.

The RainSport 5 is ranked 76th of 143 Summer Ultra High Performance tyres.


Latest Tyre Test Results

2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test - 31st of 50 tyres

  • Positive - Good on wet roads.
  • Negative - Less balanced, significant weaknesses on dry roads (devaluation), weakness in environmental performance and sustainability, low mileage, high fuel consumption.
  • Overall - Driving safety: The Uniroyal RainSport 5 is only rated as satisfactory for driving safety due to its dry properties. The RainSport 5 only offers the driver sufficient feedback on the steering wheel on a dry road and also receives an adequate rating for its handling at the limit - in the event of sudden evasive maneuvers, the test car tends to oversteer with the tires, but skilful steering maneuvers can prevent skidding. When it comes to the braking distance, the Uniroyal can secure a good mark with a short value. Overall, its drying properties are classified as satisfactory. On wet roads, the Uniroyal RainSport 5 receives very good ratings for its aquaplaning behavior, for its braking performance and its behavior in wet handling, thanks to good grip and safe and precise driveability, good reviews. Overall, the overall wet performance is rated as good.

    Environmental balance: In terms of environmental balance, the Uniroyal RainSport 5 is also clearly rated as satisfactory. Both its predicted mileage and its abrasion are classified as satisfactory. The efficiency is still rated as good thanks to the relatively low fuel consumption and weight.
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2023 Summer Tyre Market Overview - 17th of 48 tyres

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2023 AutoBild UHP Summer Tyre Test - 17th of 21 tyres

  • Positive - Exemplary reserves against aquaplaning, safe wet handling.
  • Negative - Extended dry braking distances, heavily understeering dry handling.
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2023 Tyre Tests

  • 17th: 2023 Summer Tyre Market Overview (225/45 R18)
  • 17th: 2023 AutoBild UHP Summer Tyre Test (225/45 R18)
  • 31st: 2023 ADAC Summer Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2022 Tyre Tests

  • 34th: 2022 Summer Tyre Market Overview (215/55 R17)
  • 2021 Tyre Tests

  • 3rd: 2021 Tyre Reviews SUV Tyre Test (235/55 R18)
  • 11th: 2021 Auto Bild 16 Inch Summer Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 13th: 2021 ADAC Summer Tyre Test - 205/55 R16 (205/55 R16)
  • 19th: 2021 53 Summer Tyre Braking Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2020 Tyre Tests

  • 4th: 2020 Tyre Reviews Ultimate Summer Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
    195/45 R15 78V   E A 71 6.83kgs
    195/50 R15 82V   C A 71 6.89kgs
    205/50 R15 86V   E A 71 7.67kgs
    185/55 R15 82H   C A 70 6.81kgs
    185/55 R15 82V   C A 70 6.78kgs
    195/55 R15 85V   C A 71 7.24kgs
    195/55 R15 85H   C A 71 7.19kgs
    205/55 R15 88V   C A 71 7.56kgs
    195/45 R16 84V XL   C A 72 6.59kgs
    205/45 R16 83W   E A 71 7.83kgs
    205/45 R16 87W XL   C A 72 7.83kgs
    205/45 R16 83V   E A 71 7.83kgs
    195/50 R16 88V XL   C A 72 6.85kgs
    205/50 R16 87Y   E A 71 8.05kgs
    225/50 R16 92Y   E A 71 9.04kgs
    195/55 R16 91V XL   C A 72 7.99kgs
    195/55 R16 87H   C A 71 7.86kgs
    205/55 R16 91H   C A 71 8.04kgs
    205/55 R16 94V XL   C A 72 8.49kgs
    205/55 R16 91W   C A 71 8.28kgs
    205/55 R16 91V   C A 71 8.44kgs
    215/55 R16 93V   C A 71 8.91kgs
    215/55 R16 97Y XL   C A 72 8.86kgs
    225/55 R16 95V   C A 71 9.54kgs
    225/55 R16 95Y   C A 71 9.60kgs
    225/55 R16 99Y XL   C A 72 9.56kgs
    205/40 R17 84W XL   C A 72 7.71kgs
    215/40 R17 87Y XL   C A 72 7.99kgs
    245/40 R17 91Y   E A 71 9.94kgs
    205/45 R17 88V XL   C A 72 8.34kgs
    205/45 R17 88Y XL   C A 72 8.33kgs
    215/45 R17 91Y XL   C A 72 8.58kgs
    215/45 R17 87Y   E A 71 8.59kgs
    225/45 R17 94Y XL   C A 72 9.20kgs
    225/45 R17 91Y   C A 71 9.09kgs
    235/45 R17 94Y   C A 71 10.35kgs
    235/45 R17 97Y XL   C A 72 10.35kgs
    245/45 R17 99Y XL   C A 72 10.04kgs
    205/50 R17 93Y XL   C A 72 8.76kgs
    205/50 R17 93V XL   C A 72 8.92kgs
    215/50 R17 91Y   C A 71 9.03kgs
    215/50 R17 95Y XL   C A 72 9.03kgs
    225/50 R17 94Y   C A 71 9.82kgs
    225/50 R17 98V XL   C A 72 9.82kgs
    225/50 R17 98Y XL   C A 72 9.74kgs
    225/50 R17 94V   C A 71 9.82kgs
    205/55 R17 95V XL   C A 72 8.93kgs
    215/55 R17 94Y   C A 71 9.55kgs
    215/55 R17 98W XL   C A 72 9.55kgs
    225/55 R17 97Y   C A 71 10.56kgs
    225/55 R17 101Y XL   C A 72 10.56kgs
    235/55 R17 103Y XL   C A 72 10.92kgs
    235/55 R17 99V   C A 71 10.74kgs
    215/35 R18 84Y XL   E A 72 8.01kgs
    225/35 R18 87Y XL   C A 72 8.27kgs
    245/35 R18 92Y XL   E A 72 9.75kgs
    255/35 R18 94Y XL   C A 73 10.25kgs
    265/35 R18 97Y XL   C A 73 11.16kgs
    225/40 R18 92Y XL   C A 72 11.62kgs
    235/40 R18 95Y XL   C A 72 9.59kgs
    245/40 R18 97Y XL   C A 72 10.00kgs
    255/40 R18 99Y XL   C A 73 10.60kgs
    215/45 R18 93Y XL   C A 72 9.46kgs
    225/45 R18 95Y XL   C A 72 9.82kgs
    235/45 R18 98Y XL   C A 72 10.41kgs
    245/45 R18 100Y XL   C A 72 10.82kgs
    255/45 R18 103Y XL   C A 73 11.79kgs
    235/50 R18 97V   C A 71 10.88kgs
    235/50 R18 101Y XL   C A 72 10.88kgs
    215/55 R18 99V XL   C A 72 10.11kgs
    225/55 R18 98V   C A 71 10.62kgs
    235/55 R18 100V   C A 71 11.46kgs
    235/55 R18 100H   C A 71 11.46kgs
    255/55 R18 109Y XL   C A 73 13.19kgs
    255/30 R19 91Y XL   E A 73 10.09kgs
    225/35 R19 88Y XL   C A 72 8.26kgs
    235/35 R19 91Y XL   C A 72 9.91kgs
    245/35 R19 93Y XL   C A 72 10.36kgs
    255/35 R19 96Y XL   C A 73 10.95kgs
    265/35 R19 98Y XL   C A 73 11.29kgs
    275/35 R19 100Y XL   C A 73 12.82kgs
    225/40 R19 93Y XL   E A 72 9.72kgs
    235/40 R19 96Y XL   C A 72 10.17kgs
    245/40 R19 98Y XL   C A 72 11.18kgs
    255/40 R19 100Y XL   C A 73 11.46kgs
    275/40 R19 101Y   C A 72 12.96kgs
    225/45 R19 96Y XL   C A 72 10.45kgs
    245/45 R19 102Y XL   C A 72 11.93kgs
    235/50 R19 99V   C A 71 11.00kgs
    255/50 R19 107Y XL   C A 73 14.67kgs
    265/50 R19 110Y XL   C A 73 16.81kgs
    225/55 R19 99V   C A 71 11.37kgs
    235/55 R19 105V XL   C A 72 12.06kgs
    255/55 R19 111V XL   C A 73 15.05kgs
    225/35 R20 90Y XL   C A 72 9.17kgs
    245/35 R20 95Y XL   E A 72 10.78kgs
    255/35 R20 97Y XL   C A 73 11.15kgs
    255/40 R20 101Y XL   C A 73 12.40kgs
    275/40 R20 106Y XL   C A 73 13.35kgs
    245/45 R20 103Y XL   C A 72 12.38kgs
    255/45 R20 105Y XL   C A 73 13.07kgs
    265/45 R20 108Y XL   C A 73 12.99kgs
    275/45 R20 110Y XL   C A 73 14.38kgs
    195/55 R20 95H XL   C A 72 9.89kgs
    295/35 R21 107Y XL   C A 75 14.12kgs
    265/40 R21 105Y XL   C A 73 13.65kgs

    Questions and Answers for the Uniroyal RainSport 5

    2019-10-31 - Hi guys.....When will you review the new Uniroyal Rainsport 5 ?

    The short answer is that I don't know! We've not had any official communication about the Rain Sport 5 yet, as soon as we do the site will be update with data!

    2020-05-11 - is the rainsport 5 235/35/r19 91y xl fr compatible with my porsche Boxster 3.4s

    Assuming that is the side for your Boxster then the RainSport 5 is compatible. I've not tested the tyre yet, so I'm not sure if it will be a good match.

    2021-05-31 - I’ve got Uniroyal rainsport 5 on my fiesta st2, the tyres are 205/40/r17 and the tyre pressure light has come on/off a few times, what pressures are correct for the front and rear tyres?

    I don't have the data for your vehicle, however you should be able to find the pressure sticker inside the door shut on either the driver or passenger door.

    2021-12-28 - does the Uniroyal RainSport 5 265/30 R20 Y (94) have rim protectors?

    I'm afraid I've not seen a RainSport 5 in that size, I'd get in touch with Uniroyal to find out about the rim protector status.

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    Size Price Range  
    195/50 R15 £57.99 - £91.27 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    205/55 R16 £60.50 - £108.79 (15 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    225/40 R18 £71.46 - £109.52 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    225/45 R17 £71.06 - £109.00 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    225/55 R16 £99.08 - £178.50 (11 Prices) Compare Prices >>
    255/35 R19 £126.93 - £167.26 (4 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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    YouTube Review

    Top 3 Uniroyal RainSport 5 Reviews

    Given 90% while driving a Peugeot 207 SW Outdoor (205/55 R16 V) on mostly country roads for 800 spirited miles
    Having used rainsport 3s for the past 2 years or 42.000km it was time for a change. I always change at 2 year interval October or November with 40-45k kilometres on average. I reside in northern Greece and the last time round I fancied the idea of an all season Tyre but after the fitters recommendation ended up with the uniroyals. The rainsport 3s were a revelation in winter and commendable in the summer. I always fit premium tyres and the rainsport 3s were left wanting a little bit for grip in scorching hot tarmac.
    The rainsport 5s in question are on initial impressions (1200km so far) a bona fide premium Tyre in the dry, gone are the days of the soft sidewalls. The Tyre provides excellent turn in and high speed stabillity. In the wet is still king though I have never tried nokians. Don't be fooled reading tests that other premium are equally good in the wet. In deep water and poor road surfaces the uniroyals offer a sense of security above anything else.
    They are also less noisy but for some reason maybe unrelated to the tyres the fuel consumption is marginally higher.
    Also the experience from the 3s taught me that in very light snow to they are drivable I am not suggesting they are as good as all seasons but they provide some traction and don't have the typical wooden feel of summer tyres.
    All things considered a great Tyre.
    Helpful 133 - tyre reviewed on November 20, 2019
    Given 89% while driving a Toyota MR2 mk3 Roadster (195/50 R15) on track for 200 spirited miles
    Gave the Rainsport 5's a go this weekend at Oulton Park and it just so happens Storm Dennis was in full effect. So glad I did as conditions were horrendous. I was very nervous about going out on track on unknown tyres in my mid-engine MR2. I needn't be though as they were unbelievable. So much better than the Rainsport 3's I'd used previously. Wet grip 11, wet handling 11, wet braking 11. I had to reduce tyre pressures by 10 psi and was getting brake fade with track pads in they produced so much grip/heat. Highly recommended for wet weather driving. See for yourself here on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dm8qtcGU_4&t=270s
    Helpful 47 - tyre reviewed on February 17, 2020
    Given 68% while driving a BMW 120d M sport (255/35 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
    I have had these fitted to my car for two weeks. I got a good deal on them from Demon Tweaks (with a 20% ebay discount) hence why I decided to go for them, plus I had a good experience with the previous RS3 tyre on another car. These replaced a set of Goodyear Eagle Assymetric 3's so much of my review is going to be based on a comparison to those.
    Firstly Dry grip, they seem very good in this respect. I cannot tell any difference between these and the Goodyears.
    Wet grip. Aquaplaning resistance is excellent, probably down to the very deep treads. However on wet but not soaking roads they seem to lack traction when pulling away, and I can make the rear of the car step out under throttle which I couldn't do with the Goodyears so I don't think they are all that brilliant in this regard. Especially as the Goodyears were worn.
    Road reedback is good, as is handling. They seem nice and predictable on the limit.
    I cannot comment on wear as it is too early to say.
    Comfort. These are XL tyres and I do find them rather firm over bumps. They are certainly not as compliant as many other tyres I have had. Noise wise they are quiet however.
    Would I buy again? It would depend on whether they are on offer or not. I would be tempted to spend a bit more on a set of Goodyear Assymetric 5's as if the Assymetic 3 is anything to go by they will be a better tyre in most aspects and not much more cost. Failing that and if cost really was a factor I would go for the Falken FK510. The wife has them on her car and they are also a better tyre (and cheaper)
    Helpful 39 - tyre reviewed on January 15, 2020
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    Given 99% while driving a Mazda 3 2005 (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 30,000 average miles
    I bought the tires 3 years ago and have been satisfied with almost all performance tires offered by the manufacturer. I drive them most easily in city conditions on dry and wet roads, but I know how to go with them on dirt roads as well. So far I have no negative comments. Recently I had the opportunity to drive at a higher speed than allowed, the contact between the car and the asphalt was at a level despite 3 years of use.
    Helpful 0 - tyre reviewed on November 14, 2023
    Given 91% while driving a Mercedes Benz C180 (245/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 20,500 miles
    Had Uniroyal Rainsport 5 for 33000km so I’m considering wear to be really good. Other than that I would say that tyres are good package. They are little bit slow to react compared to PilotSports or Asymmetric6. On the wet tyres are really good especially for aquaplaning. Comfort is mainly noise level for me and in this matter Uniroyals are average.
    Helpful 1 - tyre reviewed on October 24, 2023
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    Given 10% while driving a BMW Z4 (275/35 R19) on a combination of roads for 200 spirited miles
    I bought a 2020 BMW Z4 and it came with 4 of these fitted. On the drive home, I thought something was broken in the suspension. The car floated around like the wheels weren't connected. At 70mph, in the dry, these were SCARY and dangerous to drive with. The car wouldn't stay straight, and jumped around in my hands. Even at 50mph, they had so little grip, you could feel the car squirming. These lasted 300 miles before I had to take them off before I ended up in a ditch. Replaced with Pilot Sport 5's and they make the car handle as expected ... AMAZING! These things are the worst tyres I've ever had on a car.
    Helpful 12 - tyre reviewed on April 15, 2023
    Given 71% while driving a Hyundai elantra (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 0 spirited miles
    After almost 2,000 km in a 130 CV Hyundai Elantra, my impressions differ little from those previously mentioned. Correct grip in the dry, very good in the wet (the more water there is on the road, the better they are). What I like least is that the sidewall is too soft compared to my previous Hankooks, hence its good comfort but little information about what happens between the tires and the asphalt. In short, a correct tire in the dry (without sporting pretensions) and very, very good in extreme rain. I ride them because I got them at a very good price and the duration does not matter to me because I do 6000 km a year.
    Helpful 8 - tyre reviewed on January 15, 2023
    Given 76% while driving a Mercedes Benz E350 Estate (245/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 20,000 spirited miles
    Used on big comfy softly sprung E-Class Estate - perfect for this use case. Excellent on wet rainy motorways, very resistant to aquaplaning and feel good on soaking wet backroads with puddles etc - typical UK weather and roads. Quiet, soft, have lasted very well (square setup is useful so I rotate front>back regularly to even out wear). Do not confuse these with a 'sporty' tyre, they are far too soft and do not give the feedback required. I always use proper premium UHP tyres on my more sporty cars, but for a daily commuter or ling distance car, these are excellent value. Reccomended.
    Helpful 10 - tyre reviewed on December 16, 2022
    Given 72% while driving a Hyundai elantra (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 0 spirited miles
    I've been with them for about 1000 kms and the first impressions are: Very comfortable and low noise tire. The side is somewhat soft, hence the comfort but at the cost of sacrificing feedback a bit. Good dry grip but not a sports tire at all. In the wet I have had little opportunity to test them but the little that I have tried them without problems in the absence of being able to test them in extreme rain which I think is the specialty of these tires. I decided on them because I found them at a very good price, 83 euros per tire mounted and balanced in size 225/45/17 94XL Y and I use the car much more in winter than in summer because I have a motorcycle. I will post impressions later.
    Helpful 8 - tyre reviewed on November 28, 2022
    Given 94% while driving a Fiat Tipo (205/55 R16) on mostly motorways for 37 average miles
    Fiat Tipo 2018. Mileage 25,000 km/year. I use it 80% on the highway. On dry roads, I did not notice any difference compared to other branded manufacturers. Excellent on water. Excellent value for money. Noise level is pleasant. I cannot evaluate rubber wear in a negative direction, because I change it sooner than wear.
    Helpful 10 - tyre reviewed on September 25, 2022
    Given 80% while driving a Mazda mx 5 (195/50 R15) on a combination of roads for 2,000 miles
    After I brought a Mazda mx-5 nb which had new rainsport 5 on the front axle but budget tyres on the rear axle, and wanted 4 matching tyres. Initial impressions were good so new rs5 were ordered. Grip on adverse conditions were excellent and with low tyre noise and a comfortable ride, I am more than happy. Dry grip though average but the handling was safe and predictable.
    Helpful 12 - tyre reviewed on August 28, 2022
    Given 70% while driving a Volkswagen Caddy (225/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
    Good grip in the dry and wet but the wear quickly. I don’t like the sidewall design but I do like the tread pattern.
    Helpful 10 - tyre reviewed on August 21, 2022
    Given 53% while driving a Alfa Romeo Giuiletta (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
    I have had these tyres fitted to two cars now. The first set I bought myself and were fitted to a BMW. The second set came already fitted to a front wheel drive Alfa Giulietta.On the BMW they were disappointing, very squirmy at the rear with imprecise handling and lots of wheelspin when pulling away they ruined the handling of the car compared to the previous Goodyear Eagle Assymetric. On the Alfa they seem to suit the car better and give a nice comfortable (but not sporty) drive. They seem to be a touring tyre rather than a performance one, as feedback on both cars was limited, although they do seem to suit a front drive setup much better than a rear drive. In terms of wear they are okay if not brilliant, they cut through standing water well and are not too expensive. I will be looking elsewhere next time as I prefer a sportier tyre.
    Helpful 12 - tyre reviewed on August 8, 2022
    Given 93% while driving a Mercedes Benz c 220 cdi (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 40,000 average miles
    After crashing my car due to aquaplaning, i got scared to drive under wet conditions but these tyre just grips under rain ! They lasted 35km till now and still have 3.4mm, the tyre is very comfortable, pretty quiet id say. In dry condition if u are not planning to go to a circuit theres not much differences between them and goodyears EG PE2 it understeer a bit when i am too mighty in corners. But overall very nice tyre last very long since i am driving 50% town 40% country road and 10%% highway pretty agressivly, they still lasted 40000km and still have quite a margin !! For beginers, daily drive i would highly recommend these tyre for the price, comfort and security under wet conditions which is a very important point !
    Helpful 10 - tyre reviewed on May 10, 2022
    Given 100% while driving a Suzuki Kizashi 2.4L FWD (235/45 R18) on mostly town for 5,000 average miles
    Excellent tyre for all seasons
    Helpful 11 - tyre reviewed on May 6, 2022