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Winter tires
2024

Dunlop Winter Sport 5

While being somehow dated as it was introduced back in 2015, it received some midlife updates and still holds up with the current models, at least in smaller dimensions. At the right price, it could be a great choice.
Jiri Chomat, TheTireLab.com
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Pros and cons

  • snow-traction
    Exceptional traction on snow
  • aquaplaning-longitudinal
    Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • snow-braking
    Short braking distance on snow
  • wet-handling
    Exceptional handling on the wet
  • snow-handling
    Great handling on snow
  • price-value-ratio
    Bad value for the money

Comparison

Sizes

Dunlop Winter Sport 5 is made in 119 sizes, starting from 195/55 R15 up to 295/35 R21.
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Timeline

2015

Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was tested 4x (Autobild,...) and won the Autobild 215/65 R16 test.

2016

Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was tested 9x (Autoklub ČR,...) and won the ADAC 225/45 R17 test.

2017

Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was tested 6x (ADAC,...) and won the ADAC 215/65 R16 test.

2018

Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was tested 4x (Autobild,...) and won the Autobild 195/65 R15 test.

2019

Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was tested 2x (Autobild,...)

2020

Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was tested 6x (ADAC,...)

2021

Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was tested 4x (Autobild,...) and won the ADAC 225/50 R17 test.

2022

Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was tested 3x (Autobild,...)

2023

Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was tested 4x (ADAC,...) and won the ADAC 205/60 R16 test.

Achievements

9/22
Best
snow-traction
Snow traction
Adac 2023
Adac 2023
Adac 2022
Autobild 2022
+5
6/20
Best
aquaplaning-cross
Aquaplaning - cross
Adac 2023
Adac 2023
Autobild 2020
Adac 2018
+2
4/21
Best
wet-braking
Wet braking
Adac 2023
Adac 2023
Autobild 2018
Adac 2017
3/20
Best
aquaplaning-longitudinal
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Adac 2023
Adac 2023
Autobild 2017
3/22
Best
dry-braking
Dry braking
Adac 2023
Adac 2023
Autobild 2017
3/9
Best
ride-comfort
Comfort
Autobild 2021
Autobild 2020
Autobild 2019
3/18
Best
wet-handling
Wet handling
Adac 2022
Autobild 2021
Autobild 2020
2/18
Best
noise-exterior
Exterior noise
Adac 2023
Autobild 2017
2/17
Best
snow-handling
Snow handling
Autobild 2020
Autobild 2020
2/17
Best
wet-circle-cornering
Wet circle cornering
Autobild 2021
Autobild 2018

Dunlop Winter Sport 5 in tyre tests

All tyre tests where Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was featured:
Autobild
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test31,429,2
Dunlop Winter Sport 536,130,7
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ADAC
Name Enviromental impactDriving safety
Best values in test22.1
Dunlop Winter Sport 52.32.1
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ADAC
ADAC Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R17
good
Ranked #4 of 16
Securing the 4th position out of 16 contestants, the DUNLOP WINTER SPORT 5 excelled in delivering precise and assured handling at the limit on dry roads, offering an extremely safe ride in winter conditions. It distinguished itself with a high predicted mileage and a low weight, contributing to reduced fuel consumption. However, it did show minor weaknesses on wet roads, slightly affecting its performance. Despite this, the tire achieved a 'Good' final rating, underlined by its competent handling and braking on snow, where it earned exceptional acclaim. Moreover, its performance on icy surfaces was also commendable. The tire's environmental impact was positively noted, benefiting greatly from its long lifespan, minimal wear, and efficiency in reducing fuel consumption.
Name Enviromental impactDriving safety
Best values in test1,82,0
Dunlop Winter Sport 51,8 2,6
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Autobild
Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R18
good
Ranked #7 of 20
Finishing 7 out of 20 competitors, the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 demonstrated a strong performance in a competitive field, earning a final rating of 'Good'. The tyre was praised for its balanced capabilities on both snowy and wet surfaces, along with its impressive aquaplaning resistance and high mileage durability. Despite its many strengths, a slight drawback was noted in the form of marginally longer braking distances on dry roads. A standout feature of the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 was its exceptional performance in the comfort category, distinguishing it in this aspect among its peers. This combination of attributes underscores the tyre's reliable and well-rounded winter performance.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+11-
Dunlop Winter Sport 522-22+
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ADAC
ADAC Winter tyre test 2022 215/60 R16
good
Ranked #2 of 17
Securing a commendable second place among the contenders, the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tire demonstrated an impressive performance. It earned high praise for its balanced attributes, delivering consistently good results across all tested surfaces, with its prowess on snow being particularly noteworthy. Its efficiency was also highlighted through its low fuel consumption and wear rate, contributing to a final rating of 'Good'. The tire showcased exceptional capability in specific disciplines, standing out in ice braking, snow braking, snow traction, and wet handling. Remarkably, it was not found lacking in any tested property, underscoring its versatility and reliability as a highly recommendable winter tire option.
Name WetDrySnowIceRolling resistanceNoiseWear
Best values in test2,01,81,41,81,52,71,5
Dunlop Winter Sport 52,22,41,62,01,73,12,0
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Autobild
Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17
exemplary
Ranked #4 of 19
Securing a commendable 4th position out of 19 contenders, the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tire was lauded with an 'Exemplary' final rating, a testament to its outstanding performance on challenging winter terrains. This tire distinguished itself as a true snow champion, delivering unparalleled stability across both wet and dry surfaces, with its exceptional snow traction standing out as its most dominant discipline. Riders can expect good mileage and precise handling on snow-covered roads, ensuring a reliable and safe driving experience. Despite these advantages, it's important to note the tire comes at an elevated price point. However, for drivers prioritizing superior performance in harsh winter conditions, the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 proves to be a worthy investment, adeptly balancing power, precision, and durability.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+2+2+
Dunlop Winter Sport 522-2+ 2
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild
Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17

Ranked #8 of 56
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,825,4
Dunlop Winter Sport 535,326,5
Autobild
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceWear
Best values in test2+2+11-1
Dunlop Winter Sport 52+ 2-2+23+
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+1
Dunlop Winter Sport 52-21-
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Source: www.autobild.de
ADAC
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWear
Best values in test1,61,91,52,12,71,5
Dunlop Winter Sport 52,52,41,5 2,53,42,5
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Source: www.adac.de
Autobild
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,127,3
Dunlop Winter Sport 533,627,3
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+1
Dunlop Winter Sport 52+ 21
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+1-2+1-
Dunlop Winter Sport 5222+ 2+
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Source: www.autobild.de
ADAC
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test1,32,01,82,12,51,01,8
Dunlop Winter Sport 52,32,52,02,33,01,51,8
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Source: www.adac.de
Autobild
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test30,324,3
Dunlop Winter Sport 535,225
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autoexpress
Name Points totalWinterWetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test101,6299,9299,9100101,1100,7
Dunlop Winter Sport 597,4297,2280,392,688100
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Source: www.autoexpress.co.uk
Autoklub ČR
Name Points totalWetDrySnow
Best values in test101,1103,4102,8100
Dunlop Winter Sport 597,396,998,596,6
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Source: www.autoklubcr.cz
Autobild
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test29,224
Dunlop Winter Sport 532,924,3
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild
Autobild Winter tyre test 2019 225/45 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #16 of 20
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+11-
Dunlop Winter Sport 523+1- 2-
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test1-2+11
Dunlop Winter Sport 52 22 1-
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test34,327
Dunlop Winter Sport 534,828,1
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Source: www.autobild.de
ADAC
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test2,12,01,82,33,01,01,7
Dunlop Winter Sport 52,32,31,8 2,53,32,02,1
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Source: www.adac.de
Sportscars
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+1
Dunlop Winter Sport 5221
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Sportscars
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test1-2+2+
Dunlop Winter Sport 52+2-2+
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Autoexpress
Name Points total
Best values in test100
Dunlop Winter Sport 599,3
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Source: www.autoexpress.co.uk
AutoMotorSport
Name WetDrySnowEnviromental impact
Best values in test9,69,29,910
Dunlop Winter Sport 58,98,58,97,3
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Source: www.auto-motor-und-sport.de
Autobild
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+11-
Dunlop Winter Sport 52+ 222-
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Source: reifenpresse.de
ADAC
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test2,12,01,92,33,10,51,4
Dunlop Winter Sport 52,1 2,32,52,53,52,01,7
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Source: www.adac.de
Autobild
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,225,9
Dunlop Winter Sport 533,627,6
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Source: www.autobild.de
ADAC
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test2,32,11,72,02,81,51,5
Dunlop Winter Sport 52,42,41,92,22,8 2,01,6
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Source: www.adac.de
Autobild
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test1-22+1
Dunlop Winter Sport 52+2- 1-2
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Source: reifenpresse.de
Autoexpress
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test100100100100100
Dunlop Winter Sport 598,798,798,1100 99
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Source: www.autoexpress.co.uk
Autobild
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test34,225
Dunlop Winter Sport 536,125,5
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Source: www.autobild.de
AutoMotorSport
Name
Dunlop Winter Sport 5
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Source: www.auto-motor-und-sport.de
GTÜ
GTÜ Winter tyre test 2016 205/55 R16
highly recommended
Ranked #6 of 13
Name Points totalWetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test4121421271432510
Dunlop Winter Sport 5367112119136228
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Source: www.gtue.de
Sportscars
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test221-
Dunlop Winter Sport 52- 2- 1-
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Source: www.reifentrends.de
Autoexpress
Name Points totalWetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test10096,999,899100100
Dunlop Winter Sport 597,79399,8 93,497,697,9
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Source: www.autoexpress.co.uk
Autoklub ČR
Name Points totalWetDrySnow
Best values in test101100103,3100,3
Dunlop Winter Sport 599,898,1101,699,8
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Source: www.autoforum.cz
Autobild
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test1-21-
Dunlop Winter Sport 51- 2 1-
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Sportscars
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test1-21-
Dunlop Winter Sport 51- 2 1-
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Automotorsport
Automotorsport Winter tyre test 2015 225/50 R17
highly recommended
Ranked #3 of 10
Name Points totalWetDrySnowEnviromental impact
Best values in test9,29,49,29,39,4
Dunlop Winter Sport 59,09,29,09,28,4
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GTÜ
GTÜ Winter tyre test 2015 225/50 R17
highly recommended
Ranked #3 of 8
Name Points totalWinterWetDryRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test205647046188
Dunlop Winter Sport 5197626844173
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Test ratings distribution

100% (10x)85% (19x)
ExemplaryVery goodHighly recommendedSatisfactoryRecommendedGood
6x1x3x1x2x16x

Ratings x Wheel size

R15R16R17R18
100% (1x)89.5% (10x)91.7% (9x)88.3% (9x)

Ratings x Width

195/xx Rxx205/xx Rxx215/xx Rxx225/xx Rxx235/xx Rxx245/xx Rxx
100% (1x)89.3% (7x)92.5% (4x)89.6% (13x)85% (1x)90% (3x)

FAQ

  1. Does this tyre have SUV variant?

    For specialized SUV tyre, check Dunlop Winter Sport 5 SUV.

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