1. Firestone Roadhawk Upper-middle2. Uniroyal RainSport 5 Upper-middle
In this comparison, we will be looking at two popular summer tyres on the market: the Firestone Roadhawk and the Uniroyal RainSport 5. Both tyres are manufactured by reputable companies, with Firestone being a well-known American brand and Uniroyal being a European brand specializing in rain tyres. Let's dive into the test results and see how they stack up against each other.
According to the test results from Autoklub ČR, the Firestone Roadhawk ranked 11th out of 19 tyres, while the Uniroyal RainSport 5 achieved a higher ranking, placing 5th. The RainSport 5 was particularly praised for its performance in aquaplaning, holding the best longitudal position in the test. The ADAC test results showed a less impressive ranking for both tyres, with the Roadhawk placing 20th out of 50 tyres and the RainSport 5 coming in at 31st place.
In the Autobild test, the Firestone Roadhawk received a higher position, ranking 10th out of 53 tyres, with its strongest features being dry handling, wet handling, and wet side guidance. The Uniroyal RainSport 5 was not far behind, ranking 19th, and excelling in aquaplaning (cross and longitudal).
When it comes to strengths and weaknesses, the Firestone Roadhawk has been praised for its performance on dry roads, efficiency, and low wear. However, it has received some criticism for its lack of balance and weaknesses on wet roads, leading to a lower overall rating of 71%. In contrast, the Uniroyal RainSport 5 has gained recognition for its performance on wet roads but has been criticized for not being well-balanced, having significant weaknesses on dry roads, poor environmental and sustainability scores, low mileage, and high fuel consumption. Nevertheless, the RainSport 5 received a higher overall rating of 77%.
In summary, if you're looking for a summer tyre with excellent performance on dry roads, the Firestone Roadhawk might be a better choice. On the other hand, the Uniroyal RainSport 5 seems to be a stronger contender for those who drive more frequently in rainy conditions or are looking for a tyre with high performance in aquaplaning resistance. Keep in mind that neither tyre excels in all areas, so you'll need to weigh the strengths and weaknesses based on your driving needs and conditions.
Both the Firestone Roadhawk and Uniroyal RainSport 5 can be compared and purchased on our tyre tests website, where you'll find more in-depth reviews and test results to help you make the best decision for your vehicle.