Popular, independent review site, Tyre Reviews, recently tested eight of the most widely used tyres in the common SUV size, 235/55 R18. The Best SUV Tyres for 2021 tyre test focused on tyres for medium sized SUVs and crossover type vehicles. The Uniroyal RainSport 5 came in third, earning the title of “Recommended” for its excellent performance in the wet.
The Uniroyal RainSport 5 was praised for its strength in wet conditions, earning recognition for a solid aquaplaning performance, the shortest wet braking distance and comfort. Known as the rain tyre, the RainSport 5 came first in straight aquaplaning and wet handling thanks to its unique tread pattern. The use of enhanced Shark Skin technology, wide in-block grooves and innovative aqua twist sipes enable rapid water dispersal from the contact patch, increasing the grip on wet roads and reducing the risk of aquaplaning.
Jonathan Benson of Tyre Reviews said: “When picking an SUV tyre, if driving in wet conditions is a key purchasing decision, then the RainSport 5 is a solid choice. This is demonstrated by its strong performance in the wet tests, with the RainSport 5 having the fastest wet handling, shortest wet braking distance and highest overall aquaplaning resistance. The third-place award is well deserved.”
The RainSport 5, is the new wet-weather specialist for sporty, powerful cars and SUVs. Featuring the Uniroyal brand’s impressive hallmark performance in the wet, the RainSport 5 provides precision handling for maximum driving pleasure and a comfortable ride. Needless to say, on the EU tyre label, all the available sizes received an A rating for top performance in the wet.
Tracey Mortimer, Marketing Director at Continental said; “We are thrilled to see the Uniroyal RainSport 5 do so well in this latest tyre test. With the growing SUV market, the test demonstrates the importance of picking the right tyres for your vehicle and why Uniroyal is known for its rain tyres. We’ve continued to grow our reputation as rain experts, and it is our priority to develop tyres that keep you safe on the road at all times.”
The Uniroyal RainSport 5 is the latest summer tyre in the Uniroyal range. The RainSport 5 is available in a range of sizes from 15 to 21 inches.
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