Dunlop Winter Sport 5

Dunlop Winter Sport 5 photo, test, review, ratings

Dunlop Winter Sport 5 is an Ultra High Performance studless winter tyre with directional tread patter, designed for Passenger cars. The tyre also has SUV-version.

The tyre replaced the Dunlop Winter Sport 4D.

Nowadays the brand are owned to the Goodyear.

2020 Auto Zeitung Dunlop Winter Sport 5 Test

In 2020 experts of the German magazine Auto Zeitung have tested Dunlop WS5 at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 12 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

Dunlop Winter Sport 5 test, reviews, ratings
12th place in Dry braking. +3m braking distance.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Subj. Dry Handling. Subjective score – 7 points.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 test, reviews, ratings
7th place in Wet braking. +4.6m braking distance.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 test, reviews, ratings
5-7th place in Subj. Wet handling. Subjective score – 5 points.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 test, reviews, ratings
9th place in Straight aqua. -8.5km/h float speed.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 test, reviews, ratings
1-2nd place in Snow braking. -0.2m braking distance.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 test, reviews, ratings
4-5th place in Subj. Snow handling. Subjective score – 8 points.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 test, reviews, ratings
9th place in Snow traction. -0.061Newtons pulling force.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Rolling resistance. +0.11kg/t rolling resistance.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 test, reviews, ratings
3-6th place in Subj. Comfort. Subjective score – 9 points.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 12 48.8m +3m 93.85%
Subj. Dry handling 6 7 points -3 points 70%
Wet braking at 100km/h 7 55.5m +4.6m 91.71%
Subj. Wet handling 5-7 5 points -5 points 50%
Straight aqua 9 76.7km/h -8.5km/h 88.91%
Snow braking at 50km/h 1-2 25.7m -0.2m 100%
Snow handling 4-5 8 points -2 points 80%
Snow traction 9 2.132 Newton -0.061 Newton 97.13%
Rolling resistance 2 8.17 kg/t +0.11 kg/t 98.65%
Comfort 3-6 9 points -1 point 90%

2020 Auto Bild Dunlop Winter Sport 5 Test

In 2020 experts of the German publication Auto Bild have tested Dunlop at size 245/45 R18 and compared to 19 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter UHP tires. Also they included into the test reference summer tire to compare results.

Dunlop WS5 test, review, ratings
15-18th place in Wet braking. +7.7m braking distance.
Dunlop WS5 test, review, ratings
13-14th place in Wet handling. -2.7km/h handling speed.
Dunlop WS5 test, review, ratings
10th place in Wet lateral handling. +0.16sec lap time.
Dunlop WS5 test, review, ratings
3rd place in Straight aqua. -1.6km/h float speed.
Dunlop WS5 test, review, ratings
16th place in Dry braking. +3.7m braking distance.
Dunlop WS5 test, review, ratings
10-11th place in Dry handling. -1.1km/h handling speed.
Dunlop WS5 test, review, ratings
11-13th place in Snow braking. +0.7m braking distance.
Dunlop WS5 test, review, ratings
1st place in Snow handling. -0.2km/h handling speed.
Dunlop WS5 test, review, ratings
11-12th place in Snow slalom. -0.12m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Dunlop WS5 test, review, ratings
10th place in Snow traction.
Dunlop WS5 test, review, ratings
19th place in Noise. +2.4dB external noise.
Dunlop WS5 test, review, ratings
4th place in Rolling resistance. +0.64kg/t rolling resistance.
Dunlop WS5 test, review, ratings
7th place in Wear resistance.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 16 45.6m +3.7m 91.88%
Dry handling 10-11 109.5km/h -1.1km/h 98.99%
Wet braking at 100km/h 15-18 55m +7.7m 86%
Wet handling 13-14 71.7km/h -2.7km/h 96.23%
Wet lateral handling 10 12.23sec +0.16sec 98.69%
Straight aqua 3 89.7km/h -1.6km/h 98.21%
Snow braking at 50km/h 11-13 25m +0.7m 97.2%
Snow handling 1 61.5km/h +0.2km/h 100%
Snow lateral handling 11-12 3.28m/s2 -0.12m/s2 96.34%
Snow traction 10 2909 Newton -189 Newton 93.5%
Noise 19 65.4dB +2.4dB 96.33%
Rolling resistance 4 7.59kg/t +0.64kg/t 91.56%
Wear resistance 7 42640 -5330km 87.5%

2019 Auto Zeitung Dunlop Winter Sport 5 Test

Test by German magazine Auto Zeitung in 2019. The experts have tested Dunlop at size 225/55 R17 and compared to 12 budget, mid-range and premium Touring and UHP winter tires.

Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, review, ratings
6th place in Wet braking. +3m braking distance.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, review, ratings
3rd place in Wet handling. +1.6sec handling time.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, review, ratings
4-6th place in Wet lateral handling. +0.4sec lap time.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, review, ratings
4th place in Straight aqua. +3.1km/h float speed.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, review, ratings
8th place in Dry braking. +2.1m braking distance.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, review, ratings
6th place in Dry handling. +0.4sec handling time.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, review, ratings
6th place in Snow braking. +1.2m braking distance.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, review, ratings
2nd place in Snow handling. +0.4sec lap time.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, review, ratings
8-9th place in Snow traction.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, review, ratings
3rd place in Rolling resistance. +0.31kg/t rolling resistance.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, review, ratings
11th place in Dry slalom. -1.9km/h slalom speed.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, review, ratings
Last place in Noise. +4dB external noise.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 8 44.4m +2.1m 95.27%
Dry handling 6 57.8sec +0.4sec 99.3%
Dry slalom 11 56.3km/h -1.9km/h 96.62%
Wet braking at 100km/h 6 55.2m +3m 94.56%
Wet handling 3 90sec +1.6sec 98.22%
Wet lateral handling 4-6 12.7sec +0.4sec 96.85%
Straight aqua 4 77.2km/h -3.1km/h 95.98%
Snow braking at 50km/h 6 28.8m +1.2m 95.8%
Snow handling 2 51.5sec +0.4sec 99.22%
Snow traction 8-9 3293 Newton -205 Newton 93.77%
Noise 13 73dB +4dB 94.52%
Rolling resistance 3 7.83kg/t +0.31kg/t 96.04%

2019 Auto Bild Dunlop WS5 Test

Test by German publication Auto Bild in 2019. The experts have tested Dunlop at size 225/45 R17 and compared to 19 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, review, ratings
15th place in Dry braking. +2m braking distance.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, review, ratings
12-13th place in Dry handling. -1.3km/h handling speed.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, review, ratings
16th place in Wet braking. +3.7m braking distance.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, review, ratings
16th place in Wet handling. -3.4km/h handling speed.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, review, ratings
7th place in Straight aqua. -4.7km/h float speed.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, review, ratings
5-8th place in Snow braking. +0.3m braking distance.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, review, ratings
10-12th place in Snow handling. -1.4km/h handling speed.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, review, ratings
2nd place in Rolling resistance. +0.34kg/t rolling resistance.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, review, ratings
17th place in Noise. +5.2dB external noise.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, review, ratings
11th place in Wear resistance.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 15 46.3m +2m 95.68%
Dry handling 12-13 81.6km/h -1.3km/h 98.4%
Wet braking 16 32.9m +3.7m 88.75%
Wet handling 16 71.3km/h -3.4km/h 95.23%
Straight aqua 7 73.3km/h -4.7km/h 93.58%
Snow braking 5-8 24.3m +0.3m 98.76%
Snow handling 10-12 77km/h -1.4km/h 98.18%
Noise 17 73.9dB +5.2dB 92.98%
Rolling resistance 2 7.77kg/t +0.34kg/t 95.62%
Wear 11 40180km -11070km 72.44%

2018 Auto Bild Dunlop Winter Sport 5 test

In 2018 experts of the German publication Auto Bild have tested the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 at size 245/45 R18 and compared it with nine similar budget, mid-range and premium UHP winter tyres. ALso they included into the test reference summer tyre to compare results.

test Dunlop Winter Sport 5 review
10th place in Dry braking amon winter tyres. The braking distance was 1.3 meters longer, than the leader.
test Dunlop Winter Sport 5 review
7th place in Dry handling. Dunlop was 0.9km/h slower, than the leader.
test Dunlop Winter Sport 5 review
6th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 4.2 meters longer, than the leader.
test Dunlop Winter Sport 5 review
4th place in Wet handling. The tyre was 1.7km/h slower, than the leader.
test Dunlop Winter Sport 5 review
8th place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 4.7km/h slower, than the leader.
test Dunlop Winter Sport 5 review
1st place and the best result in Snow braking. The braking distance difference was 0.4 meters shorter, than the next tyre.
test Dunlop Winter Sport 5 review
2-3th place in Snow handling. Dunlop was 0.3km/h slower, than the leader.
test Dunlop Winter Sport 5 review
3th place in Rolling resistance.
test Dunlop Winter Sport 5 review
9th place in Noise level test.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 10 42.7m +1.3m 96.95%
Dry handling 6 84.1km/h -0.9km/h 98.93%
Wet braking 6 53.7m +4.2m 92.17%
Wet handling 4 71.5km/h -1.7km/h 97.62%
Straight aqua 8 82.9km/h -4.7km/h 94.33%
Snow braking 1 25.1m -0.4m 100%
Snow handling 2-3 69km/h -0.3km/h 99.56%
Noise 9 73.8dB +3dB 95.93%
Rolling resistance 3 8.19kg/t +0.14kg/t 98.29%

2017 AMS Dunlop Winter Sport 5 Test

Test by the German publication Auto Motor und Sport in 2017. The experts have tested the tire at size 225/40 R18 and compared to 9 similar mid-range and premium UHP winter tires.

Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, reviews, ratings
5th place in Dry braking. +1.4m braking distance.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, reviews, ratings
4th place in Dry handling. -0.8km/h handling speed.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Wet braking. +0.6m braking distance.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Wet handling. -1.5km/h handling speed.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, reviews, ratings
4th place in Straight aqua. -1.5km/h float speed.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, reviews, ratings
1st place in Snow braking. -0.1m braking distance.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, reviews, ratings
1st place in Snow handling. +0.1km/h handling speed.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, reviews, ratings
4th place in Rolling resistance. +0.9kg/t rolling resistance.
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 tests, reviews, ratings
6th place in Noise. +0.6dB external noise.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 5 45.9m +1.4m 96.95%
Dry handling 4 118.2km/h -0.8km/h 99.32%
Wet braking 2 34.5m +0.6m 98.26%
Wet handling 2 74.7km/h -1.5km/h 97.99%
Straight aqua 4 86.1km/h -1.5km/h 98.25%
Snow braking 1 27.7m -0.1m 100%
Snow handling 1 55.5km/h +0.1km/h 100%
Noise 6 73dB +0.6dB 99.17%
Rolling resistance 4 8.6kg/t +0.9kg/t 89.53%

Overall Dunlop Winter Sport 5 Reviews

# Test 2020 Auto Zeitung 2020 Auto Bild 2019 Auto Zeitung 2019 Auto Bild 2018 Auto Bild 2017 AMS Overall
Dry braking 93.85% 91.88% 95.27% 95.68% 96.95% 96.95% 95.1%
Dry handling 70% 98.99% 99.3% 98.4% 98.93% 99.32% 94.16%
Wet braking 91.71% 86% 94.56% 88.75% 92.17% 98.26% 91.91%
Wet handling 50% 96.23% 98.22% 95.23% 97.62% 97.99% 89.22%
Wet lateral handling 98.69% 96.85% 97.77%
Straight aqua 88.91% 98.21% 95.98% 93.58% 94.33% 98.25% 94.88%
Snow braking 100% 97.2% 95.8% 98.76% 100% 100% 98.63%
Snow handling 80% 100% 99.22% 98.18% 99.56% 100% 96.16%
Snow traction 97.13% 93.5% 93.77% 94.8%
Rolling resistance 98.65% 91.56% 96.04% 95.62% 98.29% 89.53% 94.95%
Noise 96.33% 94.52% 92.28% 95.93% 99.17% 95.65%
Wear resistance 87.5% 72.44% 79.97%

1. 2020 Auto Zeitung (205/55 R16) – 6th place. 

Main conclusions:

  • Long dry braking distance and average handling.
  • Short wet braking distance and average handling.
  • Average straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • The best snow braking distance, good handling and traction.
  • Low rolling resistance.
  • Good comfort.

2. 2020 Auto Bild (245/45 R18) – 8th place and an expert score “Good”.

Main conclusions:

  • Long wet braking distance and poor handling.
  • High straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Average dry performance.
  • Short snow braking distance, the best handling and good traction.
  • High noise.
  • Low rolling resistance.
  • Good wear resistance.

3. 2019 Auto Zeitung (225/55 R17) – 4th place and an expert score “Highly Recommended”.

Main conclusions:

  • Average wet braking distance and good handling.
  • High straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Average dry braking distance and good handling speed.
  • Good results on the snow.
  • Low rolling resistance.
  • The highest noise.

4. 2019 Auto Bild (225/45 R17) – 16th place.

Main conclusions:

  • Average dry performance.
  • Long wet braking distance and low handling speed.
  • Good straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Short snow braking distance and good handling.
  • Low rolling resistance.
  • High noise.
  • Average wear resistance.

5. 2018 Auto Bild (245/45 R18) – 4th place. 

Main conclusions:

  • Good results on the dry;
  • Good wet handling and relatively long braking distance.
  • Low aquaplanning resistance.
  • The shortest snow braking distance, very good handling.
  • Relatively high noise level.
  • Low rolling resistance.

6. 2017 Auto Motor und Sport (225/40 R18) – 2nd place and an expert score “Recommended”.

Main conclusions:

  • Short dry braking distance and good handling.
  • Good wet performance.
  • High straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • The best results on the snow.
  • Good rolling resistance.
  • Average noise.

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