This performance tyre is designed for all-round performance comparable to that of much more expensive tyres.
‘Very recommended’ and ‘Recommendation for value’ from Auto Zeitung test 2020
Best tyres in the 2020 ACE magazine mid-range summer test - 1st place out of 9 tyres.
3rd place of 12 tyres in the 2020 ADAC SUV summer tyre test
Offers incredible all-round performance for a great price
Often competitive against the premium brands
You can buy this tyre from your local dealer. Use the Maxxis Dealer Locator to find your nearest Maxxis tyre fitter, or head into your usual tyre fitter and ask for…
You can buy this tyre from your local dealer. Use the Maxxis Dealer Locator to find your nearest Maxxis tyre fitter, or head into your usual tyre fitter and ask for the Premitra HP5.
The Premitra HP5 is available in a huge range of tyre sizes for a huge range of everyday cars. If you can't find your size, remember we are bringing in new sizes all the time.
Will the Premitra HP5 tyre fit my car?
Don’t know your tyre size? Have a look for your car in the list below. If your car isn’t on the list, contact your local tyre fitter and ask them about your car. They will be able to look up your vehicle registration to tell you exactly which Maxxis tyres they have available for your car.
Aston Martin DB7 Aston Martin DBS Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Audi A1 Audi A2 Audi A3 Audi A4 Audi A4 Allroad Audi A5 Audi A6 Audi A7 Audi A8 Audi A8 Allroad Audi Q2 Audi Q3 Audi R8 Audi RS Q3 Audi RS2 Audi RS4 Audi RS6 Audi S1 Audi S2 Audi S3 Audi S4 Audi S5 Audi S6 Audi S8 Audi SQ2 Audi TT Audi TT RS
BMW 1 Series BMW 2 Series BMW 2 Series Active Tourer BMW 3 Series BMW 4 Series BMW 5 Series BMW 5 Series GT BMW 6 Series BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo BMW 6 Series GT BMW 7 Series BMW 8 Series BMW M Coupe BMW M1 BMW M2 BMW M3 BMW M5 BMW M6 BMW X1 BMW X2 BMW X3 BMW X4 BMW Z3 BMW Z4
Chevrolet Camaro Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Impala
Ferrari 348 Ferrari 512 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti Ferrari F355
Fiat 124 Spider Fiat 500 Fiat 500L Fiat 500X Fiat Brava Fiat Bravo Fiat Doblo Fiat Ducato Fiat Grande Punto Fiat Panda Fiat Punto Fiat Punto Evo Fiat Strada Fiat Tipo Fiat Toro
Ford Aspire Ford B-Max Ford C-Max Ford Cobra Ford Cougar Ford Escort Ford Fiesta Ford Focus Ford Fusion Ford Galaxy Ford Ka Ford Ka+ Ford Kuga Ford Maverick Ford Mondeo Ford Mustang Ford Puma Ford S-Max Ford Tourneo Ford Tourneo Courier Ford Transit
Honda Accord Honda Civic Honda Civic Type R Honda CR-V Honda CR-Z Honda FR-V Honda Jazz Honda NSX Honda S2000
Renault Laguna Renault Clio Renault Espace Renault Grand Scenic Renault Kadjar Renault Kangoo Renault Kaptur Renault Koleos Renault Laguna Renault Master Renault Megane Renault Sandero Renault Scenic Renault Twingo Renault Wind Renault ZOE
If you’re looking for new, quality tyres and you’re not sure what to choose for a reliable, long-lasting tyre which offers great performance for an impressive price, third-party tyre reviews offer an independent perspective of which are the best tyres for your car.
Auto Zeitung Summer Tyre Test 2020
A summer tyre test conducted in 2020 by the German version of Auto Express, Auto Zeitung magazine tested 20 cars in wet and dry conditions, monitoring handling, braking, aquaplaning, slalom grip, noise and rolling resistance. The result? The Maxxis Premitra HP5 was not only ‘very recommended’ but also the ‘recommendation for value’, as it was beaten by only a few points by the Michelin Primacy 4, Bridgestone Turanza T005 and Continental PremiumContact 6, resulting in comparable performance for a fraction of the price.
“Maxxis offers a balance of affordability and good performance.” – Paul Englert, Auto Zeitung magazine, 2020 [translated]
ACE Summer Tyre Test 2020
Another summer tyre test completed in 2020 by another German magazine, ACE, was focussed specifically on mid-range tyres, including a premium tyre as a ‘reference tyre’. Not only did the Maxxis Premitra HP5 win the test, scoring the best across a series of tests including wet and dry braking, straight and curved aquaplaning, wet and dry handling and more, but it also showed even better aquaplaning resistance than the anonymous premium control tyre.
“Almost 80 km/h the Maxxis managed, so even two km/h better than our premium reference.”
The overall performance of the HP5 was remarked as follows:
“The Maxxis was the fastest tyre in the field and therefore deserves pole position.” – ACE magazine, 2020 [translated]
ADAC Tyre Test 2020
ADAC, another German authority, conducted a 12-month tyre test of 16 different tyres 235/55 R17.
In this test, the Premitra HP5 was the only mid-range tyre to be awarded the ‘highly recommended’ label; the only other tyres awarded this recommendation in this test were Bridgestone, Michelin and Pirelli.
Overall, the Premitra HP5 achieved joint 3rd place with the Pirelli Cinturato P7, an impressive result for a tyre which could cost up to 20% less than the Pirelli.
2020 ACE Mid-Range Tyre Test
ACE conducted a test comprising of 9 tyres, on an Audi Q2 with the Maxxis Premitra HP5 as the winner, above the Avon ZV7, Firestone Roadhawk and Hankook Ventus Prime 3.
Premitra HP5 Tyre Reviews
Sometimes the best reviews come from drivers just like you. Take a look at our user reviews below, pulled from third-party review site TyreReviews.co.uk.
Peugeot 407 driver, TyreReviews.co.uk, November 2019:
“By the price compared to its performance and durability, I feel that this tyre is sort of underrated in many aspects. I am very satisfied and will buy again.”
Ford S Max driver, TyreReviews.co.uk, August 2019:
“Not at all bad tyres for the price. Paid £400 for 4 when I was in a pinch, been pleasantly surprised since. Can be pushed and are quite progressive. When they do let go it’s nice and controllable. Traction is not so good, let go quite readily in 2nd and sometimes 3rd in the wet (remapped 170bhp 450nm, 1.7 tonne people carrier – I’m sure on a smaller car they’d be better). Dry handling is good, wet is sure but not amazing. Wet braking however is pretty impressive. All in all a very good tyre for the price. Seem to be wearing quite well to boot!”
Mercedes Benz C350 driver, TyreReviews.co.uk, January 2018:
“Normally always run Continental Contact Sport 5, but they wear out extremely fast. So decided to go for the HP5 after reading its excellent reviews and ratings for the wet… These tyres have minimal slide on full acceleration, can accelerate out of bends too without the car fishtailing but pushed hard enough there is good feedback from the tyre before it wants to fully let go into a drift per say. Very similar to the tyres I have run before but a bit more spongy when throwing the car around. But quality and grip for the money…if driven sensibly I would assume nearly double the mileage that I have done. I will be replacing these tyres with the same set, they suit my driving style and car very well and cheap isn’t the word compared to top tyre manufacturers tyres with almost the same drivability. If you are a spirited driver with a budget these are definitely the tyres to go for.”
Seat Leon Cupra driver, TyreReviews.co.uk, March 2017:
“Always had Continental Contact 5 fitted to my Seat Leon, when they had done their tie I was offered a set of Maxxis HP5s by a local tyre fitter, so at the price I thought I’d give them a try, must say so far I am very impressed, great feedback, grip in the wet just as good as they do in the dry and very quiet, 7000 miles so far and they seem to be wearing a lot better than the Continentals, I will be buying another set of HP5s when these wear out.”
Interested in the Premitra HP5 tyre for your car? Scroll down to use our dealer locator to find a tyre fitter near you.
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