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Dunlop SP Sport FM800 vs Bridgestone Ecopia EP300

Dunlop SP Sport FM800 vs Bridgestone Ecopia EP300 [2024]

Here are the key stats for the Dunlop SP Sport FM800 and Bridgestone Ecopia EP300 tyres, at a glance.
SP Sport FM800Ecopia EP300
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StylePremium Touring SummerPerformance All-Season
SeasonSummerAll Season
Release Date20172017
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall Score75/100N/A

Pricing

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Dunlop SP Sport FM800 vs Bridgestone Ecopia EP300 in Australia

The SP Sport FM800 has been around in Australia for about 7 years, whereas the Ecopia EP300 has been on the market for about 7 years

The SP Sport FM800 is rated for premium touring summer action, however the Ecopia EP300 tyres are classified as performance all-season. Both tyres are designed for use with regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles.

The SP Sport FM800 are for use in summerconditions, whereas the Ecopia EP300 are considered summer tyres. Neither of them are runflat tyres. Both brands are considered to be in the premium part of the market.

Read on to see how each of these tyres stack up against each other!

How We Reviewed These Tyres

We've analysed results of the following tyre benchmarks to make data-driven comparison of the SP Sport FM800 and the Ecopia EP300 tyres.

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the SP Sport FM800 and Ecopia EP300 tyres.
SP Sport FM800Ecopia EP300
TreadwearGoodExcellent
Dry PerformanceGoodGood
ComfortGoodGood
Wet PerformanceGoodGood
HandlingGoodGood
Overall Score75/100N/A

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the SP Sport FM800 scores 4 out of 5 for comfort and the Ecopia EP300 scores 4 out of 5.

UTQG Data

Introduced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the USA, the Uniform Tire Grading System (UTQG), is a system for comparing one tyre product to another on the basis of some standardised tests.

Treadwear

Unfortunately, we don't have any UTQG treadwear data available for either of these tyres.

Traction

The UTQG system measures traction as straight-line braking in dry conditions. The scale is AA, A, B, C, with AA being the best grade, and C the worst.

We don't have any UTQG traction data available for either of these tyres.

Temperature Resistance

The UTQG temperature resistance tests measure how well tyres can dissipate heat that builds up due to friction with the road. The scale is A, B, C, with A being the highest grade.

We don't have any UTQG temperature data available for either of these sets of tyres.

Warranty

In terms of distance, the Ecopia EP300 tyres have a warranty of 50,000 kilometres. There is no distance based warranty available for the SP Sport FM800.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still on the fence about these tyres? Check out how they compare to other similar tyres on the market in Australia!

Summary

Let's now take a look at the main differences between these two sets of tyres.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 28 sizes of the SP Sport FM800, and all 17 sizes of the Ecopia EP300 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

SP Sport FM800 Sizes

Size
175/65 R14 82H
175/65 R15 84H
185/65 R14 86H
185/55 R15 86V XL
185/65 R15 88H
185/60 R14 82H
185/60 R15 88H XL
195/65 R15 91V
195/60 R15 88V
195/55 R16 87V
195/55 R15 85V
195/60 R16 89V
205/55 R15 88V
205/55 R17 91V
205/65 R15 94H
205/60 R15 91H
205/55 R16 91V
215/55 R17 94W
215/50 R17 91W
215/55 R16 97W XL
215/60 R16 99H XL
215/45 R17 91W XL
215/55 R18 95H
215/45 R16 86V
225/55 R17 101W XL
225/45 R17 94W XL
235/45 R17 94W
245/40 R18 97W XL

Ecopia EP300 Sizes

Size
185/60 R15
185/65 R15
185/55 R15
195/60 R15
195/65 R15
195/55 R15
205/65 R15
205/55 R16
205/60 R16
205/65 R16
215/65 R15
215/50 R17
215/45 R17
215/55 R17
215/60 R16
225/60 R16
225/55 R17
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