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Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 050 vs Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 050+

Dunlop Sport Maxx 050 vs 050+ - What's Different? Test Data

Here are the key stats for the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 050 and Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 050+ tyres, at a glance.
SP Sport Maxx 050SP Sport Maxx 050+
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StyleMax Performance SummerUltra High Performance Summer
SeasonSummerSummer
Release Date20102015
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall ScoreN/A70/100

Pricing

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Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 050 vs Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 050+ in Australia

The SP Sport Maxx 050 has been around in Australia for about 14 years, whereas the SP Sport Maxx 050+ has been on the market for about 9 years

The SP Sport Maxx 050 is rated for max performance summer action, however the SP Sport Maxx 050+ tyres are classified as ultra high performance summer. Both tyres are designed for use with regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles.

Both of these 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 Maxx 050 and the SP Sport Maxx 050+ tyres.

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the SP Sport Maxx 050 and SP Sport Maxx 050+ tyres.
SP Sport Maxx 050SP Sport Maxx 050+
Dry PerformanceN/AGood
HandlingN/AGood
TreadwearN/AGood
Wet PerformanceN/AGood
ComfortN/AGood
Overall ScoreN/A70/100

Unfortunately, there is very little benchmark data available for the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx 050 tyres.

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the SP Sport Maxx 050+ scores 4 out of 5 for comfort. We don't have any comfort data for the SP Sport Maxx 050 tyres.

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.

SP Sport Maxx 050SP Sport Maxx 050+
Treadwear280280
Traction
(AA - C)
AA
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)
AA

Treadwear

As per the UTQG guidelines, the SP Sport Maxx 050 tyres have a treadwear rating of 280, whereas the SP Sport Maxx 050+ tyres have a rating of 280. This means that the SP Sport Maxx 050 tyres will theoretically last 1.0 times as long as the SP Sport Maxx 050+ 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.

As per the UTQG system, the SP Sport Maxx 050 tyres have a traction grading of A, whereas the SP Sport Maxx 050+ tyres have a grading of A.

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.

As per the UTQG system of tyre grading, the SP Sport Maxx 050 tyres have a temperature resistance grading of A, whereas the SP Sport Maxx 050+ tyres have a grading of A (on a scale of A, B, C).

Warranty

Unfortunately, we don't have any warranty information available for either of these tyres.

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.

The SP Sport Maxx 050 tyres have a UTQG treadwear rating of 280, whereas the SP Sport Maxx 050+ tyres have a rating of 280.This means that you can expect the SP Sport Maxx 050 to last 1.0 times as long as the SP Sport Maxx 050+ tyres.

The SP Sport Maxx 050 have a UTQG traction grading of A, while the SP Sport Maxx 050+ tyres having a grading of A.

The SP Sport Maxx 050 have a UTQG temperature grading of A, while the SP Sport Maxx 050+ tyres having a grading of A.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 21 sizes of the SP Sport Maxx 050, and all 40 sizes of the SP Sport Maxx 050+ tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

SP Sport Maxx 050 Sizes

Size
215/55 R18 95H
225/45 R17 91W
225/55 R17 97V
225/35 R18 90Y
225/50 R18 95V
225/60 R18 100H
225/50 R18 95W
235/40 R19 96Y XL
235/45 R18 94Y
235/65 R18 106V
235/60 R18 103H
235/55 R20 102V
245/45 R19 98Y
245/45 R19 102Y
245/40 R19 94W
245/40 R21 96Y
255/35 R18 90Y
255/40 R19 96Y
265/35 R19 94W
265/35 R19 94Y
275/35 R21 99Y

SP Sport Maxx 050+ Sizes

Size
205/55 R16 94W XL
205/45 R18 90W XL
205/45 R17 88W XL
205/50 R17 93Y XL
215/55 R16 97Y XL
215/55 R17 94Y
215/50 R17 95W XL
215/45 R17 91Y XL
225/45 R17 94Y XL
225/55 R17 101Y XL
225/40 R18 92Y XL
225/45 R18 95Y XL
225/50 R17 98Y XL
235/50 R18 101W XL
235/45 R17 97Y XL
235/55 R17 103Y XL
235/40 R18 95Y XL
245/60 R18 105V
245/45 R18 100Y XL
245/45 R19 102Y XL
245/40 R18 97Y XL
245/35 R20 95Y XL
245/50 R18 100W
245/35 R19 93Y XL
245/40 R19 98Y XL
245/45 R17 99Y XL
255/40 R17 98Y XL
255/40 R19 100Y XL
255/35 R20 97Y XL
255/45 R18 103Y XL
255/35 R19 96Y
255/35 R18 94Y XL
265/35 R18 97Y XL
275/35 R19 100Y XL
275/30 R20 97Y XL
275/35 R20 102Y XL
275/40 R18 103Y XL
275/30 R19 96Y XL
275/40 R19 105Y XL
295/40 R21 111W
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