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Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5

Maxxis Premitra HP5 Review - Our Thoughts [+ Test Data]

Here are the key stats for the Premitra 5 HP5, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StyleUltra High Performance Summer
SeasonSummer
Release Date2015
Run Flat?No
Overall Score76/100

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Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5 in Australia

This offering by Maxxis has been around in Australia for about 9 years. Especially designed for regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles, it comes in a total of 74 sizes.

This ultra high performance summer tyre is a solid option for those looking for a summer tyre in the mid-range of the market. Note that it is not a runflat tyre.

Read on to see how it stacks up against the competition!

How We Reviewed The Premitra 5 HP5 Tyres

Unlike the Australian government, the European Union carries out standardised tests on all tyres sold in Europe. These tests are carried out in identical conditions, making them a reliable way to compare tyres.

For this review, we use averaged results from tests done on 70 sizes of the Premitra 5 HP5 tyres by the European Union.

We then compare these to the same results for the following similar tyres, also rated for Ultra High Performance Summer usage and sold in Australia.

Fuel Efficiency

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Fuel Efficiency
(A - E)
D0.3L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$62 extra per year

The US Department of Energy estimates that around 25% of the fuel consumption of a vehicle is attributable to the tyres. That's a lot, and it means that choosing fuel efficient tyres can save you quite a bit of money.

The Premitra 5 HP5 tyres rank a D on a scale of A to E in the official fuel efficiency tests carried out by the EU (they call these rolling resistance tests).

Relative to an A grade tyre, expect to use an extra 0.3L/100km. This works out to $62 extra spent on petrol per year, based on a typical 12,000 km driven per year.

Comparison

Here's how the Premitra 5 HP5 compares to similar tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Based on the comparison tyres we've selected, the Premitra 5 HP5 ranked # out of 0 tyres.

Grip & Handling

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Wet Grip
(A - E)
ANo difference

We'll now take a look at how these tyres compare in terms of grip and handling.

A good measure of this is 'wet grip', which is an indication of how well the tyres will allow the vehicle to come to a stop in wet conditions.

The Premitra 5 HP5 tyres rank a A on a scale of A to E in the official fuel tests carried out by the EU.

This is the highest possible rating, and indicates excellent grip and handling in wet conditions relative to other tyres.

Comparison

Here's how the Premitra 5 HP5 compares to similar tyres for wet grip (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

For wet grip, they scored # out of 0 comparison tyres.

Noise

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Noise
(A - C)
B (70 dB)2 times as noisy

Another key factor to consider when choosing a tyre is road noise. Once you're over about 40 km/h, the dominant source of noise you hear is from the contact of your tyres on the road.

There is a surprisingly wide variation in the amount of noise each tyre makes.

The Premitra 5 HP5 tyres produce 70.1 dB of road noise, which corresponds to a rank of B on a scale of A to C in the standardised testing done by the EU.

Expect these tyres to produce about 2 times as much noise as an A grade tyre (the decibel scale is logarithmic).

Comparison

Here's how the Premitra 5 HP5 compares to similar tyres for noise (1 = Grade C, 3 = Grade A).

For noise, they ranked # out of 0 comparison tyres.

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, including those below, the Premitra 5 HP5 scores 4 out of 5 for comfort.

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Treadwear

With a UTQG treadwear rating of 500, the Premitra 5 HP5 would theoretically last 5 times longer than a tyre with a treadwear rating of 100.

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.

These tyres score a grade of AA.

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.

These tyres score a grade of A.

Warranty

The Premitra 5 HP5 tyres have a warranty of 2 years.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still undecided as to whether to go with these ultra high performance summer tyres? Check out our data-driven comparisons to similar tyres on the market in Australia!

Summary

With an overall rating of 76 out of 100, the Premitra 5 HP5 tyres are a solid choice for anyone looking to replace their car rubber with some tyres designed for ultra high performance summer action.

For fuel efficiency, they score a grade of D, which is below average, though this isn't a super important factor.

More important is the wet grip, which gives you an indication of their traction and handling. In this regard, they get a score of A, which is outstanding.

Finally, for road noise, they receive a B grade, which is about typical.

In terms of data out of the US, they have the following UTQG ratings:

  • Treadwear: 500
  • Traction: AA (scale: AA, A, B, C)
  • Temperature Resistance: A (scale: A, B, C)

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 74 sizes of the Premitra 5 HP5 tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

Size
185/55 R16 83V
195/55 R16 87H
195/65 R15 95V XL
195/50 R15 86V XL
195/65 R15 91V
195/60 R15 88H
195/55 R15 85V
195/65 R15 91H
195/50 R15 82V
195/50 R16 88V XL
195/45 R16 84V
195/60 R16 89V
195/55 R16 91V XL
195/60 R15 88V
195/55 R16 87V
195/45 R16 84V XL
195/55 R16 91H XL
205/50 R16 91W XL
205/55 R16 94W XL
205/40 R17 84W XL
205/55 R17 95V XL
205/60 R16 96W
205/60 R16 96V XL
205/60 R15 91H
205/50 R17 93W XL
205/45 R17 88W XL
205/55 R16 91W
205/45 R16 87W XL
205/55 R16 91V
215/60 R17 96H
215/50 R17 95W XL
215/55 R16 97W XL
215/55 R16 93V
215/55 R17 94W
215/50 R17 91W
215/50 R18 92V
215/50 R18 92W
215/60 R16 99W XL
215/45 R16 90V
215/40 R17 87W XL
215/45 R16 90V XL
215/65 R16 98V
215/55 R17 98W XL
215/55 R18 99V XL
215/45 R17 91W XL
225/55 R16 99W XL
225/60 R17 99V
225/45 R18 95W XL
225/55 R17 101W XL
225/45 R17 91W
225/60 R15 96V
225/55 R18 98V
225/55 R16 95V
225/50 R17 94W
225/55 R17 97W
225/45 R17 94W XL
225/40 R18 92W XL
225/50 R17 98W XL
225/60 R16 98V
225/50 R16 92W
235/50 R18 101W XL
235/45 R18 98W XL
235/55 R17 99V
235/50 R18 97V
235/55 R17 103W XL
235/40 R18 95W XL
235/50 R17 96V
235/45 R17 97W XL
245/45 R18 100W XL
245/40 R18 97W XL
245/50 R18 104W XL
245/45 R17 99W XL
255/35 R18 94W XL
255/45 R18 99W
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