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Pirelli Powergy vs Pirelli Dragon Sport

Pirelli Powergy vs Dragon Sport - Which Is #1? [2024]

Here are the key stats for the Pirelli Powergy and Pirelli Dragon Sport tyres, at a glance.
PowergyDragon Sport
Vehicle SuitabilityPassengerPassenger
Driving StyleUltra High Performance SummerMax Performance Summer
SeasonSummerSummer
Release Date20212016
Run Flat?NoNo
Overall ScoreN/AN/A

Pricing

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Pirelli Powergy vs Pirelli Dragon Sport in Australia

The Powergy has been around in Australia for about 3 years, whereas the Dragon Sport has been on the market for about 8 years

The Powergy is rated for ultra high performance summer action, however the Dragon Sport tyres are classified as max 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 Powergy and the Dragon Sport tyres.

Benchmark Test Data

Here are the results from a number of magazine tests and benchmarks done on the Powergy and Dragon Sport tyres.
PowergyDragon Sport
Dry PerformanceN/AGood
Wet PerformanceN/AGood
HandlingN/AGood
TreadwearN/AGood
ComfortN/AGood
Overall ScoreN/AN/A

Unfortunately, there is very little benchmark data available for the Pirelli Powergy tyres.

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, the Dragon Sport scores 4 out of 5 for comfort. We don't have any comfort data for the Powergy 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.

PowergyDragon Sport
Treadwear180
Traction
(AA - C)
A
Temperature Resistance
(A - C)
A

Treadwear

The Powergy tyres have a treadwear rating of 180, which means that they would last 1.8 times longer than a tyre with a rating of 100. There's no treadwear data available for the Dragon Sport 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.

The Powergy tyres have a traction grade of A (on a scale of AA, A, B, C). There's no UTQG traction grading data available for the Dragon Sport 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.

The Powergy tyres have a temperature resistance grade of A (on a scale of A, B, C). There's no UTQG temperature resistance grading data available for the Dragon Sport tyres.

Warranty

The Powergy tyres have a warranty of 1 years, whereas the Dragon Sport tyres have a warranty of 1 years.

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 Powergy have a warranty of 1 years, while the Dragon Sport tyres are guaranteed for 1 years.

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 17 sizes of the Powergy, and all 23 sizes of the Dragon Sport tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width.

Powergy Sizes

Size
195/55 R20
205/55 R19
225/40 R19
225/35 R19
225/50 R17
225/40 R18
225/55 R17
225/45 R17
235/35 R19
235/40 R19
235/45 R18
245/40 R19
245/40 R18
245/45 R18
245/45 R19
255/35 R19
255/35 R20

Dragon Sport Sizes

Size
215/45 R18 93W XL
215/45 R17 91W XL
215/40 R18 89Y XL
225/45 R17 91W
225/40 R19 93Y XL
225/45 R18 95W XL
225/40 R18 92W XL
225/45 R19 96W XL
225/50 R18 99W XL
235/35 R19 91Y XL
235/40 R18 95W XL
235/45 R17 97W XL
235/45 R18 98Y XL
245/45 R19 102Y XL
245/40 R18 97Y XL
245/35 R19 93Y XL
245/40 R19 98W XL
245/45 R17 95W
245/35 R20 95Y XL
245/40 R20 99Y XL
245/45 R18 100Y XL
255/35 R19 96Y XL
275/30 R20 97Y XL
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