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Toyo Proxes R888R

Toyo Proxes R888R Review - Worth Buying? [Test Data]

Here are the key stats for the Proxes R888R, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StyleExtreme Performance Summer
SeasonSummer
Release Date2016
Run Flat?No
Overall Score71/100

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Toyo Proxes R888R in Australia

This offering by Toyo has been around in Australia for about 8 years. Especially designed for regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles, it comes in a total of 53 sizes.

This extreme 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 Proxes R888R 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 42 sizes of the Proxes R888R tyres by the European Union.

We then compare these to the same results for the following similar tyres, also rated for Extreme 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. ~$72 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 Proxes R888R 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 $72 extra spent on petrol per year, based on a typical 12,000 km driven per year.

Comparison

Here's how the Proxes R888R compares to similar tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Based on the comparison tyres we've selected, the Proxes R888R ranked # out of 0 tyres.

Grip & Handling

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Wet Grip
(A - E)
D7.5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h

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 Proxes R888R tyres rank a D on a scale of A to E in the official fuel tests carried out by the EU.

Relative to an A grade tyre, expect these tyres to require about an extra 7.5 metres to come to a complete stop when braking at 80km/h.

Comparison

Here's how the Proxes R888R 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 (72 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 Proxes R888R tyres produce 72.0 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 Proxes R888R 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 Proxes R888R scores 4 out of 5 for comfort.

Treadwear

With a UTQG treadwear rating of 100, the Proxes R888R would theoretically last 1 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

We don't have any warranty data for this tyre, unfortunately. Know how long the warranty period is? Let us know over at the contact page.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

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

Summary

With an overall rating of 71 out of 100, the Proxes R888R tyres are a solid choice for anyone looking to replace their car rubber with some tyres designed for extreme 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 D, which is below average.

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: 100
  • 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 53 sizes of the Proxes R888R tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

Size
185/60 R14 82V
195/55 R15 89V XL
195/50 R16 84W
195/50 R15 82V
205/50 R16 87W
205/45 R17 88W XL
205/45 R16 87W XL
205/40 R17 84W XL
205/50 R17 89W
205/55 R16 94W XL
205/50 R15 89W XL
215/45 R17 91W XL
225/45 R16 93W XL
225/45 R15 91W XL
225/40 R18 92Y XL
225/45 R13 84V
225/45 R17 94W XL
225/50 R15 91W
235/45 R17 94W
235/50 R15 94W
235/35 R19 91Y XL
235/40 R18 95Y XL
235/40 R17 94W
245/40 R18 97Y XL
245/40 R17 95W XL
245/45 R16 94W
245/35 R19 89Y
255/50 R16 99W
255/35 R20 93Y
255/35 R18 94Y XL
255/40 R17 98W XL
265/35 R19 94Y
265/30 R19 93Y XL
265/35 R18 97Y XL
265/40 R19 98Y
275/35 R18 95Y
275/40 R17 98W
275/35 R19 96Y
285/35 R19 99Y
285/30 R20 95Y
285/35 R20 100Y
295/30 R19 100Y XL
295/30 R18 98Y XL
305/35 R18 105Y XL
305/35 R20 104Y
305/30 R19 102Y XL
315/30 R20 101Y
315/35 R17 102W
315/30 R18 98Y
325/30 R19 101Y
325/30 R20 102Y
335/30 R18 102Y
345/30 R19 105Y
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