Capitol Sport UHP Tire Review & Rating

The Capitol Sport UHP is designed as an ultra-high performance all-season tire for drivers of sport coupes and sedans. It is built to deliver reliable dry traction, increased cornering grip and a lower price that will fit most any budget.

An all-season tread compound, larger linked shoulder blocks and continuous center rib combine for increased dry traction and handling response. Cornering stability on this tire is very good, an area that is often mentioned in other driver reviews as well.

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Four circumferential grooves and multi-angled lateral grooves enhance grip on wet pavement and reduce the risk of hydroplaning. The addition of biting edges are engineered to improve traction on snow and ice, however winter traction is not something this tire does well.

You’ll find Capitol Sport UHP tires in 15-19 inch sizes, and with speed ratings of H, V or W. Capitol provides a limited tread warranty on all sizes.

Pros

  • Dry traction and handling
  • Responsive steering
  • Cornering grip is impressive for low cost tire
  • Low price

Cons

  • Lower the road noise
  • Poor winter traction

Overall Thoughts

The Sport UHP gives you mixed feelings for the most part. On one hand, the traction and cornering grip on dry pavement is very good. In addition, the price fits into just about any budget.

On the other hand, there are some things this model doesn’t do so well. One of those things is the increased road noise you can expect to find. Beyond that, traction on anything but a light dusting of snow is likely to become problematic for anyone. We’ve heard a number of drivers speak to how poor the winter traction is. Naturally, this is no winter tire, but it’s handling of the white stuff is lower portion of the class.

Overall, despite the cheaper cost, we feel there are better options available. Models like the Nexen N7000 Plus, Sumic GT-A or Vento G3 deliver higher performance and still come in a low cost as well.

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What Vehicles Will The Capitol Sport UHP Fit?

Fits these vehicles and many others:

  • Acura TSX, TL, RL, 3.2CL
  • Audi A4, A6, TT
  • BMW Z4, 3 Series, 5 Series
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Chevy Camaro, Cruze, Malibu
  • Ford Fusion, Mustang
  • Honda Civic, Accord
  • Hyundai Azera, Genesis
  • Infiniti G35
  • Mazda6, Mazda3, RX-7, RX-8
  • Mercedes-Benz E300
  • Mini Cooper
  • Nissan 370Z, Maxima, Sentra
  • Scion xD
  • Subaru Impreza, Legacy 2.5 GT
  • Volvo V70

Tire Sizes

15″

195/55R15 85V BLK

16″

195/55R16 87V BLK
205/50R16 91V BLK
205/50R16 91V BLK
205/55R16 94V BLK
215/55R16 97V BLK
215/55R16 97V BLK
225/50R16 96V BLK
225/50R16 96V BLK
225/55R16 99V BLK

17″

205/40R17 84W BLK
205/40R17 84W BLK
205/50R17 93W BLK
205/50R17 93W BLK
215/45R17 91W BLK
215/50R17 95W BLK
215/50R17 95W BLK
215/55R17 94V BLK
225/45R17 94W BLK
225/45R17 94W BLK
225/50R17 98W BLK
225/55R17 97V BLK
225/55R17 97V BLK
235/45R17 97W BLK
235/45R17 97W BLK
235/50R17 96W BLK
235/55R17 103V BLK
235/55R17 103V BLK
245/40R17 95W BLK
245/40R17 95W BLK
245/45R17 99W BLK
245/45R17 99W BLK

18″

225/40R18 92W BLK
225/45R18 91W BLK
225/50R18 94W BLK
235/40R18 95W BLK
235/40R18 95W BLK
235/45R18 94W BLK
235/50R18 97W BLK
235/55R18 99V BLK
235/60R18 103H BLK
245/40R18 97W BLK
245/40R18 97W BLK
245/45R18 100W BLK
245/45R18 100W BLK

19″

235/55R19 101V BLK
235/55R19 101H BLK
245/40R19 98W BLK

Price Range

Capitol Sport UHP prices range from approximately $52 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Warranty

Capitol provides a limited tread warranty on the Sport UHP.


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