The SP Sport 7000 A/S from Dunlop is used as original
equipment on vehicles like the Honda Fit, Infiniti EX35 and several other sedans. With all-season traction and
handling, the SP 7000 is built to deliver a comfortable ride and sporty handling.
An all-season tread compound is blended into an asymmetric tread design for
increased traction in year-round weather and road conditions. Dry pavement performance is enhanced through the
tire's independent shoulder tread blocks that create improved cornering and steering response as well.
Wet handling is enhanced with circumferential and lateral grooves that channel
away water from under the tread, while also increasing grip on wet road surfaces. Sipes in the tread blocks provide
biting edges for gripping light snow and ice.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts that use Dunlop's Jointless Band
technology to strengthen and stabilize the tire throughout the speed range. A polyester cord body further enhances
ride comfort. This model is available in a range of 16-19 inch sizes, and comes with either an H or V-speed
Excellent dry traction
Cornering grip is good
Road noise is a bit more pronounced
Treadlife could be better
We had good hopes for this high performance all-season tire, but it just hasn't
lived up to its billing. Although dry surface performance is very good, as is cornering grip and stability,
traction on wet and snow covered roads could be better. Accelerating and braking on wet surfaces is tricky at
times, and driving on snow and ice can be challenging.
The ride on this tire is comfortable for the most part, but excessive road noise
can often be a problem. Finally, we've heard too many drivers mention treadlife being poor. Overall, if you are
looking for a Dunlop tire you might want to consider getting the SP Sport Signature, which offers much higher
performance, ride quality and treadlife.
Dunlop provides a limited tread warranty on the Sport 7000. Tire uniformity is
guaranteed for one-year or the first 2/32 inch of wear. Materials and workmanship are warranted for 6-years and
include free replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is given for the
remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.