Dunlop SP Sport 7000 A/S Tire Review & Rating
The Dunlop SP Sport 7000 A/S finds much of its use as original equipment on vehicles like the Honda Fit, Infiniti EX35 and several other sedans. This model has also become a popular replacement model as well due in part to its all-season traction and handling, a comfortable ride and sporty handling performance.
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 addressed through the tire’s circumferential and lateral grooves that are created to 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, although this is not a strength for 7000 AS.
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 rating. Dunlop provides a limited tread warranty on this model.
- Excellent dry traction
- Cornering grip is good
- Comfortable ride
- Road noise is a bit more pronounced
- Treadlife could be better
- Winter traction
We had higher 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, that’s about the end of the positives for this tire.
Traction on wet and snow covered roads could be better, much 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 in their reviews of the tire.
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.
What Vehicles Will The Dunlop 7000 A/S Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- Ford Taurus
- Honda Fit, Accord, CR-Z EX
- Hyundai Sonata
- Infiniti EX35
- Nissan Rogue
- Suzuki Kizashi, SX4
- Toyota Camry, Corolla
185/55R16 83H BSW
P195/55R16 86V BSW
P215/60R16 94H VSB
P215/60R16 94V BSW
P205/50R17 88V BSW
P215/55R17 93V BSW
P235/45R18 94V BLT
P225/55R18 97V BSW
P235/50R19 99V VSB
Prices on the Sport 7000 AS range from approximately $83 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
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.
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