Dunlop Sport Maxx RT Tire Review & Rating

Created for sports cars, sporty coupes and high performance sedans, the Dunlop Sport Maxx RT is made for summer driving and designed to provide great traction and performance in dry or wet road conditions.

Developed using adaptive tread compound technology and a silica-plus tread rubber, which allows it to alter its performance depending on the road surface and condition, it increases traction and overall grip. For driving in dry summer conditions the tire’s outboard shoulder blocks and notched intermediate rib deliver excellent cornering and overall grip on the road.

Dunlop Sport Maxx RT Tire Review

The Sport Maxx RT also handles equally well in wet conditions with wide circumferential grooves to avoid hydroplaning and the specially designed Dunlop Multi-Radius-Tread Technology that promotes even tread wear and contributes to an all-round consistent performance.

Finally, two steel belts that have been reinforced with Dunlop’s JointLess Band (JLB) spirally wound cords provide protection, durability and ensure that the tires will last. You can find the Dunlop Sport Maxx RT tires in 17 to 19 inch sizes. This model has also been chosen by Subaru as OE for their 2015 WRX and WRX STI models.


  • Outstanding wet and dry traction   
  • Quick steering response and excellent high speed stability   
  • Exclusive Dunlop racing technology on-board   


  • Cornering grip at higher speeds   

Overall Thoughts

We’ve got mixed feelings on the Sport Maxx RT. On one hand this is an excellent tire when it comes to dry and wet traction. The steering is very quick and responsive, and overall ride comfort is pretty good for a high performance tire like this.

On the flipside, we are a bit disappointed with the cornering grip, especially at higher speeds. Of course with a 240 UTQG rating treadlife can be a bit shorter than you like, but that’s to be expected for this type of tire as well. It does feature a price that is below that of several other models.

Overall, the RT is a middle of the pack performer among all tires in this class.

What Vehicles Will The Dunlop Sport Maxx RT Fit?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • BMW Z4, M3, 330i   
  • Chevrolet Camaro, Corvette   
  • Honda Civic, S2000, Accord   
  • Mazda RX-8, Miata, Mazda 3   
  • Mercedes-Benz SLK55   
  • Mini Cooper   
  • Pontiac GTO, G6   
  • Porsche 944, Cayman   
  • Scion FR-S   
  • Subaru Impreza WRX, BRZ Limited   
  • Volkswagen R32, GTI   

Tire Sizes


245/40R17 91Y BLT
205/45R17 88W XL BLT
225/45ZR17 91Y BLT
225/45ZR17 94Y XL BLT
235/45R17 94W BLT
235/45R17 97Y XL BLT
225/50R17 94Y BLT
225/55R17 97Y BLT


245/35ZR18 92Y XL BLT
255/35ZR18 94Y XL BLT
225/40ZR18 92Y XL BLT
235/40ZR18 95Y XL BLT
245/40ZR18 97Y XL BLT
245/40R18 97W XL BLT
245/45ZR18 100Y XL BLT


255/30ZR19 91Y XL BLT
285/30ZR19 98Y XL BLT
235/35ZR19 91Y XL BLT
235/35R19 91Y XL BLT
235/35ZR19 91Y XL BLT
245/35ZR19 93Y XL BLT
255/35ZR19 96Y XL BLT
255/40ZR19 100Y XL BLT
275/40ZR19 101Y BLT
275/40R19 101Y BLT
245/45ZR19 98Y BLT
245/45R19 102Y XL BLT


285/30ZR20 99Y XL BLT

Price Range

Dunlop Sport Maxx RT prices range from approximately $128 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

Click Here To Find The Current Prices On All Dunlop Sport Maxx RT Sizes


Dunlop provides a limited tread warranty on the Sport Maxx RT. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first year or 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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3 thoughts on “Dunlop Sport Maxx RT Tire Review & Rating

  1. Great tire, it came as OEM in my VW Golf.
    The design is pretty cool, it has good grip and traction ( in both wet and dry). Another nice thing is that they are not noisy. The Cons: it can wear pretty fast if you are a spirited driver and it needs a littke bit of traction in high speed cornering. Still a very good UHP Tire.

    1. The Treadwear is 240, Traction AA, Temperature A. The traction and grip are pretty good!! A nice all around UHP Tire.

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