Sentury UHP Tire Review & Rating
New for 2015, the Sentury UHP is a budget-priced ultra-high performance summer touring tire that is currently offered exclusively through Discount Tire. Built for all types of sport coupes and sedans, the UHP includes a number of features to enhance performance, reliability and treadlife.
An advanced tread compound is built not only for higher performance, but Sentury created it with a lower rolling resistance for increased fuel efficiency. The tread pattern sports a continuous center rib and larger outer shoulder blocks that add to handling stability, cornering grip and steering response, which are a plus for this tire.
Four deep circumferential grooves and the tire’s lateral grooves effectively channel away water when driving on wet pavement and reduce the risk of hydroplaning. The UHP is not built for driving in winter weather, so keep that in mind if you live in a colder climate that sees any snow and ice.
Sentury has increased ride comfort and lowered outside road noise by using an optimized tread pitch and a variable tread block design on this model. This is another plus for this tire as it does work well in delivering a quiet ride.
You’ll find a wide range of 15-20 inch sizes available in the UHP, and all sizes come with a V or W-speed rating. There is also a 40K mile tread warranty included as well.
- Solid dry traction and braking capabilities
- Good handling and cornering stability
- Low cost ultra-high performance tire
- Could use a boost in wet traction
- Road noise
- Unknown treadlife expectancy
The Sentury UHP fills a very large need in the touring performance tire category. The very low price on this tire makes it a great option for anyone on a tight budget that can’t afford better performing tires from the likes of Continental, Michelin and others.
Expect to find very good dry traction, braking and handling response on this tire. The stiffer sidewalls help with cornering grip, and the center rib adds more stability and quickens steering response. Of course, the added handling and cornering performance come at the expense of ride comfort, but this isn’t designed as a luxury road touring tire. Road noise is noticeable, but we’ve also heard numerous user reviews speak of the opposite and say how quiet the ride is for a value based tire. It may or may not be an issue for you.
We definitely would like to see a bump up in wet traction. It holds its own, but more spirited drivers may find it doesn’t provide the type of grip you find in other top performing tires. In heavy rain you just need to go a bit easier than you might like. Treadlife is an unknown at this stage, but we will update our review as time goes by when we know more.
Overall, the UHP from Sentury is a nice choice in an entry-level budget tire. The price is among the lowest you’ll find in this class, and certainly among the lowest for the type of performance it provides. While not ranking up there with the bigger name models currently on the market, the UHP does its job well.
What Vehicles Will The Sentury UHP Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Chevrolet Cobalt, Malibu, Cruze, Impala, Sonic LTZ
- Dodge Neon, Avenger
- Ford Focus, Mustang GT, Taurus, Fusion
- Honda Civic, Insight, Accord
- Hyundai Genesis, Sonata, Elantra
- Kia Optima, Rondo
- Mazda6, 929, Mazda3
- Nissan Altima, Maxima, Versa, Leaf, Cube
- Pontiac Vibe, Grand Am, Grand Prix, G5
- Subaru Legacy, Impreza, Outback
- Toyota Camry, Prius, Avalon, Solara, Matrix
- Volkswagen Jetta, Passat
195/50R15 82V BSW
205/50R15 89V XL BSW
205/50R16 87W BSW
225/50R16 92W BSW
205/40R17 84W XL BSW
215/45R17 91W XL BSW
215/50R17 95W XL BSW
225/45R17 94W XL BSW
225/50R17 98W XL BSW
235/45R17 97W XL BSW
245/45R17 99W XL BSW
225/40R18 92W XL BSW
225/45R18 95W XL BSW
235/50R18 101W XL BSW
245/45R18 100W XL BSW
245/35R20 95W XL BSW
Sentury UHP prices range from approximately $49 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Sentury provides a 40,000 mile tread warranty on the UHP tire. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first 2/32 inch of wear. Materials and workmanship are backed for 5 years.
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