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.

Sentury UHP Tire Review

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

Overall Thoughts

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.

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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

Tire Sizes


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

Price Range

Sentury UHP prices range from approximately $49 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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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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8 thoughts on “Sentury UHP Tire Review & Rating

  1. I don’t see how some of these people say they don’t have road noise with these tires, I drove away with brand new tires and it sounded like I had off road tires put on. I’ll never get these tires again. I’ve only put about 3-4 k miles on them so far, so I can’t really tell about mileage yet but they are extremely loud.

    1. Hello, sorry for the bad experience you have had. Please note that these tires fall under budget friendly
      category and hence, I see how the manufacturer completely missed out on noise cancellation needs. Please refer to other options in noise
      cancellation category for a better experience. Thanks for commenting.

  2. I bought these tires and I love them. No road noise very smooth ride on my 2014 FORD Focus.

    If your looking for an affordable tire I would recommend them.

    Black Friday is the best time to buy these with the rebate

  3. I put two of these on my ’97 Passat with two Yokohama S.Drives. The S.Drives have about 2/3 the treadwear rating of the UHPs but I was getting 20k from the S.Drives where the UHPs were gone in 15K. That was treadwear not damage. In my case thats 0.46 cents per mile for the S.Drives & 0.39 cents for the UHP.
    Traction is a little better with the UHP. The S.Drive starts squealing in to corner just before the UHPs would.
    Road noise was not an issue.
    I did not notice any difference in wet traction between the two but really didnt pay much attention.

  4. Loud humming!! Horrible. I didn’t last 2 weeks with them. Couldn’t get past the road noise to even consider the ride. I have a 2004 Acura TSX. Have never had road noise on any of my discount tired

  5. I would recommend anyone who wants a good performance tire on a tight budget.

    Dry: 4.5 out 5
    Rain: 4 out 5
    Snow: 3.5 out 5
    Ride: 4 out 5

    The tire could be little too hard riding for some people. But if you like performance. I would recommend this tire.
    Drove about 5 month. Tread life is still good. Currently driving a 2014 Honda Civic Si.

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