Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 Tire Reviews
(Based on 52 Reviews)
Great tires very smooth amazing traction everything you could ask for in a tire
I’ve had previous experience with Sunitomo tires before. I repurchased with no hesistation. These are some of the best tires I have ever purchased. The ride is smooth, teadlife is awesome, and low noise. Perfect for commuting. They also have great sporty handling. I bought my Sumitomo tires from Simpletire based on previous reviews. I COULD NOT be happier. Great customer service. Super fast shipping. Quality tires!
My location is mostly SF Bay Area, California. I'm primarily in the South Bay if it matters. My car is a UA6 2004 Acura TL 6speed Manual Transmission with Navigation Package. For the most part, like 90% of the time, I'm a very conservative driver and I obey traffic speed and I turn slowly with minimal body roll like a limo driver, but there are certain roads that demand you to respect it by giving it a lil love on the pedal. Stock size is 235/45r17. I purchased the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 235/50r17 which is larger in the sidewalls by 5mm. I did this on purpose because I wanted to sacrifice a ballpark of 1mpg for ride comfort. It's worth it. I love it. I've only put a bit over 5,000 miles on it. So far it's quiet. It grips very well in all conditions dry and wet. Because of the sipes, the tire noise is to a minimal. My previous tires were Continental. My Sumitomos are quieter because there's more sipes. Grips loose gravel on pavement well. I don't slide out of control in some areas around my city like I used to. There are turns where I can purposely slip out of, but with these tires, they just grip. If you compare it to the Falken ZE950s, the tread patterns are very similar. Falken Tyres are made by Sumitomo because it's a subsidiary company. The only difference is the print on the side walls of the Falkens are prettier. But yeah, if you don't care, just go with the Sumitomos, grips the same and on a nicer budget. I've rode on various brands and the reason why I went with Sumitomos was because Falken was my favourite brand out of all the ones I've given a try. My next set might be Toyo Proxes because I haven't tried that brand yet. I would be a Falken/Sumitomo loyalist, but I'm a curious person and I want to try Toyo and Nitto eventually. The question is not so much would I get these again, it's more of, I would definitely recommend these. Getting the same tires again is not realistic with me because I'm curious to try out other brands and have fun with my cars. It's better to ask if I recommend it, the answer is yes, I do recommend this, and I actually have with my uncle who was getting tires for my precious grandma. Water evacuation is impressive. I have my vents in a way that generates downforce at high speeds, I've done 90mph in a storm out here. Other tires would hydroplane. I didn't. I did probably for a split second here and there, but it cuts through water nicely. I think water evac can be better if they broke one of the ridges and throw sipes in them. But hey, I'm not that kind of engineer. I do recommend these tires on sports cars. If I were to buy these again, I would probably put up a bit extra and get the same/similar treadwear of the Falkens. Their sidewall prints are a bit sportier looking. It's a few bucks extra but it's prettier. I guess I'm a Falken loyalist. lol Sumitomos are amazing. I recommend them highly.
this is the 2nd set of the HTR A/S P02 and i like these tire very much. has wide channels to expel water & is still has a quiet ride. my first set is still doing fine on my Nissan Murano & the 2nd set went on a Accord Sport which was as big improvement over the stock Bridgestone. i can recommend these tires & would buy again.
Very quiet tire that handles very well in wet and dry conditions.
I've had these for a month and a half and can testify to the excellent traction in snow, rain, high water and freezing rain. I will buy these again when it's time.
I have had these tires for six months now, and I have driven them for 5000 miles. They are excellent. They were very affordable. I never had any flat tire . I often drive from Houston to Austin(about 265 miles) and have not faced any issue till now. The ride is quite smooth and the tire grip is very firm and steady even at high speed. The noise level is tolerable and the handling is very good. I can't tell about the tread life. I had a tire rotation at 5000 miles at Discount Tire and there was no complaint about the tires. They are wearing out evenly. I highly recommend these tires because they are very affordable and reliable. I usually change tire every two years, so i prefer to buy affordable and durable tires. My previous experience with Michelin Pilot 3 was very disappointing because the tires wore out too fast. I also had several flat tires during these two years. Therefore, I decided to get rid of them after two years. I am very happy with Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 . I have a Honda Fit 2012 and it has 43000 miles.
An outstanding tire. I feared increased road noise and more rapid tire wear but that did not pan out. These tires equal the oem Michelins in performance at less than half the price. My first tire purchase online was uneventful and my local tire shop mounted them without a problem. I will be buying another set from simple tire as well as new shoes for my other car
I bought the tires and immediately left on a 9,000 mile road trip across America and included driving every mile of the original Route 66. Lots of miles on many different different types of roads. We drove in heat in the desert to torrential downpours where many drivers took to the shoulders and under overpasses. We never felt a need to stop as the grip to the road was phenomenal !!! EASILY the best tire I've EVER driven on!!
best online site to buy tires very good cust service i get the wrong size and they give me full refund to order the correct tire size and also fast delivery ill buy tires again for sure thanks
Sumitomo tires were a great improvement over stock Michelins and Firestones used before: noise level is substantially less, handling is quite crisp, road seam impacts are less annoying. Performance is good in both wet and dry, no snow handling experience yet. Thread life is still to be observed, but initial wear seems to be in line with tire ratings.
Great tires so far!!! Replaced dura purforma tires that were new on the vehicle when I purchased used. Wet handling and dry traction are great on my impala. Noise level is great as well.
We drove these to Vermont from Pennsylvania and back and they did great. I'm honestly not someone who knows a lot about tires/tire selection, but Natashcha very helpfully suggested these and they've been great. Thanks a bunch!
Good looking tire that has performed well on my '02 Mustang. I have had no winter driving experience with the tires, yet.
So far so good. These tires grip the road well under various conditions. Got the best price I could find on the internet from simple tire. Saved a bunch of money on the tire and doing the installation with a recommended local shop. Cant comment on thread life (too soon) and winter handling (no winter where I am).
Great replacement choice. Glad I found simple tire.
I bought these tires to replace the OEM tires.I am very impressed with the tires' performance.I actually have saved about 1.5 miles per gallon.The noise level is less and handling is great. Simple Tire is awesome! great prices and excellent service.
The reviews were correct. These tires have a nice tread pattern, ride smooth, are quiet and are THE BEST deal out there!!! Awesome!!! Havent driven in the rain or snow but expect they will perform well and should give reasonable mileage.
These tires are great. The have great handling in wet and dry weather. The ride noise is not bad and I definitely would recommend these tires to anyone that is replacing there tires.
These are actually the second set of the Sumitomo HTR tires I've ever bought. I had purchased the car with these tires on it (which weren't new) and had lasted me 55K Miles, no telling how many more miles were actually on them. If it were the life of the car it would have been at 101k Miles. Very well made tire, there are three large channels (gaps) in between the threads which is best for driving in the rain. A great feature, although it makes the sound of the tire noticeable as your driving. Then again I'd rather be safe driving than worry about the slight noise.
So far the tires are great an the ride is smooth.haven't had any snow here in the Midwest yet to see how they handle. Driving in the rain is great.
Just perfect! I was worried makin this purchase because it was from an online site that I did not know about but I was so glad I took the risk. Not only did they come in on time but also they were so economic. I have put in a good word of mouth for this site and I will be purchasing my next tires from simple tire again
Got a big set of P255/40R18 for my Jag. Awesome handling and low noise from the tires. Good match for speeds above 130mph.
This tire was inexpensive and had good reviews, so I decided to give it a try replacing OEM Continentals on my wife's 2013 Nissan Sentra. I'm really impressed on many counts. It mounted with minimal weights added to balance it. Road noise it substantially less than Conti, even when they were new. Handling is good: cornering is nimble, just the right balance. Wet/dry performance is good, better than Conti, even when new. Did not get a chance to test it in the snow, but based on protector pattern I would expect it to perform nicely. To early to tell on thread life, but considering their price, I would not mind if they held even less then OEM, which is twice as expensive.
Satisfied and good for daily driver!
Very satisfied. They are as quiet as my prior tires, the Michelin mxm pilot hx and perform equally. I drive a civic si in the north east and the sumitomo tires replicate the others at a fraction of the cost. I can't speak of tread life yet but I highly recommend them. I chose these based on other reviews on this page. I would encourage anyone who buys these to give feedback. Tires are very tricky purchases and others experiences can be very helpful. Thanks simple tire for good customer service.
For the price the tires handle and drive excellent.
These are ok for the price. You can notice how "flimsy" the sidewalls are on these tires when driving and taking turns.
I just bought them and for the price, they are very good. I did install them both front and rear and i had to do alignment on my car and now my car runs smoothly.
No complaints about my tire purchase. These tires were exactly what I was looking for and for a decent price as well. I would surely recommend them and this website to anyone who is in the market!
Very pleased with the tires so far. Have not put enough miles to rate tread life and have not encountered snow yet. They seem to be an improvement over the OE tires. Very pleased with the price as well as ST customer service!
I am manager of the shop which purchased tires for customer's vehicle. As far as I know, customer is happy with tires. I am very happy with your service and delivery.
So far so good. Smooth ride with no loud noise. I have not had a chance to try them in snow or extreme wet conditions but they perform well for a 30 min daily commute.
It's to soon to really write a review but so far, for the price and the quality of tire, these Sumitomo's seem to be great. However, my previous tires were so bad that these are the only comparisons I currently have thus far. Again, for the price, even if these only last a few years, it beats paying an arm and a leg for another brand tire that might only last an extra few years. The reason why I have three star ratings for these categories is because I have not experienced these categories as of yet.
Great tire, handles well, not noisy at all. Smooth comfortable ride on my BMW X3. Balanced nicely, no wiggling or anything like that up to 110-120 mph. Did not try it on snow and I don't think I will, as I have winter tire set for the season.
Great tires but, they feel kinda soft on corners so you don't really know when you losing traction. Can't say much about winter traction because these tires haven't seen snow or ice yet. Other than that you cant beat the price.
I am so satisfied with my tires. They have transformed my car. it rides so smooth and quiet and I would recommend them to anyone. Especially for the price, I can not be more satisfied!
So far this tires are performing perfectly. I really like how they protect the rim better than the previously installed michelin tires did.... the most impresive thing about this experience was dealing with simple tire, their service is wonderful, lower prices than everywhere else and really fast delivery.
THESE TIRES ARE ACTUALLY REALLY GREAT TIRES. THEY ARE QUIET AND THEY DO EXACTLY WHAT I NEED THEM TO. I HAVENT HAD THE CHANCE TO TEST THEM IN WINTER CONDITIONS BUT WITH WET, DIRTY ROADS, SO FAR SO GOOD. I AM A SPIRITED DRIVER AND RELY ON MY TIRES TO HOLD THEIR OWN...THESE DO JUST THAT.
Great buy , I see my self buying another set once these wear out.
So far I like what I have ordered. It's summer so no winter driving yet Hopefully not for a while.
great tires for a great price.