The HTR A/S P02 from Sumitomo is built for traction in the High Performance All-Season tire market with both V and H speed ratings.
Review Summary: The Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 conducts itself well on dry highways and streets with high grades on traction and steering. The area where we see an impediment is with gradual noise increasing before the life of the tire is fully depleted.
Below, we will isolate each area and provide more in-depth discovery of performance aspects.
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Dry Pavement Performance
Traction on dry tarmac or any surface clear of water is excellent. Cornering and stability is also good and should the need arise, avoiding a deer or debris on the road is relatively a breeze.
The sipes that provide great traction resemble in some ways the pattern of winter tires as driving on these tires feels light, with the soft compounds they are constructed with.
Initial sound is very minimal and driving is enjoyable with a fresh set of these Sumitomo tires. After about 10,000 miles of driving though, sound increases considerably from loss of tread.
Wet And Rainy Driving
Light rain is not an issue for these Sumitomo tires, and even with heavily drenched roads, these tires did a decent job at evacuating rain.
There is noticeable noise during turns when the tires are wet, and that may be due to the design of the tread.
Control and stability is modest, and is better than expected considering the cost of these tires after mounting is a third of the price of many high performance tires before installation.
Winter And Snow Response
These tires handle alright in light snow, with a slightly delayed response when turning and steering.
Anything heavier than a flurry, and we recommend dedicated winter tires that.
Even with an all wheel drive vehicle, winter driving traction is not too great with these HTR A/S P02 tires.
Uniform Tire Quality Grade: 500 AA
Maximum Load Capability range: 1,235 – 2,309 pounds
Tire Weight Range: 21-29 pounds
Tire Revolutions Per Mile Range: 717 – 856
Warranty And Rebates
A variation in warranty is found depending on speed rating.
The H-speed and V-speed rated tires come with a 65,000 mile or 5 year warranty; whichever comes first.
The W-speed rated tires come with a warranty of 45,000 miles or 4 years; whichever comes first.
Note: All 4 tires must be of equal size to qualify for the warranty.
An optional special warranty effective as of writing this is for a 30 day test from the manufacturer.
Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 Sizes
Commonly Found On Vehicle List
- Acura MDX
- BMW 535i
- Cadillac SRX
- Dodge Dart
- Honda Fit
- Jeep Cherokee
- Subaru Outback
Overall the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 sticks well on hot dry Spring and Summer days, and manages decently in rain and light winter environments. This tire is not pretty to look at but gets the job done at an extremely low price when compared to other high performance tires.
If money is not a factor in choosing tires, we would recommend something that has a little better performance such as the upgraded technology of the Destination LE3.