Sumitomo HTR Z III Reviews

The Sumitomo HTR Z III tire is the company’s ultra high performance summer driving tire. Designed for those looking for the best in high speed cornering and handling, the HTR Z 3 does not disappoint at all. It features an asymmetrical tread design with silica added to the tread compound. The result is better handling and traction on both dry and wet road surfaces.

The street legal Y speed rated Sumitomo HTR Z can be used on the street or at the track. This tire also has longer than normal lateral grooves that combine with wider circumferential grooves to make this tire handle well on wet roads, with better than average hydroplane resistance.

The ride on this Sumitomo tire is smoother than you would expect from a tire in this class. The computer design has enhanced riding comfort and made for minimal road noise from the tread. Finally, tread life is extended due to the rigid tread construction with wider steel belts and a polyester cord body.

Sumitomo HTR Z III Tires

Price Range

Prices on the Sumitomo HTR Z tires ranges from around $95 for a 17 inch model, to upwards of $295 for the massive 22 inch models.

Who Are Sumitomo HTR Z III Tires Designed For?

Sumitomo has designed the HTR Z III summer performance tires for drivers of all types of sports cars, be it coupes or sedans, who are looking for an aggressive high performance tire that provides excellent handling and traction in a variety of road conditions.

Sumitomo HTR Z III Tire Sizes

205/50ZR17
215/45ZR17
215/50ZR17
225/45ZR17
225/50ZR17
235/45ZR17
235/50ZR17
235/55ZR17
245/40ZR17
245/45ZR17
255/40ZR17
275/40ZR17

215/40ZR18
225/40ZR18
225/45ZR18
235/40ZR18
235/50ZR18
245/40ZR18
245/45ZR18
255/35ZR18
255/40ZR18
255/45ZR18
265/35ZR18
265/40ZR18
275/35ZR18
275/40ZR18
285/30ZR18
285/35ZR18
295/30ZR18

235/35ZR19
245/35ZR19
245/40ZR19
245/45ZR19
255/35ZR19
255/40ZR19
275/30ZR19
275/40ZR19

225/35ZR20
245/35ZR20
245/40ZR20
255/35ZR20
275/30ZR20
275/35ZR20
285/30ZR20

265/30ZR22
295/25ZR22

Pros

  • Handling and cornering on dry pavement is among the best
  • Excellent steering response and feel
  • Wet road traction and hydroplane resistance is above average
  • Impressive riding comfort with low road noise

Cons

  • Not available in 15 or 16 inch sizes

Warranty

Sumitomo does not offer a tread wear guarantee on the HTR Z III tire, but we found that the tread life is quite good on this particular model. Sumitomo does provide a 5 year warranty on materials and workmanship that begins from the week the tire was produced. It includes a free replacement for the first 50% of wear, followed by a prorated amount down the final 2/32 inch of useable tread depth.

A uniformity guarantee is also provided and it is good for the first 1/32 inch of wear.