Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D Performance
The SP Winter Sport 4D by Dunlop is a snow & ice tire with an overall rating of 4.34 / 5. This places it in spot #7 among the 15 snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
Dry Performance Rank
The SP Winter Sport 4D received a Dry Performance rating of 4.3 / 5. This ranks it #8 among the 15 snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
Considering this, you may be underwhelmed by its performance on dry roads. However, it may perform well in other categories.
Wet Performance Rank
The SP Winter Sport 4D received a Wet Performance rating of 4.5 / 5. This ranks it #5 among the 15 snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
This is a decent rating, buyers are typically pleased with its performance on wet roads and hydroplane resistance.
Comfort Performance Rank
“Comfort” performance relates to the tire’s quietness, and smoothness. Better ratings will keep tire ‘roar’ or road-noise to a minimum. Great for luxury cars, or anybody looking for a quieter cabin.
With a Comfort Performance rating of 4.3 / 5, the SP Winter Sport 4D is ranked #7 among the 15 snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
This rating implies the tire is louder than most on the road, and/or typical buyers of this tire were generally used to quieter and smoother tires. It’s likely Dunlop was not focused on reduced road noise for the SP Winter Sport 4D.
Treadwear Performance Rank
Treadwear performance is a measure of how well the tire matched up to customers’ expectations of how many miles they will last. Keep in mind, this rating can be influenced significantly by users giving it 1-star or 5-stars because expectations were too extreme. Maybe their last set of tires lasted 100,000 miles and they now think all tires will last that long (that’s extremely rare). Or perhaps their alignment was really off, causing them to wear out in only a few thousand miles.
The SP Winter Sport 4D received a Treadwear Performance rating of 4.2 / 5. This ranks it #8 among the 15 snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
With this rating, most buyers were not very happy with how long this tire lasted. If you’re looking for a long-lasting tire, best pick something else.
Snow & Ice Performance
Snow/Ice Performance Rank
Snow and Ice performance is tested on a specifically designed track to simulate these environments. These ratings represent how confident drivers in these conditions felt on these tires.
The SP Winter Sport 4D received a Snow & Ice Performance rating of 4.3 / 5. This ranks it #11 among the 15 snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
These tires did not perform very well in the snow and ice category. If you do see these conditions often, we recommend looking for a different tire. If you only occasionally see light snow, just be cautious on these tires when you encounter it.
Off-Road Performance Rank
The off-road ratings represent how satisfied other drivers were in these conditions. These conditions could include anything from dirt/gravel roads to extreme offroading/bouldering. If you intend to use these in more extreme conditions, we always recommend checking individual reviews on TireRack.com for specific examples.
The SP Winter Sport 4D is not rated for off-road conditions, we do not recommend attempting anything beyond casual dirt roads on this tire.
Unfortunately, Dunlop does not offer a warranty on this tire for treadlife. However, TireRack.com usually offers their own road-hazard warranty that should take care of any unexpected potholes, screws, or other debris that causes tire damage.