Avon Turbospeed CR27

Brand: Avon
Tire: Turbospeed CR27
Category: Grand Touring Summer
UTQG (treadwear): 160 A A

This is a bit of a unique tire category with Grand Touring (not a performance tire) combined with it being a summer tire. Most non-performance tires are sold as All Season tires. Why this is the case is because Avon is a manufacturer out of Britain, and in that part of the world, the climate is typically very mild. This tire is incredibly similar to the Avon CR227 which we have also reviewed. The difference being that this tire was developed for less expensive vehicles than a Rolls Royce or Bentley. Also worth noting is that the treadwear rating is quite a bit lower than that of the CR227, implying this tire should have slightly better traction at the expense of a longer tire life. Being a summer tire means that this tire is not intended to be driven through ice/snow, or at near freezing temperatures. Currently this tire is only available in one 15" wheel size, which means that it is fairly size limited. There are many other tires in this performance category that have longer track records and more versatile size ranges.