Dunlop Signature II

Brand: Dunlop
Tire: Signature II
Category: Grand Touring All-Season
UTQG (treadwear): 580 A A

These Signature II tires from Dunlop are solid tires in the grand touring all season tire segment. Being a touring tire, they are built to balance comfort with a little bit of sportiness.  They can be fitted to passenger vehicles that can accept the tire size, so they're not specialized in that regard. You'll find them on all sorts of vehicles from coupes and sport sedans, to minivans and crossovers. They are a four season tire that has built in circumferential channels and lateral Evaqua Grooves to move water out of the way of the contact patch. So you'll notice that these do well in combating hydroplaning. Not much other cool technology on this tire, it's just a solid offering.

In my mind, this tire makes it into the top five for the performance category. It's not the absolute best, but it's pretty darn close. So if you like how Dunlop does tires, and are buying in this market segment, I think the Signature II would be a good place to look. Most drivers will get around 55,000 miles out of a set of these tires, and there are definitely other tires on the market that will meet or exceed this number in the price range. But this is kind of the norm for the performance category. To get a bit more comfort out of a tire, you have to make it a bit softer and that means you'll sacrifice a bit on the longevity side of things. Just the name of the game. Still though, for the money I think this could a be a good option if you are looking for that combination of comfort and performance traction. You won't be setting any lap records at the track with this one, but it might help you conquer the highway on ramp a bit faster.