Sumitomo tires receive favorable reviews from most consumers and experts, although they are not considered a top-tier tire brand. The price-to-performance ratio and dry handling are praised in many reviews, though poor wet traction is also cited as a concern by some reviewers.
Sumitomo manufactures tires for several other tire brands in addition to those sold under its own name. One notable example is Dunlop, whose tires are manufactured by Sumitomo in a joint venture with Goodyear. Though the two brands are produced by the same company, Sumitomo tire models are often cited as having poor wet traction in comparison to Dunlop tires in the same class.