Goodyear UltraGrip 8 Performance

Goodyear UltraGrip 8 Performance photo, test, review

The Goodyear UltraGrip 8 Performance is an Ultra High Performance studless winter tire with directional tread, designed for passenger cars.

2014 Autoclub CR Goodyear UG8 Performance test

In 2014 experts of the Czech automobile club Autoclub CR have tested the Goodyear UG8 Performance at size 2205/50 R17 and compared to 7 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

test Goodyear UltraGrip 8 Performance review
5th place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 2 meters longer, than the leader.
test Goodyear UltraGrip 8 Performance review
7th place in Dry handling. Goodyear was 1.25 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Goodyear UltraGrip 8 Performance review
4th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 8.1 meters longer, than the leader.
test Goodyear UltraGrip 8 Performance review
3rd place in Wet handling. Goodyear was 3.3 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Goodyear UltraGrip 8 Performance review
2nd place in Wet lateral handling. Goodyear was 0.36 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Goodyear UltraGrip 8 Performance review
2nd place in Lateral aqua.
test Goodyear UltraGrip 8 Performance review
3-4th place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 2 km/h lower, than the leader.
test Goodyear UltraGrip 8 Performance review
5th place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 0.9 meters longer, than the leader.
test Goodyear UG8 Performance review
2nd place in Snow traction.
test Goodyear UG8 Performance review
6th place in Snow traction.
test Goodyear UG8 Performance review
Last place in Comfrot level test.
test Goodyear UG8 Performance review
1st place and the best result in Noise level test.
test Goodyear UG8 Performance review
Last place in Rolling resistance.

Overall Goodyear UltraGrip 8 Performance review

According to the test results Goodyear took 3rd place.

Main conclusions:

  • Average dry performance. The longest braking distance and low handling time among premium competitors.
  • Average wet braking distance, but good handling.
  • High aquaplanning resistance.
  • Good snow performance.
  • The worst comfort and rolling resistance.
  • The best noise level.

Similar tires from the test:

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