Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, review, ratings, photo

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Plus is an Ultra High Performance studless winter tire with directional tread pattern, designed for Passenger cars.

The tire replaced the Goodyear Ultragrip Performance GEN-1.

Key performance

Dry performance

98.35%

Wet performance

96.48%

Aquaplaning

98.46%

Snow performance

98.44%

Noise

97.42%

Rolling resistance

91.03%

2020 Auto Bild Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ Test

In 2020 experts of the German magazine Auto Bild have tested the Goodyear at size 245/45 R18 and compared to 19 similar budget, mid-range and premium UHP winter tires. Also they included into the test summer tire to compare results.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
9-11th place in Wet braking. +6.4m braking distance.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
10-11th place in Wet handling. -2.4km/h handling speed.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
11-12th place in Wet lateral handling. +0.25sec lap time.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Straight aqua. -1.7km/h float speed.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
12th place in Dry braking. +2.8m braking distance.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
3-4th place in Dry handling. -0.2km/h handling speed.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
7-8th place in Snow braking. +0.5m braking distance.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Snow handling. -0.2km/h handling speed.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Snow traction.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
9th place in Snow slalom. -0.1m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
10-11th place in Noise. +1.5dB external noise.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
6th place in Rolling resistance. +0.88kg/t rolling resistance.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
10th place in Wear resistance.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 12 44.7m +2.8m 93.73%
Dry handling 3-4 110.4km/h -0.2km/h 99.8%
Wet braking at 100km/h 9-11 54.7m +6.4m 88.08%
Wet handling 10-11 72km/h -2.4km/h 96.6%
Wet lateral handling 11-12 12.24sec +0.25sec 97.96%
Straight aqua 4 89.6km/h -1.7km/h 98.1%
Snow braking at 50km/h 7-8 24.8m +0.5m 97.98%
Snow handling 2 61.3km/h -0.2km/h 99.67%
Snow traction 1 3098 Newton +69 Newton 100%
Snow slalom 9 3.3m/s2 -0.1m/s2 96.9%
Noise 10-11 64.5dB +1.5dB 97.67%
Rolling resistance 6 7.83kg/t +0.88kg/t 88.76%
Wear resistance 10 40590km -7380km 81.8%

2020 AMS Goodyear Ultra Grip Performance+ Test

Test by the German publication Auto Motor und Sport in 2020. The experts have tested the Goodyear at size 225/50 R17 and compared to 8 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
7-8th place in Wet braking. +3m braking distance.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
5-6th place in Wet handling. -1.9km/h handling speed.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Wet lateral handling. -0.36m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
2nd place in Straight aqua. -0.3km/h float speed.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Lateral aqua. +0.12m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Dry braking. +0.8m braking distance.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
6-7th place in Dry handling. -1.1km/h handling speed.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
3-4th place in Snow braking. +1.2m braking distance.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Snow handling. -1km/h handling speed.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Snow lateral handling. -0.07m/s2 lateral acceleration.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
2-3rd place in Snow traction. -0.07m/s2 max acceleration.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
5th place in Rolling resistance. +0.6kg/t rolling resistance.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
3-6th place in Noise. +0.8dB external noise.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 4 43.4m +0.8m 98.1%
Dry handling 6-7 114.3km/h -1.1km/h 99.03%
Wet braking at 80km/h 7-8 34.37m +3m 91.3%
Wet handling 5-6 72.2km/h -1.9km/h 97.37%
Wet lateral handling 5 7.36m/s2 -0.36m/s2 95.1%
Straight aqua 2 94.7km/h -0.3km/h 99.7%
Lateral aqua 1 2.72m/s2 +0.12m/s2 100%
Snow braking at 50km/h 3-4 28.4m +1.2m 95.77%
Snow handling 3 46.1km/h -1km/h 97.83%
Snow traction 2-3 1.74m/s2 -0.07m/s2 95.97%
Snow lateral handling 3 3.36m/s2 -0.07m/s2 97.91%
Noise 3-6 71.7dB +0.8dB 98.88%
Rolling resistance 5 8.3kg/t +0.6kg/t 92.77%

2019 Auto Motor und Sport Goodyear UltraGrip Performance plus test

In 2019 experts of the German magazine AMS have tested the Goodyear UG Performance+ at size 215/55 R17 and compared to 10 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test and review
3rd place in Wet braking. +1.3m braking distance.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test and review
6th place in Wet lateral handling. -0.59m/s2 max lateral acceleration.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test and review
1st place in Wet handling. -0.1km/h handling speed.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test and review
2nd place in Straight aqua. -6.6km/h float speed.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ test and review
1st place in Lateral aqua. -0.02m/s2 max lateral acceleration.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance plust test and review
3rd place in Dry braking. +0.4m braking distance.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance plust test and review
2nd place in Snow braking. +0.4m braking distance.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance plust test and review
2nd place in Snow lateral handling. -0.01m/s2 max lateral acceleration.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance plust test and review
1-2nd place in Snow traction. -0.04m/s2 acceleration time.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance plust test and review
1st place in Snow handling. -0.2 km/h handling average speed.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance plust test and review
Last place in Dry handling. -2km/h average handling speed.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance plust test and review
4-5th place in Rolling resistance. +0.6kg/t rolling resistance.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 100km/h 3 44.5m +0.4m 99.1%
Dry handling 11 114.1km/h -2km/h 98.24%
Wet braking at 80km/h 3 32.5m +1.3m 96%
Wet handling 1 73.3km/h +0.1km/h 100%
Wet lateral handling 6 6.72m/s2 -0.59m/s2 91.22%
Straight aqua 2 76.5km/h -6.6km/h 91.37%
Lateral aqua 1 3.42m/s2 +0.02m/s2 100%
Snow braking at 50km/h 2 26m +0.4m 98.46%
Snow handling 1 49.4km/h +0.2km/h 100%
Snow traction 1-2 2.41m/s2 +0.04m/s2 100%
Snow lateral handling 2 3.89% -0.01m/s2 99.74%
Rolling resistance 4-5 8kg/t +0.6kg/t 92.5%

2019 Auto Bild Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Plus UHP

Test by the German magazine Auto Bild in 2019. The experts have tested the Goodyear at size 255/35 R19 and compared with 10 similar winter tires. Also they included into the test reference summer tires to compare results.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance + test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Dry braking. -0.5m braking distance.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance + test, reviews, ratings
8th place in Dry handling. -2.5km/h handling speed.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance + test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Wet braking. -1.4m braking distance.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance + test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Wet handling. +0.4km/h handling speed.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance + test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Straight aqua. +0.3km/h float speed.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance + test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Snow braking. -0.4m braking distance.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance + test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Snow handling. -0.5km/h handling speed.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance + test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Rolling resistance. +0.6kg/t rolling resistance.
Goodyear UltraGrip Performance + test, reviews, ratings
8th place in Noise. +3.4dB external noise.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 1 40.2m -0.5m 100%
Dry handling 8 119.4km/h -2.5km/h 97.9%
Wet braking 1 45.7m -1.4m 100%
Wet handling 1 95.3km/h +0.4km/h 100%
Straight aqua 1 73.7km/h +0.3km/h 100%
Snow braking 1 27.6m -0.4m 98.55%
Snow handling 4 48.9km/h -0.5km/h 98.97%
Rolling resistance 4 8.66kg/t +0.6kg/t 93.07%
Noise 8 74.1dB +3.4dB 95.41%

2019 Auto Bild Goodyear UG Performance+ Test

Test by the German publication Auto Bild in 2019. The experts have tested the tire at size 225/45 R17 and compared to 19 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

Goodyear Ultra Grip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
6-8th place in Dry braking. +0.4m braking distance.
Goodyear Ultra Grip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
9-11th place in Dry handling. -1.2km/h handling speed.
Goodyear Ultra Grip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
3rd place in Wet braking. +1.4m braking distance.
Goodyear Ultra Grip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
1st place in Wet handling. +0.4km/h handling speed.
Goodyear Ultra Grip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Straight aqua. -3.4km/h float speed.
Goodyear Ultra Grip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
5-8th place in Snow braking. +0.3m braking distance.
Goodyear Ultra Grip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
7-9th place in Snow handling. -1.1km/h handling speed.
Goodyear Ultra Grip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
13th place in Rolling resistance. +1.01kg/t rolling resistance.
Goodyear Ultra Grip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
8th place in Noise. +1.6dB external noise.
Goodyear Ultra Grip Performance+ test, reviews, ratings
4th place in Wear resistance.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 6-8 44.7m +0.4m 99.1%
Dry handling 9-11 81.7km/h -1.2km/h 98.53%
Wet braking 3 30.6m +1.4m 95.42%
Wet handling 1 74.7km/h +0.4km/h 100%
Straight aqua 4 74.6km/h -3.4km/h 95.44%
Snow braking 5-8 24.3m +0.3m 98.76%
Snow handling 7-9 77.3km/h -0.5km/h 98.57%
Rolling resistance 13 8.44kg/t +1.01kg/t 88.03%
Noise 8 70.3dB +1.6dB 97.72%
Wear resistance 4 42870km -8380km 80.45%

Overall Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ review

# Test 2020 Auto Bild 2020 AMS 2019 AMS 2019 Auto Bild UHP 2019 Auto Bild Overall
Dry braking 93.73% 98.1% 99.1% 100% 99.1% 98.01%
Dry handling 99.8% 99.03% 98.24% 97.9% 98.53% 98.7%
Wet braking 88.08% 91.3% 96% 100% 95.42% 94.16%
Wet handling 96.6% 97.37% 100% 100% 100% 98.79%
Wet lateral handling 97.96% 95.1% 91.22% 94.76%
Straight aqua 98.1% 99.7% 91.37% 100% 95.44% 96.92%
Lateral aqua 100% 100% 100%
Snow braking 97.98% 95.77% 98.46% 98.55% 98.76% 97.9%
Snow handling 99.67% 97.83% 100% 98.97% 98.57% 99.01%
Snow lateral handling 96.9% 97.91% 99.74% 98.18%
Snow traction 100% 95.97% 100% 98.66%
Rolling resistance 88.76% 92.77% 92.5% 93.07% 88.03% 91.03%
Noise 97.67% 98.88% 95.41% 97.72% 97.42%
Wear resistance 81.8% 80.45% 81.13%

1. 2020 Auto Bild (245/45 R18) – 3rd place.

Main conclusions:

  • Average wet braking and handling.
  • High straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Good dry performance.
  • Short snow braking distance, the best traction and good handling.
  • Average noise.
  • Low rolling resistance.
  • Average wear resistance.

2. 2020 AMS (225/50 R17) – 5th place and an expert score “Good”

Main conclusions:

  • Average wet performance.
  • Great straight and lateral aquaplaning resistance.
  • Short dry braking distance and good handling.
  • Good results on the snow.
  • Low rolling resistance.
  • Low noise.

3. 2019 AMS (215/55 R17) – 1st place and an expert score “Very good”.

Main conclusions:

  • Short wet braking distance and good handling.
  • The best aquaplaning resistance.
  • Unbalanced on the dry: short braking distance but the lowest handling speed.
  • The best snow performance.
  • Average rolling resistance.

4. 2019 Auto Bild (255/35 R19) – 1st place.

Main conclusions:

  • The shortest dry braking distance and relatively low handling speed.
  • The best results on the wet.
  • The best straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • The shortest snow braking distance and good handling speed.
  • Low rolling resistance.
  • High noise.

5. 2019 Auto Bild (225/45 R17) – 2nd place and an expert score “Exemplary”.

Main conclusions:

  • Short dry braking distance and good handling speed.
  • Short wet braking distance and the best handling.
  • Good straight aquaplaning resistance.
  • Good snow performance.
  • Average rolling resistance.
  • Average noise.
  • Good wear resistance.

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