Goodyear UltraGrip SUV

Goodyear UltraGrip SUV photo, test, review

The Goodyear UltraGrip SUV is an Ultra High Performance studless winter tire with directional tread, designed for SUV and 4×4.

2014 Auto Bild Allrad Goodyear UltraGrip SUV test

In 2014 experts of the German publication Auto Bild Allrad have tested the Goodyear UG SUV at size 235/65 R17 and compared to 8 similar mid-range and premium winter tires. In addition, experts included into the test one reference summer tire, for comparison of results.

test Goodyear UltraGrip SUV review
1st place in Wet braking among winter tires. The braking distance was 0.6 meters shorter, than the next tire.
test Goodyear UltraGrip SUV review
8th place in Wet handling. Goodyear was 1.7km/h slower, than the leader.
test Goodyear UltraGrip SUV review
2nd place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 0.4km/h lower, than the leader.
test Goodyear UltraGrip SUV review
2nd place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 0.3 meters longer, than the leader.
test Goodyear UltraGrip SUV review
6-7th place in Dry handling. Goodyear was 1.1km/h slower, than the leader.
test Goodyear UltraGrip SUV review
7th place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 0.9 meters longer, than the leader.
test Goodyear UltraGrip SUV review
3-4th place in Snow handling. Goodyear was 0.6km/h slower, than the leader.
test Goodyear UltraGrip SUV review
1-2nd place in Snow traction.
test Goodyear UltraGrip SUV review
5th place in Snow slalom.
test Goodyear UltraGrip SUV review
Last place in Rolling resistance.
test Goodyear UltraGrip SUV review
6th place in Noise level.

Overall Goodyear UltraGrip SUV review

According to the test results Goodyear took 4th place and got an expert score “recommended”.

Main conclusions:

  • The best wet braking distance, but relatively low handling speed.
  • The best straight aquaplanning resistance.
  • Short dry braking distance and relatively good handling.
  • Good snow traction, handling and slalom; relatively long braking distance (but very close result to the leader).
  • The worst rolling resistance.
  • Average noise.

Similar tires from the test:

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