Goodyear EfficientGrip

The Goodyear EfficientGrip is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tyre replaced the Goodyear Excellence and this tyre has been replaced by the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance.

Tyre Reviews

Dry Grip 77%
Wet Grip 67%
Road Feedback 61%
Handling 59%
Wear 69%
Comfort 70%
Buy again 52%

Tyre review data from 128 tyre reviews averaging 65% over 1,543,097 miles driven.

The EfficientGrip is ranked 111th of 127 Summer Premium Touring tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2012 Autoreview Touring Tyre Test - 6th of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Good steering response, predictable at the limit, high resistance to aquaplaning
  • Negative - Average overall grip in the wet and dry
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2012 ACE Touring Summer Tyre Test - 7th of 14 tyres

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2012 Auto Express Summer Tyre Test - 1st of 8 tyres

  • Overall - Goodyear win the test thanks to their usual strong wet performance. Miles ahead of its nearest rivals in the curved aquaplaning tests and winning the straight line test, even with the score weighting adjusted to negate any unfair advantage the Goodyear still wins. Getting within 1.5% of the best in the dry, the Goodyears only drawback is a mid pack rolling resistance
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Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
0/0 R0 0         9.38kgs
185/65 R14 86H   C C 69 6.74kgs
185/55 R15 82H   B E 67 6.36kgs
185/55 R15 82H   B C 66 6.65kgs
195/55 R15 85V   E B 67 7.40kgs
195/60 R15 88H   C C 69 7.60kgs
185/65 R15 92H XL   B B 67 8.30kgs
195/65 R15 95H XL   B C 71 9.10kgs
195/65 R15 91H XL   C B 70 7.60kgs
195/45 R16 84V XL   C C 66 7.14kgs
205/55 R16 91W XL *RSC C B 66 11.15kgs
205/55 R16 91V XL   C B 69 8.15kgs
205/55 R16 91V XL MOEXTENDED C B 68 10.83kgs
205/55 R16 91V XL   A C 67 8.01kgs
205/55 R16 91H RENAULT C C 68 8.48kgs
205/55 R16 91H XL   B E 67 8.89kgs
215/55 R16 93V   C B 67 9.49kgs
215/55 R16 93H   C B 67 9.49kgs
195/60 R16 89H XL   C B 69 8.30kgs
205/60 R16 92H   E B 68 9.31kgs
205/60 R16 92W XL *RSC C B 67 12.08kgs
205/60 R16 92W XL * C C 67 8.45kgs
205/60 R16 96H XL   B C 68 9.60kgs
215/60 R16 95H XL   B B 71 9.70kgs
225/60 R16 102H XL MO C B 69 11.20kgs
215/40 R17 87W XL AO E C 72 9.02kgs
215/40 R17 87V XL   E B 71 9.58kgs
225/45 R17 91V   E B 68 9.80kgs
245/45 R17 95W XL MO E B 69 11.25kgs
245/45 R17 99Y XL MO C B 69 11.25kgs
205/50 R17 93H XL   C B 72 8.96kgs
205/50 R17 89Y XL *RSC C A 66 10.81kgs
205/50 R17 89W XL *RSC C B 66 10.84kgs
205/50 R17 93V XL   A B 70 8.44kgs
205/50 R17 89V XL   B B 66 8.75kgs
215/50 R17 91V XL   E B 70 9.50kgs
215/50 R17 95W XL   C C 68 10.17kgs
235/50 R17 96W XL   C B 68 11.71kgs
225/55 R17 101H XL MO C C 71 11.30kgs
225/55 R17 97Y AO E C 67 10.84kgs
235/55 R17 99Y XL AO C C 67 11.03kgs
235/60 R17 102V MO C C 68 12.08kgs
255/40 R18 95V XL *RSC E C 69 13.48kgs
255/40 R18 95W XL *RSC E B 69 13.48kgs
225/45 R18 91V *RSC E B 69 12.18kgs
225/45 R18 91W XL *RSC E B 69 12.26kgs
225/45 R18 91W XL *RSC SNI E B 69 12.26kgs
225/45 R18 91Y XL *RSC E B 69 12.26kgs
225/45 R18 91V XL *RSC SNI E B 69 12.26kgs
245/45 R18 100Y XL AO C B 68 11.02kgs
245/45 R18 96Y XL *RSC C B 67 14.37kgs
245/45 R18 100Y XL AO C B 70 11.02kgs
255/45 R18 99Y AO E C 69 11.60kgs
245/50 R18 100W XL MOEXTENDED B B 68 14.92kgs
235/55 R18 100Y AO E C 67 12.45kgs
235/55 R18 104Y XL AO C C 68 12.32kgs
255/40 R19 100Y XL AOE C C 69 14.09kgs
275/40 R19 101Y MOEXTENDED C B 70 15.60kgs
275/40 R19 101Y XL MOEXTENDED C B 70 15.86kgs
235/45 R19 95V XL MOEXTENDED C A 67 12.53kgs
245/45 R19 102Y XL MOEXTENDED C A 69 14.46kgs
245/45 R19 102Y XL MOEXTENDED C A 69 14.30kgs
255/50 R19 103Y XL *RSC E B 71 18.46kgs
285/40 R20 104Y XL *RSC E B 70 17.57kgs
285/40 R20 104Y XL *RSC E B 70 17.57kgs
255/45 R20 101Y XL *RSC E B 70 15.82kgs
255/45 R20 101Y XL *RSC E B 70 15.82kgs

Questions and Answers for the Goodyear EfficientGrip

2016-04-28 - Are Goodyear efficient grip tires unidirectional?

The Goodyear Efficient Grip is an asymmetric which means it can rotate in any direction. The tyre is marked with an "outside" and "inside" to show the tyre fitters how the tyre should be mounted on the wheel.

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EfficientGrip Prices

Size Price Range  
205/55 R16 £62.00 - £119.60 (54 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/55 R17 £121.94 - £141.80 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 74 tyre sizes - View all.

Top 3 Goodyear EfficientGrip Reviews

Given 64% while driving a Ford Fiesta mk7 (195/45 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 32,000 average miles
I fitted these tyres to my Ford Fiesta 1.4TDCi Titanium 3 years ago. My original reasoning for choosing these tyres was for their ability to increase your fuel economy, and claims over how quiet they were (66dB on this wheel size). The car's OEM tyres were Continental Sport Contact 2s which, to me, seemed like an odd choice given the 67bhp 1.4 diesel engine which is aimed at fuel economy, and has a ‘leisurely’ (putting it diplomatically) 0-60mph time of 15 seconds!

The Good:
From the moment these tyres were fitted, I saw an instant increase in fuel economy. I noted a 5mpg gain on the first full tank of fuel. The car has continued to provide excellent fuel economy on these tyres over the past 3 years, easily averaging 65mpg, with 70+mpg on occasions in the summer months – I never got close to this on the Sport Contacts.

Wear has also been fantastic. The tyres have now completed 32,000 miles (rotated at approx. 22,000), and there is still around 5mm tread on the front tyres, and 4mm on the rear. 40-45k miles is looking realistic.

Grip levels are completely fine with the car handling roundabouts in the wet at speed, and no major loss in feel when driving sensibly - although I am starting to notice a slight decrease in grip in wet conditions now.

The Bad:
When first fitted, they were relatively quiet, although not as quiet as I expected, but still acceptable. As they passed 20,000miles however, they started to get noisier and noisier. On rougher roads, there is now a lot of road roar/rumble. I noted some reviewers below state that they experienced a noise like a wheel bearing wearing out on these tyres, and I have also found this too, especially from the rear of the car – almost like a humming sound at around 60mph.

The noise levels are becoming so bad, it is making me consider replacing them early. Comfort levels are therefore not fantastic in the long term.

Grip levels in snow are very low, even by summer tyre standards, and they are defeated by even the gentlest of slopes, but I get the feeling this is generally the case for all low rolling resistance tyres.

These tyres have worked really well on the Fiesta, with fuel economy and wear being fantastic – a definite 10 out of 10 on those front. Comfort though does deteriorate badly as the tyre wears. Also bear in mind this Fiesta engine develops a lowly 67bhp. The Efficient Grips are definitely at their best on ‘normal’ family cars with engine power approx.
154 - tyre reviewed on September 27, 2016   
Given 53% while driving a Toyota Corolla (205/60 R15) on a combination of roads for 50,000 average miles
The car is a magnet for small debris on the road that get stuck in the the grooves of the tyre. Plus it has an attraction towards punctures, getting them on a monthly basis every time form a new spot. Comfort and tyre noise have been significantly marginalised after 30000 km
21 - tyre reviewed on October 23, 2018   
Given 81% while driving a Peugeot 308 sw 1.6 hdi (225/45 R17 V) on mostly motorways for 22,000 average miles
Good and reliable tires, they did performed very well with almost 5* regarding comfort and low noise, but, it did noticeable lost grip, in narrow curves, wet and dry, after 20000 miles, even with lot of tread remaining.
15 - tyre reviewed on February 12, 2018   
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Given 56% while driving a Vauxhall Astra 1.9 cdti 150hp (225/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 800 average miles
Fitted 2 of these GOODYEAR Efficiency grip 225/40-18 to the front 5 weeks ago and have done about 800 miles on them. One tyre has already gone flat to the deck due to tiny hairline cracks in the sidewall.(yes its only done 800 miles). Low level 50 quid budget tyres "don't" even do that. Will never buy again, ever.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 12, 2021   
Given 32% while driving a Renault Renault Megane III Estate 1.5dci (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 500 average miles
extremly noise on my megane 3. I have only driven about 4000 km and concidering to switch them to another brand. Very loud roud hummung especialy on clear black tarmac . Not acceptable.
1 - tyre reviewed on June 16, 2021   
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Given 60% while driving a Volvo v70 D5 (225/50 R16) on a combination of roads for 7,000 average miles
Had these fitted to the front wheels the handling was Good also the grip on the wet was excellent but after 7000 miles already down to 3mm tread on the tyres for the price on my car I would not use them again.
1 - tyre reviewed on June 13, 2021   
Given 37% while driving a Honda Civic FD1 1.8 i Vtec (205/60 R17) on mostly motorways for 2,500 average miles
Too noisy like wheel bearings gone bad. Poor steering response at corners.
0 - tyre reviewed on May 15, 2021   
Given 90% while driving a BMW 116d (205/55 R16 V) on mostly motorways for 42,000 average miles
These are the rft version, BMW strar mark. Replacing Michelin energy saving ( not bad on dry roads but weak on wet). One of the best option for rft tyres for bmw. Great breaking both dry or wet. Excelent handling ( maybe because of the hard SIDE walls). One of the best rolling resistence and confortable. Definetly Will buy again. Cheers from Portugal!
1 - tyre reviewed on December 31, 2020   
Given 43% while driving a Vauxhall Astra j 2.0 (225/45 R17 V) on mostly town for 6,000 average miles
My Astra Sri came with continental Tues which drive like a dream .. I chose Goodyear based on paper rating .. it was just a bad choice .. the handled like a squidgy ball and the road rumble made be want to write off the car .. I changed the fronts to continental sport contact today and instantly I love my car again .. never in my life am I buying Goodyear again 🤬
5 - tyre reviewed on September 19, 2020   
Given 100% while driving a BMW 116i (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 25,000 average miles
Runflats fitted to a BMW 116i (205/55R16) and couldnt be happier. They really pleasantly surprised me in the wet. No slip at all. Comfortable, quiet great tyres. Would definitely buy again and highly recommend to others.
11 - tyre reviewed on May 9, 2020   
Given 60% while driving a Volkswagen Transporter (255/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
Bought 4 of these tyres in late October last year. I've used them in most weather conditions and they worked fine, nothing special at all just sound tyres with decent grip. It's now late March and I have done about 5,000 miles on these tyres and they have worn quite badly. I've had 20,000 miles out of a set of tyres before now. Sadly I don't think I'll even get another 5,000 out of these. I've rated the wear at 3 because it may very well be that they're not ideal for my type of vehicle, but I would still expect far better wear from higher end tyres (I paid £120 plus tax per tyre including fitting & tracking). The tyres had decent amounts of tread when new and were economic and comfortable for a while. Now that they are wearing lower they are becoming noiser, hence the lower comfort rating. I personally wouldn't buy these tyres again and wouldn't recommend them to anybody thinking of having them fitted to a Van, Pickup or larger vehicle.
1 - tyre reviewed on March 26, 2020   
Given 90% while driving a Mercedes Benz A (195/60 R15) on mostly motorways for 30 average miles
I like to change tyres within 2 years of purchase. I own a Mercedes A160 blue efficiency. This time i will not change the tyres as soon as before because they are AMAZING and when i change them i will buy the same. They are really quite on the road, have very good fuel consumption (very efficient), they brake very well on wet and dry. I can't comment on lateral grip in turns because my tyres are not low profile, but overall they are predictable in turns. After 30k miles and 3 years of use they have a lot of thread left and they feel like new. I really love these tyres. Give them a try, i think they worth every penny. Drive carefully, always use seat belt in your car and helmet if you ride a bike. Enjoy life.
3 - tyre reviewed on February 19, 2020   
Given 63% while driving a BMW 325 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 20,000 spirited miles
I've driven these tires on my BMW 325i for about 20.000km in size 205/50/17 89V

At first they were pretty good, but after the thread was below 5mm they really started to get worse.
On wet roads, they do understeer quite quickly, cornering in the wet does not give me a lot of confidence anymore.
On the dry, grip is still good, but they do squeak in corners very quicly.

Overall, the tires are not bad. But if you tend to drive a bit faster in corners and higher speeds, I do not recommend them.

I will have to replace these tires very soon and will probably go for Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 3.
2 - tyre reviewed on August 4, 2019   
Given 92% while driving a Fiat X1 9 (165/65 R13 T) on a combination of roads for 500 average miles
Bought these tyres to replace budget brand fitted when I got the car. The old tyres were OK when newer but became lethal in wet conditions as they aged. Wear not an issue as I do very low annual mileage. Car is a classic for summer use only. The Goodyears have completely transformed the way the car feels. Handling and grip are worlds better and ride comfort much improved. A very good investment so far.
1 - tyre reviewed on July 25, 2019   
Given 58% while driving a Fiat Fiorino Van 2008 (185/65 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 18 spirited miles
To start with the tyres performed well and the van (Fiat Fiorino) handle well with good levels of comfort and grip, but once 15,000 miles was reached the tyre went egg shape with constant vibration on the steering wheel. At first it was subtle but over the next 2 or 3 K it got a lot more pronounced until the vehicle is almost undriveable. This also coincided with tyres loss of grip (traction control interrupting all the time) and major increase in aquaplanning.
This is all still with 4mm of tread left, just not what I would expect from premium branded tyres.
In all my years of motoring this is the first time I have ever had to change out tyres early as they were that bad that for safety sake they had to go.
9 - tyre reviewed on February 12, 2019