Goodyear UltraGrip 8

Dry Grip 88%
Wet Grip 92%
Road Feedback 86%
Handling 82%
Wear 86%
Comfort 87%
Buy again 94%
Snow Grip 85%
Ice Grip 75%

The Goodyear UltraGrip 8 is a Premium Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Goodyear UltraGrip 7 Plus

This tyre has been replaced by the Goodyear UltraGrip 9

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Tyre review data from 57 tyre reviews averaging 86% over 324,343 miles driven.


Latest Group Test Results

2013 ACE Winter Tyre Test - 6th of 9 tyres

  • Overall - Recommended

2013 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 185/60 R15 - 6th of 17 tyres

  • Positive - Very balanced, Good on wet and snow-covered roads
  • Overall - Good

2013 Winter Tyre Overview - Braking - 13th of 50 tyres

Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
155/70 R13 75T XL   F C 67 5.76kgs
165/70 R13 79T XL   E C 67 5.82kgs
175/70 R13 82T   C E 67 6.28kgs
165/65 R14 79T XL   E C 69 6.07kgs
185/65 R14 86T   C E 68 7.06kgs
185/70 R14 88T   E E 69 7.35kgs
195/60 R15 88V XL   E B 70 8.42kgs
195/60 R15 88H XL   E E 69 7.59kgs
185/65 R15 88T XL   E E 68 7.50kgs
195/65 R15 91T   C C 70 7.80kgs
195/65 R15 95T XL   E E 68 8.11kgs
195/55 R16 87H XL * E E 69 8.47kgs
195/55 R16 87H XL *RSC E E 70 10.32kgs
205/55 R16 91T XL   E E 71 9.00kgs
195/60 R16 99T   E C 70 8.89kgs
205/60 R16 96H XL   E C 69 9.30kgs
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Top Goodyear UltraGrip 8 Review

Given 73% while driving a Toyota Corolla (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 16,000 average miles
Surprisingly very noisy on wet. In dry noise level is as a summer tyre. I had no problems on wet/dry snow. Tyres behave as expected, nothing more or less. Braking distances are acceptable. Fuel economy is perfect.
39 - tyre reviewed on October 28, 2015   

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Given 94% while driving a Opel Corsa (175/65 R14 T) on mostly town for 10,000 average miles
Top tyre for snow!
2 - tyre reviewed on November 11, 2019   
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Given 80% while driving a CitroŽn C4 (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 100 spirited miles
Have only had these tyres on for a couple of days so far but in the snow they perform Great sure grip thru slush snow water wet roads no problems so far impressed
9 - tyre reviewed on December 11, 2017   
Given 84% while driving a Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 8v (185/65 R15 T) on mostly country roads for 30,000 easy going miles
So I bought my first set of Winter Tyres back in November 2012 when I was taking my UK registered Fiat Grande Punto out to the French Alps to work a ski season. I wanted to buy a 'premium' set of Winter Tyres as I was going to be driving in true alpine conditions.
In my first winter 2012/13 the French Alps got soooo much snow. These Tyres performed exceptionally in heavy snow conditions. My car is a small car with a small light petrol engine so a decent car to drive in the Alps but these Tyres gave it unbelievable grip during a very harsh winter. I was living in a village up a twisty steep road at an altitude of 1250m and I did not need to fit my snow chains once during that winter, In deep snow they were epic.
I don't know the exact mileage that I have covered on them as I also have a set of summer tyres on alloy wheels and these winter tyres on a spare set of steel rims that I swop out in the Summer/Winter and have not noted the exact mileage done on each set.
I have run them now for 4 x winters out in the Alps and the levels of grip are diminishing as they age and the tread wear expires.
I've been mega happy with them, I drive quite sensibly so have preserved the tyres well and only really used them for driving in the village I lived in with the occasional trip on the Motorway to Geneva airport to collect friends.
It is now evident that the exceptional level of grip first offered when new is now not the same. (Hardly surprising as it was beyond belief how much grip they gave when new).
I could probably squeeze 1 x last winter out of them as they still do have a decent tread but they are 5 x years old so will probably invest in a new pair for next winter.
6 - tyre reviewed on May 4, 2017   

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