Goodyear UltraGrip 9+

The Goodyear UltraGrip 9 Plus is a Premium Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tyre replaced the Goodyear UltraGrip 9.

Dry Grip 92%
Wet Grip 93%
Road Feedback 80%
Handling 77%
Wear 97%
Comfort 85%
Buy again 95%
Snow Grip 86%
Ice Grip 74%

Tyre review data from 6 tyre reviews averaging 86% over 21,000 miles driven.

The UltraGrip 9+ is ranked 14th of 64 Winter Premium Touring tyres.

Latest Tyre Test Results

2023 ADAC 16 Inch Tyre Test - 3rd of 16 tyres

  • Overall - The GOODYEAR UltraGrip 9+ shows minor weaknesses in steering precision and feedback on dry roads but compensates with good safety margins during sudden evasive maneuvers and average braking distances. On wet roads, it performs clearly above average, offering short braking distances and secure, easily controllable handling. In lateral aquaplaning, its performance is rated as good, and it narrowly misses an excellent rating in longitudinal aquaplaning. On winter roads, the UltraGrip 9+ scores above average in braking and slightly above average in traction. While it offers good safety reserves in snow handling, steering could be more precise. In ice braking tests, the UltraGrip 9+ excels with the shortest braking distances. Environmentally, the tyre achieves a good rating for its projected lifespan and wear, and it receives the best rating in the test for efficiency.
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2022 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 185/65 R15 - 1st of 15 tyres

  • Positive - Very balanced, good on all surfaces, particularly good on wet roads (top mark), low fuel consumption.
  • Negative - None mentioned.
  • Overall - The GOODYEAR UltraGrip 9+ convinces in all tests and even earns the top mark in the wet. Overall, it secures the rating "particularly recommended".
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2021 ADAC 15 Inch Winter Tyre Test - 1st of 16 tyres

  • Positive - Very balanced, good on all surfaces, especially good on wet roads, best on test on ice.
  • Negative - None mentioned.
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2023 Tyre Tests

  • 3rd: 2023 ADAC 16 Inch Tyre Test (205/60 R16)
  • 2022 Tyre Tests

  • 1st: 2022 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 185/65 R15 (185/65 R15)
  • 2021 Tyre Tests

  • 1st: 2021 ADAC 15 Inch Winter Tyre Test (195/65 R15)
  • 6th: 2021 Winter Tyre Market Overview (205/55 R16)
  • 6th: 2021 AMS Winter Tyre Test (195/55 R16)
  • 7th: 2021 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 2020 Tyre Tests

  • 2nd: The Best Winter Tyres for 2020 (205/55 R16)
  • 3rd: 2020 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test (205/55 R16)
  • 8th: 2020 ADAC Winter Tyre Test - 205/55 R16 (205/55 R16)
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    Top 3 Goodyear UltraGrip 9 Plus Reviews

    Given 89% while driving a Kia Motors Soul 1.6 CDI (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
    They have been on the car this winter, around 8000km. It's a warm winter, so they have been on the snow only two short times. Everything went well, but I can't tell much really. In dry and wet, temps mostly between 5-15c, they behave perfectly. I can barely tell that they are winter tires. And there are no wear problems. A bit cheaper than Conti TS860, but they feel equally safe, GY might even be a bit more comfortable.
    Helpful 44 - tyre reviewed on March 11, 2020
    Given 74% while driving a Peugeot 308 BlueHDI EAT6 (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
    I bought a set for the front axle for my 308 1.6bluehdi they are very very good in cold weather and/or rain i haven't had a real chance to drive them on snow or ice myself but my brother did and comparing them to nokian wrd4 that we have for a Clio iv diesel they are not at the same level on snow but having said that they are better in every other way , they will last for more , they are much more quiter especially while braking better fuel consumption almost like an all weather tire better dry grip and wet grip on heavy rain they seem to aquaplaning at about the same speed so yea great tires!
    Helpful 20 - tyre reviewed on August 19, 2022
    Given 96% while driving a Nissan Micra (175/60 R14) on mostly town for 2,000 average miles
    I have a Nissan Micra, so there's a relatively limited range of tires available for 175/60R15, most of which are older models. So a reasonably priced brand-new Goodyear was a pretty obvious choice when I needed new winter tires. And they haven't disappointed. The Micra feels like a whole new car, with far better traction and handling than the Semperit Master-Grip 2 that were fitted before, and braking distance and overall performance seems to have improved as well. I can't comment on severe ice and snow, as we didn't have too much of that this winter, but traction was very good on one icy day and it handled moderate snow cover with ease. I haven't driven too much on rural roads or motorways, but handling was fine and the tire seemed quieter at highway speeds.
    Helpful 12 - tyre reviewed on March 23, 2023
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    Given 89% while driving a Skoda (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 2,000 miles
    Cheaper then Conti and I belive quite the same quality. No problems at all but I drive rather carefully.
    Helpful 22 - tyre reviewed on November 15, 2021
    Given 94% while driving a SEAT Arona (205/60 R16) on mostly country roads for 9,000 average miles
    Bought a set of these and 16 inch wheels for my Seat Arona, very comfortable and amazing grip, especially in muddy field run off, cold rain, sleet, snow, and frosty roads. Only had 2 days of snow and I could happily drive up and down hills past many cars which were stranded (including 4x4 on summer tyres). Could drive along winding snow covered B roads at 40-50mph which shows how well they grip. The wet grip when temperatures 0-10c is amazing, feels as sure footed as driving in the dry. So even living in south of England, I am converted to seasonal swapping to winter tyres having discovered you just feel safe.
    Helpful 23 - tyre reviewed on September 7, 2021
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    Given 88% while driving a Audi A2 (175/60 R15 H) on mostly motorways for 1,000 average miles
    I took a chance given the lack of reviews or tests at the time and have had these on my Audi A2 since November: Too early to rate the wear yet as I’ve only done 1000 miles or so, but these are great at dealing with all conditions you’re likely to find in rural southern England. Dry and wet braking are very good and they are quiet except on concrete road surfaces, but then what type is? We had a lot of ice on the roads here recently and I live in a hilly area - these dealt with it fine as long as you drove sensibly. I’ve not had a chance to try them in snow but the reviews suggested they will be good. Based on my impressions so far, I would buy them again. I’ll update once I’ve used them for a couple of full winters (so spring next year).
    Helpful 19 - tyre reviewed on January 13, 2021