Goodyear UltraGrip Ice 2

The Goodyear UltraGrip Ice 2 is a Premium Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre review data from 7 tyre reviews averaging 84% over 66,412 miles driven, and 4 tests with an average result of 4th.

Dry Grip 85%
Wet Grip 85%
Road Feedback 85%
Handling 83%
Wear 98%
Comfort 87%
Buy again 83%
Snow Grip 78%
Ice Grip 73%

First On MarketMay 2021
Wheel Size18 - 18"
Width215 - 215mm
Profile50 - 50
Rolling ResistanceC - C
Wet GripC - C
Noise (dB)70 - 70
Winter Rating3PMSF Rated & Ice Rated

The UltraGrip Ice 2 is ranked 25th of 66 Winter Premium Touring tyres.

This tyre replaced the Goodyear UltraGrip Ice Plus and this tyre has been replaced by the Goodyear UltraGrip Ice 3.

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Latest Tyre Test Results

2022 ViBilagare Nordic SUV Winter Tyre Test
2nd of 8 tyres
  • Best nordic friction tires on asphalt. Low road noise.
  • Slightly lower cornering grip on snow/ice.
  • UltraGrip Ice 2 is the best choice for those who drive mostly on asphalt ground in milder winter conditions. It is superior on wet asphalt, that is otherwise a problem for Nordic friction tires. Goodyear handles aquaplaning well and also has good cornering grip and shortest braking distance on wet roads. You will also find the best stability and steering response on dry roads. In addition, the interior noise level is the lowest.
    Despite the good asphalt properties, Goodyear performs well in the winter rounds. The braking distances are right up there with the best. The disadvantage is slightly worse cornering grip on snow and ice, where the grip disappears relatively suddenly and without warning.
    In terms of points, it will be second overall, but Goodyear is the clear winner in wetter climates.
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2021 Studless and Studded Winter Tyre Test
2nd of 16 tyres
  • [Friction] Easy to drive on snow with good levels of grip, good ice performance.
  • Poor dry performance.
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2020 Nordic and Studded Winter Tyre Test
10th of 20 tyres
  • Good traction and short braking distances on ice, short braking distances and good handling in the wet, low rolling resistance.
  • Relatively low lateral stability on ice, tendency to understeer in the snow, poor steering response in the dry.
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Questions and Answers for the Goodyear UltraGrip Ice 2

2021-09-13 - Is there any info available on when the Ultragrip Ice 3 will be available? It seems that it is in development. The Ice 2 seems to be falling behind in tests compared to newer models from Nokian/Michelin/Bridgestone.

I've not yet heard any information about the UltraGrip Ice 3, and it's still the Ice 2 in tests this year.

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Top 3 Goodyear UltraGrip Ice 2 Reviews

Given 89% while driving a Citro├źn C5 Tourer (225/60 R16) on mostly country roads for 13,000 average miles
I've driven about 20000km / 13000miles during last 6 months here in central finland with these tyres, and have nothing to complain about them. Wet ice is of course the worst condition to them, but yet totally manageable. On snow surfaces they have very good grip, and on tarmac, wet or dry, the best studless nordic winter tyres I've ever driven. Comfort level is about at same level as Michelin X-Ice Snow or other top level studless tyres. Tyre wear seems to be ok, they will last easily second winter (+20000km) or more. No surprices in any conditions, very good tyre for nordic winter.
Helpful 23 - tyre reviewed on April 14, 2023
Given 88% while driving a Skoda (215/55 R17) on a combination of roads for 6,000 average miles
Great winter tire. Second winter. Have all conditions to handle- dry, wet, snow, ice. Great performance during all conditions except maybe the ice. Very comfortable and quiet. Surprisingly good handling given it is nordic type (soft compound) of the winter tires. Overall very satisfied. Would deffinately buy it again.
Helpful 27 - tyre reviewed on November 25, 2022
Given 54% while driving a Volvo V70 2.4 (205/60 R16) on mostly country roads for 15,000 easy going miles
Comfortable tyre.

Grip on dry and wet is good for a winter tyre.

Grip on ice and snow is lower than other premium winter tyres I've had.

Not going to buy again.
Helpful 15 - tyre reviewed on November 13, 2023
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Given 90% while driving a Kia Motors ceed (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 650 easy going miles
Used with a KIA Cee'd SW 2018, amazing winter tires for the Swedish winter, also drove them through Poland in the middle of winter. Great grip in winter conditions and extremely comfortable and quiet. Massive recommendation.
Helpful 8 - tyre reviewed on February 23, 2024
Given 84% while driving a Ford (215/55 R17) on a combination of roads for 300 average miles
For a front wheel drive car the tyres are very grippy and gives a safe feel to drive. they can be a bit slippery on steep up hills and when there is loose snow or Ice. But once the TC is off they do grip quite well and pull the car along very well.

I would recommend buying these tyres and i have had similar ones on a old 318i and they were perfect as well.
Helpful 12 - tyre reviewed on January 3, 2024
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Given 94% while driving a Volvo S60 T5 250bhp (215/50 R17) on mostly town for 3,500 average miles
So, after summer tires you feel that the car on those tires is not so informative. In general handling in dry and wet conditions is confident. On small ice it's ok but on polished ice, you will lose control, but it's obvious as tires have no spikes. From my perspective, they are not as quiet as I would like to. One of the cons is that I think it has a weak side as for the XL model. After hitting a pothole (approx at 40kph(25mph), it was a painful pothole but definitely not the biggest one) I received 2 holes in 1 tire. From my side, I think it's a decent tire and I'm glad that I bought them.
Helpful 20 - tyre reviewed on February 3, 2023
Volkswagen Passat B8 2.0 TDI 240hp 4Motion (225/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 27,962 spirited miles
The dry and wet grip is pretty average compare to my summer tire (245 40 19 PZ4) but certainly way better than my studded tires. It works pretty well on ice and stuff but on heavy snow, it might aquaplane a little bit? I usually get a bit of wheel spin when I accelerate hard but other than that it works ok. The wet brake is not very ideal tho. I found this tire pretty quiet. I think it's rated at 67 dB or something which is very good. I drove around 45000km on it and still get 5mm of thread left. In conclusion even tho it's not the best one in the market, it works quite well as a winter tire. I will purchase again just for the quietness.
Helpful 26 - tyre reviewed on November 10, 2021