Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3

Goodyear's UltraGrip Performance 3 is a new generation winter tire designed for a broad range of vehicles including SUVs, EVs, and hybrids. Available in 94 sizes from 14 to 21 inches, it's engineered to perform well in all winter conditions including snow, wet, and dry roads. Key features include Snow Protect Technology for optimal traction, Wet Grip+ Technology for better water dispersion to reduce aquaplaning, and 3D sipes for improved dry road performance and tire stiffness. It's also equipped with a wear-resistant tread compound to handle the torque of electric cars, and has design enhancements that reduce rolling resistance by up to 3%, tire weight by up to 10%, and interior noise by up to 36%. Further noise reduction up to 50% will be achieved with the future incorporation of Goodyear’s SoundComfort Technology.

Tyre review data from 7 tyre reviews averaging 84% over 15,500 miles driven, and 6 tests with an average result of 2nd.

Dry Grip 83%
Wet Grip 84%
Road Feedback 82%
Handling 71%
Wear 70%
Comfort 86%
Buy again 99%
Snow Grip 95%
Ice Grip 83%

First On MarketJanuary 2022
Wheel Size14 - 22"
Width175 - 305mm
Profile30 - 65
Rolling ResistanceB - D
Wet GripB - C
Noise (dB)69 - 73
Winter Rating3PMSF Rated

The UltraGrip Performance 3 is ranked 20th of 43 Winter Ultra High Performance tyres.

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Latest Tyre Test Results

2023 Tyre Reviews Winter Tyre Test
4th of 13 tyres
  • Good dry braking with excellent dry handling, good grip in the wet with good handling, excellent snow performance, excellent levels of comfort.
  • Mid pack wet braking, higher than average rolling resistance.
  • The new Goodyear Ultragrip performance 3 followed the usual Goodyear DNA of minimal compromises, scoring well in every category other than, unusually for goodyear, rolling resistance, but the tyre did have one of the best subjective noise and comfort levels on test.
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2023 AMS SUV Winter Tyre Test
2nd of 7 tyres
  • Short braking distances and very safe driving behavior on snow. Good cornering grip with large reserves and very reliable and stable in the wet. High level of cornering, especially on dry roads.
  • Slight weakness in curved aquaplaning and steering precision, as well as being somewhat sensitive to load changes in fast, dry corners. Slightly audible rolling noise when turning.
  • Very versatile. The new Goodyear excels in all weather conditions.

    "Very Good"
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2023 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test
2nd of 9 tyres
  • Precise, safe, and reliable with a wide range of reserves on all three surfaces.
  • Could respond a bit finer to unevenness.
  • Very balanced tire; strong performance under all conditions.
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14 inch
175/65R14 82 TDC70
175/65R14 86 T XLCC70
15 inch
195/65R15 91 TCB70
195/65R15 91 HCB70
185/65R15 92 T XLCB71
185/65R15 88 TDB71
195/65R15 95 T XLCB70
16 inch
215/60R16 99 H XLCB71
215/60R16 95 HCB70
205/60R16 96 H XLCC71
205/60R16 96 V XLCC71
215/60R16 95 HCB70
205/60R16 92 HCC71
215/60R16 95 HCB70
205/60R16 92 TCB71
215/60R16 95 HCB70
205/55R16 91 HCB70
205/55R16 94 H XLCB70
205/55R16 94 V XLCB70
205/55R16 91 TCB70
17 inch
215/55R17 94 HCB70
215/55R17 94 HCB70
215/55R17 94 HCB70
215/55R17 98 H XLCC70
225/50R17 98 H XLBC71
225/45R17 94 V XLCB71
225/50R17 94 HDB71
215/55R17 98 V XLCC71
225/45R17 91 HDB71
225/45R17 94 H XLCB71
225/50R17 98 H XLCC71
225/50R17 98 V XLCC71
215/55R17 98 H XLCC70
215/55R17 94 HCB70
205/50R17 93 V XLDC72
205/50R17 93 H XLDC72
225/50R17 98 H XLBC71
215/45R17 91 V XLDB71
18 inch
245/40R18 97 V XLCC71
225/40R18 92 W XLDB71
225/40R18 92 V XLDB71
245/40R18 97 W XLCC71
245/45R18 100 V XLCC71
19 inch
235/35R19 91 W XLCB72
20 inch
255/45R20 105 V XLCB72
255/45R20 105 V XLBB72
255/45R20 105 V XLCB72
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Questions and Answers for the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3

2023-10-25 - Will a Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 in a different size than the one you tested perform the same? I am looking at the 205/60 r16.

Generally yes, when a tyre is good it should be good in all its sizes.

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Size Price Range  
205/55 R16 £115.33 - £115.33 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £147.00 - £155.94 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £142.46 - £142.46 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
245/45 R18 £183.54 - £183.54 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
Available in 23 tyre sizes - View all.

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Top 3 Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 Reviews

Given 100% while driving a Audi A6 3.0 TDI Quattro (245/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
So far, amazing tire. One of the best ever made. It grips and it handles so much better than the eagle f1 asymmetric6, the previously fitted on this car, and the wintercontact ts 850 p on another. And the comfort, its like the car is floating. Not cheap though.
Helpful 34 - tyre reviewed on December 4, 2023
Given 80% while driving a SEAT Leon 5F1 1.4 TSI (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
I bought this tyre as a replacement for a Semperit Speed Grip 3 and can so far only say positive things about it.
In live in Austria, so we have a good chance of snowy conditions and in fact that what happened right now. In snow and sow muddy conditions this tyre is really excellent and I have all levels of grip I expect. It is also very nice to drive and - very important - predictable. This is also the biggest difference to the Semperit, which often left me uncomfortable in the snow as the car would slide and loose grip randomly. So the Goodyear is really great in those circumstances.
In the wet and dry I experience it more close to the Semperit, which is also not a bad thing as it was a good tyre in those conditions. I was only hoping for it to be a little more sporty.
Can't tell about wear so far.
Comfort levels are OK ... again in the range of the Semperit.
So in a nutshell it feels like the Semperit with much better levels of grip in the snow and slightly better grip in the wet. I was still hoping for a little more separation between the two given the Semperit is considerably cheaper and 5 years older, but the Goodyear is definitely an upgrade and I consider it a.good buy.
Helpful 31 - tyre reviewed on December 5, 2023
Given 86% while driving a (225/40 R18) on mostly country roads for 0 spirited miles
Nice tyre for initial review. Comparing them to fulda kristall Control HP2 at first GY is much more comfortable and quiet. Drove on bridgestone turanza t005 to change to GY, must say you feel the difference when you switch to winter tyre (16 C outside). Winter tyre on this conditions is much more softer and has less feedback on steering. I was driving quite fast and can say lateral grip is not for fast driving i will need to do review again when true winter is at the doors. But for now i highly recommend it for initial review. Comfort and noise level is top notch.
Helpful 22 - tyre reviewed on November 14, 2023
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Given 81% while driving a Volvo XC60 T6 AWD (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 4,000 average miles
Was a new model on the market at the time of purchase, so I wasn't sure, as there were little to no reviews.

Overall I'm impressed by this tyre, was worried about ice/cold temp but didn't have any issues.
I live in Ukraine, so winter can be cold/icy/snowy as well as temp can get up to +10 Celsius after a few days.
I didn't experience any issues be it -20 or +15, tyre stands up to any challenge.

Where it could give up a bit is an ice road uphill, but that's 1% of my driving, so not important at all.

I'd highly recommend this tyre to anyone who wants a great grip but doesn't want to sacrifice the performance and handling.
My score is 9/10.
Helpful 6 - tyre reviewed on March 27, 2024
Given 91% while driving a BMW 320i (225/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 1,000 spirited miles
Very good tire for winter. I had them on different roads, motorway, city and countryside and I like them a lot. I had also in the past Michelin and Continental but from couple of years I stay with Goodyear because I consider the best mix for price, performance and comfort. Michelin is also very good tire but much more expensive, Continental is also good but noisier and not with a good comfort. For me Goodyear do best from each category.
On dry road are soft and quite. When it's wet you can brake easily in many conditions of speed and cornering. I catched a few days with snow, 5-10 cm and had a good grip, no worries even if my car has only rear well drive.
I will buy them again for sure.
Helpful 10 - tyre reviewed on January 15, 2024
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Given 96% while driving a Mercedes Benz (225/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 500 average miles
Initial impressions, great tyre, drove only on dry and wet roads. Great comfort, silent and the car feels very stable. I'm sure they do great in snow also... now let s see how they hold on with wear. Will come back with mid review.
Helpful 15 - tyre reviewed on December 22, 2023