Goodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen 1

SUV drivers have an extra reason to feel safer: Goodyear's UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1 winter tire delivers shorter braking distances on dry, wet and icy roads.

Continuously improving its top-notch winter tire technologies, Goodyear launches a new tire aimed at SUVs: the UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1. The youngest member of the UltraGrip winter tire family is available from May 2016.

SUV drivers often feel safer in their bigger vehicle, particularly when equipped with four-wheel drive, hence tending to think they don’t need winter tires. It is however even more important for these vehicles to be equipped with appropriate tires in winter conditions.

Tyre review data from 3 tyre reviews averaging 92% over 31,500 miles driven, and 5 tests with an average result of 3rd.

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 95%
Road Feedback 90%
Handling 85%
Wear 95%
Comfort 95%
Buy again 100%
Snow Grip 95%
Ice Grip 80%

First On MarketMay 2021
Wheel Size16 - 22"
Width215 - 285mm
Profile35 - 70
Rolling ResistanceB - D
Wet GripB - C
Noise (dB)70 - 74
Winter Rating3PMSF Rated

The UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen 1 is ranked 2nd of 7 Winter Ultra High Performance tyres.

Tests Included

5

Best Result

1st

Worst Result

6th

Average Result

3rd

Latest Tyre Test Results

2021 AZ SUV Winter Tyre Test
6th of 10 tyres
  • The Goodyear was only middle in all three conditions however as it is a rounded performance it's still worth recommending.
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2018 Auto Bild Winter SUV / 4x4 Tyre Test
1st of 11 tyres
  • Excellent handling behavior in all weather conditions, good steering, short braking distances, average price.
  • Slightly noisy.
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SizeFuelWetNoise
16 inch
215/70R16 104 H XLCC72
215/70R16 100 TCB72
17 inch
235/65R17 108 H XLCB72
265/65R17 116 H XLBB73
235/65R17 104 HCC71
225/60R17 103 V XLCC71
18 inch
235/60R18 107 H XLCB72
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Top 3 Goodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen 1 Reviews

Mazda cx5 (225/65 R17 H) on mostly motorways for 1,500 average miles
I have these tyres on my Mazda CX-5 SUV, 225/65R17 102H. This is not a full review as I didn't test these tyres under every condition yet. Anyway, after 1500 miles a would like to report my opinion on their performance on wet conditions. One word: aquaplaning! On straight road they simply can't handle it. Aquaplaning begins as I approach 60 mph. As a comparison, on the same road and conditions with my 2001 Audi A3 with Nokian WR D4 205/65R15 I can safely travel at 75 mph with no signs of aquaplaning. Really disappointing.
Helpful 112 - tyre reviewed on November 22, 2016
Given 91% while driving a Hyundai Tucson (225/60 R17) on a combination of roads for 25,000 spirited miles
Had these on for 2 winters, now on the third. I like going on various mild trails so I was looking for a tyre that can handle some snow and mud. I am very pleased about the performance in these conditions. The 4x4 system on the car is not excellent but combined with these tyres it handles snow and mud very well. There have been some situations where to climb a hill I needed some momentum, but keep in mind that I'm talking about a very bad road and a steep incline with a combination of snow and mud. I think the next step would only be with more aggressive offroad tires. In regards to ice, I haven't had the chance to test them too much, but with a bit of attention, they handled it very well. Lots of other cars were going for chains (which I didn't have) or struggled on this icy road that I could climb without much drama. Regarding the dry and wet performance, I don't have that much time to swap these when the first snow comes, so I have them on my car for about 4-6 months each year in temperatures ranging from +15C to -20C. On both dry and wet asphalt I can feel a bit less traction than on the summer tyres (Continental PremiumContact 5), but only in spirited driving. I don't have any problems with aquaplaning and in regular use or for someone that doesn't know which tyres are fitted you don't notice any difference from the summer ones. The car is about 1600kgs empty or somewhere around 1800kgs loaded and handling is more than adequate. In terms of wear, I think I have somewhere around 20-30k km on them and they are in good shape. I don't notice any dropoff in performance yet. I think they can go 30-50k km more, but can't say for sure right now. I didn't notice any excessive noise and they are precise even at highway speeds. Overall I find them as a very good option for offroad performance in mud and snow, while trading off very little performance on asphalt that for most people won't even be noticeable.
Helpful 29 - tyre reviewed on December 6, 2021
Given 92% while driving a Citroën C5 Aircross 1.5 BlueHDI 130 (235/55 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
This are nice tires. Exceptional good grip on wet roads and very good on snow too. On Ice road is controllable not perfect but probably only studded tires are. They are bit noisier on dry pavement but not too much. the only complain is they are bit too soft when temperature is above 7C
Helpful 34 - tyre reviewed on February 6, 2020
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