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 Reviews

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

Tyre review data from 3 tyre reviews averaging 92% over 31,500 miles driven.

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

Latest Tyre Test Results

2021 AZ SUV Winter Tyre Test - 6th of 10 tyres

  • Overall - 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

  • Positive - Excellent handling behavior in all weather conditions, good steering, short braking distances, average price.
  • Negative - Slightly noisy.
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2017 235/55 R17 SUV Winter Tyre Test - 2nd of 8 tyres

  • Overall - Recommended.
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2021 Tyre Tests

  • 6th: 2021 AZ SUV Winter Tyre Test (235/55 R18)
  • 2018 Tyre Tests

  • 1st: 2018 Auto Bild Winter SUV / 4x4 Tyre Test (235/60 R18)
  • 2017 Tyre Tests

  • 2nd: 2017 235/55 R17 SUV Winter Tyre Test (235/55 R17)
  • 2016 Tyre Tests

  • 1st: 2016 AutoBild 4x4 Winter Tyre Test (255/55 R18)
  • 3rd: 2016 AMS Winter SUV Tyre Test (215/60 R17)
  • Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
    215/70 R16 100T XL   C B 70 10.67kgs
    215/70 R16 104H XL   C C 71 11.86kgs
    215/60 R17 100V XL   C B 69 11.40kgs
    225/60 R17 103V XL   C B 69 12.01kgs
    235/60 R17 106H XL   C B 69 13.02kgs
    235/60 R17 102H XL   C B 69 13.03kgs
    215/65 R17 99V XL   C B 69 12.14kgs
    225/65 R17 106H XL   C B 70 12.43kgs
    225/65 R17 102H XL   C B 70 10.87kgs
    235/65 R17 104H XL   C B 70 13.00kgs
    235/65 R17 108H XL   C B 70 12.81kgs
    265/65 R17 116H XL   B B 73 16.05kgs
    215/55 R18 99V XL   C B 69 11.84kgs
    225/55 R18 102V XL   E B 70 12.89kgs
    235/55 R18 104H XL   C B 69 13.00kgs
    255/55 R18 109H XL   B B 70 15.46kgs
    255/55 R18 109H XL   B B 70 14.92kgs
    255/55 R18 109V XL   B B 70 14.76kgs
    255/55 R18 109V XL   B B 70 15.46kgs
    225/60 R18 104V XL   B C 69 13.46kgs
    265/60 R18 114H XL   B B 71 15.76kgs
    235/50 R19 99V XL AO C C 70 12.75kgs
    245/50 R19 105V XL   C B 72 15.00kgs
    255/50 R19 107V XL   B B 70 15.74kgs
    255/50 R19 107V XL   B B 70 14.04kgs
    265/50 R19 110V XL   B B 70 15.35kgs
    225/55 R19 99V XL   C B 69 13.20kgs
    235/55 R19 105V XL   B A 69 13.45kgs
    255/55 R19 111V XL   C B 69 14.94kgs
    255/55 R19 111V XL   B B 70 15.20kgs
    255/55 R19 111H XL AO B B 71 17.17kgs
    255/60 R19 113V XL   B C 73 15.94kgs
    275/40 R20 106V XL   C B 70 14.95kgs
    275/45 R20 110V XL   C B 69 15.20kgs
    275/45 R20 110V XL   C B 69 15.47kgs
    255/50 R20 109V XL   B B 70 15.20kgs
    265/50 R20 111V XL   B B 71 16.36kgs
    275/50 R20 113V XL         17.00kgs
    255/55 R20 110V XL   B B 72 17.31kgs
    275/45 R21 110V XL   C B 70 15.84kgs
    265/35 R22 102V XL   C C 73 14.68kgs

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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 86 - tyre reviewed on November 22, 2016
    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 7 - tyre reviewed on February 6, 2020
    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 2 - tyre reviewed on December 6, 2021
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