Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance

Dry Grip 89%
Wet Grip 88%
Road Feedback 79%
Progressiveness 79%
Wear 73%
Comfort 87%
Buy again 75%

The Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Goodyear EfficientGrip

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Tyre review data from 133 tyre reviews averaging 81% over 1,373,440 miles driven.


Tyre Test Highlights

2015 ACE Summer Touring Tyre Test - 1st of 12 tyres

2015 Auto Bild 215/55 R16 Technical Tyre Test - 1st of 10 tyres

  • Positive - The best level of grip on wet roads, high level of grip on dry roads, minimum rolling resistance, safe handling, good comfort, low noise
  • Negative - None mentioned

2014 ADAC 195/65 R15 Summer Tyre Test - 1st of 17 tyres

  • Positive - Very balanced tyre with top marks in the wet, good on dry roads, relatively low fuel consumption
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
185/55 R14 80H   C A 68 6.05kgs
185/60 R14 82H   C A 67 6.33kgs
185/65 R14 86H   C B 68 6.56kgs
195/50 R15 82H   C A 67 6.70kgs
195/50 R15 82V   C A 67 6.74kgs
185/55 R15 82H Segment 1 C A 68  
185/55 R15 82V   C A 68 6.65kgs
195/55 R15 85V   C A 68 6.94kgs
195/55 R15 85H   C A 68 6.94kgs
205/55 R15 88V   C A 68 7.35kgs
185/60 R15 84H   B A 67 6.71kgs
185/60 R15 88H XL   B A 67 6.80kgs
195/60 R15 88H   B A 68 7.18kgs
195/60 R15 88V   B A 68 7.18kgs
205/60 R15 91H   B A 68 7.74kgs
205/60 R15 91V   B A 68 7.74kgs
185/65 R15 88H   B A 68 7.04kgs
195/65 R15 91V   B A 69 7.61kgs
195/65 R15 91H   B A 69 7.54kgs
205/65 R15 94V   B B 68 8.64kgs
205/65 R15 94V Segment 1 C B 68  
215/45 R16 86H   C A 68 8.10kgs
205/50 R16 87W   B A 68 7.37kgs
225/50 R16 92W   B A 68 8.62kgs
195/55 R16 87W   C B 67 10.39kgs
195/55 R16 87V   B A 68 7.41kgs
195/55 R16 87H   B A 68 7.41kgs
205/55 R16 91W   B A 68 7.72kgs
205/55 R16 91V   B A 68 7.88kgs
205/55 R16 91H   B C 68 8.69kgs
205/55 R16 91H   B A 68 7.72kgs
205/55 R16 94W XL   B A 69  
205/55 R16 94W XL   A A 68 7.28kgs
205/55 R16 94W XL   A A 68  
215/55 R16 97W XL Segment 2 B A 69  
215/55 R16 97H XL Segment 1 B A 69  
215/55 R16 97W XL   A A 69 8.43kgs
215/55 R16 93V   B A 68 8.77kgs
215/55 R16 97H XL   A A 69 8.40kgs
215/55 R16 93W   B A 68 8.77kgs
225/55 R16 95W   B A 68 9.21kgs
225/55 R16 95V   B A 68 9.11kgs
195/60 R16 89V   C A 68 7.63kgs
195/60 R16 89V   B A 68 7.58kgs
205/60 R16 92V   C B 67 11.94kgs
205/60 R16 96W XL   B A 68 8.21kgs
205/60 R16 92H   B A 68 8.30kgs
205/60 R16 92V   B A 68 8.48kgs
215/60 R16 99H XL   B A 68 9.27kgs
215/60 R16 99W XL   B A 68 9.27kgs
215/60 R16 95V   C A 68 9.27kgs
215/60 R16 99V XL   B A 68 9.27kgs
225/60 R16 102W XL   B A 69  
225/60 R16 102W XL   A A 69 9.46kgs
215/65 R16 98H   B A 69  
195/40 R17 81V XL   B A 69 6.89kgs
215/45 R17 91W XL   B A 69 8.05kgs
225/45 R17 94W XL   B A 69 8.19kgs
225/45 R17 91W   C A 69 8.19kgs
245/45 R17 99Y XL   B A 70 9.81kgs
205/50 R17 93V XL   B A 69 8.06kgs
205/50 R17 93W XL   B A 69 8.05kgs
205/50 R17 89V   B A 68 8.00kgs
215/50 R17 91W   B A 69 8.62kgs
215/50 R17 95W XL   B A 69 8.67kgs
215/50 R17 91V   B A 69 8.62kgs
225/50 R17 98V XL   A A 68 8.87kgs
225/50 R17 94W Segment 2 C A 67  
225/50 R17 98V XL   A A 68  
225/50 R17 94W   B A 67 10.08kgs
225/50 R17 98V XL Segment 1 B A 68  
225/50 R17 98W XL   B A 68 8.87kgs
225/50 R17 94W   B A 68 8.87kgs
225/50 R17 94W   B A 67  
205/55 R17 95V XL   A A 69 8.23kgs
205/55 R17 95V XL Segment 1 B A 69  
205/55 R17 91W   C B 66 11.79kgs
215/55 R17 94W   B A 69 9.02kgs
215/55 R17 98W XL Segment 2 B A 69  
215/55 R17 94V   B B 68 9.41kgs
215/55 R17 98W XL   A A 69 9.00kgs
225/55 R17 101W XL   A A 69 9.31kgs
225/55 R17 101W XL   A A 69  
225/55 R17 101V XL   B C 68 11.46kgs
225/40 R18 92W XL   B A 69 8.93kgs
235/40 R18 95W XL   C A 70 9.57kgs
245/40 R18 97W XL   B A 70  
225/45 R18 95W XL   B A 69 9.23kgs
225/45 R18 95W XL Segment 2 B A 69  

Questions and Answers for the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance

2016-04-11 - My question relates to new tyres fitted yesterday at National tyre and Autocare: Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance and the pressure. National tyre and Autocentre told me they always inflate to 34 psi (a National standard). Now my book states recommended is 29 psi (OLD Honda HR-V). The Goodyears are lightish with softish sidewalls and actually so far feel "OK" at this higher pressure. Are National correct to go to 34 psi or should I revert back to manufacturer's setting despite this car being well over 10 years old - when tyres perhaps were more rigid? Hope you can help. Thank you.

Tyre pressure, within reason is largely subjective, however you are correct in thinking modern tyres can require a few more PSI to feel the same as older tyres with stronger sidewalls. Keep an eye on wear to ensure the tyre is wearing evenly, and play around with the pressures until you find a balance you're happy with.

2016-04-17 - Oh...getting judder though the steering wheel at motorway speeds following fitting of fronts. Will take take for balance check. I noticed the whitish paint "dots" on sidewalls (one each tyre) - do these have any significance in their siting?? (Garage says absolutely not). Know in old days red and yellow were said to be aids to balancing... Thank you for your expertise.

The dots can mean a number of things and it will depend on the SKU. For example for Jag OE tyres the dot is there to tell their machines which way to fit the tyres, it can be a different colour dot for other OEMs or it could be for the old fashioned balancing aspect. So, there is not one direct answer for this question, sorry.

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Size Price Range  
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Top Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance Review

Given 100% (breakdown) while driving a Ford ba falcon (215/60 R16) on mostly country roads for 80,000 spirited miles

I live in outback Australia, New South Wales, Tilpa. I have an Australian built Ford Falcon, BA wagon. I had these tyres fitted 6 months ago. I can only say that they are able to handle day temps of 52C, floods, rocky dirt roads and bitumen. Most roads out here are rocky dirt. Never had a puncture. Extreme temps, never had a blow out. Extreme rain, excellent grip and no aqua planning. In the outback, reliability is the difference between reaching your place today and reaching your place in a week, if you are lucky. I highly recommend these tyres to anyone that commands top performance and quality from their tyres.
8 - tyre reviewed on March 2, 2016   

Latest Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance Reviews

Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat 500 (185/55 R15) on mostly town for 10,000 average miles
Just a good tyre for a city car like a Fiat 500. Good grip in dry and wet.
1 - tyre reviewed on October 12, 2016   
Given 67% (breakdown) while driving a Renault Megane (205/55 R16 V) on mostly motorways for 24,000 average miles
I drove 80% motorway, 10% city and 10% country roads at normal speed. The tires are better con dry and wet compare MichelĂ­n Energy Saber but after 38.000kms the fronter tires hace only 1,6mm. Very high wear.
6 - tyre reviewed on October 7, 2016   
Given 57% (breakdown) while driving a Renault Clio 4 Hatchback 1.5 dci 90hp EDC (205/55 R16 V) on mostly motorways for 1,200 average miles
the guys using size 205/55/16 with this model who are happy are either on drugs or have never actually used quality tyres in there life period! please read on carefully.

to begin I'am a Mechanical Engineer and a car fanatic so be sure that you wont find many that will go into as much detail as I have.

another thing I want to point out is that I work for a company whom has been using the same leasing company of which we get our cars replaced yearly after doing about 60k kms driving.

since 2012 I have receieved 4 units of the same identical car which is the Clio 4 1.5 dci 90hp since then I have used the OEM tyre, sold it brand new to replace with others, worn a few and got replacements etc and my findings are:

1) Continental ECO 5 (The OEM tyre) definatley the longest lasting (80k kms), the best feedback, by far the best traction, loud by not unbearable, stiff so not the comfiest.

2) Nokian Line, lasted 40k kms, about dead center in terms of comfort within this list, traction cant find any reason to complain, noise again dead center.

3) Michelin Primacy 3 almost identical performance in every term with the Nokian Line except for that its a little more softer and quieter but just slightly.

4) Falken ziex 914, very quiet at the beginning gets louder as used, lifespan is about 40km kms, traction not bad but certainly not as reviewed and stated on this site at all, rather stiff when compaired with the rest except its better than the contis.

5) Goodyear EGP , after ready countless statements that its smooth,comfy and grip is above average I went and bought a set as the wife is due for a baby in 2 weeks and I want them to be comfy in the car.

oh dear god what a surpize this set was for me, guys this tyre is not at all that comfy when compaired to primacy 3 and nokians I can assure you they outperform in the comfort zone.

these tyres traction wise are the worst in comparison to any of the above mentioned tyres and by far distant to the conti's.

the noise level again is nowhere near the labeled 68db's , the 69db michelins are a tick quieter so arre the falkens which were also tagged 69db and the nokians are identical at 70db so I assure you this is most likely a game from the manufacturer.

wear, well I have only used for 2000kms so far and it is very clear from this sites reviews that this tyre has wear issues so to be honest I had bought them knowing there downsides in return for a smoother and quieter ride which I can now only dream of. will not ever come close to a goodyear dealer again.

if you want lifespan and traction go for conti's, if butter smooth ride michelins end of story!

please note that I do about 60k kms anually and %85 of this is on a autobahn/highway/motorway whatever you call it at 128km/h (80mph), yes I do from time to time drive faster in a sprited manner too :)

0 - tyre reviewed on September 29, 2016   
Given 57% (breakdown) while driving a Ford S Max (225/50 R17 W) on mostly town for 7,000 average miles
7k miles completed. THese are the heavy load version Excessive wear on the fronts. Minimal wear on the rears. Front outer edges completely worn. Tracking and balancing are not the cause. Looosing approx. 6 psi from the fronts during the course of a month.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 24, 2016   
Given 87% (breakdown) while driving a Toyota Corolla (205/55 R16 V) on mostly motorways for 15,000 average miles
Very good in dry and wet conditions. The only thing i have to mention is that the side wall of the tyre is so soft and in continuing open turns you dont have the right feedback. You feel that the car is starting to slide and you try all the time to correct it. You dont feel so sure if you try to turn with a few km more. Safe tyre but with no confidence. I didnt see any "performance" even from the first km.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 19, 2016   

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