Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance

Dry Grip 89%
Wet Grip 88%
Road Feedback 79%
Progressiveness 79%
Wear 72%
Comfort 87%
Buy again 75%

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

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Tyre review data from 116 tyre reviews averaging 81% over 1,005,667 miles driven.


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  
195/65 R15 £38.49 - £52.12 (18 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/50 R17 £79.54 - £101.00 (25 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £48.99 - £92.46 (44 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £66.18 - £82.80 (16 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance Reviews

Given 86% (breakdown) while driving a Mercedes Benz C200k w203 (195/65 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 10,000 easy going miles
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0 | - tyre reviewed on June 21, 2016   
Honda 1.8 iVTEC Es (205/50 R16 V) on for 0 miles
Fuel efficient, less noisy but grip is not very good. Replaced after 21K miles.
-3 | - tyre reviewed on May 16, 2016   
Given 86% (breakdown) while driving a Volvo V60 D3 (235/40 R18 W) on mostly motorways for 20,000 average miles
My car was delivered to me with Conty 5 and those were great for spirited driving but way too stiff on b-roads, junctions, steps in the city etc. Moreover, not impressive on wet. I live in Switzerland and bulk of the mileage is a weekly commute of 400+ km motorway journey weekly, plus some transfers toward the seaside and mountain trips.
GY Efficient Grip has been a sensible solution to improve comfort with no compromise for normal use. I tried both on autobahn and indeed the Conty are better when speeding. Nonetheless, found that superior there only and pretty happy of the change: comfort, wear, noise. mpg all improved in this order.
3 | - tyre reviewed on May 16, 2016   
Given 82% (breakdown) while driving a SEAT Leon Cupra R 225 (225/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 0 spirited miles
Decided to give these a try after having various other brands. so far very impressed as I drive up hill and down dale to work on varying roads and surfaces. The tyres haven't broke traction under enthusiastic driving or screamed like a bag of stabbed pigs. Feel and feedback are good and the road noise doesn't feel like im going to work in a tumble dryer full of house bricks. After having had Maxxis which fell apart and split in 4000 miles no customer service response ! Then a set of AVON zz5 excellent in dry not so clever in wet got 15 000m out of them on front . Lets see what these Goodyears have to offer and how long they last;as Arnie said "al be back!"
2 | - tyre reviewed on April 15, 2016   
Given 74% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Golf tdi (225/45 R17 W) on mostly motorways for 30 spirited miles
I have these tyres on my Golf TDI GT, I had a set before they lasted about 15,000 miles that's motorway driving
0 | - tyre reviewed on April 11, 2016   
Given 77% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Mondeo Mk3 1.8 (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 5,000 spirited miles
When I bought the car it had major handling issues, such as strongly pulling to the left, Loss of grip and squealing in corners, and nasty wheelspin when pulling away in the wet, even when being careful with the throttle.

Despite the fact the existing tyres were not heavily worn (Marshal), I decided to replace them with something of known high quality, and found these Goodyears.

The main reason I bought them was to try and make pulling away in the wet safer; because sitting at junctions wheelspinning was getting me into trouble, but they did a lot more than that. I'm still amazed by the difference. Handling was vastly improved, the pull to the left went, and now I can take a corner hard without sliding or squealing.

Wet grip is especially impressive. It makes surprisingly little difference to them whether it is wet or not. They are very sure footed and you can rely on there being grip when you need it most. They are also very quiet on decent roads, but do roar a bit on the worn rubbish that makes up most of our local roads.

They are not perfect though. I reckon they need a few extra PSI than most other tyres would. This is because of how soft they are, the extra pressure helps them cope with weight transfer. Fuel economy is much the same, maybe slightly worse. It's good but don't expect these tyres to pay for themselves in fuel savings. They won't come close to that.

There's also a big question mark over wear. They seem to me to be the kind of tyres that would wear quickly, but more time will tell. In any case they're more than worth the high cost foar the safety.

Next time I might consider something with a stiffer sidewall but I certainly won't be buying cheap rubbish!
2 | - tyre reviewed on April 7, 2016   
Given 80% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Suberb MkII (205/55 R16 V) on mostly motorways for 38,000 easy going miles
Very pleased with these. I am a gentle driver and do lots of motorway miles and these tyres will last me 40-45k miles having done 38k so far. I like that they are quiet and provide good grip wet or dry. Will buy again.
3 | - tyre reviewed on March 30, 2016   
Volvo S40 T4 (205/50 R17 W) on mostly motorways for 2,500 average miles
Very safe tyre good all rounder would recommend to all at the end of the day a tyre is as good as the driver we all have.a limit
0 | - tyre reviewed on March 28, 2016   
Given 89% (breakdown) while driving a Volvo S40 T4 (205/50 R17 W) on mostly country roads for 2,500 average miles
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-1 | - tyre reviewed on March 28, 2016   
Given 70% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen fox (185/60 R14 H) on a combination of roads for 12,000 spirited miles
Great tyre for breaking a fuel economy-BUT will only last around 12,000 on front or 18,000 on back, which is poor considering i only drive a 1.2 VW Fox. I do drive harshly 50% of the time, but when you average 20-25K a year, you want something that will last 12 months rather than 6-8. In comaprison to my old AVON ZT5, I would say they are a slightly better tyre all round, but will last around half the distance if you drive aggressively.
0 | - tyre reviewed on March 18, 2016