Goodyear EfficientGrip

Dry Grip 76%
Wet Grip 65%
Road Feedback 60%
Handling 56%
Wear 69%
Comfort 71%
Buy again 51%

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

This tyre replaced the Goodyear Excellence

This tyre has been replaced by the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance

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Tyre review data from 104 tyre reviews averaging 64% over 1,162,211 miles driven.

Tyre Test Highlights

2012 Auto Express Summer Tyre Test - 1st of 8 tyres

  • Overall - Goodyear win the test thanks to their usual strong wet performance. Miles ahead of its nearest rivals in the curved aquaplaning tests and winning the straight line test, even with the score weighting adjusted to negate any unfair advantage the Goodyear still wins. Getting within 1.5% of the best in the dry, the Goodyears only drawback is a mid pack rolling resistance

2010 AMS Premium Brand Tyre Test - 2nd of 10 tyres

2011 Finnish ECO Touring Tyre Test - 4th of 15 tyres

  • Positive - Excellent aquaplaning resistance, best rolling resistance
  • Negative - None mentioned
  • Overall - The Goodyear EfficientGrip wins the rolling resistance test and finishes a strong 4th. Its quiet comfortable nature means it's not the sharpest handling tyre in the group but a good all rounder
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
185/60 R14 82H   E C 69 6.86kgs
185/65 R14 86H   C C 69 7.26kgs
195/50 R15 82V   E B 68  
185/55 R15 82H   C C 68  
185/55 R15 82H   B E 67 6.57kgs
185/55 R15 82H   B C 66 6.62kgs
195/55 R15 85H Segment 1 E C 67  
195/55 R15 85V   C C 69  
195/55 R15 85H   C C 69  
195/55 R15 85V   E B 67 7.58kgs
185/60 R15 88H XL   C C 69  
195/60 R15 88V   C B 69  
195/60 R15 88H   C C 69 7.63kgs
205/60 R15 91V   C C 69  
205/60 R15 95H XL Segment 1 C B 69  
205/60 R15 91H Segment 1 C C 69  
185/65 R15 88H Segment 1 C B 69  
195/65 R15 91H   C C 69 7.97kgs
195/65 R15 95H XL   B C 71 9.12kgs
195/65 R15 91H   C B 70 9.13kgs
195/65 R15 91H Segment 1 C B 68  
195/65 R15 91H   C B 68  
195/65 R15 91V   C C 69  
205/65 R15 94H Segment 1 C C 69  
205/65 R15 94V Segment 1 C B 69  
195/45 R16 84V XL   C C 66 7.13kgs
195/45 R16 84V XL   B C 66  
205/45 R16 83W   E B 69  
205/50 R16 87W   C B 69  
195/55 R16 87V Segment 1 C B 69  
195/55 R16 87H Segment 1 C B 69  
205/55 R16 91V   C B 69  
205/55 R16 91W   C B 66 11.17kgs
205/55 R16 91H   B E 67  
205/55 R16 91V   A C 67 7.95kgs
205/55 R16 94V XL   C C 68  
205/55 R16 91V   C C 68  
205/55 R16 91W   C C 69  
205/55 R16 91W AO C B 66  
205/55 R16 91H   C B 70  
205/55 R16 91H   C C 68 8.35kgs
205/55 R16 91H Segment 1 B C 68  
205/55 R16 91V   C B 68 10.74kgs
215/55 R16 93V   C B 67 9.66kgs
215/55 R16 97H XL   C C 70  
215/55 R16 93W   C B 70  
215/55 R16 93H   C B 67 9.60kgs
215/55 R16 93V   C B 70  
225/55 R16 95W   C C 69  
225/55 R16 99Y XL   B B 70  
195/60 R16 89H   C B 69 8.35kgs
205/60 R16 92H   E B 68 9.21kgs
205/60 R16 92V   C C 69  
205/60 R16 92H Segment 1 C B 69  
205/60 R16 96H XL   B B 68 9.87kgs
205/60 R16 96W XL   B B 69  
205/60 R16 92W   C B 67 12.23kgs
205/60 R16 92W   C C 67 8.46kgs
215/60 R16 95H   B B 71 9.89kgs
215/60 R16 95W Segment 2 C B 69  
225/60 R16 102V XL   B B 70  
225/60 R16 98W Segment 2 B C 70  
225/60 R16 102H XL   C B 69 11.50kgs
205/40 R17 84W XL Segment 2 E B 70  
215/40 R17 87W XL          
215/40 R17 87V XL   E B 71 9.35kgs
215/40 R17 87W XL   E C 72 9.09kgs
255/40 R17 94Y Segment 2 C C 70  
205/45 R17 88W XL   C C 70 8.23kgs
225/45 R17 91V   E B 68 10.09kgs
225/45 R17 94V XL   C B 70  
225/45 R17 94Y XL   C B 70  
225/45 R17 91W          
235/45 R17 94W   C B 70 9.64kgs
235/45 R17 97W XL   C C 70  
245/45 R17 95Y   C C 70  
245/45 R17 95W   E B 69 11.44kgs
245/45 R17 99Y XL   C B 69 11.44kgs
205/50 R17 93W XL Segment 2 C C 69  
205/50 R17 89V   B A 66 8.69kgs
205/50 R17 89W   C A 66 10.83kgs
205/50 R17 89Y   C A 66 10.83kgs
205/50 R17 93H XL   C B 72 9.10kgs
215/50 R17 91V   C C 71  
215/50 R17 95W XL   C C 68 10.25kgs
215/50 R17 91V   E B 70 9.51kgs
225/50 R17 98W XL   C C 70  
235/50 R17 96W   C B 68 11.68kgs
215/55 R17 94V Segment 1 C B 70  
215/55 R17 98W XL Segment 2 C C 70  
215/55 R17 94W   C B 68 10.36kgs
225/55 R17 97Y   E C 67 10.94kgs
225/55 R17 101H XL   C C 71 11.64kgs
225/55 R17 101W XL   B B 70  
235/55 R17 99Y   C C 67 11.25kgs
215/60 R17 96H Segment 1 C B 69  
235/60 R17 102V   C C 68 12.33kgs
235/60 R17 102Y AO C C 68  
255/35 R18 94Y XL          
225/40 R18 92W XL Segment 2 C B 70  
235/40 R18 95Y XL   C C 71  
245/40 R18 97Y XL   C B 71  
255/40 R18 95V   E C 69 13.63kgs
255/40 R18 95W   E B 69 13.63kgs
255/40 R18 95Y   E C 69 13.63kgs
225/45 R18 91V   E B 69 12.18kgs
225/45 R18 91W   E B 69 12.18kgs
225/45 R18 91Y   E B 69 12.18kgs
245/45 R18 96Y   C B 67 14.36kgs
245/45 R18 100Y XL   C B 68 11.13kgs
245/45 R18 100Y XL          
255/45 R18 99Y   E C 69 11.70kgs
245/50 R18 100W   B B 68 14.96kgs
235/55 R18 100Y   E C 67 12.70kgs
235/55 R18 104Y XL   C C 68 12.60kgs
255/40 R19 100Y XL   C C 69 14.18kgs
275/40 R19 101Y   C B 70 15.69kgs
275/40 R19 101Y   C B 70  
235/45 R19 95V   C A 67 12.70kgs
245/45 R19 102Y XL   C A 69 14.37kgs
245/45 R19 102Y XL   C A 69 14.31kgs
255/50 R19 103Y   E B 71 17.89kgs
285/40 R20 104Y   E B 70 17.75kgs
255/45 R20 101Y   E B 70 15.98kgs

Questions and Answers for the Goodyear EfficientGrip

2016-04-28 - Are Goodyear efficient grip tires unidirectional?

The Goodyear Efficient Grip is an asymmetric which means it can rotate in any direction. The tyre is marked with an "outside" and "inside" to show the tyre fitters how the tyre should be mounted on the wheel.

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Size Price Range  
205/55 R16 £52.65 - £91.87 (44 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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225/45 R17 £72.38 - £92.96 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Goodyear EfficientGrip Review

Given 64% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Fiesta mk7 (195/45 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 32,000 average miles
I fitted these tyres to my Ford Fiesta 1.4TDCi Titanium 3 years ago. My original reasoning for choosing these tyres was for their ability to increase your fuel economy, and claims over how quiet they were (66dB on this wheel size). The car's OEM tyres were Continental Sport Contact 2s which, to me, seemed like an odd choice given the 67bhp 1.4 diesel engine which is aimed at fuel economy, and has a ‘leisurely’ (putting it diplomatically) 0-60mph time of 15 seconds!

The Good:
From the moment these tyres were fitted, I saw an instant increase in fuel economy. I noted a 5mpg gain on the first full tank of fuel. The car has continued to provide excellent fuel economy on these tyres over the past 3 years, easily averaging 65mpg, with 70+mpg on occasions in the summer months – I never got close to this on the Sport Contacts.

Wear has also been fantastic. The tyres have now completed 32,000 miles (rotated at approx. 22,000), and there is still around 5mm tread on the front tyres, and 4mm on the rear. 40-45k miles is looking realistic.

Grip levels are completely fine with the car handling roundabouts in the wet at speed, and no major loss in feel when driving sensibly - although I am starting to notice a slight decrease in grip in wet conditions now.

The Bad:
When first fitted, they were relatively quiet, although not as quiet as I expected, but still acceptable. As they passed 20,000miles however, they started to get noisier and noisier. On rougher roads, there is now a lot of road roar/rumble. I noted some reviewers below state that they experienced a noise like a wheel bearing wearing out on these tyres, and I have also found this too, especially from the rear of the car – almost like a humming sound at around 60mph.

The noise levels are becoming so bad, it is making me consider replacing them early. Comfort levels are therefore not fantastic in the long term.

Grip levels in snow are very low, even by summer tyre standards, and they are defeated by even the gentlest of slopes, but I get the feeling this is generally the case for all low rolling resistance tyres.

These tyres have worked really well on the Fiesta, with fuel economy and wear being fantastic – a definite 10 out of 10 on those front. Comfort though does deteriorate badly as the tyre wears. Also bear in mind this Fiesta engine develops a lowly 67bhp. The Efficient Grips are definitely at their best on ‘normal’ family cars with engine power approx.
49 - tyre reviewed on September 27, 2016   

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Given 61% (breakdown) while driving a Mercedes Benz B180Cdi (205/55 R17) on mostly motorways for 0 average miles
Have a problem with directional stability on wet route.
8 - tyre reviewed on May 10, 2017   
Given 44% (breakdown) while driving a Renault Clio II 1.2 16v (185/55 R15 H) on mostly town for 3,000 easy going miles
Worst tyres I ever had. The first time I had to make a full stop in a rainy day almost collided with the front car. HUGE braking distance!
Compared to the last ones (Continental Premium Contact 2) these are terrible...
Very dangerous to use the brakes on top of road crossings with these tyres!!!
3 - tyre reviewed on May 4, 2017   
Given 93% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Mondeo estate (215/55 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
Firstly, some background. This isn't part of the review, but will provide some context. I don't use a single set of tyres. Instead I have summer tyres (the Goodyear EfficientGrip I'm reviewing) on the original alloys that came with the vehicle and winter tyres (Nangkang SV2) on a set of steels. It makes changing them a doddle (sub 1hr) and therefore makes sure that I do swap them over twice a year.

Due to my rotation of winter/summer, it also means I can rotate front/back tyres on both sets and get almost perfect even wear across all the tyres. I've found this is the best way with tyres as it means I'm always getting the best performance from the tread and I can replace an entire set of 4, not pairs and swap with the rears like I used to.

Another advantage is I can inspect each tyre very closely for uneaven wear, bulges, separation etc and make sure that when I drive the car, the stuff that keeps me alive is still at top performance. Now for the review...

Its very hard to give the exact mileage since I've swapped them for winters approximately twice a year (usually October/November and March/April). One thing I can say is I've had the tyres for a VERY long time. I can't actually remember when I last got the summers replace. I'm very impressed, therefore, with the wear overall - bearing in mind I regularly swap front/rear.

The performance of these tyres is very surprising - as is the car to be honest. Its a very boring standard Ford Mondeo Estate (diesel) but the handling of such a normal estate really surprises me sometimes if you push it! Especially with these tyres. Its literally like driving a train. My driving is mixed/modest most of the time (I have a family) but occasionally I travel to Wales and Yorkshire with lots of twisty windy roads and you really can feel the performance of the tyres. I've only started to notice a slight drop in performance down to the last 2-4mm - but that is because the centre treads really have lost most of their grip now - time to replace!

On the motorway, they are quiet as a mouse. I can't really comment on fuel economy as I only have the winters to compare to and it is to be expected there will be a significant difference between the two.

In the rain, I guess they could be a tad better if you push them but then again my driving style changes in the rain and I don't really push it. I've never had any issues with roundabouts, aquaplaning or emergency stops in the wet (defensive driving) - so can't ask for much more. If you try and push them in the wet then yes you will feel them losing grip. This is a positive comment - as you need a tyre to tell you when its losing grip so you can correct before its too late. So good for normal driving, but dont expect them to be like glue in the wet.

I'm so pleased with the tyres overall, I'll be replacing them with the same ones again. Even after some considerable research into what might have come on the market since.

This time I'm going for the EfficientGrip Performance as there is a slight improvement on economy and they are reinforced (estate car and uk potholes, enough said). With the label ratings of A A and under 70db, plus XL, and very high reviews on here and other vendors, its a no brainer for me.

0 - tyre reviewed on May 1, 2017   
Given 70% (breakdown) while driving a MINI MINI COUNTRYMAN S ALL4 (225/45 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 30,000 average miles
Runflat version fitted to Mini Countryman - OK tyres, no pretensions of being a full sports tyres and as a general daily driver tyre they did the job just fine. Comfort their worst feature, but thats as much about the MINI suspension, ridiculously heavy alloy wheels and the runflat version of the tyre. Didn't do anything particularly well, but no real bad points - Used winter wheels so no experience of how these performance in frost, ice and snow. Typically lasted 18k miles.
0 - tyre reviewed on April 28, 2017   

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