Goodyear Excellence

Dry Grip 79%
Wet Grip 71%
Road Feedback 72%
Progressiveness 71%
Wear 72%
Comfort 75%
Buy again 62%
Goodyear Excellence

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

This tyre has been replaced by the Goodyear EfficientGrip

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Tyre review data from 107 tyre reviews averaging 72% over 2,399,556 miles driven.

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Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
195/50 R15 82H   F C 67  
185/65 R15 88V   E C 67  
195/65 R15 91H Segment 1 C B 66  
195/65 R15 91H   E C 68 9.23kgs
195/65 R15 91H   E C 68 9.23kgs
195/65 R15 91V Segment 1 E C 69  
195/65 R15 91V N0 E C 68  
195/65 R15 91H   C C 68 8.35kgs
195/65 R15 91H Segment 1 C B 66  
215/45 R16 86H Segment 1 C C 68  
215/45 R16 86H   E C 67  
195/55 R16 87V   E B 67 11.10kgs
195/55 R16 87H   E B 67 11.10kgs
195/55 R16 87V Segment 1 C C 68  
195/55 R16 87H   C C 68  
195/55 R16 87H   E B 68 8.47kgs
205/55 R16 94V XL VW C C 68  
205/55 R16 91H VW ULRR C E 68  
205/55 R16 91H          
205/55 R16 91V          
205/55 R16 91W Segment 2 F B 68  
205/55 R16 91V Segment 1 F B 68  
215/55 R16 93V   E C 68  
215/55 R16 97W XL   E C 68  
215/55 R16 93H   E C 68  
215/55 R16 93W   C C 68  
215/60 R16 95V   C C 69 9.72kgs
215/60 R16 99V XL   E C 68  
215/60 R16 95H   F C 69 10.68kgs
215/60 R16 99H XL   E C 68  
215/60 R16 99W XL FO E C 68  
215/40 R17 83W          
215/40 R17 87V XL          
245/40 R17 91Y   F B 67 12.51kgs
245/40 R17 91W Segment 2 F B 67  
205/45 R17 88W XL   E B 71  
215/45 R17 87V   F C 69 10.09kgs
225/45 R17 91Y   E C 68 11.04kgs
225/45 R17 91W   E C 68 11.04kgs
225/45 R17 94W XL   E B 70 10.51kgs
235/45 R17 94Y          
235/45 R17 97W XL          
225/50 R17 98W XL Segment 2 E C 68  
225/50 R17 98W XL   F B 70  
225/50 R17 94W   F C 69  
225/50 R17 98W XL   E C 70 13.50kgs
205/55 R17 95V XL   E C 68  
215/55 R17 98V XL   C B 69 11.54kgs
215/55 R17 94W   C C 69 10.20kgs
225/55 R17 97Y   E C 69 10.98kgs
225/55 R17 97W   E C 69 10.98kgs
225/55 R17 97Y   E B 70 14.27kgs
235/55 R17 99W   E C 69  
235/55 R17 99H   E C 69  
235/55 R17 99V Segment 2 E B 68  
245/55 R17 102W   E B 71 16.79kgs
245/55 R17 102V   E B 71 16.96kgs
235/65 R17 104W   E B 70 13.97kgs
225/40 R18 92W XL   E B 69 9.41kgs
245/45 R18 96Y          
245/45 R18 96Y   F B 68  
255/45 R18 99Y MO E C 69  
275/45 R18 103Y Segment 2 E C 71  
235/50 R18 97V Segment 1 E C 69  
235/60 R18 103W   E C 69 13.64kgs
235/60 R18 107W XL   C C 69 13.67kgs
275/35 R19 96Y   E C 71 15.28kgs
245/40 R19 94Y   E C 70 13.30kgs
245/40 R19 98Y XL   E B 69 13.48kgs
275/40 R19 101Y   E C 70 16.61kgs
245/45 R19 98Y   E C 70 14.84kgs
255/45 R19 104Y XL   E C 69 15.89kgs
255/45 R19 104Y XL   E C 69  
285/45 R19 111W XL          
255/50 R19 107V XL          
255/50 R19 107W XL * E C 69  
235/55 R19 101W   C C 69 13.85kgs
275/35 R20 102Y XL   E C 70 15.79kgs
245/40 R20 99Y XL   E C 69 14.09kgs
245/40 R20 99Y XL   E C 69 15.08kgs
275/40 R20 106Y XL   C C 70 15.88kgs
255/45 R20 101W   E B 70 14.13kgs
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Size Price Range  
205/55 R16 £57.44 - £69.09 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/55 R16 £88.24 - £131.50 (11 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/40 R18 £83.01 - £121.00 (9 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £73.49 - £108.80 (20 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/45 R17 £100.94 - £100.94 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Goodyear Excellence Reviews

BMW 730d (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 52,000 average miles
Have this on BMW 730d from April 2009 (I know somebody will classify me as mad). Run for app. 52000 miles, 95% on highways. App. speed 150 km/h (app 94 mph). We use this car rarely, but tires still with no breaks on sides like described in some reviews. Changed them for same new set bought through internet site. Will see how will they perform and last.
0 | - tyre reviewed on May 8, 2016   
Given 84% (breakdown) while driving a Kia Motors (215/50 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 5,000 average miles
I have got Excellence's in 215's on mine. They are far better comfort than the AU5's & AE50's that I took off. Low road noise on rough road, but very quiet on smooth road and they grip quite well too. They looks to be wearing well over the past 8000 km. Value for money product.
2 | - tyre reviewed on April 16, 2016   
Given 84% (breakdown) while driving a Mazda 6 2.0 D (195/65 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 20,000 spirited miles
I get this tyre with car. It's very comfortable and proves good filling of contol in any conditions
0 | - tyre reviewed on March 24, 2016   
Given 49% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda Yeti 4 x 4 (215/60 R16) on a combination of roads for 19,000 average miles
Standard from factory (Skoda Yeti 1.8 4X4).
Mostly driven on city roads and highways.
After 30K kms (19K miles) need to be changed (too early for a 4X4)
7/10 on dry roads (but 9/10 on dry braking - the only good performance from them).
4/10 on wet - maybe less(and NOT good wet breaking).
7/10 comfort and 5/10 to all the other performances.
There is almost nothing excellent on them (only dry breaking).
Their name should be changed from Excellence to Mediocre!!!
0 | - tyre reviewed on December 10, 2015   
Given 86% (breakdown) while driving a Audi Q5 (225/45 R20) on a combination of roads for 0 easy going miles
Good reliable tyre. Changed for new ones at 41K miles (2years). The longest distance a set of tyres has after lasted in over 30 years of driving!
0 | - tyre reviewed on November 23, 2015   
Given 83% (breakdown) while driving a Skoda (205/55 R16 V) on mostly motorways for 20,000 average miles
Very quiet and confort tyre. After 20.000km started to fall apart, at 25.000km it became useless. I traded for Michelin Primacy 3 which is much harder but better road feedback
0 | - tyre reviewed on May 21, 2015   
Given 80% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 520d (225/55 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 20,000 spirited miles
I just got 33,000 kms from these GY excellence 225/55/17 97 V runflats on my BMW520 F11 touring.
The rim protection is unreal - my rims are perfect.
I drive to West of Ireland regularly on windy, wet, hail, sun on tortuous roads. I drove through snow/slush at 29,000kms, not a bother at reasonable speeds 80-100km/h up to a half inch of slush in straight, 60-80km/h in bends.
At 32,000kms I started to notice twitching on motorway heavy rain (not a full downpour). I am down to 2mm in centre of rear wheels. Front are down to 4mm, but because tracking is off I have uneven wear and have to replace front aswell, otherwise I would get several thousand more kms out of the front.
It still grips fine in 'wet' and does not aquaplane. I have only managed to 'plane twice with the car.
I drive faster than most other road users. The handling is still good.

My only complaint is noise.

This is my first year with a BMW, so I only have limited comparison. I have got +/- the same mileage out of these as I used to get on my Volvo T5 that ran GY eagle F1s 205/50/16. I used to swap front to back on the T5.

I will switch to non RFTs and will review them in a year.

...I am very technical...This is objective.
0 | - tyre reviewed on March 31, 2015   
Given 74% (breakdown) while driving a Volvo C30 R Design Sport (225/45 R18) on a combination of roads for 31,000 average miles
These were put on by mistake by the tyre fitter...I wanted goodyear efficient grip performance but got these excellence...

At first annoyed..but..i got over it. These are comfy, good in wet and dry conditions. My fronts have so far lasted 31k miles, mixed driving.
I can now feel that they need replacing (3mm left) as the wet and dry grip is noticeably worse. And will this time try my original choice of the effecientgrip performance.

By no means a sporty tyre, but they last longer. I've had falkens, pirellis, hankooks but currently value more miles than high speed corner grip.
0 | - tyre reviewed on March 9, 2015   
Given 67% (breakdown) while driving a Toyota Corolla (195/60 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 30,000 average miles
It is a good tyre but a little bit noisy. I experienced a really bad situation at a wet highway some months ago. I was not so fast and at a (mild)curve I suddenly lost the control of my car.
0 | - tyre reviewed on February 16, 2015   
Given 100% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Golf GT TDI 140 (205/55 R16 V) on mostly town for 23,000 easy going miles
These have lasted 23k mainly town driving and have been excellent, very comfortable, smooth, quiet tyres. Dry and wet grip excellent and they were fitted for £55 each 2 years ago.
0 | - tyre reviewed on October 7, 2014