Goodyear UltraGrip 8

Dry Grip 87%
Wet Grip 93%
Road Feedback 86%
Handling 82%
Wear 87%
Comfort 87%
Buy again 94%

The Goodyear UltraGrip 8 is a Premium Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Goodyear UltraGrip 7 Plus

This tyre has been replaced by the Goodyear UltraGrip 9

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Tyre review data from 53 tyre reviews averaging 88% over 313,243 miles driven.

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Tyre Test Highlights

2011 Auto Zeitung Winter Tyre Test - 1st of 14 tyres

  • Overall - The new Goodyear Ultragrip 8 is convincing in every respect, and confidently wins the test.

2011 AMS Winter Tyre Test - 1st of 14 tyres

  • Positive - Very good handling, good traction and short braking distances on snow, good wet performances, good comfort.
  • Negative - Stopping distance in dry conditions are not optimal

2011 ACE Winter Tyre Test - 1st of 8 tyres

  • Overall - Top scores in the snow, best dry braking and a good subjective feel means the Goodyear Ultra Grip 8 wins overall.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
155/70 R13 75T   F C 67 5.97kgs
165/70 R13 79T Segment 1 E E 67  
165/70 R13 79T   E C 67 6.04kgs
175/70 R13 82T Segment 1 E E 68  
175/70 R13 82T   C E 67 6.39kgs
185/60 R14 82T Segment 1 E E 68  
185/60 R14 82T Segment 1 E E 67  
155/65 R14 75T Segment 1 G C 66  
165/65 R14 79T   E C 69 6.17kgs
165/65 R14 79T Segment 1 E C 68  
175/65 R14 82T Segment 1 F C 68  
175/65 R14 82T Segment 1 C C 67  
175/65 R14 86T XL Segment 1 F C 68  
175/65 R14 90T Segment 1 E C 69  
175/65 R14 86T XL   F E 68  
185/65 R14 86T Segment 1 C E 68  
185/65 R14 86T Segment 1 E E 69  
165/70 R14 85T XL Segment 1 E E 67  
165/70 R14 81T Segment 1 E E 68  
165/70 R14 89R Segment 1 E C 70  
165/70 R14 81T Segment 1 E E 68  
175/70 R14 88T XL Segment 1 E E 68  
175/70 R14 84T Segment 1 E E 68  
185/70 R14 88T   E E 69 7.79kgs
185/55 R15 82T Segment 1 F C 69  
185/55 R15 82T Segment 1 E C 67  
175/60 R15 81T Segment 1 C C 67  
175/60 R15 81T   E C 68  
185/60 R15 84T Segment 1 E E 68  
185/60 R15 88T XL Segment 1 C E 68  
185/60 R15 84T Segment 1 C E 68  
185/60 R15 88T XL Segment 1 E E 69  
195/60 R15 88T Segment 1 E C 69  
195/60 R15 88H   E E 69 7.69kgs
195/60 R15 88T   E E 69  
205/60 R15 91T   E E 69  
205/60 R15 91T Segment 1 E C 69  
205/60 R15 91H Segment 2 E C 69  
205/60 R15 91H   E E 69  
165/65 R15 81T Segment 1 C C 69  
165/65 R15 81T Segment 1 E C 68  
175/65 R15 88T XL Segment 1 C C 71  
175/65 R15 88T XL   E C 68  
185/65 R15 88T   E E 68 7.24kgs
185/65 R15 88T Segment 1 E E 69  
195/65 R15 91T   C C 70  
195/65 R15 95T XL   E E 68 8.32kgs
195/65 R15 91T Segment 1 E E 69  
195/65 R15 91H Segment 2 E E 69  
195/65 R15 91H Segment 2 C C 70  
205/65 R15 94H   E E 69  
205/65 R15 94T Segment 1 E C 69  
205/65 R15 94T   E E 69  
205/65 R15 94H Segment 2 E C 69  
185/55 R16 87T XL Segment 1 F E 69  
195/55 R16 87H Segment 2 E E 70  
195/55 R16 87H Segment 2 E E 69  
195/55 R16 87T Segment 1 E E 69  
195/55 R16 87H   E E 69 8.36kgs
195/55 R16 87H   E E 70 10.20kgs
205/55 R16 94H XL Segment 2 E E 69  
205/55 R16 91T Segment 1 F C 69  
205/55 R16 91H Segment 2 E C 69  
205/55 R16 94H XL Segment 2 E C 70  
195/60 R16 89H   F E 69  
195/60 R16 99T Segment 1 C C 70  
195/60 R16 89H Segment 2 F C 69  
205/60 R16 96H XL   E C 69 9.60kgs
205/60 R16 92H   F E 69  
205/60 R16 92H Segment 2 F C 69  
215/65 R16 98H Segment 2 E E 71  
215/65 R16 98T Segment 1 E E 70  
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Top Goodyear UltraGrip 8 Review

Given 73% (breakdown) while driving a Toyota Corolla (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 16,000 average miles
Surprisingly very noisy on wet. In dry noise level is as a summer tyre. I had no problems on wet/dry snow. Tyres behave as expected, nothing more or less. Braking distances are acceptable. Fuel economy is perfect.
6 - tyre reviewed on October 28, 2015   

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Given 84% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 8v (185/65 R15 T) on mostly country roads for 30,000 easy going miles
So I bought my first set of Winter Tyres back in November 2012 when I was taking my UK registered Fiat Grande Punto out to the French Alps to work a ski season. I wanted to buy a 'premium' set of Winter Tyres as I was going to be driving in true alpine conditions.
In my first winter 2012/13 the French Alps got soooo much snow. These Tyres performed exceptionally in heavy snow conditions. My car is a small car with a small light petrol engine so a decent car to drive in the Alps but these Tyres gave it unbelievable grip during a very harsh winter. I was living in a village up a twisty steep road at an altitude of 1250m and I did not need to fit my snow chains once during that winter, In deep snow they were epic.
I don't know the exact mileage that I have covered on them as I also have a set of summer tyres on alloy wheels and these winter tyres on a spare set of steel rims that I swop out in the Summer/Winter and have not noted the exact mileage done on each set.
I have run them now for 4 x winters out in the Alps and the levels of grip are diminishing as they age and the tread wear expires.
I've been mega happy with them, I drive quite sensibly so have preserved the tyres well and only really used them for driving in the village I lived in with the occasional trip on the Motorway to Geneva airport to collect friends.
It is now evident that the exceptional level of grip first offered when new is now not the same. (Hardly surprising as it was beyond belief how much grip they gave when new).
I could probably squeeze 1 x last winter out of them as they still do have a decent tread but they are 5 x years old so will probably invest in a new pair for next winter.
0 - tyre reviewed on May 4, 2017   
Dacia Logan (185/65 R15) on mostly country roads for 43 average miles
Great tyre with great overall experience. I was really impressed by wear and how progressive the ture was at the limit.
0 - tyre reviewed on April 4, 2016   
Given 97% (breakdown) while driving a BMW 530d F10 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
I had Dunlop winter sport 3D's on the older car 520D E60 model but decided to give these Goodyears a try on the newer car.
In a word these are "fantastic" tyres in terms of grip, wet or dry, refinement, and road noise suspression which is so low to be a non issue.
Had Bridgestone run flat summer tyres on the car, these were so noisy I changed the fronts to Dunlop Sport Max GT's, slight improvement, but not great.
Steering was heavyish, and the car seemed reluctant to turn into a bend.
For winter tyres and non run flats, the Goodyears are a revelation.
If you really want to experience how refined these new fives are, fit a set of these. In comparison the noise, vibration, and harshness, of the run flats totally destroy the refinement of these cars.
To drive it now is an absolute pleasure, quite, smooth, and relaxed.
Great handling, much better steering response, the nose now tucks into a corner, and you don't have to resist the stronger self centering action the other tyres caused.
Mine are the 225-55-17 101v extra load versions and they are sooooo good the run flats will never go back on the car again.
If you have a f10 beemer do yourself and your car a favour and buy a set of these, you will be amazed.
Not had any snow yet, so can't comment on this, but I suspect I won't be disapointed.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 19, 2015   

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