Goodyear UltraGrip 8

Dry Grip 88%
Wet Grip 92%
Road Feedback 87%
Progressiveness 82%
Wear 87%
Comfort 87%
Buy again 94%
Goodyear UltraGrip 8

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

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This tyre has been replaced by the Goodyear UltraGrip 9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 51 tyre reviews averaging 88% over 268,243 miles driven.

Reports

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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Available in 28 tyre sizes - View all.

Goodyear UltraGrip 8 Reviews

Given 83% (breakdown) while driving a Dacia Logan (185/65 R15 T) on for 20,000 miles
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Find this review useful? | - tyre reviewed on May 7, 2016   
Driving a 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.
Find this review useful? | - 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.
Find this review useful? | - tyre reviewed on November 19, 2015   
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.
Find this review useful? | - tyre reviewed on October 28, 2015   
Given 90% (breakdown) while driving a Vauxhall Vectra Estate (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 6,000 average miles
Living in a place where no matter where you want to go, you have to go up a hill, winter can be a pain. Last night in my UltraGrip8s I sailed past struggling cars, including 4x4s, in my 2009 1.8 Vectra Estate, with ease. Comfortable, and the feel very safe. And they are longer wearing than I expected.
Find this review useful? | - tyre reviewed on January 14, 2015   
Given 94% (breakdown) while driving a SEAT ibiza 1.4 (185/60 R15 T) on track for 10,000 average miles
Very good tire. It is the third season i am using them.

Very good in dry but i was really impressed drivint them in wet conditions. They are even better than dry. They have good grip in snowy and ticy conditions and the wear is above average. I conclude this since they seem in very good condition and two days ago i had to drive under snowy conditions and most of it was a downhill route. Very good grip.

I will surely use them for 1 season and i believe might use for a total of 5 seasons. Great buy! Worth every euro they cost!
Find this review useful? | - tyre reviewed on January 2, 2015   
Given 80% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat doblo (195/60 R16 T) on a combination of roads for 10,000 easy going miles
I have been using the UG8 for two winters now on my Doblo and they have completely sold me on winter tyres. They are quiet in the dry have compliant side walls and ride more comfortably than my summer tyres which are admittedly more focussed. I have driven in snow up to 6 inch's deep miles from anywhere in the North Pennines, N.Yorks, Scotland and deepest Essex and they have never let me down or got me stuck. Their hill climbing ability is amazing even on a 2wd. On snowy and icy hills I just set the throttle and hold it in position and let the traction control work out the rest. I realised just how good they were once I had overtaken the fourth stranded 4wd on summers that I saw stuck on hills. I even towed a stranded 4wd Mitsubishi up a snow covered hill last year near Alston. The driver was both grateful and embarrassed. Great tyre and will buy this or the new UG9 at the end of this winter when these will be getting low.
Find this review useful? | - tyre reviewed on October 28, 2014   
Given 96% (breakdown) while driving a Volkswagen Mk7 TSI (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 1,000 average miles
I am very satisfied with GY UG8. Confort is excelent, you feel like you've changed suspension. Ride quality is excelent, very good feedback and handling, no noise when running on highway. Traction in snow might not be the best as V shaped profile is good for confort and wet as opposed to big blocks that are good for griping in snow. Though I drove in snow and they felt ok. Braking on snow and ice is unconclusive as all tyres would slip a little. I think best winter tyres for driving on dry and wet roads at lower temperatures. Very good tyres for drinving on highways. Also seems they last very well. Maybe not the best tyre for heavy snow and ice. Would buy them again and recommend them.
Find this review useful? | - tyre reviewed on March 18, 2014   
Given 99% (breakdown) while driving a Volvo S40 (195/60 R15 T) on mostly town for 5,000 average miles
Tyres were mostly driven in town and I can say only positive things.
Excellent wet, dry grip and wear.
Find this review useful? | - tyre reviewed on February 22, 2014   
Given 100% (breakdown) while driving a Suzuki Swift 1.3l 2007 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 300 average miles
What can I say, put these on all 4 corners last week and instant improvement, wet grip at 2c etc is fantastic, dry grip great, shorter braking distance than my summers, defo worth the investment for winter, not sure about snow yet not had any
Find this review useful? | - tyre reviewed on November 22, 2013   
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