Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1

Dry Grip 91%
Wet Grip 96%
Road Feedback 88%
Handling 82%
Wear 94%
Comfort 94%
Buy again 97%

The Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1 is a Ultra High Performance Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Goodyear Ultra Grip Performance 2

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Tyre review data from 10 tyre reviews averaging 92% over 86,590 miles driven.

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Tyre Test Highlights

2016 AutoBild Winter UHP Tyre Test - 1st of 8 tyres

  • Positive - Excellent balanced winter tyre. Safe handling on snow and wet roads, lowest rolling resistance.
  • Negative - None mentioned.
  • Overall - Test winner.

2015 Auto Express Winter Tyre Test - 1st of 8 tyres

  • Overall - Impressive debut, with a solid all round performance

2015 AMS UHP Winter Tyre Test - 1st of 10 tyres

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Top Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1 Review

Given 81% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Focus MK3 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
Running 215 width tyres on 16" rims.

Dry grip good but lacks a bit of feedback. Wet grip superb. Got my first go on snow with them this morning with 3 inches of wet snow on the ground and they shone. On slush it's like the slush isn't there. On snow there's a bit of wheelspin unless you are gentle with the clutch (mine is an auto so it's a bit tricky persuading the car to be gentle!). However it's the stopping power of these tyres on the snow I was very impressed with. Yes they slide (but not very much!) if you jam the brake pedal to the floor but braking normally with a bit of caution it's not far off driving on a snow free road. Going round corners and up hills the car felt planted to the road and any sideways wiggle was easily corrected. I've got a heavy diesel engine up front helping with traction too.

They are very soft sidewalls and were a bit squishy at first but an extra 3 psi above normal and the handling was improved.

They run quietly and and are very comfortable too. Would definitely recommend.
17 - tyre reviewed on March 4, 2016   

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Given 83% (breakdown) while driving a Kia Motors ceed (225/45 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 12,000 spirited miles
Had these on a Kia Ceed SW 2013 all year and not much wear .
The side walls do flex a bit if you push into the corners too hard in the dry, but actually the fuel consumption is great, wet road and snow handling is fantastic. I usually swap summer/winter so I'm used to the differences between the two types of tyres but really with all the rain in the UK why bother as these give much more confidence in the wet.
0 - tyre reviewed on October 30, 2017   
Given 91% (breakdown) while driving a BMW X1 X Drive (225/55 R17 V) on mostly motorways for 10,000 average miles
My only problem with these tyres (on a BMW F48 X1 M-Sport) is the excessive noise. Speed related and it completely overwhelms the radio at 50mph. Otherwise a great improvement on the original show-off 19" wheels
1 - tyre reviewed on September 16, 2017   
Given 87% (breakdown) while driving a Peugeot 5008 (215/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 200 average miles
I chose these tyres for Winter, based on other reviews and also because i really like the way Goodyear tyres feel and handle on the road (my summer tyres are Goodyear EfficientGrip). There is less feel than a summer tyre, but that is to be expected with the big tread blocks, but it is really not a big issue. My bulky, 2-wheel drive Peugeot starts to handle less predictably in wet, cold conditions, particularly in snow, so i routinely fit winter tyres. These Ultraprips are superb and like all quality winter tyres are terrific when the temperature drops and it gets wet. Snow and slush on the road last night was simply no issue. Pulling out of snowy side roads was undramatic - no wheel spin if you're gentle. These tyres simply glide through any form of snow build-up on the road and they are particularly predictable if they break-away on the limit, because they quickly regain grip. Also seem relatively good on ice - hit a patch and had to brake gently, and although they initially slide, ABS kicks in and the car quickly stops - seems to track in a straight line as well, so these tyres are predictable and consistent - highly recommended.
1 - tyre reviewed on January 13, 2017   
Given 100% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Cmax (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 25,000 average miles
Superb tyres, one of the best you could ever fit to your motor, nothing I've tried before comes near to these for grip and quality and believe me I've tried several makes over my years of driving. Fit these with confidence and make sure you never become stuck in the winter months :)
12 - tyre reviewed on November 28, 2016   

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