Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1

Dry Grip 87%
Wet Grip 91%
Road Feedback 83%
Handling 85%
Wear 87%
Comfort 90%
Buy again 95%
Snow Grip 95%
Ice Grip 86%

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

This tyre has been replaced by the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Plus

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Tyre review data from 26 tyre reviews averaging 89% over 238,940 miles driven.

Reports

Latest Group Test Results

2018 Auto Express Winter Tyre Test - 4th of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Well balanced performance, excellent aquaplaning result.
  • Negative - Slightly weak dry handling, high rolling resistance.

2018 Autobild UHP Winter Tyre Test - 5th of 11 tyres

  • Positive - Premium tyres with excellent performance in the snow and wet.
  • Negative - Average dry grip and dry braking.

2017 Auto Express Winter Tyre Test - 4th of 8 tyres

  • Overall - A previous test winner, the Goodyear Ultragrip Performance Gen-1 has to now settle for fourth place overall. A good overall performance, particularly strong in the snow and dry, but let down a little by its wet performance.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
195/50 R15 82H XL   E B 69 7.04kgs
195/55 R15 85H XL   C B 70 7.68kgs
195/45 R16 84V XL   E B 68 7.27kgs
215/45 R16 90V XL   C B 69 8.40kgs
195/50 R16 88H XL   E B 69 7.98kgs
205/55 R16 94V XL   C B 71 8.80kgs
205/55 R16 91H XL AO C B 72 9.07kgs
215/55 R16 93H XL   C B 68 8.16kgs
215/55 R16 97H XL   C C 70 9.63kgs
215/55 R16 97H XL   C C 70 8.72kgs
225/55 R16 99V XL   C B 70 9.91kgs
225/55 R16 95H XL   C B 70 10.39kgs
225/55 R16 99H XL   C B 70 9.91kgs
225/55 R16 99H XL   C B 70 10.35kgs
225/55 R16 95H XL   C B 70 9.34kgs
205/60 R16 96H XL *RSC C B 69 11.96kgs
205/60 R16 92H XL AO E C 68 9.48kgs
205/60 R16 92V XL   E E 69 9.48kgs
215/60 R16 99H XL   C B 71 9.42kgs
225/60 R16 102V XL   C B 70 10.07kgs
225/60 R16 102V XL   B C 70 10.29kgs
235/60 R16 100H XL   C B 70 10.28kgs
215/65 R16 98T XL   C B 70 9.75kgs
215/65 R16 98H XL   C B 70 9.75kgs
215/65 R16 102H XL   C B 69 10.23kgs
215/40 R17 87V XL   E B 70 8.38kgs
215/45 R17 91V XL   C B 70 8.63kgs
225/45 R17 91H XL   C B 70 8.51kgs
225/45 R17 94V XL   C B 70 9.07kgs
225/45 R17 94H XL   C B 70 9.07kgs
225/45 R17 91V XL   E B 71 11.81kgs
235/45 R17 97V XL   C B 71 9.85kgs
245/45 R17 99V XL   C B 71 10.43kgs
205/50 R17 93H XL   C C 70 8.70kgs
205/50 R17 93V XL   C C 70 8.70kgs
215/50 R17 95V XL   C B 70 9.14kgs
225/50 R17 98H XL *RSC C B 72 12.44kgs
225/50 R17 98H XL   C B 70 9.91kgs
225/50 R17 98V XL   C B 70 10.42kgs
225/50 R17 94H XL   C B 70 9.38kgs
235/50 R17 100V XL   C B 71 10.35kgs
205/55 R17 91H XL   E C 69 12.23kgs
205/55 R17 95V XL   C C 69 9.37kgs
215/55 R17 98V XL   C B 70 9.94kgs
225/55 R17 97H XL   C B 70 9.98kgs
225/55 R17 101V XL   E B 69 14.80kgs
225/55 R17 101V XL   C B 70 10.59kgs
225/55 R17 101V XL   C B 70 11.04kgs
235/55 R17 103V XL   C B 68 12.37kgs
235/55 R17 103V XL   C B 69 12.08kgs
215/40 R18 89V XL   E C 69 8.71kgs
225/40 R18 92V XL   E B 71 9.15kgs
225/40 R18 92W XL   C B 70 9.74kgs
225/40 R18 92V XL   E B 70 11.69kgs
235/40 R18 95V XL   C B 71 9.90kgs
245/40 R18 97V XL AO C B 72 10.60kgs
245/40 R18 97V XL   C B 71 10.62kgs
245/40 R18 97W XL   C B 71 10.62kgs
255/40 R18 99V XL   C B 71 11.05kgs
205/45 R18 90H XL * C B 70 10.50kgs
215/45 R18 93V XL   C B 70 9.24kgs
225/45 R18 95V XL   C B 70 9.70kgs
235/45 R18 98V XL   C B 71 10.28kgs
245/45 R18 100V XL   C B 71 10.72kgs
255/45 R18 103V XL   C B 70 11.36kgs
225/50 R18 99V XL   E B 72 14.02kgs
225/50 R18 99V XL   C B 71 10.08kgs
235/50 R18 101V XL   B B 70 10.69kgs
245/50 R18 104V XL   C B 70 11.92kgs
215/55 R18 95T XL C+ C B 69 12.90kgs
215/55 R18 95T XL C+ C B 69 10.25kgs
235/55 R18 104H XL AO C B 70 13.60kgs
225/40 R19 93W XL   E C 71 10.66kgs
245/40 R19 98V XL   C B 71 10.85kgs
255/40 R19 100V XL   C B 71 11.46kgs
225/45 R19 96V XL   C B 70 11.50kgs
235/45 R19 99V XL   B A 70 10.24kgs
255/45 R19 104V XL   C C 70 11.88kgs
235/50 R19 103V XL   B B 69 13.90kgs
155/70 R19 84T XL   C B 69 7.63kgs
245/35 R20 95V XL NA0 E B 71 14.00kgs
255/40 R20 101V XL   C B 71 12.04kgs
265/40 R20 104V XL AO E B 72 14.10kgs
285/40 R20 108V XL NF0 C C 74 14.30kgs
235/45 R20 100W XL   C C 71 11.20kgs
245/45 R20 103V XL   C B 72 6.00kgs
245/45 R20 103V XL NF0 C C 71 12.95kgs
255/45 R20 105V XL   C B 70 14.85kgs
255/45 R20 105V XL   C B 70 14.84kgs
265/45 R20 108V XL   B B 71 13.61kgs
195/55 R20 95H XL   C B 68 10.63kgs
305/30 R21 104V XL NA0 E C 72 16.00kgs
295/35 R21 107V XL   C B 72 15.30kgs
275/40 R21 107V XL   C B 72 14.70kgs
275/40 R22 107V XL   B C 71 16.00kgs

Questions and Answers for the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1

2019-01-08 - Are winter tyres worth fitting to a mx5 in the UK during the winter period? My local tyre centre recommended Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance as they couldn't source Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1.

If you want to be safe and mobile in freezing, snow and ic conditions then yes. We've plenty of videos regarding winter tyres, check them out!


2019-09-19 - I need to replace 2 Continentals Cross Contact ( rear ) with new ones on my 4x4 (265/50/r20 ) Would you think these are ok. On the front I have Yokohama Advan sport V105. I do realise summer/winter mix. If not what do you think would be ok. I've been searching through so many

I really can't recommend switching just two tyres to winter, we have videos on this subject on the youtube channel.


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Size Price Range  
195/50 R15 £58.00 - £76.29 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £81.10 - £85.87 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/55 R17 £120.29 - £120.29 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £102.00 - £138.72 (11 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R18 £131.80 - £193.90 (15 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/50 R17 £116.70 - £143.51 (15 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1 Review

Given 81% 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.
52 - tyre reviewed on March 4, 2016   

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Given 84% while driving a Mercedes Benz ML350 (255/55 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 39,000 average miles
Used for 3 winter seasons totalling 39000 miles. Really happy with wear. Slightly noisy compared to previous winter tyres but performed well overall
0 - tyre reviewed on October 14, 2020   
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Given 76% while driving a BMW 130i M (225/40 R18 V) on mostly motorways for 14,000 spirited miles
This will be my 4th winter on the Ultragrip Performance Gen 1.
Ran them on a BMW 130i and now an M135i, initially 225/40/18 all round, last year I changed the rears to 235/40/18.
Overall very happy with the tyres, excellent in the cold & damp/wet UK winter and very good in the limited use they've had in snow. Perfectly acceptable when dry although like all winter tyres they do feel a little vague compared to a decent summer tyre. Not often mentioned in reviews but they are also very good on the muddy rural roads around here.
Approx 12k miles from the rears which were changed at 4mm tread depth, the fronts will see me through this winter for a total of approx. 16k miles.
Would buy again but most likely opt for the newer Goodyear Ultragrip Performance + when the fronts need changing for next winter.
2 - tyre reviewed on December 2, 2019   
Given 99% while driving a Mercedes Benz C220 cdi (225/45 R17 H) on mostly town for 1,000 average miles
Too early to rate it, but my first impression is - great tire!!!
4 - tyre reviewed on November 25, 2019   
Given 89% while driving a Toyota Avensis (215/55 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 6,000 spirited miles
It is the 3rd winter I am using these and I can definitely say I love these tyres .
Maneuverability is very good even at high speed and the car feels very stable on the road.
Drove on 8 inch snow covered road during winter and never got stuck with these
Only minus is I find them a bit noisy at high speed on dry road.
10 - tyre reviewed on October 29, 2019   

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