Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

Monday, March 17, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera HL Edition Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.82
 
 

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Miles driven on tires: 13,000
Location: Tacoma, WA
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 13,000 Miles on Tires
February 17, 2014

This tire came as original equipment on my Jeep. I've owned the Jeep for 8 months now and I've waited to do a review. I live in Tacoma, WA. We get lots of rain and varying degrees of snow every year.

I can say that I had some doubts about the OEM tires when I first bought the vehicle. After driving through a few Winter snow storms I can tell you that these are excellent all-around tires. My Jeep is 4WD, so that does help in the snow. The tires have proven to do just fine in the snow, and mild off roading on muddy logging roads in the mountains, gravel roads, etc. I'm not going to go through the hassle and expense of separate snow wheels and tires. These tires do just fine by themselves.

The highway ride is really good and comfortable. Tire are nearly silent when the pavement is smooth. My vehicle wanders slightly at highway speed, but I don't think that is related to the tires. That could be the electro-hydraulic steering, or the alignment could be off slightly. Or it could be that the vehicle naturally follows the "ruts" in the road.

In the rain, I've never experienced any sliding or hydroplaning at speeds up to 70 mph with visible standing water on the road surface. Rain traction is excellent.

After 13k miles, the tires still look nearly new with no obvious signs of wear.

Overall, I'd rate this tire a 9.5 out of 10. It represents excellent value for the 265/50/20 tire size. This tire has had some very negative reviews and I'm not really sure why people are so critical of it. One guy gave it bad ratings for getting flats (???). It's not the tire's fault if you drive over something sharp! For about $134 per tire, I don't think you can go wrong.

I will most likely buy these tires again when it comes time to replace them.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera HL Edition Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Miles driven on tires: 650
Location: Orchard Park, NY
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 650 Miles on Tires
November 04, 2013

So far, only 650 miles but these Fortera's are great. Came stock on my 14 Grand Cherokee. Winter is a month away and I will update on that performance when I get enough snow driving in.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin LTX M/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.09
 
 

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 4wd 2dr
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Fisherville, KY
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
January 11, 2014

Put a set of these on my 1999 Tahoe at 125,620 miles after only getting about 60,000 miles out of a set of Goodyear Forteras. Dealer told me I would not regret it. I just turned 229,485 on my Tahoe and there is STILL no end in sight for these tires. Tires rotated every 6K min, sometimes every oil change. That is the key. Not sure when these are going to wear out. Excellent wet/dry traction, Very Good but not great in the snow. If you want a tire for your truck or SUV that you want to get 100K out of, this is your tire. Well worth the money. Rotate them frequently and they will take care of you.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera HL Edition Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.09
 
 

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Miles driven on tires: 14,000
Location: Sidney, MT
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 14,000 Miles on Tires
January 22, 2014

I live in western North Dakota and these Goodyears are the worst set of tires I've ever had the misfortune of owning. I live on a gravel road and after 14,000 miles I've had 4 flats and had to replace two tires. Should've opted for the off-road tires at vehicle purchase time. Will be getting 10 ply-rated tires shortly. These tires are for paved roads that are in good condition only. On the highway the tires are extremely smooth and silent. Off-road and in snow and ice they are horrible.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.43
 
 

2006 Honda Pilot EX 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Mary Esther, FL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
April 30, 2013

Like this tire so far. 3d set of different tires on 2006 Pilot. Replaced Goodyear Forteras that I got 85,000 miles on with this tire. Took to the hwy last week...FL Ins 10. Tires are comfy and quieter than Goodyears. Won't know full satisfaction untill I can check wear at 15,000 miles.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera HL Edition Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.45
 
 

2008 Jeep Commander
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Miles driven on tires: 72,400
Location: Portland, OR
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 72,400 Miles on Tires
April 16, 2013

OEM tires on my 2008 Jeep Commander. Just replaced today (April 16, 2013) with another set of Forteras after I got 72,400 (yes, SEVENTY-TWO THOUSAND!) miles out of the OEM tires. The fronts STILL had 5-10k left on them. Never rotated them, either. Every tire should perform like the Fortera HL. Simply stellar.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler SR-A

Monday, March 18, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler SR-A Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.67
 
 

2013 Ford F150 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 6,400
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 6,400 Miles on Tires
March 17, 2013

O.E. tires on my 2013 F150 275/65/18. Tires are not good at all. Sidewall flex, poor snow traction, very poor ice traction. Have to use 4wd in situations I shouldn't. Ford has a habbit of putting tires on their vehicles that don't fit the vehicle. All the O.E. tires are poor for the vehicles they put them on. Will be replacing these tires and wheels with 305/45/22 Fortera SL and selling the O.E. setup very soon.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera HL EditionReviewer's Overall Rating: 5.88

2011 Honda Pilot
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Miles driven on tires: 40,000
Location: Fremont, CA
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 40,000 Miles on Tires
January 03, 2013

These tires came new with the vehicle from the factory. They were rotated according to Honda's schedule but one of them developed uneven wear at the center. The center has worn down to 3/32" for the bad tire, while the other 3 tires have 4/32" left.

Hydroplane performance could be better during a recent rain storm, but they only had 4/32" left so I cannot complain. Treadwear is unsatisfactory because Goodyear rates them for 60k, but at 40k they only have 3-4/32" left. Noisy as well since about 25k miles, so much that it sounded like wheel bearing failure and I took it to the dealership. Rode with a Honda tech and his diagnosis was tire noise, and I trusted his words because I had dealt with him a couple of times.

At this point, I am waiting for rebate deals and am probably going to give Michelin Latitude Tour a try next.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera TripleTred

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera TripleTredReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.2

2002 Chevrolet Tahoe 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 32,000
Location: Upstate, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 32,000 Miles on Tires
May 13, 2012

I am adding this to a previous review. This tire has design inputs from F1 racing rain tires. More than one other tire company mas come out with a design that is as close to the TTT Goodyear tire as they dare. Around here state troopers probaly ride on these tires more than any other tire. When the time comes for new tires for the Tahoe or Silverado we will buy the Goodyear Assurance Triple Treds since this tire has been discontinued and replaced by the above tire.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera HL Edition Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7
 
 

2011 Dodge Durango
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Miles driven on tires: 25,600
Location: South Plainfield, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 25,600 Miles on Tires
February 26, 2013

Tires gave me a lot of problems from day 1 when I bought the car. There was impossible to drive this car on highways with speeds 70 mph and up ** 350 miles on it , these tires were putting my Durango in so much vibrations that I had a feeling that car is going to faul apart ** dealer could not replaced them for any other brand so he was just trying balanced them. After balancing all set 5 times ( 3000 miles on tires) let say he finally did it I decided to keep them on but I am not driving faster then 80mph on highways. Overall it is decent tire , good handling and braking in 6" of snow, good wet traction, good dry traction. Over 25000 miles on this set and lots of tread left but I am sorry Goodyear I can not wait to switch to Michelins or Continentals.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera TripleTred

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Fortera TripleTredReviewer's Overall Rating: 10

2006 Honda Pilot EX AWD
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Berlin, Germany, GE
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
April 03, 2010

I purchased these to replace the OEM Goodyear Integra, which were average but slippery. I had hydroplaning issues with those and slid on acceleration from stops on wet pavement. However, these Fortera TripleTreds are AWESOME. I need a good all-weather tire for my Pilot that I could use in bad weather at high speed on the German autobahn. I put them on in October and have gone through the fall and winter with them happily. They provide outstanding traction and stability in all conditions. I first noticed that they didn't slip on wet leaves or paint stripes when driving in town in the fall. I have since riven them in heavy rain, ice, and snow in town and at over 105 MPH on the autobahn. They perform perfectly at all speeds and vehicle weights and give me total confidence. They brake well, corner well even when loaded, and they are sure-footed cat's paws even on ice and snow. Sure, every tire will slide some if you turn sharply on glazed ice or brake suddenly on black ice; but these grip better than anything I've ever driven, on any vehicle. I trust my family's safety with them even at very high speed. I have also done anti-terrorist performance driving training. These TripleTred tires are what I want on my vehicle for max performance that could literally save my family's life. Even with shipping, they were cheaper to buy from Tire Rack and ship to a military APO than to buy autobahn-capable SUV tires in Germany. I will definitely buy them again.