Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring = Quietest Tire?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 by Hunter Leffel

Goodyear Assurance ComforTred TouringA quick look at our Tire Survey Results shows the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring is currently the top-ranked Grand Touring All-Season tire. When looking a bit deeper at the results the tire sits on top in the hydroplaning resistance, light and deep snow traction, ice traction, and noise comfort categories.


We also conducted our independent test of this tire against three of its peers. We found that the tire delivered very similar road comfort, noise levels and on-road responsiveness as the test-winning Michelin Primacy MXM4. Fuel economy results found the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring leading the way by just over 1%.


In the track part of our test, we found that the at-the-limit grip for this tire was adequate for this performance category. It did have wheel spin under hard acceleration a bit sooner than the Michelin and it wasn't quite as easy to take out to the limit of traction. During wet lapping, we found what is arguably the weak point for the Goodyear. It posted slower lap times and struggled with quick changes in steering and throttle inputs. However, this is in a track environment, something rarely, if ever seen on a daily commute. View the test report here.


The feedback from customers has been overwhelmingly positive with comments such as:


"Road noise immediately went down and the van rode like it was on a cloud. Most importantly, they cut through snow and ice in Colorado (even mountain country when we went skiing) like it was butter." -- Tire Rack Consumer,  2004 Toyota Sienna .


"They are super quiet, and they provide a very smooth comfortable ride even with her aggressive driving style." -- Tire Rack Consumer, 2003 Acura 3.2TL-S

 

 

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