Goodyear Eagle GT (V-Speed Rated) Review

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by Gary Stanley

If you ask a random person to name a few tire brands off the top of their head, odds are one of the first to come to their mind is Goodyear. Goodyear tires come as Original Equipment on many makes and models of cars, trucks, SUVs and crossover vehicles. In addition to being one of most well-known brands worldwide, Goodyear makes some of the top tires on the market in various categories.

An oldie but goodie, the Goodyear Eagle GT (V-Speed Rated) is still holding its own against the competition in the High Performance All-Season category. It's currently ranked fourth out of seventeen tires in our Tire Survey Results. During our in-house testing, we liked the tire's reasonable ride quality and good winter weather traction.

The Goodyear Eagle GT has an asymmetric tread pattern so you can rotate them for longer treadlife and help maintain an even treadwear for a quieter ride. To learn more about tire rotation, see my blog post titled "Should I Rotate My Tires?"

Take a look at what some of our customers are saying about the Goodyear Eagle GT (V-Speed Rated):

"These babies are sweet. I've got 20,000 on a set of four and it's like I'm riding on rails still. Treadwear looks normal for my "spirited" driving, probably 50-60% left and looks totally even. For my mom's Hyundai we ordered the Kumhos... On my Mustang I just couldn't do it. Goodyear Eagle GT's go a lot better on Sally."  -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2000 Ford Mustang Convertible.

"Good price, a great tire and good wet road and dry road ride." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2004 Honda Accord Sedan EX V6.

"These are my second set of Goodyears. Old set went over 40,000 miles, much better than the Original Equipment which I only got about 12,000 miles out of. I also tried Yokohamas, which were good but extremely noisy and went about 30,000-35,000 miles; so the Goodyears are great and superior to the other two and I recommend them on your small car." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2005 Suzuki Reno LX.

Shop by vehicle to see if the Goodyear Eagle GT is available for your application.

Comments on Goodyear Eagle GT (V-Speed Rated) Review

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Amelia:
I live in a state where we are having a really snowy winter and thanks to the Goodyear Tires on my car this fall.
Friday, September 27, 2013 by cesar balcazar:
I purchased a set of four GoodYear GT tires for my 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS it is an all season 18 inch. tire with a high performance grade A rating. When I first bought them they looked like a solid tire I purchase the tires about six months ago and I’ve been driving them for 20,000 miles out of the 60,000 mile warranty line and they still look pretty solid to me, I usually drive my car pretty hard and they seem to be holding up pretty well. They still have that chunky look like when I first got them . I bought my tires around fall/winter and I noticed the improvement on the handling experience as well as a bit of road noise.

When I started Driving in the rain I noticed that in wet, the asymmetric tread design system that the Eagle Gt tire has, its good for light rain conditions in slow speed, but since the weight of my car is much lesser than other standard vehicles I noticed that in fast speeds and heavy rain conditions my vehicle starts to hydroplane on puddles and or where there is a significant amount of water overflow accumulation, perhaps on heavier vehicles this type of abnormality would not appear, also when driving on wet conditions I did noticed that the grip is OK for the type of tire, but it should handle better when on steering specially on sharp turns and on higher speeds, like highway speed.

Driving on the snow wasn’t so difficult, my car is front wheel drive and is fairly easy to drive with the Eagle Gt's. The tires have a tread-lock technology microgrooves that helps provide biting edges for enhanced traction and lock together for confident grip in turns it also has dual circumferential grooves help evacuate water and snow for enhanced traction. Although I did notice a little better grip after putting a bag of salt in the trunk for better weight distribution and traction. I also noticed that depending on the outside temperature in the winter my tires seemed to respond differently for example
when the temp. was about 10 degrees Fahrenheit I would notice that my tires were hard for the first 15 min of driving and I noticed that my car was very slippery, but after the 15 minutes of regular driving
the tires seemed to warm up and deliver full traction assistance.

When I first bought my car it came with Dunlop signature tires. It is and all-season tire that apparently meets the every day standard driving style but with limited capabilities such as handling and ride quality. The Dunlop signature tires also lack on style, aggressiveness and poor wheel manufacturing quality. The tires did not provide the resistance and durability on the road that I needed as well as they did not provide the strength and security that they offered. I also had problems with the softness of the tires with a lots of problems with pinching nails.They also did not provide the rim protection against curb damage.
Over all, the Goodyear Gt's have an outstanding job wit durability, they offer and outstanding sixty thousand mile warranty that most tires wont do at a very affordable price. It is a tire that withstand hard road conditions and deliver good quality while driving.

I recommend it to the person who have small sporty sedans mostly rear wheel drive and that they are looking for high performance sharp cornering tire that grips like a badger. It is a tire that provides security in all conditions and fits any standard sport sedan without loosing ride comfort as well as style.

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