Goodyear and Michelin are two of the most recognized brands of tires in the world. They're so popular that some consumers ask for them first when inquiring about the best tires for their vehicle. Which brand is better? The answer will vary based on the type of tire you're considering and what characteristics you are looking for.
When considering a Max Performance Summer tire, the Michelin Pilot Super Sport has higher ratings and rates higher in our Consumer Reviews than Goodyear's top offering, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric. While these Goodyear performance tires are well respected and are currently in the top ten in its category, a set of the Michelin Pilot tires has received high marks in dry traction, cornering stability, as well as wet traction - leading to its current ranking of number one in the Max Performance Summer category.
However, when viewing options in the Passenger All-Season category, the Goodyear Eagle tires in the Assurance TripleTred model win out over Michelin's Harmony tire. Currently, the top-rated tire in our Tire Survey Results, the TripleTred has over 58 million miles reported to back up its ranking. The tire was developed to be versatile by combining long wear with traction in any weather condition, including light snow.
We could keep going back and forth as the Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S tops the High Performance All-Season category in our surveys, while the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring receives the highest marks in the Grand Touring All-Season category.
In conclusion, there is no simple answer as to whether Michelin or Goodyear makes the "best" tires. Both companies make some of the top tires in different categories, therefore the choice will come down to what characteristics are important to you. Having trouble deciding? Check out our Tire Decision Guide to see which performance category is right for you.