Michelin Pilot Super Sport vs Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2

Friday, October 4, 2013 by Cy Chowattukunnel

In between owning my BRZ and Civic Si, I thought about purchasing a Volkswagen MK6 Golf 2.5. Yes, the MK7 is right around the corner, but newer isn't always better. Naturally I started to wonder what 225/45R17 Max Performance Summer tires would be a good choice for my hypothetical MK6?

The Michelin Pilot Super Sport would still be my first choice for its crisp, immediate and linear response. I'd also look at the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 as a great value option, as it's currently on special.

225/45-17 Goodyear Eagle F2 Asymmetric 2 $100*
225/45R17 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
$100*
225/45-17 Michelin Pilot Super Sport $158*
225/45R17 Michelin Pilot Super Sport
$158*


Both tires tested well with the Michelin coming in first overall. The Goodyear option had impressive traction and was especially strong in the wet. If you drive your vehicle to its full potential, then the Michelin Pilot Super Sport is the tire for you. If you take it a little easier but want a great tire, you can't beat the value of the Goodyear option. Many MK6 2.5 drivers will be happy with this tire for its combination of value and steering response.

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*Prices subject to change

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