Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT

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Vehicle: 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium
Miles Driven on Tires: 6,000
Location: Stoneham, MA
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Average
Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT
Follow-Up Review: 13,000 miles on tires
March 03, 2013
After another 7000 miles and a chance to drive on them in blizzard conditions a couple of times, I still really like these tires. They have gotten a bit noisier, but not certainly not loud. They pulled very well in deep and light snow, have never felt like they were slipping on packed snow ice, and generally get me where I'm going with no drama.
Initial Review: 6,000 miles on tires
March 13, 2012

Really, really, like these tires.

I was very happy with just how good a dry pavement tire they were. Very quiet overall with just a little hum at around 30. Stopped, started, and cornered as good as the OEM Conti tires that came with the car, on dry and wet pavement. I was expecting a gas mileage hit but never really saw anything significant.

The bad news is that winter was pretty much non-existent here in the northeast, so I don't have a ton of snow and ice driving experience with them, even with ski trips almost every weekend this winter. But the limited experience I did have on ice, packed snow, and occasional light unplowed snow indicated they are very capable tires in those conditions. No deep snow experience, so I didn't rate that, but I will say that they showed no signs of packing full of snow in 3 or 4 inches and pulled through fine, so I'd expect deeper to be no problem either.

I've not had good experiences with Goodyear tires up to this point. I got these tires as an experiment and also because they were reasonable compared to Blizzaks and X-Ice. I'm very pleasantly surprised.

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