Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Assurance ComforTred TouringReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.36

2005 Scion xB
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Miles driven on tires: 2000
Location: University Place, WA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 2000 Miles on Tires
January 18, 2012

I was initially a bit leery as the OEM tires on this vehicle were low-end Goodyears with very poor wet ability that I ditched with only 1000 miles on them when I moved to BF Goodrich Traction T/As for their responsiveness and wet capabilities (I live is a VERY rainy area - near Seattle, WA).

I've been VERY pleased with these Goodyears, however: Excellent wet and dry traction, good resistance to hydroplaning, reasonable traction in light to medium snow, and incredibly quiet, comfortable ride.

The "turn-in" or "cut-in" is no where near as crisp as the BFGs, it almost feels as if there is a delay somehow built in, but the cornering and straight-line stability is phenomenal. A very easy tire to drive on the highway. Doesn't nibble, is amazingly quiet and smooth, and somehow reduces the need for near constant corrections. Very smooth over road imperfections.

For spirited driving, they are somewhat sluggish, and feel "heavy." For more moderate driving styles, they are fantastic.

Glad I bought 'em, will definitely buy them again.

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