Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.


Bridgestone Ecopia EP422Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.62

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XS
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Miles driven on tires: 18,000
Location: Whistler, BC
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 18,000 Miles on Tires
February 10, 2013

Took chance on putting this on the Forester. Probably not the obvious choice but wanted to see how the mileage might be improved. These are exceptionally quiet smooth running tires, I don't think I've had better for this attribute. But, this does come at a reduction in responsiveness in handling, nothing terminal, just a bit floaty feeling compared to the Yokohama Geolanders that came with it. The big bonus is surprisingly improved fuel mileage. Pre Ecopia's the Forester would get about 300 miles per tank, with the Ecopias it was common to get about 380 miles per tank. I confirmed this repeatedly this past summer on numerous trips. Then when I put the winter Michelin X-Ice2's on the mileage returned to around the 260-300 mile range per tank. Yes, I will buy more Ecopia tires, but hope that Bridgestone uses the technology on higher performance tires in the near future.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama S.drive

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama S.drive Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.5
 
 

2003 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Houston, TX
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
April 22, 2013

THese tires are awesome! A good blend of performance and daily driving tires. It feels very stable and planted (I run 245/275 staggered).

These are noisy only because the Z is notorious for bad tire feathering due to toe alignment. So when my toe is out of alignment I hear the tire groaning on the freeway. It's a good and bad thing because it let me know to get an alignment to put the spec back. I also flip the tires at around 15K when the tires were worn down on the inside. Though I have 20k on them now the tires look like they have 25% of life left on the rears and roughly 40% of life in the front. I would definitely recommend this tire but at this point I want to try out other tires so I will be picking up a set of Continentals to compare them with the S.Drives.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ProContact with EcoPlus Technology

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ProContact with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.25
 
 

2011 Toyota Prius
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Miles driven on tires: 6,000
Location: Lincoln, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 6,000 Miles on Tires
April 11, 2013

Purchased the Continental ProContact EcoPlus the Fall of 2012 after much research at Tire Rack and Consumer Reports. Could have gotten a few thousand more miles out of the OE Yokohama AVID S33D but winter (rain) was coming. Hated the S33's as they did nothing well except help get good gas mileage and was only going to get 40,000 miles out of them. Immediately the EcoPlus were quieter, smoother, and with great wet grip but the mileage dropped from 52mpg to 47 or 48 and I was disappointed. I knew winter might be a factor and old worn down tires roll easier than new tires but I was still surprised. Now that Spring has arrived and the tires have 6K on them my mileage is back up. Just returned from a 451 mile trip to Santa Rosa and Fort Ross and the trip meter is showing 54.3mpg. That includes freeway, urban, and coastal driving. I could not be happier. Air pressures are at the correct settings for the Prius, 35 front, 33 rear. I don't think there is much advantage in higher pressures compared with the disadvantages; harsh ride, less contact patch, increased braking distance, wandering on the highway, and wearing out the center of the tread. I used to be the manager of a busy tire store and from the tire manufactures seminars I learned that hard over-inflated tires are more susceptible to punctures. A tire that is rock hard will puncture much more easily than one that has a little give to it. Imagine a balloon that is very full versus one that is not so full. The full one pops much more easily. Go with the car manufactures recommendation. They have worked with the tire manufactures to give you the best tire pressures for your vehicle in regard to safety, longevity, handling, comfort, and overall performance. The engineers for the cars and the tires know better than you. I love my Prius and my almost new but broken-in EcoPlus tires. These are at the top of my list when I need to buy new tires for my Subaru Baja.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID TRZ

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID TRZ Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.82
 
 

1997 Toyota Avalon
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Miles driven on tires: 25,000
Location: Omaha, NE
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
April 29, 2013

A pretty decent tire in most respects, but with 7/32 tread left, snow performance was rather poor. If you don't care about snow performance, then the AVID TRZ would be a good choice. Otherwise, forget about traction in winter unless the tires are brand new.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama S.drive

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama S.drive Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.62
 
 

2005 Mercedes-Benz C55 Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 4,500
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 4,500 Miles on Tires
April 30, 2013

Having driven over 100K on this particular car I have found that the Yokohama offers dry weather performance on par with pure performance summer only tires with markedly superior wet performance at a price that should be considered a bargain!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.73
 
 

1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 45,000
Location: Romney, WV
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 45,000 Miles on Tires
April 24, 2013

I've worn out two or three sets of the predecessor of this tire (Turanza Serenity) and after having gone through numerous other tire brands Michelins, Yokohamas, Goodyears, have to say that this tire is the best of those by a significant margin. These tires offer very good cornering grip... amazing actually. Great wet and dry traction and decent traction in snow and ice. Where they really shine is ride quality, comfort and noise level.

Bear in mind that I rate this tire as what it is... a Grand Touring Tire. It won't compete against special purpose tires but neither will they match this tire for this intended use. Unless you can use the last 10% to 15% of the performance that high performance tires offer you will be FAR, FAR happier with a tire such as this. The difference in comfort and combined performance will serve most drivers better the majority of the time. (As a footnote... I own and drive two Trans Ams, two Corvettes, a Grand Prix GXP, and other assorted cars). I have run high / ultra-high performance tires on those cars and unless I'm pushing the edge of the envelope, these tires perform more than adequately.... and they are FAR more comfortable over potholes, expansion joints and they don't drone you to death with tread noise.

One BIG side benefit not usually thought about is that these tires give me 45K miles +/- of wear and I replace them before they get down to the wear bars. So... while I'm wearing out HP and Ultra-HP tires at 20-25K miles I'm only at the halfway point of having to replace these. So... they save a lot of money up front and again over the far greater lifetime.

I love these tires and will be ordering my next set in the next week.

Good luck in your choices... but if I might make one suggestion it would be this. Look very carefully at what you NEED in a tire for the majority of your driving... and don't overestimate your need for that final 10% of performance. Most people never even get close to using that final 10%.

 

Great Chevrolet Silverado Tires

Friday, April 26, 2013 by Steve Huffman

"Like a Rock." Chevy's full-size pickup keeps on trucking. The truck has evolved through the years, but one thing remains the same: dependability. Loyal owners hold on to their truck for many years, even through multiple sets of tires. Is it time to look for new tires for your Silverado?

If you're in the market for a new set, It's hard to go wrong with Michelin. That's why the Michelin LTX M/S2 is my favorite Highway All-Season tire for the Silverado. Besides its excellent ride qualities, including low noise and a comfortable ride, the LTX M/S2 has great all-season traction. The tire is also offered with a dependable 70,000-mile treadlife warranty.

Are you looking for a more aggressive tire? Take a look at the On-/Off-Road All-Terrain Firestone Destination A/T. This tire has been the top-rated option in the category for many years. The Destination A/T looks good while providing great off-road traction. It is tied or at the top of several performance ratings in the category, including:

  • Hydroplaning resistance
  • Wet traction
  • Cornering stability
  • Dry traction
  • Steering response
  • Ride comfort
  • Noise comfort

One of the best value options for your Silverado is the Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S G051. It provides a combination of comfort, handling and year-round traction, even in light snow. With over 28 million miles reported, the tire continues to stay in the the top ten of our Tire Survey Results.

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Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (W-Speed Rated)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID ENVigor (W-Speed Rated)Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.88

2007 Audi A6 3.2 Quattro
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Miles driven on tires: 9,500
Location: Summit, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 9,500 Miles on Tires
March 23, 2011

So here's an update after 9,500 miles or so. The tires performed well all winter, handling rain and snow as well as can be expected of an all season tire. They remained responsive, good handling, quiet and smooth, and I was happy with them until returning from a 900 mile trip. On the way home they developed a high speed vibration which was not cured by rotation and rebalance. In fact, the rebalance only found 2 tires out of balance by 0.25 oz! Finally, a road force balance by my Audi dealer found both right side tires were out of round.



The rotation/rebalance was routine, but the road force balance/diagnosis was expensive ($130). The really important fact is that TireRack and Yokahama stood behind the tires. Maggie at TireRack was exceptionally helpful and 2 replacement tires were provided without charge. How good is that?!



There seems to have been some change in the tires, as now they take a set when standing in cold weather, reminiscent of the old nylon tires. After a few miles they smooth out. I think this must be just the replacement tires, as it didn't happen before.



If the tires hold up and don't go out of round again I recommend them highly. And TireRack is exceptional - no reason to buy form any one else.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.2
 
 

2009 Subaru Legacy Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 100
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 100 Miles on Tires
March 05, 2013

This is an initial first impression review. Going from stock tires to these i have noticed a much quieter and softer ride which made my two trips to the office much better than my old loud tires.
Sidewalls i've found are MUCH softer than the OEM Yokohama's, which unfortunately makes cornering a little questionable. Even going down the highway, shake the wheel a little back and forth, you can feel the car floating around. Interesting how i didn't find any mention of the soft sidewalls here, but one i searched for that specific issue found a lot of forums with this complaint. Will post a followup review after i can test the performance in all conditions.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated)Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.12

2005 Audi A4 Avant 3.2 Quattro
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Miles driven on tires: 12,000
Location: Birmingham, MI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 12,000 Miles on Tires
April 22, 2011

This tire strikes a good balance with great handling and a comfortable ride. The noise level is not objectionable either. I run with winter tires, so I can not attest to snow performance.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Parada Spec-X Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.27
 
 

2003 Toyota 4Runner 4wd Limited
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Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: Jewett City, CT
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
March 16, 2013

Update to previous 4,000 mile review. A phenomenal tire, and I can see none rated better that I would buy. Exceptional in dry and wet conditions, even heavy rain. Good in light to deep snow, but fair in icy conditions. Have maybe 5-10,000 miles of tread left now that I've put on 50,000. Quiet, smooth, what we all would expect a good tire to be.

Interestingly, I work in construction. My previous Continental Cross Contacts which I loved, had a number of flats from picking up nails, etc. None with this tire, which is either coincidence, or signs of better tire composition, which I believe it is. Continental has none in this size, so I will buy this tire again.

This winter, I looked at the tread and had concerns about winter driving on worn tread. But, decided to stick it out and tires performed SURPRISINGLY well.

My Toyota V8 all wheel drive limited has the best of everything, and these tires meet my expectations. Mileage in summer averages 18.4, and less in winter due to gas reformulation.

Highly recommended for those who appreciate quality, safety and consistency. But, if you live where ice and snow abound all winter, you may want to consider winter tires, but these are more than able to take on CT winters. Best to you all.

 

Warmer Weather is Coming - Time for a New Ultra High Performance All-Season Tire

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by Doc Horvath

With the snow melting in most of the country, driving enthusiasts are looking forward to a spring and summer of high performance driving fun. For those on a budget, there's a great selection of Ultra High Performance All-Season tires, including the Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season. The tire is currently ranked sixth in our Tire Survey Results.

Our extensive Real World Road Ride and test track have always separated the contenders from the pretenders. A couple years ago we tested the Pirelli against the Dunlop SP Sport Signature, Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 and Yokohama AVID ENVigor with the P Zero Nero All Season delivering the quickest and most direct-feeling steering of the group. The Yokohama AVID ENVigor and Dunlop SP Sport Signature followed, with Sumitomo's HTR A/S P01 right behind. All three options exhibited an excellent direct steering feel. Overall noise levels for all four tires were similar, with all producing some amount of tread pattern hum. The AVID ENVigor generated a small ringing tone when it encountered sharp impacts on the highway, and the HTR A/S P01 produced a little more tread noise than the rest.

On the track in dry conditions, the Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season had the quickest overall lap time with its very quick steering response and good overall grip. Dunlop's SP Sport Signature followed with plenty of cornering traction and similar predictable handling. The Yokohama and Sumitomo repeated their standings as before. In the wet, the SP Sport Signature was fastest, thanks to its responsive steering and good ultimate grip, especially under braking.

If you're in the market for new Ultra High Performance All-Season tires, read "Finding the 'Ultra' in Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires" before making your selection.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S

Monday, March 18, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin LTX M/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.36
 
 

2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS
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Miles driven on tires: 85,000
Location: Mundelein, IL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 85,000 Miles on Tires
March 11, 2013

Great set of tires. Replaced OEM Yokohama on my Mitsu that only gave my 35K. Now I'm at 125K and I still have a lot of tread left - I think at least another 10-20K. That is fantastic value for a set of tires that performed really well in snow (Chicago roads) as well as rain.Cant say a lot about noise, since they are as much or slightly less noisy than my Yokohama's. Installed at Costco, and rotated every 5-6K miles. Overall, extremely happy with my purchase and will definitely recommend it.

 

The Return of the King? Introducing the Extreme Performance Summer BFGoodrich g-Force Rival

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by Cy Chowattukunnel

Recently, we received our first batch of Extreme Performance Summer BFGoodrich g-Force Rival tires. The first shipment from BFGoodrich's Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant consisted of the 225/45R17 and 245/40R18 sizes, with 13 additional sizes to come. Unfortunately, it's too cold here at our Indiana headquarters to test the tire, however based on current data, it looks like this BFGoodrich tire will rise to the top.

BFGoodrich's internal testing and their launch comparison indicate mission accomplished. The g-Force Rival excels when driven side-by-side with traditional Extreme Performance Summer leaders.

Our test drivers were particularly impressed with the g-Force Rival's combination of consistent, extreme grip with a high degree of predictability. Instead of "peaky" grip levels which leave the driver wondering what their tire and car are doing, BFGoodrich has endowed the Rival with more progressive grip levels. This allows for better control because the driver has no doubt what's happening with his/her car and tires.

The NOLA Motorsports Park launch test featured some good competitors, but how will the g-Force Rival do against the newest rivals in its class? Dunlop has launched the new Direzza ZII. Bridgestone's rolling out the new Potenza RE-11A. Yokohama has the ADVAN Neova AD08. Who's the king of that group? With all due apologies to Dennis Green, we won't crown it now. We'll crown the champ in early June after completing our comprehensive in-house test.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated)Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5

2009 Toyota Sienna FWD
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Miles driven on tires: 60,000
Location: Lexington, KY
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 60,000 Miles on Tires
March 05, 2013

My commute is 86 miles each way so 172 miles each day and around 60,000 miles a year.
Avid EnVigor is great on wet road. My other tires used to lose traction every time you start from a stop. this tires surprised me by not losing tractions. light snow even medium snow is fine .
the tire make my toyota sienna 09/10 van handle like a car
this tires is really live up to its name .high performance all season tires

My only complaint is the road noise which is higher than other tires i'm used to.
This is my second set of Avid EnVigor. i'm planning to try out a different set of tires. just for the sake of trying. i have change to a new set of tires every year any way
the treadlife is 60,000 miles max 55,000 to be safe. which for me is 1 year worth of driving. and i rotate the tires every 20,000miles.
if you need a High Performance All Season . get The Avid EnVigor.
remember that they have to put a softer compound to make the tire grip and stick to the road better thus the shorter tread life. and a bit noisier because of the aggressive tire pattern

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama S.drive

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama S.drive Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.88
 
 

2004 Dodge Neon SRT4
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Miles driven on tires: 7,000
Location: Conway, SC
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 7,000 Miles on Tires
February 28, 2013

This is the first time I have ever purchased a tire "twice" in a row from the same MFG. This S drive tires are the best tire I have found yet for a value added tire in the performance line of any MFG. tire on the market for the price. The first set of S drive tires went 33,000 miles and I am a sprited driver. This same car I have had 3 other MFG. performance tires on and was only able to get between 15,000 to 23,000 miles of service out of them. That is why i have put a second set of these on this same car again. My son have choosen to try two other brands of tires on the same car as mine and they still do not get the mileage ( around 20,000). If this car last thru these tires I will force myself to try a different brand. To date overall on five different vechiles I have used Yokohama tires of different ratings and feel that Yokohama tires are hard to beat for the value.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Precision Touring

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Firestone Precision TouringReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.44

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: St Paul, MN
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
February 12, 2013

Get yourself a pair pronto!! Bought these tires on sale from Firestone for 83.00/tire to replace the horrible Yokohamas. Couple of days after I purchased these tires, a mini blizzard came through MN and these tires delivered excellent driving stability, accelerated control from dead stop, no slipping on green light. These tires are supple in cold weather, unlike bricks (Yokohamas)I had before. In addition, the precisions provided continuous traction in medium snow fall (3-4 in). Excellent traction on wet roads as well. Have not tested in freezing rain, but I am sure they'll perform great for the non-aggressive driver.

Looking for Affordable Tires?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by Ben Rooney

Here at Tire Rack, we built our business on higher performance tires for more exotic applications. The inventory expanded over the years as we also carry tires that are targeted toward regular cars used for everyday transportation, and tires for the enthusiast on a budget.

Fuzion, the entry level brand from Bridgestone, often has the best-priced tires in a given size. Though not as well known as its older siblings from Bridgestone and Firestone, Fuzion tires offer an excellent value. The Fuzion Touring is a smooth riding, all-season tire that's very aggressively priced, while the UHP is Fuzion's new Ultra High Performance All-Season tire designed for sporty handling combined with capability in cold weather and light snow. 

Kumho has been a stalwart in the performance-per-dollar arena. Little known when they first came to the United States, they have built a loyal following over the past decade or so. Their Ecsta 4X is often my go-to selection for a value-oriented all-season performance tire. The Solus KR21 does consistently well in surveys among customers needing a regular all-season passenger tire. 

Among light trucks and SUVs, the Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S G051 has an excellent combination of long treadwear, reliable performance and an excellent price. With each option fitting into most budgets, you're getting a great tire for your vehicle as each is currently ranked in the top ten in their class.

To see what options are available for your application, shop by size

Hankook's Ventus R-S3 Brings Competition Tire Grip to the Street

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by Doc Horvath

Hankook's Ventus R-S3 provides an affordable street tire that best mimics the grip of a racing slick intended for the track. The R-S3 entered a very competitive group of Extreme Performance Summer tires dominated by the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 and the Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec, both of which are considered excellent dual purpose tires for performance street and occasional track / autocross use. We had the opportunity to compare the Hankook against both these tires, as well as the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08 and Kumho Ecsta XS on our test track. Results were published in the August 2011 issue of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine. During this test, the R-S3 shaved nearly a full second off the Dunlop's lap time and came in quicker than the Bridgestone, too! Our tester remarked: "The tire inspires confidence from the first turn of the steering wheel, making it easy to attack the course's elements."

Our extensive Tire Survey Results put the Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 just slightly ahead of the Hankook in cornering stability and hydroplaning resistance. With that said, customers really like this tire and have spoken with high praise for this Hankook and say they would buy this tire again!

"I love this tire. I bought it mostly for autocross use. However, I have driven quite a few highway miles now and have had no problems. I'd say this is one of the best performance tires you can buy, especially for the price. Needless to say, I'll be buying another set when the time comes." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2002 Honda S2000

"I purchased this tire for mainly track use and it did not disappoint. The traction was great when accelerating, cornering and braking. I have just purchased another set for my TT. Excellent value!" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2007 BMW Z4 M Coupe

Do you want to see if the Hankook Ventus RS-3 is available for sports car, sports coupe or performance sedan? Then shop by vehicle!

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.