Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max

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Vehicle: 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Miles Driven on Tires: 1,400
Location: Roscoe, IL
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Easy Going
Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max
Follow-Up Review: 4,500 miles on tires
January 10, 2010
I have now had ample opportunity to drive in snow. We have had several snow falls over 6 inches in my area and I have been very pleased and relieved to find that these tires provide as good of performance that I have ever had in an all season tire. I've had many premium Goodyear and Michelin tires in my 40 years of driving in the midwest winters. <br><br><br><br>These tires have now shown me that I can get the excellent MPG offered by a low inertia / low rolling resistance tire and still not sacrifice the ride and performance that I consider necessary to enjoy the drive while feeling safe and assured.<br><br><br><br>BTW, At the same time I bought these tires for my Hybrid I also bought Michelin Primacy MXV4 tires for my wife's cars. I have been very happy with each set of tires. The two cars have different priorities and I still like my fuel max tires for my hybrid. MPG has consistently been improved from the OEM.
Initial Review: 1,400 miles on tires
September 20, 2009

I put Goodyear Fuelmax tires on my Toyota Camry Hybrid. My immedediate response was relief that the Fuelmax also provided a great feel and ride. I was concerned what trade offs I had made with purchasing a new series tire before user reviews were very available. I drive a hybrid and am not looking for sport handling or track performance. These tires feel secure both on wet and dry pavement. The ride and road feel are as good as I have had on any previeous tire, EL-400 on this car and a line of Michelins on other cars. My mileage did not drop a bit, to my surprise. The worn out OEM tires had low roling resistance due to most of the tread being gone. And with most of the tread being gone, you actually get more revs per mile which registers more miles on your odometer. This makes a worn tire appear to get further improved gas mileage. So with the Fuelmax I was thrilled to record the same 42 mpg that I have been getting all summer in my Camry. I really am waiting to see the winter driving performance. I will provide an update as soon I get some winter weather to put them to the test.

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