Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Fortera HL Edition

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Vehicle: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD
Miles Driven on Tires: 34,000
Location: Atlanta, GA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Goodyear Fortera HL Edition
Initial Review: 34,000 miles on tires
July 26, 2012

These tires were the original equipment on my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD. I take pride in caring for my vehicles and I do my homework before I purchase replacement tires for all of my vehicles. These tires made for a good set of original equipment for this Jeep. It is very important to keep them inflated to maximum recommended inflation pressure because the tread seems a little soft and has a tendency to wear on the outer edges if they become even slightly under inflated. I tow a motorcycle trailer that is approximately 3500 lbs when loaded and they seem to perform well under all driving conditions. However, I am slightly disappointed with the wear at 34,000 miles. I am getting close to the wear bands and not sure that I should try and push it to 40K. I also own a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD with 93,000 miles and by far, it is riding on the best set of tires that I have ever owned, the Michelin LTX M&S. I put them on the Jeep when it had 32,000 miles on it and more than 60K later, they're still going strong! I can easily get another 10-15K on them without compromising safety or handling. I would purchase the for my 2011 but they are not available for the original 20 inch rims. They would probably cost 3X as much as the Fortera HL's. So, for the value, I think I will probably purchase the Goodyear Fortera HL's again because I know what I'm getting for my money vs purchasing another brand that I am not familiar with and pay a much higher price. Lastly, these have not been noisy tires at all.

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