Goodyear EfficientGrip

Dry Grip 77%
Wet Grip 66%
Road Feedback 61%
Handling 58%
Wear 69%
Comfort 71%
Buy again 52%

The Goodyear EfficientGrip is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Goodyear Excellence

This tyre has been replaced by the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance

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Tyre review data from 119 tyre reviews averaging 65% over 1,454,267 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2012 Auto Express Summer Tyre Test - 1st of 8 tyres

  • Overall - Goodyear win the test thanks to their usual strong wet performance. Miles ahead of its nearest rivals in the curved aquaplaning tests and winning the straight line test, even with the score weighting adjusted to negate any unfair advantage the Goodyear still wins. Getting within 1.5% of the best in the dry, the Goodyears only drawback is a mid pack rolling resistance

2012 Autoreview Touring Tyre Test - 6th of 9 tyres

  • Positive - Good steering response, predictable at the limit, high resistance to aquaplaning
  • Negative - Average overall grip in the wet and dry

2012 ACE Touring Summer Tyre Test - 7th of 14 tyres

Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
185/60 R14 82H   E C 69 6.86kgs
185/65 R14 86H   C C 69 7.26kgs
195/50 R15 82V   E B 68  
185/55 R15 82H   C C 68  
185/55 R15 82H   B E 67 6.57kgs
185/55 R15 82H   B C 66 6.62kgs
195/55 R15 85H Segment 1 E C 67  
195/55 R15 85V   C C 69  
195/55 R15 85H   C C 69  
195/55 R15 85V   E B 67 7.58kgs
185/60 R15 88H XL   C C 69  
195/60 R15 88V   C B 69  
195/60 R15 88H   C C 69 7.63kgs
205/60 R15 91V   C C 69  
205/60 R15 95H XL Segment 1 C B 69  
205/60 R15 91H Segment 1 C C 69  
185/65 R15 88H Segment 1 C B 69  
195/65 R15 91H   C C 69 7.97kgs
195/65 R15 95H XL   B C 71 9.12kgs
195/65 R15 91H   C B 70 9.13kgs
195/65 R15 91H Segment 1 C B 68  
195/65 R15 91H   C B 68  
195/65 R15 91V   C C 69  
205/65 R15 94H Segment 1 C C 69  
205/65 R15 94V Segment 1 C B 69  
195/45 R16 84V XL   C C 66 7.13kgs
195/45 R16 84V XL   B C 66  
205/45 R16 83W   E B 69  
205/50 R16 87W   C B 69  
195/55 R16 87V Segment 1 C B 69  
195/55 R16 87H Segment 1 C B 69  
205/55 R16 91V   C B 69  
205/55 R16 91W   C B 66 11.17kgs
205/55 R16 91H   B E 67  
205/55 R16 91V   A C 67 7.95kgs
205/55 R16 94V XL   C C 68  
205/55 R16 91V   C C 68  
205/55 R16 91W   C C 69  
205/55 R16 91W AO C B 66  
205/55 R16 91H   C B 70  
205/55 R16 91H   C C 68 8.35kgs
205/55 R16 91H Segment 1 B C 68  
205/55 R16 91V   C B 68 10.74kgs
215/55 R16 93V   C B 67 9.66kgs
215/55 R16 97H XL   C C 70  
215/55 R16 93W   C B 70  
215/55 R16 93H   C B 67 9.60kgs
215/55 R16 93V   C B 70  
225/55 R16 95W   C C 69  
225/55 R16 99Y XL   B B 70  
195/60 R16 89H   C B 69 8.35kgs
205/60 R16 92H   E B 68 9.21kgs
205/60 R16 92V   C C 69  
205/60 R16 92H Segment 1 C B 69  
205/60 R16 96H XL   B B 68 9.87kgs
205/60 R16 96W XL   B B 69  
205/60 R16 92W   C B 67 12.23kgs
205/60 R16 92W   C C 67 8.46kgs
215/60 R16 95H   B B 71 9.89kgs
215/60 R16 95W Segment 2 C B 69  
225/60 R16 102V XL   B B 70  
225/60 R16 98W Segment 2 B C 70  
225/60 R16 102H XL   C B 69 11.50kgs
205/40 R17 84W XL Segment 2 E B 70  
215/40 R17 87W XL          
215/40 R17 87V XL   E B 71 9.35kgs
215/40 R17 87W XL   E C 72 9.09kgs
255/40 R17 94Y Segment 2 C C 70  
205/45 R17 88W XL   C C 70 8.23kgs
225/45 R17 91V   E B 68 10.09kgs
225/45 R17 94V XL   C B 70  
225/45 R17 94Y XL   C B 70  
225/45 R17 91W          
235/45 R17 94W   C B 70 9.64kgs
235/45 R17 97W XL   C C 70  
245/45 R17 95Y   C C 70  
245/45 R17 95W   E B 69 11.44kgs
245/45 R17 99Y XL   C B 69 11.44kgs
205/50 R17 93W XL Segment 2 C C 69  
205/50 R17 89V   B A 66 8.69kgs
205/50 R17 89W   C A 66 10.83kgs
205/50 R17 89Y   C A 66 10.83kgs
205/50 R17 93H XL   C B 72 9.10kgs
215/50 R17 91V   C C 71  
215/50 R17 95W XL   C C 68 10.25kgs
215/50 R17 91V   E B 70 9.51kgs
225/50 R17 98W XL   C C 70  
235/50 R17 96W   C B 68 11.68kgs
215/55 R17 94V Segment 1 C B 70  
215/55 R17 98W XL Segment 2 C C 70  
215/55 R17 94W   C B 68 10.36kgs
225/55 R17 97Y   E C 67 10.94kgs
225/55 R17 101H XL   C C 71 11.64kgs
225/55 R17 101W XL   B B 70  
235/55 R17 99Y   C C 67 11.25kgs
215/60 R17 96H Segment 1 C B 69  
235/60 R17 102V   C C 68 12.33kgs
235/60 R17 102Y AO C C 68  
255/35 R18 94Y XL          
225/40 R18 92W XL Segment 2 C B 70  
235/40 R18 95Y XL   C C 71  
245/40 R18 97Y XL   C B 71  
255/40 R18 95V   E C 69 13.63kgs
255/40 R18 95W   E B 69 13.63kgs
255/40 R18 95Y   E C 69 13.63kgs
225/45 R18 91V   E B 69 12.18kgs
225/45 R18 91W   E B 69 12.18kgs
225/45 R18 91Y   E B 69 12.18kgs
245/45 R18 96Y   C B 67 14.36kgs
245/45 R18 100Y XL   C B 68 11.13kgs
245/45 R18 100Y XL          
255/45 R18 99Y   E C 69 11.70kgs
245/50 R18 100W   B B 68 14.96kgs
235/55 R18 100Y   E C 67 12.70kgs
235/55 R18 104Y XL   C C 68 12.60kgs
255/40 R19 100Y XL   C C 69 14.18kgs
275/40 R19 101Y   C B 70 15.69kgs
275/40 R19 101Y   C B 70  
235/45 R19 95V   C A 67 12.70kgs
245/45 R19 102Y XL   C A 69 14.37kgs
245/45 R19 102Y XL   C A 69 14.31kgs
255/50 R19 103Y   E B 71 17.89kgs
285/40 R20 104Y   E B 70 17.75kgs
255/45 R20 101Y   E B 70 15.98kgs

Questions and Answers for the Goodyear EfficientGrip

2016-04-28 - Are Goodyear efficient grip tires unidirectional?

The Goodyear Efficient Grip is an asymmetric which means it can rotate in any direction. The tyre is marked with an "outside" and "inside" to show the tyre fitters how the tyre should be mounted on the wheel.


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Top Goodyear EfficientGrip Review

Given 64% while driving a Ford Fiesta mk7 (195/45 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 32,000 average miles
I fitted these tyres to my Ford Fiesta 1.4TDCi Titanium 3 years ago. My original reasoning for choosing these tyres was for their ability to increase your fuel economy, and claims over how quiet they were (66dB on this wheel size). The car's OEM tyres were Continental Sport Contact 2s which, to me, seemed like an odd choice given the 67bhp 1.4 diesel engine which is aimed at fuel economy, and has a ‘leisurely’ (putting it diplomatically) 0-60mph time of 15 seconds!

The Good:
From the moment these tyres were fitted, I saw an instant increase in fuel economy. I noted a 5mpg gain on the first full tank of fuel. The car has continued to provide excellent fuel economy on these tyres over the past 3 years, easily averaging 65mpg, with 70+mpg on occasions in the summer months – I never got close to this on the Sport Contacts.

Wear has also been fantastic. The tyres have now completed 32,000 miles (rotated at approx. 22,000), and there is still around 5mm tread on the front tyres, and 4mm on the rear. 40-45k miles is looking realistic.

Grip levels are completely fine with the car handling roundabouts in the wet at speed, and no major loss in feel when driving sensibly - although I am starting to notice a slight decrease in grip in wet conditions now.

The Bad:
When first fitted, they were relatively quiet, although not as quiet as I expected, but still acceptable. As they passed 20,000miles however, they started to get noisier and noisier. On rougher roads, there is now a lot of road roar/rumble. I noted some reviewers below state that they experienced a noise like a wheel bearing wearing out on these tyres, and I have also found this too, especially from the rear of the car – almost like a humming sound at around 60mph.

The noise levels are becoming so bad, it is making me consider replacing them early. Comfort levels are therefore not fantastic in the long term.

Grip levels in snow are very low, even by summer tyre standards, and they are defeated by even the gentlest of slopes, but I get the feeling this is generally the case for all low rolling resistance tyres.

Overall:
These tyres have worked really well on the Fiesta, with fuel economy and wear being fantastic – a definite 10 out of 10 on those front. Comfort though does deteriorate badly as the tyre wears. Also bear in mind this Fiesta engine develops a lowly 67bhp. The Efficient Grips are definitely at their best on ‘normal’ family cars with engine power approx.
127 - tyre reviewed on September 27, 2016   

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Given 63% while driving a BMW 325 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 20,000 spirited miles
I've driven these tires on my BMW 325i for about 20.000km in size 205/50/17 89V

At first they were pretty good, but after the thread was below 5mm they really started to get worse.
On wet roads, they do understeer quite quickly, cornering in the wet does not give me a lot of confidence anymore.
On the dry, grip is still good, but they do squeak in corners very quicly.

Overall, the tires are not bad. But if you tend to drive a bit faster in corners and higher speeds, I do not recommend them.

I will have to replace these tires very soon and will probably go for Hankook Ventus S1 Evo 3.
0 - tyre reviewed on August 4, 2019   
Given 92% while driving a Fiat X1 9 (165/65 R13 T) on a combination of roads for 500 average miles
Bought these tyres to replace budget brand fitted when I got the car. The old tyres were OK when newer but became lethal in wet conditions as they aged. Wear not an issue as I do very low annual mileage. Car is a classic for summer use only. The Goodyears have completely transformed the way the car feels. Handling and grip are worlds better and ride comfort much improved. A very good investment so far.
0 - tyre reviewed on July 25, 2019   
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Given 58% while driving a Fiat Fiorino Van 2008 (185/65 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 18 spirited miles
To start with the tyres performed well and the van (Fiat Fiorino) handle well with good levels of comfort and grip, but once 15,000 miles was reached the tyre went egg shape with constant vibration on the steering wheel. At first it was subtle but over the next 2 or 3 K it got a lot more pronounced until the vehicle is almost undriveable. This also coincided with tyres loss of grip (traction control interrupting all the time) and major increase in aquaplanning.
This is all still with 4mm of tread left, just not what I would expect from premium branded tyres.
In all my years of motoring this is the first time I have ever had to change out tyres early as they were that bad that for safety sake they had to go.
4 - tyre reviewed on February 12, 2019   
Dacia stepway (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 27 average miles
Hi All
I live near La Rochelle, France.
Tyres fitted to Dacia Stepway Tce 90 when new.
Superb when new in the rain, but at4.5 mm depth they slipped twice in the Pyrenees on bends and wet roads (80 kmh). Wheel spin at the same time!
Home a few days later and a nail through a front tyre so half worn and replaced by Michelin Cross Climate, so no slip on wet roads.
Wear on rear Good Year (still in situ) after 30,000 km/s.
5 - tyre reviewed on January 26, 2019   
Given 87% while driving a Ford Mondeo Mk3 1.8 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 20,000 average miles
Hi readers well I lwas returning from a december driveing tour of the SCOTTISH western isles which have good roads unlike scotland mainland and after leaveing MALLAIG for SEAHAM , DURHAM the front end started to vibrate and the speed dropped to 40 a bit like driveing through sand. I stopped at FORT WILLIAM and called my
breakdown provider who has me on a transporter in 15 mins for home!!!!. my neighbour who has 20 years garage experience advised to raise each front wheel on a support and spin it on the engine, immediately the cause was found the tyre (not the wheel) was running out of true and on swopping the tyre for the spare , normality was returned !!!!. I was running on goodyears efficinity grip and have immediately bought a new set of 4 , I still have faith!!! first time Ive been recovered after 46 years driveing my 2007 mondeo drives on ....... PS If you drive the HEBs there are no garage tyre services on saturday sunday and bank hols I .was once stranded 4 days !!!
0 - tyre reviewed on January 12, 2019   

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