Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1

Dry Grip 88%
Wet Grip 92%
Road Feedback 83%
Handling 84%
Wear 86%
Comfort 90%
Buy again 95%
Snow Grip 95%
Ice Grip 90%

The Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1 is a Ultra High Performance Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre replaced the Goodyear Ultra Grip Performance 2

This tyre has been replaced by the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Plus

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Tyre review data from 21 tyre reviews averaging 89% over 173,940 miles driven.


Latest Group Test Results

2018 Autobild UHP Winter Tyre Test - 5th of 11 tyres

  • Positive - Premium tyres with excellent performance in the snow and wet.
  • Negative - Average dry grip and dry braking.

2018 Auto Express Winter Tyre Test - 4th of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Well balanced performance, excellent aquaplaning result.
  • Negative - Slightly weak dry handling, high rolling resistance.

2017 ADAC SUV Winter Tyre Test - 215/65 R16 - 3rd of 16 tyres

  • Positive - Especially good in the wet, good in the dry, best fuel consumption.
  • Negative - Slightly weak on snow.
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Questions and Answers for the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1

2019-01-08 - Are winter tyres worth fitting to a mx5 in the UK during the winter period? My local tyre centre recommended Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance as they couldn't source Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1.

If you want to be safe and mobile in freezing, snow and ic conditions then yes. We've plenty of videos regarding winter tyres, check them out!

2019-09-19 - I need to replace 2 Continentals Cross Contact ( rear ) with new ones on my 4x4 (265/50/r20 ) Would you think these are ok. On the front I have Yokohama Advan sport V105. I do realise summer/winter mix. If not what do you think would be ok. I've been searching through so many

I really can't recommend switching just two tyres to winter, we have videos on this subject on the youtube channel.

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Size Price Range  
195/50 R15 £51.89 - £65.62 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
205/55 R16 £82.32 - £97.51 (15 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/55 R16 £77.83 - £127.60 (24 Prices) Compare Prices >>
215/65 R16 £90.68 - £131.60 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £88.40 - £117.70 (25 Prices) Compare Prices >>
235/50 R18 £120.54 - £160.60 (8 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1 Review

Given 81% while driving a Ford Focus MK3 (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
Running 215 width tyres on 16" rims.

Dry grip good but lacks a bit of feedback. Wet grip superb. Got my first go on snow with them this morning with 3 inches of wet snow on the ground and they shone. On slush it's like the slush isn't there. On snow there's a bit of wheelspin unless you are gentle with the clutch (mine is an auto so it's a bit tricky persuading the car to be gentle!). However it's the stopping power of these tyres on the snow I was very impressed with. Yes they slide (but not very much!) if you jam the brake pedal to the floor but braking normally with a bit of caution it's not far off driving on a snow free road. Going round corners and up hills the car felt planted to the road and any sideways wiggle was easily corrected. I've got a heavy diesel engine up front helping with traction too.

They are very soft sidewalls and were a bit squishy at first but an extra 3 psi above normal and the handling was improved.

They run quietly and and are very comfortable too. Would definitely recommend.
43 - tyre reviewed on March 4, 2016   

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Given 86% while driving a Alfa Romeo 147 (215/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
215 45 ZR17 Pirelli Pzero Nero
bought used, but wonderful on sporty road and for safety (everyday use)
more comfort then 16" Dunlop and with less road feedback (but it is however enoughy)
1 - tyre reviewed on July 31, 2019   
Given 91% while driving a BMW 120d (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 30,000 spirited miles
Best sporty winter tyre in "regular car" tyre sizes.

Performs well all round, and allows for sporty driving by having good progressive slip near the limit. Be sensible on the public road, but know that this tyre will not pull any surprises.
0 - tyre reviewed on July 23, 2019   
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Given 81% while driving a Audi a5 3.0 tdi quattro sport (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 2,000 spirited miles
Love this winter tyre for the UK.
Disappointed in its dry breaking as it let go a couple of times when I wouldn't of expected it too.
I marked feedback low just because I have an Audi A5 and feedback is numb on anything.
Tyre very noisy but I have never used other winter tyres.
Snow & Ice handled excellently but then I'm using winter tyres on a AWD Audi when I'm used to all season tyres on a BMW.
1 - tyre reviewed on March 27, 2019   
Given 82% while driving a Mercedes Benz C220 CDI Sports (215/55 R16) on for 10,700 miles
Very good winter ture, if you drive in different conditions. Easy to controll case good feedback for a winter tyre.
When temprature outside more than 7°c to soft. And below ÷15°c a nodic tyre is better. Will highly recommend if you know how to drive on winter roads. Turning off ESP and so on
1 - tyre reviewed on March 27, 2019   
Given 84% while driving a Ford Kuga (235/50 R18) on a combination of roads for 4,000 average miles
Tyre with excellent performances.
Will definetly buy them again.
2 - tyre reviewed on February 17, 2019   

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