Advertisement

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance review

It may have dropped a few places, but this remains a good performer

It may have dropped a few places, but this remains a good performer

The Goodyear was second in our 2014 test of this size, and is beaten here only by the winning Dunlop, newer tyres and the remarkable Continental. Just as in the test in Spain three years ago, its success was built on solid rolling resistance and cabin noise performance. The EfficientGrip was just pipped by its stablemate Dunlop which suggests that, again, engineers have found something when it comes to combining fuel economy and grip in the wet.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Elsewhere, there was a string of solid results not too far from the winners. In dry handling the Goodyear was under a second off the best, while its braking was less than three metres shy. It feels soft as it’s pushed on dry roads, lacking the Continental and Hankook’s sharpness, but it hangs on well.

The Goodyear was better suited to the deep water of the aquaplaning tests, where it was an impressive second in a straight line and sixth on the curve, not too far from the front runners. It had good balance around the wet handling track, although it required more lock than the best. The front takes a while to hook up in longer turns, which may be behind its relatively poor showing on the skid pan.

Buy the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance tyre from Black Circles here

Price £61.32 
Dry handling 98.40%=7th
Dry braking 89.00%7th
Wet handling 95.60%=5th 
Wet braking 83.80%7th
Wet cornering 89.70%9th
Straight aqua 97.90%2nd
Curved aqua 87.80%6th
Rolling resistance 92.10%3rd
Cabin noise 100%1st 
Overall97.20%6th
Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit New 2021 Mercedes SL to be developed by AMG with 2+2 layout
Mercedes SL

New 2021 Mercedes SL to be developed by AMG with 2+2 layout

The new Mercedes SL roadster will return with a fabric roof and will share tech with the AMG GT sports car. Our exclusive images preview how it could …
29 May 2020
Visit New Ford tech kills coronavirus by heating cars to 56 degrees Celsius 
News

New Ford tech kills coronavirus by heating cars to 56 degrees Celsius 

Ford’s “heated software enhancement” system designed for American police cars is said to reduce viral concentration “by greater than 99 percent”.
27 May 2020
Visit New facelifted BMW 5 Series takes aim at Audi A6 and Mercedes E-Class
BMW 5 Series

New facelifted BMW 5 Series takes aim at Audi A6 and Mercedes E-Class

The BMW 5 Series has been updated with styling and efficiency tweaks, while a new 545e performance plug-in model joins the line-up
27 May 2020