Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 review

The Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 is a great all-round tyre in winter conditions

The UltraGrip Performance 3 makes its test debut after its launch was delayed last year. Wet performance is a Goodyear speciality and it’s the same here, with the UltraGrip top in both deep-water aquaplaning tests. It was no slouch in the shallower water tests either, with a joint fourth in braking.

It inspired confidence on the handling circuit, where it was easy to take to the limit and stay there without worrying about snap rear slides. The UltraGrip needed a bit more steering than the Continental and wasn’t as sharp, but it’s a great tyre in the wet, finishing just behind the Hankook.

The Goodyear was also on the pace in the dry, finishing second to the WinterContact. It dropped to fourth in the snow tests, but was still close to the leaders.

We say…

This is an impressive debut from the latest UltraGrip, which is ideal for the UK’s wet winters and those who prioritise a quiet tyre.

Blackcircles.com says…

The Goodyear is too new for us to be able to provide any insight into the tyre’s popularity or performance with our customers at present.

Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3  
Overall99.4% 
Price£148.50 
Snow braking98.6%5th
Snow traction98.6%3rd
Straight aquaplaning100%1st
Curved aquaplaning100%1st
Wet braking98.7%=4th
Wet handling99.2%2nd
Wet circle99.3%3rd
Dry braking97.8%4th
Dry handling99.3%3rd
Rolling resistance92.7%5th
Cabin noise100%=1st

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Products editor

Kim has worked for Auto Express for more than three decades and all but a year of that time in the Products section. His current role as products editor involves managing the section’s content and team of testers plus doing some of the tests himself. 

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