Best mileage summer tire - get about two extra seasons on the road.*
Exceptional mileage - 20% higher than next best tested competitor*
Shortest braking distance on wet & dry roads**
*20%/ 11,000km higher mileage than next best tested competitor. Compared to four latest designs from main competitors in summer HP segment (Michelin Primacy 4, Continental PremiumContact 6, Bridgestone Turanza T005, Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue). Tested by TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH in Nov 2019 by order of Goodyear. tyre size tested: 205/55R16 91V, Test car: VW Golf VII, Test location: open roads central Germany.
**Shorter braking on wet and dry than all tested competitors. Compared to four latest designs from main competitors in summer HP segment (Michelin Primacy 4, Continental PremiumContact 6, Bridgestone Turanza T005, Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue).Tested by TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH in Nov 2019 by order of Goodyear. tyre size tested: 205/55R16 91V, Test car: VW Golf VII, Test location: ATP Papenburg (D), GPG Mireval (F), TÜV SÜD PS Garching (D), Neubiberg (D), Denburg (D).
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union has introduced the EU Tyre Label by Regulation (No. 1222/2009) identically and bindingly for all EU member states. It applies to passenger car tyres, light commercial vehicle tyres and heavy commercial vehicle tyres produced after 01.07.2012.
Three different areas are tested: rolling resistance, wet grip and the rolling noise the tyre makes on the road.
The following are not affected by the EU Tyre Label: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing tyres, tyres with additional devices to improve traction such as spiked tyres, T-type emergency tyres, special tyres for fitting to vehicles first registered before 1 October 1990, tyres with a maximum authorised speed of 80 km/h, tyres for rims with a nominal diameter of 254 mm or less or 635 mm or more.
With this regulation, the European Union is pursuing the goal of promoting economic and ecological efficiency in road traffic as well as increasing road safety on the one hand, and on the other hand, granting consumers more product transparency and at the same time serving as an active decision-making aid.
Already during the incorporation, experts criticise the fact that the EU Tyre Label unfortunately only shows a few product characteristics. Apart from rolling resistance, wet grip and rolling noise, which are the main focus of EU tyre labelling, tyres have much more important and safety-relevant product characteristics, such as aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, braking properties on dry and wet roads, behaviour in wintry conditions, etc.
Tyre manufacturers point out that test results from various institutions and journals remain an important information medium for the end consumer. These tests usually focus on further safety-relevant product characteristics besides the EU standard qualifications for tyre labelling, which are always important for the final customer.
* List prices, when available, provide a net basis for calculating sales prices between tire manufacturers and their distributors. In no event are they selling prices that are paid or customarily paid.
**Prices include VAT and delivery within mainland UK (excl. Scottish Highlands).