The Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring is part of the tire
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, performance all season tire
models like the Assurance ComforTred Touring are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry and wet cornering grip; and subjective steering feel.
About This Brand
Goodyear claims to be the best-selling tire-maker in North America and is one of the leading tire manufacturers in the world. In 2008, it ranked third behind Michelin and Bridgestone for global tire sales. Based in Akron, Ohio, Goodyear is a major supplier of original and replacement tires and sells tires for most applications. Founded in 1898, Goodyear owns the Dunlop and Kelly-Springfield brands of tires sold in the United States. Goodyear and Dunlop have often been top picks in our Ratings.
Features & Specs - Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring
Speed rating Speed rating. This letter denotes the maximum sustainable speed and is found directly after the load index. For S-speed-rated tires, it's 112 mph; for T, 118 mph. Speed ratings for other tires include Q, 99 mph; H, 130 mph; V, 149 mph; and Z, 150 mph plus. While such speeds may seem wildly impractical, tires with higher speed ratings tend to provide better handling at legal speed limits. Choose tires that have a speed rating at least as high as the one specified on your vehicle's placard.
Treadwear warranty Commonly used by tire manufacturers to market tires, the warranty describes the typical tread life of the tire. Consumers should view the warranty an indicator of tread life only. Actual mileage will vary with vehicle type, driving style, road, and weather conditions, just to name a few variables. Nearly all treadwear warranties are based on pro-rated amount based on the usable tread worn off the tire.
UTQG treadwear UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG treadwear, an index developed by the government, compares a tire's tread life with that of a reference tire graded at 100. A tire with a grade of 300 is predicted to last three times as long as one graded at 100. Treadwear grades are just one indicator of tread life, but actual tire life will vary due to a number of factors including road conditions, driving habits, vehicle, and maintenance.
UTQG traction UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG traction indicates the tire's ability to stop on a wet surface with Government grades of AA, A, B, C, from best to worst.
UTQG temperature UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG temperature indicates the tire's ability to resist heat build-up under test conditions with Government grades of A, B, C, from best to worst.
My car rides better than new now. You get what you pay for. Apparently Toyota did not pay much for the OEM tires.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
In a shorttime these tires turn horrible
I RECOMMEND NOT TO BUY THESE TIRES. <br />In short, these tires wear fast, produce much road noise after 10k and thumping noises with vibration at the steering wheel. With wear they become exponentially worse.<br />Long story: I bought mine in 2012. The first year was great with some minimal road noise where I could have them rotated and balanced and the issue went away for a short time. Then 2013 came and with more wear on the tires the balancing didn't work as well. I thought I had a wheel bearing issue and replaced all four wheel bearings at a high cost. The noise didn't go away and began to increase especially on the highway. Researching this, I found that to reduce (not eliminate) the noise I had to have the tires road force balanced. One can find out more by doing a search on road forced balancing (of course this is a pricier way of balancing your tires). With more research, the issue that came out was that the tires were not round from the outside perimeter and quite a few others were experiencing the same issue. I found that this was also the case for the Comfortred Touring as well as the Assurance which are what I have. I hope this helps. I wish I could do more like put links to where I found all my information and I hope the best.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Wakefield, MA
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great Tire for the Money
None at this time
I bought these tires after much investigation for my wife's Camry and recently my Avalon. Be sure to buy them when Goodyear offers a mail-in rebate which saved my $160 for each installation. Also, be sure to rotate your tires regularly to promote even wear. I have done this faithfully over the years and have gotten maximum wear. A front/rear alignment does not hurt also, especially if you live in pot-hole ridden areas like we do.