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.
I've owned these tires for over four years now, have over 90,000 miles on them, and have never had any significant issues! <br /><br />I have a Honda Civic Si hatchback, which requires a tire that had a high speed rating. However, I also needed an all weather tire to get around in the snow and ice of the Nebraska winters. These perform better than the OEM tires, are much quieter, and have plowed my little hatchback down thousands of miles of highways, even when covered with 8 of snow/ice/slush with no/minimal loss of traction! <br /><br />I've read some reviews with people who have had ride issues. As for my experience, any issues I've encountered have been resolved by rotating and balancing the tires and performing an all wheel alignment on the car. <br /><br />I'm planning and preparing to buy these again (whenever they finally run out of usable tread!)
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Jacksonville, FL
Great tire but not a long tread life.
Quiet Fuel Efficient
Though the Assurance is a quiet tire, with good handling, and a comfortable ride, it is not a tire I will buy again. I have used these tires for 2 years and 40,000 miles and have worn them out. I have a Toyota Prius and all the way to the end of their life gave me 54 to 56 MPG. Goodyear states 70,000 but mine only made 40,000. Not happy about that.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Ridgecrest , CA
Not so great.
Bought these for the advertised long tread life.<br />I've always run Michelins on my vehicles; these don't even compare.<br />I'll be going back to Michelins for the smooth and quiet ride.