The Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season is part of the tire
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, performance all season tire
models like the Assurance TripleTred All-Season 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. Refer to the wet braking iText at the top of the Ratings chart for the specific speed used.
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 TripleTred All-Season
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 Avalon now has 185,000 miles and this is the second set of Goodyear Assurance Tripletred tires.I am now getting my 4th set of tires for this car.I have really enjoyed these tires.These tires have not let me down in the Rain, snow, ice ,whatever.I do admit in poor weather I drive slow and thats why I purchased these tires for safety.The set now I have now I purchased in 2009. They are not noisy at all.I like them alot. But I think they must be suited for the car. I am somewhat disappointed their rating was dropped. When they first came out their rating was higher.I am very happy with these tires but they are not cheap.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from New Orleans
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
This is the second set of these tires that I put on my car. The first set cupped and were very noisy in 6 months with 18000 miles on them so Goodyear replaced with the same tires at minimal cost to me. Now this set has about 25000 miles on them in 1 1/2 years of use and are so noisy I can't even hear the radio at certain speeds. Goodyear suggested that maybe these tires don't work on my model of vehicle. I don't recommend these tires since I tried them twice and the performance was the same noisy and rough ride.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Sleepy Hollow, NY
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
My tire dealer (30 years) recommended these as longer lasting and less expensive than the Nokian WR-2s that I've driven on, year-round, for two decades or more. These Goodyears are hard riding and noisy. When these wear out I'm going back to the Nokians. In the past I routinely got 35-40,000 miles from the WR2s, even driving on them throughout the year.