Goodyear Eagle NCT5 EMT review
What is it?
The Goodyear Eagle NCT5 EMT (EMT = Extended Mobile Technology) is a grand touring summer tire designed for sport and luxury coupes and sedans. Served as the original equipment tire for certain BMW 5-series models, and the MINI Cooper. Features run-flat technology.
Strengths and weaknesses?
The Eagle NCT5 EMT is a previous generation run-flat tire, and as such suffers from some very predictable faults.
Dry grip and handling is on pace with other category tires (though that's not saying much -- see "Anything else to know?" below), but wet performance is questionable.
Data indicates that comfort characteristics are quite poor with high road noise, and low ride comfort. To top it off, user feedback suggests that treadlife is very limited.
How does the Eagle NCT5 EMT compare?
In the very sparse grand touring summer run-flat tire category, the Eagle NCT5 EMT ranks second out of three tires per user feedback, but it's no silver medal candidate...
Anything else to know?
As is the case with the Goodyear Eagle NCT5 A RunOnFlat, there is performance and value to be gained from replacing with an OE alternative. The very limited sizes and inventory available may give you no choice anyways.
Current tire technology and development is to be found outside of the grand touring summer tire category. Decent grand touring summer tires like the Bridgestone Turanza ER30 can't hold a candle to even mid-level high performance summer, and ultra high performance summer tires.
Also, unless you find the Eagle NCT5 EMT on special/closeout, it's unreasonably priced.
For all of the above reasons, we suggest that you avoid the Eagle NCT5 EMT.
For many drivers, a reasonably priced ultra high performance summer tire like the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500 is a far better option, and will complement and enhance your vehicle's handling attributes. If you want to continue with run flat technology, then the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval RFT is a solid option that includes current run flat technology, i.e. none of the comfort drawbacks of the Eagle NCT5 EMT.
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