Goodyear EfficientGrip review
What is it?
The Goodyear EfficientGrip is a grand touring summer tire designed for luxury coupes and sedans. The EfficientGrip aims to provide a blend of dry and wet condition competence, comfort, and durability. The EfficientGrip has served as the original equipment tire for select European vehicles.
Strengths and weaknesses?
ADAC (German) tire testing found the EfficientGrip to offer good grip in both dry and wet road conditions, and overall well balanced performance.
Road noise and treadlife may not be particularly strong points.
How does it compare?
The EfficientGrip has racked up a number of 1st and 2nd place rankings in European testing (competition unknown).
Direct comparison data from domestic U.S. sources is lacking.
- Treadlife Warranty: None
- Uniformity Warranty: 1 year, first 2/32" wear
Anything else to know?
Very limited sizes and inventory available. Reasonably priced, but in the neighborhood of proven ultra high performance summer options like the excellent BF Goodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2.
One of the few modern tires in a very stagnant grand touring summer tire category, the EfficientGrip hasn't gained much recognition or use in the U.S.
Contrary to unanimously positive European test results, European user feedback is a total mixed bag with some love, and plenty of hate.
In summary, we'd suggest that the EfficientGrip is an ill-advised option in light of the equally affordable, proven performance tire alternatives. The grand touring summer tire category is currently being rendered obsolete by alternative tire categories that offer greater performance, and equal to superior comfort characteristics and treadlife. The EfficientGrip probably doesn't mark the grand touring summer's return to relevance...
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