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Goodyear EfficientGrip

Goodyear EfficientGrip Review - How Does It Stack Up?

Here are the key stats for the EfficientGrip, at a glance.
Key Info - Australia
Vehicle SuitabilityPassenger
Driving StylePremium Touring Summer
SeasonSummer
Release Date2009
Run Flat?No
Overall Score62/100

Pricing

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Goodyear EfficientGrip in Australia

This offering by Goodyear has been around in Australia for about 15 years. Especially designed for regular passenger (non-SUV) vehicles, it comes in a total of 96 sizes.

This premium touring summer tyre is a solid option for those looking for a summer tyre in the premium end of the market. Note that it is not a runflat tyre.

Read on to see how it stacks up against the competition!

How We Reviewed The EfficientGrip Tyres

Unlike the Australian government, the European Union carries out standardised tests on all tyres sold in Europe. These tests are carried out in identical conditions, making them a reliable way to compare tyres.

For this review, we use averaged results from tests done on 26 sizes of the EfficientGrip tyres by the European Union.

We then compare these to the same results for the following similar tyres, also rated for Premuim Touring Summer usage and sold in Australia.

Fuel Efficiency

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Fuel Efficiency
(A - E)
C0.2L/100km extra fuel consumption. ~$45 extra per year

The US Department of Energy estimates that around 25% of the fuel consumption of a vehicle is attributable to the tyres. That's a lot, and it means that choosing fuel efficient tyres can save you quite a bit of money.

The EfficientGrip tyres rank a C on a scale of A to E in the official fuel efficiency tests carried out by the EU (they call these rolling resistance tests).

Relative to an A grade tyre, expect to use an extra 0.2L/100km. This works out to $45 extra spent on petrol per year, based on a typical 12,000 km driven per year.

Comparison

Here's how the EfficientGrip compares to similar tyres for fuel efficiency (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

Based on the comparison tyres we've selected, the EfficientGrip ranked # out of 0 tyres.

Grip & Handling

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Wet Grip
(A - E)
B2.5 metre greater stopping distance when braking at 80km/h

We'll now take a look at how these tyres compare in terms of grip and handling.

A good measure of this is 'wet grip', which is an indication of how well the tyres will allow the vehicle to come to a stop in wet conditions.

The EfficientGrip tyres rank a B on a scale of A to E in the official fuel tests carried out by the EU.

Relative to an A grade tyre, expect these tyres to require about an extra 2.5 metres to come to a complete stop when braking at 80km/h.

Comparison

Here's how the EfficientGrip compares to similar tyres for wet grip (1 = Grade E, 5 = Grade A).

For wet grip, they scored # out of 0 comparison tyres.

Noise

EU GradeCompared to an A grade tyre?
Noise
(A - C)
B (70 dB)2 times as noisy

Another key factor to consider when choosing a tyre is road noise. Once you're over about 40 km/h, the dominant source of noise you hear is from the contact of your tyres on the road.

There is a surprisingly wide variation in the amount of noise each tyre makes.

The EfficientGrip tyres produce 69.7 dB of road noise, which corresponds to a rank of B on a scale of A to C in the standardised testing done by the EU.

Expect these tyres to produce about 2 times as much noise as an A grade tyre (the decibel scale is logarithmic).

Comparison

Here's how the EfficientGrip compares to similar tyres for noise (1 = Grade C, 3 = Grade A).

For noise, they ranked # out of 0 comparison tyres.

Comfort

Based on the results of a number of tyre benchmarks, including those below, the EfficientGrip scores 4 out of 5 for comfort.

Treadwear

With a UTQG treadwear rating of 340, the EfficientGrip would theoretically last 3.4 times longer than a tyre with a treadwear rating of 100.

Traction

The UTQG system measures traction as straight-line braking in dry conditions. The scale is AA, A, B, C, with AA being the best grade, and C the worst.

These tyres score a grade of A.

Temperature Resistance

The UTQG temperature resistance tests measure how well tyres can dissipate heat that builds up due to friction with the road. The scale is A, B, C, with A being the highest grade.

These tyres score a grade of A.

Warranty

The EfficientGrip tyres have a warranty of 4 years.

Comparisons With Similar Tyres

Still undecided as to whether to go with these premuim touring summer tyres? Check out our data-driven comparisons to similar tyres on the market in Australia!

Summary

With an overall rating of 62 out of 100, the EfficientGrip tyres are a solid choice for anyone looking to replace their car rubber with some tyres designed for premuim touring summer action.

For fuel efficiency, they score a grade of C, which is more or less average, though this isn't a super important factor.

More important is the wet grip, which gives you an indication of their traction and handling. In this regard, they get a score of B, which is above average.

Finally, for road noise, they receive a B grade, which is about typical.

In terms of data out of the US, they have the following UTQG ratings:

  • Treadwear: 340
  • Traction: A (scale: AA, A, B, C)
  • Temperature Resistance: A (scale: A, B, C)

Full Size List (click to show)

Below is a list of all 96 sizes of the EfficientGrip tyres sold in Australia, sorted by tyre width. Select your preferred size to compare prices across multiple suppliers.

Size
185/65 R15 92H XL
185/65 R15 88H
185/55 R15 82H
185/65 R14 86H
195/45 R16 84V XL
195/65 R15 95H XL
195/55 R15 85H
195/60 R15 88H
195/55 R16 87H
195/65 R15 91H
195/60 R16 89H
195/55 R16 87V
205/60 R16 92W
205/55 R16 91H
205/50 R17 89V
205/45 R17 88W XL
205/50 R17 93V XL
205/60 R16 92V
205/65 R15 94V
205/55 R16 91V
205/60 R16 96H XL
205/55 R16 91W
215/55 R16 93H
215/55 R16 97H XL
215/50 R17 95W XL
215/65 R16 98V
215/70 R16 100H
215/55 R18 99V
215/65 R16 102H XL
215/50 R17 91V
215/55 R17 94V
215/60 R16 95H
215/55 R17 98W XL
215/60 R17 96H
215/55 R16 93V
215/65 R16 98H
215/40 R17 87V XL
215/65 R17 99V
225/60 R17 99H
225/55 R17 97Y
225/60 R18 100V
225/60 R18 100H
225/70 R16 103H
225/60 R18 104V
225/55 R19 99V
225/60 R17 99V
225/55 R18 98V
225/45 R17 91V
225/65 R17 102H
225/45 R17 94V XL
225/55 R17 101H XL
225/40 R18 92W XL
235/50 R19 103V
235/65 R17 104V
235/45 R18 94Y
235/60 R18 103V
235/55 R17 99H
235/60 R16 100V
235/65 R17 108V
235/45 R17 94W
235/55 R19 105V
235/55 R17 99Y
235/55 R17 99V
235/65 R17 108H
235/55 R18 100V
235/50 R17 96W
235/55 R18 100Y
235/60 R18 107V
245/45 R17 99Y XL
245/45 R20 99V
245/60 R18 105H
245/65 R17 111H
245/45 R17 95W
245/45 R18 100Y
245/45 R18 100Y XL
255/55 R18 109V
255/45 R18 99Y
255/60 R18 112V
255/65 R17 110H
255/70 R18 113H
255/65 R17 114H
265/65 R17 112H
265/70 R18 116H
265/75 R16 116H
265/70 R16 112H
265/50 R20 111V
265/60 R18 110V
275/55 R20 117V
275/50 R21 113V
275/60 R20 115H
275/65 R18 116H
285/60 R18 116V
285/65 R17 116V
285/45 R22 114H
285/50 R20 112V
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