• 31-AUG-2017

Goodyear offers quieter winter drive with SoundComfort winter line-up

Foam in tire

Goodyear SoundComfort technology reduces interior car noise levels by up to 50% (- 4 dbA) on average[1].

Brussels, August 2017 - Goodyear introduces its new winter tire line-up with SoundComfort technology. After successfully implementing the noise-reduction technology in its summer range, Goodyear now offers consumers the possibility to choose winter tires with its SoundComfort technology.

A quieter ride is a more comfortable ride. There are however many elements that create noise in a car’s interior: wind, driving speed, road conditions, engine and structure noises, as well as tires. When trying to reduce cabin noise, tires can offer the most effective contribution (both in cost and weight) compared to other engineered solutions such as the suspension system.

One of the main sources of tire noise is the tire air cavity resonance, produced by air vibration inside the tire and transmitted to the vehicle’s structure. Goodyear’s SoundComfort technology works directly to reduce the tire air cavity resonance.

Goodyear applies an open-cell polyurethane foam element to the inner surface of the tire. The advanced foam layer inside the tire reduces air vibrations creating a relaxed atmosphere for drivers and passengers, allowing music or a good conversation to be even better enjoyed whilst driving. Without compromising driving performance, SoundComfort technology makes the vehicle cabin half as quiet, compared to regular tires. [1]

The foam is light enough to avoid impact on mileage, rolling resistance or speed capability.[1]

“For over 100 years, Goodyear has been on a mission to push tire innovation forward. Our SoundComfort technology is a key example. We increase the comfort of driving with a quieter ride. And when the driver can focus more on the road the ride can become safer“, said Martijn de Jonge, Brand Director Consumer PBU EMEA.

The following sizes are now equiped with SoundComfort technology:

SeasonInchPatternTire sizePopular fitments (including but not limited to)
Summer16"EfficientGrip Performance215/55 R16 97W XLFord Mondeo, Volvo S60/V60 
Summer16"EfficientGrip Performance225/55 R16 95WAudi A6, Alfa Romeo Giulia, BMW 3-series 
Summer17"Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3225/55 R17 97YBMW 5er G5L, Mercedes E Class 
Summer17"Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3225/50 R17 98Y XLJaguar XE, Audi A4 
Summer17"EfficientGrip SUV235/55 R17 99VFord Kuga, VW Tiguan, Volvo V70 
Summer18"Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3235/50 R18 101Y XL   Audi A8, VW Phaeton 
Summer18"Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3255/45 R18 103Y XLAudi A6, Mercedes S Class 
Summer19"Eagle Touring245/45 R19 98WTesla Model S
Summer19"EfficientGrip245/45 R19 102Y XL ROFMercedes S Class Maybach
Summer19"EfficientGrip275/40 R19 101Y ROFMercedes S Class Maybach
Summer19"Eagle F1 Asymmetric SUV255/50 R19 107Y XLBMW X5, Range Rover Sport
Summer19"Eagle F1 Asymmetric255/45 R19 104Y XLAudi A8 (D4)
Summer20"Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2245/40 R20 99Y XL ROFMercedes S Class Maybach
Summer20"Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2275/35 R20 102Y XL ROFMercedes S Class Maybach
Summer20"Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3265/40 R20 104Y XLAudi A8
Summer20"Eagle F1 Asymmetric265/40 R20 104Y XL     Audi A8
Summer20"Eagle F1 Asymmetric SUV275/45 R20 110W XLAudi Q7, Porsche Cayenne
Summer22"Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3265/35 R22 102W XLTesla Model X
Summer22"Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3285/35 R22 106W XLTesla Model X
Winter16“UltraGrip Performance Gen-1215/55 R16 97H XLFord Mondeo, VW Sharan, Audi A4 
Winter16“UltraGrip Performance Gen-1225/55 R16 95HAlfa Romeo Giulia, BMW 3-series
Winter16“UltraGrip Performance Gen-1225/55 R16 99H XLAudi A6, Mercedes E Class 
Winter17"UltraGrip Performance Gen-1225/55 R17 101V XLJaguar XF, Mini Countryman 
Winter17"UltraGrip Performance Gen-1235/55 R17 103V XLVW Tuguan, Ford S-Max 
Winter18"UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1255/55 R18 109H XLAudi Q7, VW Touareg
Winter18"UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1255/55 R18 109V XLBMW X5
Winter19"UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1255/50 R19 107V XLMercedes GLE 166, Porsche Cayenne
Winter20"UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1275/45 R20 110V XLMercedes G Class, Audi Q7 


[1] Based on internal vehicle road measurements. Tested in October 2010; Tire size: 245/40R18; Test Car: Audi A8; Location: GIC*L Noise lanes test track.