Auto Bild allrad declares Goodyear EfficientGrip 2 SUV as test winner
- Leading German automotive magazine praises new Goodyear SUV tire
- EfficientGrip 2 SUV wins in-depth test featuring ten brands
- Test includes fifteen criteria including five off-road tests
- Innovations ensure performance in wide-ranging conditions
The Goodyear EfficientGrip 2 SUV has been awarded top marks after an extensive test by one of Germany’s leading automotive magazines. Auto Bild allrad has a particular focus on the SUV, crossover and 4x4 sector and compared ten different brands of SUV tires in an in-depth test that covered fifteen different performance criteria1.
Confirming its vast range of ability, the Goodyear EfficientGrip 2 SUV not only achieved the highest overall score but was also the only tire to be placed in the top band for each of those criteria. Reflecting the multi-purpose needs of SUV drivers, the test covered performance in the wet and dry as well as measuring traction on a variety of off-road surfaces such as sand, gravel, grass and mud.
Using a Jeep Renegade, the respected magazine described the Goodyear as having exemplary driving qualities on all surfaces, sporty handling, precise steering behaviour and short wet and dry braking distances. Their testers also rated it as having excellent fuel-saving rolling resistance.
Piotr Nagalski, Director of Marketing, Goodyear Europe said: “The SUV sector is one of the fastest growing in Europe. Drivers demand versatility from their vehicles and we set out to develop a tire that delivered outstanding all-round performance. With EfficientGrip 2 SUV being declared as test winner as well as being a high scorer on each one of the demanding tests, it shows we have achieved the goal of creating an SUV tire that doesn’t force the driver to compromise.”
This consistent top-level performance across all fifteen test categories comes from the range of innovations in the EfficientGrip 2 SUV design. Goodyear’s Mileage Plus Technology provides increased mileage while delivering a high level of performance through tread elasticity and flexibility. This innovation results in fewer fractures from rough road conditions over a wide range of temperatures.
The EfficientGrip 2 SUV’s outstanding wet braking performance is a result of a high number of longer gripping edges combined with lower compound stiffness, which improves water evacuation. The larger ribs at the center of the tread mean a greater contact area for short dry braking distances too.
Highlighting the wide range of SUVs on the European market, the EfficientGrip 2 SUV is available in 16-inch to 22-inch fitments.
1: Test conducted by Auto Bild allrad and published on 4/3/2021. The Goodyear EfficientGrip 2 SUV 96V was declared overall winner in a test including the following products: Michelin Primacy 4 96V, Bridgestone Turanza T005 96V, Continental PremiumContact 6 96V, Nokian Wetproof SUV 100V, Falken ZIEX ZE310 EcoRun 96V, Maxxis Premitra 5 HP5 96H, BF Goodrich Advantage SUV 96V, Toyo Proxes Comfort 100V and Imperial EcoSport SUV 100V.
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