Europe’s largest motoring association rates Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 as top performer for mileage
Europe’s largest motoring association, ADAC, has declared the results of an intensive durability test on a range of high performance tires. The Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 took the top spot with a mileage result that was more than twice that of some rival brands5.
The test compared fifteen tyre brands in the high performance sector using Europe’s best selling car, the Volkswagen Golf. The 205/55R16 tire size was used to underline the relevance of the test, as the most popular fitment in many European markets and a common size on a vast range of family hatchbacks and saloons.
After testing the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2, ADAC praised its particular strengths in high wear resistance , short braking distance and good controllability on wet roads.
A detailed analysis of ADAC’s results1 highlights how big the differences were in the wear test. One brand5 reached its wear limit at just 24,800 km, while the Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2 showed a wear prediction that was more than double under identical conditions, at 55,300 km. To show the emphatic nature of its durability advantage, there were three rival brands5 that struggled to achieve 50% of the Goodyear tire’s mileage.
ADAC results match TÜV SÜD findings
These results validate other recent impressive mileage tests for the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2. Internal tests and an independent test by TÜV SÜD showed that it had an estimated 50% higher mileage4 than its predecessor and 20% higher mileage than Michelin2. In those tests, the Goodyear also recorded the shortest braking distances on wet and dry roads compared to four tested competitors3 proving that durability doesn’t compromise wet grip and safety.
“We are delighted that the results of the ADAC test reinforce the findings from previous tests. It’s clear that the EfficientGrip Performance 2 is a no-compromise choice for high-mileage drivers who also demand performance. Achieving twice the mileage of rival tires brings significant cost and environmental benefits to drivers and fleet managers alike," said Piotr Nagalski, Director, Marketing Europe.
The EfficientGrip Performance 2 is available in 45 sizes spanning a range of 15-18 inch wheel fitments. It achieves its test leading mileage performance with a range of innovative features including high tread elasticity and flexibility. This reduces tire wear caused by rough road conditions, without compromising on wet and dry performance.
1: Test conducted by ADAC and published on 23/2/21 by ADAC (Germany) OAMTC (Austria) and TCS (Switzerland) using a VW Golf 7 1.5 TSi.
2 20%/11,000km higher mileage than next-best tested competitor. Mileage (i.e. until the legal tread wear limit is reached) compared to the four latest designs from competitors in summer HP segment (Michelin Primacy 4, Continental PremiumContact 6, Bridgestone Turanza T005, Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue). Tested by TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH in November 2019 by order of Goodyear. Tire size tested: 205/55R16 91V; Test car: VW Golf Mk7; Test location: open roads in central Germany. Report number: 713171748. Full report available at: https://www.goodyear.eu/en_gb/consumer/tire-test-reports/tire-test-reports-summer.html.
3 Shorter braking distances on wet and dry roads than all tested competitors. Compared to the four latest designs from main competitors in summer HP segment (Michelin Primacy 4, Continental PremiumContact 6, Bridgestone Turanza T005, Pirelli Cinturato P7 Blue). Tested by TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH in November 2019 by order of Goodyear. Tire size tested: 205/55R16 91V; Test car: VW Golf Mk7; Test locations: ATP Papenburg (DE), GPG Mireval (FR), TÜV SÜD PS Garching (DE), Neubiberg (DE), Denburg (DE). Report number: 713171748. Full report available at: https://www.goodyear.eu/en_gb/consumer/tire-test-reports/tire-test-reports-summer.html
4 Internal estimates. Compared to predecessor EfficientGrip Performance. Tire size: 205/55R16 91V; Car: VW Golf 7; Location: open roads in Luxembourg and France
5 The ADAC durability test published on 23/2/21 predicted the following mileage results: Nokian Wetproof 24,800km, Uniroyal RainSport 5 26,600km, Pirelli Cinturato P7 C2 26,250km and Goodyear EffiicientGrip Performance 2 55,300km
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