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Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

Est. $140
Reviewed
April 2014
by ConsumerSearch
Goodyear Assurance TripleTred

Pros
  • Long tread warranty
  • Excellent braking on wet roads
Cons
  • Stops poorly on icy pavement
  • Fair traction on snow
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Bottom line

Long-lasting tread, even wearing and low rolling resistance make the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season a great value, say reviews. In professional tire reviews it demonstrates strong braking, even on wet roads, and is very resistant to hydroplaning. Goodyear's six-year, 80,000-mile warranty is the longest in our report. The Assurance TripleTred isn't as comfortable as some, however, struggling to smooth out bumps with louder-than-average tread noise.

Performance

Excellent grip on rain-soaked roads. The Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season tire stops quickly on wet pavement and is outstanding at shedding water away from the tire (which prevents hydroplaning). Traction on dry pavement is also superb, according to professional tests. It has a "fair amount of ultimate grip," say editors with TireRack.com. "Our team also liked the crisp initial steering response of the Assurance TripleTred All-Season." But with only fair braking performance and little traction in the snow, reviewers don't recommend the Assurance TripleTred All-Season for more than light winter driving.

Comfort

Not as comfortable. In its four-tire comparison, TireRack.com says the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season rides well but "displayed a little more jounce and jiggle immediately after larger impacts." It was the loudest tire in an earlier TireRack.com test, and editors describe its noise level as a "moderate amount of tread growl." A test by a leading consumer organization agrees, rating both ride comfort and tread noise as middling. Reviewers also say the ride on the high performance V-speed-rated Assurance TripleTred is more refined than on the T-speed-rated version.

Durability

Long lasting. Experts say the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season is durable and efficient, with a rolling resistance that's better than the average all-season tire (especially when comparing high performance V-speed-rated tires). Treadwear is exceptional, according to owner reviews and a leading consumer organization.  At TireRack.com, numerous owners report getting more than 75,000 miles on a set of Assurance TripleTreds. "This is the first tire I've ever owned that exceeded the manufacturers stated tread-life," says one. For T- and H-speed-rated tires (such as the ones included in our report), Goodyear includes a six-year, 80,000-mile warranty. On V-speed-rated tires the warranty drops slightly to six-year, 70,000-mile coverage.

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Goodyear Assurance TripleTred AS Radial Tire - 215/55R16 97H XL

 
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Our Sources

1. ConsumerReports.org

Editors include the V-speed-rated Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season in their comparison of 42 performance all-season tires. Each tire undergoes extensive testing to evaluate stopping power, traction and stability through different types of weather.

Review: Performance All-Season Tire Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not Dated

2. ConsumerReports.org

For their comparison of all-season tires, editors include the T-speed-rated version of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season. Each model receives an overall score, based on factors such as performance in wet and dry braking tests, rolling resistance and estimated tread life.

Review: All-Season Tire Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not Dated

3. Tire Rack

TireRack.com editors include four tires in this comparison of passenger and touring all-season tires: Continental ProContact with EcoPlus Technology, Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season, Michelin Defender and Yokohama AVID Ascend. The Goodyear ranks third overall but displays excellent traction on both wet and dry pavement.

Review: Testing Passenger and Touring All-Season Tires, Editors of TireRack.com, June 9, 2012

4. Tire Rack

After Goodyear updated the Assurance TripleTred All-Season, TireRack.com wanted to see if its new design was as advanced as Goodyear claimed. It tests it alongside three other premium all-season passenger tires: General Altimax HP, Hankook Optimo H727 and Michelin HydroEdge with Green X. Goodyear ranks third overall.

Review: Testing the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season, Editors of TireRack.com, July 26, 2011

5. Tire Rack

About 100 owners review the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred on this website. Its score of 8.07 out of 10 places it first in the customer survey for standard passenger all-season tires, though only about a third of owner reviewers say they will buy it again.

Review: Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season, Contributors to TireRack.com, As of April 2014

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