Finding Your SUV Tyres



How to Choose the Best SUV Tyres

The modern SUV category continue to evolve to include MPVs, CUVs and TUVs. Searching for tyres for any kind of SUV is not too dissimilar to the considerations you would take when choosing tyres for any other vehicle.

SUV

Sports Utility Vehicle

CUV

Crossover Utility Vehicle

TUV

Tough Utility Vehicle

MPV

Multi-Purpose Vehicle





Key factors to consider before choosing tyres are:

Performance

Tyres for SUV use are specifically designed to hold the additional weight and size of the vehicle compared to a regular passenger car. With this in mind, the tyre has capabilities to bear the additional load whilst also providing the outstanding braking, cornering and high-speed performance expected of regular passenger vehicle tyres.

OE Tyres

A great place to start when looking for tyres for your SUV is finding the Original Equipment (OE) tyres that were factory fitted to your vehicle. OE tyres are selected to enhance the performance of your vehicle, how the manufacturer intended for the vehicle to behave in terms of ride comfort, cabin noise, handling, etc.

Driving Style

Whether you are looking for SUV tyres for high mileage commuting, city driving or seasonality, the wide range of Goodyear SUV tyres are designed to be tailored to your driving style and journey needs.

Fitments

Knowing the size of the tyres needed for your SUV is imperative to finding the right tyres, this is usually shown on the sidewall of your current tyres or in the owner’s handbook, e.g. 275/40/R21 107Y XL. Finding the correct tyres for speed rating and load index – indicated by the numbers and letters following your tyre size - is of increased importance to larger, heavier vehicles such as SUVs. Larger SUVs will generally require XL (extra load) marked tyres that have the ability to carry additional load bearing capacity. These measurements can then be put into the Goodyear Tyre Finder to show the range of tyres available for your vehicle.

Weather & Seasonality

Seasonality plays a key role in selecting the correct tyres for your SUV to maximise vehicle performance and handling. There are three seasonal tyre choices:

  • Summer: Designed to provide optimal performance in terms of handling and grip on dry and wet roads above 7°c,
  • Winter: Structured to support grip and additional traction in harsh, cold conditions below 7°c, including snow and ice,
  • All Season: A great choice for the UK climate year-round as they provide the ability to cope with most winter including ice and snowfall, whilst also displaying characteristics of a summer tyre for wet and dry weather.


What’s the Difference Between Car, 4x4 and SUV Tyres?

Careful consideration should be made when selecting the right tyre for your vehicle – car, SUV and 4x4 tyres all play very different roles in the handling and performance of the vehicle. Car tyres are designed to focus solely on road performance – the grip, wet and dry braking and road comfort. SUV tyres are produced to take the additional weight/load of the vehicle alongside road focused grip, braking and handling. 4x4 tyres are reinforced to take the durability of off roading adventures, whilst the heavily defined tread pattern helps to maximise grip on all terrain.

What's the Difference Between SUV and Car Tyres?

Many SUV vehicles will have a higher centre of gravity than a normal car. This means, when cornering, especially at high speed, tyres may experience greater forces in the shoulder area and outside tread area. An SUV tyre will take this into account in the way it is designed and be better able to match the handling requirements of an SUV vehicle, such as the additional weight of the vehicle and higher centre of gravity.





  Summer SUV Tyres



Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV

Discover a light, steady ultra high-performance tyre that delivers shorter braking distances* in wet or dry conditions. Enjoy peace of mind knowing you can stop quickly when you need to.

Popular choice for: Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Audi Q5, Porsche Cayenne, Jaguar F-Pace, Range Rover
Available in sizes: 17" - 22"

The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV is made with a unique Grip Booster compound that increases the tyre's stickiness with the road surface, for powerful grip.

Thanks to ActiveBraking Technology, our SUV tyre's contact with the road is increased when braking, so you can stop in a shorter distance in both wet and dry conditions.

This robust, lightweight tyre features SUV-optimized construction technology, delivering improved handling, stability and tread wear and reduced rolling resistance.





EfficientGrip SUV

The fuel-saving SUV tyre that brakes shorter.

Popular choice for: Volkswagen Tiguan, Ford Kuga, Nissan Qashqai, KIA Sportage, Renault Kadjar
Available in sizes: 16" - 22"

Reduce your fuel stops and CO2 emissions with the EfficientGrip SUV. Goodyear’s FuelSaving Technology combines a lightweight structure with advanced materials that lower rolling resistance. The result is a tyre that moves more efficiently, leaving a lighter impact on your wallet and the environment.

Shorter braking distance on wet and dry roads

Benefit from shorter braking, come rain or shine.**

Long-lasting

The EfficientGrip SUV gives you more mileage between tyre changes. Its silica tread compound keeps the tyre working for longer, saving you money.

Improved steering precision and handling

Enjoy responsive steering and handling, thanks to the EfficientGrip SUV’s lower weight and an optimised design that maintains tyre stiffness around bends.





  All Season SUV Tyres



Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 SUV

More test wins than any other brand tested.***

Popular choice for: Dacia Duster, Fiat 500X, Jeep Renegade, Range Rover Evoque, Renault Kadjar
Available in sizes: 16" - 20"

Better grip on snow through large amount of sipes at the center of the tread. The sipes influence each other at their intersection, stimulating their opening for better grip.

Shorter dry braking & Improved dry handling. Reduced deformation of the tire during heavy maneuvers through strong crown & shoulder blocks.

Lifetime Aqua Planing Resistance. Over time grooves evolve to continuously ensure water dispersion.





  Winter SUV Tyres



UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1

Shorter braking performance for SUV's in all Winter conditions.

Popular choice for: Audi Q7, Mercedes GLS Class, BMW X5, Porsche Macan
Available in sizes: 16" - 22"

Shorter braking distance on all winter roads.****

 

Allows the driver to change tyres at the correct interval for optimal winter performance.

Better balance between dry handling and snow performance.





UltraGrip+ SUV

The performance SUV tyre that delivers all-round winter traction.

Popular choice for: Jaguar F-Pace, Mercedes G Class, Volvo XC90
Available in sizes: 16" - 18"

Tackle the worst of winter conditions with the UltraGrip SUV. Goodyearfs 3D-BIS Technology® uses interlocking blades that provide a high number of biting edges to give you all-round winter traction.

Superb grip and handling on snow and ice

The UltraGrip SUV’s high density radial blades help to maintain optimal adhesion on snow, ice and wet. Longitudinal blades enhance handling on frozen and thawing roads.

Off road performance

The UltraGrip SUV comfortably tackles off-road terrain. Shoulder blocks are designed to quickly rip through and evacuate mud and snow.



*Compared to all tested competitor. Tested by TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH in October 2017 by order of Goodyear Dunlop. Products tested: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV, Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport, Michelin Latitude Sport 3, Pirelli P Zero Rosso. Tire size: 255/50 R19; Test car: BMX X5 30d; Test locations: Mireval (F), ATP Papenburg (D).

**Special traction resins in the tread deliver increased grip when stopping in the wet. The tread pattern features 3-dimensional shoulder blades that enhance braking grip on dry roads.

***Based on 40 reviews in journals from January 2013 to January 2020, conducted by 15 of the leading and independent European tire magazines. The calculation is based on the number of goodyear test victories in the year round category over all competitors tested. More information under https://www.goodyear.eu/en_gb/consumer/legal-disclaimer-test-claims.html

****Compared to the next best tested competitor. Tested by TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH in February 2016 by order of Goodyear Dunlop. Products tested: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1, Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80 EVO, Continental ContiWinterContact TS 850 P, Michelin Latitude Alpin LA2. Tire size: 235/65 R17; Test car: Audi Q5 2.0 TDI; Test locations: Mireval (F), Saariselkä (Fin), Montpellier (F), Garching (D)

SUV Tyre Tests

What DriveTribe say...

DriveTribe’s very own Mike Fernie, and Tom Howard, AKA the Gentleman Racer, put our Asymmetric 3 SUV tyres to the test on the ultimate road trip across the South of France. Enjoying the winding scenery of the mountain roads, through the stunning vineyards, to the bustling city roads of Montpellier with ultimate vehicle precision, stability and comfort thanks to the Goodyear Asymmetric 3 SUV.

What the results say...

What our customers say...

'Braking and handling has been superb in the dry, wet, and on snow throughout the year and there has been no adverse noise with this tyre'

Tyre Reviews user on Vector 4Seasons SUV Gen-2

'A very quiet and efficient tyre that performed very well in nearly every condition'

Tyre Reviews user on Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 SUV

'Exceptional good grip on wet roads and very good on snow too'

Tyre Reviews user on UltraGrip Performance SUV Gen-1

'Precise steering, great on wet and excellent on dry roads'

Tyre Reviews user on Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5

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Goodyear SUV tyres are available from your local tyre dealer, searching for tyres couldn’t be easier using our dealer finder. 



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