Quality & Performance Criteria

More all season test wins than any other brand tested

Many tests. One answer: Goodyear.

Our Summer, Winter and All-Season tyres aren't just innovative they're also highly ranked by experts.

This is quality you can rely on: Goodyear’s Summer, Winter and All-Season tyres have been tested by independent European tyre magazines over the past 5 years – with excellent results.

That’s because Goodyear’s engineers test each new tyre design against more than 50 performance criteria. To ensure each Goodyear tyre leads to a better driving experience.

Goodyear tyres, engineered to feel good.

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The 360° Quality Tests approach - what does it mean?

You won’t be surprised to hear that the quality of every Goodyear tyre is rigorously tested, and not just by us.
We call it the 360° Quality Tests approach, and it reflects how the performance of each tyre is measured and tested.

Standardised EU tyre label

The number of performance criteria tested for under the EU Tyre Labelling system

Europe’s top automotive organisations and publications

The average number of performance criteria assessed under independent testing by Europe’s top automotive organisations and publications

Goodyear engineers’ internal testing 

The number of tests we put every new Goodyear tyre design through.


Find out more about the key performance attributes of a tyre

EU Standardised tyre label

The new 2021 EU tyre label system analyses each tyre on the following areas:

  • Fuel efficiency – Measures the tyre’s rolling resistance, which has an impact on your vehicle’s fuel efficiency.
  • Wet grip rating – Measures how well the tyre brakes on wet roads.
  • Noise rating  - easures the external noise generated by the tyre.
  • Performance in snow and icy conditions - new features for 2021

Find out more about the EU Tyre Label

New EU Tyre Labelling 2021 - Learn about the regulations
Testing Car - Mercedes A Class
Tyre Wet Grip Measurement and Analysis with Mercedes A Class on track

Europe’s top automotive organisations and publications

At Goodyear we frequently refer to independent testing bodies, magazines and auto clubs.

They independently test tyres for an average of 15 key performance criteria, typically including:

  • Wet and dry handling and braking
  • Cornering grip
  • Durability
  • Fuel consumption
  • Internal noise
  • Aquaplaning


Which organisations test our tyres?

Goodyear engineers’ internal testing

We put every new tyre we design through 50 tough tests to make sure they perform as well as they were designed to.

Why? Because our customers matter to us, and because we want every product that carries the Goodyear brand to live up to our high standards. The 50 tests include:

  • Wet and dry handling and braking
  • Mileage and durability
  • Internal noise
  • Aquaplaning – curved and straight
  • Traction
  • High-speed stability
  • Our winter tyres also get tested for performance in ice, snow and other winter conditions.

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*Based on 33 magazine tests, from January 2013 until December 2018, performed by 13 of the leading, independent European tyre magazines. The calculation is based on the number of Goodyear test wins in the all-season category vs all competitors tested. Further information available under https://www.goodyear.eu/en_gb/consumer/legal-disclaimer-test-claims/more-all-season.html.