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GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3

GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3

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Pros and cons

  • Exceptional handling on the wet
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Exceptional traction on snow
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Competitors

The Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 tire strikes a remarkable balance across a broad range of conditions, showcasing a versatility that is highly praised in numerous reviews from industry-leading organizations. Its positive attributes span across all weather conditions, offering convincing driving characteristics no matter the weather, coupled with very good safety reserves against aquaplaning and a dynamic handling in wet conditions. The tire's robust winter capabilities are consistently noted, alongside short braking distances and high mileage durability, cementing its status as a premium profile tire with commendable winter performance.


Comfort is another hallmark of the UltraGrip Performance 3, receiving commendations for its pleasant ride. In the realm of safety and reliability, it shines with very secure driving behavior on snow, impressive cornering grip with ample reserves, and steadfast reliability and driving stability on wet surfaces. Its performance on dry roads also deserves mention, characterized by precise and safe handling, further emphasizing its all-around competence.


However, the tire is not without its critiques. An elevated rolling resistance is a recurring point of criticism across different test dimensions, suggesting a potential compromise in fuel efficiency. Additionally, while its performance in aquaplaning scenarios is generally strong, some tests pointed out slight deficits in cornering aquaplaning and steering precision coupled with a slight susceptibility to sudden changes in direction during fast, dry cornering.


Noteworthy is its exceptional capability in snow, as highlighted by one review, which underscores its excellent snow handling, contradicting the tire's slightly lower ranking in another test focused on snow performance. Despite this, it remains competitive, even in less favorable conditions.


In summary, the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 emerges as a highly competent and reliable choice for a wide spectrum of driving conditions. Its strengths in safety, comfort, and overall performance across different terrains make it a commendable option for drivers seeking a tire that excels in versatility. The mentioned drawbacks, such as rolling resistance and minor handling quirks under specific scenarios, do little to overshadow the tire’s substantial merits, presenting it as a well-rounded contender in the winter tire segment.

Sizes

GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3 is made in 89 sizes, starting from 175/65 R14 up to 265/45 R20.
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Timeline

2023

GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3 was launched

2023

GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3 was tested 7x (Autobild,...) and won the Autobild 225/40 R18 test.

Achievements

Best
Wet handling
Automotorsport 2023
Autobild 2023
Sportauto 2023
Best
Aquaplaning - cross
Autoexpress 2023
Best
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Autoexpress 2023
Best
Dry braking
Sportauto 2023
Best
Dry handling
TyreReviews.com 2023
Best
Exterior noise
Autobild 2023
Best
Interior noise
Autoexpress 2023
Best
Snow braking
Sportauto 2023
Best
Snow traction
Sportauto 2023
Best
Wet braking
Autobild 2023
Best
Wet circle cornering
Autobild 2023

GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3 in tyre tests

All tyre tests where GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3 was featured:
Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/40 R18
test winner
Ranked #1 of 11
Securing the top spot among 11 competitors, the GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3 emerged as the 'Test winner', showcasing its supremacy in winter tire performance. This tire boasts a new winter tread design that delivers compelling handling in all weather conditions, highlighting its very good safety margins against aquaplaning, and dynamic wet handling, all at a moderate price point. However, it does have a minor drawback of slightly increased rolling resistance. Its standout features were particularly noted in disciplines such as comfort, exterior noise reduction, wet braking, wet circle cornering, and wet handling, where it outshone its peers, reaffirming its position as a well-rounded winter tire.
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GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3
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Tyre Reviews Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R18
highly recommended
Ranked #5 of 11
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GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3
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Sport Auto Winter tyre test 2023 225/40 R18
very good
Ranked #2 of 9
The GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3 secured a commendable second place among nine competitors. Reflecting its top-tier performance, it earned a final rating of 'Very good'. Testers praised this tire for its precise, safe, and reliable handling, highlighting its broad safety margins on all tested surfaces. Despite this strong performance, there was a minor critique regarding its slightly less refined response to uneven road textures. The tire demonstrated exceptional capabilities, showing particular strength under all conditions which substantiated its very balanced nature. What stood out was its unparalleled performance in dry braking, snow braking, snow traction, and wet handling, marking it as a leader in these critical disciplines. This comprehensive evaluation attests to the UltraGrip Performance 3's versatility and reliability in handling diverse winter driving demands.
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GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3
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Automotorsport Winter tyre test 2023 255/45 R20
very good
Ranked #2 of 7
The Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 secured an impressive second place among seven competitors, earning a final rating of "Very Good." This tire stood out for its short braking distances and very secure driving behavior on snow. It also exhibited good cornering grip with ample reserves and was found to be very reliable and stable on wet surfaces. The tire provided high levels of lateral support, particularly on dry roads. Despite these strengths, it showed slight deficits in corner aquaplaning and steering precision, displaying some sensitivity to load changes in fast-driven, dry corners. Additionally, a faint tire noise was noted during cornering. This tire was lauded for its broad performance spectrum, performing well across all weather conditions. It demonstrated exceptional performance in disciplines such as dry lane changing, dry steering response, snow cornering, and wet handling, marking it as a versatile choice for diverse winter driving conditions.
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GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3
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Autoexpress Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R17
recommended
Ranked #3 of 7
In its evaluation among seven competitors, the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 impressively secured the third position, earning a rating of "Recommended." Making a noteworthy debut after its launch, this tire excelled particularly in wet conditions - a domain where Goodyear tires traditionally shine. It outperformed all others in tests for deep-water aquaplaning, holding the top spot firmly. Even in scenarios involving shallower water, its performance was commendable, ranking joint fourth in braking tests. On the handling circuit, it fostered confidence, allowing for easy control up to its limit without the risk of abrupt rear slides. Despite requiring slightly more steering effort compared to some competitors, it stood out for its responsiveness and efficacy in wet conditions, following closely behind the Hankook in performance. In dry conditions, the Goodyear also showcased strong capabilities, achieving second place, trailing only behind the WinterContact. Although it slipped to the fourth position in snow performance tests, it remained competitively close to the frontrunners. Additionally, this tire was unmatched in several key areas, leading the pack in aquaplaning performance both in cross and longitudinal tests, and also excelled by registering the lowest interior noise, rounding off its superior features and confirming its versatility across a range of demanding winter driving conditions.
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GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 3
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R18
exemplary
Ranked #2 of 20
Securing an impressive 2nd place out of 20 competitors, the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 3 stood out for its balanced premium profile with compelling winter performance capabilities. It was awarded a final rating of "Exemplary” owing to its very high mileage, short braking distances, and good comfort. However, it was noted to have increased rolling resistance. Exceptionally, it topped the rankings in the mileage discipline, demonstrating its superior long-lasting durability. This tire's exquisite blend of features makes it an outstanding choice for those looking to navigate winter roads safely and comfortably.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+11-
GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 32+ 22+1-
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Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test31,429,2
GoodYear UltraGrip Performance 333,930,1
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Test ratings distribution

100% (5x)85% (1x)
Test winnerHighly recommendedVery goodExemplaryRecommended
1x1x2x1x1x

Ratings x Wheel size

R17R18R20
85% (1x)100% (4x)100% (1x)

Ratings x Width

225/xx Rxx255/xx Rxx
97% (5x)100% (1x)

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