Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2

The Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 is a Premium Touring Summer tire designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

This tire replaced the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance.

Dry Grip 92%
Wet Grip 89%
Road Feedback 82%
Handling 86%
Wear 90%
Comfort 85%
Buy again 83%

Tire review data from 74 tire reviews averaging 87% over 647,229 miles driven.

The EfficientGrip Performance 2 is ranked 11th of 146 Summer Premium Touring tires.

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Latest Tire Test Results

2023 Tire Reviews Best Summer Tires - 4th of 13 tires

  • Positive - Very well balanced tire, excellent wet handling, great dry handling, low noise, good levels of comfort, low rolling resistance.
  • Negative - Slightly average aquaplaning resistance, extended dry braking.
  • Overall - The Goodyear was fantastic in both handling tests, proving to be the joint fastest tire around wet handling. It was also quiet and comfortable, with a very low rolling resistance. highly recommended, another really well balanced tire from Goodyear.

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2023 Motor Summer Tire Test - 5th of 8 tires

  • Overall - With a very good point score, it secured the fifth place. It slightly lags behind Pirelli on both dry and wet asphalt, while having slightly better rolling resistance. Goodyear is a well-balanced tire that provides a comparable high level of safety in all conditions.
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2023 ADAC Summer Tire Test - 1st of 50 tires

  • Positive - Very balanced, good on dry and wet roads, good environmental record, very high mileage (top grade), efficient.
  • Negative - None mentioned.
  • Overall - Driving safety: The Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2 secures an overall good rating for driving safety. It offers the driver decent feedback on the steering wheel on dry roads, shows itself to be safe at the limit and boasts an above-average braking distance on dry roads. On wet roads, the Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2 shines in braking distance measurements and wet handling with good grip and safe drivability. Only when it comes to aquaplaning behavior does it not get beyond a satisfactory rating.

    Environmental balance: In the environmental balance, the Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2 scores with above-average mileage in the wear test and low abrasion. The efficiency is also impressive thanks to the low tire weight and low fuel consumption. When it comes to noise, the Goodyear performs satisfactorily.
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Questions and Answers for the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2

2020-07-16 - Thanks for all your excellent and comprehensive reviews! I usually put Goodyear tires on my 2004 BMW 330Ci convertible as they almost always rate very highly in tests. It takes 205/50 R17 93Ws. I am attracted to the EfficientGrip Performance 2 as it scores very highly in all categories. The EU rating is A for wet grip and B for rolling resistance. It is described as a premium touring tire. It seems to be new though and there aren’t as many tests available for it. My normal choice would have been the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5. This is also A rated for wet grip but only E for rolling resistance. It is described as a max performance tire. Both of the above are available in the size I need and I am genuinely conflicted as to which of them would be the best choice for my BMW. It is a powerful car and heavy in convertible form. The two tires each rate highly among their category peers (touring/ max performance) but, because of the different categories, I can’t find a review/ test that rates them against each other. The EfficientGrip seems to be perfectly adequate for the weight & speed ratings required for my car. I note that the Eagle F1 is the only option in larger tire sizes that might be required for a high performance car and my feeling is that the Eagle F1 would be better suited for spirited driving but I am concerned about the E rating for rolling resistance. I would be grateful for your input in choosing between these and your advice as to the criteria for ultimately deciding between them. I would normally have picked the Eagle F1 but as these both score almost identically and the EfficientGrip scores better for rolling resistance and tire life I am swinging towards it instead but maybe the E rating of the Eagle F1 isn’t all bad and there are other factors I should consider. Let me know what you think. Thanks.

If you prefer a comfortable ride above all else, at the expense of sporty handling, then the EfficientGrip Performance 2 range is the choice. For me, I would put the Asymmetric 5 on the vehicle as I like to enjoy driving, and the real world difference between B and E in rolling resistance doesn't amount to a huge amount of extra petrol over the life of a tire!

2021-03-05 - Which one should I choose between these one and GY Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5? Im looking for size 225/45/17 for Audi A3.

The Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 is the better tire if you would prefer more comfort, and the Asymmetric 5 is the more sporty tire.

2020-09-05 - What is the weight for a 205/55/16 tire? Thanks

You can find the weight here

2020-10-25 - what is the country that made this model please? Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 size 205/55/16

It will depend on where you are in the world and what load and speed index you require. I suggest speaking to a local tire dealer to find out where his stock of the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 is manufactured.

2021-04-07 - I am considering Goodyear EP2 and the BFG Advantage in 205/55/16 size. Inclination goes to the goodyear, but you say that the BFG is even more comfortable. Is there really a difference in comfort between these two? I have a Seat Leon which has some horrid tires, and want to swap them to the most comfortable on the market, but still retain some decent performance.

In my test the Goodyear and BFGoodrich were different load ratings so it's not the best comparison of comfort. I would suggest fitting the EfficientGrip Performance 2 as the other benefits of the tire outweigh a very small increase in comfort for a tire with lesser abilities overall.

2022-01-11 - What is the commanded cold Tire pressure of the Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance 2 205/55R/16 91W?

The tire pressures are vehicle dependant so please check your handbook or door shut for the correct pressure.

2022-05-31 - I have a 2007 Mitsubishi Colt Czt with 205/45/16 tires. This car is the only one that i have and it serves all kind of purposes, i have bc coilovers and powerflex all around cause i like some spirited driving on the many twisted roads here in Greece. Since this tire size has little options i'm between Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2, Michelin Pilot Sport 3 and Efficientgrip Performance 2. Due to different tire categories each on is in i can't decide which one is better for my purpose.

The Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 will likely offer the best comfort, lowest fuel use and best wet grip. The Asymmetric 2 will likely handle the best in the dry, and the PS3 will be somewhere in between.

2023-02-23 - Would the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 or Michelin ePrimacy be better for overall efficiency and longevity for an MG5 EV?

There's a test appearing on the site tomorrow with both of them in. The e.Primacy has slightly lower energy use but the Goodyear has much better wet grip, while still having low energy use, so it depends how important rolling resistance is to you.

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Top 3 Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2 Reviews

Given 100% while driving a Toyota Auris (205/55 R16 V) on mostly motorways for 1,000 easy going miles
Been looking for new set of summer tires after decided to change my wheels size too, I went from 17” wheels down to 16” and fitted new set of Goodyear efficient grip performance 2, latest model tires, they were made in week 7 of 2020 and I fitted them in week 8 of 2020, absolutely brand new and fresh rubber. So far so good, traveled around 1000 miles and tires are excellent, performance, comfort, even though they are smaller size there is no negative performance, corners great, braking in both dry and wet is good, car feels very positive to drive , noise level also good. This is the first review of these new model efficient grip performance as other reviews are for the older model, I been using the previous egp for years and now I think my tires for the next few years are exactly those especially if they last as they are advertised . Highly recommend to try them. They are made in Germany too. 👍
Helpful 224 - tire reviewed on March 8, 2020
Given 98% while driving a Audi a3 s line (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 100 average miles
Hello I am from Cyprus and my car is Audi A3 sportback. I have before Chinese tires davandi and after intertrac tires. Very bad tires don’t buy this brands. After that I decided to buy a better tires. For the last 3 years I used them Continental contisport contact 5. It was good tires I don’t have anything bad to say about this tires. After the Continental I did my research and I decided to buy the Goodyear efficiendgrip performance 2. I have this tires 1 month now and it’s absolutely amazing tires. I don’t Know yet for the wet grip and for the wear. I pushed my car to the limits and my tires give me a very good feeling they give me confidence a safety filing. I have to say it’s very comfortable tires I don’t feel the pumps and the bad roads in Cyprus and it’s very silently too I don’t hear anything to the cabin. I will give a better review in 6 months. I am sorry for my bad English
Helpful 116 - tire reviewed on August 5, 2020
Given 90% while driving a Volkswagen Golf 1.9 Tdi (195/65 R15) on a combination of roads for 100 average miles
I just bought these tires today and drove them for 50km. My previous tires were the predecessors: Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance. I drove them 53.000km on the same Golf MK5 and the thread went down to 4mm, I could still drive them for 20.000km more if I need to, but I wanted to refresh my Golf with better ride. This is just the initial impression, these tires are similar to the old ones, which were already great except for the noise, they were noisy and the comfort was just average. The new ones are less noisy and more comfortable. I will update this review over time with more info.
Helpful 98 - tire reviewed on May 4, 2021
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Given 90% while driving a Peugeot 308 BlueHDI EAT6 (205/55 R17) on a combination of roads for 30,000 average miles
Very good tire comparing with same size from Michelin or Continental which I used also. I used it on a Peugeot 308 1.6 l HDI Automatic transmission and Goodyear has a very good feedback from steering and good comfort on bumpy roads. I also drove the care on highway and it has a noise more because of the wind, not too much from the tire. I enjoyed used and it has better value comparing with Michelin or Continental which have similar performance also on sportive driving style. Michelin has less feedback from the road comparing with Goodyear or Continental.
Helpful 0 - tire reviewed on November 29, 2023
Given 91% while driving a Volvo V70 2.4 (205/60 R16) on mostly country roads for 40,000 easy going miles
Good, comfortable and quiet tire for casual driving.

Good grip in wet also.

Would and have recommended.

And I've bought them again.
Helpful 1 - tire reviewed on November 13, 2023
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Given 97% while driving a Suzuki Vitara 2015> (215/55 R17) on a combination of roads for 3,000 spirited miles
Excellent neumatics, the grip is amazing, the only bad thing is the resistance for roading
Helpful 0 - tire reviewed on November 11, 2023
Given 100% while driving a Toyota Corolla (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 5,500 easy going miles
5500 miles with the Good Years EGP2 already and they are gone only 1mm down - wasn't the case with the stock Continentals eco contact 6. The Good Years are quieter, more comfortable and feel safer especially in the corners compared to the Eco contact 6. Happy with my choice so far. Hope they last up to 60k miles as they are advertised - will update in 2.5 years
Helpful 1 - tire reviewed on October 25, 2023
Given 46% while driving a Peugeot 3008 (225/50 R17) on mostly motorways for 45,000 easy going miles
Very noisy tires, presence of unpleasant resonance from 90km/h.
Pronounced degradation of the tire despite gentle driving.
The tire sidewalls have worn down well before the tread.
I strongly advise against these tires as well as this brand.
I have been disappointed with other models from this brand.
Helpful 5 - tire reviewed on October 1, 2023
Given 100% while driving a Volvo V40 rdesign (205/50 R17) on a combination of roads for 1,211 average miles
Put these on my volvo v40 & they've immediately upped my mpg from 62.1 to 68.9mpg. The handling has gone back to where it was when I got the car & the ride is super comfortable
Best tires i've ever bought.
Helpful 2 - tire reviewed on September 4, 2023
Given 89% while driving a Honda Accord i DTEC EX (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 5,000 spirited miles
Very good day to day tire, comfortable yet can perform well when needed. Sure, I wouldn’t use it on a track, but under road circumstances it’s brilliant.

Dry grip is good
Wet grip is good
Handling is a little on the soft side
Wear is fantastic
Helpful 6 - tire reviewed on September 1, 2023
Given 38% while driving a SEAT Leon (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 1,000 easy going miles
Yikes, thought all the positive reviews were going to mean I would have no issues with these, how wrong could I be?
Tires very noisy on all roads except where the surface is super smooth.
They 'sing' a lot and never give any feeling of comfort.
Have tried various pressure combinations, had alignment checked and re-balanced but no change.
I would say these tires definitely do not like the Seat Leon FR 1.5 Tsi 130, this car does have a very hard 'sports' suspension,
(it's the version with the torsion beam rear, not independent suspension).
So if you have this car version, stay well away from these tires.
Very dissapointed.
Tire version is 225/45/R17/W91 (not XL).
Helpful 9 - tire reviewed on August 21, 2023
Given 83% while driving a Citroën C5 Aircross 2.0 Bluehdi (205/55 R19) on a combination of roads for 4,000 easy going miles
Replaced Michelin Primacy 3 with these. Intitial feeling is that tryes are less confortable (not by much) and a little noisier than Michelins but wear, grip, handling and feedback looks to be much better. Obviously I do not need sporty type of tire for soft SUV and from that point of view they seem like perfect match with a car dynamics (or lack of it). They seem to be well balanced tires. I will see what will happen once I put additional miles in them.
Helpful 5 - tire reviewed on July 14, 2023
Given 100% while driving a Volvo V60 D2 (205/60 R16) on mostly motorways for 37,000 average miles
Unreal longevity and fuel economy. Driven 37,000 miles on the driven wheels and they still have 3.5mm tread left. They're quite expensive to buy, but it pays off in the long run with the improved returns on life and mpg.
Helpful 5 - tire reviewed on April 17, 2023
Given 90% while driving a Renault (215/50 R17) on mostly motorways for 46,000 average miles
I drove my car on these tires for 46 000 miles (Front Tires - mostly highway) and I still have 3.5mm left, it is a good tire for summer (as it is designed) but when the weather gets a bit wet it can struggle a little bit but nothing major. I used them in snow a couple of times and it will struggle as it is not designed for that but I managed to get home without assistance. I will probably buy them again as they perform very well for the mileage.
Helpful 3 - tire reviewed on March 13, 2023
Given 86% while driving a Opel Astra K 1.4T 150 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 8,000 spirited miles
Previously had Vredestein Ultrac Satin and the Goodyear's are a big step up in terms of overall grip on dry and especially wet. They are really safe and stable in all conditions even on winding roads in heavy rain. On a down side the subjective feeling through twisty turns was not great, the side wall was much softer than in the Ultrac Satins and they did not feel as sharp, so do not recommend for sporty driving. The tread depth was barely touched after around 8k so the wear seems very good. Would buy again as a premium touring tire with great grip in dry, wet.
Helpful 8 - tire reviewed on March 6, 2023