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Goodyear Eagle GT II – Nice Choice for Dry Traction & Comfort

6.8Expert Score
Decent


Performance All-Season

Wet Performance
6.5
Dry performance
7.9
Comfort performance
7.2
Treadwear performance
7.4
Winter/snow performance
5.2
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The Goodyear Eagle GT II is a high-performance tire designed for all-season traction. It offers good dry and wet weather traction but may hydroplane in heavy rain. The tire is also usable in light snow but is not meant for more serious winter conditions. The Goodyear Eagle GT II has a nice treadwear lifespan and provides a smooth ride.

Positives
  • Stability and steering response on dry
  • Smooth ride and handling
  • Applicable on light snow
  • Good treadwear lifespan
Negatives
  • Low hydroplaning resistance
  • Noisy at highway speeds
  • Not for harsh winter conditions

Goodyear Eagle GT II Tread Pattern & Technical Specs

For drivers of sports cars, coupes, performance pickups, and sport utility vehicles willing to mix traditional style with all-season traction, Goodyear invented the Performance All-Season tire known as the Eagle GT II. The Eagle GT II is made to provide consistent handling and traction in all weather situations, including dry, wet, and wintry conditions, even in light snow.

The Eagle GT II has an aggressive independent block tread shape with siped center tread blocks that offer hundreds of biting edges for light snow grip and strong shoulder tread blocks that are separated by full-depth lateral grooves to improve wet traction and cornering force.

Goodyear Eagle GT II Tread Pattern

Twin steel belts strengthened with nylon are included in the tire’s internal structure, along with polyester cord body plies for an improved riding experience.

The tire fits 20″ wheel and rim sizes which makes it a good choice for Chevy Silverado & Tahoe, RAM pickups, and many other vehicles.

The Eagle GT II is covered by a limited tread life warranty from Goodyear. The first 2/32 inch of wear or six months’ tire uniformity is guaranteed.

Goodyear Eagle GT II outperforms 82% of tires in the Performance All-Season category.

Wet Performance

The Goodyear Eagle GT II is a high-performance tire that offers good wet weather traction, but low hydroplaning resistance meaning that the tire may hydroplane under simple circumstances like passing through a puddle. The tire compound is quite hard, so it is not ideal for use in rain, so one has to be careful when driving on the Goodyear Eagle GT II.

6.5Expert Score
Normal

Hydroplaning resistance
6.4
Wet traction
6.6

Dry Performance

The Goodyear Eagle GT II is a nice tire for dry road conditions. It has an above-average grip around corners and handles well in the summer. On the dry pavement, the vehicle preserves stability and steering response. The Eagle GT II remains controllable without losing traction when cornering. Overall, the Goodyear Eagle GT II has a nice dry traction performance.

7.9Expert Score
Decent

Cornering stability
7.7
Dry traction
8.3
Steering response
7.7

Comfort Performance

The Goodyear Eagle GT II is a good tire for those who are looking for a smooth ride and good handling. The tires wear well and provide a fair amount of comfort and responsive steering. However, the road noise can be heard at highway speeds.

7.3Expert Score
Decent

Ride quality
7.3
Noise score
7.2

Winter & Snow Performance

The Goodyear Eagle GT II is usable in minimal snow conditions. It performs well in light snow and ice but is not meant for harsher winter conditions. The winter traction is also not the strongest part of the Goodyear Eagle GT II.

7.7Expert Score
Good

Light Snow Traction
8.3
Deep Snow Traction
7.7
Ice Traction
7.1

Tire sizes & specifications

Tire sizeLoad index/ Speed ratingUTQGMax loadMax InflationTread DepthTire WeightWheel DiameterRim Width RangeMeasured Rim WidthSection WidthTread WidthOverall DiameterRevs Per MileCountry
P275/45R20106V SL420 A A44 psi11/32″34 lbs208.5-10″9″10.7″8.3″29.8″702CL
P285/50R20111H SL420 A A44 psi11/32″38 lbs208-10″9″11.7″10″31.2″US
305/50R20120H XL420 A A50 psi11/32″50 lbs208.5-11″9.5″12.4″10.5″32″653US

How the Tire Looks on Cars

Summary

The Goodyear Eagle GT II is a good all-around tire for those who are looking for stability, steering response, and a smooth ride. However, it is not the best choice for those who want excellent hydroplaning resistance or winter traction. It is also quite noisy at highway speeds. Nevertheless, the Eagle GT II has good treadwear and is applicable in light snow conditions.

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