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Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate: Excellent Grip and Handling in Both Dry and Wet Conditions

8.5Expert Score

Ultra High Performance All-Season

Wet Performance
Dry performance
Comfort performance
Treadwear performance
Winter/snow performance
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The Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate is a great example of an excellent dry and wet traction tire. Although snow and ice grip may not be the strongest sides of the tire, its good tread reliability, ride comfort, and price make it worth buying.

Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate outperforms 96% of tires in the Ultra High Performance All-Season category.

Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate Tread Pattern & Technical Specs

The Eagle Exhilarate is Goodyear’s Ultra High-Performance All-Season tire created for drivers of contemporary muscle cars, sports sedans, and sporty coupes who are searching for tires that deliver precise handling and grip on high speeds in dry conditions along with decent weather traction, including rain and light snow.

The Eagle Exhilarate is an all-season compound that is molded into an asymmetric, five-rib tread pattern. The combination of ActiveBraking Technology, which uses an innovative tread block design to enhance and improve contact with the road during hard braking, and Goodyear’s ActiveGrip Technology, which ensures even pressure distribution in the footprint, results in better handling and braking traction in both dry and wet conditions.

Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate Tread Patten

Wide lateral notches and four circumferential grooves remove water from the footprint to assist hydroplaning resistance, while the high-silica tread compound enhances wet traction. The tread pattern’s sipes and grooves help in enhancing traction in slick situations, including ice and in light snow.

The Eagle Exhilarate’s internal structure comprises a two-ply polyester cord casing, lightweight steel belt wire, and strengthening plies made of polyamide and polyester to boost high-speed capability.

Wet performance

The Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate tires are designed for excellent wet performance, offering great traction and hydroplaning resistance on the wet surface even at highway speeds. These tires also handle well in tight corners, making them a great choice for those who want superb handling in rainy conditions.

9.1Expert Score

Hydroplaning resistance
Wet traction

Dry performance

The Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate offers amazing summer performance, making it a great choice for an All-Season tire. The dry traction is great, with no torque steer with excellent cornering stability. The steering response is noteworthy; the car corners much better and feels more responsive to driver input.

9.3Expert Score

Cornering stability
Dry traction
Steering response

Comfort performance

The Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate provides good ride comfort with improved steering response, cornering alongside lower road noise. However, the tires may generate some noise on rough pavement and highway roads. Overall, the noise level of the Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate is acceptable.

8.6Expert Score

Ride quality
Noise score

Winter & Snow performance

The Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate is a tire that can be used in winter. It offers satisfactory traction and control on light snow and ice surfaces. However, this tire is not a good choice for everyday usage in winter due to its low wintertime capabilities.

7.7Expert Score

Light Snow Traction
Deep Snow Traction
Ice Traction


The Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate is a great tire for those who are looking for excellent grip and handling on dry and wet surfaces. It also has a good tread life, making it a nice choice for those who want a reliable tire for their car. However, winter driving is not the strongest side of the tire, as it does not have good traction in snow and ice.

Additionally, it is quite noisy on rough pavement highway roads. If you are looking for a tire that is good in wet and dry with good dire comfort, the Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate is a great choice.

Tire sizes & specifications

Tire sizeLoad index/ Speed ratingUTQGMax loadMax InflationTread DepthTire WeightWheel DiameterRim Width RangeMeasured Rim WidthSection WidthTread WidthOverall DiameterRevs Per MileCountry
215/45ZR1791W XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″21 lbs177-8″7″8.4″7.1″24.7″848US
225/45R1794W XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″21 lbs177-8.5″7.5″8.9″7.4″25″837US
245/45ZR1799Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″24 lbs177.5-9″8″9.6″8.1″25.7″814US
225/40R1892Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″22 lbs187.5-9″8″9.1″7.6″25.1″833US
225/45ZR1895Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″24 lbs187-8.5″7.5″8.9″7.4″25.9″806US
225/50ZR1895W SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″24 lbs186-8″7″9.2″7.3″26.9″777US
235/40ZR1895Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″23 lbs188-9.5″8.5″9.5″8″25.4″823US
245/35R1892Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″23 lbs188-9.5″8.5″9.8″8.4″24.8″844US
245/40R1897Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″24 lbs188-9.5″8.5″9.8″8.2″25.7″813US
245/45ZR18100Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″25 lbs187.5-9″8″9.6″7.9″26.7″784US
255/35ZR1894Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″25 lbs188.5-10″9″10.2″8.9″25″836US
255/40R1899Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″26 lbs188.5-10″9″10.2″8.6″26″803US
275/35R1895Y SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″26 lbs189-11″9.5″10.9″9.3″25.6″818US
275/40ZR1899Y SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″27 lbs189-11″9.5″10.9″9.2″26.7″784US
225/40R1993Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″23 lbs197.5-9″8″9.1″7.8″26.1″801US
225/45R1996W XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″24 lbs197-8.5″7.5″8.9″7.4″27″775US
235/35ZR1991Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″24 lbs198-9.5″8.5″9.5″8.2″25.5″821US
235/40R1996Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″24 lbs198-9.5″8.5″9.5″8.1″26.4″791US
245/35R1993Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″25 lbs198-9.5″8.5″9.8″8.2″25.8″810US
245/40R1998Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″26 lbs198-9.5″8.5″9.8″8.2″26.7″782US
245/45ZR19102Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″26 lbs197.5-9″8″9.6″8″27.7″755US
245/50R19105W XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″29 lbs197-8.5″7.5″10″7.9″28.7″728US
255/35ZR1996Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″26 lbs198.5-10″9″10.2″8.8″26″803US
255/40ZR19100Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″27 lbs198.5-10″9″10.2″8.5″27.1″773US
255/45ZR19104Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″27 lbs198-9.5″8.5″10″8.3″28.1″745US
255/50R19107W XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″29 lbs197-9″8″10.4″8.1″29.1″718US
265/35ZR1998Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″27 lbs199-10.5″9.5″10.7″9″26.3″795US
275/35R19100Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″27 lbs199-11″9.5″10.9″9.6″26.6″787US
285/35ZR1999Y SL500 AA A51 psi10/32″29 lbs199.5-11″10″11.4″9.8″26.9″777US
245/40R2099Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″27 lbs208-9.5″8.5″9.8″8.4″27.7″754US
245/45ZR20103Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″27 lbs207.5-9″8″9.6″8″28.7″729US
265/35R2099Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″29 lbs209-10.5″9.5″10.7″9.2″27.3″765US
275/30ZR2097Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″27 lbs209-10.5″9.5″10.9″9.8″26.5″787US
275/35R20102Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″29 lbs209-11″9.5″10.9″9.4″27.6″758US
275/40R20106Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″31 lbs209-11″9.5″10.9″8.9″28.7″729US
275/45R20110Y XL500 AA A50 psi10/32″32 lbs208.5-10.5″9″10.8″8.9″29.8″702US

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