October 19, 2005
Yonkers, New York Consumer Reports rated the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred its best overall in tests of eighteen different all-season tire models. The Michelin X Radial and Hankook Mileage Plus II H725 placed second and third.
The magazine reports that it has seen substantial improvement in the performance of all-season tires since it last rated them in 2001. All-season tires are standard on most new cars and light trucks, and accounted for 83 per cent of the replacement market in 2004.
In a separate series of winter tires, Consumer Reports rated the Michelin X-Ice best among twelve models of winter tires on the market. The Viking Snow Tech placed second, and the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice came in third.