Goodyear Assurance All-Season Review [2023 Updated]

By Tire Expert, Ryan Nichols
By Tire Expert, Ryan Nichols

Are you looking for an in-depth review of Goodyear Assurance All-Season tires?

Goodyear’s tires have been an authority brand for over a century, and today they’re a go-to for minivans, sedans, or any other passenger vehicle.

There are plenty of Goodyear Assurance All-Season tire reviews out there, but most of them are either trying to drive you to buy or deter you from buying. You’ll notice that some customer reviews on the web sway drastically to one side or the other.

Here’s my objective (expertly trained) opinion about Goodyear Assurance tires to help you make the best decision.

Wet Traction:
Dry Traction:
Snow Traction:
Ride Comfort:
Ride Handling:
Ride Noise:
Tread Life:
Value For $$$:

Traction - Goodyear Assurance All-Season

Goodyears have good dry traction for the price. Their biting edges dig nicely into turns on dry roads, and they provide the most basic control for normal highway driving. Careful not to puncture these tires on rocks when offroading although their H speed rating gives them a bit more strength than competitor all-season tires. Shop for Goodyear Wranglers if you want some good offroad traction.

Goodyear Assurance tires have adequate wet traction. The downside of being slightly on the performance side is that they will hydroplane a bit easier than say, General Altimax RT43 (a softer tire). Older all-season tires of any make have significantly less traction in the water, so you’ll notice a huge difference on wet surfaces when driving on a fresh set.

These have pretty good snow/slush traction for not being dedicated snow tires when the tires are newer. But these are the kind of tires that you want to wait until after the snow plow comes around to start driving around in the winter. On the positive side, you could always install snow chains and use these tires basically all year round at slower speeds in the deeper storms.

PSI equals force divided by area, so that means higher air pressure in your tires exerts higher amounts of force on the road. That’s where slight tire inflation alterations are used to maximize vehicle traction. Use your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations for proper tire inflation and best traction results. For sedans, SUVs, and light trucks, the general rule of thumb is that 40 psi is ideal inflation for summertime, 35 psi helps add more traction in rainy conditions, and 30 psi is good inflation for all-season tires when submitted to extreme snow or rain conditions.

Traction Rating: 4.5/5

Ride Comfort - Goodyear Assurance All-Season

Do Goodyear Assurance All-Season tires ride smoothly? I think they have a pretty comfortable ride, mostly when compared to those weird-named off-branded tires.

As a technician, I’ve noticed that these tires are pretty easy to balance, and they’re a perfect complement to an older Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Subaru Outback, Hyundai Elantra, or Honda Civic because the car/coupe will feel like it drives new again after tire replacement.

Tire size also plays a big role in ride comfort, and there’s typically a little bit of leeway for exact tire sizes for your specific vehicle. For example, if you might opt for a slightly larger aspect ratio of 225/65/R17 compared to 225/60/R17 for a tire with a taller sidewall. You’ll notice that all-season tires with higher aspect ratios have a floatier and more comfortable feel.

All in all, I like the tread pattern on these tires for good ride comfort. You can really feel circumferential grooves floating on the road and it feels safe to be driving in the left lane. Because there’s nothing worse than blowing out a crappy off-brand tire at high speeds, tire failure makes up for a large percentage of vehicle accidents.

Ride Comfort Rating: 4.0/5

Ride Handling - Goodyear Assurance All-Season

These have an H speed rating meaning they are safe for speeds of up to 130 mph (209 km/hr), so they’re on the higher-end of all-season tires (other off-brands have lower speed ratings). They also have two steel belts and a polyester cord body in their construction that give them a more sturdy feel around turns when compared to tire technology of the past.

You’ll also notice that these have wider shoulder blocks designed specifically to grab turns better and enhance handling.

These tires are nothing special when it comes to handling especially compared to any other all-season tire. Our only real advice is to keep the tires inflated to spec, and it never hurts to have an alignment service performed before tire installation if your car seems to be steering slightly to one side.

With Goodyear Assurance All-Season tires on your car, you’ll be going through the motions while driving. And by that we mean they’re not phenomenal, but they’ll perform for long road trips and daily commuting with no problem.

Ride Handling Rating: 4.0/5

Ride Noise - Goodyear Assurance All-Season

Goodyear Assurance tires aren’t the quietest all-season tires on the market, but these highway-designed treads are definitely not loud either. Because of their slightly higher speed rating than other all-season tires, Goodyear Assurance is a bit stiffer and might make more noise when driving over bumps.

If you do hear excessive ride noises coming from your freshly installed tires, don’t hesitate to take the car back into the shop for a double-check.

Ride noise is also commonly caused by other suspension parts like bad bushings, leaky shocks, blown struts, old springs, etc., so we recommend having your vehicle completely inspected before installing a new set of tires.

Don’t shoot yourself in the foot by allowing your tires to wear unevenly. In more extreme cases, you’ll hear the friction of a bad alignment, and these underlying problems will wear out your new set of tires faster than anything else.

Ride Noise Rating: 4.0/5

Hydroplaning - Goodyear Assurance All-Season

Quality tires are crucial to driving safely through water. Large puddles can form on the highway at any moment, and it’s up to the driver to be equipped with a decent set of treads to keep them in control. All-season tires handle hydroplaning well because they are slightly skinnier than sports tires (thick tires hydroplane easier), they have four wide circumferential grooves across the width of the tire that quickly flings the water through the additional sipes (the horizontal grooves) featured on the Goodyear Assurance all-season design.

I’ve noticed that tires with more treads or circumferential grooves tend to have more control when hydroplaning. These tread blocks are symmetric, meaning they don’t have a concrete water evacuation path in one direction compared to other directional tires, but they still have a pretty good flow pattern that holds up nicely when they are new tires compared to weathered.

Hydroplaning Rating: 4.0/5

Tread Life - Goodyear Assurance All-Season

How does the tread wear on Goodyear Assurance All-Season tires? Honestly, they’re not great. 65 thousand miles tread life warranty? That’s kind of pitiful for an all-season tire. With today’s technology, we should be expecting to see all-weather tires last up to 100 thousand miles. Starting at 9/32” (nine thirty seconds of an inch) tread depth, Goodyear Assurance tires are below average on tread life, and we expect better from an American company charging a pretty penny for their product.

Besides, there are better options for high mileage, so all of you fleet owners might want to check out models like Michelin Defenders or General Altimax RT43 for longer mileage guarantees.

Since these are stiffer tires, the tire bead won’t seal quite as easily onto some wheels meaning the tires may slowly deflate over time. Especially since these are commonly installed on cars with older wheels, we recommend checking your tire pressures at least every month to maximize your tread life.

Don’t forget, tire rotation every 3-5 thousand miles is another key maintenance service for maximizing the tread life on your Goodyear Assurance tires.

Tread Life Rating: 3.5/5

Value For Money - Goodyear Assurance All-Season

Priced between a bill and two hundred bucks a pop, are Goodyear Assurance All-Season tires worth the money? Yes, we say they are because they don’t cost very much and they come from a tire company that has been in business for over a century.

Are they the best tire you could buy for all-season traction? I wouldn’t buy them over Pirelli, Continental, or Michelin those of which all fall in similar price ranges. A comparable tire would be the Michelin Defender.

If you’re looking for the best price, Amazon has good deals on Goodyear Assurance All-Season tires.

You might also want to check Tire Rack for good prices on Goodyear Assurance All-Season tires.

Value For Money Rating: 4.0/5

Final Verdict - Goodyear Assurance All-Season

So, you’ve done your research and rough pricing on this specific model of Goodyear Assurance tires.

Don’t forget to check out the other submodels of these tires. Here are the different types of Goodyear Assurance tires, including:

  • Goodyear Assurance all-season

  • Goodyear Assurance ComfortDrive

  • Goodyear Assurance CS Fuel Max

  • Goodyear Assurance Finesse

  • Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max

  • Goodyear Assurance Maxlife

  • Goodyear Assurance WeatherReady

As you can see, Goodyear gives you a lot of different choices.

Meet Your Tire Expert

Goodyear Assurance All-Season
OVERALL rating:
Updated June 14, 2024
Quick Facts
  • Warranty 65000 Miles
  • Typical Price $92.00 - $219.00
  • Treadwear Rating 600

Tire Recall Information

Recall information for the Goodyear Assurance All-Season is coming soon!

Warranty & Tire Sizes

Frequently Asked Questions

Guaranteed for 65 thousand miles, these are lower-end Goodyear all-seasons. Other models like the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Seasons are guaranteed for up to 80 thousand miles.

Goodyear Assurance and other brands of all-season tires are suitable for light snow. That means you’ll need to install snow chains in or switch out to dedicated winter tires in extreme weather conditions.

Goodyear Assurance All Seasons have an H speed rating for safe operating speeds of up to 130 mph (209 km/hr).

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