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Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring Tire Review
Goodyear claims that the ComforTred Touring gives up to 20% more cushion than conventional passenger tires for drivers of minivans, sedans, sports coupes, and other cars. This is partly due to Goodyear's Special Comfort Layer, a soft rubber layer that sits between the tread and the steel belts in the tread to insulate vibration and impacts with bumps, potholes, and expansion joints. An outer ComfortEdge in the sidewall layer improves comfort even more by absorbing road shocks. The tires also have Goodyear's ComfortEdge sidewall supports, providing better handling and comfort.
At higher speeds, the Inner Handling Sidewall layer is designed to improve handling and steering response. Another thing you'll notice is that it performs better than expected in the rain, light to moderate snow, and slush. Biting edges are formed by several tread sipes and notches that work together to get through snow and other wet road surfaces.
Two steel belts are spirally wrapped with nylon inside the tread to provide the tire more stability and strength at greater speeds. They also make for a smoother ride and longer tread life. Sizes range from 15 to 18 inches, with T, H, and V speed ratings.
The interior structure of the Assurance ComforTred Touring contains twin steel belts strengthened by spirally wrapped nylon on top of a polyester cord body for strength and longevity while providing a smooth ride.
Everyone appreciates a long-lasting tire that is reliable, safe, and well-made. The Assurance ComforTred Touring tire was made using different technologies by Goodyear. As a result, this tire has evolved into a real all-weather touring model, providing a pleasant driving experience, good controllability, and exceptional traction. Therefore, these models are high in demand due to their great comfort level and flexible performance.
Assessing the Competition
The majority of premium tires on the market now provide the entire package. This is especially true for grand-touring tires, which are meant to be stable and safe while also providing a comfortable and peaceful ride for the passengers.
However, some tires in this category are more performance-oriented, while others are more comfort-oriented. The Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring, as its name suggests, falls under the second group. That isn't to say that you won't be pleased with the handling and braking. It rather indicates that Goodyear made the tire as comfortable as possible.
The Assurance ComforTred Touring competes in a competitive market with several other outstanding tires. For example, the Bridgestone Turanza QuietTrack offers a wonderful blend of comfort and good handling. The Michelin Premier A/S, on the other hand, gives exceptional performance to the driver. Meanwhile, the Continental PureContact LS offers exceptional wet performance. Finally, at a lower price, the Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring provides an appealing combination of driving pleasure and comfort.
To attract buyers, the Assurance ComforTred Touring must perform well in areas other than comfort. Modern drivers want long-term reliability, confident cornering, quick braking distances, and excellent highway stability.
In addition, the cost of the next set of tires is also a major consideration. The Assurance ComforTred Touring is not a budget-friendly option, as one would expect from a Goodyear product. However, it is not exactly too costly either.
How does the Assurance ComforTred Touring stack up against comparable premium tires? Well, there is no clear answer because every tire in this category succeeds in some areas while falling short in others.
- Internally strengthened construction helps the tire maintain its shape and prevents deformation, resulting in improved performance.
- The shoulder tread pattern on the ComforTred Touring tire design has a dual variable pitch sequence that lowers road noise when driving.
- Its asymmetric tread has wide circumferential grooves that disperse water and slush from beneath the tire, preventing hydroplaning.
- Internal structure with twin steel belts strengthened by spirally wrapped nylon on top of a polyester cord body for strength and longevity while maintaining a smooth ride.
- The all-season tire compound, combined with the semi-asymmetric tread pattern and meticulous siping design, ensures exceptional dry, wet, and winter weather road-gripping performance.
Performance - Dry Surface
The Assurance ComforTred Touring tire performs admirably in various road conditions and terrains. Its sidewalls are designed to provide comfort as well as extra firmness when cornering, and its asymmetric tread design improves traction. It's also good for emergency cornering and short stopping distances on dry roads.
Performance - Wet Surface
Its circumferential chutes are designed to keep water out of its way while also preventing hydroplaning. The Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring tire performs quite well on rough roads, ice, gravel, and snow.
This tire has a rapid and precise steering reaction and excellent handling and cornering stability. At times, it feels like a high-performance tire.
The only drawback you may encounter with this tire is increased road noise as it wears down. Overall, we believe this is one of Goodyear's greatest models, and we strongly suggest it.
You can conveniently swap this tire for a new one if you encounter any problems after a 30-day test drive.
It also comes with a tread life warranty of 80,000 miles, which is one of the best in the industry for T and H rated sizes, and 70,000 miles for V rated sizes, as well as a 6-year tread life warranty.
Durability and Controllability
Tires must respond swiftly and precisely to the driver's commands, as well as maintain their stability under the model's driving pressure. The driver can confidently operate the car in any weather because of the improved controllability and maneuvering capability.
The Guarantee ComforTred Touring improves the responsiveness of the steering and the vehicle's overall stability. The model was fixed with Goodyear's Comfort Edge Technology, which improves sidewall durability under driving pressure. Therefore, the road contact is improved because the sidewall does not bend throughout the drive. This improves steering responsiveness and accuracy in response to the driver's inputs while stabilizing the tire structure under driving pressure.
The number of biting edges securely grasping the road surface is increased thanks to the shoulder tread design. This way, the specific tread block location promotes cornering and maneuverability. The biting edges keep the tire in contact with the road at all times, increasing maneuvering force and ability while ensuring a safe performance all year.
The steel belt of the internal structure and the sidewall enhancement of Comfort Edge Technology improves the tire's strength under driving pressure. This way, the tire maintains its shape and avoids deformation, improving controllability and speed performance.
All-season tires are extremely weather-resistant. They have the ability to keep a solid grip throughout the year, ensuring consistent performance. They don't need to be changed according to the seasons, so you won't have to spend money on winter and summer tire sets.
All-weather traction is excellent with the Assurance ComforTred Touring. The semi-asymmetric tread pattern combined with the all-season tire compound and meticulous siping design ensures exceptional winter weather as well as wet and dry road-gripping performance. The biting edges of the siping detail and the asymmetric tread pattern securely grip the road surface, while the tire compound maintains its flexibility even in freezing temperatures and protects the tread area from weather damage. The improved traction and weather resistance provide a safe performance all year.
Hydroplaning is another dangerous driving hazard. Standing water or slush on the road surface causes hydroplaning, which occurs when the tire loses contact with the road. As a result, the driver loses control of the vehicle as it skids. The Assurance ComforTred Touring has an asymmetric tread pattern with wide circumferential grooves that effectively distribute water and slush from beneath the tire's footprint and prevent hydroplaning.
The reduced road vibrations and noise perceived in the vehicle's cabin offer a comfortable and quiet driving experience.
While the tires were in motion, Goodyear deployed its Comfort Edge Technology to reduce road vibrations. This method adds a layer of rubber to the sidewall and under the tread of the tire. When the tire makes contact with the road surface, it is cushioned, and it absorbs the shock during the drive. As a result, the tire absorbs road vibrations before they are detected in the vehicle's cabin and spoil the driving experience.
On the shoulder tread pattern of the Assurance ComforTred Touring, there is a dual variable pitch sequence. The variable pitch sequence reduces road noise by providing a sound frequency that cancels out road and treads pattern noise as soon as it is generated. As a result, road noise is kept out of the vehicle's cabin, ensuring comfort.
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