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Goodyear UltraGrip Arctic 2

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Goodyear UltraGrip Arctic 2


The Goodyear UltraGrip Arctic 2 is a studdable winter tire designed for passenger vehicles and SUVs. Building upon the success of its predecessor, the Goodyear UltraGrip Ice Arctic, this newly released model boasts advanced technologies that offer unparalleled ice and snow performance. With several top placements in professional tire tests, it is gaining recognition for its exceptional winter driving capabilities.

Features & Benefits

  • Unbeaten Ice Braking: Utilizes Arctic Eagle Claw Stud technology for optimal ice grip and braking performance, achieving a 13% better ice braking score compared to the next best tested competitor.
  • Snow Handling: Features Snow Grip Technology that ensures strong performance across all snow conditions.
  • Reduced Noise: Achieves 9% lower interior noise compared to its predecessor, courtesy of optimized stud distribution and a new stud cushion system.
  • Top-Ranked in Tests: Garnered high rankings in various professional tire tests, proving its superior quality and performance.


  • Arctic Eagle Claw Stud: A new stud technology featuring a sharp pin shape and an innovative anchoring system, alongside an increased number of studs—up to 220 per tire.
  • Snow Grip Technology: Incorporates wider grooves and higher edge density for optimal snow braking and handling.
  • Noise Control: Integrated noise cushion system to minimize road noise, making for a quieter ride.

Year Released

The Goodyear UltraGrip Arctic 2 was launched in 2021, replacing the Goodyear UltraGrip Ice Arctic.

Regions Availability

Currently available in Europe and Russia, with potential expansion into additional markets.

Final Thoughts

The Goodyear UltraGrip Arctic 2 comes as a welcome addition to the studdable winter tire market, delivering on its promises of unmatched ice and snow performance. From its Arctic Eagle Claw Stud technology to its Snow Grip features, this tire leaves no stone unturned when it comes to providing safety, stability, and peace of mind. Its success is further underlined by its high rankings in professional tire tests. For those looking to brave the winter roads without compromise, the Goodyear UltraGrip Arctic 2 emerges as a compelling choice.

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Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Goodyear / UltraGrip Arctic 2
Car Type
Rim Diameter
16 / 17 / 18 / 19 "
195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 mm
Aspect Ratio
40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 %
Special Features
Mud and Snow
Extra Load
Speed and Load
Speed Index
T (max 118 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)

Goodyear / UltraGrip Arctic 2 Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Overall width Sidewall styling Tread depth Approved rim width Rolling resistance Max load at cold inflation pressure Overall diameter Load range Ply rating Price
R16 195/55 R16 91T XL 195/55 R16 91T XL XL
R16 205/55 R16 94T XL 205/55 R16 94T XL XL
R16 205/60 R16 96T XL 205/60 R16 96T XL XL
R16 215/60 R16 99T XL 215/60 R16 99T XL XL
R16 215/65 R16 102T XL 215/65 R16 102T XL XL
R17 205/50 R17 93T XL 205/50 R17 93T XL XL
R17 205/55 R17 95T XL 205/55 R17 95T XL XL
R17 215/50 R17 95T XL 215/50 R17 95T XL XL
R17 215/55 R17 98T XL 215/55 R17 98T XL XL
R17 225/45 R17 94T XL 225/45 R17 94T XL XL
R17 225/50 R17 98T XL 225/50 R17 98T XL XL
R17 225/55 R17 101T XL 225/55 R17 101T XL XL
R17 235/55 R17 103T XL 235/55 R17 103T XL XL
R18 215/50 R18 92T 215/50 R18 92T
R18 225/50 R18 99T XL 225/50 R18 99T XL XL
R18 235/45 R18 98T XL 235/45 R18 98T XL XL
R18 235/55 R18 104T XL 235/55 R18 104T XL XL
R18 245/40 R18 97T XL 245/40 R18 97T XL XL
R18 245/45 R18 100T XL 245/45 R18 100T XL XL
R19 215/50 R19 93T 215/50 R19 93T
R19 225/45 R19 96T XL 225/45 R19 96T XL XL
R19 235/40 R19 96T XL 235/40 R19 96T XL XL
R19 245/45 R19 102T XL 245/45 R19 102T XL XL

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