Consumer Reports: Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires 2020

All-season ultra-high-performance tires are commonly fitted to upscale sedans or sporty vehicles. These tires deliver high levels of dry and wet grip and handling but give up some light-duty winter traction.

Size tested: 225/40R18

  1. Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate - Winner Recommended
    Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate
    N/A 37
    Passenger · All Season · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Excellent handling and hydroplaning resistance. Very good braking performance. Fair ride comfort and rolling resistance are typical for the category.

    Hydroplaning   Ice braking   Dry / Wet Braking   Handling   Noise   Rolling Resistance   Ride Comfort  
    Northern America Northern America
    Test Score:
    68
  2. Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ Recommended
    Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+
    81 47
    Passenger · All Season · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Summer tire-like dry and wet stopping performance and excellent hydroplaning resistance. A good choice for modest winter traction.

    Aquaplaning   Handling / Noise   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Rolling Resistance  
    Asia Asia · Americas Americas
    Test Score:
    66
  3. General G-MAX AS-05 Recommended
    General G-MAX AS-05
    78 32
    Passenger · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Excellent dry braking. Low tread noise. Long tread life. Fair ride comfort and rolling resistance are typical for the category.

    Hydroplaning   Dry Braking   Handling   Noise   Rolling Resistance   Ride Comfort  
    Americas Americas
    Test Score:
    66
  4. BFGoodrich g-Force COMP 2 A/S
    BFGoodrich g-Force COMP 2 A/S
    83 36
    Passenger · All Season · 2015 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    The BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S is an ultra high performance all-season tire that comes in sizes for many sports cars and performance sedans. Noisy tire.

    Dry Braking   Hydroplaning   Snow Traction   Handling   Ice Braking   Noise  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    66
  5. Vredestein Quatrac Pro Recommended
    Vredestein Quatrac Pro
    84 38
    Passenger · All Season · 2019 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Very good snow traction and icy grip. This tire is considered an all-weather tire. It has a three peak mountain and snowflake symbol of a winter tire, but can be used all year long.

    Dry Braking   Hydroplaning   Snow Traction   Handling   Noise   Ice Braking   Rolling Resistance  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    66
  6. Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus
    Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus
    75 39
    Passenger · All Season · 2014 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Excellent hydroplaning resistance. Generally a well round tire with very dry and wet grip, handling, and quietness.

    Hydroplaning   Dry Braking   Handling   Noise   Rolling Resistance   Ride Comfort  
    Asia Asia · Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    64
  7. Continental ExtremeContact DWS06
    Continental ExtremeContact DWS06
    81 43
    Passenger · All Season · 2015 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    This tire have tenacious grip and handling on cleared roads. A very good choice where icy road conditions are rare.

    Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Value   Snow Traction   Handling   Ice Braking   Snow Traction  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Northern America Northern America
    Test Score:
    64
  8. Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS
    Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS
    74 40
    Passenger · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Exceptional dry braking, handling, and hydroplaning resistance. A good choice for areas where winter conditions are mild. High rolling resistance can impact fuel economy.

    Wet braking   Dry Braking   Hydroplaning   Handling   Noise   Ride Сomfort   Rolling Resistance   Snow Traction  
    Northern America Northern America
    Test Score:
    63
  9. Kumho Ecsta PA51
    Kumho Ecsta PA51
    N/A 29
    Passenger · All Season · 2017 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    A good balance of wet grip and winter traction, but relatively high rolling resistance can affect fuel economy.

    Hydroplaning   Dry Braking   Handling   Noise   Ride Сomfort   Rolling Resistance  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Northern America Northern America · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    62
  10. Cooper Zeon RS3-G1
    Cooper Zeon RS3-G1
    76 30
    Passenger · All Season · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    A good tire choice for areas where snow is rare event. Fair ride comfort and rolling resistance are typical for the category, but several other tires are better for snow traction.

    Hydroplaning   Dry Braking   Handling   Ice Braking   Ride Сomfort   Rolling Resistance   Snow Traction  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Americas Americas · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    61
  11. Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S
    Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S
    76 29
    Passenger · All Season · 2014 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    The Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S is suitable for many coupes, sedans and sport cars. A good choice for most weather conditions and where mild snow conditions prevail.

    Handling / Noise   Dry Braking   Wet Braking   Value   Snow Traction  
    Asia Asia · Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    60
  12. Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 H452
    Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 H452
    72 25
    Passenger · All Season · 2012 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    The Hankook Ventus S1 noble 2 is suitable for many coupes, sedans and sport cars. A good choice for areas where mild to moderate winter weather prevails.

    Hydroplaning   Wet Braking   Ride Сomfort   Noise  
    Asia Asia · Americas Americas · Europe Europe · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    57
  13. Nexen N'Fera AU7
    Nexen N'Fera AU7
    N/A 24
    Passenger · All Season · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Excellent hydroplaning resistance and performs well in most weather conditions.

    Hydroplaning   Dry Braking   Ride Сomfort  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Northern America Northern America
    Test Score:
    56
  14. Nitto Motivo
    Nitto Motivo
    76 20
    Passenger · All Season · 2011 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Very good dry braking and excellent hydroplaning resistance, but fair wet stopping performance disappoints.

    Hydroplaning   Dry Braking   Ride Сomfort   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking  
    Asia Asia · Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    54
  15. Atlas Force UHP
    Atlas Force UHP
    78 13
    Passenger · All Season · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Marketed as an all-season tire, but best used in areas where winter is mild. Impressive dry braking and hydroplaning resistance. Quiet tire. Inferior snow traction and log stops on ice.

    Hydroplaning   Dry Braking   Handling   Ride Сomfort   Rolling Resistance   Snow Traction   Ice Braking  
    Northern America Northern America
    Test Score:
    54
  16. Nokian zLine A/S
    Nokian zLine A/S
    75 25
    Passenger · All Season · 2016 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Marketed as an all-season tire, but underperforming snow traction and stopping grip on wet and icy roads. Strong resistance to hydroplaning and quiet tire. Fair stops on ice, wet roads and relatively poor snow traction.

    Hydroplaning   Dry Braking   Noise   Ride Сomfort   Snow Traction   Wet Braking   Ice Braking  
    Northern America Northern America · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia
    Test Score:
    50
  17. Laufenn S Fit AS
    Laufenn S Fit AS
    N/A 22
    Passenger · All Season · 2014 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Strong resistance to hydroplaning and quiet tire. Fair rolling resistance, a factor in fuel economy. Relatively poor wet braking.

    Hydroplaning   Dry Braking   Noise   Ride Сomfort   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Northern America Northern America · Eastern Europe & Central Asia Eastern Europe & Central Asia · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    50
  18. Uniroyal Tiger Paw GTZ All-Season 2
    Uniroyal Tiger Paw GTZ All-Season 2
    N/A 24
    Passenger · All Season · 2018 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Very good hydroplane resistance. Low tread life, and fair scoring tire for wet stopping, snow traction, ride comfort, and rolling resistance.

    Hydroplaning   Dry Braking   Noise   Ride Сomfort   Rolling Resistance   Snow Traction   Wet Braking  
    Americas Americas
    Test Score:
    48
  19. Ironman IMOVE GEN2 AS
    Ironman IMOVE GEN2 AS
    N/A 24
    Passenger · All Season · 2016 · Passenger - High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Excellent for dry braking and hydroplaning resistance. Poor snow traction and braking on ice. Low tread life.

    Hydroplaning   Dry Braking   Handling   Ride Сomfort   Rolling Resistance   Snow Traction   Ice Braking  
    Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe
    Test Score:
    48
  20. Sumitomo HTR A/S P02
    Sumitomo HTR A/S P02
    80 31
    Passenger · All Season · 2015 · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Excellent hydroplane resistance. Fair ice and wet braking, and ride comfort. Poor snow traction and high rolling resistance, a factor in fuel economy. Low tread life.

    Hydroplaning   Dry Braking   Noise   Rolling Resistance   Wet Braking   Snow Traction   Ride Сomfort   Ice Braking  
    Eastern Asia Eastern Asia · Northern America Northern America · Europe Europe · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    47
  21. GT Radial Champiro UHP AS
    GT Radial Champiro UHP AS
    69 11
    Passenger · All Season · Passenger - Ultra High Performance All-Season
    Verdict:

    Excellent hydroplane resistance. Poor winter performance. Fair ride comfort.

    Hydroplaning   Dry Braking   Ride Сomfort   Snow Traction   Wet Braking   Ice Braking  
    Americas Americas · Oceania Oceania
    Test Score:
    45
Year
2020
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Max Score, points
100
Tire Size
225/40R18
Season
All-Season
Auto Type
Passenger
List Type
Professional Tire Test
Region
Northern America
Date added
Sep 20, 2019
Date updated
Oct 25, 2020