For the “All-Season Car Tires” category, Goodyear’s Assurance TripleTred All-Season was the Premium selection, capturing the Best Buy designation.
In addition, the Assurance ComforTred Touring was awarded a Best Buy label in the “Touring Car Tires” category.
According to the magazine, a Consumers Digest Best Buy is defined as a product that offers the most value for a given amount of money. The editors say that the selected tires merit special attention from readers based on a combination of performance, ease of use, features, warranty, efficiency, styling, and maintenance and service requirements.
“We are pleased that yet another independent expert has recognized the superior performance and tremendous value of our tires,” says Scott Rogers, Goodyear’s chief marketing officer, adding that the company’s product development efforts have focused on advancements that are technologically innovative, but which also offer discernible benefits to consumers who drive on our tires.”
Of the Assurance TripleTred All-Season, the magazine’s editors note that “Goodyear’s flagship passenger tire is a repeat Best Buy selection because it outperforms all other all-season tires that we evaluated. We are impressed particularly by the Assurance TripleTred’s unique grooves, which change as a tire wears and seemed to give us the best grip among all-season tires that we tried on a wet road.”
The premium tire features three tread zones for all-season traction. Evolving Traction Grooves help maintain confident traction in rain and snow as the tire wears, according to Rogers.
The Assurance ComforTred Touring tire is touted as “the best touring car tire that you can buy in this price range,” according to Consumers Digest. The editors write that “we like the special padding that’s built into the tread, because it gives this model the quietest ride that we found among midrange touring car tires.”
Dual Comfort Zones in the tread and sidewall optimize comfort and handling, says Rogers. “A special Comfort Layer in the tread helps provide, on average, 20 percent more cushion than standard passenger tires for a smooth, comfortable ride.”
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