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Extended Test of New Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season Tires

Reviews  /   /  By Derek Mau

12 Month Progress Report – September 5, 2014

It has been 1 year since we mounted a fresh set of Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season tires on the Acura. Over the course of our 12-month test we logged 7,400 miles gallivanting all over the San Francisco Bay Area and then some. Granted, our annual mileage is below average but we were able to road test the tires in a variety of weather conditions excluding extreme cold and snowy weather. Unfortunately, our mild California climate and lack of cold temperatures below freezing level doesn’t grant us the extreme weather conditions that occur in the Midwest and Eastern regions of the United States.

Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Seson tire test report #4

1 year, 7400 miles and tires look to be in excellent shape

One year later and we are still enamored with the tire’s performance on dry and wet roads. Our test car continues to have a smooth and responsive ride, and braking performance of the tires reveal the shortcomings of the RSX’s factory brakes. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is an all-season tire that was built with compromises. These tires put a smile on our face every time we push hard through a turn and give us more grip than expected — even when the road is slick with rain.

On the more mundane side, rolling resistance is still very good after 7,400 miles of wear. The car coasts almost effortlessly and overall mpg is stellar when we remember to be light on the go-pedal. Tire noise is not an issue except when on noisy asphalt or concrete. Our sound meter test measurements show no sign that the Eagle Sport A/S tires are getting noisier with age.

Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Seson tire test report #4

On the tire’s 1 year anniversary, we balanced each wheel to check for variances. None were found.

12-Month Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season Tire Test
Mileage Tread Depth

(front tires)

Tread Depth

(rear tires)

Noise Level

@65 mph**

New 0 10/32 inch 10/32 inch 64 db
3 months 2,500 10/32 inch 10/32 inch No data
6 months 5,000 9/32 inch 9/32 inch No data
12 months 7,400 8/32 inch 9/32 inch 64 db

Would We Buy Them?
If Goodyear asked for their tires back today, we would immediately go directly to our local Goodyear shop or buy a set online from Tire Rack. The value to performance ratio is excellent and our experience with the tires has been first class. We realize that the Eagle Sport All-Season tire may not fit everyone’s needs, but we are confident few will be disappointed.

Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Seson tire test report #4

About Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season (V-Speed Rated)
Goodyear’s Eagle Sport All-Season tire line includes V-speed rated High Performance All-Season radials developed for the drivers of sports cars, coupes, sedans and performance-oriented light trucks looking to combine sporty handling with all-season traction. Eagle Sport All-Season tires are designed to offer drivers all-season versatility in dry and wet conditions with year-round traction, even in light snow.

The Eagle Sport All-Season features an innovative all-season tread compound molded into a large surface tread contact area asymmetric design to offer consistent performance across a broad range of vehicles. Linked outboard shoulder blocks backed by notched center ribs and connected inboard shoulder blocks enhance steering response, handling and wear. Circumferential grooves help evacuate water to increase traction in wet weather, while full-depth sipes preserve foul-weather traction as the tire wears.

The tire’s internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wrapped polyamide to combine uniform ride quality with high-speed capability. One of the Eagle Sport All-Season tire line’s highlights is its internal construction that features Goodyear’s RaceWrap Construction Technology developed for the Eagle Race tires used in NASCAR competition. RaceWrap Construction Technology brings a polyester cord casing ply down the sidewall at a slight angle, wraps around the bead and returns it all the way up the sidewall until it ends under the edge of the steel belts. This slightly angled, two-ply sidewall enhances steering response and handling stability. consumer reviews of the Goodyear Eagle Sport A/S tires.

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Continue to next page to read our 6 month progress report of the Eagle Sport All-Season tires


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13 Comments on "Extended Test of New Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season Tires"

3 years 8 months ago

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3 years 3 months ago

I’ve had the Goodyear Eagle Sport A/S tires on my ’04 V6 Accord about 7-8 weeks and 2000 miles now. Grip was good enough to show some shortcomings in my stock suspension so I added a TL-S rear anti-roll bar and an aftermarket front strut bar so I could better take advantage of the grip. Lane changes and cornering are noticeably superior (even before the suspension upgrades) to the previous tires, Yokohama YK580’s. Wider tread too. I did go from a 205/60/16 to 215/55/16 tire size, but even if I stayed with the 205/60/16 size, I still would have picked up 0.8″ in tread width. These tires are vastly superior in the rain, especially from a stop. The YK580s were very prone to wheel spin in the rain (and on dry pavement), the Eagle Sports take much more throttle to get loose. We actually had about an inch of snow the other day here in north Texas, no issues driving on snowy streets. Another nice thing about the Eagles is how quiet they are. I take 2-3 long road trips a year so a lack of tire roar is a huge plus.

Really a huge surprise to me how good these tires are. Not much information online since they are pretty new and you never know how much of what people notice in new tires is a placebo effect. But these tires, after living with them almost two months, are the real deal.

3 years 1 month ago

I’ve been pretty happy with my Eagle Sport A/S. Road feel is really good, and they performed more than adequately in the snow. I live in upstate NY, so I’ve had plenty winter driving this year. Dry traction is also great with very controlled and predictable understeer. Oddly though the performance in wet/cold conditions is pretty poor. I experienced complete understeer on a couple occasions that were cold but not quite freezing. Granted, my car is very prone to understeering due to it’s very front biased weight distribution (64/36)

With ~3,000 miles on these tires I’ve got 8/32nds tread depth on my front wheels, and 10/32nds on the rear. That probably sounds really bad, but my last set of tires were Nexen 5000s rated at 60k miles, and I got 9k out of them before they were toast. No joke.

Michael Oliva
2 years 10 months ago

Just replaced my Goodyear Eagle GT’s with the new Eagle Sports. I only got 35,000 miles from them but Goodyear did prorate it and gave me $25 dollars off per tire. Loved my Eagle GTs just hoping the new replacements will get closer to the 50,000 mile warranty.

Looking Forward,

2 years 9 months ago

I keep reading good reviews of these tires, but my experience has not been good and I wonder why. The first set I got were horribly noisy. They sounded like I was driving down a highway along side a freight train. Goodyear replaced these with another set that are marginally quieter but still not acceptable. I am wondering if it is the tires or the way they were mounted. If the latter, taking them back to Goodyear won’t do a lot of good. I’m not sure what to do.

2 years 9 months ago

Hi Derek,

Are there any plans for more updates? I’m really curious to see how the thread is holding up.