Goodyear Fortera HL Tire Review & Rating

The Goodyear Fortera HL is used as original equipment on a number of different pickups, crossovers and SUV’s. Featuring an all-season tread design, the HL is engineered to provide year round traction and handling to go with a smoother and more comfortable ride.

An all-season tread compound and computer-optimized symmetric tread pattern provide increased traction and handling on both dry or wet roads. The larger tread blocks add more cornering grip on dry pavement, while the center ribs enhance steering response and stability, while increasing overall handling.

Fortera HL from Goodyear Tires

Staggered circumferential grooves, curved lateral grooves and the tire’s added sipes give this tire added performance on wet and snow covered road surfaces. The computer tread design further reduces outside road noise to add better overall ride comfort on this tire.

Inside the tire you will find two steel belts that combine with a polyester cord body for added strength and durability. They also increase ride quality and promote more even treadwear. Goodyear offers sizes in 17-20 inches and with T and S-speed ratings. In addition, there is also a 60,000 mile tread guarantee included.

Pros

  • Dry traction and braking are very good
  • Steering is crisp and responsive
  • Comfortable tire to ride on
  • 60,000 mile warranty

Cons

  • Tires tend to get noisy as they wear down
  • Treadlife could be better

Overall Thoughts

This tire gets mixed reviews from us. On one hand we like the dry traction and braking capabilities this tire displays. They are very good among all other tires in this class. Ride comfort is good and the tire carries a nice warranty. Add in the lower price point, among major brands that is, and you have some pretty good reasons to buy.

On the other hand this tire tends to get noisy as it wears down, which is exactly what reviews online have repeatedly stated. Winter handling is ok in light snow, although this is not a winter tire and it shows when it begins piling up or there is ice on the pavement. Tread life is another area that could use improvements as well. Others have mentioned getting just 30,000-40,000 miles out of the tread.

Overall, we rank this model in the lower half of all-season truck/SUV tires. While delivering adequate performance for most drivers, it falls short of many other tires in this category.

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What Vehicles Will The Fortera HL Fit?

Fits these vehicles and many others:

  • Acura RDX
  • Audi Q5, Q7
  • Buick Terraza, Rendezvous, Rainier, Enclave
  • Chevrolet Uplander, Trailblazer, Traverse
  • Dodge Durango
  • Ford Explorer, F-150
  • GMC Envoy, Acadia
  • Honda Pilot, Ridgeline
  • Hyundai Tucson, Santa Fe, Veracruz
  • Infiniti EX35, QX4, FX45
  • Jeep Liberty, Grand Cherokee, Commander
  • Kia Sportage, Sorento
  • Lexus RX350, RX450
  • Mazda CX-7
  • Nissan Quest, Rogue, Pathfinder
  • Pontiac Montana
  • Saturn Relay, Vue, Outlook
  • Subaru Outback
  • Toyota Sienna, Highlander
  • Volvo XC90, XC60

Tire Sizes

17″

P245/65R-17 105S VSB
P245/65R-17 105S OWL
P245/65R-17 105T VSB
P245/65R-17 105T VSB
P245/70R-17 108T OWL
P245/70R-17 108T VSB

18″

P235/60R-18 102T VSB
P255/65R-18 109S BSL

20″

265/50R-20 107T VSB

Price Range

Prices on the Goodyear HL range from approximately $128 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Warranty

A 6-year or 60,000 mile treadwear warranty comes with the Goodyear HL. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first 2/32 inch of wear.

Materials and workmanship are warranted for 6-years and include free tire replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.


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This tire is NOT worth the money. I have them on my 2011 Ford Explorer and all 4 of my P245/65R17 Fortera HL tires are evenly worn down to the wear bars at 19, 800 miles. I’ve been to two Goodyear dealers and since they came on my car when it was new they told me to “go see Ford”. Guess what, Ford says “go see Goodyear”. That is some wonderful 60,000 mile warranty they offer. I don’t think my car will see anymore Goodyear tires unless I can get some warranty relief.

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