Goodyear Assurance ComfortDrive Tire Review & Rating
The Goodyear Assurance ComfortDrive is a Grand Touring All-Season tire designed for all sizes of passenger sedans as well as small to medium SUVs and crossovers. This tire is designed for long-lasting all-weather performance with road noise and comfort top of mind. It is not a winter tire and is not rated for severe cold or snow performance.
Key features of the Goodyear Assurance ComfortDrive include a tread compound infused with soybean oil to increase traction. The company’s patented TreadLock technology provides stability and responsiveness under cornering load in the dry. The Evolving Traction Grooves shift pattern slightly as they wear to offer renewed sharp edges and sipes for a consistently fresh biting surface against the road in all weather conditions.
The symmetrical tread pattern features three circumferential grooves for water evacuation and a block design that is tuned for minimal road noise and maximum comfort. Goodyear ComfortFlex technology, effectively a reinforced ply backed by two steel belts, helps absorb impacts and provides a sturdy platform for the tire.
There is a wide range of sizes available for 16” through to 20” rims all rated to at least a V speed rating, or up to 149 mph. The smallest size has a load index of 92, or 1,389 lb per tire, while the largest load index is 107, or 2,149 lb per tire.
- Ultra-quiet ride
- Long tread life
- Vague steering feel
- Not winter rated
The Goodyear Assurance ComfortDrive tire is an excellent choice of tire for drivers who do long miles on the highway or city and value comfort and quiet. The tires offer excellent wet-weather grip throughout the life of the tread. Speaking of tread life, some drivers report as much as 90,000 miles of use from their ComfortDrives, while Goodyear itself offers a 60,000-mile treadwear guarantee.
Drivers report greatly enhanced road manners over OE-fit tires, but some complain of a lack of road feedback and increase in vagueness. This affects dry-weather cornering response and braking feel in particular. Despite that lack of tactile connection, the tires offer sure grip and traction in a range of circumstances, as well as consistent performance over the entire lifespan of the tire.
Goodyear is one of the most well-known and well-regarded brands for a reason. Choose this tire for a quieter, smoother ride, especially over long distances.
Competitors & Alternatives
Grand-Touring, All-Season Tires are a competitive set, and some of the alternatives offer similar levels of performance and grip, but sacrifice comfort for cost. Those include tires like the Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring or the General Altimax 365 AW, which has the additional benefit of being snow-rated.
In Goodyear’s own stable, the Assurance WeatherReady offers the 3PMS snowflake symbol for extreme winter and snow performance, with a similar price tag to the ComfortDrive.
Goodyear is a top-tier tire brand, and at around $210 per tire, the Assurance ComfortDrive is in the mid-to-upper end of the grand touring tire price bracket.
Goodyear’s 30-day satisfaction pledge is available on this tire, enabling drivers to return the set for a different Goodyear model within 30 days, free of charge.
There is also a six-year guarantee against defects in workmanship and material, with free replacement within the first 12 months or 2/32” of wear, and prorated credit after that down to the final 2/32” of tread.
The Goodyear Assurance ComfortDrive tire comes backed by a 60,000-mile tread-life warranty.