Goodyear Viva 3


Goodyear, a renowned tire manufacturer, has been in the business for 10 decades. Their extensive tire portfolio includes racing, touring, winter and all-season tires. The Viva 3 is yet another quality offering from the manufacturer and provides users with an enhanced driving experience due to superior construction and compound quality.

Their new variant, the Goodyear Viva 3, is an all-season tire designed for passenger (mid-sized) vehicles with increased performance, handling and durability in different types of weather conditions.

Its tread pattern is enhanced to provide even treadwear throughout the tire – this helps deliver a quieter and more comfortable ride. The broad circumferential grooves give the tire increased traction, and help remove water and slush from the contact patch.

The zig-zag grooves and edges provide better resistance to hydroplaning while also increasing traction in dry, wet and snowy conditions. Finally, the Goodyear Viva 3 boasts excellent ride comfort combined with enhanced handling and response. 

The speed rating on the tire is T (190 km/h) and it is available in different sizes ranging from 14” to 18”.

This model comes with a limited warranty for treadwear if you buy from an authorized dealer.

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The Pros

  • Excellent grip in wet, dry and snowy conditions
  • Efficient water and slush evacuation
  • Reduced road noise  
  • All-season handling with great comfort
  • Affordable

The Cons

  • Wears out quickly
  • Some drivers reported having balance issues 

Overall Thoughts

Viva 3 is the third generation tire of the series – a testament to the quality and consistent user demand for this all-season favorite. Better than its predecessors, it provides a great ride overall.

This all-season tire is designed to perform in different conditions; for instance, it is built to provide traction and stability on wet, dry and light snowy roads.

As such, it provides a comfortable and noise-free ride with enhanced grip and overall control. The tread pattern is designed for lasting durability through even wear and lends superior stability to the ride. 

Considering the above, Goodyear Viva 3 is a capable all-season tire with improved performance in terms of handling, stability and braking in diverse weather conditions. On top of that, it comes with a sleek design and an affordable price tag – this makes it an excellent option for users who are on a budget.

Although some online reviews suggest that it wears out too quickly, the Goodyear Viva 3 tire all-season is a decent option among its competitors.

What Vehicles Would Goodyear Viva 3 Tires Fit?

Goodyear Viva 3 tires come in a range of sizes, designed to provide drivers of passenger vehicles with all-year comfort in terms of handling and stability.

The list below shows some popular vehicles that this tire can fit.

  • Chevrolet Malibu
  • Honda Accord
  • Ford Fiesta
  • Ford Focus
  • Ford Taurus
  • Honda Civic
  • Honda CR-V
  • Nissan Altima
  • Toyota Camry
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Toyota RAV4

Tire Sizes Available

This Goodyear variant comes in diverse tire sizes:


  • 175/65R14
  • 185/65R14
  • 185/70R14
  • 195/70R14


  • 185/65R15
  • 195/60R15
  • 195/65R15
  • 205/65R15
  • 205/70R15
  • 205/75R15
  • 215/70R15
  • 215/75R15


  • 205/55R16
  • 205/65R16
  • 215/55R16
  • 215/60R16
  • 215/65R16
  • 215/70R16
  • 225/60R16
  • 235/60R16
  • 235/65R16


  • 215/50R17
  • 215/55R17
  • 215/60R17
  • 215/65R17
  • 225/55R17
  • 225/60R17
  • 225/65R17
  • 235/60R17
  • 235/65R17


  • 235/55R18
  • 235/60R18
  • 235/65R18
  • 245/60R18

Price Range

The Goodyear Viva 3 all-season tire is offered in a number of stores for a price starting from $53.00. 

While some online stores offer discounted deals and coupons, be sure to buy it from an authorized dealer to avail its limited warranty.

Warranty Offered

Goodyear offers a limited warranty on this variant; a pro-rata replacement is offered if the original tread is worn down to 1.6mm or 2/32” before reaching the end of specified mileage, i.e. 60,000 miles.

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56 thoughts on “Goodyear Viva 3

  1. Back tires (just aligned) are down to the wear bars at 20,000 miles. Super noisy, suspected balance issues. Had them installed at Walmart. Looks like Walmart may have discontinued them? None in stock in my area for my size.

  2. I just bought a set of 4 for my 2001 Camry. I had put 4 new tires of this same tire on the car 4 years ago. Now after 20,000 miles the tires are down to having about 3/32″ average on the tread. I drive very conservatively on good roads so the tires are wearing out much faster than the 60,000 mile claim. But the traction is “A” so don’t mind that they wear out quickly. (Actually, they should have been replaced at 15,000 miles.) I “only” paid $400 total for the tires so even if I replaced them every 2 years it would not be too bad. I’m surprised other reviewers say that they are noisy. They seem much quieter than the Yokohama tires that I had many years ago. But if other tires are quieter and still have “A” traction I would definitely consider them next time.

  3. Viva 3 tires replacement for Michelin premier. Got at walmart for $90 each. New replacement Michelin about double the price. The old ones were worn to 1/8 at 25k, no vibration, quiet, did hydroplane, stayed in balance. Had the viva 3 for 900 miles, don’
    hydroplane, handle better, slightly more noise and vibration. I can live with this if they last at least 50k. More reviews later.

  4. I just bought a set at Walmart and I live 24 miles from the store. No noise and good traction on the wet road on my Nissan altima.

  5. Just bought a set of Viva’s at Walmart last week to replace a set of Continental tires on a 2017 Buick LaCrosse Premium that had 45,000 miles on them. Noticed right away that the Goodyear Viva tires handled much better than the more costly Continentals. Cornering is much quicker. However, the Goodyears seem to be much noisier. The smooth extremely quiet ride that the Buick had before replacing the old tires is now closer to the noisy road noise ride that I previously had in my 2016 Honda Accord Touring. While I loved the Accord, and loved the engine and accelleration and handling, I hated the road noise and was so much happier when I traded it in on the Buick LaCrosse. Now my LaCrosse is sounding more like my Honda. I’m sure that I’ll be happy with the Viva tires in other aspects, but sadly it’s not good in the road noise department.

  6. I’ve have had these tires a 2017 Toyota Prius for 40,000 miles. Will make it past the 60,000 life expectancy at current wear rate. Nothing negative about these tires till winter set in. These tires are stable on icy roads. Just don’t ask them to start you from a stop on snow packed roads. Previous tires would spin, dig in, and start moving the vehicle forward. These tires spin, polish the ice/snow pack under the wheels and then just sits there spinning. They will be wore out by next winter and I will buy something else. Nothing else negative and with 15% of my mileage being on gravel roads they have held up. For the right price they are a buy. They just don’t like snow. P.S. I carry tire chains for western mountain passes though I never expected to have to put them on. A 10 inch snowfall with these tires gave me an excuse to throw the chains on. An educational experience more people should have to do.

  7. Just bought one yesterday in Arlington TX to replace a chinese cheapy on a 98 S10 that the tread had separated on. Driving home, 138 miles away, at 75 to 80 mph, even with just the one tire replacement it was a massive difference. But time will tell. I like the fact they are built in the Lawton OK plant. Being 50 miles away from home and having family that live there that’s practically in my backyard.

  8. I bought these at Walmart 3 weeks ago. Went back after a week to get them balanced again. Still vibrates. Went to have them balanced again, Road Force Balance this time. Still vibrates. I’m going to see if Walmart will warranty them, and get a different brand, I have my doubts.

  9. People are blaming these tires for installation issues at Wal-Mart. Balancing issues are caused by the Wal-Mart techs not knowing how to balance tires. Premature tread wear? Rotate the tires people. Blow-outs? Stop running over stuff in the highway. Buy the tires at Walmart and get them installed elsewhere. You won’t be disappointed!

  10. i have a new 2018 mazda cx 9 and i bought a set of 4 i instantly noticed a vibration in the steering wheel i truly believe these are defective tires goodyear viva 3 as my car never had this before the tires were mounted

  11. Just bought yesterday for my honda odessy. I drive mostly highway some city. This is the second set I have got I have no loud noise issues, a comfortable ride, and got a great price for them at Walmart installed at Walmart also. I highly recommend these tires I have 85000 miles currently on my first set with zero problems listed above. Just like everything you have to decide and have proper expectations Rotate every 5 k miles and keep proper air pressure that’s it!!

  12. These reviews are crazy i rocked over 50k on mine couldve went more but i like to replace them a little early dont know what the guy is talking about tire noise for he probably doesnt know the difference between bad wheel bearing vs tire noise i got 0 complaints for the tire handled Winters just fine not as good as snow tires obviously but still did just as good as any other all season tire does and i still drove 75 through thunderstorms and never lost traction guess i just got the magical set that was good

  13. These reviews are crazy i rocked over 50k on mine couldve went more but i like to replace them a little early dont know what the guy is talking about tire noise for he probably doesnt know the difference between bad wheel bearing vs tire noise i got 0 complaints for the tire handled Winters just fine not as good as snow tires obviously but still did just as good as any other all season tire does and i still drove 75 through thunderstorms and never lost traction guess i just got the magical set that was good

  14. Just bought yesterday a set of 4 for my mazdacx9 2018 and had a vibration on the way home am now disappointed I bought them at Walmart they are 255r20 for over 600 dollars out the door price i wanted the michellen but said they didn’t carry them

  15. I’m buying a set of Goodyear viva 3 right now. I’m not a tire dealer and plan to follow up with my opinion on these tires soon. After reading these reviews I’m terrified I just wasted my money. Truth is I’m just not sure. So look for my reply in the future.

  16. Goodyear tire stores HATE that Walmart sells Viva3 tires. Claim they’re not “real” Goodyear tires. I have gotten 50,000+ miles on Honda CRV. ALL YEAR, ALL SEASONS. Wanna save more? ROTATE!!

  17. I had a set put on last June. By June 2020 I hadn’t driven even 3,000 miles but there’s something wrong with the tires. I just had tie rods replaced and an alignment, and rotation/balance. The car is shaking like it’s being pulled apart. Nothing has been out of spec even when I got the alignment, they just changed the toe angle. One tire continuously loses air despite new stem and repair of a nail hole. They’re loud! I normally run Yokohama’s but it’s a 2008 and I didn’t want to spend $2k on an older car. Plus Yokohama’s were for all terrain, and I wanted quiet cruising. These tires are the worst. I had Goodyear on my last car but they were better than the Viva’s. Walmart was the worst and I’ll never go back there. The auto techs can’t even figure out what’s wrong with these things besides they’re probably separating and are utter junk.

  18. First of all never buy tires at Walmart. Everything they sell is 2nd quality or worse according to their suppliers. As for the Goodyear Arriva tire I have had 2 blowout the sidewalks with less than 20,000 miles on them; one while sitting in my driveway. Pure junk in my opinion.

  19. I check and adjust air pressure weekly and rotate the Viva 3s every 5000 miles. 95% of my driving is open highway and they still wore out in 30 0000 miles. JUNK. MY LAST SET.

  20. Recently went in to local mechanic shop and requested oil change, tire rotation and alignment especially since car was pulling to the right in the last few weeks and riding rough. Turns out the 4 Vita tires with only 16,000 miles on them in 2 years were separating. Walmart was no help and wanted me to produce the tires which I left out of fright at this shop. Truly a life and death situation and didn’t feel comfortable driving to walmart especially since it’s auto center is far and so chaotic and not socially distanced in the 6 by8 waiting room and especially in the 100 degree heat. Yes…learned my lesson but obviously some others have had many replacements of this tire. Glad I bought from Firestone, and sad that I got riped off from Walmart. Wonder if they would have wanted me to retrieve the tires if I crashed because of the tires separating…? Shame on them!

  21. Goodyear vivas are the only tires I’ve bought for my car (2014 Chevy Cruze) had my car since it was at ~200 miles on it and now well over 180,000 miles and can’t remember the last time I had to replace one of them. (Usually caught a nail if the tire needed replaced) I’ve got one on there right now with a nail in it for at least a few weeks with no issues just needing more air every few days. I drive alot (was a delivery driver in Nebraska) and got around in heavy snow and rain. Also used to deliver newspapers for about 6 months before becoming a delivery driver. I will continue to slap these bad boys on my car because of the superior traction and handling they provide my vehicle. I have more issues in snow with my cars traction controls. Would shut that off and be driving in snow with these tires. Anyone that leaves a negative review have no clue what they’re talking about or are just trying to create misinformation because they don’t know how to make a tire this good!

  22. The bad comments are usually made by competing tire salesmen… disregard. Their companies cannot match the price/performance elements of the Viva 3. A great tire for the everyday driver.

  23. Freshly aligned with brand new Firestones on the front. With a set of Viva 3’s on the back, my Mercury is swaying and vibrating like it can’t decide between twerking and having a seizure. Wal-Mart is caught up trying to pretend it’s not the tire, Goodyear is telling me to deal with Wal-Mart. Bought these things yesterday and they need to go, and it’s looking like I’m going to have to eat the cost of these Vivas.

  24. Bought Viva 3’s for the front of my car. LOUD LOUD LOUD!!!! We can’t carry on a conversation in the car, can’t listen to the radio and it is down right embarrassing to haul anyone because of the road noise. This was listed as a ‘Pro” when buying the tire…”Low road noise”. I can’t take it anymore!!!

    1. Amazing how things can be so different. I’m working through my second set and was shopping online for my third set when I ran across these comments. I run them on a Honda Odyssey and have no noise problems and have gotten great mileage. I hope the next set doesn’t jump up and bite me because I’m buying another set.

  25. Worst tire Goodyear has ever sold. I have been through 6 tires in 1 month. I can’t believe Wal Mart sell crap like this and I’d proud of it. No offers for any other tire. Last Goodyear tire I will ever purchase.

  26. Been through 6 tires in 1month. Poorest tires ever made. Last Goodyear tire I will ever buy. No compensation from Wal Mart.

    1. Had this happen a week ago. Looking for some sort of recourse. Walmart will replace the tire, but what about the car?!

  27. i bought these tires at wall mart after 150 miles had a rock go right through the tread bought as carry out no warranty because it was a carry out. not very happy.

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