Goodyear Wrangler HP Tire Review & Rating
The Goodyear Wrangler HP is more widely known for its extensive use as original equipment on many sport pickups and SUV’s such as the Dodge Ram, Dodge Nitro, GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Avalanche among others. Featuring high performance all-season traction and handling, the HP is also designed to provide a more comfortable highway ride quality.
An all-season truck tread compound is molded into a symmetric tread pattern that sports a lower rolling resistance for added fuel efficiency. Wider shoulder blocks combine with intermediate blocks for enhanced traction on dry pavement, as well as increased cornering grip and steering response.
Three circumferential grooves channel away water from the tire and reduce the risk of hydroplaning, while multiple lateral grooves increase wet road surface traction and handling, although this is not a strong point on this model. Goodyear’s multi-sipe design around the tread provide biting edges for added grip in the snow.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts that are nylon reinforced (on H and V-speed rated tires) for added strength and durability. A polyester cord body further adds to the ride comfort and more even wear. You’ll find sizes available on the HP from 16-20 inches.
- Excellent dry traction
- Ride is smooth and comfortable
- Would like to see better wet traction and winter handling
- Increase wet traction
The HP provides very good dry pavement traction and handling, which is the strongest point on this model. The ride is fairly smooth and comfortable for a highway tire as well. Unfortunately, that is really the extent of the positives. What you’ll likely find with this model is that it’s an adequate performer, but just does not do anything to distinguish itself from the other models in this class.
Perhaps the biggest issue we’ve found with the HP is its very poor wet traction and handling, which has been problematic for many drivers. It’s easy to spin the tires on wet surfaces or when needing to suddenly brake. That’s not the type of response you want from your tires in those situations. Winter handling is equally as poor on this tire compared to other competitor tires, especially when it comes to heavier amounts of snow or braking on any ice. Finally, we’ve heard many driver reviews complain about excessive road noise at highway speed.
Overall, we have to rank the Wrangler HP as a below average tire in this class. In fact, it may be near the bottom of the truck/SUV high-performance all-season category. If a Goodyear high-performance all-season tire is what you are looking for, we would recommend one like the Fortera SL, or better still, go with the Vogue Signature V Black SCT, which we consider to be one of the best in class models. Yes, it’s a step-up in cost, but these tires offer superior performance over this one.
What Vehicles Will The Wrangler HP Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Cadillac Escalade
- Chevrolet Tahoe, Avalanche, Suburban, Silverado
- Chrysler Aspen
- Dodge Nitro, Ram, Durango
- Ford Expedition, Explorer, F-150
- GMC Yukon, Sierra
- Honda Element, Ridgeline
- Hummer H2
- Jeep Liberty, Grand Cherokee
- Land Rover LR3, Discovery, Range Rover HSE
- Lexus RX300
- Mazda Tribute
- Nissan Titan, Frontier
- Toyota Tacoma, Tundra, Highlander, RAV4, 4Runner
- Volkswagen Touareg
- Volvo XC90
P215/70R16 99S VSB
P215/70R16 99H VSB
P235/65R17 103S VSB
245/65R17 107H BLT
P265/70R17 113S BSL
255/55R19 111V XL BLT
P245/50R20 102S VSB
P275/60R20 114S VSB
P275/60R20 114S OWL
Prices on the Wrangler HP range from approximately $132 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Goodyear provides a limited tread warranty on the HP. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for one-year or the first 2/32 inch of wear. Materials and workmanship are warranted for 6-years and include free 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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