Goodyear Vs Continental Tires: An Honest Comparison

Goodyear tires are better in terms of warranty on performance tires, dry traction, affordability, and product diversity. Continental tires are better regarding snow grip, warranty on off-road and touring tires, customer satisfaction, and comfort. Both companies manufacture some of the best tires in the world and are highly reputed.

But is that all about Goodyear Vs Continental tires? Not really. Read this article for more insight to help you pick the tires that are right for you.

Goodyear Vs Continental Tires: Quick Comparison

I will be covering a lot of details on both Goodyear tires and Continental tires. But let’s take a look at the fundamental differences below:

Tread Warranty30,000 miles to 85,000 miles30,000 miles to 90,000 miles
Comfort(out of 100)85(Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance)88(Continental ContiMaxContact MC5)
Approximate Price per tire$215$235
Traction on Dry Grounds (out of 100)93(Goodyear Eagle F1 Sport)83(Continental ContiMaxContact MC6)
Traction on Wet Grounds (out of 100)91(Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5)92(Continental ExtremeContact Sport)
Traction on Icy Grounds (out of 100)84(Goodyear UltraGrip Performance Gen 1)85(Continental WinterContact TS 860 S)
Traction on snowy Grounds (out of 100)92(Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+)96(Continental WinterContact TS 870 P)
Road Noise cancellation technologySoundComfortContiSilent
Product Range10 tire families4 tire categories
Customer Satisfaction(out of 5)4.644.72/5
Environmental considerationGoodyear has launched tires that have 70% sustainable materials. Plans to make 100% sustainable tires by 2030.Uses electricity from renewable sources in all production sites. CO2 neutral production by 2040
Resale value66%65%

This is a quick comparison between the two tire brands.

Goodyear Vs Continental Tires: In-Depth Comparison

Still confused about which tire manufacturer is better, Goodyear or Continental? Don’t you worry. Our detailed sections below will have all the answers you’re looking for.

Tire Tread Warranty

Continental Tires gives a longer warranty on touring tires compared to Goodyear. Goodyear gives 30,000 to 85,000 miles warranty on their tires. Continental, however, offers a 30,000 to 90,000 miles warranty on Continental tires.

On their off-terrain ‘Fierce’ tire line for SUVs, Goodyear gives just 30,000 miles warranty. Continental, on the other hand, gives the lowest warranty (30,000 miles) on their performance-based ExtremeContact tires.

So Continental tires give more warranty for off-road tires, while Goodyear gives more for performance tires.

Winner: Goodyear for performance tires, Continental for touring, and off-road tires.


Tire comfort is a matter of how much noise and vibration you can feel when driving on the road. Touring tires are particularly optimized for comfortable driving. Both Continental ContiMaxContact MC5 and Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance are premium summer touring tires. They are the best of what these brands have to offer in terms of comfort.

Users of these tires, however, claim that the Continental Tire is more comfortable compared to the Goodyear Tire. Users at Tyrereviews rate Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance at 85 out of 100. Whereas, the Continental ContiMaxContact MC5 gets 88/100. Both are very comfortable tires. But the Continental ContiMaxContact MC5 is a little more comfortable.

Winner: Continental Tires.


Goodyear tires are more affordable than Continental tires. The approximate price of a Goodyear tire is approximately $215. On the other hand, a single Continental tire can cost you about $235.

Tire price largely depends on the tire type and its size. In this section, I am comparing two performance tires and one all-season touring tire for Goodyear. For Continental tires, I selected the same tire types.

The first Goodyear tire was a Goodyear Assurance Outlast 225/65R17 102H All-Season Tire. It’s a very affordable all-season touring tire costing just $146. The Continental TrueContact Tour 225/65R17 102 T All-Season Passenger Tire is also an all-season touring tire, costing you $160. Both tires are of the same size.

The second Goodyear tire is a performance Eagle tire. The Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate 265/35ZR19 98Y XL A/S high-performance Tire is a bit pricey, at $292. The New Continental ExtremeContact Sport 265/35ZR19 is a costlier performance tire, at $345.

Both tires are high-performance and have the same size.

The Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season 235/40R18 91W A/S high-performanceTire is a decent tire, priced at $200. The Continental ExtremeContact Sport 235/40R18 95 Y Tire, on the other hand, costs $205. Both are all-season performance tires of the same size.

In all three cases, Goodyear tires, despite being the same size and type, are more affordable than Continental tires. 

Winner: Goodyear tires.

Traction on Dry Grounds (Summer Tires)

Summer performance tires are optimized for giving you the best dry grip. These tires have shallower treads and larger tread blocks to ensure maximum road contact. Goodyear Eagle F1 Sport and Continental ContiMaxContact MC6 are both performance summer tires. They are the best dry tires these brands sell.

Goodyear tires provide better dry grip than Continental tires according to the users at Tyrereviews. The Goodyear Eagle F1 Sport is rated at 93/100 by Tyrereviews, while the Continental ContiMaxContact MC6 gets 83/100.

The Continental ContiMaxContact MC6 is a great high-performance summer tire. But the Goodyear Eagle F1 Sport will give you more traction when driving on a dry surface as per people who use them.

Winner: Goodyear Tires.

Traction on Wet Grounds (Summer Tires)

Some summer tires have channels on their treads that push out the water underneath the tires when driving. This helps ensure road contact on watery surfaces and prevents hydroplaning. 

Goodyear and Continental tires give similar traction on wet grounds. The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 gets 91/100 from users of Tyrereviews. Likewise, Continental ExtremeContact Sport gets a close 92/100. Both tires are similar in terms of wet traction.

Both Continental ExtremeContact Sport and Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 are performance summer tires. You may purchase either tire if your area is particularly humid.

Result: Tie.

Traction on icy Grounds (Winter Tires)

Some winter tires are optimized for driving on icy surfaces. They have softer treads for better grip. Some are even equipped with metal studs for added friction.

Goodyear and Continental give you similar traction on icy surfaces according to people who share their experiences on Tyrereviews. The Continental ExtremeContact Sport gets 92/100, compared to 91/100 by Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 by Tyrereviews.

Both Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5 and Continental ExtremeContact Sport are high-performance studless winter tires. Both are superb tires. If you are planning on buying a tire for driving on ice, you can buy either one.

Result: Tie.

Traction on snowy Grounds (Winter Tires)

For this section, I am considering performance winter tires.  These tires are designed to provide a better grip on snow. Winter tires have more sipes and deeper grooves which helps in removing snow trapped in the contact patch. The structural material of these tires are also specially formulated to remain pliable in colder temperatures.

Continental tires give better snow grip compared to Goodyear. Tyrereviews rates Continental WinterContact TS 870 P at 96/100, while Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+ gets 92/100.

Both the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P and the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance+  are amazing performance winter tires. But the Continental WinterContact TS 870 P tires are better on snowy grounds.

Winner: Continental tires.

Road Noise cancellation technology

Both Goodyear and Continental use proprietary road noise cancellation technology on some of their tires. Goodyear uses SoundComfort for noise reduction. Continental, on the other hand, relies on its ContiSilent technology.

Tires contribute to about 50% of the road noise heard in the cabin while driving. Continental uses the ContiSilent in its tires. It is a sound-dampening foam attached to the inside of the tire. The Goodyear SoundComfort also depends on foam inside the tire.

The  ContiSilent is said to reduce up to 9dB of road noise, while SoundComfort is said to reduce half the noise in the cabin. Both are proprietary technologies that work amazingly well and significantly increase comfort.

Result: Tie.

Product Range

Goodyear has more tire lines than Continental tires. Goodyear has 10 tire families. They are: Assurance, Ultragrip, Wrangler, Eagle, WinterCommand, EfficientGrip, Excellence, Fierce, Fortera, and Integrity.

Continental Tires has 4 tire categories: Ultra high performance, touring, winter, and all-season.

Some Continental and Goodyear tires are similar in terms of the functionality and experience they wish to offer, though they are differently named. Here is a chart for simplification:

Tire typeGoodyear TiresContinental Tires
Winter TouringWinterCommand, UltraGripVikingContanct, VanContact, ContiWinterContact
Performance SummerEfficientGrip, Excellence
All season TouringIntegrity, Fortera, AssurancePureContact, TrueContact
Winter PerformanceUltraGripWinterContactSport
High-performanceEagleExtremeContact, PremiumContact, SportContact
Off-road Wrangler, FierceTerrainContact, CrossContact

The guidelines followed by Continental tires in naming their tires are very difficult to understand. But Goodyear categorizes their tires in a more orderly manner.

Winner: Goodyear tires.

Customer Satisfaction

Continental tires have better customer satisfaction compared to Goodyear tires. Continental tires have a combined 4.72 rating on Amazon, compared to 4.64 for Goodyear tires.

For Goodyear, I considered 3 different tire listings on Amazon:

Tire ModelRating (out of 5 stars)Number of ratings
Goodyear Wrangler TrailRunner AT(P Street Radial Tire-275/60R20 115S4.6309
Goodyear Assurance All-Season Radial – 205/55R16 91H4.7481
Goodyear Eagle Touring all-Season Radial Tire-285/45R22 114H4.6357

For Continental Tires I considered 5 of their tire listings:

Tire ModelRating (out of 5 stars)Number of ratings
Continental TrueContact Tour Performance Radial Tire-195/65R15 91T4.541
Continental ContiCrossContact LX Sport All-Season Radial Tire  235/65R18 106H4.930
Continental ContiProContact SSR Run-Flat Performance Radial Tire – 225/50R17 94V4.7200
Continental ContiProContact Radial Tire – 175/55R15 77T4.971
Continental ProContact Radial Tire – 215/55R18 94H4.781

Averaging the ratings gives Continental 4.72 stars and Goodyear 4.64 stars out of 5 stars.

Winner: Continental Tires.

Environmental Factor

Both Continental and Goodyear are like-minded when it comes to the environment. Goodyear aims to manufacture tires completely from sustainable materials by 2030. Continental, on the other hand, aims to be climate neutral by 2050.

Continental plans to be CO2 neutral in production by 2040, and in the value chain by 2050. Whereas, Goodyear recently introduced tires that are 75% sustainable materials. Both invest heavily in tire recycling along with water and energy conservation.

Result: Tie.

Resale Value

Continental tires have roughly the same resale value as Goodyear tires. Both have a resale value of about 66%.

In this section I compared old tires from both Continental and Goodyear of similar tread depth:

Tire BrandTire ModelTread DepthNew Tire PriceOld Tire Price
Goodyear245/55R18 GOODYEAR EAGLE RS-A 103V 7.5 mm$225$200
Goodyear275/65R18 Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude HT7.5 mm$240$110
Continental Continental ExtremeContact Sport 265/35ZR19 Tire8 mm$345$200
Continental 235/40R18 Continental Contiprocontact6.5 mm$215$160

Averaging the two, both tires have similar value retainment after use.

Which is better: Goodyear Vs Continental Tires?

Goodyear has a better warranty period when it comes to performance tires. Continental tires, in contrast, have more warranty on their touring and off-road tires. Continental tires can be more comfortable and have better traction on snow.

Goodyear tires, on the other hand, have better traction on dry ground. They also have more tire lineups compared to Continental Tires. Continental tires are, however, better rated than Goodyear tires overall.

Are Continental tires made by Goodyear?

No, Continental tires are not made by Goodyear. Continental Tires is a subsidiary of Continental AG. Continental AG is a German company while Goodyear Tires is an American company. Continental makes most of its tires in Germany while Goodyear makes most of their tires in Ohio, USA.

Where are Goodyear tires made?

Goodyear tires are made mainly in Akron, Ohio, USA. But Goodyear also has smaller tire manufacturing plants in Canada, Germany, France, England, Poland, Luxembourg, Turkey, and Brazil. Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, and South Africa.

Where are Continental tires made?

Continental tires are mainly made in tire manufacturing plants in Germany. But they also have smaller manufacturing plants across the globe. Countries such as the USA, Mexico, Russia, France, Ecuador, Brazil, Portugal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, India, and China also make their tires. Slovakia and the Czech Republic are two small countries that also host Continental tire manufacturing plants. They together make a total of 142 million tires each year.


Now you know about Goodyear Vs Continental Tires. I hope that this article was helpful to you in determining which brand of tire is right for you.

There are some key distinguishing factors between the tires made by the two brands. But both manufacturers sell some of the best tires in the world. Both Goodyear and Continental are highly reputed.

That is it for today. All the best and goodbye!

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