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Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max vs All Season

Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max vs All Season: Both Goodyear Assurance All-season and Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max are unique in their features and sought to provide a smooth and comfortable ride to the driver.

We have tested both Assurance All-season and max to conclude the following aspects, based on our critical insight. On average, both the tires are excellent but it depends on your taste and preferences. But if you are more inclined towards confident handling, opt for an Assurance All-season tire. However, if you need a more fuel-efficient and stable ride, Assurance Fuel Max would be the best choice for you.

Goodyear Assurance All-season

Goodyear Assurance All-season tire was released in 2014.

The manufacturer aimed to provide value-conscious vehicle owners with an all-season tire.

The tire is specially engineered for all kinds of minivans, sedans, as well as coupes. Goodyear has made this tire with an all-season tread compound.

Other than that, for an all year round traction, it has opted for a symmetrical tread pattern with large shoulder blocks to respond more efficiently and good wet and dry surface handling.

Key Features:

  • It features all-season tread
  • It has a black sidewall
  • The tread life warranty is 65000 miles’ long
  • Has 4 large shoulder blocks to provide confident handling to drivers on dry and wet paths.

Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max:

Fuel Max’s main aim is to enhance the fuel economy for drivers.

It is specially designed for all kinds of coupes, minivans, sedans, and crossovers.

This cost-effective tire is fuel-efficient and the tread compound is designed with unique polymers that are said to save about 2600 miles’ worth of gas throughout the life.

Goodyear Assurance All Season

Goodyear Assurance All Season

Key Features:

  • Tire provides 27% less resistance than others.
  • Fuel economy is improved by 4%
  • Comes with two, wet and dry tread zones to provide more stability.

Dry Traction Comparison

If you don’t drive like an enthusiast, Goodyear Assurance All-season manages to handle a safe and stable drive on a dry road.

It has large and stable shoulders to provide a satisfactory ride on dry paths. It is good for daily driving purposes.

The Assurance Fuel Max is not good at steering responsiveness, especially if you are on a zigzag road.

Apart from that, it performs admirably well for daily driving or regular drives.

The corner gripping and traction are excellent and the braking distances on dry roads are sufficiently short.

The circumferential grooves and center rib provides more stability on dry roads.

Overall, it provides a safe and sound drive for typical drivers.

When compared, All-season holds the lead with a dry braking distance of 87.30 m whereas the dry braking distance of Fuel Max is 98.50 m on a speed of 50 mph to 0 mph.

Wet Traction Comparison

In wet traction, the grip of the tire on wet pavement is measured.

The most important part considered in wet traction is the tread design.

With deep grooves, a tire can channel water from under the tire.

The Goodyear Assurance All-Season delivers an excellent drive in wet conditions.

With that, the hydroplaning resistance appreciable. Four wide circumferential grooves are responsible for channeling away water.

But, the braking distance of the All-season tire is slightly longer as compared to others in this category.

However, it is sufficient enough to provide a safe ride.

Assurance Fuel Max is not as bad as the other cheaper alternatives, but it starts to fall apart on wet roads.

Though the hydroplaning is praiseworthy, the traction is not as good as it should be. You can guess the age of tires in wet conditions.

The concerning grip is not even close to average, and the braking distances are longer.

Though, to enhance wet traction, Dual Aqua channel grooves are present to remove water as well as zig-zag micro-grooves are present to provide more grip.

While comparing with regards to wet stopping distance from 50 mph to mph, Assurance Fuel Max is supreme with a braking distance of 125.50 m, whereas the wet braking distance of Assurance All-season is 139.50 m.

Snow Traction

Due to average wet traction, you might assume that it won’t handle the snow roads decently.

But the snow traction of Assurance All-season is unbelievable.

Though it is not a winter tire and you can’t compare the traction with a winter tire but it is still one of the best tires to drive over snow in this category. The braking distance is also good.

But, if you live in an extreme snowy area with harsh snow and icy roads, you might install winter tires to ensure a safe ride.

The handling and braking, both are reasonable with Assurance if the road is not badly covered with snow.

However, the traction is not too good over icy surfaces and harsh snowy roads.

For that, you might switch to a winter tire.

In comparison to Assurance Max Fuel with a braking distance over snow of 67.57 m, Assurance All-season performs better with a snow braking distance of 52.80 m.

Whereas the case is the opposite in ice braking.

The ice braking of Assurance All-season is 49.00 m and that of Assurance Max Fuel is 34.90 m. the test speed was kept 50 mph to 0 mph.

Ride comfort Comparison

Goodyear Assurance All-season succeeds at providing a comfortable and cozy ride.

As compared to the others in this category, All-season is the most comfortable.

Not only comfortable, but it is also a lot quieter than other tires.

An optimized tread pattern assists to lower road noise and makes the ride smoother.

The case for Assurance Fuel Max is also the same. It is determined to provide you an excellent ride quality. But the case is not the same for noise. The ride will be noisy as compared to other tires.

When compared, on a scale of 10, Assurance All-season led with a score of 7.50 whereas the noise comfort score of Assurance Fuel Max was 6.90.

Off-Road Driving

The structure of Assurance All-season is not designed for off-road driving. On hard-packed surfaces, it has good traction but the tread of a tire can easily get damaged off-road. You can use it for just a short period, but do not risk driving longer than a few miles.

It will be a bad idea to drive off-road with Assurance Fuel Max. It lacks proper traction for an off-road drive, and the tread can easily get damaged.

Fuel Efficiency And Rolling Resistence:

To reduce the energy where the tire meets the road, is the name of the lower rolling resistance game. The rolling resistance is lowered by tread design, tread compound, and sidewalls of tire mainly.

In Assurance All season the rolling resistance is appreciably low. For that, it uses 453.2 gallons per year for the drivers who drive 15,000 miles per year. With its unique tread design, it is not only fuel-efficient but is also environmentally friendly.

With Goodyear assurance Fuel Max, the rolling resistance has been reduced to 27 % less with a 4 % improvement made in highway fuel economy.

The distinctive tread design along with large shoulder blocks makes it durable and energy-efficient.

The design of Fuel max lowers the rolling resistance without compromising on the performance of the tire.

Hydroplaning Comparison

To start with, hydroplaning is a road condition in which the tire and surface lose contact due to a thin film of water between the tire and the surface.

This might lead to losing control of your vehicle.

Therefore, having a good hydroplaning is one of the basic features of a tire.

The Assurance All-season has wide tread grooves that manage to push water away from the tire providing an impeccable hydroplaning.

Whereas the hydroplaning of Assurance Fuel Max is excellent, but the traction is not as good.

Steering responsiveness:

We tested both the tires according to wet, dry, and snow conditions.

Assurance All-season has an excellent responsiveness and handling for dry and snow conditions. We observed a downfall in handling concerning wet conditions.

On contrary, Assurance Fuel Max showed a good response on wet and dry surfaces.

The handling lacked perfection in snow conditions.

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