Saving a few dollar at the pump is always nice. And not going to the gas station at all is even better. With that in mind, Goodyear has created the Assurance CS Fuel Max tire.

PROS

  • Cool fuel-saving technology
  • Impressive wet and dry grip
  • Great value

CONS

  • Extremely limited selection
  • Could have a longer mileage guarantee

Designed specifically for Crossovers and SUVs (hence the CS name), this tire joins the Goodyear lineup in addition to the standard Assurance Fuel Max tire. It’s relatively new, however, and one of its main drawbacks is the lack of sizes, with only four fitments available. Check online retailers for fitment options, however, because there’s a good change the standard version will work on smaller crossovers and SUVs and that you don’t need the specific CS version.

The tire has a unique tread design with five rows of treads that are all very different. The center rib helps for highway stability and initial turn in, while rows two and four (the ones right next to the center rib) are designed with what Goodyear calls “Dual Aquachannel” grooves, that work with the standard circumferential grooves to evacuate water and prevent hydroplaning.

The exterior tread blocks are build specifically to hold up under cornering and give the tire top notch

This design, paired with a custom tread compound makes for a tire that managed to offer great traction and grip, without unnecessary drag (or friction). As a result, Goodyear claims this tire can save you up to 2,500 miles worth of fuel over the life of the tire and that’s a few hundred dollars at the pump at least.

For that reason alone we recommend this tire for drivers looking to improve their fuel economy and save a few bucks.

All that, and it’s a top-rate tire for all-season performance too!

Goodyear Assurance CS Fuel Max Price

Pricing for the Goodyear Assurance CS Fuel Max ranges from roughly $140 for 17-inch wheels to $185 for 18-inch wheels.

Goodyear Assurance CS Fuel Max Warranty

Goodyear backs the¬†Assurance CS Fuel Max with a 65,000 tread wear guarantee. Beyond that it comes backed with Goodyear’s standard limited warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship for six years from the data of purchase. During the first year or first 2/32-inch of tread life Goodyear will replace defective tires free of charge. After that point and until the last 2/32-inch of tread life or until the six year limit, Goodyear will replace defective tires on a pro-rated basis, based on the amount of tread life left.

How Long Do Goodyear Assurance CS Fuel Max Tires Last?

Goodyear backs the Assurance CS Fuel Max tire with a 65,000 mile tread life warranty, meaning owners should expect to see roughly that many miles on a set if they are rotated at regular intervals and kept properly inflated.

Goodyear Assurance CS Fuel Max Sizes

17-inch sizes
225/65/R17
245/65/R17

18-inch sizes
255/65/R18
265/70/R18