Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT Review

Designed for next-level grip in winter conditions, the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT delivers true performance when you need it most.


  • Superior grip on ice
  • Excellent snow traction
  • Great for evacuating slush
  • Great dry weather grip too


  • Some drivers report reduced fuel economy

For starters, the tire features a unique tread compound designed specifically to give better traction on ice-covered roads, delivering grip in the most treacherous conditions.

The WRT in the tire’s name stands for Winter Reactive Technology and is used due to the different features of the tire that are designed to adapt to changing conditions, from cold dry roads, to wet or slushy roads, to snow covered roads.

The directional tread pattern of the tire is an obvious feature designed to channel away water as well as slush. The specific design means its optimized to evacuate high volumes of slush, which can make for slippery and unpredictable driving. Many winter tires that offer high levels of grip on ice or snow tend to be less capable in slushy situations, so we’re particularly impressed at this tire’s capability and how it really does solve for all of winter’s issues.

In the dry, a center rib section that’s mostly solid delivers stable highway driving and more immediate response to cornering. The large shoulder blocks of the tire also help with dry traction and feature Goodyear’s 3D TredLock design that actually joins two smaller tread block sections together under harder cornering, allowing them to act as one larger unit, providing better grip in corners. As a result, this tire doesn’t exhibit some of the ponderous dry-road cornering that many winter tires do.

And while this tire does highlight it’s ice-traction capabilities, it’s still a top performer in the snow. The siping that runs across all the tread blocks helps grip snow and create friction, while two-dimensional blades in the center tread section give additional grip, allowing for better stopping on snow and better acceleration too. Plus, the ultra-wide tread design gives great stability and confidence on snow-covered roads.

Is the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT a Good Tire?

Overall, the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT is an impressive winter tire. It’s perhaps more capable than most drivers need, but with its varied performance (and therefore safety) technologies we can’t help but recommend it. It delivers excellent handling on clear roads, it’s fantastic in the slush and is built to give you that extra level of traction on the ice you see and even the ice you don’t see.

It achieves highly in every area and we consider it one of the absolute top winter tires you can buy.

Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT Price

Pricing for the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT ranges from approximately $100 per tire to roughly $300 per tire.

If you’re looking to purchase the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT Crossover/SUV tire click here. And if you’re looking to purchase the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT Light-Truck Tire click here.

Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT Warranty

As a winter tire, the Ultra Grip Ice WRT does not come with a mileage guarantee. It does, however, get Goodyear’s 30-day satisfaction guarantee. It’s also covered by the brand’s standard limited warranty. This covers a free replacement tire for one that’s been found to be defective in the first 2/32-inch of tread wear. From there, defective tires will be replaced on a pro-rated basis down to the final 2/32-inch of tread life.

Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT Sizes

15-inch sizes

16-inch sizes

17-inch sizes

18-inch sizes

20-inch sizes

Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT Crossover/SUV Sizes


Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT Light-Truck Sizes