The Assurance featuring Fuel Max Technology is Goodyear’s mid-tier Passenger All-Season tire designed for the drivers of cars, coupes, vans and crossover vehicles looking for affordably priced tires offering long wear, wet traction and low rolling resistance as some of their top priorities. The Assurance Fuel Max is designed to provide year-round confidence in wet, dry and wintry weather conditions, including in light snow, as well as offers lower rolling resistance to enhance vehicle fuel economy over the tire’s lifetime.

The Assurance Fuel Max molds a low rolling resistance all-season compound into a tread design featuring distinct zones. Inboard and outboard Dry Tread Zones feature strong shoulder blocks to enhance handling in dry conditions, while a central Wet Tread Zone features Dual Aquachannel grooves that evacuate water to promote traction in wet weather. A virtually continuous notched center rib combined with circumferential shoulder grooves blend dry road stability and even treadwear with traction in snowy conditions. The tire’s internal structure features twin steel belts (H-speed rated sizes are reinforced with spirally wrapped nylon belt edge strips) on top of a polyester casing that enhances ride quality.

*Specific sizes featuring Fuel Max Technology are identified as such on the Sizes tab, as well as on the tire’s Specs tab.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Great tires. I chose to replace the tires on the car (which were Goodyear Assurance tires) with the fuel max version of the line. I’m unsure if fuel economy was affected, but these were marginally more, so the decision was easy. These tires have been fairly dependable and have had no issues as far as performance for the most part. They do lack in winter/snowy conditions, but that is to be expected with an all-season tire. I currently have around 50K on the set and they still run great. They’re around 4/32nds at the moment so will need to be replaced shortly, but for the price they were a decent tire and I would consider purchasing them again in the future for a 3 season tire.

  2. I’ve put about 33,500 miles on these tires with my new car (they’re original equipment) and I must say they’re pretty decent but by no means the best. However, I am very impressed by the tread life. You’re probably thinking this many miles isn’t that much but I drive for a living and have a lead foot at times. If I can get close to 34,000 and still have 5/32 of tread left I’d bet money your average driver can get double this number with the same amount of wear. At around 7/32 I began hydroplaning more frequently but dry traction has stayed the same. If you live up North I would look elsewhere (they’re not very good in the snow). They’re also pretty quiet and they take corners very well. All in all a safe choice.

  3. Compared to the stock tires that I bought my new Toyota corolla with, these tires were definitely not as good and it was definitely very noticeable. The noise level of these tires was much worse and these tires did not perform as well on wet roads and snow compared to the stock tires I had before. On dry surfaces, these tires were great. Just the noise levels could get a bit loud. The tires lasted pretty long. About 3 year and 70,000 miles. Pretty decent.

  4. These were OEM tires for my 2014 accord. I had them for a little over 62k miles in 5.5years. They are okay tires for good weather conditions. They are quiet and somewhat had good traction on dry pavements. But I hated when it snowed. Terrible snow traction. I was once stuck on a slight uphill. I stopped on a red light, when it turned green I tried to drive and the wheels were spinning and traction control light came on and I was stuck there for like 3 mins trying to drive over that hill. Other cars were fine. It was pretty embarrassing moment. It didnt even snow that hard and I was the only car spinning wheels on that slight hill. And once I almost hit a car in front of me because it performed so badly on light snow. And I didn’t brake hard. I knew this tire didnt perform well on snow so I braked earlier and that avoid me from hitting a car in front. After that whenever it snowed I was very cautious. On rain it performed better than in snow. But if you accelerate hard from stop, your wheels will spin. I didnt have any problems with hydroplane. On dry day it performed okay. Rubber is hard so the edge of the tires were chipped off from small rocks. Sidewall was cracking slightly from age. Only thing I liked about this tire was noise. It was pretty quiet tire. Other than that I dont really recommend this tire for 4 season places. If you live in dry places where it doesnt snow and only rains a few times then I might think of buying this tire. Today I changed my tires to goodyear weatherready tires due to snow traction. I will review weatherready when I change them.

  5. The OEM version got 70,000 miles these got 40,000 out of them. I can get cheaper tires with better snow performance that will last as many miles. But they are quiet.

  6. OEM Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max wears incredibly well. At 35,000 I still have well over 1/2 tread remaining and near same performance as new. Wet grip is the best of any tire that I have experienced. Certain pavement patterns can get the tires to sing, but it isn’t a common occurrence. I live in Michigan and the weather can be quite extreme in all seasons. Winter can be viscous, Last Spring we had over 3 months of almost daily rains and flooding. Three out of four seasons these tires are top tier. Winter over challenges these Goodyears. This tire is probably the worst performing cold weather tire that I have ever owned. Light snow is tough to navigate. Packed snow…if you have a slight incline, you can forget about getting any motion from a dead stop. I do like these tires a lot. I just think that Winter conditions the Goodyear engineers forgot to include in the tread design. I would buy these tires again if I had another set of tires dedicated to Winter months.

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