Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric Review

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric

This is a review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 1 tire. 

We’ll discuss the manufacturer statistics of the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 1 and summarize the tire construction and key features. 

To conclude whether Goodyear’s Eagle F1 Asymmetric tire is worth buying, we researched real-world tests conducted by the team at Tire Rack and from the opinions from independent consumer reviews across the web.

Don’t have time to read everything? Here’s a quick summary of our review as well as pros & cons listed.

Conclusion:

While some drivers experienced noisier rides or decreased longevity of the tires, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 1’s design increased the tire traction on the road resulting in impressive grip noted by both test drivers and consumers. 

The tire traction in both wet and dry driving conditions makes it a well-balanced choice for anyone looking for a highly rated Summer Max Performance tire.

Pros

  • Superb traction on wet or dry roads
  • An impressive grip is excellent for cornering
  • Well-balanced and highly rated Summer Max Performance tire

Cons

  • Noisier than other options
  • May wear out more quickly
  • Handling becomes less precise when driven at higher speeds

Let’s look at the key features of this tire and how it differs from other tire models on the market. We will also analyze its performance compared to other high-quality tire options in the Max Summer Performance category. 

To determine its place in the hierarchy of high-quality tires, we analyzed the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 1’s traction, handling, speed, and feel while driving to highlight the most critical elements of the tire.

Keep reading to find out why the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 1 model is one of the best choices in the Summer Max Performance category.

Overview

Before jumping into our analysis of the Eagle F1’s performance and reviewing consumer feedback, it is imperative to understand the tire design and its benefits. 

The tire itself is a Max Performance Summer tire, meaning it was developed for modern high-performance vehicles, which are more advanced and luxurious than their predecessors. Since this type of vehicle is heavier, faster, and more powerful, its tires must provide control without compromising on comfort. 

Keeping this in mind, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 1 uses an asymmetric internal structure and tire tread. These enhance the tire performance in both wet and dry conditions. However, like all summer tires, this model is not intended to be driven through snowy, icy, or near-freezing outdoor conditions. 

They designed the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 1 for drivers who want to combine the luxury of a comfortable cabin with responsive dry-road handling and wet-road traction. 

Performance

Wet

As noted, the Eagle F1 utilizes an asymmetric tread. This feature enhances the traction in wet conditions because it allows more water to pass through the tire pattern and the road, increasing the overall grip of the tire. 

The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 1’s ability to grip the road made the difference in performance tests and beats the Continental ContiSportContact 3 and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 when tested in wet road conditions. The firm grip translates directly to solid traction, which is a great and safe option during the summer, even in damper conditions.

The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 1 was closely compared to the Continental ExtremeContact DW tire model in a different road test, finishing only 0.03 seconds behind the ExtremeContact DW’s lap time. While the ExtremeContact DW rating ended up most highly during this test, the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 1 was a close second. 

Dry

The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 1’s impressive grip is especially helpful in maintaining the tire’s speed in damp road conditions, so it’s no surprise that this same traction would keep the tire moving quickly in dry conditions as well. 

According to the TireRack team, the tire’s increased traction made it the easiest to drive quickly, helping the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 1 to achieve the fastest lap time in dry conditions. The team at TireRack.com noted the tire’s excellent dry and wet traction, which makes it a great option in the Summer Max category. 

Handling

According to tests, the powerful grip of the Eagle F1 translates to good speed and traction, however, the tire does lack some steering precision and control. 

The test drivers found that the tires felt a bit edgy when driven at their limit, and because of this, a driver would need to exercise more concentration and precision to maximize the performance of the tires. 

According to user reviews, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 1 has excellent grip and handling. The model has a score of 8.6/10 when maneuvering on wet terrain, making it one of the top 6 tire models to achieve an “excellent” rating. 

It also has a score of 8.8/10 for maneuvering on dry terrain, with one of seven tire models to score an “excellent” rating in both categories, resulting in one of the most well-balanced tires in the Max Summer category. 

Noise and Comfort

The tests performed by the TireRack team compared the Eagle F1’s ability to soften the road’s imperfections closely to the capabilities of the ExtremeContact model, for the most comfortable ride. 

However, drivers also noted that the Eagle F1 Asymmetric generated more tread pattern noise than some of the other tire models. While the tire’s tread produced more noise than the ExtremeContact DW, it produced noticeably less boom on impact with imperfections in the road.

According to consumer reviews, the noise levels of the tread are noticeable, though some found them noisier or more distracting than others. 

One review states, “The tires gripped nicely and they looked nice. But the road noise was [so] loud that I had to play my music at [a] higher volume so I wouldn’t hear the road.” 

Another reviewer notes, “These tires just stick to the road. They are also smooth riding, quiet and comfortable. I saw some other reviews where people complained about noise, rough ride, etc., but I have not noticed any such problems.”

Durability

Various independent consumer reviews mention the longevity of the tires isn’t very long. Some noted needing to replace them before even driving 9,000 miles. However, reviews from other drivers varied drastically. 

One consumer’s review states, “Superb traction for all dry and wet roads in terrible asphalt in Greece. I have done over 28000 km (17398 miles) in the last 4 years…and for the first 2.5 years, the performance of these tires was as good as the day I bought them.” 

Others had drastically unique experiences, stating, “6213. That’s how many miles I received on these tires before it wore them to the wear bars… Absolutely pathetic.” Others yet say they “would’ve been happy if I could get 20k miles, but 9k is just way too fast.”

Price

Because many reviewers noted their tires didn’t last very long, they found the price of the tires to be quite expensive for the value they received. It’s important to note that size is a notable factor in the price of a set of tires, so some consumers may have had to pay more depending on the make and model of their car. 

The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 1 model starts around an average of $200 per tire, which is slightly more expensive than the Continental ExtremeContact DW model. 

According to a compilation of consumer reviews, the best tire in the Summer Max category is the Michelin Pilot Sport 4, which is more expensive than the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 1 but is also more highly rated by consumers. 

Recommendations and Conclusions

Based on the driving tests and the independent consumer reviews, we conclude that the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 1 is a solid and well-rounded choice for anyone looking for a Summer tire with great traction and cornering capabilities in wet and dry conditions. 

References

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 1 Overview from TireRack

2007 Test of New Max Performance Tires from TireRack

2009 Test of Max Performance Summer Tires from TireRack

2010 Test of Max Performance Summer Tires from TireRack

Consumer Reviews of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 1

Tire Rating Charts from TireRack