The Eagle NCT 5 is Goodyears most environmentally friendly high performance tyre. It is produced using development and manufacturing techniques which optimise the use of energy and resources. Its silica based tread compound produces low rolling resistance, reducing fuel consumption by up to 5% versus its predecessor.
Optimised shoulder to centreline stiffness equalises tyre stress and load distribution, giving improved handling and mileage as well as minimised noise levels.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Goodyear EAGLE NCT 5 tyre review
Average based on 59 test results
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11.12.2014fromjohn skipsey Always use this brand on my Vectra, they are excellant road holding tyres
07.07.2013fromCivic Nieuwe band slechts 6,5mm! profiel tov Barum Bravuris 9mm!
21.04.2013fromAlan Reynolds Superb all rounder. Used on all my cars over last 10 years. Very, very hard to locate in local tyre bays now, if you can very expensive. Mytyres.co.uk saved me £30 a tyre. Easy company to do business with, very efficient, tyres came BEFORE a week was up.
22.07.2011fromTony Evans Good levels of grip under all conditions. Excellent wear. Lasted over 30,000 miles (55,000km) on front of car. Fully 50% better than Michelin Primacy.