Goodyear's Eagle Ultra Grip GW-2 is an mid-range tire intended for use on passenger cars for winter use. In the United States, this tire is available exclusively for government use on police vehicles, but is more widely available for consumer sale in Canada. Its main features are improved winter traction over other Goodyear models, due largely to a tread that uses multi-directional traction blades to make a unique footprint that helps evacuate snow and water. The tread block geometry is also unique to this tire and optimized for winter use, ideally to provide more traction and quick braking. Lateral grip is also higher than standard all-season tires.