Goodyear's Fortera SL tire is designed for trucks or SUVs, and specifically for those with large-diameter rims. The reasoning for this is that it comes with a rim protector, to help protect the wheels against curb damage, as well as unique and stylish sidewall designs. The thread pattern itself is described as "directional wraparound" and also appears sporty. This tire rates well in the dry and wet traction categories, but is weaker for off-road or winter conditions. Another feature is its reinforced shoulder region, which helps to even out the wear on the treads.