Goodyear's Ultra Grip SUV tire is a winter tire based on the Ultra Grip models, and, as its name suggests, is intended for use on SUVs. It handles snow very well, and also wet, icy or dry conditions fairly well. It has a directional, V-shaped tread pattern with wide circumferential grooves, and these all contribute to the evacuation of water and slush to improve footprint grip. The tread compound is silica-based, which improves wet traction and shortens braking distances in wet weather. Tiny grooves on the blocks interlock in dry-weather conditions, helping to improve handling. This tire also provides a decently quiet ride.