Goodyear Eagle RS-A Review

Goodyear’s Eagle RS-A is one of the most interesting all-season tires on the market today, as it’s classified as a high-performance tire, but it displays a lot of traits that you’d only find in a grand-touring tire, like a sporty driving experience that doesn’t suffer from any compromises as far as comfort. 

It’s also worth noting that the Eagle RS-A is a best-selling replacement tire, which should give you an idea of how capable it is, not to mention being relatively cost-effective. Continue reading to learn more about the Goodyear Eagle RS-A.

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Goodyear Eagle RS-A (Our Review)

Overall Assessment

According to Goodyear, the Eagle RS-A is designed to deliver a sporty performance with the aid of an advanced tread compound that ensures excellent grip and traction. Being an all-season tire, the Eagle RS-A performs adequately on all terrain types, but we would’ve loved a little bit more traction on dry pavement. 

We’re a little disappointed with the tire’s winter handling and traction, though. It’s not that bad, but it’s definitely lacking, so if you live in an area where the roads are often engulfed by snow and ice, you ought to consider a different tire. 

When gauging the Eagle RS-A’s winter performance, our point of reference wasn’t a winter tire. We actually compared it to other all-season tires in its class, and as we said, it’s lacking. 

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The Eagle RS-A shines when it comes to cornering and steering responsiveness. Moreover, it’s very comfortable but does suffer from average road noise, which is to be expected from any tire within its class. 

The Eagle RS-A also features wide circumferential grooves that help channel out the water from the contact patch. The use of these grooves helps limit the effects of hydroplaning for improved traction and braking. Overall, we’d rank the RS-A as a mid-range performance all-season tire

Pros:

  • Excellent cornering and steering responsiveness
  • Notably short braking distance on dry pavements
  • More affordable than other options within its class
  • Comfortable riding experience with average noise

Cons:

  • The tire’s tread life can be improved significantly
  • Traction on snow and ice isn’t all that impressive

Vehicles That Can Use Goodyear Eagle RS-A

The Goodyear Eagle RS-A is designed for owners of sedans and sports coupes. It’s also used on law enforcement vehicles. Below is a list of some of the most popular vehicles that can use the Goodyear Eagle RS-A.

  • Ford: Crown Victoria, Fusion, Flex, Edge, Taurus, Focus 
  • Dodge: Avenger, Charger, Challenger, Durango, Caliber
  • Chevrolet: SSR, Impala, Tahoe, Trailblazer
  • Acura: CSX, RSX, TL
  • Pontiac: Torrent, Solstice, G8, Vibe
  • Cadillac: DTS, CTS, SRX
  • Nissan: Juke, Maxima, 350Z
  • Mazda: 626, CX-7, RX-8, CX-9
  • Mitsubishi: Lancer, Eclipse, Gallant
  • Toyota: Corolla S, Matrix, Venza

Sizes and Specs

SizeAvailable Specs
15 Inches195/60R15 88H VSB
16 Inches205/55R16 91H VSB
P205/55R16 89H VSB
P225/55R16 94H VSB
P225/60R16 97V VSB
P235/70R16 104H VSB
17 InchesP215/45R17 87W VSB
P205/50R17 88V VSB
P225/50R17 93V VSB
225/50R17 94W BLT
P235/50R17 95V VSB
P215/55R17 93V VSB
P225/55R17 95V VSB
P235/55R17 98W VSB
P255/60R17 105H VSB
P265/60R17 108V VSB
P275/60R17 110H VSB
P235/65R17 103H VSB
18 InchesP225/45R18 91V VSB
P235/45R18 94V VSB
P245/45R18 96V VSB
P235/50R18 97W VSB
P235/50R18 99W XL VSB
P235/55R18 99V VSB
245/55R18 103V VSB
P225/60R18 99W VSB
P235/60R18 102H VSB
P235/60R18 102V VSB
19 InchesP245/40R19 94V VSB
P245/40R19 94W VSB
225/45R19 92W VSB
255/45R19 100V VSB
P235/55R19 101H VSB
P255/60R19 108H VSB
20 InchesP295/40R20 106H VSB
245/45R20 99V VSB
245/45ZR20 99Y VSB
255/45R20 101V BSL
P245/50R20 102H VSB
P245/50R20 102V VSB
P255/50R20 104V VSB
P265/50R20 106V VSB

Prices

Like we’ve already mentioned, the Goodyear Eagle RS-A is a pretty cost-effective tire that a lot of budget-minded drivers will appreciate, as it starts at around $70. Please note that the price of a tire might change from one dealer to another, and it also changes based on the size and specs you choose. 

Warranty

The Eagle RS-A is backed by a limited tread warranty. Uniformity-wise, the tire is guaranteed for the first 2/3 inch of wear or first year of use. The workmanship and materials are both covered for a warranty period of 6 years, with free replacements during the uniformity period. 

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Goodyear Eagle RS-A Tire Customer Review

Michael F. says: “Alright, this might not be a perfect tire, but it certainly offers a great deal of value for the price. It has definitely boosted my car’s (Impreza) cornering, and I’m enjoying how responsive it is.”

Michael F. posted 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5) review

Gary R. says: “I live in an area where it’s warm most of the year, so I haven’t gotten the chance to give this tire a go in the snow, but in terms of dry handling, I couldn’t be pleased more, especially at this price point.”

Gary R. posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review

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