GT Radial is a fairly notable tires manufacturer around the world, just not in the U.S. Wondering why? Well, because it’s a Chinese brand. Wait! Don’t close the tab just yet and hear us out.
You might not be interested in hearing about a Chinese brand of tires, but GT Radial really does an excellent job of competing with top-tier tire manufacturers, especially after the release of the Champiro HPC, which happens to be the brand’s first Y-rated tire.
In this brief post, we go over everything you need to know about the Chinese manufacturer and we’ll prove to you with some of their products that this is a brand of tires worth trying.
GT Radial Tire
GT Radial Tires Overall Assessment
We’re not the biggest fans of Chinese tires, and you probably aren’t as well, but GT Radial tires have something going for them that isn’t found in the majority of Chinese tires. They have a low price of entry, like most Chinese tires, but they boast superior quality that can compete with the giants of the tires industry.
GT Radial produces high-quality tires for all types of vehicles, including sedans, coupes, SUVs, crossovers, minivans, and pickups. The brand was named supplier of the year in 2005 and 2006 by General Motors, which is one of the brands for which GT Radial provides equipment fitments.
We’ll talk more about the brand’s pricing further down the article, but the point we’re trying to get across is GT Radial tires are going to change your perspective on Chinese tires, guaranteed!
GT Radial’s standard for build quality is nothing short of impressive, with tires like the Champiro UHP1 being an excellent representation. This very tire, for example, flaunts a high-performance silica-based tread compound that’s accentuated with larger shoulder blocks to deliver one of the most impressive traction performances we’ve seen on both dry and wet terrain.
The vast majority of GT Radial tires deliver superior cornering grip, thanks to their construction, not to mention reliable braking. Simply put, GT Radial tires offer exceptional performance and value for a fairly cheap price tag.
Like we already mentioned, the only thing that GT Radial tires have in common with the rest of the Chinese market of tires is their low price of entry. No matter your needs, you’re guaranteed to find a GT Radial tire that gets the job done at a cost-effective price tag.
The HPY lineup ranges from $105 to $150 and is found in sizes that range from 17 to 20 inches. Of course, the prices vary from one dealer to another, but the above-stated price point is a good preview of what you should expect.
When you take into consideration the level of quality these tires are built on and their cost, you’ll realize that they’re about half the price of giants like Goodyear, Michelin, and Bridgestone with a lot of the same attributes.
GT Radial manufactures many types of tires for virtually all types of vehicles. You have summer, standard, and high-performance all-season tires. You also have high-performance summer tires. Moreover, you have lineups that are dedicated to SUVs, crossovers, and light trucks like Savero and Adventuro tires.
You also have superb winter tires like the Champiro IcePro, ICEPRO3, ICEPRO SUV3, Savero WT, WINTERPRO2, and many more. No matter the type of vehicle you’re driving or the season, GT Radial has got you covered.
GT Radial features a range of tires by the name of Champiro ECO, which meets the demands of environmentally concerned and cost-conscious consumers. The Champiro ECO flaunts 20% less rolling resistance than its predecessor, so it definitely saves a ton of fuel.
GT Radial tires are just as durable as tires from other brands. Although models like the UHP1 suffer from minor tread wear issues. Nevertheless, most GT Radial tires are covered by 5-year warranties on materials and workmanship, so no worries there.
GT Radial tires deliver remarkable handling, cornering, and braking capabilities that set it apart from other Chinese tires. Their traction on wet and dry terrain is very reliable, and they have an excellent host of winter tires that can handle snow and ice with grace.
The 6 Best GT Radial Tires
The Champiro UHP1 is an ultra-high-performance tire that’s intended for summer use. The tire is perfect for luxury sedans and couples. It has GT Radial’s remarkable braking and cornering capabilities, with notable traction on dry and wet roads.
The Champiro 228 is another high-performance tire, but this is a touring all-season tire, so you can expect a great deal of comfort and minimal road noise. The tire offers smooth handling and reliable all-season traction.
Touring VP Plus
As the name implies, this is another touring tire that delivers a comfortable all-year performance. It’s designed for use on all vehicle types, including sedans, coupes, crossovers, and minivans. Best of all, this one of GT Radial’s most budget-friendly tires.
The Champiro VP1 is a standard all-season tire that’s designed for sedans, coupes, small SUVs and crossovers, and minivans. This tire features innovative tread technology and is ideal for day to day driving needs.
The GT Radial Adventuro AT II is designed to deliver a solid off-road performance no matter the terrain. It also has excellent on-road manners that make it a reliable vehicle for light-duty pickup trucks and SUVs.
This is an all-terrain tire that delivers a smooth ride with excellent stability, traction, and steering response for light trucks and SUVs. It also rides very well on the highway.
GT Radial Tire Customer Review
Mark T. says: “I’ve been using the Champiro SX2 for a few months now, and to be honest, I didn’t expect to like this tire as much as I do. I was skeptical at first because it’s Chinese, but I found the price tag tempting and I thought I’d give it a shot. I’m glad I did.”Mark T. posted (4 / 5) review
Anthony D. says: “Since when did China start making reliable tires? I’ve installed the UHP1 on my Chevy Malibu and I don’t think I’m going to try another tires brand considering how cost-effective this tire is.”Anthony D. posted (5 / 5) review