GT Radial is one of the few tire brands that understand what it takes to deliver a budget tire with no quality compromises, and the GT Radial Touring VP Plus is an excellent example of that.
Of course, this all-season tire isn’t a match to A/S tires of the likes of Michelin, Continental, and other leading manufacturers, but it surely offers a great deal of value for the price. Whether you own a sedan, coupe, crossover, or minivan, this value-priced tire will meet all of your all-season requirements.
This GT Radial Touring VP Plus review attempts to shed light on all you need to know about the tire, from its strengths and weaknesses to its pricing and warranty policy, so stay tuned.
GT Radial Touring VP Plus (Our Review)
Before we give our overall assessment of this tire, we’re just going to be straight with you. We’re huge fans of this tire, and you might notice a little bias in this review. Why are we fans of this tire? Firstly, this tire’s pricing starts at around $50. And secondly, the only drawback to this tire is its performance in the snow, which is totally fine since this isn’t a winter-specific tire.
With that out of the way, let’s get into the nitty-gritty. The first thing you’ll notice about this tire is that it features a symmetrical tread pattern with a tough all-season tread compound. The tire is able to deliver reliable traction on both dry and wet terrain with equal efficiency.
Thanks to the use of large external tread blocks, the tire is able to maintain fantastic stability as well as cornering grip. There’s also a notched center rib that ensures swift and smooth steering.
For improved navigation on wet pavement, the tire utilizes circumferential grooves that help with reducing the risk of hydroplaning. It also features full-depth sipes that boost its wet traction. As far as comfort, the tread utilizes variable pitches, which aids in reducing outside road noise and improves the overall quality of the ride.
While it’s not the best tire for use in deep snow, hardpack, or ice, it still delivers pretty reliable performance in light snow and slush. Overall, this is one of the superior all-season tires that are designed with the budget-minded consumer in mind.
- Offers an impressive feel for the road
- Quiet and comfortable riding experience
- Reliable traction on dry and wet terrain
- Listed at a highly affordable price point
- Not recommended for use in deep snow
Vehicles That Can Use GT Radial Touring VP Plus
The GT Radial Touring VP Plus is designed for drivers of all types of sedans, coupes, minivans, and crossovers. Below is a list of some of the most popular vehicles that are compatible with the GT Radial Touring VP Plus.
- Honda: Accord, Insight, Fit
- Scion: xA, xB
- Toyota: Echo, Prius, Yaris
- Volkswagen: Jetta
- Hyundai: Verna
- Plymouth: Voyager
- Chevy: Malibu, Lumina
- Dodge: Grand Caravan, Neon
- Ford: Escort, Fiesta
- Pontiac: Grand Prix
Sizes and Specs
|14 Inches||195/75R14 92T BSW|
|15 Inches||185/60R15 84T BSW|
185/65R15 88H BSW
215/70R15 98T BSW
|17 Inches||235/65R17 104T BSW|
|18 Inches||235/65R18 106H BSW|
The GT Radial Touring VP Plus is listed at a starting price point of around $51, making it a very cost-effective tire. Note that it’s possible to find special offers on this tire like coupons, rebates, and discounts, so make sure you keep an eye out for them. Also, note that the prices may vary from one dealer to another. Furthermore, the prices will vary based on the size and specs you choose.
The GT Radial Touring VP Plug is backed by a 50,000-mile warranty. Uniformity is warranted for the first 2/32 inch of tread wear. Both workmanship and materials are warranted for a period of 5 years, with free replacements during the uniformity period.
GT Radial Touring VP Plus Tire Customer Review
Sam S. says: “This tire offers a ton of value for the price. Of course, it’s not as outstanding as tires from the likes of Michelin, Bridgestone, and Continental, but it’s definitely a top-tier option in the budget tires market.”Sam S. posted (5 / 5) review
Gary R. says: “You just got to love a tire that’s inexpensive and dependable. The only problem with this tire, which isn’t really a problem considering it’s not a winter tire, is that it’s not that adept as far as navigating snow and ice. But aside from that, an outstanding value-priced tire.”Gary R. posted (5 / 5) review