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BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2

BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2

/89% · winter · · : Upper-middle

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Pros and cons

  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Exceptional traction on snow
  • Low drive-by noise levels
  • Great handling on snow
  • Very good aquaplaning resistance
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Competitors

The BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 tires exhibit a performance profile that showcases strengths and areas for improvement across different driving conditions. Notably, these tires are commended for their capability in winter conditions, specifically on compacted snow, where they demonstrate very good driving performance qualities. This is complemented by good aquaplaning reserves, highlighting the tire's reliable performance in preventing water build-up and maintaining traction in wet conditions.


When it comes to environmental considerations, the G-FORCE WINTER 2 scores well due to its lower fuel consumption and reduced tire wear, suggesting a design that contributes positively to fuel efficiency and longevity, thereby offering a good environmental footprint. Predicted tread life also receives positive remarks, indicating that users can expect a satisfactory service life from these tires.


However, the tire's handling capabilities on dry surfaces present a mixed bag. On the one hand, it provides safe driving characteristics at the limit and is capable of delivering still good braking distances, which together, secure it a fairly good rating for driving on dry roads. On the downside, there are slight criticisms regarding the tire's comfort on dry surfaces and its handling under wet conditions, with a particular note on its performance in precise vehicle control during wet handling scenarios, due to tendencies toward understeer or oversteer.


Moreover, while the tire's performance on snow is highlighted as a significant strength, it demonstrates less than optimal performance when braking on ice, an area that could cause concern for drivers in icy winter conditions. Furthermore, slightly extended braking distances in wet and dry conditions have been noted, which may affect the tire's overall appeal to those prioritizing top-tier braking performance in such environments.


Pricing is another factor that might sway potential buyers; with a higher price point indicated, consumers will need to weigh the tire's array of positive attributes against its cost, considering whether its winter performance strengths and environmental benefits justify the investment.


In summary, the BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 tires stand out for their excellent performance in snow, generally good aquaplaning resistance, and environmental benefits derived from fuel efficiency and durable design. However, considerations around comfort on dry roads, handling in wet conditions, and braking performance on ice and under certain other conditions suggest that these tires, while strong in specific areas, may present a trade-off for prospective buyers looking for an all-around top performer across every category.

Sizes

BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 is made in 91 sizes, starting from 155/65 R14 up to 255/40 R19.
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BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 is ranked #89 of 947 winter tyres based on the results of tests carried out by Autobild 2023, Autobild 2023, and other organizations. However, this particular model is made in Romania/Poland. It is made in total of 91 sizes, 155/65 R14 being the smallest and 255/40 R19 the largest. BFGoodrich is a brand from USA and belongs to the Michelin group. This tyre was featured in tests 19 times, first test was carried in 2017. This model received the best possible rating in 2 tests. Eu ratings can provide interesting overview over the available dimensions - 88% of BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 has "B" wet grip rating and most (41%) of the dimensions has "C" fuel-saving rating. Noise is a strong quality of BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 - most dimensions have below average noise level values - 60% of them produce 69db noise, which result in "a" rating. This tyre has a initial tread depth of 7.9 mm in 195/55 R16. It can be compared to WR D4, which is a tyre from Nokian (Finland) and has a rating of 54%, compared to 89% of the BFGoodrich in question. There was a braking test that featured both Nokian WR D4 and BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 held by autobild in 2017. On the wet, the Nokian stopped from 80km/h earlier than the BFGoodrich - 35m, whereas the BFGoodrich took 35,1m to come to a full stop. On the snow, we can see that BFGoodrich stopped earlier at the 25,9m mark, compared to 27,7m of the Nokian.

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Timeline

2017

BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 was tested 2x (Autobild,...) and won the Autobild 225/50 R17 test.

2019

BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 was tested 1x (Autobild)

2020

BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 was tested 5x (Használtautó.hu,...)

2021

BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 was tested 5x (AutoMotorSport,...)

2022

BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 was tested 3x (ADAC,...)

2023

BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 was tested 3x (ADAC,...)

Achievements

Best
Snow traction
Adac 2023
Adac 2022
Automotorsport 2021
Autobild 2021
Best
Exterior noise
Adac 2023
Autobild 2021
Autobild 2020
Automotorsport 2020
Best
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Adac 2023
Autobild 2023
Autobild 2021
Automotorsport 2020
Best
Snow handling
Automotorsport 2021
Autobild 2021
Autobild 2021
Automotorsport 2020
Best
Aquaplaning - cross
Adac 2023
Best
Dry braking
Adac 2023
Best
Comfort
Autobild 2022
Best
Wet braking
Adac 2023

BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 in tyre tests

Introducing the BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2, an upper-middle segment tyre with an impressive overall rating of 87%. This winter tyre has undergone numerous tests and has proven its excellent performance in various aspects. In the recent 2022 Autobild Winter tyre tests, it ranked 6th out of 56 tyres and 9th out of 19 tyres. Notably, it achieved some of the best values in comfort and snow braking.

This tyre has also shown its prowess in ADAC Winter tyre tests, standing 5th out of 16 tyres in 2022 and obtaining top rankings in snow braking and snow traction. In the 2021 AutoMotorSport Winter tyre test, it ranked 4th out of 10 tyres with a rating of Good, excelling in various snow performance aspects like handling, braking, and traction.

BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 received satisfactory ratings in the 2021 Autobild Winter tyre tests, ranking 11th and 8th in two different tests, with outstanding values in snow braking and handling. The tyre also performed well in the 2020 AutoMotorSport Winter tyre test, with a Very Good rating and ranking 2nd out of 10 tyres, showcasing excellence in aquaplaning, exterior noise, and various snow-related attributes.

Overall, the BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 stands as a highly recommended tyre choice, delivering exceptional performance and promising results in various tests. Its strong capabilities in snow conditions and comfort make it an excellent option for drivers seeking reliable and comfortable winter tyres.

All tyre tests where BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 was featured:
ADAC Winter tyre test 2023 205/60 R16
satisfactory
Ranked #8 of 16
Name Enviromental impactDriving safety
Best values in test22.1
BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 22.42.7
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R18
good
Ranked #4 of 20
The BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 showcased impressive performance in a competitive lineup of 20 tyres, securing a commendable position with notable strengths and a minimal downside. The tyre was praised for its secure handling capabilities on both wet and dry surfaces and stood out for its excellent aquaplaning resistance. It ensured a safe and reliable drive during winter conditions, highlighting its effectiveness in navigating challenging environments. While it excelled in longitudinal aquaplaning, comfort, and snow braking, making it a top choice in these areas, it fell slightly short with marginally extended braking distances on dry surfaces. Despite this minor drawback, its overall performance was highly regarded, illustrating a balanced combination of safety and comfort for winter driving conditions.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+11-
BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 222-1- 2
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Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test31,429,2
BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 235,229,3
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17

Ranked #6 of 56
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,825,4
BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 235,825,4
Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17
good
Ranked #9 of 19
In a rigorous evaluation among 19 contenders, the BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 stood out for its commendable performance, specifically earning the spotlight for its exemplary ride comfort and superior snow braking capabilities. The tire distinguished itself as a snow specialist, delivering very good driving performance on compacted snow surfaces, coupled with satisfactory aquaplaning safety margins. Riders would appreciate the pleasantly quiet driving comfort it offers, making it an appealing choice for winter conditions. However, it was noted that the tire has slightly longer stopping distances on wet roads and comes with a higher price tag. Despite these drawbacks, its strengths in key areas underscore its reliable winter performance.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+2+2+
BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 22-21-2
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Source: www.autobild.de
ADAC Winter tyre test 2022 185/65 R15
satisfactory
Ranked #5 of 16
Name WetDrySnowIceRolling resistanceNoiseWear
Best values in test1,71,91,81,91,72,51,5
BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 22,72,62,02,52,42,72,0
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ADAC Winter tyre test 2021 195/65 R15
satisfactory
Ranked #5 of 16
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWear
Best values in test1,61,91,92,02,62,0
BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 22,62,21,9 2,53,32,0
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Source: www.adac.de
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,127,3
BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 235,627,9
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild Winter tyre test 2021 205/55 R16
satisfactory
Ranked #11 of 20
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceWear
Best values in test2+2+11-1
BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 223+1- 3+2
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Source: www.autobild.de
Autobild Winter tyre test 2021 225/45 R18
satisfactory
Ranked #8 of 12
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+1
BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 22-21
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Points totalWetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test8,79,69,3101010
BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 27,86,67,410 59
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Source: www.auto-motor-und-sport.de
ACE Winter tyre test 2020 225/50 R17
recommended
Ranked #2 of 9
Name Points totalWetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test200674860189
BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2194634260 149
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Source: images.ace.de
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test9,58,79,9109
BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 27,07,39,9 10 8
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Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+1-2+1-
BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2222+ 2+
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Stopping distance on dryStopping distance on wetStopping distance on ice
Best values in test13,914,816,4
BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 215,115,923,3
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Source: www.autonavigator.hu
Autobild Winter tyre test 2020 225/40 R18
satisfactory
Ranked #8 of 12
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test1-21-
BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 22-2- 1-
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+11-
BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 22+ 2-1- 2
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,225,9
BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 235,125,9
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Source: www.autobild.de
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+11-
BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 222-1 2
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Source: reifenpresse.de

Test ratings distribution

100% (2x)85% (12x)
ExemplaryVery goodGoodRecommendedSatisfactory
1x1x5x1x6x

Ratings x Wheel size

R15R16R17R18
85% (2x)85% (3x)88% (5x)88.8% (4x)

Ratings x Width

185/xx Rxx195/xx Rxx205/xx Rxx215/xx Rxx225/xx Rxx245/xx Rxx
85% (1x)85% (2x)85% (2x)85% (1x)87.1% (7x)100% (1x)

FAQ

  1. Where is BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 made?

    BFGoodrich G-FORCE WINTER 2 is made in Romania/Poland.

  2. Is this tyre suitable for SUVs?

    Yes, this tyre is also made in SUV sizes.

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