Yokohama Avid Touring S Review
- Dry 95% 95%
- Wet 95% 95%
- Snow 80% 80%
- Comfort 95% 95%
- Noise 85% 85%
- Treadwear 90% 90%
- Overall 92% 92%
The Yokohama Avid Touring S is the next-generation all-season touring tire designed for sedans, sport coupes, small crossovers, and minivans. What makes the Yokohama Avid Touring S more desirable is the budget-friendly price tag. Depending on the size, prices can start as low as $65 each and is a great choice for discerning car owners who want great attributes in a cheap tire.
It is safe to assume my friend is a huge fan of the Yokohama brand. In this review, I want to find out if the Avid Touring S performs better than other tires in the same price range. My friend also told me the tires are one of quietest and most comfortable touring tires he has ever tried, so I want to dig deeper on this as well.
Yokohama Avid Touring S Review: Features
The tire is manufactured using the Tri-Plex Compound that is formulated to improve all-season traction while increasing the tread life of the tire. This made me wonder why Yokohama didn’t use the proprietary Orange Oil Compound in the Yokohama Avid Touring S. I guess it all boils down to lowering production costs. It must be true since the tires with Orange Oil are more expensive than those without.
Equipped with tapered rain channels and cross traction sipes, the features will enable the tire to promote traction and grip on wet or snow-covered roads. Also worth noting is the luxury sidewall construction of the Yokohama Avid Touring S. This feature utilizes a tapered hard rubber insert to better absorb bumps and vibrations even in low-profile configurations.
Yokohama Avid Touring S Review: Test Drive
My test vehicle will prevent you from driving too aggressively since body roll was pretty much evident no matter the angle or depth of the turn, but the tires will remain composed as long as you remain judicious with the throttle and steering. Truth be told, I wish the tires offered more in terms of dry traction. If you are a sporty driver in an equally sporting sedan or sports coupe, this is not the tire for you.