Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015 Review & Rating
- Dry 95% 95%
- Wet 95% 95%
- Snow 90% 90%
- Comfort 95% 95%
- Noise 90% 90%
- Treadwear 80% 80%
- Overall 93% 93%
The Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015 is just one of the many types in the Geolandar family. Yokohama has designed and engineered an immense variety of truck and SUV tires to cope up with the ever changing road conditions. In this review of the Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015, I wanted to find out if the hybrid between a mud tire and highway-terrain tire is something that people should consider given the relatively high price.
Yes, the Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015 is an expensive tire. But when you think about it, the tire is designed to offer superior traction and grip on both wet and dry roads while still remaining capable enough to handle mild off-road terrain, even in severe winter and snow conditions. While the tire may look ultimately rugged upon first glance, Yokohama claims the tire is capable of a smooth and silent ride on paved roads.
I find that hard to believe since all the A/T tires I’ve tested in the past were chatty and noisy when driven on smooth concrete and tarmac. I mean, if you really want a silent and smooth ride, you can always choose a set of highway-terrain tires, but what if you like the best of both worlds? Is there such a tire than can meet both demands?
In order to find out, I got myself a 2010 Toyota Sequoia SR5 equipped with stock 18-inch wheels and Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015. I took it out for a test drive so I can come up with a comprehensive review. The owner was thinking about selling the SUV so he can have room in the garage for a newer pickup truck. He bought the Geolandar A/T G015 during the last quarter of 2017, so the tire has seen a lot of action since then.
Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015 Review: Features
Like I said before, I think the Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015 is a cross between a mud tire and highway terrain tire. Want proof? Yokohama claims every size of the Geolandar A/T G015 received the Severe Snow designation. When you think about it, there isn’t a lot of A/T tires that can fulfill that claim.
In order to provide excellent all-season traction, the Geolandar A/T G015 was manufactured using the Enduro compound with Orange Oil for strength and durability. The Orange Oil was also utilized to resist wear and lower the rolling resistance of the tire. There are a plethora of Triple 3D sipes on the face of the tread. The sipes are designed to change their shape to maintain sufficient biting edges even as the treads wear down.
The Geolandar A/T G015 is equipped with four circumferential grooves to prevent hydroplaning on severely wet road conditions. The EdgeTec grooves between the treads are shaped to create even more biting edges to provide excellent traction on deep snow.
The tire received a full nylon cover for added protection against cuts and punctures. The built-in sidewall protectors will also protect the tire from sidewall cuts and surface abrasions.
Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015 Review: Test Drive
It’s the same story when you’re driving in the wet. I actually think the tires were a smidge better in the wet than on smooth and dry roads. It’s as if you can feel the multiple 3D sipes and EDGETEC groves working their magic on slippery tarmac. I wish I had the chance to test the tires on a wet off-road trail, but I think the results will be the same.