Yokohama is one of the most popular and trusted tire brands in the market today. The brand has a complete product lineup of tires for passenger cars, light trucks, commercial trucks and busses, high-performance tires for motorsports applications, and even construction applications.
Even though Yokohama tires are not the cheapest or most affordable tires for your vehicle, the brand offers advanced technology and a lengthy warranty to give you total piece of mind.
When it comes to choosing tires, you can always go for a cheaper set that performs well in all types of weather conditions, but you will have to live with a bit more road noise and less-than-stellar tread wear. I have driven and owned many cars in the past, and I have tried and tested a lot of cheap tires as well. Yokohama tires are different. Like I said, the tires may be a bit expensive but they more than makeup for it in terms of quality, reliability, and all-weather performance.
Why Choose Yokohama Tires?
- Environmental Sustainability
Only the biggest and the best tire brands can come up with environmentally-friendly products that can still perform well in the most adverse driving conditions. All Yokohama tires are evaluated with regards to four main criteria: safety and comfort, saving resources, recycling resources, and prevention of global warming. Can your cheap Chinese tire do the same?
- Impressive Selection
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the right set of Yokohama tires for your car, truck, minivan, crossover, or SUV. The brand is home to an impressive lineup of product categories that are designed to suit the needs of any type of motor vehicle in the planet today. You name it, Yokohama has it. Looking for a performance tire for the racetrack? The Yokohama Advan range is perfect for you. Need snow tires? Yokohama offers the Iceguard family of tires.
2018 Yokohama Tires Review
Yokohama AVID Ascend
The Yokohama AVID Ascend is manufactured using the breakthrough Orange Oil technology that lowers the rolling resistance of the tire to deliver better fuel economy. The great thing about the Orange Oil compound is it enables the rubber to remain pliable even in the hottest or coldest driving environments. The optimized tread profile and built-in tread block ridges are designed to reduce the movement of the treads as the tire rolls over the road surface to reduce noise and promote even wear.
The Yokohama AVID Ascend is in the higher end of the price range and is available in 15” to 19” diameters.
Yokohama AVID Touring S
Equipped with tapered rain channels and cross-section sipes, the tire is perfectly equipped to cope with wet and slippery roads, even on light snow. The unique thing about the Yokohama AVID Touring S is the silent shoulder design and the twin rail stability rib that offers a smoother and quieter ride along with more responsive steering.
The Yokohama AVID Touring S is available in 14” to 17” diameters. The affordable price makes this a great choice for the budget-conscious car owner.
Yokohama YK740 GTX
The tire is manufactured utilizing the unique ELS Orange Oil Compound to deliver high levels of traction and grip on both wet and dry roads. The tire is equipped with an asymmetric groove arrangement and Triple 3D sipes to provide excellent wet and winter performance.
You would think a performance tire will be all about all-season traction and grip, but the Yokohama YK770 GTX has another ace up its sleeve: long tread life. With prices starting at just below $100 each, this is one of the best choices in the touring performance category.
Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015
The Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015 is best suited for rugged crossover or sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks. It is manufactured using Yokohama’s patented ENDURO compound that utilizes Orange Oil to resist wear and tear while delivering incredible mileage. The Triple 3D sipes on the treads are designed to retain the block stiffness of the tires for an even wear.
Best of all, the Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015 starts at above $100 and starts at 15” to 22” diameters. If your Jeep or truck is equipped with a lift kit and bigger wheels, this is the type of tire that will enhance the go-anywhere abilities of your vehicle.