Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID Ascend (T-Speed Rated)

Maybe it is just me. But I have only driven my usual routes, yet I have had to have one tire replaced (nail in side wall) and one tire plugged (separate incident), and I have only had them 12,000 miles on mostly country road and highways. I drive a lot and have needed tires repaired before but seems odd enough to mention. I live in North Carolina, just down...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes. Yokohama Parada Spec-X Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.38     2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDIMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 13,200 Location: Ottawa,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN S.4.

If you own a BMW 1995 5 series, BUY THESE TIRES!! What a difference from the BF Goodriches they replaced! In the interest of full disclosure, though, I mounted them on 18 inch Verde Kaos rims (also bought here), not the OEM basket mesh rims. This may be an important detail. I've gotten MANY compliments on how sharp and classy this tire/wheel combo looks on...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

Purchased these tires for my Prius Touring (I liked the regular tire size better than the touring so had them swapped to the 15in rims) while living in the PacNW for harsh winter driving to and from work. Tires were abused on logging roads,(yup went hunting in a prius and got funny looks from lifted truck drivers...) excelled in warm wet environments, and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

My Toyota Rav4 2006 Sport V6 originally came with Bridgestone Dueller tires. I had to replace them by 35,000 miles, which are not exactly a long lasting set of tires. Perhaps you thought I drive really hard and all City driving. That could be it except I was able to get 95,000 miles out of my Yokohama Parada Spec X tires! Just a quick review. As you can...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

I put these on as my winter set on my gen coupe and even though the car is not made for winter with these tires on its one of the beat winter cars I've had. They have amazing traction in snow even being wide low profile tires. Dry grip is also good, my only complaint is wet traction. If the roads are wet these things are like gliding on ice and the smallest...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Great buy! better than Michelin for sure. Gas mileage is down but is okay. better handling,steering, wet traction, good in snow . Tire look great sporty look. happy with tires so far. My old Michelin cracked on the side just after one year purchase car new, dealer said call Michelin, Michelin give me run around, and refuse to stand by their product. I will...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

I was actually tempted to buy a set of Pirelli P7 Cinturato tires because they had gotten good reviews in light snow and ice. I've been running Blizzaks for 17 years and they never failed me.I called Tire Rack to order a set of Blizzaks and they were sold out. These Yokohama Ice Guard 52c's were recommended by my sales rep, even though they were new this...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

These are excellent tires for mixed winter conditions. The road to our local ski area climbs 3000+ feet in 16 miles of 2 lane curvy road from sagebrush desert to the pine forest. In the last two days, the road conditions include dry, wet, ice, wet snow, compacted snow, hard packed snow, and new snow on top of all of the above... Two cars rolled into the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

I got these tires based on internet research I had to do because there were no reviews at the time. And I am extreamly happy I did get these tires. I drove 30 miles in the snow and these tires made it feel as if I was in the dry. The only time I slipped was in first gear up a hill from a complete stop. Once I changed gear to second the slip stopped and I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID TOURING-S

After a year on these tires , they still look new. I am amazed how ell they have performed ion all driving situations so far. I will buy these again.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

My Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus [94 V] continues to thrill me and make me feel very happy having these tires installed on my car back in April 2014 as though it was yesterday even after the fact that I have driven 12,000 miles!These are by far the best that I have had driven my car on till date. I have had driven the car on 4 different sets of tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar H/T G056

If you're hesitatating to buy a set of these don't be. Upgraded from a set of Goodyears and it feels like a completely different truck. Handles superbly in rain, ice, slush, mud and the like. I have to gun it to lose traction in a couple inches of water. The worst they've performed so far is after 6 inches of snow with the roads unplowed and unsalted. For an...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LE Sport

Have this Ecsta LE Sport about 9800 miles on 2014 spring and summer in NYC. So far I like them a lot. noise level and performance is sure much better than the OEM Pirelli P zero Nero. My Abarth, has not much of tire choice for me either in 205/40 or 215/40-17 size. At the time I start search for replacement due to the noise level that I can't stand from my...  Read More

Best Winter Tires for Honda Civic

One might wonder how a Tire Rack sales specialist searches for a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package for their own vehicle. I drive a 2014 Honda Civic Si and will be putting new tires and wheels on it this winter. Deciding on what to purchase is tough, even for someone who is always #thinkingabouttires.   The first thing to do is to search by your vehicle's year...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN S.4.

These four new Yokohama Advan S.4 98W 225/60/16 tires are perfect in every way for both driving 55 MPH in the number two freeway lane in Los Angeles and also passing at wide open throttle at double that speed. My Lincoln Mark VIII with its tight stock air suspension and steering is now a quiet, enjoyable to steer luxury car for the first time ever. The Advan...  Read More

BFGoodrich g-Force Sport vs. g-Force Sport COMP-2

Often times when a tire manufacturer replaces a model of tire, the newer model is slightly better than the previous version. Incremental improvements over the previous generation is what we typically see. Once and awhile, a tire company will completely wow us with a dramatically better product than the one it replaces. BFGoodrich really surprised me with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I normally only buy Michelin or Yokohama tires, but I went out on a limb with these Bridgestones and I'm glad I did.These tires are one of the best I've ever owned. They have excellent dry and wet traction as well as fantastic cornering and steering response. Driving a powerful rear wheel drive sedan, I can't break the tires loose when it's dry. Even when...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

I only have about 1,000 miles on these tires so far, but I can say without a doubt that, of the three sets I've had on my car, these are the best. I'm coming off of a set of Yokohama Parada Spec-X that had good dry traction but were noisy, bad at cushioning impacts, and hydroplaned like crazy in the slightest bit of wet weather.I wanted to wait until the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S (W-Speed Rated)

First of all these tires claim to be an all season but they are awful in the snow and mediocre in the rain at best. On dry pavement they are fair with traction but they are extremely noisy and harsh over bumps. I got these to replace my stock yokohama advans that were toast and they were the first set I came across a deal on so I bought them. 5000 miles...  Read More