These tires were terrible for my SUV and only lasted 1 year under normal driving conditions and regular maintenance. Indeed, when we checked recently, the edge was severely worn out. This is much worse than I'm used to seeing on a tire . We ended up replacing the Yokohamas with Michelin Latitudes. I've had better luck with Michelins in the past. Also, in addition to the durability issue, the car is now MUCH smoother and has less vibration. So, I'd definitely opt for paying more for the Michelins! You'll be better off in the long run.