Good Fuel Economy

Saturday, August 14, 2010 by Tucker Glenn
We recently tested the Yokohama AVID ENVigor H rated tire against some of its competition, and it came through with flying colors! Not only was the ENVigor excellent in wet and dry traction, it also was a very comfortable tire to ride on. Even though it has a directional tread pattern, the road noise was lower to my ears than any of the other tires and the big expansion joints in the road were softened quite a bit. Of course, your ears may not hear the same thing mine did, but overall, there has been some good feedback about this tire's road noise from our consumer survey results.

Another part of our road ride was testing the fuel economy of the tires. Here's how the tires matched up:
Tire Line Test
MPG*
Gallons/Year
@ 15,000 Miles
% vs. Most Efficient
Firestone Precision Sport 28.0 535.1 -2.43%
Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S 28.2 532.1 -1.86%
Sumitomo HTR A/S P01 27.9 537.1 -2.83%
Yokohama AVID ENVigor 28.7 522.4 ---

*Our evaluation used Linear Logic ScanGauge II automotive computers to record fuel consumption and Race Technology DL1 data loggers to record true distance travelled.

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