Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

This review is about the DWS 06 but I've also had the earlier DWS on all 3 family cars. I loved the DWS but the DWS 06 does seem to be a worthy upgrade. Live in Massachusetts and drive to the mountains in northern NY (Adirondacks) quite a lot too. Absolutely no problem getting around in wet/dry/mild snow in MA - but I do swap on real snows for the mountains...  Read More

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

I replaced the tires which were on the car when I bought it. Before, the ride and noise was unacceptable, and now the tires make it ride like a different car altogether. I don't regret the decision to purchase these tires.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

I drive about half my miles on twisty country roads, the rest is normal city/highway. I tried these cheap Kuhmo's after chewing through the OEM Dunlops in only 20K miles and then sliding around for 35K on the dangerously bad wet traction of the Yokohama Avid Ascends.These are the best tires I've had on my car. Good wet and dry traction, fine on road noise (a...  Read More

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

Had this Fit Sport through a full set of OE Dunlops and find this tire to be far superior. As I approach 20K miles, tires still look nearly new. The car holds onto the road better than the car feels like it will and have not had a single slide on slippery when wet SoCal roads. As I have a stick, there is occasionally a bit of tire spin when I let out the...  Read More

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

Excellent tire. With that being said don't expect it to perform in winter conditions on the level of a specialized snow tire. I drive 72 miles a day five days a week and I barely even notice any road noise from these. They handle very well in any condition except snow and ice (even then its more driver than tire) and do very well in the rain. I've had them...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID TOURING-S

Replaced Michelin Primacy MXM4's. Compared to the MXM4's these are notably quieter and smoother riding. Road bumps are more muted (at same 32psi pressure). Max dry cornering is better (23 vs 21mph in same local round-a-bouts before tire squeal). Transient steering response (dry) not quite as sharp as the MXM4. Wet traction is much better, BUT wet comparo is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin HydroEdge with Green X

It's too early to predict treadwear, but so far these tires are great. A very nice improvement over the previous Yokohama AVID TRZs which were themselves a HUGE improvement over the original Continental CT95s. Wet and dry traction are exceptional, as is steering response. Ride and noise comfort are very good. As of now these tires are serene, I observe none...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I have only had these tires a few days, but so far I LOVE them!! I previously had Yokohama Avid tires on my car, and these seem to be MUCH better. Although I cant judge on winter driving or traction, since it is June, I can say that these tires are better in every way that any tire I had previously on my car. They are very comfortable tires, are extremely...  Read More

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

I have had these tires for about a year now and they have worn wonderfully thus far. The dry performance is fantastic, and wet performance is nearly as good. The only factor playing into the performance of the tire negatively would be the fact that I drive a small car. The Toyota Corolla is very light and easily manipulated by weather factors, however the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Direzza DZ102

Best upgrade on the car so far (more enjoyable than full coilovers, sway bar, strut bar, big brakes, power mods, etc). These Dunlop DZ102's are mounted to lightweight wheels (15x7 Advanti Storm S1), and their increased grip and responsiveness has transformed the car. Their predictably linear traction and communicative steering feedback tempts you to carry...  Read More

Yokohama Geolandar Crossover Tires vs Light Truck SUV Tires

Yokohama has been known for their high performance tires amongst enthusiasts in the industry for decades. Tires like the popular S.Drive and its predecessor, the AVS Intermediate, have a special place in the memories of many high performance drivers.   Yokohama offers much more than performance tires. Whether you're looking at touring tires for the family...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID TOURING-S

These are absolutely excellent tires for the price, and I'd recommend them for nearly any normal vehicle. I've had several sets of different Yokohama tires, and have enjoyed every single one of them (including AS530, various AVID and Geolander truck tires). These AVID Touring-S tires have been perfect for 60,544 trouble free miles so far as of today. I'm...  Read More

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

This is a follow-up to my initial review of the Envigor when we first had them mounted in Summer of 2010 with 36,000 miles on our Camry. After more than 60,000 miles, my impression of these tires has not changed: they are great value for the money and performance over their life only deteriorated toward the end when tread depth reached about 4/32nds. At that...  Read More

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

I bought these as a replacement tire for my Honda Odyssey, they replaced the Yokohama TRZ, these tires seem like a step up from the the TRZ's in every way. They are comfortable riding, relatively quiet (hard to gauge this as the '05 Odyssey has some road noiseRegardless of tire choice). The Avid Ascend's are good in the rain and provide good snow traction...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID TOURING-S

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 AVID TOURING-S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.64     2001 Honda Civic LX SedanMore Tire Reviews for This Vehicle   Buy/More Info Miles driven on tires: 69,000 Location: ST...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID TOURING-S

I was a little surprised at how many miles I had put on these tires. Overall I've been pretty happy with them, however one tire never seemed to have quite the same grip as the other three and is now getting down around 1-2/32nds, while the other three are around 3-4/32nds. They did great in some heavy snow in the St. Louis area, pulling my civic through plow...  Read More

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

UPDATE to my 12/02/14 review. I took my car back to the tire center and they took it for a test ride (which they don't normally do when installing tires only) and found a bad wheel bearing. It cost me more for the bearing job than ALL the tires, but it worked to reduce the loud noise! A little disappointed they didn't find this earlier. But my rating for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID S33D

Avid S33D was OE tire on our Prius. This tire has exceeded all expectations, especially longevity for an OE tire. Still have legal tread depth left and remain perfectly round after over 54,000 miles. Noise is average for a tire while not being uncomfortable, plus they have maintained good performance in rain at the limits of wear. A recent trip in Oct of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P4 Four Seasons Plus

Bought these tires forma box store two years ago to replace a set of Yokohama Avid Touring tires S (also an nice touring tire). I think the Pirellis perform better, (a little squeal on sharp fast turns) I gentle reminder that I need to ease up.These perform a lot better on turns and emergency turns. The stopping distances have slightly reduced. At almost...  Read More

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

These tires replaced original equipment Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring at 70,000 miles. Dry road handling is very good, although not as quite as tight as I would like them, about on par with the Goodyears. They have a very smooth ride. I've had absolutely no sliding or hyroplaning on wet roads. I'm a little disappointed with the noise levels, they are...  Read More