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

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2008 Nissan Maxima SE
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Lutz, FL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
January 11, 2014

I have been extremely pleased with this tire purchase. I have had them on my 08 Maxima for about a year and a half and now considering them for my Honda CRV. They excel in tread life, and both wet and dry handling. I have about 8/32 tread left after 20-k miles. Not bad for 18" 45 series tires. The only slight complaint is that they did begin to hum at about 15-k miles. The hum is tolerable considering the wear and handling. I rotate and check pressure every 5-7-k miles. These tires provide much more confidence than the OEM Goodyear RSAs, however, I did get 47-k miles out of the Goodyear's. I would buy the Yokos again.

 

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

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID Ascend (H- or V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.38
 
 

2005 Honda Odyssey
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Miles driven on tires: 16,000
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 16,000 Miles on Tires
December 27, 2013

Trying these tires out on my Odyssey Touring (changed the OE wheel/tire combo to some Acura MDX wheels & regular tires). Previous set of regular tires were Bridgestone Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza's. These Yokohama's have given me better steering response and overall grip in both wet & dry conditions. Road noise is only slightly worse than the Bridgestones. Treadlife will not be as good as the Bridgestones (I got over 50,000 miles on the Bridgestones; I'm thinking these Yokohama's might not make 40,000). I've also noticed a drop in my overall fuel economy (usually 22 mpg w/ the Bridgestones, around 20.5 with these Yoko's).

Overall a good tire that gives a nice, sporty feel. I may end up going back to the Bridgestones when these wear out, though I'm not 100% sure about that at this point.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General AltiMAX RT43 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.5
 
 

1993 Ford Crown Victoria
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Reisterstown, MD
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
January 24, 2014

Mostly would like to comment on winter performance of this tire. This rear wheel drive car is not noted for great winter performance and up until now I was afraid to take it out of my driveway in winter weather. Put 2 RT43s on the rear drive wheels and now this car is my go to vehicle in winter weather. We have had 3 major storms and these tires have pushed this car thru snow,snow covered ice, ice , and frozen slush. They have also pushed this car up snow covered hills from a standing start. I have Yokohama avids on a Grand Marquis and they have stranded me in a snow storm. The Tire Rack survey on the Yokohama avid is accurate on its poor winter performance. The RT43s have exceeded my expectations and would like to say this is about as good as it gets for winter performance from an all season tire.

 

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

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.09
 
 

2008 Mazda CX-9
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Fishers, IN
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
January 20, 2014

Had these on my Mazda CX-9 for 30,000 miles now. Much nicer than the original Bridgestones. Quieter, Grippier. I don't see myself getting 60,000 miles out of them. Maybe 40,000 or 45,000. Would buy these again

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID S34D

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID S34D Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.1
 
 

2010 Mazda Mazda3 5-Door
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: State College, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
April 22, 2013

OEM equipment for my used Mazda 3 S GT hatchback, seems to have pretty good responsiveness in cornering but wear is fast (I have put about 2K on them and they have a total of 17K and have already worn down to about 4/32") So I am probably going to replace them before winter. As a side note, I have only driven in a little bit of snow conditions but was very unimpressed with their traction (almost got stuck tuning around in a driveway with a 10 degree up angle to the road and a little packed snow over gravel)

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID TOURING-S

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID TOURING-S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.27
 
 

2007 Toyota Corolla CE
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Miles driven on tires: 40,000
Location: Lodge, IL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 40,000 Miles on Tires
April 24, 2013

I bought these to replace the original Goodyear tires that came on the car. I am satisfied with them overall. There is a very slight whine at highway speeds but it is barely noticeable and I have to listen closely to even hear it. Other than that, they are very quiet riding tires and have not gotten any noisier after 40,000 miles. Tread wear is good and they stay in balance. They ride and handle very well during my normal driving on dry roads. I drive in snow occasionally in winter and the traction in snow and slush is decent considering that the Corolla is a pretty light car.

The only real complaint I have with them is that they have poor traction on wet pavement. They will break loose during moderate to heavy braking and cornering. Part of the reason this is so noticeable is that they handle so well on dry roads that it makes the grip on wet roads seem much worse than I would expect.

Overall a good tire and, even considering the wet road traction issue, I would probably buy them again.

 

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

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID Ascend (H- or V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.25
 
 

2009 Toyota RAV4 Sport 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Waterdown, ON
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
April 20, 2013

I installed these tires recently. What it all comes down to is what kind of driver are you. These tires are the best I have ever had. They are silent (especially on the highway), smooth, and very low rolling resistance. If you are an easy going type of driver that just wants a quiet, smooth, fuel efficient tire, then these are the ones. They are great in wet weather too. If you demand more from a tire (aggressive driver), these might be good for you, but perhaps another brand would be suitable. Will re-post when more miles have been accumulated.

 

Dunlop SP Sport Signature Still a Top Choice in the High Performance All-Season Category

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by Gary Stanley

With tire technology advancing quickly these days, it's rare to find a model of tire that stands the test of time and remains competitive in its category year after year. First introduced over six years ago, the Dunlop SP Sport Signature is one of those tires. Even after this many years, it continues to hold its own against newer tires in the High Performance All-Season category. If you're looking for a great all-season performance tire at a good price, the Dunlop SP Sport Signature is for you!

With over 2.6 million miles reported, the tire is currently ranked third in our survey results. This is a higher ranking than other popular tires including the Yokohama AVID ENVigor, Goodyear Eagle GT and BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S. The SP Sport Signature is often praised for its good road feel, quick steering response and great combination of wet and dry traction. 

Take a look at what some of our customers are saying about their experience with the Dunlop SP Sport Signature:

"These have been such fantastic tires that I am now on my third set. Great dry weather traction and awesome treadwear. I have been very pleased with these tires." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2003 Infiniti G35 Sedan

"These tires handle great. I have almost no road noise and they handle great on wet pavement. Even with my aggressive driving habits they wore perfectly. They were a great buy for the money." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2001 Lexus ES300

"The Dunlops have transformed my car. I've gone from such noise to such quiet and smooth riding and handling. For a car with 280,000 miles on it, the difference is astounding. I'm very happy with the purchase of these tires." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 1998 Honda Accord Coupe EX V6

For more information on this tire, read "The Dunlop SP Sport Signature Continues to Impress." 

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

Thursday, August 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.62
 
 

2002 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 18,000
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Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 18,000 Miles on Tires
April 16, 2013

Over the years, these are the best all-around V-rated tires for the WRX I have used in terms of performance and comfort. Cornering in both dry/wet conditions are superior to similar model tires. Road noise is less than other brands. The only disappointment I have is the tread life. For a tire rated at 560, They are almost due for replacement at less than 20,000 miles. In this regard, these are no better than the stock, and other Z- W- rated tires.

 

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

Thursday, August 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 3.62
 
 

2007 Lexus ES350
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Miles driven on tires: 25,000
Location: Lake Oswego, OR
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
April 09, 2013

25000 miles (actually just 200short of that) and they need to be replaced. Even wear on all 4. Rotated regulalry by Lexus dealer. They are not even close to being a 60K, 50k or 40k tire.

 

Are Yokohama Tires Good?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by Colin .

Yokohama has been around for many years and makes very good options to fulfill your tire replacement needs.

In the Max Performance Summer category, they recently introduced the ADVAN Sport V105. It's developed for the drivers of high-powered sports cars, sporty coupes and performance sedans who want an increase in agile handling with a more comfortable ride. Based on technology fostered through participation in motorsports and development at the Nurburgring Circuit in Germany (one of the world's most grueling race/test tracks), the tire is designed to promote dry traction and handling.

If you're shopping for something a bit more extreme, then take a look at the ADVAN Neova AD08 R. It's Yokohama's latest Extreme Performance Summer offering and provides an even higher level of dry traction and handling, while giving up some treadlife and ride quality compared to the ADVAN Sport V105.  

If you are looking for an all-season option that offers sporty handling, the AVID ENVigor is available in H- or V- and W-speed ratings. While the tire doesn't offer the high traction and handling attributes of summer tires, it'll last longer and give you some winter traction versatility.

Another all-season option to consider is the AVID TOURING-S. This Standard Touring All-Season tire is developed for the drivers of coupes, sedans and minivans and is engineered to provide good traction, excellent ride qualities and long treadlife.  

For those of you who own a truck, crossover or sport utility vehicle, Yokohama offers the Parada Spec-X. Based on survey results, the tire is rated number one by consumers in the Street/Sport Truck All-Season category. Two additional light truck/SUV tires worth considering, include the Geolandar H/T-S G051 and Geolandar A/T-S

View all Yokohama tires and find the one that's right for how and where you drive.

Which Yokohama Family Suits You Best?

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by Neal O'Neal

Yokohama tires were introduced to the United States in 1969, but have been produced since 1917. Personally, I've been using their products since 1998. There are three basic families of Yokohama tires: ADVAN, AVID and Geolanders.

ADVAN

The ADVAN line was introduced to the U.S. market in 2005 and has been widely popular and successful in the performance world. Their newest member is the ADVAN Neova AD08 R which resides in the Extreme Performance Summer class. The AD08 R combines excellent dry traction with impressive wet traction for that warm weather driver who demands fast and fun driving.

AVID

AVID tires stand tall with the AVID ENVigor and AVID Ascend. The AVID ENVigor combines the feel and handling of a sport tire with a touch of all-season capability. It works very well for performance based drivers who require four season traction. A new tire to the AVID family, the Ascend, combines long treadwear, low rolling resistance and all-season traction for those who place more emphasis on ride comfort and treadwear.

Geolandar

Finally, Geolandar tires fulfill the needs of light truck and SUV owners. The Geolandar H/T-S G051 has been widely popular and affordable since its debut in 2002. It appeals to the light duty pick-up truck and SUV owner looking for a more comfortable ride, handling and year-round traction.


Yokohama ADVAN Neova
AD08 R

Yokohama AVID
ENVigor

Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S
G051


Navigate our Tire Decision Guide to see which family suits your needs best.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (W-Speed Rated)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID ENVigor (W-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.25
 
 

2008 Honda Civic Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 45,000
Location: Bowie, MD
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 45,000 Miles on Tires
April 08, 2013

I'm on my second set of these tires. I got 45k out of the first set and I'm over 25k on this second set with plenty of tread left, not even close to the wear bars.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID TRZ

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID TRZ Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.82
 
 

1997 Toyota Avalon
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Miles driven on tires: 25,000
Location: Omaha, NE
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
April 29, 2013

A pretty decent tire in most respects, but with 7/32 tread left, snow performance was rather poor. If you don't care about snow performance, then the AVID TRZ would be a good choice. Otherwise, forget about traction in winter unless the tires are brand new.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID TOURING-S

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID TOURING-S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.18
 
 

2005 Honda Civic EX Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 99,999
Location: Ridgefield Park, NJ
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 99,999 Miles on Tires
April 05, 2013

I constantly put 400 miles a day on my tires. The miles are mostly highway with the ocasional cutting through traffic through some side streets. I could not have been happier with my purchase and would recommend these tires to anyone who wants long lasting tires. The only reason why my tires gave out at 102000 is because I hit a couple of pot holes during my side street detour. A lump formed on the side wall of the tire and 4,000 miles later it blew. I strongly believe that if I would have never had the bubble, the tires would have lasted another 40,000!
*your text box wouldn't let my put 102,000 so I had to put 99,999K miles

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID TOURING-S

Friday, July 5, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID TOURING-S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.88
 
 

2001 Toyota Camry XLE V6
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: South Glastonbury, CT
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
April 09, 2013

These tires are the best tires that i have ever had. I put about 25,000 miles a year on my car and there is a huge difference between these tires and others that i have used. They offer a smooth quiet ride which is actually tough to get with a 12 year old car.
I also have new camry and that car rides rougher than my old one. Will defintely purchase again.

 

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

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 3.64
 
 

2003 Audi TT Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 38,000
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 38,000 Miles on Tires
April 01, 2013

Tires wore unevenly and quickly regardless of air pressure, rotations, balances, and alignment. When visiting a service location recently, customer in front of me in line had the same issues with the same tires on his vehicle at even lower mileage. Tires were significantly worn at just over 30,000 miles; belts separated around 38,000, and required immediate replacement.

 

Best Tires for the Honda Fit

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by Steve Huffman

Is it time to get your Honda Fit outfitted with new tires? Since 2007, the Fit has been a great choice for commuters, students and many drivers looking for dependable transportation while not breaking the bank. These fuel-efficient compact cars are very sporty, attractive and popular. Whether you've had your Honda for many years or just picked one up used, it may be time for some new tires.

The Fit is available with several tire size options. Unfortunately, there's not one great tire that will cover all four sizes available. For those of you with the 185/55R16 size, the best tire would be the Yokohama AVID Ascend. This is a Grand Touring All-Season tire with above average all-season traction and a 75,000-mile treadlife warranty. However, you may want to consider changing sizes, due to the limited tires available in this size.

Fit owners can also use 205/50R16 tires as an alternative. It's a little wider and you may see a slight drop in fuel economy, but you will experience better wet and dry traction, improved handling and a better selection of tire options. One of the better selections in this size includes the Continental ExtremeContact DWS. This best seller has great all-season traction, a 55,000-mile treadlife warranty and handles very well.

If your Honda fit is equipped with 195/55R15 tires, take a look at the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum. This Grand Touring All-Season is very nice to drive on. It offers pleasant ride qualities and reasonable tread noise.

For Fits with the 175/65R14 tire, I would consider the Michelin Defender. This is a fantastic tire with superior all-season traction with a 90,000-mile treadlife warranty. It's designed to enhance fuel economy by meeting Michelin's Green-X low rolling resistance objectives.

Finally, in the 175/65R15 size, take a look at the General AltiMAX HP. The tire is designed to combine reliability, comfort and treadlife, as well as provide year-round traction, including in light snow.

Yokohama AVID Ascend
Yokohama AVID
Ascend
Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum
Kumho Ecsta LX
Platinum
Michelin Defender
Michelin
Defender
General Altimax HP
General AltiMAX
HP


Regardless of the size of tire on your Honda Fit, shop by size to view all options available.

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

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID Ascend (H- or V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.1
 
 

2008 Toyota Sienna LE FWD
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Miles driven on tires: 3,500
Location: Dumont, NJ
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 3,500 Miles on Tires
March 29, 2013

Purchased in 2010 as certified used. Dunlops and Firestone tires were scary, screamy on turns, took for ever to stop, always kept skidding and thus my family was scared to drive/ride. These 4 new Yokohama brought back the true joy of driving and ride comfort. Braking is much shorter and firm. absolute minimum road noise. far better gas mileage. we are enjoying quiet, comfort Toy Sienna drive/ride.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID TOURING-S

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID TOURING-S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.64
 
 

2008 Pontiac Vibe 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
March 24, 2013

I bought these tires for their price and decent reviews. It is a great tire in the winter and after 20,000 miles the tread has been great for this past snowy winter in Mpls. I think my mpg has reduced a little compared to the OE Goodyear RS-As, but the winter traction has been impressive as well as the amount of tread still left after 20k miles. For a similar vehicle (hatchback, small SUV, etc.) I would purchase again.