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 Firestone Destination LE 2

These tires are awesome! I'm driving a 97 4Runner. It had Yokohama Geolanders. Bought the truck used with the Yoko's. I liked those tires and was going to replace with the same until I read the reviews on the LE2.The roads have been awful between Chicago and SW Michigan. Snow, ice, slush, smooth and everything in between. I noticed my old tires were...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

These tires grip and grip being my first set of winter tires I am impressed at just how well they drive compared to my all season, their not as quick to respond dry roads but they ride way better the noise level isn't bad these are quieter than my all seasons. Wet driving is awesome with these tires water puddles in the road feel like nothings there wish my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H724

DISCLAIMER: First off, I am not affiliated with TireRack or Hankook Tire Co. I have been a customer of TireRack for over a decade and I've never had 1 single problems. For Hankook tire set, this is my first time experience and I am not writing this review to endorse them either. I am simply giving you my perspective, specifically, the use of Hankook Optimo...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S

I have logged 1,400 miles on these, with about 100 miles on off-highway trails. I am running the factory recommended 20 PSI all around. The 100 miles of trail were my first experience of this sort.I went with the stock size because I felt that bigger tires compromised the already low power of the 1.3l Samurai engine. The smaller tires resulted in a 5%...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Needed snows for this extra-snowy upstate NY winter, and chose these because I have been very happy with them on my 2006 Mazda3 hatchback for the past 3 winters. It's difficult to tell the car has snow tires - these are very quiet, don't squirm or lose grip, and take turns almost as well as the OEM all-season Yokohama tires. In snow they have been very...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama S.drive

I bought a set for my 2012 Malibu along with H&R lowering springs and KYB shocks. I love these tires with my suspension set up. I drive my car hard and the S-Drives keep my big car planted when I'm cornering hard (100+kms) Great wet and dry traction. Will definitely be hitting tire rack up again for another set!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin LTX M/S2

Having had both the OEM and Yokohama Geolanders for the Pilot - I have nearly 140,000 miles on it and am the original owner - these are by far the best tires I have ever had on this car, or for that matter, any car. Driving in NJ to work 46 miles round trip, combination highway and local roads. Through last winter in particular, the traction especially on...  Read More

A New Look for Your MR2 Spyder

Name a fun, affordable and reliable mid-engine car? Sounds like a trick question, but the 2000-2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder hits that rare trifecta. WHEEL DIAMETER As you look at Spyder wheel options, you'll see wheels ranging in diameter from 15"-18". Although the Spyder can run 15", 16", 17" and 18" wheels, staying with a 15" wheel allows for broader tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season (W-Speed Rated)

Let me begin by saying that I always read these reviews with an open mind. But I never know how to really take them. So I write this strictly as a comparison between the tire that came on my car and the Goodyear eagle sport. My mazda 3 came with Yokohama avids in 205/50 17. The cars handling made up for what the tires lacked. The Yokohamas didn't do anything...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama S.drive

I got the Yokohama S. Drive in December of 2011. It is now August 2014 and they need to be replaced (which I will be doing in October. These are great if you're on a budget and/ or like to test out different tires. I drive an 04 Mini Cooper S and these tires grip amazingly well when they are warm. Most people don't get this warm concept and usually spin out...  Read More

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

30,000 miles on these tires and they are fantastic. They grip well for an all season tire and are very comfortable and have have no excessive road noise. Ive driven these in heavy and light snow and they did great. I ran a set on the front for 2 years and around 25,000 miles without rotating them. I am happy to say that they did not wear unevenly and are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S

Picked a good week for new tires. I've been thru three rain storms (major soakers) and the new Advan A/S's have performed brilliantly --- even at speeds probably a bit higher than you should be going in heavy rain. Not once has the car felt anything other than planted --- even thru standing water. I'm hopeful that performance in the snow will be similar.I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v

These tires met and exceeded all reasonable expectations over the Winter past which saw a much higher than normal amount of snow on the roads from hard snow pack to iced intersections, deep new fallen heavy snow (wet & dry) and extreme cold where road salt was entirely ineffective. All-in-all it was a bitter, long and snowy season best forgotten but...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Best set of tires i have owned in several years. I replaced a set of Michelin Primacy and what a difference. I have not had them in the snow yet but wet and dry conditions, the tires performed better than any Michelin, Yokohama, Sumitomo or Kumho tire. Not sure about the in-tread designators - we will see. I wonder what makes a set of tires better for one...  Read More

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

Camry 2007 LE V6 Before i install these Pirelli P7 Cint. A/S plus i had Yokohama Envigor high performance (H rated)(when i buy this car 1 month ago) not good not bad tire.....ride a bid hard & noisy a bit. ( HR) Dont know why Toyota suggest a V or S speed rate......it's not a BMW or sports car.In Canada ( Qu├ębec)speed limit is lower than USA!!!!!!!! . Why...  Read More

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

I bought these tires for my son to put on his 2005 Mustang GT. Past tires have not provided near the mileage I had hoped for but these tires have lasted longer than any tire I have ever bought. To say my son drives this Mustang GT in a most spirited manor would be an understatement. However, these tires have met a most challenging environment and have...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c

What I first noticed about the IceGuard tire is how great it is on hard packed snow. It really grips during cornering and stopping, the car handles predictably on the roads that are not plowed so well. Secondly, this tire is as quiet or quieter than my all season tires when driving on dry pavement and I'm still getting decent mpgs.I was happy to see that it...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

Sadly, this car was lost in a recent flood, so we did not have time to really put these tires through all of their paces. Nonetheless, this Kumho set exceeded my expectations. They were far better than the highly-overrated Michelins they replaced, which rode hard and had poor grip (typical of Michelin--they came with the car when we bought it). The Kumho...  Read More