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

Monday, April 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.3
 
 

2006 Honda Ridgeline
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Eugene, OR
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
February 22, 2008

I've had them long enough to have driven in almost every condition on road, including deep snow, ice, heavy rain, dry highway, secondary roads with tight turns, and some highway cruising. I don't have any meaningful off-road experience to report.



These tires transformed the ride and tire noise levels to those of near car tires in our 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL. We had low-profile Toyo Proxes ST, and while the dry handling was great, that was the only joy I got from them.



The Geolander AT-S, the replacement for the AT-2's,is far better for typical driving (I've had the AT-2's), with the extra sidewall casing belt. It steers very well, and generally does what is asked of it. In my case that's a lot. The Ridgeline puts 'sports' into a truck: it has precise steering, high spring and shock rates, and a fully independent suspension. It drives like a quality sedan. Tires have no where to hide with this vehicle and any flaw or characteristic is made apparent.



I'm mostly amazed at the ride quality, and the near absence any noise. These tires soak up most road imperfections extremely well, especially on expansion joints going over bridges. Yokohama has done a great job balancing everything one needs in a AT rated tire, while giving you (me really, until you buy your own!) what you're hoping for.



I drive pretty briskly, and the handling is just great. I've bought performance tires for nearly 20 years (usually the best of the best) and these remind me of how they handle in the wet. Matter of fact I've yet to slide this truck in either wet or dry condition, and haved provoked them, but never unsettled them yet.



For those that are big on tire wear (it's not a selling feature for me at all), I'm happy to report uniform, but hardly perceptible wear. I don't think most people could even see it. Oh yes, one other thing, these tires do seem to balance quite well, too.



Overall Yokohama makes a great tire for the money. I can't see how a ti

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

Friday, April 18, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.55
 
 

2005 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: Rockville, MD
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
August 27, 2011

In February 2010, I purchased these tires. They arrived after the mid-Atlantic region received over 25 inches of snow in 2 days and expecting 30 inches more the upcoming weekend. Luckily, I was able to get them installed Friday because Thursday, I waited for 4 hours and they told me they couldn't do it. On Friday, I went to a different place.



Anyway, these tires are the best. They are noisy and I expected them to be noisy because of the tread pattern. Occasionally, the noise gets annoying but the safety and reliability is worth the noise. From rain to snow to ice, I swear by these tires. They tackled last years blizzard without any hesitation.



Right now, Hurricane Irene is in the Mid-Atlantic area. If for some reason I had to go out and save a life or something, I am relying on my Geolanders. I know they will bring me home safely whether there is sun, rain, snow, or ice.



Go buy them now!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated
 
 

2003 Honda Element EX
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Detroit Lakes, MN
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
April 04, 2014

Boy O Boy this is a great tire! Just Replaced some worn out Yokohama Geolanders and my Element is a totally different car. Smooth, very quiet, handles well, and I can now carry on a conversation driving down the road. I purchased them based on Tire Rack reviews and they were spot on. Highly recommend this tire!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General AltiMAX RT43 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.91
 
 

2014 Subaru Forester
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Grove City, OH
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
January 08, 2014

This is my first set of General Tires. The General AltiMAX RT43 replaced the OEM Yokohama Geolanders that came on the Forester. They Geolanders were not a good all season tire. I did not feel safe on snow and ice even with the all wheel drive.

I had the General tires installed on a snowy day and it was really an impulse buy because of the lack of traction I was getting that day. What a great surprise it was when these tires really showed how well they are suited for this type of weather. So far, I have driven them in snow, deep fresh snow and ice and they have handled flawlessly. I have also driven them in dry and wet weather. No hard rain yet. They handle very well in those situations as well. They are very quiet and comfortable at freeway speeds. They do not flatspot as bad as the Yokohama tires did when they sit over night in the cold. Overall, I am very very happy with this purchase. I have had Michelin Primacy MXM4, MXV4 and Latitude Tours on different vehicles over the last couple of years. These tires are half the price and handle the different elements better than any of those did! I will post an update when these get some more miles on them. Hopefully they will hold up to the stated 75k miles warranty. I would highly recommend this tire! General Tire has a new fan!

 

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

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.14
 
 

2004 Toyota Tundra Extra Cab 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Montclair, VA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
January 06, 2014

I've been through three sets of these tires and they have all been out-of-round, which caused annoying vibrations and steering wheel shimmy. I really liked the look of these tires, but it was not worth the constant annoyance caused by the vibrations. Had them road-force balanced multiple times and all four tires from the most recent set were under 8 lbs (very good), but the vibrations were still there. Road force matching only works if the wheel has a heavy/light spot as well. My wheels were pretty much perfect so there was nothing that could have been done. I replaced the Geolanders with a set of Michelin Latitude Tours and the vibrations are now gone. I will never buy Yokohama again.

 

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

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.27
 
 

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander
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Miles driven on tires: 2,500
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2,500 Miles on Tires
January 25, 2014

Wanted to replace replace the OEM Goodyear LS2s as I didn't trust them for dirt, snow and ice. I was hesitant to replace them after just 8k miles, but I knew this car do do better. Our Outlander is mainly a city car but we do occasional Ski and Camping trips and really wanted to get the most of the S-AWC of the Outlander. I was concerned about noise, ride comfort and mpg so I held on to the LS2s in case the Yokos were not suitable for city life. LS2s are now for sale. The Geolanders thrived in off road the ice and snow, really letting the Outlander shine. On freeways and city streets they are as 9/10ths as quiet as the Goodyears, which is saying a lot, and there's better road feel, ride quality and handling in the corners. The Goodyears were just too soft. The stiffer sidewall on the Geolander really compliments the Outlander on and off road, and the traction off road was tremendous for how civil they are on the streets. MPG has not suffered either. This should be the 2nd set of tires for all Outlander owners, I totally recommend!

 

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

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2011 Subaru Outback
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
January 25, 2014

This tire has amazed me since it was installed 10,000 miles ago. Immediately, I noticed a difference in decreased road noise and increased ride comfort over the OE Continental's. It has been a great tire while driving in heavy rain and an equally as great tire when taking corners a little faster then you should. Yes, I drive a 2011 Outback 2.5i Limited, but still love to take corners above the posted limit. What has brought me to write this review was an experience I had today. I drove my wife's Forester that is equipped with the OE Yokohama Geolander's. I had good thoughts about the Geolander and have always liked Yokohama tires. That was until I drove the Forester in the snow and compared it to my Outback that is equipped with the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus tires. The Pirelli's are SUPERIOR!! Even with AWD, I found myself slipping around a bit in the Forester with the Geolander's. In my Outback with the Pirelli's it has been a totally different experience. There is very little wheel spin when launching from a stop on snow covered roads. The stopping distance is equally as amazing when driving on the Pirelli's. These tires have been great, a lot of fun and from what I can feel, the safest tire produced. When it is time to get new tires on our Forester we will be purchasing the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus tires. Thank you Pirelli, for producing and ACTUAL All Season tire that is outstanding in ALL conditions!!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Ecopia EP422

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Ecopia EP422Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.62

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XS
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Miles driven on tires: 18,000
Location: Whistler, BC
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 18,000 Miles on Tires
February 10, 2013

Took chance on putting this on the Forester. Probably not the obvious choice but wanted to see how the mileage might be improved. These are exceptionally quiet smooth running tires, I don't think I've had better for this attribute. But, this does come at a reduction in responsiveness in handling, nothing terminal, just a bit floaty feeling compared to the Yokohama Geolanders that came with it. The big bonus is surprisingly improved fuel mileage. Pre Ecopia's the Forester would get about 300 miles per tank, with the Ecopias it was common to get about 380 miles per tank. I confirmed this repeatedly this past summer on numerous trips. Then when I put the winter Michelin X-Ice2's on the mileage returned to around the 260-300 mile range per tank. Yes, I will buy more Ecopia tires, but hope that Bridgestone uses the technology on higher performance tires in the near future.

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 Parada Spec-X

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Parada Spec-XReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.83

2012 Toyota RAV4 4wd V6
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: Redlands, CA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
January 26, 2013

Had five different sets of Yok Geolanders on three different Toyota RAV's, and I was generally satisfied with the overall performance/price of Yokohama tires. Decided to try a set of Prada Spec X's this time around. These tires are still relatively new, so haven't had a chance to run them in a variety of conditions, but so far I have a very favorable impression, based on ride comfort, low noise, and handling. Will update review when I have more miles.