Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Ecopia EP100

Friday, August 3, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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.


Bridgestone Ecopia EP100Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.38

2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 XS
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Whistler, BC
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
July 23, 2012

The first thing I noticed with the Ecopia EP100 was how quiet they were. One of the quietest tires I've owned. I rate the ride comfort very high. I haven't noticed any negative handling problems over the original Yokohama Geolanders. Typically the Forester would get about 300 miles per tank with the original tires and similar with the winter Michelin X-Ice2's. I just did a long drive with three fills where I average over 400 miles per tank with the EP100's. This worked out to close to 33 mpg. This is nearly two mpg than my 'best ever'. Bridgestone has advertised that the tires will pay for themselves over their life and this does appear to be true. I would strongly recommend the Ecopia to anyone looking to get substantially improved mileage as well as a quiet comfortable ride, from a Forester or similar.

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

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.62
 
 

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: Sugarcreek, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
July 29, 2012

My Tahoe has 220,000 miles on it so I have been through a few sets of tires. I kept having problems with the sidewalls breaking down after about 10 to 20 thousand miles, the tires would look like they were low on pressure but were not. My local mechanic recommended the Yokohama Geolander AT/S LT245/75R16 120/116R 10PR. The first thing I noticed was the increased in ride comfort. Great tire I will be putting these on my Tahoe again.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

Thursday, July 5, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Primacy MXV4 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.29
 
 

2011 Kia Sorento
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
July 03, 2012

Replaced a set of Yokohama Geolanders that wore well and were great in Maine snow but very noisy and cut mileage about 2mpg. While not perfect these Michelins are much quieter and mileage has improved. No snow here in Florida so I cannot comment on that. (I kept the Yokohamas in case I ever moved back north.) Time will tell how they hold up. The Yokohamas with 20,000 miles still looked brand new.

 

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

Friday, May 18, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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 Geolandar A/T-SReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.36

2007 Dodge Nitro SXT
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Miles driven on tires: 6,000
Location: Bensalem, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 6,000 Miles on Tires
May 15, 2012

I had been through 2 sets of Goodyears on my Nitro by 80,000 miles. They were expensive and should have been replaced at 30,000 miles, but I pushed them to their limit. They were decent for about 18,000 miles, then they became real susceptible to hydroplaning and had a real hard time in any type of wet weather. These are the tires I am comparing the Geolanders to.
So far, with these Geolanders, I cannot say enough good things about them. They literally seem to stick to the ground when its wet. I am able to take corners and accelerate without spinning the tires in any weather. We also use my Nitro to launch our boat, and at low tide, the boat ramp is a slimey, algae covered mess and these tires do not slip at all. Costing me much less then the Goodyears and making my daily commute much safer is pretty impressive. I've also read that they last longer and since I rotate them alot, I am planning to get the most out of them. I will surely buy another set, one day.

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

Thursday, April 12, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama Geolandar A/T-SReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.08

2005 Honda Pilot EX
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Miles driven on tires: 12,300
Location: WESTFIELD, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 12,300 Miles on Tires
April 09, 2012

The previous set of Yokohama Geolanders (purchased from the TireRack for $99.00 a piece) got me 56,700 miles, and as well as these A/T-S's are wearing I expect to get that many miles at a minimum. The noise level was pretty much were I expected it to be, noisier than the 2 sets of BFG's and the set of Yokohama's previously installed, but not loud enough to hinder normal conversation with rear-seat passengers. Conversation with passengers in the third-row seating require a slight raise in volume, but not too loud as to make the rear-seat passengers uncomfortable. If you want less noise and smoother ride, then these are not for you, but for me, living in North-Central PA (some areas have more dirt roads that paved), these are, in my opinion, a great value when you consider the traction and treadwear.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Scorpion Verde All SeasonReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.62

2006 GMC Envoy Denali 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 6,000
Location: Peoria , AZ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 6,000 Miles on Tires
April 10, 2012

A great improvement over the Yokohama Geolanders (which were decent). Very quiet and grip well. No snow here in AZ this year to speak of, so no rating for that. Just about to do the first rotation/ balance, they hardley look used.

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

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus TechnologyReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.38

2009 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4wd
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location: Ashland, OR
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
March 05, 2012

I had two major goals when I replaced my OEM Yokohama Geolander G91A tires on my RAV4. First was to buy a tire that would last twice as long as the Yokes, which were pretty much worn by about 32,000 miles. Second was to purchase a tire that would give me much improved handling, especially in rain and snow, for those periodic winter ski trips. I don't mean to knock Yokohamas in general. I think they make some very good tires, and I have a set on another vehicle, but the G91As leave a lot to be desired.

In terms of stability and traction in light to medium snow, I rated the Continentals 10, because that is precisely the rating they deserve. They are excellent. I have never owned snow tires, but these give me so much confidence driving in snow, I cannot imagine them inspiring much more confidence than these tires. The Continentals are rated to 60 or 70 thousand, but I won't know how they do on that front for a few years.

I do not find any mileage (MPG) improvement with these tires, but that is comparing a brand new tread with worn out tread. Still, I think Tire Rack also found very little mileage gain, so I would not buy them for their "Eco technology."

These Continentals are Consumer Reports top-rated tires for cars and SUVs, tied with several Michelins. Save some money and buy these instead. Michelin makes a lot of excellent tires, but you pay for them. I highly recommend these tires, especially if you are interested in good traction, handling, and stability. There is a reason they have such a high reviewers' rating on Tire Rack (about 9 as I submit this review).

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H&V)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H&V) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5
 
 

2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2wd
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Miles driven on tires: 8455
Location: Naperville, IL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 8455 Miles on Tires
February 15, 2012

Tires have performed extremely well - no problems. Great on highway, with less noise than the previous Yokohoma Geolander tires. We are very happy after 8.455 miles.

Highway All-Season Tire for your SUV, Pickup Truck or Van

Saturday, April 9, 2011 by Henry Carlson
Yokohama Geolander H/T-S G051The Yokohama Geolander H/T-S G051 is a Highway All-Season tire designed to provide comfort, handling and year-round traction, even in light snow for sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks and vans.

The Geolander H/T-S G051 tires feature a symmetric tread pattern that provides a quiet ride with excellent all-season capabilities for drivers that do not go off-road.

During our testing, the tire was found to be very comfortable and quiet, while performing well in our dry traction and steering response categories. Take a look at our Tire Survey Results for the Highway All-Season category.

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Yokohama Geolander Tires a Good Value

Wednesday, December 29, 2010 by Chad Hocker
Yokohama Geolander Tires are available as a Highway All-Season tread pattern or an All-Terrain tread pattern. The Yokohama Geolandar tires are a good value offering decent traction and handling.

Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S (On-/Off-Road All-Terrain)Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S
  • An All Terrain tire designed to offer good off-road traction combined with on-road comfort and feel.
  • With over 7.5 million miles of survey results the Geolandar A/T-S is still ranked in the top half of all On-/Off-Road All-Terrain Tires.
  • This tire has a proven track record and is typically priced lower than the rest.
Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S G051 (Highway All-Season)Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S
  • A Highway All-Season tire designed for light truck and SUV use offering a combination of comfort, handling and year-round traction even in light snow.
  • With over 23.5 million miles of survey data on the Geolandar H/T-S it's a good choice that is still within the top ten out of over 50 tires in the Highway All-Season category.
Both of these tires are a good choice to suit your needs on- or off-road. When you factor in the price point on these, they are a good buy for the money.

Yokohama Geolander A/T-S

Friday, May 14, 2010 by Reggie Bourlier
Reading the latest Car and Driver, I stumbled on a short write-up titled "Not Just for Breakfast,", which reports on a new Yokohama product. It appears that this tire is "infused" with orange oil! Wow! Upon reading, I discovered that this oil helps the rubber compound to be more holistic and, when worn out, the tire is better disposed of than traditional tires. 

This reading made me think of the Yokohama tire I use on my 2001 Range Rover 4.6SE: the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S. I was a bit disappointed after checking on my tire on our website. I realized that this tire was not infused with orange oil! But, I can tell you that it's been a good tire for the ride and use I have of this car. I'll recommend it to all Range Rover drivers, anytime.  



Yokohama Geolandar: One name, multiple versions. Find yours.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 by Tire Rack Team

Yokohama Geolander tires continue to prove themselves on (and sometimes off) the road.

For example, the H/T-S group (which includes the G051, G052 and G053) offers all-season traction to sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks. Even vans. Each member of this tire family features a different tread pattern and internal structure to address three specific driving requirements: 

Geolandar HT-S G051: Light duty on-road driving
Geolandar HT-S G052: Good looks, great traction
Geolandar HT-S G053: Supports heavy loads (Load Range E)

The Geolandar M/T Plus is another member of the Geolandar family, and quite possibly its most extreme. As an Off-Road Maximum Traction light truck tire, it takes drivers off the pavement and onto muddy trails or rocky terrain. The Geolandar M/T Plus features a specially formulated tread design that combats nicks, cuts and punctures commonly associated with off-roading.

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