The Yokohama Avid Ascend is part of the tire
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, all season tire
models like the Avid Ascend are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry and wet cornering grip; and subjective steering feel.
About This Brand
Yokohama is a Japanese company with a global presence. Its North America headquarters are in southern California. Targeting performance enthusiasts, Yokohama tires place emphasis on handling and dry and wet grip. Its tires reflect this focus, our testing shows. Generally, we find that Yokohama tires are a good choice for consumers who live where winter driving is not a factor.
Features & Specs - Yokohama Avid Ascend
Speed rating Speed rating. This letter denotes the maximum sustainable speed and is found directly after the load index. For S-speed-rated tires, it's 112 mph; for T, 118 mph. Speed ratings for other tires include Q, 99 mph; H, 130 mph; V, 149 mph; and Z, 150 mph plus. While such speeds may seem wildly impractical, tires with higher speed ratings tend to provide better handling at legal speed limits. Choose tires that have a speed rating at least as high as the one specified on your vehicle's placard.
Treadwear warranty Commonly used by tire manufacturers to market tires, the warranty describes the typical tread life of the tire. Consumers should view the warranty an indicator of tread life only. Actual mileage will vary with vehicle type, driving style, road, and weather conditions, just to name a few variables. Nearly all treadwear warranties are based on pro-rated amount based on the usable tread worn off the tire.
UTQG treadwear UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG treadwear, an index developed by the government, compares a tire's tread life with that of a reference tire graded at 100. A tire with a grade of 300 is predicted to last three times as long as one graded at 100. Treadwear grades are just one indicator of tread life, but actual tire life will vary due to a number of factors including road conditions, driving habits, vehicle, and maintenance.
UTQG traction UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG traction indicates the tire's ability to stop on a wet surface with Government grades of AA, A, B, C, from best to worst.
UTQG temperature UTQGS, which stands for Uniform Tire Quality Grading System, is a federal government required grading system for passenger tires excluding winter tires. Key information includes Treadwear, Traction, and Temperature appearing on the sidewall of a tire. UTQG temperature indicates the tire's ability to resist heat build-up under test conditions with Government grades of A, B, C, from best to worst.
Great tire for ride, noise. We just barely got 30,000 miles service from them though. Really disappointed.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Shawn the Researcher
from Two Rivers, WI
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Will buy these tires for my other car
I had these tires put on my wife's 2010 Toyota Camry to replace the OEM tires. What a difference! The other tires were loud and didn't handle very well. The Yokohama's are smooth as silk. Winter driving has yet to be seen, but I'm expecting great things. I will definitely put these on my car when the time comes.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Long Commutes
from Atlanta, Ga
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Honda Odyssey Beware!
The fact that Honda's are challenged by road noise is not a secret. However, this tire magnifies the problem substantially. Had I know that the retailer offered a 30 day return policy, I would not have suffered through this bad purchase and I would have returned them the next day. All the other tire factors appeared ok. The tread lasted about 45M miles with 5M rotations and balancing, but for a Honda purchase, I would recommend you look elsewhere.