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Yokohama Avid Ascend
 
Approximate retail price:
$120
Summary: A T speed rated tire suitable for many family cars. Comes with a 85,000 mile tread wear warranty.
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About - Yokohama Avid Ascend

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:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Handling:
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
info Speed rating T
info Treadwear warranty 85,000
info UTQG treadwear 800
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature B
info Size tested P215/60R16
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User Reviews - Yokohama Avid Ascend
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1.0
Poor Tread Life!
11/16/2014
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Comment:
I purchased the Yokohama Avid Ascend for a Nissan Quest van 2013. The van is driven approximately 20K miles per year.<br /><br />The van is driven conservatively, as we are typically driving kids back and forth to school. Maintenance is performed on a regular basis.<br /><br />The Yokohama Avids were marketed as a 75K mile tire. After driving 31K miles on the Yokohamas, the tires were declared unsafe to drive on by two separate Tire retail outlets. One Tire outlet stated that tread wear was balanced across the tires, but tires are worn out.<br /><br />Do not recommend purchasing.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Poor tread life
11/15/2014
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Comment:
We had to replace these tires on our 2005 Prius due to wear after just 23,000 miles. Apparently tread wear ratings are meaningless.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
2.0
Be warned&hellip;&hellip; stay away from these tires&hellip;.
11/1/2014
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Comment:
I have a 2009 Toyota Camry and purchased the Yokohama Avid Ascend with the Orange Oil Technology after the factory installed tires wore out.<br /> <br />I am meticulous with my vehicle maintenance and had rotations and alignments done regularly; however, just after 14 months the Yokohama Avid Ascends started to wear. I eventually had to replace the tires at 19 months. I really wanted to like these tires but it is clear to me the advertised Orange Oil technology that uses oil extracted from renewable orange peels to improve tread life is an ineffective gimmick. <br /><br />Be warned…… stay away from these tires…..they peel like oranges!!!!!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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