The Toyo Versado LX II is part of the tire
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, performance all season tire
models like the Versado LX II 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. Refer to the wet braking iText at the top of the Ratings chart for the specific speed used.
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.
Features & Specs - Toyo Versado LX II
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.
I bought these tires based on my previous experience with the earlier version on my other car. These tires on a full size sedan (Buick Lucerne) work very well in snow. They are very good in rain and do not hydroplane easily. I have been told that they do wear excessively even by the Toyo Dealer, I think that they are better in cold winter climates, than hot summer weather such as the Southern States. I do drive extensive Highway driving from Nova Scotia to Florida spending Summers in Canada. These new tires do loose air pressure more than 1 psi a month and this is not from rim leaks. I have a set on my Buick Regal and have3 had them for more than 4 years with over 40,000 Miles on them and still have approx. 50% of tread life left.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Washington D.C.
The TOYO models are great for sales...
Just removed my worn out Versados. They lasted only about 20-25k miles on my Mazda6 Wagon, which was kind of disappointing to me. I rotated them every 3k miles with my oil changes (roughly per the Warranty stipulation! read fine print!). I thought they handled well in their early days in dry, wet, light snow, highway braking types of conditions. I'd say in the last , say 8-10K miles I thought they were noticeably less performant. I guess that should not be that surprising, but I was sold on marketing language that suggested that the tire was designed with different rubber composites at the lower layers of the tread that would somehow compensate for wear. I guess I was naive.<br /><br />I am trying out the CR recommended Continental Pure Contacts.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Kill Devil Hills, NC
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
very short tread life
tires only have 27000 miles on them and will need replaced in approximately 2000 miles----far short of 50,000 mile warranty. tires have been rotated every 5k miles and air pressure properly maintained.