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Yokohama Avid ENVigor
 
Approximate retail price:
$133.00
Summary: The Yokohama Avid ENVigor has a 45,000 mile tread wear warranty in our tested size, 225/40ZR18. This tire is suitable for many coupes, sedans and sport cars.
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About - Yokohama Avid ENVigor

The Yokohama Avid ENVigor is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, ultra high performance all season tire models like the Avid ENVigor are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


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

Dry handling:
Dry 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 cornering grip on our skidpad; and subjective steering feel.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.
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 ENVigor
info Treadwear warranty 45,000
info Speed rating W
info UTQG treadwear 560
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested 225/40R18
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User Reviews - Yokohama Avid ENVigor
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3.0
Looks Good! Not all season performance
7/16/2013
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Cons
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
Installed on a Nissan Murano about 2 years ago. Have approximately 15,000km on them. Combination of city/hwy driving. <br /><br />Excellent grip on dry/wet roads. A lot better than the OEM tires in my opinion (Goodyear Eagle LS) - Great in terms of ride quality and noise. <br /><br />** If you live in a cold climate, where it snows frequently then, I would hesitate. They have absolutely no traction on ice/snow/slush. <br /><br />All in all, its a nice looking tire, which works great in the rain and under dry conditions, in the snow not so much...
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Pretty good .... except in snow and ice
6/30/2013
Pros
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Cons
Tread life
Winter traction
Best Uses
Comment:
I replaced a worn-out set of Michelins on my Volvo XC-70 AWD wagon (with some engine modifications to boost it above the stock 208 HP). I chose the Avid ENVigors based on experience that I had with other Yokohama UHP All-Season tires (285/50-20s) on a Nissan Murano. These tires are good overall performers, having given me about 35,000 to 36,000 miles of use in less-than-gentle driving environments and on lousy road surfaces (I live in the Philadelphia area and drive throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, from Boston to Northern Virginia). They are ready to be replaced, with the fronts now below the 3/32 minimum tread depth, and the rears at that limit. I have had these tires rotated and balanced very regularly, but the fact that my suspension was shot and needed to be totally replaced three months ago probably added to the premature aging of these tires.<br /><br />Wet traction and wet braking is the strong suit for these tires, and any type of winter driving conditions bring out the tires' weakness .... they are absolutely horrible in any snowy or particularly in icy driving conditions! Other than this one weak point, and the fact that fuel economy is not stellar with these tires (I had a drop of nearly 3 MPG vs. the earlier Michelins, which admittedly were a much harder tire and did not provide near the handling capabilities nor the wet braking prowess of these Avid ENVigors)!<br /><br />Tomorrow, I think I will be getting a set of Cooper RS3-A tires (235/55-17) installed on my Volvo .... and a new engine performance chip that will provide a little more öompf to challenge the tires and the rest of the chassis and my new high-performance Sachs suspension!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Good summer tire for CT
4/15/2013
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Value
Wet grip
Cons
Noise
Best Uses
Comment:
I switch out my tires to snows in November and put these Avid ENvigors back on in the spring. Great tire for my 2 wheel drive. Nice handling on wet spring roads and in during the fall leaves. Definitely recommend.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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