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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.
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 is from 60 to 0 mph.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
Did drive to work two of 3 1/2 years, they are quiet and tread not worn. But treads on outer sides in and out cracked. I rotate them and watch the tire pressures.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Toronto, ON CAN
Looks Good! Not all season performance
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
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Langhorne (Philly), PA
Pretty good .... except in snow and ice
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!