With more that 100 years of tire manufacturing experience, its quite clear that Yokohama tires are really really good. For the norther part of the planet, where winter comes with lots of snow and ice Yokohama has a wide range of Winter tires available, depending on what car you own.
Table of Contents
- 1 Yokohama Winter Tires for Compact Cars/Sedans
- 2 Yokohama light truck winter tires
- 3 Yokohama Performance Winter tires
- 4 Conclusions
Yokohama Winter Tires for Compact Cars/Sedans
Yokohama W.drive V905 Review
Yokohama V905 is the Performance Winter Tire designed specifically for sedans, compact cars, performance SUVs and more. It was build to provide incredible grip and traction in both dry and wet conditions.
The special compound which combines Orange Oil with High-Silica gives the tire flexibility even in extreme cold conditions. This, combined with the tread pattern designed to evacuate water improve the grip of the tire in slushy surfaces.
The tire uses a special 3d sipes technology in order to increase the stiffness of the tire, thus improving stability and handling in every possible situation: snow, ice, wet, dry, etc.
The Yokohama W.Drive V905 is made from two polyester casing that, together, make a good balance between durability and comfort. These tires are so good that they are branded with the 3PMSF symbol, meaning that these tires meet even the most severe requirements for snow and winter tires.
Yokohama W.drive V905 Pros
- Good Wet handling
- Good traction and snow braking
Yokohama W.drive V905 Cons
- Slow steering reactions on dry roads
- Low aquaplaning resistance
Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c Review
If you want some of the best stud-less Yokohama Winter Tires then their iceGuard iG52c might be the tire perfect for you. Yokohama designed these tires specifically for coupes, compact cars and sedans, thus you can’t find these tires for bigger wheels. The Yokohama iceGuard iG52c were designed to give good grip and traction in cold and freezing temperatures and on all types of surfaces. It is an excellent tire that will keep you and the car on the road.
The Yokohama iceGuard iG52c uses the BluEarth branding which identifies a series of tires that are eco-friendly.
Due to its high-density tread compound made from a combination of Resin-coated Shelled micro-bubbles, absorptive silica and multi-layer Carbon, the Yokohama iceGuard IG52c can adapt to different driving conditions in order to improve traction and grip in snow, wet or slushy surfaces.
In conclusion, if you want an excellent Stud-less snow tire for your small car or small van go ahead and buy these tires.
The tire’s internal structure features twin steel belts on top of a polyester cord reinforced casing to blend durability with ride comfort.
The iceGUARD iG52c Studless Ice & Snow tire meets the industry’s severe snow service requirements and is branded with the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol.
Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c Pros
- Excellent traction in snow
- Excellent grip on dry roads
Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c Cons
- A bit noisy, especially at high speeds
- Decent ride comfort
Yokohama light truck winter tires
If you own a SUV or a light truck then you need some proper Winter Tires for your car. And since, most likely, you love taking the car a bit off-road you need some specific Winter tires that are able to give proper traction and grip even in the most extreme conditions and situations. If you want to read about more winter tires, check our Top 5 Best Winter Tires for SUVs and Light Trucks
Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v Review
The iceGuard iG51v is somehow exactly as its sibling, the iGV2C, but it was designed specially for Light Trucks, SUVs, Light-duty Pickups, Crossovers and Sport Utility Vehicles. It has the same technologies as the iceGuard iG52c and will perform just as good in similar road tests.
The tire’s internal structure is a bit different, since it has to resist to bigger forces and bigger loads. Because of these factors, it has a high-density reinforced tread compound. This way the tire offers better traction and grip while improving the tires wear.
Yokohama iceGuard iG51v incorporates Variable Angle Center Rib which increases stability on dry roads while the central zigzag grooves helps expelling snow faster. Also, on its lateral you will find some slush grooves that are designed to disperse water and slushy snow really fast.
Because of these factors, the Yokohama iceGuard iG51V are probably some of the best SUV Winter Tires you can find on the market. Of course the competition in this segment is quite big and there is no clear winner, but these are excellent SUV Winter Tires.
Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v Pros
- Excellent traction in snow
- good traction on ice
Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v Cons
- A bit noisy
- Poor handling on dry roads
Yokohama Geolandar Snow Tire Review
Yokohama Geolandar I/T G072 Tire was designed for those people that either live in some remote areas with deep snow and freezing temperatures, either are passionate about off-roads during winter. It is a tire specially engineered for the most wintry conditions.
The highly absorbent carbon compound and resin-coated shelled micro bubbles improve the slippage on icy and wet surfaces by eliminating the water in a really fast way. This, combined with Power Edge Blocks mold equalize the tire’s pressure, thus improving traction, grip and wear.
Due to its new technologies combined, it is no surprise that the Yokohama Geolandar I/T G072 are branded with 3PMSF symbol, probably the most severe snow service requirements you can find.
Yokohama Geolandar I/T G072 Pros
- Excellent traction
- Quite sillent
Yokohama Geolandar I/T G072 Cons
- Average Treadlife
Yokohama Performance Winter tires
Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905
If you have read the article until now, you probably know that Yokohama has a lot of Winter tires, each specifically designed for a type/group of cars.
The Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905 is a Performance Winter Tire specially designed for high-performance sedans, Sports cars, Performance SUVs and sports coupes. It was designed for those who want traction and stability at high speeds during the winter in both wet and dry conditions.
The BluEarth badge identifies a eco-friendly tire, that was designed and built taking into consideration environment, human and socially solutions, and so on.
In the tests, the BluEarth Winter V905 performed quite good, but at 100+ km/h these tires are a bit noisy. Also, the tire responds a bit late on dry roads in freezing temperatures. Overall it is an excellent tire, especially in the snow.
Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905 Pros
- Good snow braking
- Good traction
- Good wet handling
Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905 Cons
- A bit noisy
- High rolling resistance
As you can see, Yokohama has Winter Tires for almost every car you can find. The only problem wit Yokohama Winter Tires is that they are quite expensive. This is probably the only problem with these tires, their price. Overall they are excellent Winter Tires.