Yokohama S.drive review
What is it?
The Yokohama S.drive is an ultra high performance summer tire designed for performance-oriented coupes, sedans, and sports cars.
While engineered with street performance in mind, the S.drive slots in below max performance summer options like the Yokohama ADVAN Sport when it comes to sheer performance.
S.drive strengths and weaknesses?
The S.drive possesses commendable attributes across nearly all evaluative categories.
Both dry and wet road condition grip and performance are above average for the category. Comfort characteristics are decent, though road noise is not optimum and could be reduced.
Treadlife is also above average, but still lacking as compared to top category options.
How does it compare?
In 2014 Tire Rack comparison testing, the S.drive about matched the Dunlop Direzza DZ102 in final overall scoring, but fell quite short of the the category-leading BF Goodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2.
In subjective user rankings, the S.drive ranks seventh out of seventeen ultra high performance summer tires.
- Treadlife Warranty: None
- Uniformity Warranty: First 2/32" of wear
Anything else to know?
The S.drive is reasonable performance for a reasonable price. However, its performance and overall quality falls short of (equally affordable) category leaders like the BF Goodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 and Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500.
Add to the mix superior treadlife of these top ranked options, and we'd recommend that you consider alternatives to the S.drive. While not a poor choice by any means, the S.drive is not the best performance + value per dollar currently available.
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