Yokohama AVID TOURING-S review
What is it?
The Yokohama AVID TOURING-S is a standard touring all season tire designed for coupes, sedans, and minivans.
The AVID TOURING-S looks to deliver four season traction, along with a pleasant ride and tread longevity.
Yokohama AVID TOURING-S Strengths and weaknesses?
While lacking any real standout attributes the AVID TOURING-S delivers adequate performance across most evaluative metrics.
Dry and wet road condition traction, handling, and performance are about average for the category. Comfort characteristics are favorable as compared to the standard touring all season tire category as a whole.
Not unlike the grand touring all season Yokohama AVID Ascend (H- or V-Speed Rated), data indicates that the AVID TOURING-S fails to meet performance standards in true winter conditions. Deep snow and ice performance is not confidence-inspiring, and even light snow traction is lacking.
How does the AVID TOURING-S compare?
Users rank the AVID TOURING-S about mid-pack -- thirteenth out of twenty-one standard touring all season tires.
In 2010 Tire Rack comparison testing, the AVID TOURING-S fell short of the General AltiMAX (T-Speed Rated) and Firestone Precision Touring in final overall results. In particular, testers called for an increase in wet condition performance for the AVID TOURING-S.
Anything else to know?
Category alternatives like the General Tire AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated) and Firestone Precision Touring offer next level performance at an equally affordable price. In addition to the initial savings, these alternatives may offer superior treadlife as compared to the AVID TOURING-S. (Both alternatives offer a treadlife warranty superior to the AVID TOURING-S.)
While the AVID TOURING-S is priced fairly and delivers adequate performance across most evaluative categories (with the exception of snow/winter), in our view it's simply not the best performance + value option at this time.
Looking for an all season tire that delivers some true winter performance? Check out the category leading Continental TrueContact.
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