Yokohama Avid Touring S Tire Review – Why Should You Choose It?

By David Barlow
Last Updated: April 1, 2021

Established in 1917, Yokohama was the first Japanese tire manufacturer to receive ISO9001 certification from recognizing the company model of quality assurance in design, development, production installation, and other related services.

Yokohama Avid Touring S Review

Yokohama designed the Avid Touring-S as a standard tire that can cope with all seasons, including wet and dry conditions, and even in light snow.

With Yokohama‘s special Triplex wheel compound, Avid Touring-S provides longer tire life and good traction. The manufacturers molded this compound into a symmetrical spiky shape with variable block sizes of Silent Shoulder. That means we can rotate all tires for each other (unlike an asymmetrical design that cannot be rotated back to front).

This tire has a central Double Rail Stabilizer for added stability, enhanced steering response, and improved noise reduction.

Furthermore, Yokohama has equipped tread power steering and interchangeable tread blocks for increased cornering, steering and dry traction.

Conical rain grooves, diagonal trench grooves, and perimeter grooves around the tire help drain water, improve grip on wet, steep, or snow-covered roads, and absorb water from under the tire. 

Also, the Cross Traction tread grooves provide beveled edges for good grip in dry and cold weather.

Inside the tire, you’ll see a two-steel construction, a polyester resin layer, and a nylon rim that work together to provide more strength and durability at higher speeds. The Touring-S also features higher rigid rubber side pads that absorb bumps and vibrations, resulting in better ride quality. 

The Yokohama Avid Touring-S comes with a 5-year warranty (up to 65,000 miles) or the first 2/32 inches when worn. Besides, Yokohama also allows you to test drive this tire for 30 days. If you are not satisfied, you can exchange or request a refund. 

Yokohama Avid Touring-S Review: Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good dry sugar grip
  • Smooth movement
  • Long service life
  • Affordable price
Cons
  • Tires can get noisy when they wear out
  • Need to improve wet traction
  • Poor driving response

Yokohama Avid Touring-S Review: Drive Test

After a long time using this tire, we found that Yokohama Avid Touring-S does very well in several fields. You will find that this model has a good dry grip and handling ability. The steering is responsive and gives a solid feeling on the road. In addition, traveling with Yokohama Avid Touring-S tires is also quite smooth and comfortable.

On the other hand, it started to have some problems after a time, such as poor wet traction that was only below average. Furthermore, as the tire gets older, its grip will be greatly reduced.

Unlike advertisements for the all-season adaptability, in fact, winter grip, braking, and acceleration are inferior to top tires. The brakes are not smooth and responsive as we expected. Eventually, road noise increases as the tires start to wear out.

From our experience, Yokohama Avid Touring-S is appropriate for drivers of coupes, sedans, minivans, and small SUVs.

Overall, it doesn’t perform as well as other expensive tires. However, with a moderate price, the quality of the tire is suitable for mid-income earners. Avid Touring-S from Yokohama guarantees you a comfortable ride. We wish you will have a perfect experience with this tire after reading our Yokohama Avid Touring-S review !

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David Barlow

Founder at World Tire Review

Hi everyone, I’m David (Tireguy). I believe that finding tires can lead to a lot of confusion and frustration for almost every vehicle owner. That’s why I would like to bring my experiences and knowledges to develop World Tire Review community, it will give people a deeper understanding of what choosing the right tire is really like!