Yokohama Avid TRZ Tire Review & Rating
Designed for drivers of coupes, mid-sized sedans and minivans, the Avid TRZ from Yokohama offers all-season traction and handling to go with the comfort a touring tire provides.
The silica enhanced tread compound has been developed to withstand the intense cold temperatures that winter bring and remain more pliable and resistant to wear, while also giving better all-season performance.
Yokohama’s unique Three Ride Zones (TRZ) feature an outside zone that increases traction and cornering due to larger outside shoulder blocks and continuous ribs around an asymmetrical tread pattern.
The center zone is made to improve wet traction. It features wider circumferential grooves that expel water from under the tire and add more driver confidence on wet roads. The inner zone sports a multiple sipe design and lateral grooves that provide more grip in the snow and other winter weather road conditions.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts with nylon reinforcement that enhance comfort and high speed handling for highway use. This also promotes increased durability and more even wear. The TRZ is warranted for either 80,000 or 60,000 miles depending on the tires speed rating.
- Dry and wet traction is very good, as is steering response
- Minimal road noise
- Comfortable riding tire
- 80,000 mile warranty
- Some drivers have mentioned shorter treadwear
Please Note: Yokohama has discontinued making the TRZ since our review was written.
As a touring all-season tire, the TRZ ranks in the top ten for traction, handling and quality comfort. Outside road noise is hardly noticed with this tire, and the overall performance is very good. Some have mentioned shorter treadwear as an issue, but many have said the opposite. We’ve had no problem in this area. This Yokohama tire is a nice choice in touring tires for all-season use.
What Vehicles Will The TRZ Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- Chevrolet Malibu, Colorado, Monte Carlo, Venture
- Chrysler 300, Town and Country
- Dodge Caliber, Magnum, Avenger, Charger
- Ford Focus, Fusion, Taurus, Freestyle, Windstar
- Honda Civic, CR-V, Odyssey
- Jeep Compass
- Kia Sedona, Rondo
- Lexus RX300
- Mercury Sable
- Nissan Altima, Quest, Sentra
- Pontiac G5, G6, Grand Prix
- Saturn Aura, Vue
- Scion xA, xB
- Subaru Outback
- Toyota Corolla, Camry, Sienna, RAV4, Tacoma, Celica, Prius
185/60R14 82T BW
P185/65R-14 85T BW
P185/65R-15 86T BSW
P195/60R-15 87T BW
P205/65R-15 92T BW
P205/70R-15 95T BW
P215/60R-15 93T BW
P215/65R-15 95T BW
P215/70R-15 98T BW
P205/55R-16 89T BW
P205/60R-16 91T BW
P205/65R-16 94T BW
P215/55R-16 91T BW
P225/55R-16 94T BW
P225/65R-16 99H BSW
P225/70R-16 101T BSW
P235/60R-16 99T BW
P235/65R-16 103T BW
215/65R17 98T BW
225/50R18 94T BW
225/55R18 97T BW
Prices on the Yokohama TRZ range from approximately $78 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
The TRZ has two warranties available. One is a 5-year or 80,000 mile tread life warranty for T speed rated tires, while a 5-year or 60,000 mile warranty applies to H speed rated models. Both include a first 2/32 inch of wear guarantee on the tire’s uniformity.
Materials and workmanship are warranted for 5-years and include free replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. Yokohama prorates the amount for remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.
You will also get a 30-day test drive guarantee included with this tire. If you are not satisfied you can refund or exchange it for a different Yokohama tire.
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