Yokohama Geolandar G055 Tire Review & Rating

Designed specifically for SUV/crossover vehicles, the Yokohama Geolandar G055 is built to satisfy the needs of drivers looking for a quality all-season tire that delivers dependable traction and longer treadwear.

Yokohama uses a premium all-season tread compound in the G055 that contains their unique Orange Oil technology, higher amounts of silica and high tech polymers that are eco-friendly and combine to increase dry and wet traction, as well as grip on snow and ice. A continuous center rib enhances steering response, while the symmetric tread pattern and Yokhama’s Transition Grooves strengthen the tread blocks for increased cornering grip and stability.

Yokohama Geolandar G055 Tire Review

Four wide circumferential grooves and zigzag tread grooves add to the tire’s wet traction capabilities, which is about average for tires in this class. The added grooves help evacuate more water from the tread and reduce the risk of hydroplaning. This further assists with braking/acceleration on wet pavement. The added silica and notched sipes are designed to provide extra biting edges that help in getting through light to moderate amounts of snow, which is not a major strength for this tire.

Road noise is another area that Yokohama addressed through their integrated shoulder design. It effectively reduces unwanted outside road noise and provides an added benefit of giving the tire more even treadwear.

Inside the tire you’ll find two steel belts that are spirally wrapped with nylon for added strength and durability at higher speeds. The polyester plies further add to ride comfort. The Yokohama G055 is available in 19 sizes ranging from 16-20 inches and carries an H or V-speed rating. The tires are backed by a 65K mile tread warranty.

Pros

  • Dry traction
  • Ride comfort
  • Treadlife

Cons

  • Harder cornering
  • Winter performance

Overall Thoughts

The crossover tire market has exploded in recent years and Yokohama has tried to address this competitive category with their new G055 model. They have managed to incorporate their latest tire technology into a tire that does a lot of things right. Traction/braking/acceleration on dry pavement is up there with the best tires from Michelin, Continental and others.

Wet and winter traction on snow and ice is about average to below average for an all-season tire. The added sipes and grooves on this tire have helped with grip and other drivers have mentioned this in reviews on the tire. However, we’ve also heard others talk about having difficulty with traction as well. Treadlife appears to be good, and Yokohama backs it for 65,000 miles.

Our only other minor issue is with harder cornering for those who enjoy more spirited driving. It’s not on par with what you’ll find on other top tires like the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus or Continental LX20. That said, for the vast majority of drivers it will not be a concern at all.

Overall despite the average wet and snow performance, the Yokohama G055 makes for a solid performing highway touring tire. It’s a nice entry into this class and ranks in the mid to upper half of this category.

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What Vehicles Will The Yokohama Geolandar G055 Fit?

Fits these vehicles and many others:

  • Acura MDX, ZDX
  • Audi Q5 & Q7
  • BMW X5, X6
  • Buick Enclave
  • Cadillac SRX
  • Chevrolet SSR, Traverse
  • Dodge Journey
  • Ford Edge, Explorer
  • Honda CRV
  • GMC Acadia, Envoy, Terrain
  • Infiniti JX35, QX60
  • Land Rover Range Rover
  • Lexus RX
  • Mazda CX-5
  • Nissan Murano, Pathfinder
  • Porsche Cayenne
  • Saab 9-7x
  • Saturn Vue, Outlook
  • Toyota Highlander, Venza

Tire Sizes

16″

215/70R16 100H BW
225/70R16 103H BW
235/70R16 106H BW

17″

225/60R17 99H BW
225/65R17 102H BW
235/65R17 104H BW
245/65R17 107H BW

18″

225/55R18 98V BW
235/55R18 100V BW
235/60R18 107V XL BW
235/65R18 106H BW
245/60R18 105H BW
255/55R18 109V XL BW

19″

225/55R19 99V BW
235/50R19 99V BW
235/55R19 105V XL BW
245/55R19 103H BW
255/50R19 107V XL BW

20″

235/55R20 102H BW
245/50R20 102V BW
255/50R20 109V XL BW
255/55R20 110H XL BW
265/50R20 111V XL BW

Price Range

Yokohama Geolandar G055 prices range from approximately $129 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Warranty

The G055 comes with a 5-year or 65,000 mile tread warranty. Mileage is reduced by half if different sizes used on front than on rear. A first 2/32 inch of wear guarantee on the tire’s uniformity is also included.

Materials and workmanship are covered for 5-years and include free first year or first 2/32 inch of wear tire replacement. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.

Yokohama provides a 30-day test drive where you can exchange or refund the tire in the event you are not completely satisfied.


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