Yokohama Geolandar H/T G95A Tire Review & Rating

The Geolandar H/T G95A from Yokohama is primarily used as original equipment on vehicles like the Subaru Forester, XV CrossTrek and several others. Designed for all-season use, the G95A can also be fitted as a replacement tire on many of today’s pickups, vans, crossovers and SUV’s.

A tougher all-season tread compound features more rounded shoulder blocks for enhance dry pavement traction and cornering grip. In fact, dry grip is very good on this tire. The tread design is optimized to further increase steering response and feel, which this tire does a very good job at.

Yokohama Geolandar HT G95A Tire Reviews

Wet handling is addressed through three circumferential grooves and numerous lateral grooves that channel away water from under the tread. The result is added performance on wet roads and a much lower risk of hydroplaning. The H/T G95A is M+S rated.

Inside the tire you will find two steel belts that are nylon wrapped for added strength and durability. A polyester cord body increases ride comfort and promotes more even treadwear. Expect a longer tread life from this tire, and Yokohama includes a limited tread warranty as well.

Pros

  • Very good dry traction
  • Steering is responsive
  • Comfortable ride for the most part

Cons

  • Tread life is a big issue for many
  • Wet and winter weather traction
  • Tires may get noisy as they wear down

Overall Thoughts

The G95A is basically the same tire as the G900. The G95A is used as original equipment on 2012 and newer XV CrossTrek’s, while the G900 is designed for 2007-08 Foresters.

We feel the same way about this model as we do in our review of the G900… we would not recommend it. Yes, the tire does provide very good traction on dry road surfaces. The steering is responsive and overall ride comfort is not bad.

On the other hand, traction on wet or snow covered roads can be another story. Many drivers have also mentioned having traction issues on this model. Beyond that, tread life is a major problem area as well. Finally, the tires get noisy as they wear down, more so than normal.

Overall, there are much better choices in a highway all-season tire for your truck or sport utility vehicle. The Yokohama HT/S G051 would be a nice option. Other models like the Michelin Defender LTX M/S or General Grabber HTS60 would be ones you may want to consider in place of the G95A.

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What Vehicles Will The G95A Fit?

Fits these vehicles and many others:

  • Ford F350
  • Subaru Forester
  • Toyota 4Runner

Tire Sizes

17″

P225/55R17 95H BSW

Price Range

Yokohama Geolandar H/T G95A prices range from approximately $190 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Warranty

The HT G95A comes with a limited tread warranty. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first 2/32 inch of wear. Materials and workmanship are warranted for 5-years and include free replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.


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6 Comments on "Yokohama Geolandar H/T G95A Tire Review & Rating"

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erik
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I am at 70000 on my tires. They have been great tires. I don’t know about $190+ each though.

Larry
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Came on my 2012 Forester and hydroplaning is a problem.

Diana
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I have these Yokohama G95A’s on my 2013 Subaru Forester. I like the tread design. This summer I drove 8000 miles on east coast with no problems. Lots of back dirt roads and rain. These would be ok in light snow, but these people who expect one set of tires to go through ice and deep snow on a regular basis probably need to get real snows. I haven’t had any problems, but in the winter, I’m not going to be up in deep mountain snow with these tires, I have dedicated snows on a different Forester. BTW, I like the tread design on these tires better than the OEMs that came on my 2010 Forester. Tread design is important; do your OWN research. I’m continually amazed when I talk to the so-called professionals and the stuff coming out of their mouth is wrong. I figured that out when I had a blowout going 70 mph in an RV, where the “professionals” put on 6 tires that couldn’t handle the weight and all 6 of them had tread separation. Thank God it was a rear tire on a dually!! I’m a skier and tread design on all seasons is IMPORTANT.… Read more »
dfunk
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I am surprised at the comment regarding treadwear. these tires came standard on my 2010 Forester and I just turned over 100k miles with the original tires and the could probably still pass inspection. I had great wet road traction and great performance in snow, but that could be the all wheel drive. I was looking to purchase 4 more of same tire, but this review gives me pause.

nowthatithinkofit
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Just got a used Forester wYGeos 3 months ago – I hydroplaned yesterday @ 65,mpg in a huge rainstorm; tires have ‘like new’ treads. I had Geolandars on my RAV4 and they hydroplaned really badly in a torrential downpour @ 45mph.

Diana
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I would disagree. I love this tire. I’ve been all over the east coast, west coast and Alaska with this tire. I’ve driven in mud, gravel, dirt, highway, and rain with no problem. It’s actually the first tire that I think is one of the best all around tires I’ve had. Gas mileage is good and the tires have the right design for a lot of different weather. I live in Colorado, so would I be driving in deep snow with this? Not if I didn’t have to. Because I’m not stupid. I’m also a skier and I’ve been in enough bad snow conditions that I know I want a real snow tire, or even a Nokian hybrid tire. But for an all around tire, this is the one for me.

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