The Ice Guard IG51V is Yokohama's newest winter tire that was recently added to their lineup. Developed for
drivers of light trucks, crossovers and SUV's, the IG51V is engineered to provide excellent traction and grip in
even the worst of winter weather conditions.
A high density winter tread compound is designed to optimize contact with the road by stabilizing the tread
blocks, which increases traction in all types of harsh road conditions. The tire's dual-action shoulder grooves are
built with a zig-zag shape that plows through slush and pushes through deep snow, while also aiding in expelling
water away from the tire on wet road surfaces.
Grip on ice is another area that the Ice Guard IG51V excels in. Interlocking 3-D sipes and Adaptive 3-D sipes
combine to create biting edges that grip the ice and maintain stability with the pavement. Circumferential grooves
around the tire further increase water evacuation from under the tread and reduce the risk of hydroplaning as
Dry surface traction and steering response is enhanced through the angled center rib. Inside the tire you will
find two steel belts that are reinforced with nylon for added strength and durability. Yokohama has sizes available
from 16-18 inches on this model.
Excellent snow, slush, rain and ice performance
Dry traction is very good
Steering is crisp for a winter tire
Overall tire stability is among best in class
None at the moment, but this tire is still too new to the market. We will update in the future
Yokohama has developed a winter tire that performs with the likes of Bridgestone Blizzaks and Michelin X-Ice's
among others. Traction on snow and ice is excellent. The interlocking 3-D sipes really do their job on the ice as
the tire sticks to the road surface without giving out. Snow, slush and freezing rain grip is equally as
Naturally, you can look at the tread design with the center rib and see that it is likely to be fun to drive on
dry road surfaces. The tire is stable throughout the speed range and provides solid confidence behind the wheel in
any weather conditions.
Ride comfort is very good. Because this tire is new to the market we can't say how well the tread will wear.
However, we suspect it will match the performance of the tire, but we will update as time goes by. Overall, this
appears to be a nice addition to Yokohama's winter tire lineup.
Yokohama provides a limited tread warranty on this model. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first 2/32 inch
of wear. Materials and workmanship are warranted for 5-years and include free tire replacement during the first
year. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.