Yokohama YK-HTX Tire Review & Rating

Recently released in the summer of 2014, the Yokohama YK-HTX is designed as an all-season tire for drivers of all types of trucks, SUV’s and crossovers. Yokohama has incorporated a number of new design features for a longer lasting tread, enhanced ride comfort and increased year round traction.

Orange oil has been added to the tread compound to go with a high silica content. The result is a tire that performs well on wet road surfaces and is more pliable in cold temperatures. This type of compound also allows the tire to wear much better for extended tread life.

Yokohama YK-HTX Review

Yokohama has optimized the contact patch and the sidewall which further enhances treadwear, while delivering added steering response and handling. Adaptive shoulder blocks around the outer tread provide a quiet ride quality for the life of the tire.

Wet pavement is an area this tire excels on due in part to the tread compound and further improved on with triple 3-D sipes. There are literally thousands of added sipes that deliver more bite on rain, snow and ice to increase performance, overall tire stability and safety.

Inside the tire you’ll find two steel belts with a polyester cord body that add strength and durability. Yokohama backs the tire with up to a 70,000 mile warranty. The YK-HTX is available in a wide variety of 15-20 inch sizes.

Pros 

  • Outstanding all-season traction, especially on wet pavement and in snow
  • Quiet ride quality
  • Comfortable riding tire
  • Long lasting treadlife with an excellent warranty

Cons

  • Not the best in light off-road use

Overall Thoughts

The new Yokohama YK-HTX is in the same class as the Michelin Defender LTX MS or Firestone Destination LE2 among other top performing light truck and SUV tires. Yokohama has obviously spent a lot of efforts with the tread compound and traction on wet/snow covered roads and it shows. We rank it right up with the best in class.

Expect to find a comfortable and quiet ride, especially on those longer highway trips. While performance on light off-road terrain is not terrible by any stretch, it could be better. To be fair though, this is not a tire designed for rugged off road or all-terrain use.

Overall, this is a solid choice in an all-season tire for your truck, SUV or crossover. It comes in costing less than the Michelin, and the performance does not disappoint.

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What Vehicles Will The Yokohama YK-HTX Fit?

Fits these vehicles and many others:

  • Acura MDX
  • BMW X5
  • Buick Enclave, Rendezvous
  • Chevrolet Avalanche, Equinox, Tahoe, Traverse
  • Dodge Durango, Journey, Nitro
  • Ford Edge, Escape, Explorer
  • GMC Acadia, Envoy, Terrain, Yukon
  • Honda CR-V, Pilot, Element
  • Infiniti QX56, QX80
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty
  • Lexus RX, GX
  • Mazda CX-9, Tribute
  • Nissan Armada, Murano, Pathfinder, Rogue
  • Toyota Highlander, RAV4, Tundra, Sequoia
  • Volvo XC60, XC90

Tire Sizes

15″

P235/75R15 108T XL BW

16″

215/70R16 100T BW
225/70R16 103T BW
P225/75R16 106T XL BW
235/70R16 106T BW
245/70R16 107T BW
P245/75R16 109T BW
P255/70R16 112T XL BW
265/70R16 112T BW
P265/75R16 114T BW
LT215/85R16 115R E BW
LT225/75R16 115R E BW
LT235/85R16 120R E BW
LT245/75R16 120R E BW
LT265/75R16 123R E BW

17″

225/65R17 102H BW
235/65R17 104H BW
P235/70R17 108T XL BW
245/65R17 107T BW
P245/70R17 108T BW
255/65R17 110T BW
265/65R17 116T XL BW
P265/70R17 113T BW
LT235/80R17 120R E BW
LT265/70R17 121R E BW

18″

235/65R18 110T XL BW
245/60R18 105H BW
255/70R18 113T BW
265/60R18 114H XL BW
265/65R18 114T BW
265/70R18 116T BW
275/65R18 116T BW
285/60R18 120H XL BW

19″

P255/60R19 108H BW

20″

275/55R20 117H XL BW
275/60R20 115H BW

Price Range

Yokohama YK-HTX prices range from approximately $110 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Warranty

Yokohama provides a 5-year or 70,000 mile tread warranty on P-metric sizes of the YK-HTX. A 5-year or 50,000 mile warranty comes with all LT sizes. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first 2/32 inch of wear.

Materials and workmanship are backed for 5-years. You’ll find free replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is then given down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.


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