Yokohama AVID Ascend Tire Review & Rating

Yokohama utilizes the latest in tire technology, including the use of Orange Oil, on the AVID Ascend touring all-season tire. Designed for a variety of coupes, sedans, minivans and crossovers, the Ascend is engineered to provide all-season traction, a longer treadlife, and a lower rolling resistance for better fuel mileage.

Orange oil technology is a new technology that uses oil extracted from orange peels. The basic principle behind the technology is that it improves the bond between the different types of rubber in the tire to enhance treadlife, traction and fuel efficiency. We have found many drivers stating that this new technology has indeed made this an excellent overall tire.

Yokohama AVID Ascend Tire Review

Dry road surface traction and cornering are increased through the larger tread blocks on the outside shoulders and the Interlocking Tapered Center Rib. They combine to add responsive steering and greater stability throughout the speed range. Tread Block Bridges not only add to the tire’s stability, but they also help in reducing tread noise. The multi-pitch tread design further eliminates noise and makes for a very quiet ride.

On wet or snow covered surfaces, the tire’s four deep cross & circumferential grooves along with adaptive 3-D siping around the tread enhance traction and increase overall performance. The sipes biting edges provide more grip on snow and ice, while the circumferential grooves evacuate more water from under the tread and reduce the risk of hydroplaning. The result is more confidence driving in any type of rough weather.

Inside the tire you will find two steel belts that are spirally wrapped with nylon for added reinforcement and improved durability. Sizes ranging from 15-19 inches are available, and come with either a T, H or V-speed rating. Yokohama includes up to an 85,000 mile tread guarantee depending on the tire’s speed rating.


  • Dry, wet and snow traction and handling are excellent
  • One of the quietest touring tires you’ll find anywhere
  • Lower rolling resistance increases fuel mileage
  • Outstanding treadlife and an 85,000 mile warranty


  • Softer sidewall on T speed rated models

Overall Thoughts

Yokohama produces some very good tires throughout their lineup, but this new Ascend is one of their best yet. It provides the performance that the company advertises. Traction and handling on dry, wet or snow covered roads is excellent. The tire (especially in H & V speed rated sizes) provides responsive feedback that leaves you feeling in complete control.

Outside tire noise is virtually non-existent on this model. The ride is among the smoothest of any tire in this class, and cornering performance is very good for a touring tire. We did find other drivers mentioning the T-speed rated tires have a softer sidewall, so if you like a little more spirited driving performance you may want to consider getting the stiffer H and V speed rated tires. The tread features a lower rolling resistance and many drivers have commented on improvements in fuel mileage. Finally, the treadlife is long on this tire, and Yokohama provides a first-class warranty.

Overall, the Ascend is a very competent performing all-season tire. We give it a rank in the upper half of the class.

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What Vehicles Will The Yokohama Ascend Fit?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • Acura TSX
  • Audi A4, TT
  • BMW 3 Series, 5 Series
  • Chevrolet Cobalt, Cruze, Malibu, Impala
  • Dodge Caliber, Grand Caravan, Nitro
  • Fiat 500
  • Ford Focus, Flex, Fusion
  • Honda Accord, Civic Odyssey, Fit, CRV
  • Hyundai Elantra, Sonata, Genesis
  • Jeep Compass, Patriot
  • Kia Forte, Optima
  • Mazda 2, 3, 5, 6
  • Mercedes C, ML Class
  • Nissan Altima, Quest
  • Scion xA, xB, xD
  • Subaru Forester, Impreza, Legacy
  • Toyota Camry, Corolla, Prius, RAV4
  • VW Golf, Jetta, Passat
  • Volvo C30, S40, S60

Tire Sizes


175/65R15 84T BW
185/55R15 82V BW
P185/60R15 84T BW
P185/65R15 86T BW
195/60R15 88H BW
P195/60R15 87T BW
P195/65R15 89T BW
195/65R15 91H BW
P205/65R15 92T BW
P205/65R15 92H BW
P205/70R15 95T BW
215/70R15 98T BW


185/55R16 83H BW
195/50R16 84V BW
P195/60R16 89H BW
P205/55R16 89T BW
205/55R16 91H BW
P205/60R16 91T BW
P205/60R16 91H BW
205/65R16 95H BW
215/55R16 97H XL BW
P215/60R16 94V BW
P215/60R16 94T BW
215/65R16 98H BW
225/60R16 98T BW
225/60R16 98H BW
225/65R16 100H BW
225/70R16 103H BW
P235/60R16 99T BW
235/65R16 103H BW


205/50R17 93V XL BW
P215/50R17 93V XL BW
P215/55R17 93V BW
P215/60R17 95T BW
P215/65R17 98T BW
225/45R17 91V BW
225/50R17 94V BW
P225/55R17 95T BW
P225/60R17 98H BW
225/65R17 102H BW
235/45R17 97V XL BW
P235/60R17 103H XL BW
235/65R17 104H BW


P215/55R18 94H BW
225/45R18 95V XL BW
P225/50R18 94T BW
P225/55R18 97H BW
P225/60R18 99H BW
235/45R18 94V BW
235/50R18 97V BW
235/55R18 100H BW
235/60R18 107H XL BW


235/50R19 99V BW

Price Range

Prices on the Ascend range from approximately $85 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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The Ascend comes with a 5-year or 85,000 mile tread warranty on T speed rated models, 5-years or 75,000 miles on H speed rated tires, and 5-years or 65,000 miles on V speed rated tires. All models have a tire uniformity guarantee 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 or first 2/32 inch of wear. The amount is prorated for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.

Yokohama also gives a 30-day test drive in which you can refund or exchange the tires if you are not completely satisfied.

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2 thoughts on “Yokohama AVID Ascend Tire Review & Rating

  1. My two Yoko Avid Ascend with 10K miles on rear only of 2012 Hyundai Accent are cupped on inside tread. Problem appears to have arisen relatively abruptly over the past month. Car passes the bounce test but mechanic insists it’s the shocks.

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