Yokohama Avid S33 Tire Review & Rating
The Yokohama Avid S33 is designed to provide standard all-season traction and handling for drivers of coupes, sedans and minivans. Used mainly as original equipment on vehicles like the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country among others, the S33 is available as a replacement option as well.
An all-season tread compound and symmetric tread design are created to enhance year round performance and ride comfort. Larger outside shoulder blocks increase dry traction and steering response, while also providing additional cornering stability.
Three circumferential grooves are designed to channel away water from under the tread and reduce the risk of hydroplaning. We talk more about how well this works in our overall thoughts on the tire. The S33 features the M+S symbol which means it should be able to provide a little better winter performance, but unfortunately that’s not the case with this model.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts for added strength and durability. A polyester cord body increases ride comfort and promotes more even treadwear. Yokohama offers sizes ranging from 15-16 inches, and includes a limited tread warranty.
- Dry traction and handling
- Good overall stability
- Smooth and comfortable ride
- Poor wet and winter traction
- Shorter tread life
- No mileage warranty on tread life
You would expect that since the S33 is original equipment on the Town & Country and Grand Caravan, that performance would be up to par. That’s just not the case here. Sure, the tire is comfortable to ride on in most cases, and dry traction and overall stability is good. But there’s no overlooking the negatives that far outweigh the pluses on this tire.
Traction on wet surfaces is among the worst in the all-season class. Other drivers have mentioned hydroplaning is a big issue for them. Driving on snow and ice with this tire is challenging at best. The shorter than expected treadlife only further adds to the problems this tire faces.
Overall, we rank the Avid S33 near the bottom of its class. For a standard all-season model we would recommend tires like the Continental TrueContact, Michelin Defender T+H and General Altimax RT43 as much better options.
What Vehicles Will The S33 Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Buick Rendezvous, Terraza
- Chevrolet Uplander
- Chrysler Town and Country
- Dodge Grand Caravan, Intrepid
- Kia Sportage
- Mercury Villager
- Subaru Impreza, Outback
- Suzuki SX4
- Toyota Prius
- Volkswagen Routan S
195/65R15 89S BW
225/65R16 100S BW
Yokohama Avid S33 prices range from approximately $131 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Yokohama provides a limited tread warranty on the S33. 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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