Yokohama AVID Touring-S Tire Review & Rating
Engineered to deliver all-weather handling and enhanced ride comfort, the Avid Touring-S from Yokohama offers drivers a low cost option in standard all-season tires. It’s designed for drivers of all types of coupes, sedans, minivans and smaller SUV’s.
The Touring S sports an symmetrical tread pattern to go with a tri-plex tread compound that is made to increase tread life and provide added traction. Yokohama has added extra siping to the tread and variable tread blocks to increase both dry and wet traction, as well as provide better ride comfort.
A Twin Rail Stability Rib around the center of the tread adds more stability and enhances steering response. It also improves noise reduction.
Tapered Rain Channels, cross traction sipes and circumferential grooves around the tire increase grip on wet, slush or snow covered road surfaces and evacuate more water from under the tire, reducing the risk of hydroplaning.
Inside the tire you’ll find two steel belts, polyester plies and nylon belt edge strips, which combine to provide added strength and durability at higher speeds, while also giving the tire more even tread wear. The Touring-S also has taller hard rubber sidewall inserts that create better absorption of bumps and vibrations, resulting in better ride quality. Yokohama also includes a 65,000 mile tread warranty on this tire.
- Tire provides very good traction on dry road surfaces
- Ride is smooth and comfortable and steering response is impressive
- Long lasting treadlife
- Low cost
- Tires may get more noisy as they wear down
- Wet traction needs improving
The Touring S has been around for several years now and is definitely starting to show its age. With today’s newer technology, it’s beginning to pass this model on by to some degree. That said, the Touring-S does perform very well in several key areas. You’ll find this tire delivers good dry traction and handling. The steering is responsive and provides a solid feel for the road. Beyond that, the ride is fairly smooth and comfortable as well.
On the other side of the equation, wet traction is average to poor at best, even when new. As the tire ages, traction deteriorates along with it. We’ve heard this from many different drivers as well. In addition, winter traction, braking and acceleration lag behind other top tires in this class. Finally, road noise increases as the tire begins wearing down.
Overall, this is an average to below average performing tire. For better performance in year-round conditions we would recommend going with tires such as the Continental TrueContact, General Altimax RT43 or Goodyear Assurance Touring among others over this model for basic all-season driving.
What Vehicles Will The Touring-S Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Chevrolet Cobalt, Malibu, Impala
- Chrysler Town And Country, PT Cruiser, Concorde
- Dodge Grand Caravan, Intrepid
- Ford Focus, Mustang, Fusion
- Honda Civic, Pilot, Odyssey, Accord, CR-V, Pilot
- Hyundai Accent, Elantra, Sonata
- Mitsubishi Galant
- Nissan Sentra, Altima
- Pontiac Grand Am, Vibe, Grand Prix
- Saturn Vue, Ion 2
- Subaru Legacy, Forester, Outback
- Toyota Camry, Corolla, Prius, Sienna, Avalon, RAV4
- Volvo S80
P175/65R14 81S BW
P185/65R14 85S BW
P185/70R14 87S BW
P195/70R14 90S BW
P185/60R15 84T BW
P185/65R15 86S BW
P195/60R15 87T BW
P195/65R15 89S BW
P205/60R15 90T BW
P205/65R15 92S BW
P205/70R15 95S BW
P215/60R15 93T BW
P215/65R15 95S BW
215/70R15 98S BW
P235/75R15 105S BW
P205/55R16 89T BW
P205/60R16 91T BW
P215/60R16 94T BW
215/65R16 98T BW
P215/70R16 99T BW
P225/60R16 97S BW
235/65R16 103T BW
P235/70R16 104T BW
215/55R17 94H BW
215/60R17 96T BW
215/65R17 99T BW
225/50R17 94H BW
225/55R17 97T BW
P225/60R17 98T BW
225/65R17 102T BW
235/60R17 102T BW
235/65R17 104T BW
Prices on the Touring S range from approximately $74 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
The Avid Touring-S is backed by a 5-year or 65,000 mile treadlife warranty. A first 2/32 inch of wear guarantee on the tire’s uniformity is also provided.
Materials and workmanship are covered for 5-years and call for free replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or until the final 2/32 inch of tread depth on the tire.
Yokohama also gives a 30-day test drive with this tire, which means if you are not completely satisfied you can exchange or refund the tire.
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