Yokohama Geolandar H/T G95A Tire Review & Rating
The Geolandar H/T G95A from Yokohama is primarily used as original equipment on vehicles like the Subaru Forester, XV CrossTrek and several others. Designed for all-season use, the G95A can also be fitted as a replacement tire on many of today’s pickups, vans, crossovers and SUV’s.
A tougher all-season tread compound features more rounded shoulder blocks for enhance dry pavement traction and cornering grip. In fact, dry grip is very good on this tire. The tread design is optimized to further increase steering response and feel, which this tire does a very good job at.
Wet handling is addressed through three circumferential grooves and numerous lateral grooves that channel away water from under the tread. The result is added performance on wet roads and a much lower risk of hydroplaning. The H/T G95A is M+S rated.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts that are nylon wrapped for added strength and durability. A polyester cord body increases ride comfort and promotes more even treadwear. Expect a longer tread life from this tire, and Yokohama includes a limited tread warranty as well.
- Very good dry traction
- Steering is responsive
- Comfortable ride for the most part
- Tread life is a big issue for many
- Wet and winter weather traction
- Tires may get noisy as they wear down
The G95A is basically the same tire as the G900. The G95A is used as original equipment on 2012 and newer XV CrossTrek’s, while the G900 is designed for 2007-08 Foresters.
We feel the same way about this model as we do in our review of the G900… we would not recommend it. Yes, the tire does provide very good traction on dry road surfaces. The steering is responsive and overall ride comfort is not bad.
On the other hand, traction on wet or snow covered roads can be another story. Many drivers have also mentioned having traction issues on this model. Beyond that, tread life is a major problem area as well. Finally, the tires get noisy as they wear down, more so than normal.
Overall, we feel there are much better choices in a highway all-season tire for your truck or sport utility vehicle. Staying with Yokohama, the YK-HTX would be a solid choice. Other models like the Michelin Defender LTX M/S or General Grabber HTS60 would be ones you may want to consider as well.
What Vehicles Will The G95A Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Ford F350
- Subaru Forester
- Toyota 4Runner
P225/55R17 95H BSW
Yokohama Geolandar H/T G95A prices range from approximately $190 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.
The HT G95A comes with a limited tread warranty. 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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