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.

Yokohama Geolandar H/T G95A Tire Review

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

Overall Thoughts

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.

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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

Tire Sizes


P225/55R17 95H BSW

Price Range

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.

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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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20 thoughts on “Yokohama Geolandar H/T G95A Tire Review & Rating

  1. Got 20,000 miles on ours and tires worn out need to be replaced already all 4 tires any warranty or rebates that could apply for the bad wear of these tires

  2. Just came back from getting my routine 6 month service on my 2016 Suburu Crosstek and the dealer said I need 4 new tires. The car has 36,000 miles on it. Those who say they have 70-100,00 miles on their tires must have got the magic ones. The price per tire was $190.00 each. The tires performance seemed ok.but not worth the money if they need to be replaced at 36,000 miles. I probably will be replacing these with another type/brand of tire.

    1. Hello! I’m sorry that you had such a bad experience. Customer reviews generally note that the Geolander provides a comfortable ride. Please, do keep us updated regarding your new tire purchase.

  3. I have a 2011 Forester with 55,000 miles. Have had a slow leak in one of the tires, probably the valve. I was considering buying new now but probably won’t after reading comments on those getting 70,000- 100,000 on these. I don’t like having to fill up that tire every now and then but I think I’ll save the money!!

    1. Hello there! Yokohama Geolander provide great mileage and we have received positive reviews. Keep us updated.

  4. I have these on my 2016 Crosstrek and it is currently at 88k on the original tires. I have not seen many tires last this long.

    1. Hey Justin, totally agree with you Yokohama Geolandar H/T tires have a great lifespan. Thanks for sharing your experience with us!

  5. Came on my daughter’s 2014 Crosstrek and it’s at 87K and just shopping around to replace these tires. Tires have performed real good; gas mileage, road handling, low noise level and smooth riding. Weather conditions have also been pretty good, since it’s been mostly on dry or wet roads, not much experience on snow or ice since we live in southern Texas, but overall, no complaints. I am looking at getting another set of these same tires and hopefully will get the same results.

  6. …just hit (only !) 32k on my ’13 Sub/XV/CT…done 4-5 rotations, and H/T’s still look “new” believe it or not…when they’re finally gone, will go w/Yoko AT’s…

  7. I am at 34k miles on my cross trek and I’ve had a slow leak on one tire and a blow out today on another. Garbage tires–if you’re looking at a new subaru ask your dealership to put a quality brand on instead.

    1. I had the same exact issue on my Crosstrek as well. Slow leak at about 7k miles and a blowout last night at 27k miles. Probably doesn’t help I live in a city full of pot holes, but still I have zero confidence in these tires. Plan to replace them ASAP.

  8. I have these Yokohama G95A’s on my 2013 Subaru Forester. I like the tread design. This summer I drove 8000 miles on east coast with no problems. Lots of back dirt roads and rain. These would be ok in light snow, but these people who expect one set of tires to go through ice and deep snow on a regular basis probably need to get real snows. I haven’t had any problems, but in the winter, I’m not going to be up in deep mountain snow with these tires, I have dedicated snows on a different Forester. BTW, I like the tread design on these tires better than the OEMs that came on my 2010 Forester. Tread design is important; do your OWN research. I’m continually amazed when I talk to the so-called professionals and the stuff coming out of their mouth is wrong. I figured that out when I had a blowout going 70 mph in an RV, where the “professionals” put on 6 tires that couldn’t handle the weight and all 6 of them had tread separation. Thank God it was a rear tire on a dually!! I’m a skier and tread design on all seasons is IMPORTANT. These will handle some of the ice and snow, if you’re not going to drive long distances. However, I have cousins in North Dakota that drive all over the place with just all seasons. I’ve driven in enough bad winter conditions that I want dedicated snows with lots of tread on them. In my 37 years of mountainous winter driving, the 4 wheel drives are the ones I’ve seen flipped over because they drive too fast and don’t have the right tires. Mother nature will win if you let her. Use some common sense… look at the treads of winter tires and get something similar for your all seasons. These have a nice tread design on them for most conditions. Don’t just listen to the sales people. Summer tires have smoother designs for highway and better gas mileage. Hard core dirt tires are more chunky, throw rocks out of the tread, and can handle deeper snow, but they will get harder with the cold and your gas mileage also will go down. This tire is a nice balance of all of these factors and gets decent gas mileage. It’s all about what you need for your set of circumstances.

  9. I am surprised at the comment regarding treadwear. these tires came standard on my 2010 Forester and I just turned over 100k miles with the original tires and the could probably still pass inspection. I had great wet road traction and great performance in snow, but that could be the all wheel drive. I was looking to purchase 4 more of same tire, but this review gives me pause.

  10. Just got a used Forester wYGeos 3 months ago – I hydroplaned yesterday @ 65,mpg in a huge rainstorm; tires have ‘like new’ treads. I had Geolandars on my RAV4 and they hydroplaned really badly in a torrential downpour @ 45mph.

  11. I would disagree. I love this tire. I’ve been all over the east coast, west coast and Alaska with this tire. I’ve driven in mud, gravel, dirt, highway, and rain with no problem. It’s actually the first tire that I think is one of the best all around tires I’ve had. Gas mileage is good and the tires have the right design for a lot of different weather. I live in Colorado, so would I be driving in deep snow with this? Not if I didn’t have to. Because I’m not stupid. I’m also a skier and I’ve been in enough bad snow conditions that I know I want a real snow tire, or even a Nokian hybrid tire. But for an all around tire, this is the one for me.

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