Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S G051 Tire Review & Rating
The Geolandar H/T-S G051 is a member of Yokohama’s family of three distinct highway all-season truck, van and SUV tires. Each of these three different models sport their own unique tread pattern for a particular need. The G051 is designed for drivers who are looking for a tire for light duty year-round on-road driving needs.
An all-season advanced tread compound combines with a symmetrical tread pattern to provide enhanced traction and handling on wet or dry road surfaces. The tire’s cross-grooves and rounded shoulders increase dry traction and cornering performance, while increasing steering responsiveness as well.
Wide circumferential grooves and added sipes help provide wet pavement traction and handling, including light snow. The grooves are also designed to increase hydroplane resistance and add more confidence when driving in bad weather, but we feel the tire falters in this area. Yokohama utilizes the latest in computer design technology in placing the tread blocks around the tire to where they provide the best noise reduction. The result is improved ride quality without all the road noise.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts for added durability and more strength, which increases stability at higher speeds. They also increase treadlife by creating more even tire wear. Yokohama includes a 60,000 mile tread guarantee, and the G051 comes in 15-18 inch sizes.
- Excellent dry pavement traction
- Steering is very responsive
- Ride comfort and quietness is above average in its class
- Long lasting treadlife and a 60,000 mile warranty
- Poor winter traction in deep snow and ice
- Major boost in wet grip
These H/T-S G051 tires are similar to Jekyl & Hyde in many ways. They provide good performance when it comes to traction on dry pavement. The steering is crisp and provides good feedback. Ride comfort is above average and this tire is very quiet out on the road. Many drivers have also commented on the longer treadlife this model provides, and the 60,000 mile warranty that Yokohama includes.
On the other hand, this tire stumbles with its performance on wet streets. You get the feeling the rear is going to slide around on you when cornering on wet pavement at higher speeds. You may also find some wheel spin when accelerating from a stop.
In addition, traction in winter driving conditions is poor on this tire. Braking and acceleration are ok in lighter amounts of snow, but when it comes to deep snow, slush, hard-packed snow and ice, the tire struggles for grip. Sure, it’s a common issue for most all-season tires, but it stands out more on this model than it should and is something to keep in mind if you find yourself faced with a lot of winter driving.
Overall, the G051 ranks in the lower half of this class. We would recommend going with the Yokohama YK-HTX as a better tire, or other models like the Michelin Defender LTX M/S and General Grabber HTS60.
What Vehicles Will The Yokohama Geolandar G051 Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Buick Rendezvous
- Chevrolet Silverado, Astro, Trailblazer, Suburban, Tahoe, K1500
- Chrysler Pacifica
- Dodge Dakota, Durango, Ram
- Ford F-150, Expedition, Explorer, Escape
- GMC Sierra, Canyon
- Honda Pilot, Element, Ridgeline
- Hyundai Santa Fe
- Jeep Grand Cherokee
- Kia Sorento, Sedona
- Lincoln Navigator
- Mazda Tribute
- Mitsubishi Montero
- Nissan Pathfinder, Frontier, Xterra
- Saturn Vue
- Toyota Tacoma, 4Runner, Tundra, Sequoia, Highlander, T100, RAV4
P235/75R-15 108S XL
P265/70R-15 110S OWL
P265/75R-15 112S OWL
P215/70R-16 99S OWL
P225/70R-16 101S OWL
P225/75R-16 106S XL
P235/70R-16 104S OWL
P235/75R-16 109S XL
P245/70R-16 106S OWL
P245/75R-16 109S OWL
P255/65R-16 106S OWL
P255/70R-16 112S XL
P265/70R-16 111S OWL
P265/75R-16 114T OWL
P275/70R-16 114S OWL
P235/70R-17 108S XL
P245/65R-17 105S BW
P245/70R-17 108S RBL
P255/65R-17 108S BW
P265/65R-17 110S BW
P265/70R-17 113S OWL
P275/60R-17 110H OBL
P255/70R-18 113S BW
P275/65R-18 114H BW
Prices on the Geolandar G051 range from approximately $128 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
The G051 comes with a 5-year or 60,000 mile tread warranty. A first 2/32 inch of wear guarantee on the tire’s uniformity is also included.
Materials and workmanship are covered for 5-years and include free first year or first 2/32 inch of wear tire replacement. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.
Yokohama provides a 30-day test drive where you can exchange or refund the tire in the event you are not completely satisfied.
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