Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S G052 Tire Review & Rating
The Geolandar H/T-S G052 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. This new G052 is designed for drivers who are looking for high performance and a low profile tread design.
The all-season tread compound and directional tread pattern enhance traction on dry and wet roads, as well as light snow covered surfaces. Cornering grip is increased with the larger tread blocks and rounded shoulders. This design also provides for more responsive steering and better feel.
Grip on wet road surfaces is enhanced through the tire’s two circumferential grooves and unique tread groove pattern. It increases hydroplane resistance by evacuating more water from under the tread. Ride quality is improved due to the treads computer-optimized tread design and straight line grooves that reduce outside tire noise. Many drivers have commented on the ride quality being much better than expected from a lower profile tire.
Inside the tread is steel belted construction that provides added strength and durability to the tire at higher speeds. It also increases overall tread life and ride quality. Yokohama has made the G052 in 17-22 inch sizes. You also have the option of choosing a black sidewall design or one with raised white letters.
- Dry and wet traction and handling
- Very good cornering and stability
- Tire is very comfortable to ride on
- Treadlife could be better
- Poor winter performance
- Road noise increases as tire wears down
The H/T-S G052 is beginning to show its age at this point in time. While it does some things quite well, such as dry and wet traction, cornering performance and a pretty comfortable ride, it has several negatives in key areas.
The biggest area that other drivers mention the most is the poor treadlife. We’ve heard many drivers complaining of a shorter than expected treadlife. In addition, traction, braking and acceleration on snow and ice lower than average on this model. Finally, road noise becomes more pronounced as the tread wears down.
Overall, this Yokohama tire is an average performer at best. We would recommend going with a number of other models in place of the G052. Tires like the YK-HTX, Michelin Defender LTX M/S or Cooper Discoverer HTP would be a better option in our opinion.
What Vehicles Will The Yokohama G052 Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- BMW X5
- Buick Rendezvous
- Chevrolet Silverado, Trailblazer, Suburban, Tahoe, Tracker
- Dodge Dakota, Durango, Ram
- Ford F-150, Expedition, Explorer, Escape, Excursion
- GMC Sierra, Canyon
- Honda Pilot, Element, Ridgeline
- Hyundai Santa Fe
- Infiniti FX35, QX56
- Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty
- Kia Sorento, Sedona
- Land Rover Discovery
- Lincoln Navigator
- Mercedes-Benz ML430, GL320, ML500
- Mitsubishi Endeavor, Montero
- Nissan Pathfinder, Titan, Xterra, Murano
- Saturn Vue
- Toyota Land Cruiser, 4Runner, Tundra, Sequoia, Highlander, RAV4
- Volkswagen Touareg
235/65R-17 XL 108H
275/55R-17 109H RBL
255/55R-18 XL 109H
265/60R-18 110H RBL
285/60R-18 XL 120H
275/55R-20 111H RBL
305/50R20XL 120H RBL
305/45R-22 118H XL B
Prices on the G052 range from approximately $152 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
There is no mileage warranty on the Geolandar H/T-S G052. However, you will find a tire uniformity guarantee for the first 2/32 inches of wear.
Materials and workmanship are warranted for 5-years and include free tire replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inches of wear. A prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inches of tread depth.
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