Yokohama YK740 GTX Tire Review & Rating

The new for 2016 Yokohama YK740 GTX is the company’s newest model in their touring all-season tire lineup. Built for use on all types of coupes, sedans, minivans and crossovers, the YK740 GTX is offered exclusively at Discount Tire and features dependable all-season traction, a smooth and quiet ride, and a longer lasting treadlife.

An asymmetric tread pattern and unique ELS Orange Oil tread compound are designed to help this tire deliver the type of dry and wet traction that you expect out of your tires. Yokohama has done a solid job in this area and we’ve heard this mentioned by other drivers in reviews as well.

Yokohama YK740 GTX Review


The ELS (End-Locked Silica) Orange Oil compound is not only environmentally friendly, but it allows the tire to be more pliable in a range of temperatures. The results are increased grip and better handling on dry, wet or snow covered road surfaces.

The tire’s tread pattern and wider tread profile assist with greater cornering grip and handling stability throughout the speed zone, which is another plus for the YK740 GTX. When rain falls and the pavement becomes wet, triple 3-D sipes and four wide circumferential grooves evacuate water away from the tire and provide biting edges to better grip the road. These sipes, along with the silica compound, further add to traction in snow.

Yokohama uses adaptive shoulder blocks and an optimized multi-pitch tread sequence to give the YK740 a quieter and overall smoother ride. To that end, Yokohama has delivered. This is one of the quieter riding all-season tires in its class.

Inside the tire are twin steel belts with a nylon cord ply that add to durability and stability. A range of 15-20 inch sizes are available, and all sizes are either H or V-speed rated. Yokohama also includes a 60K mile tread warranty as well.


  • Excellent dry traction and cornering stability
  • Triple 3-D sipes deliver very good wet grip
  • Quiet and smooth ride
  • Treadlife has shown to be longer lasting


  • Ice braking and acceleration

Overall Thoughts

This new YK740 GTX from Yokohama is a nice addition to the touring all-season class. With its new technology and solid performance, this is certainly a tire that ranks in the upper half of this category.

Traction on dry and wet pavement is sure-footed and inspires confidence whether driving around town or out on the highway. It delivers very good responsiveness and cornering stability that you like to see in a touring tire.

There is little in the way of road noise on this tire, and the ride is smooth for the most part. We say that because potholes and larger bumps can be a bit jarring at times, which is pretty common among most all-season tires. The only issue you may face is braking and acceleration on ice and hard-packed snow. While this is not a winter tire by any means, it does pretty well in light to moderate snow.

Overall a more than capable tire that provides good value for the money.

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What Vehicles Will The Yokohama YK740 Fit?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • BMW 3-Series, 5-Series
  • Buick LeSabre, Century
  • Chevy Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Monte Carlo
  • Chrysler Sebring, Town and Country, 300M
  • Dodge Grand Caravan, Stratus, Intrepid
  • Ford Fusion, Taurus, Focus
  • Honda Accord, Civic, Fit, CR-V, Odyssey
  • Hyundai Equus, Sonata, Genesis
  • Kia Optima
  • Lexus ES, GS, IS, LS
  • Mazda 2, 3, 5, 6, CX-5, CX-7
  • Nissan Altima, Maxima
  • Nissan Altima, Maxima, Sentra
  • Toyota Camry, Corolla, Prius, Avalon
  • Volkswagen CC, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Passat
  • Volvo S60, V70, V90, S80, S90

Tire Sizes


175/65R15 84H BW
185/55R15 82V BW
195/60R15 88H BW
195/65R15 91H BW
205/60R15 91H BW
205/65R15 94H BW


185/55R16 83H BW
195/45R16 84H XL BW
195/50R16 84H BW
195/55R16 87H BW
205/55R16 91H BW
205/60R16 92H BW
205/65R16 95H BW
215/55R16 97H XL BW
215/60R16 95V BW
215/65R16 98H BW
225/50R16 92V BW
225/55R16 99V XL BW
225/60R16 98H BW
235/65R16 103H BW


205/45R17 84V BW
205/50R17 93V BW
215/50R17 95V XL BW
215/55R17 94V BW
225/50R17 94V BW
225/55R17 97V BW
225/60R17 99H BW
235/50R17 96V BW
235/55R17 99H BW
235/60R17 102H BW


215/55R18 95H BW
225/45R18 95V XL BW
225/50R18 95H BW
225/55R18 98H BW
225/60R18 100H BW
235/45R18 94V BW
235/55R18 100V BW
235/60R18 107H XL BW
245/45R18 100V XL BW
245/50R18 100V BW
255/55R18 109V XL BW


225/55R19 99V BW
235/40R19 96V XL BW
235/50R19 99V BW
235/55R19 105V XL BW
245/55R19 103H BW
255/45R19 100V BW
255/50R19 107V XL BW


235/55R20 102H BW
245/40R20 99V XL BW
245/50R20 102H BW
255/50R20 109V XL BW
255/55R20 110H XL BW
265/50R20 107V BW

Price Range

Yokohama YK740 GTX prices range from approximately $97 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Yokohama provides a 60,000 mile treadlife warranty on the YK740 GTX. There is a first 2/32 inch of wear guarantee on the tire’s uniformity for all sizes.

Materials and workmanship are guaranteed for 5-years and include first year or first 2/32 inch of wear free tire replacement. 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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11 thoughts on “Yokohama YK740 GTX Tire Review & Rating

  1. Just bought a set of these to replace the run flats on my 2020 BMW 540i.
    I soon as I pulled off the lot I immediately noticed a difference in the tire noise.
    They are buttery smooth and ride very quiet.
    Took the car on a 2 hour road trip from Houston to just outside Austin over the weekend, and could not be happier.
    Would definitely purchase again

  2. Good wear and marginal handling on a Hyundai Kona. Terrible road noise at highway speeds compared to the OEM Goodyear Eagles.

  3. I’ve had a set for two weeks and taking them back. Very noisy, hydroplaned in them multiple times already. I have a 09 Camry SE. Will never buy them again. Fortunately I am under warranty.

  4. These tires are good in snow as I was able to pull a boat and trailer through 16” snow with my outback. The tread lasts forever, but they are not quiet. They howl and they seem to get worse when they are rotated.

  5. I purchased these from Discount Tire in January to replace my 2017 Honda CRV OEM Tires. Previous tires did not live up to mileage rating so With my service reps suggestion I switched to four YK740 GTX’s. I could immediately feel and hear a difference! These tires are MUCH more quiet that the HanKook’s that came on the vehicle and the ride is better too. Very happy with this purchase!

  6. I recently purchased these tires for my 2014 Avalon. I am thrilled that I purchased these tires. In my opinion, the ride is smoother and much quieter than the Michelins that came on my car. I have 138,000 miles on the car and it rides like new and sounds like new.

  7. 5000 miles on a set of four. Would not buy again. 2014 Avalon Limited, fairly heavy car with good weight distribution.
    Ride comfort is a 5. They ride well, smooth and comfortable.
    Dry road and wet traction are also both a 5. Positive feel during cornering and braking.
    Snow/ice they get a 2. Am really disappointed here, am surprised at how quickly the let loose during acceleration or braking on packed snow or a little ice.
    Noise, they get a 3. They are not quite tires. They don’t ‘howl’, but only smooth asphalt is the ride silent. Concrete, grooved concrete, or rougher asphalt (chip-n-seal or seal-coat), there is road noise.
    They look great, if that matters.

  8. 2015 Corolla S-Plus with 17 inch wheels. I’ve put 21,000 miles on a set of these in Colorado and recommend the YK740 without hesitation. The ride is noticeably smoother and quieter than the Michelin and Firestone tires that preceded them. Safe in rain and snow — I’ve driven through three Colorado blizzards without complaint. I would purchase again for any front wheel drive sedan.

  9. I just had four YK740 GTX 195/65 R15 tires put on my 2013 Prius just prior to a 1,750 mile trip to Nebraska for a photography vacation. After 100,000 miles of travel on Michelin Defenders, I know my car’s handling characteristics well. The new YK740’s seemed more springy and often sets off the traction alert (amber triangle symbol) on the Prius during my usual turning or stopping actions. This alert never was triggered before. The vehicle/tire system dynamics are not very well matched, and will now be an annoyance for the next 60,000 miles! Toyota claims that they cannot adjust the alarm sensitivity, so I’m stuck with frequent alarms. This is a prime indicator of a vehicle/tire mismatch. I plan to play with tire pressures, but didn’t plan on my purchase being a science project. My expectations were to just drive!!

  10. Well…I just got a set of these to replace a broken Yokohama Avid on my Prius. My car has only 20K miles on it but a screw went into the shoulder of the tire necessitating replacement. Discount tire recommended this instead and I went with it. After 2000 miles in mixed snow, ice, rain, and dry, I can say this tire is far superior to the stock Avids that came with the car. They seem to be quiet enough but not as quiet as the Avids. Grip in snow is amazing. Though I know it’s not a snow tire, when I rotated them to the front (originally replaced rear tires), the traction was incredible. Acceleration, braking, and cornering are things I cannot comment on because I have a Prius. I could put on the highest performance tires on that car and still wouldn’t reap any benefit. The guy that sold me the tires said I might notice a slight drop in fuel economy as the stock tires are made with the low rolling resistance stuff and this one isn’t. I haven’t noticed any changes but it IS winter…so we’ll see how summer treats me. Otherwise, I highly recommend.

  11. I have them and LOVE the handling and look. HOWEVER, I am in Minnesota and finally got to try them in the snow and they are scary on packed snow, loose snow, and slush. Switching back to my General Altimax RT43’s. When I purchased them this summer I was on the fence but DT convinced me to try these instead. It was the middle of summer and the Yokohama was just released at the time and there were no reviews available about winter traction. Kind of weird that there still aren’t. I was so apprehensive about winter traction because I have had unbelievably good all-season experience with the General Altimax RT43’s on my two previous cars…I wish I had gone with my gut to stick with them. Discount Tire is such a fantastic operation, the manager assured me that when the snow fell, if I wasn’t happy with the GTX, he would “take care of it.” Well, the snow fell and these are scary in winter weather so I am going back to my tried-and-true RT43’s because they are so good in the snow that it has always actually made me giddy to go out in huge snowstorms. Summary: Very happy with the Yoko GTX in three seasons; very little confidence in winter. General Altimax RT43 is an amazing tire all year around but not quite as sporty.

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