Toyo Versado Eco Tire Reviews
(Based on 2 Reviews)
On Toyo Versado Eco TiresOn 01/14/2018 gave an Overall Rating of 4.00
These tires are a mixed bag for fuel efficiency. Only the second set of tires on a 2007 Prius Touring. Overall the ride, control and braking feel better than the OEM tires. These Versado tires slip when accelerating more than moderately on hills in wet weather-- but no more so than the OEM tires. Otherwise handling in rain or light snow is quite acceptable. I've only had the tires for two years, and there doesn't appear to be much treadwear at all. Mostly happy with tire, except for one thing. These tires behave very differently depending on the season. Fuel economy is noticeably better than the OEMs during the summer and significantly worse than the OEMs during the rainy/snowy seasons. OEMs delivered 45-47 mpg during summer seasons and dropped to 42 mpg during the winter, consistently over the life of the tire. The Versado Eco tires deliver 47-51 mpg during summer and 38-40 mpg in winter. Same city, same driving patterns, same residence and business, same gas... everything same except for tires. [Yes, the Prius battery pack efficiency will degrade over time. However, an slow decay in battery pack efficiency wouldn't cause the immediate, significant mpg change coinciding with tire replacement.] Averaged out over an entire year, the mpg delivered is ever so slightly higher than the OEMs. If I were to move to a warmer climate and live there year-round, I would buy these tires again. Given the mediocre fuel economy for six months out of the year (due to the mild-to-cool climate where I drive) on top of a premium price for these low-rolling-resistance tires, I might purchase of these Versado Eco again if only for the somewhat improved ride and handling.
On Toyo Versado Eco TiresOn 10/14/2014 gave an Overall Rating of 4.00
I love the tires, they look cool and handle very very well in rain and some what good in snow with a FWD car. Big chance I will buy them again.