Yokohama Avid Ascend Tire Reviews
(Based on 14 Reviews)
On Yokohama Avid Ascend TiresOn 11/16/2016 gave an Overall Rating of 4.00
I absolutely LOVE these tires. I feel like the handling is excellent given that these are low rolling resistance tires and not performance tires. Turn-in is decent, they resist tramlining very well, they are very progressive and communicative in cornering, and there are no surprises in the wet. In fact, wet performance is so much better than the Dunlops I had on before these that there is simply no comparison. Even with high mileage, these are solid wet weather tires. They're great for what they are, but no LRR tire will ever handle like a performance tire. Tire noise is not a big problem when they're new, but as they wear, they get progressively noisier. I knew they were pretty loud, but I didn't realize just how loud they had gotten until I put on the new ones. Thus the 4 star rating for handling. Tread life is exceptional. I put 85,000+ miles on my previous set. I didn't really want to rate winter traction because we have so little winter weather here, but the few times it has snowed, I've had no complaints. But then again, people around here are such bad winter drives that my driving style reverts to super-cautious in winter conditions.
On Yokohama Avid Ascend TiresOn 10/15/2016 gave an Overall Rating of 4.50
Very good tire.
On Yokohama Avid Ascend TiresOn 10/03/2016 gave an Overall Rating of 4.50
The tires are great. They handle well in dry amd wet conditions. I found them for a great price too.
On Yokohama Avid Ascend TiresOn 03/08/2016 gave an Overall Rating of 4.50
This tire is being used for an unintended purpose- the rear tire on a motorcycle. Inflated to 40lbs for sidewall rigidity, the tire gives excellent stability in rain and wind, long tread life, superior stopping and cornering grip. It is smooth riding on cross country trips. It costs less than half of what a conventional motorcycle tire would. Maybe not politically correct, but you asked... and this is my third one on the same bike.
On Yokohama Avid Ascend TiresOn 02/24/2016 gave an Overall Rating of 4.50
I am 100% pleased with my decision to go with the Yokohama tire for my 2012 Kia Sorento. They handle better on wet pavement than the factory tires that these replaced. They are also much quieter, which was a big factor in my decision to go with these. I spent a significant amount of time researching tires before deciding up the Yokohama Avid Ascend, and I must say, it was time well spent. Due to an unusually small amount of snowfall this past winter, I only gave 4 stars on the rating for winter traction. That is ONLY because I can't give a precise gauge of how they actually handle on snow and ice packed roads for this year. I would anticipate no issues in that area as well.
On Yokohama Avid Ascend TiresOn 11/11/2015 gave an Overall Rating of 4.00
On Yokohama Avid Ascend TiresOn 06/30/2015 gave an Overall Rating of 4.50
On Yokohama Avid Ascend TiresOn 06/24/2015 gave an Overall Rating of 4.50
Excellent value! In dry snow the traction was excellent. Wet snow, average, but wet and slushy is never excellent on all-season tires. These replaced Goodyear Assurance ComforTred touring tires which were a little better at cornering, and a slightly softer ride, but the overall experience with these tires outshines the Goodyear set. These tires are great for long trips whether you're on an Interstate or county highway. They don't contribute to driver fatigue at all, and the wear rate is excellent!
On Yokohama Avid Ascend TiresOn 03/22/2015 gave an Overall Rating of 5.00
On Yokohama Avid Ascend TiresOn 08/17/2014 gave an Overall Rating of 4.50
I've been a big fan of Yokos for many years, and this newest AVID is no exception. Have only had it for 500 miles, so can't judge tread life yet, and of course there is not much snow in Florida in the summer, so can't judge winter traction either. So never mind the star ratings for those -- this site makes you pick all stars even when it is not appropriate. But the ride, handling, and traction are all great. I got great service from Simple Tire, which also had the best price on this tire, and got it to me in record time, just two days. I'm definitely pleased with that since it meant I could get the donut off and the new tire mounted quickly. All in all, very happy with both the tire and the vendor.
On Yokohama Avid Ascend TiresOn 07/18/2014 gave an Overall Rating of 4.50
wonderful tire installer ripped me off on install cost
On Yokohama Avid Ascend TiresOn 01/04/2014 gave an Overall Rating of 5.00
When I first read the details on the Avid Ascend tires I knew it is the best but I needed proof. So I compared every tire on the market to Avid Ascend, read reviews and searched prices. I love the tires, looks good, it has the best tread life and depth. During rain and snow it handles the road very good. I wanted the best tire for the money I needed to spend, and Avid Ascend was my choice. My only choice. "Simple Tire" had the best price and received the tires within days.
On Yokohama Avid Ascend TiresOn 11/24/2013 gave an Overall Rating of 3.50
These tires are quite Im suprised how good they are since I got a set for so cheap