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The Yokohama AVID Ascend Radial Tire dry traction and steering response is very good and beats most similar tires in this category such as the Goodyear Wrangler Radial Tire 75R15. This tire gives a nice, quiet ride, and a solid tread design that provides confidence when accelerating but more importantly when braking. Steering response is excellent, and so is cornering and stability it’s surprising it’s not on our Best All Season Tires guide.



Why We Like It – Yokohama AVID Ascend Radial Tire

The Yokohama AVID Ascend Radial Tire is a very good Touring All Season tire. It scores very well in all categories including dry, wet, and light snow traction. When pushed very aggressively in wet conditions around corners it does slip a little bit, but that isn’t surprising with most all season tires when driven hard.

  • Steering response
  • Very good dry traction
  • Very smooth and quiet ride
  • Wet traction could be slightly better


As a tutoring tire it comes as little surprise to have a higher than average speed rating paired with a long tread life is a rather unique offer coming from Yokohama Tires. Dry wet they mean little to such high speed rated tires, giving a more comfortable and a higher fuel efficiency to your ride then the Milestar MS932 Season Radial Tire 205 despite the rolling resistance.


Touring tires are supposed to higher quality higher quality should mean more versatility, with season traction and ride comfort covered, the rated sizes of the Yokohama AVID Ascend Radial Tire is 15 through 18 inch and all are cleaned with orange oil before being shipped from the factory to provide a clean option over the competition to take the spot on your tire rack.


The Yokohama AVID Ascend Radial Tire not only has a warranty but a five year treadwear warranty, all that coming together makes it a better choice than the slightly cheaper Milestar MS932 Sport Season Radial.

Yokohama AVID Ascend Radial Tire Wrap Up

The Avid Ascend tire is a great all season touring tire. It scores excellent in most categories and performs very well in almost all conditions. When tested at the track and driven very aggressively in wet conditions, the tires do slide a little. The Yokohama Avid Ascend ranked #6 out of 28 tires tested in its class and is a good value. Price ranges from about $80 – $180 per tire depending on size and vendor.

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Brady Meyers

Brady Klinger-Meyers is a writer based in Pennsylvania. He regularly contributes to websites such as Hardcore Droid, Gamepur, and Homebli. His work remains primarily in technology, from video game journalism to consumer technology.

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