The AVID Ascend featuring H- or V-speed rated sizes is Yokohama’s first mass-produced Grand Touring All-Season tire line in the United States using Yokohama’s Orange Oil technology and branded with their BluEarth eco-friendly identification. Developed for the drivers of coupes, sedans, minivans and crossover vehicles, the AVID Ascend is designed to blend long treadwear, low rolling resistance and all-season traction, even in light snow.

Yokohama BluEarth branding is used to identify an ecologically friendly series of tires that are designed to deliver environmentally, human and socially friendly solutions for drivers and their vehicles.

Orange Oil technology uses oil extracted from renewable orange peels to improve the molecular bond between natural and synthetic rubber to enhance tire treadlife, vehicle fuel efficiency and traction in all seasons.

The AVID Ascend features a mildly asymmetric tread design consisting of three ride zones that focus on dry grip, water evacuation and wintertime traction. Large outboard shoulder blocks are connected by tread block bridges to maintain tire contact with the road that helps enhance dry response and cornering stability. The continuous center rib provides constant rubber-to-road contact to enhance straight-line tracking while its tapered outboard edge promotes more-even wear. Cross grooves and four circumferential grooves help evacuate water from under the tread to resist hydroplaning resistance and promote wet traction. Yokohama’s 3D Adaptive Sipes provide more tread block rigidity for longer wear, while their biting edges increase wet and wintertime traction. Inboard tread blocks feature higher density 3D Adaptive Sipes to provide additional biting edges that increase winter traction in light snow.

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  1. After 30,000 miles, my feel about these tires is that they are a solid choice for an “upper mid-level” tire. If you don’t need or want”top of the line”, these are a great value. You’ll get about 85-90% of the performance for 70% of the price of the usual top of line tires. I rotate every 5k miles and these seem to be wearing well, if perhaps just a little bit faster than I’d like to see.

  2. I been using these tires for many years. I needed two more, so i purchased two new ones a couple months ago. The tread was slightly different. They handled the same as the older ones, but the noise is terrible. So Loud! tones change dependent on speed.

  3. I put 130,000 miles on 2 sets of the OEM Dunlops. I purchased these tires Yokohamas based on positive reviews and the promise of good fuel economy. I regretted it from the day I left the tire store. The responsive steering response and predictable handling of the OEM tires is gone. These tires feel squishy and unstable, like the sidewalls are flimsy. I have experimented with different pressures with no results. These tires handle very poorly. I constantly find myself making mid-corner steering corrections, something I never had to do on the Dunlops. The dry grip is far less than the OEM tires, something I expected with these low-rolling resistance tires. Hard cornering brings tire scrub and chatter. Wet grip is even worse. The tires hydroplane, chatter, and sap all confidence. I find myself driving less than the speed limit any time the road is wet. Grip in the snow was not bad when the tires were brand new, but by the time they were 25% worn, I found that they spent a lot of time spinning and sliding. These tires did not deliver on the promise of good fuel economy. I averaged 44.8 mpg over the last 43,000 miles with my Dunlops on my current commute. Over the past 30,000 miles with these Yokahamas, I have averaged only 42.2. The OEM Dunlop tires lasted about 75,000 miles a set on average. These tires feel like they’re completely shot at 30,000. I can’t wait to get them off my car.

  4. Just bought these again for my wifes car. I have between 40 and 50k miles on them and they’re just under half tread life. I drive in a variety of conditions and they’re a very good all around tire. I think they’re exceptionally good in the snow for an all season tire. I’ve had Firestone, Bridgestone,Goodyear, General, Kelly and Kuhmo that I remember and these are by far the longest lasting tread tires ive ever had.

  5. Was very happy with these when i first got them. I had the envigors then went with these after. 15000 miles later they are junk. When i was getting them rotated the tire guy told me they are unsafe to drive on because the tread is separating from the tire. And if i drive the tread could separate from the tire almost like peeling an orange Now yokohama wants me to buy 4 new tires ship the old ones back to see if they can warranty them. Now i see why they are on clearance. Total junk!

  6. With a rating of 740 A A I was expecting at least 70000 miles.After only 4 years of 55000 miles these tires failed state inspection.They were worn out. The tread wear was even on all four tires.I take very good care of my tires. Regular tire rotation every 7500 miles, air pressure checked regularly (30 psi) and an alignment if I notedany unevenness in the tread wear during tire rotations.

  7. I’ve owned my second set of Yokohama Aviid for only 5K after purchasing previously in 2013 and running them from 36K to 100K!! The first set was awesome and quiet! Loved them! So I again based on my great experience purchased another set of 4, had the car 4 wheel aligned as i usually do…and these tires are noisy as he**! Why? i am very disappointed!! I will reach out to he manufacturer but can tire design change Or composition of material etc? There is no reason new tires should be this freaking noisy!!! For my wife to notice, that says it all right there….we own 3 Toyota’s and these tires are just awful….after such a great experience!!!

  8. Replaced Geolanders with these at 60000miles . No problems with the tires. Got them mounted, road force balanced, and 4 wheel aligned @ Hilton Head Honda in Bluffton SC 4 years ago. I drive a lot. They have about 65K miles on them. Still have 7 mm tread left. My mechanic says to replace them before next winter. I told him I’m going to Florida next winter. He told me to replace them when I’m down there. Think I will…. gonna buy the same tires again .

  9. This is a longterm followup review for the Avid Ascends, I purchased in 2014. I have a little over 55,000 miles on them now, and they have gone downhill. First the minuses,,1. Over time I noticed gas mileage actually went down a small bit. Not dramatically, but I noticed. 2. As they wore down, became more of a hard riding tire, noticed that I was feeling road bumps more and more. Shocks, all the way round, are new. Also, tires became cupped, even though regularly rotated.3. Noise level rose exponentially inside. Starting to sound like am riding on off road dirt tires. Very annoying. I commute 45 miles one way to and from work. 4. Braking was confidence inspiring, when first purchased, deteriorated with wear.5. Will not be able to get full benefit of quoted mileage wear out of the tires.Pluses,,,1. Settled the car like a tank in the snowstorms. VERY impressed with traction/grip in the snow and ice. Very little problem handling the weather.2. Wet weather traction was never a problem. Maintained plenty of confidence while maneuvering thru the wet weather.3. Even though wearing out sooner than quoted mileage, still has decent traction, no flat, worn spots.Overall, decent tire for the money. Is a bit pricey, for the money, but performance wise, I was not disappointed terribly. Wished I could have gotten full benefit of the mileage, and the road noise that developed bothered me a bit. For an all season tire, that you can count on in the snow/ice, rain this is not a bad buy. Just dont be surprised that you wont get full benefit of mileage, and be prepared for interior noise to develop as they wear. I wasn’t disappointed by the tires overall; just expected a little more for the hype.

  10. These tires are THE JAM!! I’ve been struggling with two different brands (the OEM tires and then a set from another manufacturer)…after 10,000 miles or so those tires got worse and worse as the miles added up – they wore unevenly (even though alignment was spot on) and the road noise was unbearable. Wet weather traction on my last set of tires was abysmal…I couldn’t accelerate away from a stopped position in the wet without getting massive wheelspin (even when I tried to gently pull away!) These Yokohama Avid Ascend tires are exactly what this vehicle wanted….granted I only have 2500 miles or so on them, but they are already performing better than either of the other sets at this early stage in their life. Quiet, supple, and really solid during directional changes and fantastic in the rain…great performance. Oh did I mention that the price was right on these Yokohamas??

  11. If you can afford these tires you will not go wrong. I was averaging 30.5 MPG (EPA rated for 30mpg) with full Mobil1 Synthetic. I cannot believe that I got 79,435 miles on tires that were rated for 80,000 miles. You read reviews of tires falling short all the time and these did not. I drove in snow that was as deep as my bumper and the tires had no problem! They were installed 10/13/14 and removed 11/17/17. The tires were worn just passed the warn indicator but still delivered adequate traction on dry pavement, and average traction on wet pavement. Thank you Yokohama for making a fantastic tire. I commuted in the car, and delivered pizzas for 2 years with these tires. I also lived near the beach for some time with them. They started to rot a little on the side walls near the end of their life, but I still got almost every mile I could out of them! You will not be disappointed. I would have purchased again if I could have afforded them!!

  12. The OEM Goodyear Eagle LS’s were ok so I replaced them with the same, but the second set were the worst. They could never be balanced properly and had to be replaced before they wore out. The Yokohama Avids were so much better in every way it was like getting a new car. I live in Michigan and drive in all kinds of weather and feel these tires inspire confidence in the rain, wind and snow. They may not be the best you can get but so far they’ve been pretty darn good.

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