The AVID S33D is one of Yokohama’s low rolling resistance Passenger All-Season tires developed to match the Original Equipment (O.E.) needs of third generation (2010+) Toyota Prius hybrids, as well as for the drivers of other small cars using the P195/65R15 89S size looking to reduce their vehicle’s fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions while retaining all-season traction. The AVID S33D is designed to accommodate dry, wet and wintry conditions, including occasional light snow.

The AVID S33D combines traditional energy efficient tire technologies (low rolling resistance tread compound, narrow tread width, shallow tread depth and optimized internal construction) to maximize vehicle efficiency and driving range.

*Specific sizes featuring low rolling resistance technology are identified as such on the Sizes tab, as well as on the tire’s Specs tab.

14 COMMENTS

  1. I generally drive gently – as might be expected of a mileage conscious Prius driver. I was surprised when the tires barely passed tread wear at first year inspection of two year lease car. I was told to expect to have to purchase new tires for car at lease termination due to excessive wear. Huh? No off-road here. Neighborhood, “in town,” and highway driving only. I’m almost 3,000 miles under lease mileage? Tread wore through (flat tire from tread wear) at 19,000 miles. Very disappointed with the tire.

  2. These are the OE tires on my car. Dry traction is satisfactory, as is wet. Snow/ice traction leaves much to be desired; the tires break traction in light snow very unpredictably and are undriveable in deep snow. Slightly on the noisy side, but not offensive. Wear so far is excellent, much better than I expected with a 320 rating. Currently at 25,000 miles with little discernible wear, no punctures and no leaks. I expect these tires to go 60,000 miles or more at this rate, which is unfortunate as I would like to replace them sooner for something that handles better in snow. Overall, I won’t buy these again with all the other options in this size that manage to be both better tires and cheaper.

  3. Original equipment on new vehicle (AVID S33 nothing after), tire pressure kept at 35psi, rotated every 10,000. I have been driving the past 30+years, these are the worst in the snow I have experienced (including empty rear wheel drive pick up trucks!). They might be ok all season where it does not get cold, do not use if you expect snow. The Ram C/V is essentially a Dodge caravan/ Chrysler town and country without rear seats and windows ( one wheel front wheel drive). Others could take turns 20+mph, the vehicle at 17mph would have all 4 tires abs kick in and not stay in lane through turn. ALWAYS had to prepare and turn slower than others. At 38k, wear mark is little more than half up to surface. I am replacing before snow in Northern Virginia area this January 2016.

  4. OE on Dodge Caravan,2011. Not used in winter. Cheap, crappy tire, lousy traction-wet or dry. Poor handling , soft sidewall. Tires break loose on acceleration unpredictably.I can’t believe I waited this long to buy a good set of tires, I’m ashamed.- Replaced them with Michelin Premier A/S.

  5. Judging by other reviews, this appears to be a light weight vehicle tire. These are factory tires to our van and the have 34k miles. Tread wear is horrible all the way around the car. They have been rotated regularly and the wear is uniform. Looks like Chrysler match the wrong cheap value tire to their mini-van. We will have to replace them at 40k if I am lucky. I will not be buying Yokahoma’s because of this miscalculation by Chrysler.

  6. Tires lasted for 27500 miles with regular balance and rotation every 5000 miles. Avoid unless you like to change out tires often.

  7. Factory tires on Toyota Prius. Reliable tire, and the treadlife was much more than I initially anticipated it to be. If there is anything negative I could say about these tires, it would be how loud they were. At times, road noise was overwhelming in the car. The Prius isn’t exactly the quietest car in the world, but these tires when worn (approximately at 25-0% safe life left) were extremely loud. Other than that, noting negative I can say about them. Would purchase again and would recommend.

  8. OE tires on my Prius. These tires were designed for fuel efficiency, as for everything else tires are poor, shame on Yoko for producing such a bad tire. These tires inhaled derbies such as nails. I had to take to repair seems like every other month. Out of 2 years with Defenders only had to bring in for tire repair, may not make sense to some but some tread design stick to nails like glue and these OE yoko love eatting nails.

  9. Should of had the dealership switch out the tires when I purchased my new van. These tire are an absolutely waste of money and time. Our two year old van with 30K on it has the Avid tires and they are bald. With no tread life warranty, I have no leg to stand on about getting them replaced. I made sure that the air pressure was always where it was suppose to be and the alignment on the vehicle was always good. Tire were also rotated at every oil change. Now I am looking for new tires and even have to cancel my road hazard warranty that has a year left because it will not transfer to new tires. If you are even thinking about these, look at something else, these are not worth the money and you can get a much better tire for the same price and even cheaper.

  10. Absolutely lousy tire. OE on 2015 Prius with 41K and already need replacement despite rotating every 5k and balancing each 10k miles. If you want a LOUD tire with lots of ROAD NOISE and short wear life then this is it!

  11. Yokohama is a good tire company but this tire model # is very disappointing. I just passed 20,000 miles use of these tires, I drive safely and conservatively yet the tread is almost down to the ‘treadwear indicators’. The useful and safe life time of this tire will be very short. I would not get this model # again.

  12. To describe these tires in a word, lousy. The don’t hold the road if its not perfectly dry. Even when its dry the struggle to hold normal turns. They are loud but that is more about the Prius than the tires. Buy any other LRR tire to replace these. You will find with another tire that the Prius will actually handle like a normal car.

  13. Less than 20K miles on these tires on my 2010 Prius and I see its definitely worn out! Yokohamas are known to perform well, but not this one. Lousy tires! Here where I live at, it rains 4-5 times a week, its wet traction is like so poor and I feel almost no road grip on sudden stops when the road is wet. I’ll never buy these tires again! I replaced them with Pirelli P4, definitely better tires, my MPG went down to 44 but at least Im safer when it rains.

  14. These are the OEM tires that came with the car. They seem to do most everything a tire should do well on dry roads. Hydroplaning resistance had been pretty bad since about 20,000 miles. They look as if they will easily reach 40,000 miles without reaching the wear indicators. Our fuel economy with these tires has been averaging above 54 MPG in mixed / mostly highway driving. We will probably try a different tire next time just to have a basis of comparison.

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