Original Equipment (OE) All-Season tires are the prevalent tire choice for vehicles sold in the United States. Developed for use on new cars and light trucks, these tires provide a versatile blend of ride quality, noise comfort, treadwear, handling and year-round traction, even in light snow.

While Original Equipment All-Season tires are often repurchased as direct replacements for pairs and sets of worn out Original Equipment tires, they can also be used on other vehicles in axle pairs or sets of four if they match the needed tire size, load range and speed rating specifications, as well as the anticipated driving conditions.

While we attempt to provide a picture of as many of these tires as possible, the pictures used to represent these tires cannot be guaranteed to be an exact depiction of each tire’s appearance because of the variety of subtle differences in tread designs and sidewall styling.

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  1. These tires came stock from the factory on my 2014 Subaru Impreza 5-door Hatchback. They’ve “lasted” about 2.5 years since I’ve owned the car (nearly 40k miles). I put quotes around lasted, because they never seemed to have much tread even brand new and were always terrible in snow, ice, and heavy rain. I honestly don’t know how I didn’t get into a more serious accident with these in the snow. The first winter I had them I wiped out into a snow bank going about 25 MPH down a straight inner-city neighborhood road. There was about 2″ of snow and ice left on the road when the spin-out occurred (luckily no damage). After that scare, I would white knuckle and go way below the speed limit during heavy thunderstorms and any kind of snow wile city AND highway driving. I felt lots of hydroplaning even while going 10 below the speed limit in some cases. I’m a spirited driver, so it takes a pretty big scare for me to drive below the speed limit. These tires are dangerous and unreliable for anything but summer driving in very dry climates. I would NOT recommend these to anyone who lives anywhere that gets a lot of rain and/ or snow and ice. Anything other than drive pavement and your asking for accident and possibly injury. Subaru should stop putting these overpriced, useless chunks of rubber on their cars.

  2. I bought a brand new Subaru Impreza in Dec 2015. I’ve put 1500 miles on my new car since then and while driving my car on a dry, smoothly paved road I had a random blowout. I didn’t run over any potholes or debris but the rear passenger tire was slit all the way through threading and steel belt. Fortunately, after some convincing, the dealership agreed to cover the cost of a new tire but after I do some search, I am getting these substandard tires off my vehicle before I wind up with a serious blowout that results in a major accident.

  3. This tire came on my Subaru Impreza when I bought the car new. It was not a terrible tire but I can’t really say anything positive either. The tires seem to me to be very fragile. I have had more patches and nails in the tires than any other tire I have ever had. I became quite proficient at putting in my own tire plugs as it seems I had a flat at least 4 times a year. I hit a pothole once and damaged the tire beyond repair and it was replaced by subaru as it was still under warranty. This past weekend it was very cold in NJ and I had two flats at the same time. My son and I pulled the tires off to find that there was nothing physically wrong with them they just lost air.The tires were pretty quiet for the first 25K miles but after it was hard to have a conversation in the car as all the noise was coming from them. If i had to say something nice about these it would be that I averaged really good gas mileage with the tires. Close to 30mpg. After 59,000 miles I decided to replace them with Firestone Firehawks AS as they were in my price range and a Firestone is on the corner of my block.

  4. As with many other Mazda3 owner reviewers who have these tires on their car stock, I am also disappointed with them in several ways. My 3 only has 14k miles on it and these tires are cupping on the sides, dry rotting and cracking in between the treads and are extremely loud, especially at slower speeds. People say the Mazda3 is just not good on sound insolation but I’m hearing mostly tire noise. I have rotated the tires and maintained proper pressure. I do not drive aggressively, as this is my daily driver for a sub 1 mile commute to and from work. I can’t comment on its winter weather performance and traction because I have a Wrangler for that but reading other reviews tells me enough. I doubt they would make it much past 20k miles. I plan to replace them preemptively in the next month or two. $200/per tire for these garbage Yokohamas? Ridiculous! Why would anyone chose these over so many better/cheaper options…

  5. Zero confidence in these tires. Dry pavement even feels slippery somehow. I have two sets of these. One came new on my Mazda 3 and the other set I bought mounted on some wheels that I wanted to use for snow tires. The set that I bought used have cracks just inside the outer tread block in the groove. All 4 have these cracks. While they still have tread remaining, due to the cracks I won’t use them.The tires that came with my car have 7,500 miles on them and are wearing well. I put Blizzak tires on for he winter and the way the car grips now is much better.I will continue to use the Yokohama tires that came with the car, but won’t buy these tires again.

  6. Have a 2015 Subaru Impreza hatchback and these tires made me think that my bearings were going bad because they were so loud. At slow speeds (10-20 mph), the tires have a rotating sound that can be easily confused with bad bearings. When braking at slow speeds the same sound. At about 60 mph the same sound intensifies slightly and can really be annoying when wanting to enjoy a quiet ride to or from work. My car has been checked for bad bearings and bad rotors and they look almost brand new. I would never buy these tires again or recommend to anyone else. Today it was raining on my way to work and I hit a patch of water at about 40 mph and the tires almost completely lost traction, and I’m glad my car has AWD. The traction control kicked in and saved my behind. I’m a calm experienced driver, and this tires road noise and poor wet handling makes me look down on Yokohama.

  7. I bought this car new and it came with these crappy tires.At 20,000 they began getting louder and they were noisy to start with.Now at 35,000 they are intolorable.They have always been poor in the wet since new.They are the worst tires have ever had.

  8. I’m feeling blessed here. I’m not sure why, but these are the best OE tires I’ve ever had. I’ve purchased many new vehicles over the years. I’m one who will replace tires if noisy regardless of remaining tread. Most OE tires are shot and unbearable by 25 – 30k. I rotate every 5k miles, keep these at about 36lbs front/34lbs rear, and torque lug nuts to 90ft/lbs. My last tire rotation showed 6/32nds remaining at all four corners. At any rate, I drive a stick, I don’t drive or brake hard and most of my driving is narrow highway/two lane roads where speeds rarely get above 70 mph. This vehicle is my daily commuter, so it gets driven in all this northeast weather. I probably wouldn’t buy these tires again only because they’re expensive. If pricing were comparative, I could actually see these making my Subbie short list.

  9. I do most of my driving on the highway. Louisiana has some of the worst roads, if not the worst roads in the country. I had the tires rotated every 10,000 miles. I do check the tire pressure at least once a month sometimes more often. i drove these tires for 100,000 miles. I replaced the original equipment tires (Avid s 34) with a set of Yokohama avid envigor. I could not find the original avid s 34. I have 75,000 miles on this set of tires and will drive them for 100,000 miles. The Yokohama avid s 34 and avid envigor last extremely long on my Mitsubishi lancer.

  10. These tires came as the factory option on my new Subaru. I purchased my vehicle in March and the tires were very good in the dry and wet. First snow fall in December and they turned my All Wheel Drive Subaru into 4-wheel spinning liability!!! These are hands down the worst tire I have ever driven in snow, I have NO clue why Subaru would put these on vehicles they tout as being superior in the snow. I would never buy these tires again.

  11. These tires don’t wear as fast as some reviews claim. I drove pretty hard on these tires. I usually forgo braking going into corners as I prefer to save my brakes and gas mileage. I also love doing the zoom zoom into corners on two lane back roads. I got 35000 miles on my set of tires and I still had some tread above the tread bars. I was planning on keeping these till 40000 miles, but rain on these tires near the end of their life is scary. Needless to say, anyone getting less than 35000 miles out of these tires are either clueless about tread bars and get ripped off by tire dealers, or they think they are a race car driver.However, that doesn’t mean these are great tires. These tires have the worst hydroplaning resistance of any tire I have encountered. Anything deeper than a 1/4″ of water will cause these tires to hydroplane. And these things are LOUD. Any road that wasn’t newly paved left me with a headache after a long drive. The tires do have great drying handling characteristics. They are firm and responsive, but absorb bumps very well. This is not a passenger all season tire as this site seems to indicate. It is more of a high performance summer tire. This tire might be a good tire for an around town car if it were less than $100 a tire, but it is not. It is horribly over priced considering all of its faults.

  12. This tire came on my subaru impreza premium. at 7500 miles I was forced to rotate them because of excessive wear. down to 3/32 across the tire even both fronts. Brought car back to dealership where car was purchased an had car and alignment checked. It was not the car I was told to deal with Yokohama directly . They had me bring it to Monroe tire a Yoko dealer who agreed it was not the car, Because it was OE on the car there was no mileage warranty. They gave me a 35 credit for 2 new tires , the other two were only worn to 6/ 32nds so they would not give me any credit. The problem is they are such and expensive tire for a 300 treadwear A traction and A temp tire that it is not worth using the 35 % credit for 2 tires when I would have to replace the better 2 soon also.I can buy a 600 or 700 A A bridgestone or continental for less than the Avid s34 even with the credit. Why would I want to put another set of crappy tires on my car. I have had other Yokos on my other subaru and have Yokos on my lexus but have never had such a wear issue. Know the tire warranty and who will be responsible for problems when you buy a new car . I did not expect to have to spend and extra $ 500 only 5 months into this car !

  13. I was burdened with these tires on my Mazda and I am extremely unhappy with them. They are terrible in the snow/rain. I have never had car tires that actually made me fear for my life while driving in light snow like these tires do. I already have to replace them after only 26,000 miles. For the price of these tires they should last much longer than that. I’ve decided to switch to Continental PureContact based on the number of great reviews. I’ll never go Yokohama ever again after these. These tires ARE NOT RECOMMENDED.

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