The AVID TOURING-S is Yokohama’s Standard Touring All-Season tire developed for the drivers of coupes, sedans and minivans. It was designed to combine ride quality, smooth handling, durability and traction in any season, including in light snow.

The AVID TOURING-S uses Yokohama’s Tri-plex Tread Compound to provide long tread life and all-season traction. This compound is molded into a symmetric tread design that features Silent Shoulder variable tread block sizes and a central Twin Rail Stability Rib to reduce tread pattern noise while offering confident maneuverability. The intermediate tread blocks feature Tapered Rain Channels working in tandem with circumferential grooves to help evacuate water and enhance wet traction while Cross Traction sipes provide biting edges to increase traction in wintry conditions. The tire’s internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by nylon belt edge strips on top of polyester body plies that are stabilized by tall, tapered rubber sidewall inserts for better absorption of bumps and road vibrations.

14 COMMENTS

  1. I prefer Yokohama over other brands. I do mostly city driving. I get solid handling and ride-comfort with the Avids. The tires are very quiet. With correct tire pressure, I am just concerned that the tread is wearing faster than I expected.

  2. Just over 30,000 miles and they are completely bald in the back and nearly bald in front . Came with the vehicle new so makes sense MFG or Dealer puts cheapest tires possible on vehicle to cut costs . Tire MFG wouldn’t replace the tires.

  3. I put these Yoko AVIDs on my 1991 Volvo 240 wagon and my 2005 Toyota Camry. I have been pleased with the cornering, stopping and wet-weather handling of these tires. I am not pleased with the tread life. I regularly check the tire pressure and rotate them every 5k miles. I was surprised that I got only 36.2k of service from these tires on the Camry. They are ok on the Volvo, but they’ve seen less than 10k of service.

  4. Got my 07 Odyssey with those tires and put 20 000 miles on them. Not sure how many miles they were driven before that, maybe 10-15k? Anyhow, they are pretty much up for replacement, however, within low acceptable limits since the guys at America’s tire did not refuse to rotate and balance. The thread of one of the tires just separated and gave me a horrible vibration, I was really concerned it might have been the power train or something. The tires are not noisy in general and have a good grip in dry weather but very slippery in the wet. No snow in So Cal so may not give an opinion. Will not buy again.

  5. Nice ride quality tirequiet runningdecent wet traction when the tires were pointed straight.Average wet traction when you turned though.not great in snow or ice but acceptable if you drove safety.dry breaking was excellent dry corner was sub par as the tires deflect crazy bad in hard turnsBUT they don’t lose traction45k miles and had 3/32 thread with my 2300lb car (all highway)my new continental contact touring a/s ride just as nice but don’t deflect nearly as much as the avid S tires did

  6. This is one of 3 sets of Avid tires I have had and each one had a significant ride issue later in it life. I did get decent use from them but on this Honda Van the tire developed a large bump on the tread basically overnight and I had to quickly purchase another set of tires because the van was not driveable due to the heavy bump. A 2004 Honda Civic had a similar issue although not as severe.

  7. Overall the tires have been good. The shoulders have worn a little faster than I expected and would like. (and no my alignment is not off) They are quiet and they rode well, at least until two of them slipped chords inside and turned into eggs. One tire has two lumps where the tread is bulged out exactly opposite one another and the other tire has one area. There would probably be enough tread left to go the remaining 20k miles or so of the tread wear warranty if the tires were still round, but they’re not. I’m extremely disappointed that I have to go out and purchase tires a year earlier than I should have to.

  8. Ordering my second set of these for our minivan. We’ve had these tires on our Nissan Quest and our Honda Odyssey and they’re a solid all-rounder. For the first 40k miles, they were great in all conditions. As they got older, thinner, and the rubber got harder, they remained great in the dry and in the wet under braking, but had a knack for hydroplaning easily in standing water and spinning the driven wheels under moderate acceleration. You can spend more or less, but these are a solid, middle-of-the-road tire with great tread life. The only other oddity we noticed on both cars is a modest, high-pitched noise at highway speeds. Normal people won’t notice, but tire-people will.

  9. Put these tires on because Yokohama has always had a good brand name, but after less than two years of just non-winter driving, they are done. The majority of miles are put on highway driving. Just don’t seem to last as long as other top brand names like Michelin. They performed OK. Wouldn’t say there were exception in ride, handling, wet or dry conditions. Definitely did not meet the expectation based on price and brand name.

  10. I was initially upset about needing new tires after 4 years with sidewall cracking and treadwear lines showing at 50K on a 65K tread life, and I was going to buy different tires. After reading reviews of many other tires, for the price I initially paid ($62/tire first pair, $73/tire second pair) and the fact that I was not diligent in maintenance (proper inflation, rotation, alignment, etc.) and the satisfaction in dry and wet weather driving (never hydroplaned or skidded once in winter rain in SF Bay Area) and dirt road driving (N. CA/southern OR) with very little tread, I’ve decided they were very good to me and I’ll probably go with these again. The Prius has a noisy ride but I don’t think the tires are contributing.

  11. I bought these tires about 4 1/2 years and 45,000 miles ago. The best I can say are a very average tire. They do nothing really great, but nothing really bad either. Definitely quieter than the original Michelins that it came with, and traction maybe a little better. The one area of traction that can be improved is off the line acceleration. Believe it or not, the Odyssey has a beast of an engine (especially for a minivan), and even on dry pavement the traction control kick in immediately. Defeat the system, and the tires will spin for 40 feet. Everything else was just average, I guess pretty good for the price but I would gladly pay more for a little better grip even at the expense of some tread life. One thing I will say is that during the third worst snow storm in Chicago history, I was able to get to work that morning (though the vehicle was probably as much a factor as the tires). I am about to order the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring based on the Tire Rack decision guide and the reviews submitted for the Honda Odyssey.

  12. These haven been good tires over the past 4 years. We live in Michigan and run these tires year-round so they see a variety of weather conditions. Decent in the snow, but nothing special. Hydroplaning resistance was excellent when new, noticeably starting to deteriorate now. Quite, comfortable ride. One unusual factor: when driving in open-grid sections of a bridge, the tires wander all over the place – feels like driving on ice-skates. Very unnerving when driving across the Mackinaw bridge. Probably will not purchase again, but whatever we get next may not be that much better.

  13. some hydroplaning tendency so I am replacing them before winter sets in. When new (under 20K) the tires did well in snow and rain. The ride on these is a bit rough, but CRV’s suspension is a bit stiff. They squeal if I start out fast (foot coming off brake while accelerating). Squeal a bit on some corners, but hold corners well. Road noise seems a bit high. I’m going to try a different brand but do think these tires served me well.

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