The iceGUARD iG20 is Yokohama’s Studless Ice & Snow winter tire developed for the drivers of sports cars, coupes and sedans. Featuring Yokohama’s winter traction technologies, iceGUARD iG20 tires offer enhanced grip on winter’s slushy, snow-covered and icy roads.

Yokohama iceGUARD iG20 tires feature a Shelled Microbubble Compound that contains semi-rigid, resin-coated voids throughout the contact area to reduce slippage in slush, snow and on ice by extracting road moisture often encountered in near-freezing ambient temperatures. This compound is molded into a symmetric tread design featuring independent shoulder and intermediate tread blocks flanking an extended block center rib to enhance braking, straight-line stability and noise comfort. Four wide circumferential grooves eject water and snow while lateral grooves channel slush from under the footprint. High-density 3-D zigzag sipes lock together to promote block rigidity in dry and wet conditions, as well as permit more biting edges to increase traction in snow and on ice.

The tire’s internal structure features twin steel belts on top of a polyester cord reinforced casing to blend durability with ride comfort.

The iceGUARD iG20 Studless Ice & Snow tire meets the industry’s severe snow service requirements and are branded with the three-peak mountain snowflake (3PMSF) symbol.

Install Yokohama iceGUARD iG20 tires in sets of four only.

Due to the traction capabilities of iceGUARD iG20 tires, Yokohama recommends using them only in sets of four to provide the best handling characteristics and tire performance.

3 COMMENTS

  1. This is the first time I’ve gone with these tires and first winter with this car. Prior to this I had a Volvo with Blizzak tires, which was a great FWD car in the snow. I drive the Mini much more spiritedly than my S60 and these tires feel comparable to the my experience with the more expensive Blizzak tires on the larger S60. We recieved 16″ of snow earlier this week and I purposely took the car through some of the deepest unplowed spots I could find and while I did manage to spins the tires with the stability controls off, it never got stuck. The cost savings were about 25% overall. While they’ve not been on long enough to note noise and durability so far I have to give them a thumbs up.

  2. Pleasantly Surprised. Ok, I bought these mostly on size and price. (The only alternative in my 19″ size was $100 more per tire.) But these have been excellent in their first winter. Great driving and braking traction. Very responsive and predictable. Not any nosier on pavement than my summer tires. Too early to tell yet on treadwear. I give these high marks for both performance and value.

  3. These are the best snow tires I’ve ever owned. They’re great in normal conditions and amazing in snowy and winter storm conditions. I really hope they don’t stop making this tire because I feel safe in my vehicle when the conditions are less than ideal. You need snow tires like these living in upstate New York. The tread lasts for a long time too. Absolutely love these tires! Yokohama did an amazing job!

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