Yokohama Avid Ascend GT Review

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Yokohama is known to produce some excellent tires in their tire lineup, but the new Avid Ascend stands tall among the lineup. It offers exactly what the company advertises for performance. The tire’s traction level is excellent on a wet road, dry road, and snowy roads. The handling is also top-notch across all terrains. The Avid Ascend GT gives highly responsive feedback on your vehicle, making drivers feel in total control each time they hold the steering.

The Avid Ascend GT is a touring all season tire, designed to offer all-season traction, a lower rolling resistance that improves fuel mileage in your vehicle, and long-lasting tread life.

One of the areas where the Avid Ascend GT does so well is offering a quiet ride. No driver loves a lousy ride as it contributes to stress. The Yokohama Avid Ascend GT tread design focuses on erasing the noisy rides in your vehicle and providing excellent comfort in all weather conditions.

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Features

The Yokohama Avid Ascend GT review shows that the company utilised almost every type of technology you will find at Yokohama. The Orange Oil technology, the Triblend Compound technology, and the BluEarth technology.

The new Orange Oil technology is a recent technology that uses orange peel oil extracts. The principle of this technology is to improve the bond that binds the several types of rubber in the tire to improve tread quality, fuel efficiency, and traction on all terrains. The reviews from drivers have attested to this technology to enhance the tires.

The TriBelend technology combines high-silica content and Tg-polymer to give a better level of grip in slippery and dry conditions. BluEarth technology provides a lower rolling resistance that helps to reduce emissions and fuel consumption.

The tire has four deep cross and circumferential grooves that work alongside the 3D sipes built around the tread to boost overall display and traction on snow and slippery surfaces. The sipes around the edges allow the tire to have a better grip on ice and snow. The circumferential grooves help the tire release more water beneath the tread to decrease the hydroplaning risk on the tire. 

The large tread on the outside shoulder blocks of the tire and the interlocked centered rib help improve dry traction and cornering. They also give the tire better stability and responsive steering no matter the level of speed. 

The interior of the tire has a dual steel belt spirally enclosed with nylon to provide more reinforcement and better durability. The Avid Ascend is available in sizes 15 to 20 inches, and they come in H, T, or V-speed-rating.

Yokohama Avid Ascend Performance Review

The Avid Ascend is a touring all season tire built to perform in all seasons with a good grip on all surfaces including light snow. We review how it performs on all types of surfaces.

Treadwear and Durability

Like all Yokohama tires, the Avid Ascend has maintenance indicators. Inside the tread, there are indicator bars that only appear when the tread wear begins to become bad. When the indicator bars begin to appear, it means it is time for you to get a replacement. Overall, the tread design is great.

Yokohama doesn’t offer the best treadwear warranties in the all-season tire category, but it is good enough at a 65,000-mile warranty or 5-years of use. The Avid Ascend has a uniformity warranty that is valid for the first 2/32 inches of wear. Yokohoma also provides a replacement for the first year of use or 2/32 inches of wear and it’s prorated to 2/32 inches of depth. Yokohoma also offers a 30 day test drive.

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The Avid Ascend might not be a sporty tire, but it offers great handling for drivers. The tire offers excellent traction which is at the standard of top grand-touring tires. It also offers great performance on powerful sedans, minivans, and coupes. It also offers a great braking display, even if it is not the best in its price category.

The Avid Ascend is quite responsive when driving through corners and responds well to steering input due to its upgraded tread compound. It also has an excellent grip for a grand-touring tire. The safety that this tire offers is also high as it has good stability on straight lines and has good road holding.

The Avid Ascend also performs well in cold weather as a result of its advanced tread compound. Although it loses little traction and grip. Also, the Avid Ascend reduces fuel consumption and emissions due to BluEarth technology.

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The Avid Ascend is one of the best you can find in wet conditions. It gives good dry traction, but it performs extremely well on a slippery road. The  Avid Ascend reduces the risk of hydroplaning and it has better control in water puddles.

The advanced tread compound is good on damp surfaces as the Avid Ascend performs well on this surface. The Avid Ascend is one of the safest and well-performing grand-touring tires on slippery surfaces. The review we got for the performance on wet surfaces is quite great.

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The Avid Ascend will not give you the type of traction you need on heavy snow surfaces. They are not the best winter tires. However, if you are in a light snow condition, the Avid Ascend will serve you fine. In the all-season grand-touring category, the traction level that the Avid Ascend is one of the best. The brake speed in this condition is also good.

If you are thinking of using the Avid Ascend on icy surfaces, you should retract, as the Avid Ascend has very poor traction on this surface. Driving in a time of heavy snow will also be a no-no, as you might get stuck.

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The Avid Ascend is one of the best when it comes to noise and comfort. It is so quiet and is quite refined no matter the car you put it on. It maintains this even while at high speed. The ride quality it offers is excellent.

Perhaps, if you are looking for the best reason to get this tire, this is it. The Avid Ascend is excellently comfortable no matter the surface you use it on.

Are Yokohama Avid Ascend GT Tires run flat?

The Avid Ascend is not a run-flat-tire. However, Yokohama has run-flat tires designed by the company.

Tire Warranty

The Yokohama Avid Ascend GT review had earlier highlighted the 65,000-mile warranty or 5-years of use. The Avid Ascend has a uniformity warranty that is valid for the first 2/32 inches of wear. Yokohama also provides a replacement for the first year of use or 2/32 inches of wear and it’s prorated to 2/32 inches of depth. Yokohama also offers a 30 day test drive.

There are also warranties on workmanship and materials for the first 5-years and free replacement for the first year or first 2/32 inches of wear. This prorated up to the final 2/32 inches of tread wear.

 

What vehicles will the Yokohama Avid Ascend GT fit?

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The Avid Ascend is good for passenger cars, minivans, powerful sedans, and small crossovers.  It can fit on the Volkswagen Jetta, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Chevrolet Cruze, Mazda 3, Honda Civic, and Mazda 6. The tire is also great for small crossovers like the Ford Edge, Chevrolet Equinox, GMc Terrain, Jeep Cherokee, Nissan Rogue, and Hyundai Santa Fe.

Conclusion

If what you want is an all-season touring tire, the Yokohama Avid Ascend is for you. It takes a lot of effort to find any major fault in the Avid Ascend and this shows the expertise of Yokohama in designing top-notch tires.

Although there are other options in the premium grand-touring tires category that might offer better treadwear warranties and handling abilities. Some offer up to an 80,000-mile treadwear replacement, but they might be more expensive.

However, what Yokohama tire offers is an excellently designed grand-touring tire that functions well through the year. In the Yokohama Avid Ascend GT, you are getting a comfortable, refined, and supremely quiet tire.

Yokohoma Avid Ascend GT Tire Sizes and Specifications

The Avid Ascend is available in H- speed-rating and V-speed-rating and you can find it in size 15 to 20 inches.

Tire sizes available

15″

175/65R15 84H, 185/55R15 82V, 185/65R15 88H, 195/60R15 88H, 195/65R15 91H, 205/60R15 91H, P205/65R15 92H

16″

185/55R16 83H, P185/60R16 86H, 195/50R16 84V, 195/55R16 87V, 205/50R16 87V, 205/55R16 91H, 205/60R16 92H, 205/60R16 92V, 205/65R16 95H, 215/55R16 97H, 215/60R16 95H, 215/60R16 95V, 225/55R16 99V

17″

205/50R17 93V, 215/45R17 91V, 215/50R17 95V, 215/55R17 94V, 225/45R17 91V, 225/50R17 94V, 225/55R17 97V, 225/60R17 99V, 235/45R17 97V, 235/50R17 96V, 235/55R17 99H, 235/60R17102H, 245/45R17 99V, 245/50R17 99V

18″

P215/55R18 94H, 225/40R18 92V, 225/45R18 95V, 225/50R18 95V, P225/55R18 97H, 225/60R18 100H, 235/45R18 94V, 235/50R18 101V, 235/55R18 100V, 245/40R18 97V, 245/45R18 96V, 245/50R18 100V, 255/45R18 99V

19″

235/40R19 96V, 235/45R19 99V, 245/40R19 94V, 245/45R19 98V, 255/40R19 100V, 255/45R19 100V

20″

245/45R20 99V

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