Yokohama AVID S34B Sizes & review

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Passenger All-Season tires are for drivers who want a combination of a smooth ride, good wear and S- or T-speed rated durability along with all-season traction, including in light snow. Passenger All-Season tires branded with the M+S symbol are often used as Original Equipment (O.E.) on standard coupes, sedans and family vans, as well as some entry-level pickup, crossover and sport utility vehicles.

O.E. Passenger All-Season tires are typically purchased as direct replacements for worn-out pairs/sets of the vehicle’s original tires. They can also be used for other vehicle applications in complete sets of four or axle pairs if available in an appropriate size, load range and speed rating to match the existing O.E. tires’ performance category and specifications.


  1. This tire came O.E. on my ’10 Lancer ES. It ran hard and crisp for me and the wife for a good 3 years. Now that tires are hitting 60,000 miles, I’m starting to feel the softer sideways, the slight roll in the car. Some of this could be from the hot weather we’ve been having(and air pressure), but is most likely because we’re down to 2/32 left on the tire.It did surprisingly well for an O.E. I’m used to running Pirelli Neros and Kumho SPTs, but truthfully with 60 series sidewalls it works very nicely. The response is crisp as mentioned before and at times made me contemplate more bolstered seats! Most sporty tires last maybe 40,000, but these a great right up to 60,000. Never had issues in the snow either. I live on a street where there’s a traffic light at a 15% grade and easily frosts over in the winter. It never let me down! No hydroplaning either.

  2. These came on my new ’13 Mitsubishi Lancer SE AWC. I commute 120km’s per day. Tires were fine for first 40,000km’s but have virtually no traction on wet roads by 80,000km. With regular rotation, they’ve worn evenly, but by 60,000km they provided no wet road traction. I drive 5-6 months with snow and ice covered roads, so even with AWD I’ve purchased Blizzak’s for this third winter with the vehicle and a new set of Continental True Contact’s for the summer months. I don’t think they were all that noisy. Ride comfort was alright. Handling was alright as well(I don’t race around). These would be fine for summer dry/wet driving, but without AWD I’d get dedicated winter tires from my point of view.

  3. Overall a decent tire. I mainly do highway driving but have been through rain, snow, and even dirt. Pros: Great grip in almost any condition. Never once did it slip or lose traction in light snow. Not sure if due to the tires or the All Wheel Drive system, but either way no slipping is great. Cons: Under sharp turning, due to the fact of it being a OEM tire, you can feel the tire bend and wobble through cornering. Even though I have about 11k miles, the road noise is worse then when I first got it.Overall, great tire, I wish it had better noise and comfort performance, but for an OEM tire that isn’t a low profile, it does it’s job.

  4. Tires have too much NVH for a so called all season tire. Almost as loud as a set of worn out dedicated snow tires I have on another car. NVH begins at 50 mph and by 65 mph is really unacceptable. 80 mph and you can’t hear yourself think. Loudest tire I have owned and I am 41 yrs old, male, and on my 12th car. Low speed NVH is good, light snow traction is acceptable and better than bridgestone RE92’s I have owned in past. I will replace these factory tires well before they are worn out as I know they will just get louder and louder like all tires do. If not for NVH they would be decent for a stock all season tire. Not great, but recommendable which they are NOT right now with the NVH.Avoid .

  5. Basically, I estimate the amount of engine speed required to achieve speeds 40 mph or below from a crawl. Quickly and softly, my foot is applied to the accelerator. Once the tachometer reads about 2,000 rpm, that engine speed is held until my desired speed is met.I mention this hovering technique because its reliable in dry conditions, but useless in icy and snowy conditions. But wait. With the switch off, acceleration returns to normal (not necessarily improves). The downside of leaving it off occurs during mild steering inputs.I never realized how risky these tires were in S type turns until kept the traction control off. The tire has shortfalls, but the hardware within the Lancer hides them most of the time.Another technique of mine is soft braking. After allowing the Continuously Variable Trans to decelerate, the brake pedal is gently applied then slowly released. I normally manage to cut my speed by 5 or 7 mph within 1 or 2 seconds. It’s great for getting the most miles per gallon. On the other hand, this technique may falsely communicate that there’s an emergency to that pesky tail-gater feet from the rear bumper.There was one instant where my life was in a threatening position. My vehicle was approaching a traffic light downhill at or above 40 mph during snow season. My front wheels locked and my Lancer continued forward. I steered toward the right hoping for signs of maneuverability but nothing. The traffic light turned red and my vehicle kept moving. Eventually, the piles of snow on the shoulder (of LaGrange Rd) brought me to a hault. In this scenario, traction control did more harm.Thus, the S34B only hit their mark on dry pavement. Thanks to 60/40 weight distribution and front wheel drive, wet handling is around average. With traction control, they ‘re literally every where in snowy conditions.I’m writing this review after speaking to my dealership about a set of new tires.

  6. This tire came on my new car. Traction “B” rated… really?? I’ve never used anything less than “A” and prefer “AA” when possible. These tires are new (about 3,000 miles so far) and therefore I have little experience with them. HOWEVER, in my past experiences, any tire with traction “B” or less is just downright scary once worn a bit, especially on wet roads. I’m shocked to find a traction “B” tire on a new AWD vehicle. I can already feel the car start to slip and slide on wet roads at any speed over about 45. I have not had a chance to use the car on ice and snow yet, so I’m not sure how the tire will perform, but I expect they will be below average. I do not find them to be excessively loud and they provide a reasonable ride at highway speed. I don’t think I would buy them in the future. I will probably opt for Michelin’s for a replacement when needed. I expect about 20k of usable life from these tires.

  7. The worst tire for any condition other than forward traction in dry and snow. They seem to have better cornering traction in snow then wet. Cornering over 22 mph is hit or miss with them. Making higher speed maneuvers give you the feeling the car will rotate . They also have really soft sidewall and react to steering input extremely slow, more like driving in sand/grass. Will keep them until 20-25k and get some Michelin Premiers a/s.

  8. The tires are overall a very good buy for anyone. I drive about 35,000 miles a year and cover all sorts of New Jersey roads on a daily basis, from snow/icy roads up North to busy stop/go traffic in NYC. Even being as warn as they are right now, the performance is still better than some tires I’ve driven on that were new. If it wasn’t for 2 tires have a screw in them with one having a slow leak, I probably could get a couple more thousand miles out of them.

  9. The tires came with our new car and we have 69,000 miles on them now. They still ride and drive like the day we purchased the car. We can still go until the end of summer and will be replacing them before winter. They will probably have over 70,000 mile on them when we are ready to purchase the same tires. We are very pleased with these tires.

  10. I have very little mile on these tires but I am very happy with the low noise level. I will not be running them in the winter(I will be running Mich X-Ice)I will have to wait for spring for the rain to see how they perform.

  11. Although its too early to tell how what kind of mileage I can expect to get out of these tires, I doubt that they will last very long. I’ve looked at three other 2008 Lancers, each with kms in the low 20’s, and the tires on all three cars were pretty well worn out. I estimate that at about 25000 km these tires will have reached the end of their usefullnes.The tires ride and perform well, but mileage is definitely a downside.

  12. I bought my car with these tires originally on it. My car only has 37k miles on it and the tires are nearly bald. They are horrible in the rain even if there is very little water on the road. I havent driven it in the snow at all and am looking into buying goodyear tires before the snow hits the ground since i had better luck with them on my old fiero.

  13. Personally, I like this tires, especially after driving a good 40000 miles and the tires still going strong with good tread, good noise level, great stability on wet and dry roads and great steering resposiveness. But I have not try these tires on snow yet, and probably wil try other tires that would provide me with stability and safety when the winter and the snow arrives.

  14. Replacing these OEM tires after 60,000 miles of spirited backroad and highway driving. I was comfortable in the rain at highway speeds for the full life of the tire. I am upgrading to the Yoko Avid ENVigors tomorrow. If this is considered to be a standard passenger tire by Yokohama then I can’t wait to see what a High Performance tire does.As far as this tire it handles adequately in all seasons. I have an 80 mile one-way commute to work, and these tires kept a good grip on the road in even heavy rain. Steering in light snow stayed true at around 40mph, and I never felt as if I was out of control.There was one instance where I had to make an abrupt maneuver to avoid a recent wreck at around 75mph. The tires kept the car glued to the highway without so much as a chirp. Overall this is a great tire.

  15. This tire seems to be great as long as there is no water or snow on the road.These are the tires that came on the car, and they’re already mostly used up at only around 25,000miles. In the rain, I tend to spin a little bit, and in the snow.. forget it… totally useless… ABS goes nuts. I’ll be replacing them michelins soon.

  16. As for an everyday driver these tire are very good. With my daily spirited driving these tires have pretty good traction and cornering. They aren’t as responsive as I would like and steering can feel a little mushy but this is part of what gives it a ride comfort and low noise level. I was rather pleased with how they performed in snow, I have had better but not stock from the dealership like these. I also race autocross and took these tire on the track to put them, and this car, to the real test. This is where I really lost a lot of respect for these tires. Steering response was bad with a lot of under-steering for a car that just isn’t that powerful. With the PSI up to 44 (max for this tire) to try and stiffen up the sidewalls they were still rolling over as much as 80% of the sidewalls, to close to the rim for comfort.All that being said, for your average to spirited daily driver looking for a soft ride with low noise this is a great tire. If you plan on these seeing a track or drive like your on one, you need to look in the high performance section.

  17. 3rd Mazda3 (really nice cars). Unfortunately, poor choice of tires again. In this case, I’m afraid that it’s clear that the choice was to try to provide decent dry traction with relatively good ride, sacrificing wet & cold traction and treadlife. I haven’t experienced alot of tire noise like with the previous generation’s tires; That car had the Goodyear RS-A, a tire against which this seemed like a decent choice, when new; This tire, however, is one whose performance may very well only shine when compared against that Goodyear. After rotating the tires every 5k miles, I expected to get decent mileage but now find myself looking at purchasing something else as these tires are nearly bald. Haven’t made up my mind but, rest assured, I won’t repeat the mistake and will look elsewhere.

  18. I drive the same car and I couldn’t agree more to the last comment posted. Mazda (I’ve had two and would probabily consider having my next car be a Mazda again) has chosen to put horrible tires on their top selling car model even on s GT version. I decided to replace them with Hankook V12 EVO and let me tell you for the price, it has been an amazing improvement. Hard to believe I’m driving the same car. It now has such a nice ride and excelent handling for the price. I definitely would recommend them as an option to get more fun out of this car.

  19. these tires were on the purchase vehicle of my 08 mitsubishi lancer…very suprised by how long 75,000+ miles they have went…dealer and everyone else says thats amazing…doenst usually happen…but its time to buy new ones kind of low so unsure if i should stick with them or switch to a different brand….


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