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.
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Tires came with the car as OEM equipment. Good traction and stability in cornering on dry. Extremely disappointed with the noise. I cannot wait to change to a different brand, not a lot of variety when it comes to this size. I experienced hydroplaning in somewhat moderate rain but the traction on wet is not bad.
I purchased my ’14 Mazda 3 strictly as a commuter vehicle after taking employment 76 miles from my residence. I am extremely pleased with this vehicle’s overall handling and ride performance. I cannot say enough about the OE tires, Yokohama AVID S34FV, on my Mazda 3. I write this review, as a testament to the unexpected and exceptional tread wear I have experienced, with only 1 puncture, repaired, and still rolling. I properly maintain the air pressure in these tires, rotated twice and have also managed an incredible 36.7 MPG average,on 87 octane fuel, since purchasing this great little car. I am definitely going to purchase another set of Yokohama AVID S34FVs, with the same expectation.
These are terrible tires. You will have to yell for anyone else in the car to hear you going over rough pavement. Traction in the wet is laughable. Quarter throttle in first gear and the wheels are spinning. That is in a 150 horsepower car. The worst part about them is that I’ve had three punctures in a year. Not sure if I’m just unlucky or the tires are weak but that is unacceptable to me. Another case of an OEM using a worthless tire to help lower the MSRP of the vehicle.
After 66k miles on the OEM set of tires, I have to say I have been pleasantly satisfied with these tires. My overall complaint with them is the noise factor as others have stated. MPG results are great given that this Mazda has excellent mileage (39.9=summer, 37.9=winter, mostly highway). I did not expect them to perform or last as well as they did over the 2+ years so, I definitely got my money’s worth out of them.I will be trying something different mainly because of the noise level and harshness on bumps, plus the price is very close to a 700AA grade tire. My picks for replacement are the Pirelli Cinturato P7 or Continental Pure Contact. In another two years I will rate my pick against the OEM’s.If you do mostly highway miles then these tires will last better than the 320 UTQG rating I believe.
i drove on these tires for just about 7,000 miles. I am an average driver and they have seen all seasons 2x. I do not drive a lot. Roads are average some potholes, some curb action etc.These tires do not last. The inner liner of the metal started to shred at like 5000 and multiple bumps one tires. 1 blew at 5,000 and the other 3 went at 7,000. Not a solid tire , lots of road noise and didn’t take bumps well at all. You can get cheaper tires from better brands that are worth this price but at $110 a pop and usually on sale. Goodyear eagle sport i will go back to time and time again. way better.
Worst tire I have ever seen in my life, Did they not do any kind of testing on these things? Hey Bill, cool tread pattern lets ship em out. Came OEM on a Mazda CX3 grand touring, bought the car at 30,000 miles. belts are broken in the tires making the car vibe and giving that wobble noise. the smoother the pavement is, the louder it is. They are so noisy its just ridiculous. Not a bad looking tire which is probably why they were selected as OEM equipment but good lord people, Take a drive on these things next time. I always thought yokohama was a pretty decent company but I’d gladly take an $80 tire over these POS any day and I have serious doubts that I will ever use yokohama as a brand again. especially since they are now telling me that the warranty isn’t transferable, what the heck does a different owner have to do with the mileage and wear on the tires? mileage is mileage and time is time no matter who owns the car. As for the car, Mazda nailed it, completely knocked it out of the park on these, styling is beautiful, handling is fantastic grand touring options are amazing tech. the ONLY down side to this vehicle at all is in fact the Tires and I think its a real shame that a company the size of Yokohama is considered the black mark on an otherwise perfect vehicle.
I’ve had my car for only 1 year and have already needed to replace 3 of these very expensive tires. 2 due to flats, one flat caused by nothing more than a bottle cap! These tires do not resist road debris at all. The third tire had to be replaced due to a front left tire blow out on the highway doing the 70mph speed limit. No debris in the road, the tire was bad. The tire that blew was the brand new tire that had just been replaced due to the bottle cap flat. Instead of buying a third bad Yokohama tire, I went with the only other tire made in this size. The Pirelli. If you need this odd size tire, don’t buy Yokohama.
What can I say? These tires came standard on my ’14 Mazda 3 i Sport. On most road surfaces here in Southwestern PA, they are the noisiest tire I have ever experienced. If you get a nice, smooth, freshly paved road (ha!), they are super silent, but that is a rare occasion.They never let me down in the dry or rain, although by this winter they were at least half worn and it showed in the snow. Why people LIKE FWD cars in the snow, I have no idea, but I digress. Turning and stopping grip was acceptable, but initial-acceleration grip was horrid, and forget about any inclines.I just rolled over 16k miles and will be shopping for tires in a month or so. I’d say there is about 4/32 of tread left, possibly a little less. Will not buy again.
Tire was OE on 2014 Mazda 3 5 door Grand Touring. 1 year 36,000 miles and worn down close to wear bars. Wet traction was good until 33,000 miles then it started to hydroplane on interstate but only slightly. Traveled mostly in the south on I-20 and I-55 and some back-roads. I am replacing these with another set of Yokohama tires, I have been satisfied with this brand for years. I feel I will get more miles out of the new set because they are not OE type tires. I will let you know in a year or less.
Stock tires on my 2014 Mazda 3 i Touring. I have really enjoyed these tires. I have always been a very aggressive driver, especially when it comes to tight mountain passes. These tires stick to dry pavement better than my high performance Yokohama S. Drive tires I have equipped on my Lancer. The wet handling is equally impressive with very little grip loss until about half the tread is worn, at which point it started to want to hydro plane in almost all standing water. I was quite impressed with the snow grip. They handle better than most tires I have used that weren’t exclusively snow tires. You can’t expect to be able to floor the gas from a dead stop in packed snow and be able to attain grip. For the most part the tires didn’t slip unless I wanted them to.
Came as OEM on my Mazda. They are quite loud while driving. And in the snow, well the —-. I know that you should have snow tires but there are other all season tires that better in the snow than these. Traction is average. Overall, I think I’ll go for Pirelli tires next time