Yokohama Advan A11A Review


Yokohama ADVAN A11A Full - 660x550
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The Good
  • Enjoy a smooth, comfortable ride without any noise
  • Quick and communicative steering response
  • Brilliant dry traction and solid cornering
  • Reliable and durable with great tread wear
The Bad
  • Dangerous in the winter or on snow
Dry Traction87
Cornering Stability86
Steering Response90
Ride Quality82
Noise79
Wet Performance77
Treadwear81
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They say it’s very hard to beat Yokohama tires for their reliability and durability, but do the Advan A11A live up to their namesake?

Aiming to be the perfect balance of sport and comfort, the Yokohama ADVAN A11A ultra-high performance summer tire are built for good performance and predictable handling at high speed, coupled with a smooth and quiet ride.

Has Mazda made the right decision in making these the mandatory tire for the Miata?

While their sporty appearance may deceive you, the true focus of these tires is on handling, dry traction and comfort. You can enjoy a quiet, peaceful ride without the noise produced by other similar tires. And you’ll have a difficult time finding a more comfortable tire in the sports performance category.

When you hit the road in dry conditions, the steering is lightning quick and is particularly impressive at high speeds. You’ll find your car responding to your steering commands instantly and with great precision. Which can be attributed to the asymmetric tread pattern which sticks the tire to the road at all times.

Yokohama ADVAN A11A Tread

The stiff sidewall lends you the utmost confidence to throw your car into the corner while at the same time giving you ample warning when approaching the limit. And you can be assured that the traction and stopping power is good enough to stop your car abruptly when needed.

The Yokohama Advan A11A is sufficient in wet conditions with reliable braking performance and traction to keep you feeling safe, secure and in control if the weather takes a turn for the worst.

If you own a Miata and live in an area that is prone to a lot of rainfall, particularly in the summer months, you should definitely consider switching these tires for a tire that has better wet traction performance. Otherwise you’re restricting your car’s performance and limiting the enjoyment you get from driving in the rain.

As far as longevity is concerned, the tread wear resistance on these tires is great. Now they don’t come with a tread life warranty, but they do wear evenly and slowly and you can expect to get at least 30k miles out of them before you’ll need to replace them.

While the Yokohama Advan A11A won’t elevate your car’s performance to unimaginable heights, it’s perfect if you’re looking for grippy dry traction, superb ride quality and quietness for your sport car. However, other summer performance tires, like the BF Goodrich G-Force Sport Comp-2, do offer superior performance with the same value for money.

So I guess you need to ask yourself, what’s more important to you?

A smooth, comfortable ride, or pushing your car to its limit?

Author: Cian Kelly

I'm a 23 year old driving addict, car fanatic and writer. I spend most my time rallying around the wet roads of the Irish countryside and producing engaging and informative content for local car dealers.

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