Yokohama Geolandar H/T G056 Review


Yokohama GEOLANDAR HT G056 Full - 660x550

15"
235/75R15
265/70R15
30X9.5R15
31X10.5R15
16"
215/85R16
225/75R16
235/70R16
235/75R16
235/85R16
245/70R16
245/75R16
255/65R16
255/70R16
265/70R16
265/75R16
275/70R16
17"
235/70R17
235/80R17
245/65R17
245/70R17
245/75R17
255/65R17
255/70R17
265/65R17
265/70R17
18"
245/60R18
255/65R18
255/70R18
265/60R18
265/65R18
265/70R18
275/65R18
275/70R18
285/60R18
19"
255/60R19
20"
245/60R20
275/55R20
275/60R20
285/50R20
22"
285/45R22
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Users 0 (0 votes)
The Good
  • Outstanding cornering stiffness and strength due to the larger shoulder blocks
  • Higher mileage durability due to the advanced designer simulations and compounding material
  • Tread block design has a reduction on the low pitch noise caused by compressed air
  • An enhanced water evacuation due to the grooves
  • Enhanced winter traction - cross groves provide those biting edges
The Bad
  • The handling of the vehicle on wet surfaces can prove to be difficult until worn in
  • Some drivers complained about the acceleration
Dry Performance87
Wet Performance81
Winter Performance62
Comfort89
Treadwear88

Shopping for tires means looking at tread life. And when rubber meets the road, this is not something you can comprise on. The reason you’d choose the Yokohama Geolandar is because it’s new and relatively cheap. Not only is the tire a good choice but it is also great on the eye.

Dry Performance

The Geolandar was built to replace the existing HT-S with a completely different look. It features a tread longer tread life, increased ride comfort and a unique orange oil tread technology.  The benefit of the orange oil technology, is that it keeps the tread supple at colder temperatures. Combined with grooves design assists winter driving with an improved traction control.

Yokohama GEOLANDAR HT G056 Tread

Another feature, called spring control, hardens the sidewalls which makes it a lot easier to travel over speed bumps, this means you’ll have a safe drive without have to sacrifice your steering response. Large shoulder blocks benefit the driver with improved stability while taking corners.

Wet Performance

A constant tread among reviewers seems to indicate that until worn in, the tire has a poor performance on wet surfaces. This point of view seems to hold true for drivers, which have used the Geolandar G056 for less than 20,000 miles. It’s only after this point that this no longer appears to be an issue.

Off Road Performance

Although designed for SUVs, the Geolandar has a good reputation on a highway, but apparently lacks in performance while off road. This impression was however held only by a few drivers who operate their vehicles in rougher terrains, generally.

The Yokohama Rubber Company is one of the more trusted brands in the tire industry. While Yokohama has a good reputation, even a cheap tire from a good brand is still a cheap tire. So what makes this tire good, and what should you consider when purchasing this product? Like all products we weigh up the good with the bad. A few simple things to consider would be.

Conclusion

Until properly worn in the tires did offer some drivers a few issues in wet and off-road situations. Overall this tire is designed for everyday driving. The long tread life and performance delivers an excellent driving experience, and scores well on reviews.

If you are looking at a cheaper tire, with good mileage, then the Yokohama Geolandar G056 is a tire you should consider. Essentially this tire is best bet for a basic road driver in terms of affordability and durability.

Author: Matt Taylor

A 28 year old car guy that used to work in a car repair shop. I used to talk about tires because I had to, now I talk about them because I want to.

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