Yokohama C Drive2

Dry Grip 78%
Wet Grip 71%
Road Feedback 70%
Handling 68%
Wear 70%
Comfort 81%
Buy again 67%

The Yokohama C Drive2 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

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Tyre review data from 30 tyre reviews averaging 72% over 326,462 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2015 Auto Bild 215/55 R16 Technical Tyre Test - 7th of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Very quiet, good dry braking
  • Negative - Long braking in the wet, low resistance to aquaplaning, poor handling, low comfort

2014 Auto Review Summer Tyre Test - 205/55 R16 - 8th of 16 tyres

  • Positive - High resistance to aquaplaning
  • Negative - Wet grip, low comfort
  • Overall - In wet braking - even better than the tyres Goodyear! However, on a winding road it lacks grip - the car slips sharply into a long slide. As a result - more than seven seconds behind the leader on the test track length of 2.3 km. But the tread pattern has no problems with standing water, the Yokohama tyres confidently resist aquaplaning. On dry roads the braking performance and handling performance are average, and in comfort, below average (for small bumps on the body transferred telling blows). This is partly determined by the fact that these tyres are XL, and this can only serve as consolation is that the eternal competitor Bridgestone, are even tougher.

2013 54 Tyre Braking Test - 12th of 54 tyres

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Size Price Range  
205/55 R16 £65.54 - £67.36 (2 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £84.73 - £84.73 (1 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Yokohama C Drive2 Review

Given 76% while driving a Audi A3 (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 24,000 spirited miles 2 is a good allround tire for the heavy small car Audi A3 3.2.
The car handles quite nice with these tires on dry roads and ok in wet conditions.
The car has been tuned to about 400 BHP and the tires can handle the extra power.
However - the bushings are worn and the tires were unevenly worn due to this. Considering something that lasts a little longer but would certainly recommend 2 for regular use.
13 - tyre reviewed on July 17, 2014   

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Given 91% while driving a Mercedes Benz GLA 200d sport (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
These are really, really good tires. They are mounted on my Mercedes GLA200 and do an incredibly good job at providing safety and comfort in wet conditions. Road noise is minimal. One point that could be improved is the roughness of the ride in dry conditions on poor roads (I live in Mexico). Being runflat tires, it's a common caveat, you do feel speed bumps and potholes more than you would with a set of grand touring summer tires, especially as the C Drive 2 reach the end of their useful life. Still, I am amazed at how good value they are, and I had never had more confidence driving in the pouring tropical rain before.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 11, 2020   
Given 83% while driving a Audi A3 (205/55 R16 V) on mostly motorways for 32,500 average miles
Good tyre with good dry handling however, with wet roads can get a bit slippery. I think the problem may lay in the type of rubber because I rarely face aquaplaning situations.
In terms of durability, these tyres last a lot. I ran a pair of these tyres exclusively on the front and they lasted for 52000 Kms, I'm Portuguese, doing the conversion, it is about 32500 miles.
In terms of confort, I think they're not so great. Recently I've replace my front set for 2 Yokohamas Bluearth AE50 and they feel much more confortable. But that's one of the few stong points of the AE50's. When I ran the full set of C-Drive 2, at first i thought that the reason behind the uncomfortableness was with the suspension but, when I changed only 2 tyres, the difference was noticeable.
But, I may be wrong...
1 - tyre reviewed on March 7, 2019   
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Given 73% while driving a Volvo 940 turbo (195/65 R15 H) on mostly country roads for 12,000 average miles
These tyres are alright. I'm not sure how they compare dynamically on the elderly ovloV but I'll provide what feedback I can. Obviously, given age of the car I'll give comparative impressions as well as outright facts.

These are not the quietest tyre but nor are they the noisiest. I'd say middling. Strangely, the ride is not a magic carpet given the name but I think they do rather well in damping some sharpness and small surface irregularities. There are plenty of worse tyres out there for ride and noise (Conti Premium Contact 2).

Given the car, the grip is still good even though they are 4 years old now and there is not any particular low temperature degradation in handling. Grip reduces somewhat in low temperatures but I rate that as middling.

Road feedback is good and the old car can be accurately set up to corner predictably at the limits of adhesion wet or dry. When the limit is reached, the handling is relatively benign and an understeering or oversteering attitude can be chosen with the throttle. Aquaplaning resistance is quite good and they track true enough and are stable to high speeds. There is no tramlining to note, nor are the tyres slip angles small enough to merit a sporting description but they are adequate. I'd like a little more bite under heavy braking but even with 3.5mm tread depth, it's still good enough.

In short, these are vice free tyres which excel in no areas but neither do they have any particular shortcomings. They are a bit older now though and as such should be discounted into the heart of mid price territory to make them a good buy.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 8, 2017   
Given 57% while driving a Honda Fit (Jazz) (185/55 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 23,612 average miles
I had used these tyres from a local Malaysian made car the Perodua Axia from 23,000 km till 55,000km then swap to a Honda Fit for daily usage about another 6,000 km. The tyre at first is very quiet, then using about a year, it shows signs of high noise on road structures even on the flat smooth surface. Overall it is an OK tyre.
2 - tyre reviewed on March 2, 2017   

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