Yokohama S Drive

Dry Grip 83%
Wet Grip 69%
Road Feedback 75%
Handling 76%
Wear 71%
Comfort 68%
Buy again 68%
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Yokohama S Drive Reviews (newest first) - Page 1

Given 79% while driving a Suzuki swift sport (195/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 5,000 spirited miles
When I purchased my 2014 Swift Sport it had mismatched tyres front and rear (Falken on the front and Continentals on the rear) and in the summer months it felt OK, but quickly began to feel a bit too unsure in the wetter months. In early 2018 I changed to the S.Drives all round and quickly noticed an improvement in the handling, particularly in front end bite. With an electric steering set-up the car isn't exactly buzzing with feedback, but you felt the confidence to lean more on the fronts during turn-in. Rear end stability is much improved, and now it's only really standing water or uneven surfaces that cause the back to skip slightly. Even so, when it does, the S.Drive feels a really progressive tyre. Wear appears to be pretty good, the last 2,000 miles has seen a change in commute to a couple of B roads and I do lean on the car quite a bit. So to see decent tread depth still and little sign of edge wearing is a positive. Overall, I'd definitely buy these again rather than pay more for the Continental option.
1 - tyre reviewed on January 1, 2019   
Given 89% while driving a Volkswagen Polo Sedan 1.6 (225/45 R15) on mostly country roads for 0 spirited miles
The tyres are amazing they feel just too good to drive one the provide very
Good safety at high speeds and good driving comfort too just that they
Don't Las as long but yet best bug have been using them on all my vehicles
Since years
11 - tyre reviewed on April 13, 2016   
Given 76% while driving a Subaru MY01 Impreza WRX Wagon (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 20,000 average miles
25000 miles at my Impreza WRX Wagon.

Replace by hardcore Advan AD08s due to budget as a better alternative as S-Drives are not so harsh to my ride. 25000 miles or two and half years of usage with about half tread depth of around 5mm.

Sidewall not as hard as AD08 for sure, so it is the ultimate dry grip, It is a little bit overpriced in Hong Kong, despite the fact that S-Drive made in Japan.

To moderator, may I hereby advise to re-classify S-Drive to High Performance / Ultra High Performance Summer Tyres. As official Yokohama category.
119 - tyre reviewed on April 4, 2016   
Given 23% while driving a Mercedes Benz C220 Cdi Avantgarde Estate (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 20,000 spirited miles
Worse tires i've ever bought in my life. Got them suggested by the local tire dealer and couldn't regret more. Got the Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymetric 2 after them and the difference is brutal. If you want to get your heart pumping in wet weather buy them...
30 - tyre reviewed on January 4, 2016