Yokohama ice GUARD IG51v

Yokohama ice GUARD IG51v photo, test, review

The Yokohama ice GUARD IG51v is a Premium Touring studless winter tyre with directional tread, designed for SUV and 4×4.

2018 AMS Yokohama iceGUARD IG51v test

In 2018 experts of the Sweden magazine Auto Motor & Sport have tested the Yokohama IG51v at size 275/45 R20 and compared it with five similar Nordic studless winter tyres. In addition, experts included into the test two winter tyres of the “European” type, which show better performance at dry and wet.

test Yokohama ice GUARD IG51v review
Last place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 2.38 meters longer, than the leader.
test Yokohama ice GUARD IG51v review
Last place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 2.36 meters longer, than the best Nordic tyre.
test Yokohama ice GUARD IG51v review
Last place in Wet handling. Yokohama was 3.58 seconds slower, than the best Nordic tyre.
test Yokohama IG51v review
5th place in Ice braking. The braking distance was 1.66 meters longer, than the leader.
test Yokohama IG51v review
5th place in Ice traction. Acceleration time was 0.5 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Yokohama IG51v review
5th place in Ice handling. Yokohama was 3.25 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Yokohama ice GUARD IG51v review
6th place in Snow handling (5th among Nordic tyres type). Yokohama was 4.81 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Yokohama ice GUARD IG51v review
5th place in Rolling resistance.

Overall Yokohama ice GUARD IG51v review

According to the test results Yokohama took 3rd place.

Main conclusions:

  • The longest dry braking distance.
  • The lowest wet performance.
  • Relatively long ice braking distance, average handling and good traction.
  • Average snow handling time.
  • Average rolling resistance.

Similar tyres from the test:

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