Yokohama iceGUARD iG65 – Test & Review

Yokohama iceGUARD iG65 photo, test, review

The Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 is a Premium Touring studded winter tyre with directional tread pattern, designed for Passenger cars and Crossovers.

Key performance

Dry performance
94.97%
Wet performance
94.8%
Ice performance
91.62%
Snow performance
95.92%
Noise
85.71%
Rolling resistance
98.44%

Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 Tests

2019 Test World

In 2019 experts of the Finnish organization Test World have tested the tire at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 11 similar budget, mid-range and premium studded tires.

Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 test, review, ratings
6th place in Wet braking. +7.8m braking distance.
Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 test, review, ratings
6th place in Wet handling. +0.4sec lap time.
Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 test, review, ratings
5th place in Dry braking. +2.1m braking distance.
Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 test, review, ratings
1-7th place in Subj. Dry handling. Subjective score – 8 points.
Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 test, review, ratings
7th place in Ice braking. +3.1m braking distance.
Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 test, review, ratings
5th place in Ice handling. +2.5sec lap time.
Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 test, review, ratings
5-6th place in Ice traction. +0.3sec acceleration time.
Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 test, review, ratings
11th place in Snow braking. +4.3m braking distance.
Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 test, review, ratings
5th place in Snow handling. +1sec lap time.
Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 test, review, ratings
8-11th place in Snow traction. +0.2sec acceleration time.
Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 test, review, ratings
4-9th place in Subj. Noise. Subjective score – 6 points.
Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 test, review, ratings
10-11th place in Rolling resistance. +1.9% fuel consumption.
# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 80km/h 5 31.3m +2.1m 93.29%
Subj. Dry handling 1-7 8 points +1 point 100%
Wet braking at 80km/h 6 40.6m +7.8m 80.78%
Wet handling 6 39.9sec +0.4sec 98.99%
Ice braking at 50km/h 7 39.6m +3.1m 92.17%
Ice handling 5 63.5sec +2.5sec 96.06%
Ice traction 5-6 3.6sec +0.3sec 91.67%
Snow braking at 80km/h 11 55.1m +4.3m 92.2%
Snow handling 5 57sec +1sec 98.24%
Snow traction 8-11 6.1sec +0.2sec 96.72%
Noise 4-9 6 points -1 point 85.71%
Rolling resistance 10-11 +1.9% 98.1%

2019 Za Rulem

Test by the magazine Za Rulem in 2019. The experts have tested the tire at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 11 similar Touring and Premium Touring studded tires from different price categories.

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Yokohama iceGUARD iG65 test, review, ratings
4th place in Wet braking. +0.8m braking distance.

Yokohama iceGUARD iG65 test, review, ratings
1st place in Dry braking. -0.1m braking distance.

Yokohama iceGUARD iG65 test, review, ratings
6th place in Ice braking. +3.5m braking distance.

Yokohama iceGUARD iG65 test, review, ratings
6th place in Ice lateral handling. +1.7sec lap time.

Yokohama iceGUARD iG65 test, review, ratings
2nd place in Ice traction. +0.6sec acceleration time.

Yokohama iceGUARD iG65 test, review, ratings
7-8th place in Snow braking. +1m braking distance.

Yokohama iceGUARD iG65 test, review, ratings
7th place in Snow traction. +0.4m braking distance.

Yokohama iceGUARD iG65 test, review, ratings
4-6th place in Rolling resistance.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 80km/h 1 33.5m -0.1m 100%
Wet braking at 60km/h 4 20.1m +0.8m 96.02%
Ice braking at 30km/h 6 20.6m +3.5m 83.01%
Ice handling 6 20.8sec +1.7sec 91.83%
Ice traction 2 7.5sec +0.6sec 92%
Snow braking at 40km/h 7-8 15.4m +1m 93.51%
Snow traction 7 5.8sec +0.4sec 93.1%
Rolling resistance 4-6 4.4 l/100km +0.1 l/100km 97.73%

2018 Autofil

Test by the Norwegian magazine Autofil in 2018. The experts have tested the Yokohama IG65 at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 11 similar budget, mid-range and premium winter tires.

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Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 stud test, review, ratings
7-8th place in Dry braking. +2.1m braking distance.

Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 stud test, review, ratings
4-10th place in Subj. Dry handling. Subjective score – 7 points.

Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 stud test, review, ratings
4th place in Wet braking. +2.9m braking distance.

Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 stud test, review, ratings
8-9th place in Wet handling. +1.3sec handling time.

Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 stud test, review, ratings
9-10th place in Snow braking. +2.4m braking distance.

Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 stud test, review, ratings
9-10th place in Snow handling. +2.4sec handling time.

Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 stud test, review, ratings
5-10th place in Snow traction. +0.2sec acceration time.

Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 stud test, review, ratings
6th place in Ice braking. +2.4m braking distance.

Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 stud test, review, ratings
8th place in Ice handling. +4.3sec handling time.

Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 stud test, review, ratings
2-5th place in Ice traction. +0.1sec acceleration time.

Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 stud test, review, ratings
3rd place in Rolling resistance. +0.4% fuel consumption.

Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 stud test, review, ratings
4-9th place in Noise. -1db external noise.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking at 80km/h 7-8 33.4m +2.1m 93.71%
Subj. Dry handling 4-10 7 points -1 point 87.5%
Wet braking at 80km/h 4 37.4m +2.9m 92.24%
Wet handling 8-9 42.1sec +1.3sec 96.91%
Ice braking at 50km/h 6 40.8m +2.4m 94.12%
Ice handling 8 59.1sec +4.3sec 92.72%
Ice traction 2-5 3.1sec +0.1sec 96.77%
Snow braking at 80km/h 9-10 53.2m +2.4m 95.49%
Snow handling 9-10 52.9sec +2.4sec 95.46%
Snow traction 5-10 5.9sec +0.2sec 96.61%
Rolling resistance 3 +0.4% 99.6%
Noise 4-9 6 points -1 point 85.71%

2018 Vi Bilägare

In 2018 experts of the Swedish publication Vi Bilagare have tested the Yokohama iG65 at size 205/55 R16 and compared to 6 similar studded winter tyres. Also they included into the test the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 as a non-studded Ice & Snow winter tire to compare results.

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test Yokohama iceGUARD iG65 review
6th place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 1.17 meters longer, than the leader.
test Yokohama iceGUARD iG65 review
4th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 1.38 meters longer, than the leader.
test Yokohama iceGUARD iG65 review
3rd place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 0.02 meters longer, than the best studded tyre.
test Yokohama iceGUARD iG65 review
3rd place in Snow traction. Acceleration time was 0.24 seconds slower, than the best studded tyre.
test Yokohama iG65 iceGUARD review
3rd place in Snow handling. Yokohama was 3km/h slower, than the leader.
test Yokohama iG65 iceGUARD review
6th place in Ice braking. The braking distance was 1.64 meters longer, than the leader.
test Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 review
6th place in Ice handling. Yokohama was 8 seconds slower, than the leader.
test Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 review
4th place in Ice traction. Acceleration time was 0.33 seconds longer, than the leader.
test Yokohama ice GUARD iG65 review
2-3th place in Rolling resistance.

# Test Place Result Difference %
Dry braking 6 52.8m +1.17m 97.78%
Wet braking 4 56.47m +1.38m 97.57%
Ice braking 6 12.23m +1.64m 86.59%
Ice handling 6 81.5sec +8sec 90.18%
Ice traction 4 4.3sec +0.33sec 92.32%
Snow braking 3 18.4m +0.02m 99.89%
Snow handling 3 94.5km/h -3km/h 96.92%
Snow traction 3 6.03sec +0.24sec 96.02%
Rolling resistance 2-3 4.19kg/t +0.07kg/t 98.33%

Overall Yokohama iceGUARD iG65 Review

# Test 2019 Test World 2019 Za Rulem 2018 Autofil 2018 Vi Bilagare Overall
Dry braking 93.29% 100% 93.71% 97.78% 96.2%
Dry handling 100% 87.5% 93.75%
Wet braking 80.78% 96.02% 92.24% 97.57% 91.65%
Wet handling 98.99% 96.91% 97.95%
Ice braking 92.17% 83.01% 94.12% 86.59% 88.97%
Ice handling 96.06% 91.83% 92.72% 90.18% 92.7%
Ice traction 91.67% 92% 96.77% 92.32% 93.19%
Snow braking 92.2% 93.51% 95.49% 99.89% 95.27%
Snow handling 98.24% 95.46% 96.92% 96.87%
Snow traction 96.72% 93.1% 96.61% 96.02% 95.61%
Rolling resistance 98.1% 97.73% 99.6% 98.33% 98.44%
Noise 85.71% 85.71% 85.71%

According to the test results Yokohama took 6th place.

Main conclusions:

  • Relatively long dry braking distance.
  • Good wet braking distance.
  • Good snow braking, handling and traction.
  • Relatively low ice performance.
  • Good rolling resistance.

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