Yokohama W Drive

Yokohama W Drive photo, test, review

The Yokohama W.Drive is a High Performance studless winter tyre with asymmetrical tread, designed for passenger cars and SUV.

2018 Auto Zeitung Yokohama W.Drive test

In 2018 experts of the German publication Auto Zeitung have tested the Yokohama w Drive at size 235/60 R18 and compared it with eight similar budget, mid-range and premium SUV winter tyres.

test Yokohama W Drive review
1-2nd place in Dry braking. The braking distance was 0.6 meters shorter, than the next tyre.
test Yokohama W Drive review
7th place in Dry handling. Yokohama was 0.7km/h slower, than the leader.
test Yokohama W Drive review
7th place in Wet braking. The braking distance was 6.1 meters longer, than the leader.
test Yokohama W Drive review
3rd place in Wet handling. Yokohama was 5.8km/h slower, than the leader.
test Yokohama W Drive review
8th place in Straight aqua. The float speed was 6.1km/h lower, than the leader.
test Yokohama W Drive review
Last place in Snow braking. The braking distance was 3.8 meters longer, than the leader.
test Yokohama W.Drive review
1st place and the best result in Snow handling. Yokohama was 2.2km/h faster, than the leader.
test Yokohama W.Drive review
8th place in Rolling resistance.
test Yokohama W.Drive review
2-5th place in Noise level test.

Overall Yokohama W Drive review

According to the test results Yokohama took 8th place.

Main conslusions:

  • The best dry braking distance and good handling.
  • Unbalanced on the wet: long braking distance and good handling speed.
  • Low straight aquaplanning resistance.
  • Unbalanced on the snow: the longest braking distance, but the best handling speed.
  • High rolling resistance.
  • Good noise level.

Similar tyres from the test:

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