Toyo Proxes 4 Plus Review

Toyo Proxes 4 Plus

This article takes a look at the Toyo Proxes 4 Plus tire to help you decide if these tires are for your vehicle. 

We’ve researched all aspects of the Toyo Proxes 4 Plus and taken a deeper look at the manufacturer’s specifications to see how well this tire is made and how the Proxes 4 Plus did in various tests. 

We compiled the test data and compared it with customer reviews for a full-spectrum view of this tire’s performance. We do this to deliver an unbiased and objective review of the tire.

Don’t have time to read everything? Here’s a quick summary of our review as well as pros & cons listed.

Conclusion:

Based on our research, we concluded that The Toyo Proxes 4 Plus tire is a decent all-season tire, but certainly not the best. From the data and user experiences that we have gathered, it’s suggested that this tire will serve drivers best on dry pavement in straightaways as well as turns.

Pros

  • Good dry traction in turns
  • Smooth ride
  • Impressive handling

Cons

  • Noisy
  • Performance in wet, snow, and icy weather could improve
  • Tread life

In this review, we will be looking at handling, noise, comfort, durability, and price to help you decide if it is the tire you need.  

Now, let’s get in between the treads of the Toyo Proxes 4 Plus and see what it’s made of.  

Toyo Proxes 4 Plus Overview

The Toyo Proxes 4 Plus is the company’s ultra-high-performance all-season tire developed for sports cars, performance coupes, and high-performance sedans. This tire puts together ride quality, comfort, smooth handling, high-speed durability, and traction in all weathers. 

The Toyo Proxes 4 Plus is classified as an all-season tire and is best on the pavement rather than off-road conditions. So if you are planning to be driving in snow for the majority or any significant part of the winter season, it might be best to consider a dedicated snow tire. 

Ultra-High performance all-season tires are designed to boost all elements of your car’s performance, from handling in turns to noise minimization.  

But in its class, the Proxes 4 Plus is an averagely priced tire compared to its competitors, though it performs at a higher level than its price reflects. 

The Proxes 4 is also intended to be an OE tire, or Original Equipment, which means that this tire came stock from the factory with the vehicle, and if you are buying this tire, it is most likely to replace those stock tires that came with it.

Performance Breakdown

Now let’s look at a more comprehensive breakdown of the Toyo Proxes 4 Plus ultra-high-performance all-season tire.  

Performance 

Wet

According to tests conducted by experts, the Toyo Proxes 4 Plus performed decently (but not great) in wet conditions for an all-season tire, scoring well in hydroplaning resistance, as well as in wet tracking. 

The tire tread blocks are a silica compound designed to increase grip in wet and slick situations. The grooves are designed with four large-circumference paths to move water out without compromising traction. The treads are asymmetric and wider towards the outer part of the tire to increase cornering ability on multiple terrains. 

Multiple users claimed the Proxes 4 lost grip very quickly in wet environments and even spun before catching traction.   

Dry

The Toyo Proxes 4 Plus tested very well in cornering stability, traction, and steering response in dry conditions—the best area of performance in all of its tests.

Users reported that the tires felt trustworthy in cornering and fast straightaways.  

Snow

The asymmetrical tread area of the Toyo Proxes 4 Plus is covered in wavy lines and z-grooves, designed to hold tight in snowy conditions if they are to arise, yet this isn’t the experience many users had with them.

Some customers claimed the tires were useless in any amount of snow. Others said that you can get by with the Proxes 4 in light snow, as long as your car is not a sports car. 

The Toyo Proxes 4 Plus tested its lowest in the snow as it isn’t meant for freezing or winter temperatures. We recommend finding a dedicated snow tire for your vehicle if you plan to take it out in wintertime. Though, most sports cars aren’t going to be your first choice when snow begins falling either way. 

Handling

The Toyo Proxes 4 Plus’s structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wound nylon cap plies designed to stabilize the wheel and assist with shock absorption on bumpy conditions from slow to high speeds.

According to customer reviews, these tires felt solid in turns and at high speeds on straight roads. Most customer reviews raved about the Proxes 4 Plus’s handling, as long as it was in dry conditions.     

Noise and comfort

Noise

The Toyo Proxes 4 Plus scored averagely on road feedback and noise tests. 

Many customer reviews claim that the tires were not as noisy as expected. No comments were made about them being overly loud.  

Comfort

The Toyo Proxes 4 Plus had great ride quality and comfort feedback. 

The majority of customer reviews reported that the tires drove smoothly compared to previous tires they had on the same vehicle. 

Durability

Toyo sought to increase this tire’s lifespan with the design covered above, and they have backed that up with a 5-year / 50,000-mile treadwear warranty. 

Users reports, on the other hand, reported that the tires wore very quickly, but were about as what was expected compared to the price. Some claimed that the tires wore at 20k-miles, while others reported that they lasted longer.

Price

For its price-quality to durability index, there are other options you might want to consider besides the Toyo Proxes 4 Plus if you are looking for a tire to last you a while. 

According to reviews by users, the Proxes 4 Plus price felt right while the performance of the tire lasted, which wasn’t long in most cases.    

Recommendations & Conclusions

Recommendations

Overall, the Toyo Proxes 4 Plus is a decent OE High-Performance All-Season tire option for your sports car or a high-end sedan if you want good handling on dry pavement, but there are certainly better options out there if you can spend a little more. We recommend looking at some of Toyo’s competitions in the same class:

  • Maxtrek FORTIS T5
  • BFGoodrich gForce Profiler 2
  • Zeetex HP2000 vfm

The Proxes 4 Plus was replaced by The new Proxes Sport A/S, which offers all-season driving like its predecessor, plus longer treadwear.  

Conclusions

Based on our research, we concluded that The Toyo Proxes 4 Plus tire is a decent all-season tire, but certainly not the best. From the data and user experiences that we have gathered, it’s suggested that this tire will serve drivers best on dry pavement in straightaways as well as turns. 

We also found that The Toyo Proxes 4 Plus has a good steering response and creates a smooth and comfortable experience while driving.

For Winter conditions, we recommend considering a dedicated snow tire. It’s important to remember this tire is for pavement in non-freezing temperatures and didn’t do well in winter conditions.

Otherwise, the tire can be noisy for an all-season tire, and its longevity is questionable.

Overall, the Toyo Proxes 4 Plus performs average at best compared to most tires in its class, but it doesn’t last as long as they do. But for short-term performance at its low price, it’s hard to beat. We hope you enjoyed the review and happy driving.   

References

Toyo Proxes 4 Plus Review | TireRack.com 

Toyo Launches Premium Toyo Proxes Sport A/S | Moderntiredealer.com