Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S Review

Yokohama ADVAN Sport A_S

This article takes a look at the Yokohama ADVAN Sport tire to help you decide if these tires are for your sporty vehicle. 

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

We then 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.

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 Yokohama ADVAN Sport and see what it’s made of.

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 the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S tire is one of the best Summer tires in terms of short-term performance. From the data and user experiences that we have gathered, it’s suggested that this tire will serve drivers best on dry pavement. 

We also found that Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S has a great steering response and creates a solid, smooth, and comfortable experience while driving.

Pros

  • Good traction in turns
  • Smooth
  • Excellent in wet and dry
  • Impressive handling

Cons

  • Noisey
  • Performance in snow or icy weather
  • Price
  • Longevity

Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S Overview

Yokohama ADVAN Sport is the company’s standard touring all-season tire. It was developed for sports cars, sport coupes, and high-performance sedans. This tire puts together ride quality, comfort, smooth handling, high-speed durability, and traction in warmer weather. 

The Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S is classified as a summer 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. 

But in its class, the ADVAN Sport is an averagely priced tire compared to its competitors, ranging from £211.59 – £218.90 per tire, though it performs at a higher level than its price reflects.

The Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S is designed with a silica blend tread compound backed by a 5 Year warranty, which is impressive for its class.   

Performance Breakdown

Now let’s look at a more comprehensive breakdown of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S. 

Performance 

Wet

According to tests conducted by TireRack.com, The Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S performed impressively in wet conditions for a summer tire. It scored high in hydroplaning resistance, as well as in wet tracking. 

The tire tread blocks are a silica compound, and the advanced polymer blend was designed to increase grip in wet and slick situations. The grooves are designed with three 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. 

Dry

According to TireRack.com, the Yokohama ADVAN Sport tested well in cornering stability, traction, and steering response in dry conditions as well—the best area of performance in all of the A/Ss tests.

Users reported that the tires were trustworthy in cornering and fast straightaways, especially in dry conditions.  

Snow

The tread area of the Yokohama ADVAN Sport is covered in wavy lines and z-grooves, designed to hold tight in snowy conditions if they are to arise. 

However, the Yokohama ADVAN Sport 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 Yokohama ADVAN Sport’s sidewall construction was designed to hold in turns and provide trustworthy handling to your driving experience.

The tire’s structure has 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. It also has a double rail stabilizer for additional stability and steering response.

According to customer reviews, these tires feel solid in turns and at high speeds on straight roads. Most customer reviews raved about the A/S’s handling.    

Noise and comfort

Noise

The tire’s construction includes a molded symmetric design with silent shoulders, variable tread blocks, and a twin rail stability rib, both of which decrease tire noise and seem to have done so successfully.

The ADVAN Sport scored well in noise tests, though many customer reviews claim that the tires were very noisy and often drowned out the music.

Comfort

For comfort, the Yokohama ADVAN Sport tested well in ride quality. The silica-blend tread compound is molded into an asymmetric pattern that features five primary grooves including a large outboard shoulder zone designed to increase the tire’s handling.

The majority of customer reviews reported that the tires drive smoothly and are a very comfortable ride.

Durability

Yokohama sought to increase this tire’s lifespan with the design covered above, and they have backed that up with a 5-year limited treadwear warranty. 

Users reported that the tires wore quickly for their price-point, yet they give great performance while they lasted.

Though the tire’s sidewall construction has been tuned to resist lateral deflection, user reviews ranged in satisfaction. Some “spirited” drivers claimed that the tires only lasted between 8,000 and 10,000 miles on a sports coupe before needing new ones, which isn’t great. This is the A/S’s weakest point. 

Price

To follow up on durability: for its price-quality and durability, there are other options you might want to consider besides the Yokohama ADVAN Sport if you are looking for a tire to last you a while. 

According to reviews by users, the A/S price felt right while the performance of the tire lasted, which wasn’t long.    

Recommendations & Conclusions

Recommendations

Overall, the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S is a great Summer 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 Yokohama’s competitions in the same class:

  • Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
  • Michelin Pilot Sport PS2
  • Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport

The ADVAN Sport was replaced by the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S+, which offers all-season driving, and longer treadwear.  

Conclusions

Based on our research, we concluded the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S tire is one of the best Summer tires in terms of short-term performance. From the data and user experiences that we have gathered, it’s suggested that this tire will serve drivers best on dry pavement. 

We also found that Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S has a great steering response and creates a solid, 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.

Overall, the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S outperforms most tires in its class, but it doesn’t last as long as they do. But for short-term performance at its price range, it’s hard to beat. We think you will have a satisfactory ride with the Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S and hope you enjoyed the review.  

References

Yokohama ADVAN Sport A/S Review | TireRack.com