Yokohama Geolandar X-MT Review

Yokohama Geolandar X-MT

This article reviews the Yokohama Geolandar X-MT and is designed to help you decide if these tires are for your vehicle. 

We have researched the manufacturer specs to take a deeper look at how the Yokohama Geolandar X-MT performs through user reviews and tests to compile a full-spectrum look at its capabilities. All this to provide you with the most objective, unbiased and accurate information.

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, the X-MT is a rugged off-road option at a good price point. It will offer your all-terrain vehicle plenty of traction in deep snow and loose dirt conditions while coming with a visually pleasing design.

Pros

  • Peak traction capability
  • Impressive on the steeper climbs
  • Strong construction
  • Look good
  • Great pavement grip
  • Finds a nice balance between comfort and all-terrain performance
  • Last for a long time
  • Increased padding to prevent holes punctured by rocks

Cons

  • Noisy due to all of the tread

To learn more about how we reached our conclusion of the Yokohama Geolandar X-MT, read on, where we will break the tire’s review into three categories:

  • Overview
  • Performance Breakdown
  • Recommendations & Conclusions

Now buckle up, and let’s see what the rugged Yokohama Geolandar X-MT is made of.

Yokohama Geolandar X-MT Overview

The Yokohama Geolandar X-MT is a rugged off-road tire designed for pickup trucks, full-size SUVs, Jeeps, and dedicated off-road vehicles to conquer anything from pavement to mountainside with not only performance but grizzly good looks. 

The Geolandar’s tread pattern is high void, Triple Polymer Blend compound, and extra-wide treads bring together all of the hardest working parts of an off-road tire to create a beast on the basin. 

The Yokohama Geolandar X-MT is fairly-priced for this category, running around $500 per tire (depending on size) as they are special-made for maximum gravel and loose-soil conditions.

Over the years, Yokohama has built a reputation of being one of the best and most innovative tire options out there for performance vehicles. The manufacturer is the perfect cross between quality and cost. Yokohama is also known for its competent traction, handling, and impressive performance.

Yokohama Geolandar X-MT Performance Breakdown

Now let’s look at the comprehensive breakdown of the Yokohama Geolandar X-MT to see what these tires can do at performance, noise, durability, and price.   

Performance 

The Yokohama Geolandar X-MT offers competent performance in wet, dry, winter, and off-road conditions alike. 

Wet

Yokohama’s high void tread pattern with independent tread blocks that use cut-resistant Triple Polymer Blend and chip compound maintains maximum loose-surface traction in muddy conditions as well as dry. The extra-wide treads create a uniform traction point to improve grip on uneven or loose terrain. 

The recessed sipes built into the tread blocks become gripping edges to improve the traction on slick and wet surfaces.

Dry

Dry terrain is where the Yokohama Geolandar X-MT shines, especially in off-road conditions.

Its impressive sidewall lugs on the tire’s shoulders look for additional grip while in deep terrain.  The tires also have purposeful appearance stone ejectors which self-clean the debris that gets packed inside the grooves to enhance dry traction.  

High-void treads increase pressure across the tire’s footprint, maximizing traction in uncertain terrain.

Snow

The Yokohama Geolandar X-MT is an off-road maximum traction tire, which means its ability to move easily through deep snow as well as dry soil. 

The triple polymer blend compound and recessed sipes built into the tread blocks grab at the terrain whether it’s wet, dry, or snowy conditions.

The Geolandar has the M+S symbol (as all off-road mac traction tires are) which means that they are designed and tested to move easily in deep snow. Though something to note is that this is compromised because of the limited sipes and oversized applications. This means that on-pavement traction in ice and packed snow might not be as impressive 

Yet user reviews noted that if the Yokohama Geolandar X-MT is deflated in colder, slicker temperatures, they will still do well in icy and packed snow conditions.  

Handling

The Yokohama Geolandar X-MT’s extra-wide treads, massive sidewall lugs on the shoulders, recessed sipes work together to three-dimensionally increase traction on loose terrain to improve the handling of your off-road vehicle.

The X-MT also has a strong tread character to enhance off-road capability while maintaining a reliable contact patch for pavement handling.

Customer reviews reported that the Yokohama Geolandar X-MT handled well in all conditions and remained proficient in icy winter conditions and pavement/highways, especially for a rugged tire.  

Noise and comfort

Noise

The nature of an off-road maximum traction tire is to grab at the ground, which can often create a good amount of noise. The Geolandar X-MTs is no exception. 

Along with speed, terrain changes the tire’s volume as well. On off-road conditions, the tires were relatively quiet, but when taken onto the pavement, they were noticeably noisier.

Comfort

Similar to noise, the Yokohama Geolandar X-MT ensures smooth ride quality, especially for an off-road tire. 

Customers mentioned a sleek transition from snow to dry road and noted that the tires aged well. Some also reported that they didn’t have any complaints about the level of smoothness that the tires brought. 

Durability

The Yokohama Geolandar X-MT is designed with a meaty construction. The tire has Geo-Shield™ construction which includes three polyester body plies covering a strong, hexagonal bead to make up the tire’s casing. 

The Geolandar also has two high-strength steel belts reinforcing the tire treads backed up with a full-width nylon cap for increased strength. It also has a thick rim protector which guards the tires against punctual harm.

Users reviewed that the X-MT lasted as intended by the manufacturer, and in some cases were even repurchased.

Price

The Yokohama Geolandar X-MT is priced high for an off-road mud tire but it is one of the better performing options on the market in its class. 

The most common sizes (around 18 inches) of the X-MT will cost you roughly $412 per tire.

Recommendations

The Yokohama Geolandar X-MT is an off-road tire that we highly recommend for its price range. For its cost, performance, longevity, and user recommendations, we think you’ll be happy with them on your Jeep, truck, SUV, or customer off-road vehicle. 

If there are variables of the Geolandar X-MT that you’re not convinced by, we recommend these competitor models from the same class:

  • General Grabber X3
  • Toyo Open Country AT 3
  • BFGoodrich T/A K02

Conclusions

Based on the research of performance data and user reviews, we believe that the Yokohama Geolandar X-MT is one of the best off-road tires on the market for its price.

With its superior traction and performance on the most gnarly terrains, the Geolandar is everything you want in a maximum traction off-road tire.

Its shortcomings are few. Mainly, noise but it is made up for with comfort and performance ten-fold as the tire moves between off-road to on-road, but the design is for gravel and loose dirt, not highway 55. 

But for its mud and gravel performance, the Geolandar X-MT is a tire we think you’ll be happy with on your off-road vehicle. We hope you enjoyed this review and happy driving. 

References

Yokohama Geolandar X-MT reviews | Tirerack.com