Yokohama Parada Spec-X Review

Yokohama Parada Spec-X

This is a review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X Tire to help you decide if these tires are right for your vehicle.

We looked at the specifications from Yokohama, studied tire tests from TireTrack.com, and aggregated user reviews to research whether the Yokohama Parada Spec-X lives up to the manufacturer’s claims.

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 and most user reviews, this tire is a good choice for all but those in the worst winter regions. 

Its aggressive directional tread design provides wet traction capability and superior handling. Yokahama Parada is all-season traction that is resistant to wear. Its high responsiveness in steering and excellent cornering performance make it outstanding to its competitors. 

Therefore, Parada Spec-X is a highly recommendable tire for anyone looking for a safe and comfortable rural or highway ride.

Pros

  • Low rolling resistance
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Exceptional traction in wet and dry conditions
  • Less expensive than many other brands in its class

Cons

  • About average among sport all-season tires for light snow conditions
  • Some users report quick tread wear

Keep reading this article to see the test results and the consensus from user reviews that helped us arrive at our conclusion. 

Yokohama Parada Spec-X Tire: Overview

Yokohama Parada Spec-X tires are for sport and pickup trucks, modernized muscle cars such as Dodge, Charger, Chrysler 300, and accomplished SUVs. The Yokohama Spec-X has fair prices compared to most of its competitors as it provides good cornering performance and good dry surface traction. 

The center groove with a wide circumference and side groove sweeps evacuate water and gains wet traction by turning down hydroplaning phenomena. The tire has excellent wet traction ability in diversified weather and a robust design. This structure allows efficiency in every situation as it offers excellent tread life and a softer drive.

Performance 

These all-season tires offer better braking, cornering capability, and speed with center bones and directional tread.

The tires contain two steel belts reinforced using nylon to give durability and added strength. A polyester cord body provides additional ride comfort. Yokahama has added a built-in rim protector which protects the wheels from accidents and damage from any obstruction such as curbs.

Wet

Tire tests show that these tires with directional tread rate 88% for overall wet traction and 86% against resisting hydroplaning. 

Our research shows that some users report excellent hydroplaning protection when the tires are new that wanes with time and wear. The tire’s design resists uneven wear, but after a year or two, some users say that the wet traction is less and compares with more standard OEM tires. 

Dry

According to TireRack.com, these tires rate 92% for traction during dry conditions. They offer excellent cornering and stability and a tread design to prevent uneven wear that can affect traction, ride smoothness, and fuel efficiency. 

Snow

The worst performance category for the Yokohama Parada Spec-X tires is handling in snow. 

TireRack.com tests show that the tire only rates 68% and 69% for handling in icy and deep snow conditions, respectively. The tires rate a slightly better 78% for light snow conditions, which compares to other tires in its class. 

User reviews confirm that the tires don’t offer superior handling in snow, but for merely wet conditions, they may be a better choice than other similar tires. 

Braking Distance

Tests show that the average braking distance in dry conditions is 132 feet, and the average stopping distance in wet conditions is 161 feet. Both are better than average for tires in this class. 

TireRack tests give this tire’s ability to resist hydroplaning an excellent rating of 88%. 

Handling

Yokohama Parada Spec-X is an essential improvement on the OE Continental that comes with cars. 

Feel

It has better traction and braking, rides better, and handles better. The tire has no summer or street usage restriction. TireRack rates the ride quality with the Yokohama Parada Spec-X at 88%. 

Users report that they’re happy with the ride’s low noise level and smoothness with these tires. 

Even though the tire does not do better in ice or snow than most sport all-season tires, it offers excellent hydroplaning prevention. 

In tire tests, it rates 89% in cornering stability and 89% in steering response, offering sharpness and quick handling for a more secure and comfortable ride. 

Noise and Comfort

Yokohama has improved the technology of this tire to ensure a quality and more comfortable ride by adding a variable tread pitch to the tire, reducing noise. 

Some users complain about the noise, but the tire provides a comfortable and smooth ride, especially on the highway. TireRack tests rate the noise level at an excellent 86% and the ride quality at 88%. 

Durability

The design of these tires resists damage and uneven tread wear. According to tests and user reviews, you can expect to get approximately 40,000 miles out of a Yokohama Parada Spec-X tire.

Warranty

The Parada Spec-X tires don’t have a tread life warranty like many other tire brands, but they offer a 5-year full replacement for 2/32″ of wear in the first year, then prorated to 2/32″ remaining depth.

These tires also offer a 30-day test drive, so users can try them for up to 30 days with the option to return for a full refund if the tires don’t live up to expectations. 

User Reviews

Our research found that most users report that they’re happy with the performance, price, and durability of these tires and would purchase them again. 

Many reviewers were already on their second or third set of Yokohama Parada Spec-X tires. 

Users noted that they handle well in wet conditions, provide a quiet ride, and corner well in all types of weather. Despite the lack of tread life warranty, many users report virtually no tread wear after 6,000 to 10,000 miles, though some complained that once the tread did start to wear shortly after that, the tires felt more than standard OEM tires. 

Compared with a similar tire like the Pirelli Scorpion Zero All-Season, 80% of users would recommend the Parada Spec-X compared to only 68% of users who recommend the much more expensive Scorpion. 

Price vs. Quality and Durability

Yokohama Parada Spec-X tires generally cost less than other tires in its class, sometimes up to 30% less, for an average of about 40,000 miles. 

Their low rolling resistance allows your car to improve its fuel efficiency by getting more mileage out of each tank of gas. Some users report up to 27 miles per gallon with these tires. 

Recommendations & Conclusions

Before you buy a Yokohama Parada Spec-X tire, you need to be aware of a few things.

Recommendations

Based on our research, the Yokohama Parada Spec-X is a good tire for the money, with an excellent rating in all the major categories, from traction to comfort. 

This tire is a solid performer across all conditions, though drivers who live in areas with a lot of winter weather will probably want to switch to snow tires because of this brand’s performance in snow. 

People who have harsh winters and a lot of snowfall might not find the tire worth the cost when they need to use something else several months of the year. 

Conclusions

Based on our research and most user reviews, this tire is a good choice for all but those in the worst winter regions. 

Its aggressive directional tread design provides wet traction capability and superior handling. Yokahama Parada is all-season traction that is resistant to wear. Its high responsiveness in steering and excellent cornering performance make it outstanding to its competitors. 

Therefore, Parada Spec-X is a highly recommendable tire for anyone looking for a safe and comfortable rural or highway ride. 

References

TireRack Yokohama Parada Spec-X

Discount Tire Direct (for braking distance and other stats) Yokohama Parada Spec-X