Yokohama Avid Ascend Review

The Yokohama Avid Ascend strikes the perfect balance between a serious performance tire and a touring tire. It flaunts everything from superior traction and comfortable handling to longer tread life and efficient fuel consumption. This review attempts to cover all you need to know about the tire. 



Yokohama Avid Ascend

Avid Ascend

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Bottom Line The Yokohama Avid Ascend strikes the perfect balance between a serious performance tire and a touring tire.
Pros Great performance on dry and wet terrain, remarkable traction on snowy surfaces with extremely quiet and comfortable ride quality.
Cons Tends to get loud when driving at high speeds
Tire sizes 19″, 18”, 17”, 16” and 15”
Price range Starts from approximately $85.
Warranty 85,000 miles or a 5-year warranty.

Yokohama Avid Ascend (Our Review)

Overall Assessment

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The Yokohama Avid Ascend is one of the few tires that utilize orange oil technology, which does an outstanding job of improving traction, fuel efficiency, and tread life. The tire’s performance on dry and wet terrain is equally impressive. 

The Avid Ascend employs large tread blocks as well as a tapered center rib to ensure optimal cornering and traction on dry surfaces. These design elements also help improve stability and reduce road noise. Noise reduction is also influenced by the multi-pitch tread pattern. However, it’s not really the quietest tire when it comes to driving at high speeds. 

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The tire also performs very adequately on snowy surfaces, thanks to the use of 3D siping and deep circumferential grooves that also aid in reducing the risk of hydroplaning. The strongest selling point by far has to be the 85,000-mile tread warranty. Note that the warranty coverage boils down to the speed rating, though. 


  • Great performance on dry and wet terrain
  • Remarkable traction on snowy surfaces
  • Extremely quiet and comfortable ride quality
  • Lower rolling resistance for great fuel economy
  • Backed by an excellent 85,000-mile warranty


  • Tends to get loud when driving at high speeds

Read the pros & cons of other Yokohama tires with our many reviews, and among them the Yokohama YK580 Review, and also our Yokohama YK740 GTX Review.

Vehicles That Can Use the Yokohama Avid Ascend

The Avid Ascend is designed for drivers of all sedans, coupes, small crossovers, and minivans. Below is a list of some of the most popular vehicles that are compatible with the Yokohama Avid Ascend. 

  • Dodge: Grand Caravan, Caliber, Nitro
  • Honda: Accord, Fit, CRV, Civic Odyssey
  • Hyundai: Sonata, Elantra, Genesis
  • BMW: 5 Series, 3 Series
  • Scion: xD, xA, xB
  • Subaru: Legacy, Forester, Impreza
  • Toyota: Corolla, Camry, Prius, RAV4
  • VW: Jetta, Passat, Golf
  • Volvo: S60, C30, S40
  • Chevrolet: Malibu, Impala, Cobalt, Cruze 
  • Mazda: 5, 6, 2, 3
  • Ford: Flex, Focus, Fusion

Sizes and Specs

SizesAvailable Specs
15 Inches175/65R15 84T BW
185/55R15 82V BW
P185/60R15 84T BW
P185/65R15 86T BW
195/60R15 88H BW
P195/60R15 87T BW
P195/65R15 89T BW
195/65R15 91H BW
P205/65R15 92T BW
P205/65R15 92H BW
P205/70R15 95T BW
215/70R15 98T BW
16 Inches185/55R16 83H BW
195/50R16 84V BW
P195/60R16 89H BW
P205/55R16 89T BW
205/55R16 91H BW
P205/60R16 91T BW
P205/60R16 91H BW
205/65R16 95H BW
215/55R16 97H XL BW
P215/60R16 94V BW
P215/60R16 94T BW
215/65R16 98H BW
225/60R16 98T BW
225/60R16 98H BW
225/65R16 100H BW
225/70R16 103H BW
P235/60R16 99T BW
235/65R16 103H BW
17 Inches205/50R17 93V XL BW
P215/50R17 93V XL BW
P215/55R17 93V BW
P215/60R17 95T BW
P215/65R17 98T BW
225/45R17 91V BW
225/50R17 94V BW
P225/55R17 95T BW
P225/60R17 98H BW
225/65R17 102H BW
235/45R17 97V XL BW
P235/60R17 103H XL BW
235/65R17 104H BW
18 InchesP215/55R18 94H BW
225/45R18 95V XL BW
P225/50R18 94T BWP
225/55R18 97H BWP
225/60R18 99H BW
235/45R18 94V BW
235/50R18 97V BW
235/55R18 100H BW
235/60R18 107H XL BW
19 Inches235/50R19 99V BW


The Yokohama Avid Ascend starts at a reasonable price point of around $85. Be on the lookout for special offers on this tire, such as discounts, rebates, and coupons, as they’ll help you knock down the price a few bucks.

Find other tire prices with the help of our reviews like Yokohama S. Drive Review as well as the Yokohama YK-HTX Review.


The Avid Ascend is backed by an 85,000-mile or 5-year warranty on the tread for all the T-rated models. The H-rated models are also backed by a great 75,000-mile or 5-year warranty. V-rated models are backed by a 65,000-mile or 5-year warranty. 

Uniformity is warranted for the first 2/32 inch of treadwear. Both workmanship and materials are warranted for a period of 5 years, with free replacements during the first year of use or till the 2/32 inch of wear, whichever comes first. 

You also get to enjoy a 30-day test period from Yokohama through which you can request a full refund or a tire exchange in the event of the tire not living up to your expectations.

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In the end, consider reading the Yokohama Tires Review and among them:

Yokohama Avid Ascend Tire Customer Review

Michael F. says: “I’ve been using Yokohama tires for as long as I can remember. I never felt the urge to switch from Yokohama to a different brand for the simple fact that Yokohama tires always strike the perfect balance between affordability and functionality, and the Avid Ascend is an awesome example of that. Excellent performance and an excellent tread warranty.”

Michael F. posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review

Anthony R. says: “This is my first time using a Yokohama tire, and I’m pretty impressed with its performance. I’m also impressed by the amount of value that it offers for the price. It’s relatively inexpensive, or should I say a mid-range tire, but it performs like a top-tier premium tire. Highly recommended.”

Anthony R. posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review