Yokohama S. Drive Review

The Yokohama S. Drive promises to break out of that mold by providing a comfortable and smooth UHP driving experience at a cost-effective price tag.

Ultra-high performance tires tend to be some of the most capable options on the market when it comes to aspects such as steering response, traction, and cornering. However, these tires tend to lack in the comfort department, but the S.Drive could possibly break out of the mold.

In this review, we go over everything you need to know about the tire, from its strengths and weaknesses to its sizes, specs, pricing, and more, so stick around. 

TIRE REVIEW 

 

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S. Drive
Yokohama

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Bottom Line The tire is as tough as they come, but interestingly enough, it’s a lot lighter than most of the tires in its class without compromising on durability.
Pros Great performance on dry and wet pavement and a notably comfortable and enjoyable ride quality.
Cons Noisier performance as the tread wears out.
Tire sizes 20”, 19″, 18”, 17”, 16”, 15” and 14”
Price range Starts from approximately $83.
Warranty It isn’t backed by a tread life warranty.

Before continuing, consider checking our other Yokohama Tires Review like Geolandar Yokohama H/TS G051 Review as well as the YK740 Yokohama GTX Review, or even our Avid Yokohama Ascend Review to see all available options.

Yokohama S. Drive (Our Review)

Overall Assessment

The popular Yokohama S. Drive features a unique silica-infused tread compound that flaunts a directional design for reliable traction on dry and wet terrain. The tire is equipped with a center rib that boosts its contact with the ground to maximize grip and handling capabilities. 

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The S. Drive utilizes Yokohama’s proprietary Groove-in-Groove design, which aids in promoting even tread wear and improves cornering grip. There are broad circumferential grooves for reducing the risk of hydroplaning and enhanced handling on wet surfaces. 

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The tire is as tough as they come, but interestingly enough, it’s a lot lighter than most of the tires in its class without compromising on durability. The only issue you may have with this tire has to do with road noise. The issue becomes of significance later in the tread’s life, though.

Consider checking overall assessments of Geolandar tires with our reviews, and among them the Geolandar Yokohama A/T-S Review and also our Geolandar Yokohama A/T G015 Review.

Pros:

  • Great performance on dry and wet pavement
  • Notably comfortable and enjoyable ride quality
  • Tread is created from high-quality materials
  • Very stable with excellent cornering capabilities

Cons:

  • Noisier performance as the tread wears out

Vehicles That Can Use Yokohama S. Drive

The Yokohama S. Drive is designed for drivers of all sedans, coupes, and sports cars. Below is a list of some of the most popular vehicles that are compatible with the Yokohama S. Drive.

  • BMW: M3, Z4, 645i, 530i, 135i, 335i
  • Honda: CRX, Prelude, Civic, Fit, Accord, S2000
  • Mazda: RX-7, Millenia S, RX-8, Miata, Mazda6, Mazda3, Protege
  • Chevrolet: Corvette, Cobalt
  • Ford: Focus, Mustang GT
  • Pontiac: GTO, Bonneville, G3, G8, Trans Am
  • Toyota: MR2, Celica, Yaris, Camry
  • Volkswagen: Rabbit, Golf, GTi, Impreza WRX, Jetta
  • Mitsubishi: 3000GT, Lancer, Eclipse
  • Nissan: Altima, 350Z, Maxima

Can’t find your vehicle above? Check our other reviews like the YK-HTX Yokohama Review and our YK580 Yokohama Review to find a tire for you.

Sizes and Specs

SizesAvailable Specs
14 Inches185/55R14 80V BW
15 Inches185/55R15 82V BW
195/45R15 78W BW
195/50R15 82V BW
195/55R15 85V BW
205/50R15 86V BW
205/55R15 88W BW
16 Inches175/50R16 77T BW
195/40R16 80W XL BW
195/45R16 84W XL BW
205/45R16 87W XL BW
205/50R16 87W BW
205/55R16 91W BW
215/35R16 81W XL BW
215/40R16 86W XL BW
215/55R16 93W BW
225/50R16 92W BW
225/55R16 95W BW
17 Inches195/40R17 81W XL BW
195/45R17 85W XL BW
205/40R17 84W XL BW
205/45R17 88W XL BW
205/50R17 93W XL BW
215/35R17 83W XL BW
215/40R17 87W XL BW
215/45R17 91W XL BW
215/50R17 95W XL BW
215/55R17 98W XL BW
225/35R17 86 XL BW
225/45R17 91W BW
225/50R17 98W XL BW
225/55R17 97W BW
235/40R17 90W BW
235/45R17 97W XL BW
235/50R17 100W XL BW
235/55R17 103W XL BW
245/40R17 91W BW
245/45R17 99W XL BW
255/40R17 94W BW
275/40R17 98W BW
18 Inches205/40R18 86Y XL BW
215/35R18 84Y XL BW
215/40R18 89Y XL BW
225/35R18 87Y XL BW
225/40R18 92W XL BW
225/45R18 95W XL BW
225/50R18 95W BW
235/40R18 95W XL BW
235/50R18 97W BW
245/35R18 92Y XL BW
245/40R18 97W XL BW
245/45R18 100W XL BW
255/35R18 94Y XL BW
255/45R18 99W BW
265/35R18 97Y XL BW
275/35R18 99Y XL BW
275/40R18 99Y BW
19 Inches215/35R19 85Y XL BW
225/35R19 88Y XL BW
225/40R19 93W XL BW
225/45R19 96W XL BW
235/35R19 91Y XL BW
245/30R19 89Y XL BW
245/35R19 93Y XL BW
245/40R19 94Y BW
245/45R19 98Y BW
245/50R19 105W XL BW
255/30R19 91Y XL BW
255/35R19 96W XL BW
255/40R19 96Y BW
265/30R19 93Y XL BW
275/30R19 96Y XL BW
275/35R19 96Y BW
275/40R19 101Y BW
20 Inches225/35R20 90Y XL BW
245/35R20 95Y XL BW
245/40R20 99Y XL BW
245/45R20 99W BW
255/30R20 92Y XL BW
255/35R20 97Y XL BW
275/30R20 97Y XL BW
275/35R20 102Y XL BW
275/40R20 106W XL BW
285/30R20 99Y XL BW

Price

You’d expect the Yokohama S. Drive to be expensive considering its excellent performance, but it’s actually listed at a reasonable starting price point of around $83. Please note, however, that the prices could vary from one dealer to another. Furthermore, the prices will vary based on the size and specs you select. Be on the lookout for special offers such as discounts, rebates, and coupons on this tire.

Warranty

It seems like the Yokohama S. Drive tire isn’t backed by a tread life warranty, but the majority of Yokohama tire models last anywhere between 3 to 4 years, with an annual mileage of 12,000-15,000 miles.

Both workmanship and materials are warranted for a period of 5 years, with free replacements during the first 2/32 inch of wear or first year of use. You also get to enjoy a 30-day trial period during which you can exchange the tire or get a refund if the tire fails to meet your expectations

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Yokohama S. Drive Tire Customer Review

Mike T. says: “I’m yet to find a Yokohama tire that I dislike, and I’ve tried quite a few. The S. Drive is arguably the most impressive tire I’ve ever used from Yokohama because it’s very well-rounded in every single department. From stability and responsiveness to traction and comfort, the tire is nothing short of impressive.”

Mike T. posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review

Cade A. says: “I’m a little biased towards Yokohama tires because it’s my go-to brand, but I kid you not, the S. Drive is on par with premium alternatives from the likes of Michelin, Bridgestone, and Goodyear. It’s incredibly comfortable, stable, and quiet. And it’s listed at a very reasonable price point.”

Cade A. posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review