Yokohama YK-HTX Review

The Yokohama YK-HTX is one of the most prominent hybrid all-season tires available today. If you analyze the tire’s name, you’ll quickly be able to tell that it’s a highway-terrain tire (H/T), but what does that “X” mean? The entire abbreviation stands for “highway-terrain cross-country,” which means that this is a pavement-oriented tire with mild off-roading capabilities.

In this Yokohama YK-HTX review, we cover everything you need to know about the tire, from its strengths and weaknesses to its sizes, specs, prices, and warranty, so you ought to stick around for a bit. 

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Yokohama YK-HTX (Our Review)

Overall Assessment

The Yokohama YK-HTX is one of those new tires that utilize orange oil technology in their tread compound for improved tread life. The compound is also infused with silica content to ensure a high level of traction on dry and wet surfaces. 

The tire features an optimized contact patch that improves steering response and handling, in addition to an optimized sidewall to slow down treadwear. If you inspect the outer portion of the tread, you’ll notice a host of shoulder blocks that are designed to adapt to the tread’s condition to ensure long-lasting comfort and quiet driving performance. 

The YK-HTX is an excellent tire for navigating wet and snowy pavement, as it’s equipped with 3D siping that grants the tire a lot of biting edges for optimal traction. The siping also adds to the tire’s stability significantly. 

Like we already mentioned, this tire is suitable for light-duty off-roading purposes, so we don’t recommend driving on ultra-beaten terrain because it’s not designed for that. 

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Pros:

  • Excellent traction on dry and wet pavement
  • Flaunts incredible performance in the snow
  • Very quiet and comfortable riding experience
  • Backed by an excellent 70,000-mile warranty

Cons:

  • Not suitable for use on very rough terrains

Vehicles That Can Use Yokohama YK-HTX 

The Yokohama YK-HTX  is designed for drivers of all trucks, SUVs, and crossovers. Below is a list of some of the most popular vehicles that are compatible with the Yokohama YK-HTX.

  • Jeep: Grand Cherokee, Liberty
  • Ford: Edge, Escape, Explorer
  • Nissan: Armada, Pathfinder
  • Toyota: Highlander, Tundra, Sequoia
  • Volvo: XC60, XC90
  • GMC: Terrain, Yukon, Envoy
  • Honda: CR-V, Pilot, Element
  • Infiniti: QX56, QX80
  • Mazda: CX-9, Tribute
  • Chevrolet: Tahoe, Traverse, Avalanche, Equinox
  • Dodge: Durango, Journey, Nitro

Sizes and Specs

SizeAvailable Specs
15 InchesP235/75R15 108T XL BW
16 Inches215/70R16 100T BW
225/70R16 103T BW
P225/75R16 106T XL BW
235/70R16 106T BW
245/70R16 107T BW
P245/75R16 109T BW
P255/70R16 112T XL BW
265/70R16 112T BW
P265/75R16 114T BW
LT215/85R16 115R E BW
LT225/75R16 115R E BW
LT235/85R16 120R E BW
LT245/75R16 120R E BW
LT265/75R16 123R E BW
17 Inches225/65R17 102H BW
235/65R17 104H BW
P235/70R17 108T XL BW
245/65R17 107T BW
P245/70R17 108T BW
255/65R17 110T BW
265/65R17 116T XL BW
P265/70R17 113T BW
LT235/80R17 120R E BW
LT265/70R17 121R E BW
18 Inches235/65R18 110T XL BW
245/60R18 105H BW
255/70R18 113T BW
265/60R18 114H XL BW
265/65R18 114T BW
265/70R18 116T BW
275/65R18 116T BW
285/60R18 120H XL BW
19 InchesP255/60R19 108H BW
20 Inches275/55R20 117H XL BW
275/60R20 115H BW

Prices

The YK-HTX is listed at a starting price point of about $110. Granted, it’s on the expensive side, but you may find special offers such as discounts, rebates, and coupons that can help you knock off a few dollars off its price tag. 

Warranty

The p-metric sizes of the Yokohama YK-HTX are covered by a 70,000-mile or 6-year tread warranty, whereas LT sizes are backed by a 50,000-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 2/32 inch of wear or the first year of use. 

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Yokohama YK-HTX Tire Customer Review

Stanley T. says: “I’ve been using the Yokohama YK-HTX on my Toyota Highlander for quite some time now, and I’m very pleased with its performance. I can take it for a pleasant and comfortable drive in the city, and I can even use it to drive over uneven terrain without any problems.”

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

John B. says: “This is by far the most impressive tire I’ve ever used. It can do it all. It drives very well on both dry and wet pavement. It also performs on snow and ice with great efficiency. I’d recommend this tire for anyone looking to enjoy a great driving experience on the tarmac as well as on rough terrain.”

John B. posted 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5) review

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