Experts say the Yokohama Geolandar i/T G072 is a fine winter tire for light trucks and SUVs -- just not as superior on ice as the top-rated Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 (Est. $135). Although some experts recommend the Yokohama as a great choice for driving on ice thanks to its soft tread compound, and it does a good job with ice braking in one leading test, the Blizzak and some other competitors handle ice even better. The Yokohama tire does match the Blizzak's outstanding snow traction in one test, and it brakes better on wet and dry roads than the Blizzak. But the Yokohama displays a high rolling resistance in that test, which can mean poor gas mileage. Some experts and owners also complain that the Yokohama is noisy, although they say it provides a comfortable-feeling ride.
ConsumerReports.org includes the Yokohama Geolandar i/T G072 in its latest comprehensive test of winter tires for light trucks and SUVs. Canada's Automobile Protection Association recommends the Yokohama, but without mentioning any testing. We found owner feedback for this tire at 1010Tires.com, a retail website.
The Yokohama Geolandar i/T G072 is one of 10 winter tires for SUVs and light trucks tested in ConsumerReports.org's latest rankings. Editors evaluate each tire's snow traction, braking (on ice as well as wet and dry roads), hydroplaning resistance, handling, noise, ride comfort and rolling resistance.
Review: Winter Truck Tire Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org
2. Automobile Protection Association
The Yokohama Geolandar i/T G072 is "one of the best performers on ice," this Canadian nonprofit organization says. Experts here recommend Geolandar as one of the best winter tires for light trucks and SUVs.
Review: Winter Tire Info: SUV Tires, Editors of Automobile Protection Association
This retail website has collected more than 25 owner reviews for the Yokohama Geolandar i/T G072. Customers award it 4.3 out of 5 stars overall, saying it does an evenly good job on dry, wet and snowy roads and scores well for handling, comfort, noise and treadwear.
Review: Yokohama Geolandar I-T G072, Contributors to 1010Tires.com