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Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08

Est. $230 for 235/40R17
Reviewed
April 2014
by ConsumerSearch
Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08

Pros
  • Very fast
  • Outstanding dry-pavement performance
  • Stable, predictable handling
Cons
  • No tread warranty
  • Lower ride comfort

Bottom line

The Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08 is one of the most expensive passenger tires in our report, but reviewers say its extreme performance on the track is worth the cost. It regularly posts top lap times, demonstrating outstanding steering, traction and cornering on dry pavement. The ADVAN Neova AD08 isn't as refined as some, with a stiff ride and louder tread noise, and Yokohama doesn't include a treadwear warranty.

Performance

First-place lap times. In a tire review by Car and Driver, K.C. Colwell says "on average, the Yokohama ends up the winner, meaning more drivers go quicker with this tire than any other," in comparison to extreme performance tires from brands like Michelin, Toyo and Hankook.  Colwell adds that "every aspect of this tire's dry performance (steering, grip, feedback, recovery, and precision) was strong." The Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08 even set a new dry-braking record in a TireRack.com comparison. In wet conditions, the ADVAN Neova AD08 drops back on lap times, but maintains good stability and control.  With a W-speed-rating, the Yokohama is capable of speeds up to 168 mph.

Comfort

Ride is less-refined. Similar to other high-performance tires with summer traction, the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08 trades in some comfort for extreme track performance. "The AD08 seemed louder than its 66-decibel reading, with thwacking sounds over bumps," says Car and Driver's Colwell. "Plus, its ride was pretty firm." In its four-tire comparison, TireRack.com says "the ADVAN Neova AD08 showed reasonable ride qualities over smaller bumps, but became somewhat firm when encountering larger impacts." Owners at TireRack.com say comfort and tread noise is on par with similar tires from Bridgestone and Dunlop, and a few say that noise increases as the tires wear.

Durability

Limited life span. As a summer tire, the Yokohama's 180-treadwear grade is in the normal range, though it's far lower than all-season tires and doesn't include a treadwear warranty. Reviews say the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08 doesn't last quite as long as summer tires from Bridgestone and Dunlop, but most are still satisfied overall.  The Yokohama's "lasted considerably longer than I expected; I got over two full seasons out of them," says one owner at TireRack.com with 25,000 miles on one set of Yokohamas. Another owner at TireRack.com -- also with 25,000 miles on the tires -- says the "treadwear is reasonable considering the grip."

Our Sources

1. Car and Driver

Car and Driver tests nine high-performance tires with W-speed ratings in this tire review. The Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08 takes third place overall, though testers say it regularly posts some of the fastest lap times. Dry traction is outstanding, but the Yokohama loses points for weak wet-pavement performance.

Review: Monsters of Grip: Nine Summer-Performance Tires Tested, K.C. Colwell, July 2012

2. Tire Rack

Editors say the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08 stands out with impressive traction on both dry and wet roads in this tire review. They test it along with the BFGoodrich g-Force Rival, Dunlop Direzza ZII and Bridgestone Potenza RE-11A. The Yokohama places third overall, with scores just under the leading tires.

Review: Testing Extreme Performance Summer Tires: The Boys of Summer Are Here, Editors of TireRack.com, June 6, 2013

3. Tire Rack

With an average score of 8.4 out of 10, the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08 is one of the highest ranked extreme-performance summer tires here. It ranks under Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 and Dunlop Direzza ZII but has impressive scores for handling and traction. About 90 owners review the Yokohama here.

Review: Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08, Contributors to TireRack.com, As of April 2014

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