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Yokohama Avid Envigor

Discussion in 'Gen II Prius Main Forum' started by Carol.B, May 19, 2011.

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  1. Carol.B

    Carol.B New Member

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    Has anyone had any recent experience with the Yokohama Avid EnVigor? I have a 2008 Prius and need tires asap. Had these recommended but wondered how Prius owners would rate them for handling, gas mileage and wear.
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    Paradox Prius Enthusiast / Moderator Staff Member

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    There are better tires for the Prius. Click the LRR Tire link in my signature. :)
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    Put them on my 04 about 7,000 miles ago and although I don't know all the tires, they were a huge improvement over my old ones.

    I did a lot or research and was going to go with the Michelin Hydro Edge. The problem is they were not readily available at the the time. So I went with the ENVIgor and have been very satisfied.

    First, they were about $50 PER TIRE less than the Michelin. Their rating is just about as good. I start with Tire Rack for ratings. Don't trust one or two people here as they have biases and their driving needs and habits may differ WILDLY from yours! Start here: Consumer Survey Results By Category

    What you need to do is decide on priorities. I wanted a solid handling tire that can do well in moderate winter weather. Don't put too much emphasis on mileage, as the small difference in mileage will take years to pay for, if you figure the higher initial cost of the tire!

    I also wanted a tire that can handle well. To me that once or twice a year incident, where road grip, braking distance, hydroplane resistance, or traction will make the difference between a close call or an accident, is where a tire REALLY pays for itself.

    I have put the ENVIgor tires through all types of driving, including winter driving and it is a great tire. My mileage took a hit for 2k or so but is back to normal. If you do a lot of winter driving, there may be better choices. But it handles great, it is very quiet, and the cost is less then most of the premium tires. I can give them my recommendation.

    Good luck!
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    Keep in mind that a LRR all season tire need not be more expensive than a regular all season tire as is suggested above. There are great LRR tires in the $70 to $90 range that can handle bad weather. Yokohama does not offer the $70 rebates like Michelin and Bridgestone do so if you truly want to save money and fuel you may want to check those brands out.
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