Yokohama iceGUARD iG51v Performance
The iceGUARD iG51v by Yokohama is a truck/suv snow & ice tire with an overall rating of 4.48666666666667 / 5. This places it in spot #3 among the 8 truck/suv snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
Dry Performance Rank
The iceGUARD iG51v received a Dry Performance rating of 4.4 / 5. This ranks it #4 among the 8 truck/suv snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
Considering this, you may be underwhelmed by its performance on dry roads. However, it may perform well in other categories.
Wet Performance Rank
The iceGUARD iG51v received a Wet Performance rating of 4.6 / 5. This ranks it #3 among the 8 truck/suv snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
This is a decent rating, buyers are typically pleased with its performance on wet roads and hydroplane resistance.
Comfort Performance Rank
“Comfort” performance relates to the tire’s quietness, and smoothness. Better ratings will keep tire ‘roar’ or road-noise to a minimum. Great for luxury cars, or anybody looking for a quieter cabin.
With a Comfort Performance rating of 4.2 / 5, the iceGUARD iG51v is ranked #6 among the 8 truck/suv snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
This rating implies the tire is louder than most on the road, and/or typical buyers of this tire were generally used to quieter and smoother tires. It’s likely Yokohama was not focused on reduced road noise for the iceGUARD iG51v.
Treadwear Performance Rank
Treadwear performance is a measure of how well the tire matched up to customers’ expectations of how many miles they will last. Keep in mind, this rating can be influenced significantly by users giving it 1-star or 5-stars because expectations were too extreme. Maybe their last set of tires lasted 100,000 miles and they now think all tires will last that long (that’s extremely rare). Or perhaps their alignment was really off, causing them to wear out in only a few thousand miles.
The iceGUARD iG51v received a Treadwear Performance rating of 4.4 / 5. This ranks it #2 among the 8 truck/suv snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
This rating is ‘middle-of-the-road’, this tire tends to last relatively as long as other truck/suv snow & ice tires. Without knowing one’s specific expectations, it’s likely that a typical buyer will be happy with the mileage, but not super impressed either.
Snow & Ice Performance
Snow/Ice Performance Rank
Snow and Ice performance is tested on a specifically designed track to simulate these environments. These ratings represent how confident drivers in these conditions felt on these tires.
The iceGUARD iG51v received a Snow & Ice Performance rating of 4.7 / 5. This ranks it #2 among the 8 truck/suv snow & ice tires we’ve reviewed.
These tires rated relatively well for snow/ice. While not the absolute best, you can depend on these tires to get you through light/medium snowfall and occasional ice. However, if you frequently have deep snow or lots of ice, it would be our recommendation to find tires that fairs better in this category.
Off-Road Performance Rank
The off-road ratings represent how satisfied other drivers were in these conditions. These conditions could include anything from dirt/gravel roads to extreme offroading/bouldering. If you intend to use these in more extreme conditions, we always recommend checking individual reviews on TireRack.com for specific examples.
The iceGUARD iG51v is not rated for off-road conditions, we do not recommend attempting anything beyond casual dirt roads on this tire.
Unfortunately, Yokohama does not offer a warranty on this tire for treadlife. However, TireRack.com usually offers their own road-hazard warranty that should take care of any unexpected potholes, screws, or other debris that causes tire damage.