Yokohama YK740 GTX Tire Review and Rating

Yokohama YK740 GTX tire is the company’s newest model in their touring all-season tire lineup. It is built to be used on all types of coupes, sedans, minivans, and crossovers. The Yokohama GTX Tire features dependable all-season traction. Further providing a smooth and quiet ride, and that too with a longer-lasting tread life.

Here you will go through Yokohama YK740 GTX Tire Review where we will be discussing its pros and cons as well.

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This GTX tire from Yokohama delivers a good kind of dry and wet traction. And it is because of the asymmetric tread pattern and unique ELS Orange Oil tread compound that are designed to help this tire in the same context.

Meanwhile, the ELS (End-Locked Silica) Orange Oil compound in the Yokohama YK740 GTX tire is not only environmentally friendly, but it also allows the tire to be more malleable in terms of temperatures. Consequently, delivering increased grip and better handling on dry, wet, or snow-covered road surfaces.

The GTX tire’s tread pattern and wider tread profile help to convey greater cornering grip and handling stability, which is another plus point for the YK740 tire. And when rain falls and the pavement gets wet, triple 3-D sipes and four wide-circumferential grooves drain water from the tires and provide cutting edges for better gripping on the road. Moreover, along with silica compounds, these sipes add further traction in snow.

Yokohama uses adaptive shoulder blocks and an optimized multi-pitch tread sequence hence making YK740 GTX ideal for a quieter and overall smoother ride. And this makes Yokohama YK740 GTX tire one of the quieter riding all-season tires in its class.

To add durability and stability there are twin steel belts with a nylon cord ply inside the tire. Also, there is a range of 15-20 inch sizes available, and all sizes are either H or V-speed rated. Yokohama also includes a 60K mile tread warranty as well.

Pros

  • Excellent dry traction and cornering stability
  • Triple 3-D sipes deliver very good wet grip
  • Quiet and smooth ride
  • Treadlife has shown to be longer-lasting

Cons

  • Ice braking and acceleration

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What Vehicles Will The Yokohama YK740 Fit?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • BMW 3-Series, 5-Series
  • Buick LeSabre, Century
  • Chevy Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Monte Carlo
  • Chrysler Sebring, Town, and Country, 300M
  • Dodge Grand Caravan, Stratus, Intrepid
  • Ford Fusion, Taurus, Focus
  • Honda Accord, Civic, Fit, CR-V, Odyssey
  • Hyundai Equus, Sonata, Genesis
  • Kia Optima
  • Lexus ES, GS, IS, LS
  • Mazda 2, 3, 5, 6, CX-5, CX-7
  • Nissan Altima, Maxima
  • Nissan Altima, Maxima, Sentra
  • Toyota Camry, Corolla, Prius, Avalon
  • Volkswagen CC, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Passat
  • Volvo S60, V70, V90, S80, S90

Yokohama YK740 GTX Tire Sizes

15

175/65R15 84H BW
185/55R15 82V BW
195/60R15 88H BW
195/65R15 91H BW
205/60R15 91H BW
205/65R15 94H BW

16

185/55R16 83H BW
195/45R16 84H XL BW
195/50R16 84H BW
195/55R16 87H BW
205/55R16 91H BW
205/60R16 92H BW
205/65R16 95H BW
215/55R16 97H XL BW
215/60R16 95V BW
215/65R16 98H BW
225/50R16 92V BW
225/55R16 99V XL BW
225/60R16 98H BW
235/65R16 103H BW

17″

205/45R17 84V BW
205/50R17 93V BW
215/50R17 95V XL BW
215/55R17 94V BW
225/50R17 94V BW
225/55R17 97V BW
225/60R17 99H BW
235/50R17 96V BW
235/55R17 99H BW
235/60R17 102H BW

18″

215/55R18 95H BW
225/45R18 95V XL BW
225/50R18 95H BW
225/55R18 98H BW
225/60R18 100H BW
235/45R18 94V BW
235/55R18 100V BW
235/60R18 107H XL BW
245/45R18 100V XL BW
245/50R18 100V BW
255/55R18 109V XL BW

19″

225/55R19 99V BW
235/40R19 96V XL BW
235/50R19 99V BW
235/55R19 105V XL BW
245/55R19 103H BW
255/45R19 100V BW
255/50R19 107V XL BW

20″

235/55R20 102H BW
245/40R20 99V XL BW
245/50R20 102H BW
255/50R20 109V XL BW
255/55R20 110H XL BW
265/50R20 107V BW

Price range

Yokohama YK740 GTX prices range from approximately $97 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons, and special offers on this tire.

Warranty

Yokohama provides a 60,000-mile tread life warranty on the YK740 GTX. There is also a first 2/32 inch of wear guarantee on the tire’s uniformity for all sizes.

Meanwhile, materials and workmanship are guaranteed for 5-years and include a first-year or first 2/32 inch of wear-free tire replacement. And a prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.

Overall thought

Although it is new, we can say that YK740 GTX from Yokohama is a nice addition to the touring all-season class. With its new technology and solid performance, it is definitely a tire that ranks in the upper half of the range.

Traction on dry and wet pavements is ensured and inspires confidence whether driving around the city or on the highway. It not only delivers a good response but also gives better cornering stability that you like to see in a touring tire.

It is built in a way to provide a smooth and quiet ride and that too with a longer-lasting tread life. Well, the only issue you may face is braking and acceleration on ice and hard-packed snow. While it is an all-season tire and of course it is not particularly made for the winter season only. Therefore, it does pretty well in light to moderate snow.

Overall this YK740 GTX tire from Yokohama delivers a good kind of dry and wet traction. As well as a quieter and smoother ride which makes the Yokohama YK740 GTX tire one of the ideal all-season tires in its class.

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