Toyo Proxes CF1

The Toyo Proxes CF1 is a Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre review data from 45 tyre reviews averaging 78% over 574,601 miles driven.

Dry Grip 85%
Wet Grip 80%
Road Feedback 80%
Handling 76%
Wear 68%
Comfort 80%
Buy again 76%

The Proxes CF1 is ranked 31st of 232 Summer Touring tyres.

This tyre has been replaced by the Toyo Proxes CF2.

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Top 3 Toyo Proxes CF1 Reviews

Given 52% while driving a Mazda MX5 (245/50 R16) on a combination of roads for 20,000 average miles
Very disappointed with these. Bought these in stages to replace the factory fit Yokohamas. Fine when the Toyo's were on the rear only but immediately i changed the fronts from the Yokohamas to these Toyos the car felt unbalanced and like the front was skittering across the road. Repeated checks on the tyres, suspension, steering geometry and tracking revealed no issues. Finally relieved to have worn them down enough to justify changing them I now have Goodyear Effective Performance on all 4 wheels and my car is finally balanced again. I won't buy Toyos again.
Helpful 58 - tyre reviewed on July 31, 2013
Given 83% while driving a Audi quattro (195/50 R15 W) on a combination of roads for 14,000 spirited miles
Firstly I don't really understand why they are in mid range section ?
I had all possible brand of the tyres on all my cars for last 30 years
and I can honestly say that I wont buy any thing else then toyo proxes any more !
Helpful 64 - tyre reviewed on December 16, 2010
Given 86% while driving a Volkswagen Golf (185/60 R14) on mostly country roads for 5,000 spirited miles
I drove these tyres for one and a half seasons (sold the car with them on).
Grippy as hell on the dry. Never had any like them. Both acceleration and braking are good, but side grip is amazing.
In the wet they have a limit, but they let you know well before anything bad happens.
The only downside is the way they wear... After just ~ 8.000km/5.000mls they have around 3mm depth of thread left. I guess you can't have them all.
Btw, for fun, you can mix them with a set of older, not so grippy tyres on the back and you're gonna get a very tail happy car, great to drive on bendy montain roads.
Helpful 36 - tyre reviewed on June 16, 2014
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Given 83% while driving a Opel Corsa D 1.4 (185/65 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 20,000 average miles
Overall these were very good tyres fitted on a Corsa D 1.4. Replaced the original Dunlop Sport 01 (185/65/15R 88T) which didn't feel like a good tyre for this car, at least for what I've expected. When fitted CF1, it was like driving a new upgraded car! Nice grip all-around, better cornering in any type of weather, including very heavy rain (couldn't see 2m beyond the hood!) and good wear ratio. My front CF1 wheels lasted for 3 full years when I first noticed a spin in easy road conditions (approx. 20k miles, 35000km) in which case I decided to get a new set for safety reasons although it looked like it still has enough depth and I may could stretch this for another year. I kept CF1 at back which lasted for about 69000 km (37k miles) with 4mm left but it started to slip thus I changed them too.
Helpful 26 - tyre reviewed on November 19, 2015
Given 97% while driving a Porsche 911 SC Targa 1983 (225/60 R15 V) on a combination of roads for 1 spirited miles
I fitted Toyo CFs to my 1980s Porsche 911 SC Targa after a very unsatisfactory experience with Bridgestones which badly accentuated body roll. Much too hard. The Toyos on my 15" ATS cookie cutter wheels not only looked period correct but brought back feeling and feedback. After fitting the Toyos everyone in the trade that drove the car commented on how well it drove. Some improvement was due to going from 16s to 15s which increases the tyre wall height giving a much more period correct feel, but the Toyo tyres with their softer tyre wall added a lot to the enjoyment. With a Bilstein sports suspension set up and 6J & 7J 15" ATS or Fuchs shod with Toyos you are nearing motoring heaven. This gives a period correct set up which many early race 911s would have used. Speed and handling is not all about low profile tyres on bigger wheels - in fact the very opposite. I think Toyos are really excellent tyres for classic sports cars. They sponsor the BRSCC Porsche racing series today.
Helpful 27 - tyre reviewed on March 27, 2015
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Given 96% while driving a Subaru Forester 2.0 XT (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 10,000 average miles
I brought my 08 Diesel Forester used 2 years back partly because I'd heard they were good on fuel and could get anywhere. I've not been disappointed. A wonderful smooth ride on the TOYO 225/55/R17 101W at the front and Yokohama (same spec' apart from 97R) at the back. The tyres were used when I bought the vehicle with 45K on the clock andI suppose I've done 10,000 since then in just over two years. All I can say is I shall be looking up the same brand of tyre again as cornering feels like I'm on rails and never given me the slightest suggestion that the car will break out. 'Smooth Grandpa', as my Grandaughters says, and just to belay the myth these Scooby diesel's go like the clappers when you know how to handle them.
Helpful 29 - tyre reviewed on September 17, 2014
Given 86% while driving a Mazda MX5 (185/60 R14 H) on mostly country roads for 2,000 spirited miles
I have these on my eunos roadster (mark I MX5) to be fair I never take it out in the rain, its a rolling project, so I have given it the average of other peoples for wet.... in the dry on a RWD car with NO electronics these are really good tyres, lots of grip, comfy, progressive on the limit (fun oversteer, no scary moments) and at £50 fitted a corner, a bargin I think! I will definatly buy these again if I'm skint.... if not some track day tyres may be in order , as I dont drive it in the rain ;) only thing scoring lower on these is wear, they seem to be quite soft, but then I suppose thats where the dry grip comes from! perfectly balanced though ideal for an MX5 :)
Helpful 28 - tyre reviewed on July 2, 2014
Given 81% while driving a Fiat doblo (205/60 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 20,000 easy going miles
I bought the 'C' rated cargo version for my van. Most van tyres are noisy, but the modern 5 rib design of the CF1 and a slightly softer rubber compound means they are much quieter and makes the van corner better in the dry, more like a hatchback with much less understeer. They are not great on mud and snow though like most 5 rib designs.
Helpful 31 - tyre reviewed on May 25, 2014
Given 84% while driving a Vauxhall Vectra (215/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
Fantastic on my third set of these as i do 2000 miles a month up and down the A1/A17 in fact they suit the vectra im driving that much that i have just bought another pair from germany. The grip more than compensates for the vectras bodyroll giving it almost rail like handling in the dry,they can be slightly tricky on greasy roads like just after a rainfall but on the whole a brilliant well wearing and very grippy tyre for a big 5 door car. I have been a toyo customer since 1998 and nothing to date comes close for me...keep making exellent tyres!!
Helpful 29 - tyre reviewed on September 12, 2013
Given 64% while driving a SEAT Leon FR tdi (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 7,000 spirited miles
Grip wise very good tire. As good as any premium sport tire in the wet or dry. Bags and bags of grip. But with grip comes the problem with these tires. These tires on my car have only lasted for 7k miles. Which is not good! Was hoping for at least 10k miles. Thats the only reason i wont be buying them again
Helpful 32 - tyre reviewed on February 17, 2013
Given 87% while driving a Toyota Yaris (175/65 R14) on mostly town for 500 average miles
Bought second hand, our Yaris was fitted with awful Bob Jane All Rounders on the front (leave the car at home if it's raining!!) and a Bridgestone and a Sonar on the rear. Strange combination with crap results.

Recently fitted to our Yaris, the Toyo CF1's have transformed the car. At once, the car became quiet, smooth, more comfortable, with lighter steering and a more confidant feel. We didn't know the Yaris could feel this good! Even the acceleration became easier and smoother!

Both my wife and I were pleasantly surprised how much better the car now feels and even the price was good. $109 each Australian (with $10 cash back). At this stage the only unknown is how well the tyres will wear.

P.S. This is one of the few tyres still Made in Japan. And it shows!! Bravo!
Helpful 32 - tyre reviewed on December 22, 2012
Given 74% while driving a Renault Laguna 2.0 (195/60 R15) on a combination of roads for 60,000 spirited miles
I first started using these on my Nissan Primera 1.6 Si about 6 years ago, then again on my 2.0 Laguna when it replaced the Primera. When driving about town I tend to take it quite easy, and while on the open road my right foot seems to gain weight..... I enjoy hard cornering, and don't hang back when the conditions are good.
In the dry these are fantastic tyres and will match or beat any equivalent priced tyre on the market for grip and performance, and also give several premium brands a run for their money - I can't fault them on that score.
In the wet they offer reasonably good grip and excellent feedback, plenty of warning before they let go - I've pushed it a bit just to see how they respond. My main complaint about wet driving is their tendency to spin when doing a hill start, or under hard-ish acceleration.
Their big downfall is the treadwear - it's crap! I cover about 8,000 to 10,000 miles per year and generally replace the fronts annually (9-12 months) and rears every 18-24 months. When I next replace them I'll probably pay a bit more for tyres that will last longer, and am actually sad to do so as I do like these tyres, but need something that needs replaced less often.
Helpful 28 - tyre reviewed on December 10, 2012
Given 69% while driving a Honda Accord CTDi (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 25,000 spirited miles
Put simply, I've had tyres deliver equivalent grip and feel (I drive pretty hard) but last much longer. Everything else fine but disappointed with the wear.
Helpful 24 - tyre reviewed on November 17, 2012
Given 66% while driving a Vauxhall Astra 1.7 CDTI (195/60 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 18,000 easy going miles
Fairly good tyre for the price and performs well in wet and dry conditions. However, not impressed with tyre wear and tread has started to perish prematurely. I am currently running hankook kinergy tyres and am very impressed all round.
Helpful 28 - tyre reviewed on August 1, 2012
Given 69% while driving a Honda Civic Type S (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 11,000 spirited miles
Honda civic "S" Driven on rural roads,central belt scotland. Don't tend to hold back when possible.
Good tread pattern, commented on by several work colleagues, comfortable tyre with good feed back and control in both wet and dry conditions.
So far a good well priced tyre, but after 11K miles are the next best thing to slicks!! Very poor wearability, Maybe roads, maybe driving, but would have to think seriously before buying again
Helpful 30 - tyre reviewed on July 2, 2012