Yokohama AVS dB v550

The Yokohama AVS dB v550 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre review data from 6 tyre reviews averaging 81% over 96,010 miles driven.

Dry Grip 88%
Wet Grip 77%
Road Feedback 83%
Handling 82%
Wear 67%
Comfort 92%
Buy again 80%

The AVS dB v550 is ranked 38th of 149 Summer Premium Touring tyres.

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Top 3 Yokohama AVS dB v550 Reviews

Given 99% while driving a Honda Fit (Jazz) (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 5,000 average miles
These tyres transformed the Honda Jazz/Fit. THe ride is so much softer and much more quiet than the OEM tyres.
Helpful 42 - tyre reviewed on November 27, 2013
Given 50% while driving a Audi A4 (215/55 R16 V) on mostly motorways for 10,000 average miles
Fitted to an Audi A4 1.9TDI (2004). In 16000km they've worn down to approx 50%. Pretty quiet, as advertised. Better than average feedback and straight line response. Good, wide water evacuation channels, but too soft for the rough aggregate of South African roads.
Helpful 52 - tyre reviewed on August 28, 2010
Given 96% while driving a Honda Civic (190/60 R15) on a combination of roads for 56,000 easy going miles
I have a 2004 Honda Civic 170i sedan. I previously had this set on my Company BMW (225/45/17) Got about 70000kms with the BMW. On the Honda - Close to 90000kms!!
Excellent tyre. Very good all rounder. Great value for money- Yes they can be pricey, depends where you buy it, But the long life span is definitely worth every penny.

Excellent in wet and dry. Low, if not no noise. Much better than the Goodyear Efficient grip that came with the car.
Helpful 28 - tyre reviewed on October 10, 2016
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Given 87% while driving a Lexus LS400 (225/60 R16 W) on mostly motorways for 0 average miles
The best tyres I have had on my Lexus LS400, having used many different brands on this car over the years. The dB550s are very quiet and smooth, yet offer surprisingly good handling and grip. The big problem is availability; I could not purchase another set, as Yokohama Japan is no longer shipping the size I need to UK. Assymetric tyres are noticeably noisy on the LS400; the OE Dunlop D8z were symmetrical and quiet. Being a directional V-shaped pattern, the dB550s do tramline more than desirable, but nowhere as badly as the otherwise good Uniroyal Rain Experts my car wears currently.
Helpful 19 - tyre reviewed on January 24, 2011
Given 76% while driving a Jaguar XJ6 (225/60 R16 W) on a combination of roads for 25,000 average miles
These are excellent tyres for a heavy luxury car like the Jaguar. Biased towards silence and comfort, they suit the relaxed nature of the car very well. They are not the grippiest in the wet, but they give up progressively and if the tail slides it's easily caught. I will buy them again as they suit tha car so well, and they really are very quiet running.
Helpful 27 - tyre reviewed on January 16, 2011
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Given 80% while driving a Volkswagen Passat 1.9Tdi (205/60 R15 V) on a combination of roads for 10 spirited miles
Very impressed with the 'chuckability' of the car on country roads, easy to 'read' in the wet - can hold it right on the limit - need a lower profile to fully explore dry road limits (I never got there - you would really need a circuit to fully explore).
Very confidence inspiring on motorways (usually 80 to 90, wet or dry!), the only thing to watch for being flooded areas, otherwise driving in wet same performance characteristics as dry, not quite! :-)
Watch for the diesel spills/ change in road surface, readable when you find them but since you are probably closer to the limit on these tyres (confidence) you may not have much room to spare!
Big disapointment is wear rate, fronts have little left after 10,000 miles - rears about 30% worn - would fit again if I can find them!
Helpful 23 - tyre reviewed on August 3, 2009