Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905

Dry Grip 93%
Wet Grip 95%
Road Feedback 90%
Handling 93%
Wear 90%
Comfort 90%
Buy again 98%
Snow Grip 94%
Ice Grip 87%

The Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905 is a Premium Touring Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

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Tyre review data from 8 tyre reviews averaging 92% over 61,000 miles driven.

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2020 Winter Tyre Market Overview - 52 Tyre Braking Test - 22nd of 49 tyres

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2019 Auto Bild Winter 17 inch Tyre Test - 14th of 21 tyres

  • Positive - Good traction on snow, short wet braking distances, good dry handling
  • Negative - Understeer in the wet, poor aquaplaning resistance
  • Overall - Good
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Top Yokohama BluEarth Winter V905 Review

Given 98% while driving a Mazda 626 (195/60 R15 T) on a combination of roads for 500 average miles
Great winter tyres, on dry these Yokohamas are like summer tyres, grip is excellent. On wet there is no problem, even a few cm of water was not a big deal but that was not with highway speed, up to 80kmph. Snow traction is great, no problem in deep snow but I had only one trip on snow in town so it is hard to say how good they are on snow.
They are comfortable, but should be better. Will buy again definitelly.
Thread pattern is similar to Continental, but I like this one more :D.
93 - tyre reviewed on March 19, 2018   

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Given 84% while driving a Audi A6 Avant 3.0 TDI Quattro (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 3,000 average miles
It's a very good tire, I use to have it on my previous car as well. It excelsd on dry a wet roads, good road feedback, maybe little bit more rolling resistance but that's acceptable for winter tire surely. For about a 95EUR/piece and the place I live (Czech Republic) is definitely one of the best choice. If you live in the mountains, you better go for the tire which excels in driving in the snow and on the ice but that's what I do not need actually.
0 - tyre reviewed on January 13, 2021   
Given 89% while driving a BMW 330D Touring (255/40 R18 V) on a combination of roads for 20,000 spirited miles
Have run these tyres on two different cars over winter for the last 4 years. The first set on a Honda Civic Type R in 205/45 R17 and the second set on a BMW F31 330 Touring in 255/40 R18 These tyres are simply incredible! The levels of grip they give when the road surface temp gets below 6 degrees C is almost on par with summer tyres. I have absolute confidence in the ability to stop and turn the car as and when required on slippery and frozen surfaces. Have taken the BMW into the French and Swiss alps a number of times and absolutely no drama, even when other cars are stopping to put on snow chains over alpine passes with fresh snow, and my BMW is rear wheel drive so notoriously bad in these conditions with normal tyres on. The Honda has also done really well with these tyres and with a front to back rotation we have got 20,000 miles out of a set of these tyres, and the Type R is pretty hard on front tyres being high power and front wheel drive. The only downside I would say is that the tyre compound is a bit soft when temps rise. Anything above about 6c road surface temp (not air temp) is going to be putting extra wear on the tyres. consequently in the UK I only fit them from December through to March when the weather is coldest. Also the sidewall is a little softer than summer tyres so the steering does not feel quite as precise as my summer tyres on initial turn in, but the grip is excellent so can forgive them of this. I would have no hesitation buying these tyres again
0 - tyre reviewed on November 10, 2020   
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Given 93% while driving a Subaru Impreza WRX STI (245/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 7,000 spirited miles
Hands down the best performing tyre in snow and ice I've ever used. On snow they are genuinely like a summer tyre in the wet. There is a very steep hill leading into my village and I can stop on the steepest point in deep snow and pull away again without spinning a wheel. Breaking on the snow and ice is just as good. Steering is millimetre perfect also. Used these tyres for two winters now and put around 7k miles on them and they are barely worn at all. They are also fantastic on cold and wet roads standing water is of no concern. My only complaint about them is that they feel quite unstable at 'high' speed in the dry and feel a bit floaty. However despite this they have handled any emergency manoeuvres with ease and have never let the car get out of control. 100% will buy again without a seconds hesitation.
7 - tyre reviewed on February 27, 2020   
Given 98% while driving a Ford Fiesta (195/55 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 6,000 spirited miles
Great hold on both dry and wet road too good and in the snow it makes some noise
2 - tyre reviewed on December 28, 2019   
Given 89% while driving a MINI Clubman (215/40 R18) on for 1,000 average miles
I have a fairly long commute, and Scottish morning icy conditions this time of year aren’t great for summer rubber. After spending way too much time deciding which winter tyres to fit my mini with ended up going for the Yokohamas hoping they would hit the sweet spot in terms of price/quality tradeoff. So far I’ve done about a thousand motorway and b-road miles. Very happy with it. It is way better than the stock mini summer tyres in everything but dry grip (which you would expect). But even there the difference is smaller than I expected. Happy so far.
2 - tyre reviewed on December 12, 2019   

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