while driving a
Honda Civic 1.5T
(215/55 R16) on
I've had these fitted, now, for three Canadian winters. Consider this a mid-life/end-life review (depending if I toss them early).
Snow? They're ok. Reasonable grip, reasonable clearing capability from snow/slush building in the treads.
Ice? Surprisingly ok. For a winter-rated rubber, they're "as-expected". Ice really isn't fun to drive on, I've never really been caught offguard by ice on the roads, so I'd actually consider these to be pretty decent here.
Dry? Mediocre-to-bad. On dry cold roads, the car slides and moves more than it should. Aggressive (or, spirited) driving is heavily discouraged by the Yokohamas and they will give-way quickly.
Wet? Downright dangerous. These have got got to be one of the worst sets of rubber on a car for damp/wet/rainy/slush weather that I've ever experienced.
Other comfort related notes: these tires wander in grooved pavement and brushed concrete surfaces and generally make the car feel unsettled. They provide little-to-no feedback from the front end which is exasperated by the wandering.
I would not purchase again. Winter tires need to be capable in a wide range of weather from ice & snow, to wet & slush as the temperatures rise before you swap over to all-season/summer tires. The lack of traction in the rain is absolutely horrendously dangerous and forces you to drive so cautiously that you'd think you'd be on proper ice. Thankfully (or oddly) the traction in the wet, whilst braking, is not as bad as it is for acceleration/turning.