Yokohama Geolandar CV G058 Review
Yokohama’s next-generation all-season tire designed specifically for modern crossovers and SUVs gains improved wet and winter traction, a quieter ride and a much longer tread life.
- Impressive wet weather grip
- Surprising winter grip
- Long life
- Some road noise
The Geolandar CV G058 makes use of a new CV2 tread compound that has unique properties to deliver improved wet weather grip – one of the tire’s best new traits. In addition, the design of the exterior tread blocks works to evacuate water at a higher level, helping further improve wet wether grip.
As one might expect from an all-season tire like this, there are four circumferential grooves on the tire to direct deeper water away from the contact patch and prevent hydroplaning.
Examine the tire tread further, there are hundreds of 2D and 3D sipes dividing the treads up into tiny sections. This helps with wet grip, but it is also designed to give the tire some genuine winter traction – without being billed as a true winter tire.
This is even true of the center tread rib, which has the unique feature of being so divided that it offers grip, while also being so close to being a continuous piece of rubber that it is able to deliver impressive highway stability and responsiveness. It also helps maintain tire shape under braking. As a result, the tire responds well to hard braking inputs in the dry. It’s similarly impressive in the wet, where the water evacuation properties work with the tire’s structure to stop short on rainy days.
Pulling al of this together is a micro-silica tread compound, which has the ability to maintain traction on wet surfaces while also wearing more slowly over time.
The latest in tire technology design was used to ensure this new tread design, while effective, is also quiet. The computer-optimized tread pattern is designed to reduce noise from the road and from the air running across the tire’s surface. It’s not amazingly silent, so we’d rate it mid-pack.
And finally, there’s the all-important question of tread life. This new tread compound and pattern is built to deliver 65,000 miles of guaranteed tread life.
Overall, we’re impressed with Yokohama’s commitment to delivering the sort of all-weather grip and long life modern crossover shoppers are really after.
Yokohama Geolandar CV G058 Price
Pricing for the Yokohama Geolandar CV G058 ranges from roughy $131 for a 16-inch tire to around $199 for a 20-inch tire.
Yokohama Geolandar CV G058 Warranty
The Geolandar CV G058 comes with a noticeable improvement in its milage guarantee as compared to the old X-CV. While that tire offered a 50,000 mile treadwear warranty, the G058 comes with a 65,000 mile warranty.
In addition, a standard limited warranty applies to the tire. This covers defects in materials and workmanship with a replacement tire offered if a tire is found to be defective in the first 2/32-inch of treadwear. From that point and down to the final 2/32-inch of useable tread, defective tires will be replaced on a pro-rated basis.
Yokohama Geolandar CV G058 Sizes
Yokohama has released 33 different sizes available for the Geolandar CV G058 as of April 1st 2020, ranging from 16-inch to 20-inch sizes. More sizes should be added to the lineup in the near future.