Yokohama Geolandar HT G056 Review
A highway-terrain tire that focuses more on on-road performance and refinement it has a slightly stiffer ride quality than most, but offers increased driving dynamics paired with long life.
Yokohama Geolandar HT G056 Review
Designed for impressive grip, no matter the season, the Yokohama Geolandar HT G056 delivers a lot, but comes up lacking in a few areas. So is it still worth it? Let’s find out.
- Good dry grip, especially under braking
- Long tread life
- Competitive pricing
- Poor winter traction
- Slightly stiffer ride
Looking at the hight points for this tire, dry grip is quite impressive and has been throughout our hands-on review of this tire. Turn in response isn’t immediate but cornering grip is high due to the reinforced shoulder blocks.
Overall we find it helps deliver a more engaging drive, which is extremely rare on highway terrain tires that normally favor mileage at the expense of driving enjoyment.
Despite sportier handling than most of its rivals, tread life is long at 70,000 miles. For highway terrain tires such as these, that number is the average for premium options. In our testing we’ve put 50,000 miles on a set and they still have plenty of life left. In fact, we anticipate beating that 70,000 mile mark considerably.
Designed for some light off-roading capability, that’s about all we’ve ever gotten up to with them. On gravel and dirt roads they grip excellently and we experienced zero slip. To achieve that, Yokohama built the interior tread blocks with zig-zag edges, giving plenty of extra traction.
Ride quality is slightly stiff for this type of tire and you do feel larger bumps in the cabin. We tested a lower profile 55 sidewall tire with larger 20-inch wheels, so we would add that higher profile options on pickup trucks should ride smoother.
Yokohama engineered this tire with plenty of wet and wintry grip technology. Using the brand’s own Orange Oil Technology combined with a silica infused tread means it should have high levels of wet grip. While independent testing for wet traction compared to rival tires has shown this tire to be somewhat lacking, in daily use, even in aggressive driving, we’ve been extremely impressed.
It’s also a true champ when it comes to hydroplaning resistance, tackling deep water and huge downpours during our lengthy test, without any issues at all.
Despite siping in the center and exterior tread blocks, winter traction is just passable. It seems Yokohama’s mix of tread life and sporty performance doesn’t also include winter grip. We’ve driven in near freezing temperatures and noticed no slip, although snow traction isn’t great. We’d recommend a proper set of winter tires if you live somewhere with regular snowfalls.
On paper, there are some drawbacks to the Geolandar HT G056. Most noticeable is the winter grip and the slighter stiffer ride. We appreciate the more engaging driving and wet traction is also quite high. Pricing is reasonable, keeping more affordable than some of the premium offerings, while tread life delivers even more value.
We’ve put a lot of miles on these tires and would definitely recommend them.
Yokohama Geolandar HT G056 Price
Pricing for the Geolandar HT G056 ranges from just under $150 for the smallest 15-inch sizes to just shy of $300 for the largest versions.
Yokohama Geolandar HT G056 Warranty
Yokohama backs the Geolandar HT H056 with a solid 70,000 mile tread life warranty for standard sizes and a 50,000 mile warranty for LT fitments.
Yokohama Geolandar HT G056 Sizes