Yokohama YK740 GTX Review

Yokohama’s latest all-season touring tire, the YK740 GTX delivers a luxury ride at an affordable price.

PROS

  • Quiet
  • Comfortable
  • Great wet weather grip
  • Price
  • Surprisingly good winter grip

CONS

  • Could use more dry weather grip

Looking like a rather conventional all-season tire it features four deep circumferential grooves to evacuate water, which are aided by long slits between the shoulder tread blocks. The design is asymmetrical, with particular focus on a few small features that aid in wet weather grip, while also delivering a significant contact patch. As a result, the tread wears more evenly and is partially responsible for the tire’s 60,000 mile tread life warranty.

The tread is made of what Yokohama calls an “ELS orange oil compound” that has numerous benefits, not least of which is the increased tread life over past Yokohama all-season tour tires. Perhaps its greatest feat is its ability to resist changes in temperature with owners reporting impressive grip in below-freezing climates.

Further aiding both the wet and winter grip are the triple 3D sipes built into the tread design to give thousands of extra edges for extra grip. The unique arrangement of the sipes also helps to bring the tread blocks together under cornering, giving the tire overall better stability and a more performance-focused ride.

However, if there is one drawback to the tire it’s that it’s not as engaging to drive as some in its class. Still, that’s not unusual with touring tires as they tend to focus more on comfort and quietness. Those two features are especially prevalent here, with customers raving about the serene ride. Not a bad tradeoff by any means, especially considering this tire is favorably priced for a touring tire from a tier-one manufacturer.

Yokohama YK740 GTX Price

Pricing for the Yokohama YK740 GTX tire starts at just under $100 per tire for a 15-inch fitment and goes up to roughly $200 per tire for a 20-inch size.

Yokohama YK740 GTX Warranty

Yokohama backs the YK740 GTX wit a 60,000 mile tread life warranty.

Yokohama YK740 GTX Sizes

15-inch sizes
175/65/R15
195/65/R15
185/55/R15
205/60/R15
195/60/R15

16-inch sizes
185/55/R16
215/65/R16
195/45/R16
215/60/R16
205/60/R16
205/65/R16
205/55/R16
225/60/R16
195/55/R16
215/55/R16
235/60/R16
225/55/R16

17-inch sizes
205/45/R17
235/60/R17
205/50/R17
215/55/R17
215/50/R17
235/55/R17
225/60/R17
225/50/R17
235/50/R17
225/55/R17

18-inch sizes
215/55/R18
225/55/R18
225/50/R18
225/60/R18
245/50/R18
235/60/R18
225/45/R18
235/55/R18
235/45/R18
245/45/R18
255/55/R18

19-inch sizes
235/50/R19
235/55/R19
245/55/R19
235/40/R19
255/50/R19
225/55/R19
255/45/R19

20-inch sizes
245/50/R20
255/50/R20
245/40/R20