- 65,000-mile treadwear warranty
- Superb performance in dry and wet conditions
- Excellent handling characteristics
- Some competitors are a bit more comfortable
- Steering feedback is slightly muted
Getting a crossover or an SUV isn’t all about the off-road performance. Even though they can be capable in non-paved situations, that’s not the main reason why they are becoming more and more popular.
Depending on the class and manufacturer, going for a crossover or an SUV means that you can get a more spacious interior, bigger boot, softer ride, and even better capability to haul cargo. While some people may be fine with a sedan or a hatchback, others may want something more.
Owning a car from this class doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll be driving it in off-road conditions. Some people have had SUVs for years and haven’t driven a single mile away from paved roads. With that said, the tire option is crucial and will depend on your driving habits.
If you spend a lot of the time driving on paved roads, the type of car you drive won’t make much of a difference, and you’d probably be going for touring tires. Maybe a few owners would go for something more performance-oriented, but I’ll leave that for another review.
Today’s pick comes from a premium brand from Japan – Yokohama, and the tire in question is the Geolandar CV G058. It’s an all-season touring tire designed for crossovers, SUVs, and even some minivans. Yokohama has a lot of claims about the tire, and I’ll be looking to see if things are as the company says.
What are the features of the Yokohama Geolandar CV G058?
Like most all-season tires, the Geolandar CV G058 features a rubber compound that works in a wide temperature range. The rubber’s silica enables the tire to remain pliable in colder temperatures, and it should also help improve the traction in wet conditions.
In addition to that, the 4 circumferential grooves and lateral sipes are designed to help the tire evacuate larger amounts of water, meaning that you should have excellent aquaplaning resistance.
For winter conditions, the silica in the compound isn’t the only aspect that comes to aid. The Geolandar CV G058 has 2D and 3D sipes incorporated within the tread design to help with traction on snow. Around the shoulders, Yokohama incorporated serrated grooves, which should bring additional improvements in the grip and traction performance.
One of the main features of touring tires is longevity, and Yokohama also paid attention to that. The flat profile combined with the chamfered edges is designed to increase the contact patch and even out traction across it. The result of this should be even wear and longer tread life.
On the refinement side of things, the Geolandar CV G058 features a five-pitch variation in the tread, designed to help with comfort and lower noise levels.
Treadwear Rating: 4/5
How does it behave on dry tarmac?
The performance on dry roads with the Geolandar CV G058 is superb, and it becomes apparent why this tire is in the premium segment.
You will hardly find yourself in a situation where you’ll need more traction and grip. The Geolandar CV G058 can stick to the road efficiently and won’t struggle even if you get aggressive. Hard acceleration won’t result in a slip except in some very extreme situations. Braking is a similar story, and the tire has one of the shortest braking distances in this class. Going into a corner will give you a confident feel, so you have the option to push it without worrying about letting go mid-corner.
In the handling department, it’s not a bad performer. The Geolandar CV G058 is a very responsive tire but suffers from slightly muted feedback. It doesn’t have the softest sidewall, and even though you will notice some flex, it’s not the worst in this regard.
Dry Rating: 4.5/5
How does it behave over wet and slippery roads?
Yokohama claimed that it made the Geolandar CV G058 perform excellently in wet conditions and managed to achieve that. This is one of the best wet-performing tires in the category.
Grip and traction levels with the Geolandar CV G058 are superb. The tire can stick to the road even when you’re more aggressive or drive a more powerful car. Naturally, the tire will break away at a certain point, but it won’t be something that an average driver will notice too much.
As for the safety the Geolandar CV G058 provides, it’s on the highest level possible. You get a tire with excellent braking distances, combined with superb aquaplaning resistance. It will have no problem remaining stable in deeper water patches.
Wet Rating: 4.5/5
How is it over snow?
The Geolandar CV G058 performs pretty well in the winter, like most all-season tires from this class.
Traction is quite good in light snow conditions, meaning that you have a perfectly usable tire. It remains decently stable and provides good handling characteristics. The Geolandar CV G058 is pretty good even over hardpacked snow, a situation where some of its competitors struggle.
Naturally, the tire will struggle in deeper snow, as it’s not a proper winter tire. Also, the traction on ice is good but not class-leading.
Snow Rating: 3.5/5
Is it comfortable and refined?
Yokohama claims to have paid attention to refinement when designing the Geolandar CV G058, and it shows up to a point.
On the comfort side of things, the Geolandar CV G058 is pretty good as far as touring tires go. It will deliver a comfortable driving experience, but it won’t provide the best experience. The sidewall is soft enough to smooth out most of the road imperfections but won’t eliminate them completely, especially in the cases of bigger potholes. Vibrations are also almost eliminated, but some can be felt in the cabin.
For the noise, things are much better. The Geolandar CV G058 is a surprisingly quiet tire, and I believe it can trade blows with most of the premium competitors. Even at higher speeds or rougher terrain, the tire will remain as quiet as a touring tire should be.
Comfort Rating: 4/5
Is it good for off-roading?
Touring tires make poor off-roaders, so the same can be said about the Geolandar CV G058. Despite being a tire for crossovers and SUVs, I wouldn’t recommend using it on non-paved surfaces.
The main problem you’ll face is the lack of performance. You may get some acceptable grip and traction on a dirt road, but that is as much as you should expect from it. You may be able to drive in shallow mud, but that may turn out to be problematic.
Is the Yokohama Geolandar CV G058 ideal for sporty driving?
Despite being a touring tire, the Geolandar CV G058 isn’t the worst choice for sporty driving. Actually, I would call it more enthusiastic driving.
You will have more than enough grip and traction so that you can drive aggressively with more confidence. Going into corners won’t be a problem as the tire will follow the line and any inputs you make through the steering wheel.
Speaking of steering, the Geolandar CV G058 is quite responsive for a touring tire. You can make micro-adjustments mid-corner, but you won’t be wow-ed by the amount of feedback you’ll get through the steering wheel.
Noise Rating: 4.5/5
Yokohama Geolandar CV G058 Warranty
On the warranty side of things, the Geolandar CV G058 is somewhere in the middle of the premium segment. Yokohama offers the tire with a 65,000-mile treadwear warranty for the T and H-rated models. As a comparison, the Continental CrossContact LX25 comes with a 70,000-mile warranty, while the Michelin Premier LTX has only 60,000.
Yokohama Geolandar CV G058 Pricing: Is it worth the money?
Yes, despite the premium price tag, the Geolandar CV G058 is worth it because it still offers good value for the money. The price starts from around $145, which is on the lower end of the spectrum regarding premium touring tires for SUVs and crossovers. The BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport is a slightly cheaper option in this segment, while both models I mentioned previously are more expensive.
Value Rating: 4/5
Should I buy the Yokohama Geolandar CV G058?
Yes, the Geolandar CV G058 is an excellent tire, and you should buy it.
The performance of this tire is excellent, offering plenty of it in various conditions. Traction and grip both in dry and wet are excellent, and you can confidently rely on the tire to get the most out of your car. You can expect the same when going into a corner, thanks to the very high levels of lateral grip. Winter performance is acceptable but far from a proper winter tire, so keep that in mind.
Handling is another strong point of the Geolandar CV G058, which is something that enthusiasts will like. The excellent responsiveness combined with the decently stiff sidewall means that you can have some fun if you’re willing to make a slight compromise in the feedback section.
The stiffer sidewall means that you won’t be getting the most comfortable ride in the class. Don’t get me wrong, the tire is perfectly comfortable, but some of its competitors fair better in this regard. As for the noise levels, it’s as quiet as it gets.
In addition to the performance, you also get a tire with an excellent treadwear warranty but at a more affordable price when compared to its competition.
If you’re in the market for a tire with not many compromises, the Geolandar CV G058 is an excellent choice.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
What Vehicles Will the Yokohama Geolandar CV G058 Fit?
Here’s a sample list of cars that the Yokohama Geolandar CV G058 will fit:
- Acura RDX
- Audi Q3, Q5, Q7
- BMW X3, X4, X5
- Honda CR-V, HR-V, Passport
- Kia Sorento, Sportage
- Mazda CX-30, CX-5, CX-9
- Mitsubishi Outlander, Eclipse Cross
- Nissan Juke, Kicks, Murano, Rogue
- Toyota CH-R, Rav4
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