Yokohama W drive V905

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 86%
Road Feedback 82%
Handling 83%
Wear 86%
Comfort 80%
Buy again 86%

The Yokohama W drive V905 is a Ultra High Performance Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

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Tyre review data from 14 tyre reviews averaging 85% over 117,638 miles driven.

Latest Group Test Results

2017 Sport Auto Winter Tyre Test - 5th of 10 tyres

  • Positive - Good snow braking, good wet handling
  • Negative - Slow steering reactions in the dry, relatively noisy
  • Overall - Conditionally recommended

2017 50 Winter Tyre Shoot Out - 12th of 45 tyres

2017 Auto Bild Winter Tyre Test - 15th of 21 tyres

  • Positive - Good traction and short braking in the snow, stable wet handling.
  • Negative - Poor snow handling, low aquaplaning resistance, poor comfort, high rolling resistance.
  • Overall - Average.
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Questions and Answers for the Yokohama W drive V905

2016-11-25 - is the Yokohama tire "W drive V905" size 225/55/19 suitable for 4x4 SUV cars?

As long as the load index is at least as high as specified by your vehicle manufacturer, the V905 will be suitable.


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Size Price Range  
195/65 R15 £50.10 - £65.30 (12 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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225/60 R17 £140.00 - £160.50 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Yokohama W drive V905 Review

Given 71% while driving a Subaru Forester (225/60 R17 H) on a combination of roads for 10,000 average miles
Tire feels nice on dry roads and in fresh snow. Wet grip should be better, but at least you get good feedback when aqua planning will start.
73 - tyre reviewed on October 6, 2016   

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Given 87% while driving a Audi A7 3.0TDi Auto (255/45 R18) on mostly motorways for 36,500 spirited miles
bought mine in winter 2014:
witer 2014: 16 400km
winter 2015: 15 500km
winter 2016: 14 574km
winter 2017: 11 331km
total km: 57 805km; total miles: 36 500miles
And they stilll could go one season if necessary!
Great tires, quiet and great grip on highways. Felt very comfortable driving. Highly Recomend!
5 - tyre reviewed on November 22, 2018   
Toyota Verso 1.6 D4 D mpv (225/65 R16) on a combination of roads for 4,000 easy going miles
Two winters on these W Drive tyres now. No problems in the snows of winter 2017-18 in a pennine area with gradients and with a steep driveway too. Plenty of grip. Car always feels planted and solid in cornering. Very good wet and slushy braking characteristics. Slightly more noisy than summer Bridgestones in the dry. Definitely would buy again.
8 - tyre reviewed on October 17, 2018   
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Given 94% while driving a Honda CIVIC 1.6 VTEC (195/60 R15) on a combination of roads for 18 average miles
Very balanced tyres with good handling in all winter conditions like snow and wet. Very comfortable and silent. I used the tyres for 3 winter seasons and also in third season I was able to drive normally in all conditions. Deifinitely recommended!
7 - tyre reviewed on March 23, 2018   
Given 86% while driving a Mazda 6 (225/55 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 500 average miles
Very good in snow - steep hills no problem, traction control light didn't even flicker. A bit noisy at 70mph but comfortable ride. Survived a pothole that wrote off the tyre and wheel of a folliowing car.
8 - tyre reviewed on March 19, 2018   

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