Yokohama BluEarth S34

Brand: Yokohama
Tire: BluEarth S34
Category: Grand Touring All-Season
UTQG (treadwear): 320 B A

The BlueEarth S34 is a ecological tire developed by Yokohama for use as the original equipment (OE) tire for the Toyota Prius v. Though developed for use on this vehicle, this tire can be fitted to other vehicles as well as long as it fits. This four season tire is manufactured using environmentally friendly methods and utilizes some proprietary Yokohama technology called 'orange oil' that reduces the use of petroleum in the tire. Also along the ecologically friendly lines, this is a low rolling resistance that will help your vehicle get better fuel economy. Low rolling resistance tires tend to compromise on traction in order to get better fuel economy and the BluEarth S34 is no different. What many drivers have found is that the snow traction is somewhat lacking, and the wet traction isn't spectacular. I think it is worth noting that if you're buying these tires, I'd recommend that you just take things a bit slower than you would with more performance oriented tires. Low rolling resistance tires just are not known to have great traction at their limits, or on wet pavement. Right now, there are not a lot of these tires on the market, so it's a bit hard to quantify the longevity that these will have. I'm guessing it'll be pretty good though. So check back on this review down the line, we'll get it updated once we gather some more information.