Yokohama iceGUARD iG52c Review

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The Yokohama IceGuard IG52c is the latest addition to Yokohama’s winter tire lineup.  The Yokohama IceGuard IG52c is designed as a studless ice and snow tire ideal for sedans, coupes, crossovers, and minivans. It gives these vehicles the extra traction they need to drive easily even in the harshest winter conditions.

The Yokohama IceGuard IG52c Technology

The Yokohama IceGuard IG52c is an environmentally friendly winter tire that comes with the BluEarth branding. The BluEarth branding is only given to products that are eco-friendly.  IceGuard IG52c uses the triple action, high-density tread compound created by Yokohama that has higher amounts of silica, resin-coated shelled microbubbles, and multi-layered carbon that ensure the tire performs well in all temperature ranges.

The tread used in the tire is similar to the Michelin X-ice3. Like Michelin X-ice3, the Yokohama IceGuard IG52c comes with a wider center rib and much bigger tread blocks that give it greater stability and added handling on any surface, such as dry, snow-covered or wet surfaces.

There are two steel belts that are reinforced with a polyester cord body in the IceGuard IG52c  that give it extra strength and durability. Yokohama offers tire sizes that range from 14-18 inches. All Yokohama IceGuard IG52c tires sport the mountain or snowflake symbol for their extreme weather performance. The IceGuard IG52c should be bought only in complete sets of four, according to the company.

What vehicles can the Yokohama IceGuard IG52c be used with?

The Yokohama IceGuard IG52c can be used with the following vehicles: Ford Fusion, Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, Mazda3, Audi A3, Chevy Cobalt, Malibu, Cadillac CTS, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Hyundai Genesis, Mitsubishi Lancer, Saab 9-5, Subaru Legacy, Suzuki XL-7, Toyota Prius, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, Highlander, and Volkswagen Jetta.

Pros

  •  Offers excellent traction and handling on cold and dry surfaces
  • Excellent traction on snow and hard-packed snow surfaces
  • Superior grip on wet surfaces
  • Outstanding treadwear

Cons

  • Could do with more ice and slush traction

Price

The Yokohama IceGuard IG52c price starts at $63 per tire. The company offers useful rebates, discounts, coupons, and special offers on the IceGuard IG52c.

Warranty

5 years warranty

Buyers have access to a limited tread warranty on the Yokohama IceGuard IG52c. You are guaranteed tire uniformity for only the first 2/32 inch of wear. The materials and workmanship on the tire come with a warranty of five years. You are allowed a free replacement during the first twelve months or first 2/32 inch of wear.

The Bottom Line

The IceGuard IG52c from Yokohama is one of the better winter tires out there. It offers excellent traction on cold, dry, wet, and snow-covered surfaces. It offers extra grip on wet surfaces, which is exactly what you need during the winter. We are impressed with its treadwear, as well. With the Yokohama IceGuard IG52c, you can drive your vehicle with confidence.

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