- Dry Grip 8
- Wet Grip 8
- Road Feedback 10
- Handling 7
- Wear 8
- Comfort 10
- Buy again 10
A Combination of Roads for 25,000 Spirited milesToyota Yaris
EP25's are the standard fitment tyre on the Toyota Yaris in Australia since 2011 on all hatch variants (3 and 5 door).
Although they're about $200 each and I've yet to have to replace them at 25,000miles they are definitely worth the price for a quality made-in-Japan low rolling resistance tyre.
I drive on all roads however at least half of my road time is spent on highways (100/110km/h respectively).
On the highway the tyres are quiet, absorb road imperfections nicely, have little vibration & most importantly have EXCELLENT resistance to aqua-planing even during torrential rain at 110km/h where you cannot see 3 car lengths in front of you.
Their braking performance is also very impressive.
The only downside to these tyres is something you get with all high quality low-rolling resistance tyres and that's the price - the fact they're made in Japan means a lot - many lesser tyres are made in China, Thailand, Malaysia etc and you can tell the difference.
These tyres are great because in Australia - snow/winter tyres are not sold so when the temperature drops below 8C most tyres harden up and lose their grip - the special compound of these Ep25's keeps them supple even as the temp outside nears freezing so you still maintain grip during the winter months - very important when you can't buy winter tyres in Australia.