Yokohama Advan Apex V601 Tire Review

The Advan Apex V601 Offered in 44 different sizes by Yokohama, is Max Performance Summer tire.

Review Highlights: Short tread depth on the Yokohama Advan Apex V601 provides excellent acceleration from dead stops. Road noise is very minimal and steering is great on both AWD and rear wheel drive vehicles. On the downside, wet surface grip is not a strong point for this tire.

Designed for sports cars and spirited drivers this tire offers serious grip with launches and steering in a dry environment.

Let’s dig into the details of this rayon casing sport tire.

Dry Tarmac And Street Performance

The Advan Apex V601 was created for drivers that want to romp on the gas pedal once in a while. On dry pavement this tire is at it’s best, with almost no under steer whatsoever.

The large rib tread on the side of the Apex V601 tire causes quick reaction on steering and helps keep heat lower during aggressive turns.

This is perfect for mountainous or hill country pavement where there are lots of winding turns.

Noise level is almost non-existent for this caliber of tire. Driving on highways is moderately comfortable, and not an issue for distances.

Rain And Wet Handling

Wet roads are not the strongest aspect of this tire.

If you drive aggressively like you might on dry pavement, you will get some fish tailing and squirreling out of this tire.

Being that this is a summer performance tire, there can be little expectation of high performance on wet surfaces.

Compared to other tires like the Michelin Pilot 4S, we still believe this handles better in rainy conditions.

Winter And Snow Conditions

This is not the right tire to even be driving in this environment, so there is little to be said on the performance.

In fact, if this tire is exposed to conditions of 20 degrees or lower, it is not recommended at all to be driving on or flexing these tires in any way.

If you want something that will do a little bitter and still be sticky on dry surfaces, then we recommend a high performance All-Season tire like the Firestone Destination LE3 or the WeatherGrip.

Gravel And Country Roads

This is definitely an area that you will want to drive with care.

Similar to snowy conditions, this tire was built for summer and dry environments.

As typical with these type siping patterns and low depth tread, you will want to drive modestly on gravel.

Score And Ratings

Overall score of the Yokohama Advan Apex V601 is 81 out of 100 as you can see from the chart below.

Yokohama Advan Apex V601 Rating Score

What Are The Pros?

  • Heavy grip on dry roads and tracks.
  • Excellent response time and braking distance.
  • Upgrade over almost any stock tires on dry surfaces.

What Are The Cons?

  • Not too great on wet roads and cautions should be exercised.
  • Not meant for any type of winter environment.

Additional Specs And Information

Uniform Tire Quality Grade: 280 AA A

Tread Depth: 9/32″

Inflation Limit: 50psi across all sizes

Tire Weight Range: 22-36 pounds

Max Load Range: 1,477-2,149 pounds

Warranty And Rebates

This sport tire offers a 5 year or 25,000 mile warranty on both front and back tires.

An additional uniformity warranty is offers for the first 2/32″ of wear.

Should You Buy This Tire?

Let’s consider some leading statements that will help answer whether this tire is a good fit for you.

  • Do you have hot summers with little rain? this is likely going to be a decent tire for you.
  • If you live in the country and rive on gravel roads often, this is not the best option.
  • Are winters where you live laden with light snow, where you don’t plan on changing this tire out? This is probably not a good choice then.

Yokohama Advan Apex V601 Sizes

17"225/45R17 94Y
245/40R17 95Y
245/45R17 99Y
18"225/40R18 92Y
225/45R18 95Y
235/40R18 95Y
235/45R18 98Y
235/50R18 101Y
245/40R18 97Y
245/45R18 100Y
255/35R18 94Y
255/40R18 99Y
255/45R18 103Y
265/35R18 97Y
275/40R18 103Y
19"225/35R19 88Y
225/40R19 93Y
225/45R19 96Y
235/35R19 91Y
235/40R19 96Y
245/40R19 93Y
245/45R19 98Y
245/35R19 102Y
255/30R19 91Y
255/35R19 96Y
255/40R19 100Y
265/35R19 98Y
275/35R19 100Y
285/35R19 98Y
285/30R19 103Y
20"235/35R20 92Y
245/35R20 95Y
245/40R20 99Y
245/45R20 103Y
255/35R20 97Y
265/35R20 99Y
275/30R20 97Y
275/35R20 102Y
275/40R20 106Y
285/30R20 99Y
285/35R20 104Y
295/30R20 101Y
305/30R20 103Y
305/35R20 107Y

Which Vehicles Does This Tire Fit?

  • Infiniti G60
  • Infiniti G37
  • Subaru WRX
  • Honda Accord Coupe
  • Dodge Challenger
  • Dodge Charger
  • Honda S2000
  • Toyota FR-S
  • Maserati Quattroporte

Final Thoughts And Conclusion

The Yokohama Advan Apex V601 was made for strictly dry environments, with very little to no room for wet or winter weather.

This is obvious when you understand the groove technology on these tires.

We do believe this is an excellent summer choice for any driver who understands what they are buying and simply wants to get the most out of their vehicle under the right conditions.

Anything beyond dry surfaces will decrease the enjoyment of even having this tire mounted on your vehicle.

Because this is a high performance summer tire, tread expectations for longevity can’t be high, and once that is understood, this can be an excellent choice tire for some real fun on the road.

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