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Toyo Celsius tyre review

Overall score: 96.4%

Best all-season tyre test - Toyo Celsius

We say: Happiest on snow, but the Toyo was generally a step behind the best. Blackcircles.com says: “Slightly less well known on this side of the Atlantic, the Celsius perhaps needs more work before it’s pushed further in the UK.”

If the Kumho had a definite snow focus, that could not be seen with the Toyo Celsius, which sat in the middle of the pack on the white stuff and closely matched the summer-orientated Michelin CrossClimate +.

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While the Toyo had the measure of rivals Hankook and Falken, it was close on the snow tests. And the maker hasn’t sacrificed this to boost wet grip; across our increased number of wet tests it topped only the struggling Kumho.

It was close to the best in the straight aquaplaning assessment, but wasn’t so good when the asymmetric tread was distorted in the curved test. The lack of grip in the wet could be felt on the handling circuit, where care was needed on entry speed as it pushed wide readily. We also had to wait to get on the throttle to avoid wheelspin.

It felt sharper in the dry with good steering and grip that lasts longer than some. Plus, if you want a quiet tyre this is the one to go for.

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Price£68 
Snow braking93.30%4th
Snow traction89.90%4th
Snow circle93.40%8th
Snow handling95.60%5th
Straight aquaplaning95.20%5th
Curved aquaplaning77.40%5th
Wet braking under 7˚87.10%6th
Wet braking over 7˚89.00%6th
Wet handling under 7˚95.00%6th=
Wet handling over 7˚96.30%6th
Wet circle94.40%8th
Dry braking87.60%8th
Dry handling98.30%4th
Rolling resistance81.70%8th
Cabin noise100%1st
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