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Toyo Snowprox S954 review

Japanese producer Toyo makes its winter test debut, although the Snowprox S954 has been around for a couple of years now.

Japanese producer Toyo makes its winter test debut, although the Snowprox S954 has been around for a couple of years now. But in those two years or so rivals have introduced new compounds, so while the Snowprox is considerably better than a summer tyre, it is lacking when compared to newer competitors.

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Across all snow tests it is more than 10 per cent behind the leader, and just under five per cent behind the next best. That lack of grip is apparent from behind the wheel. It is closer to the top in the wet, but the lack of gripis still present, with the front the limiting factor. Where it comes alive is in the dry, with decent steering response and impressive grip. Fuel economy is also a concern compared to the best, but then few rivals could match Nokian. The Toyo is by no means a bad tyre, but there are more effective options.

We say: Feels like a previous-generation tyre since the opposition has raised standards for winter rubber

Blackcircles.Com says: At the time of writing, Blackcircles.com doesn’t hold a stock of this tyre, so we’re unable to provide any insight into the tyre’s popularity or performance with our customers.

Overall 95.30%10th
Snow braking87.90%10th
Snow traction87.20%10th
Snow circle89.30%10th
Snow handling91.10%10th
Straight aquaplaning91.90%6th
Curved aquaplaning93.10%9th
Wet braking94.60%8th
Wet handling91%10th
Wet circle90.80%10th
Dry braking99.60%2nd
Dry handling99.90%2nd
Rolling resistance80%7th
Cabin noise93.30%5th
Price £97.50  
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Kim has worked for Auto Express for more than three decades and all but a year of that time in the Products section. His current role as products editor involves managing the section’s content and team of testers plus doing some of the tests himself. 

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