Toyo Proxes Comfort review
Toyo has produced an impressively complete, well balanced package across the tests. The Proxes Comfort was pretty good to drive, too
As with Kumho, Toyo is another test regular making a return with a tyre we’ve not tried before. We were pleasantly surprised, because this is the Japanese maker’s best result to date.
A balanced performance across all disciplines pays dividends, and the Proxes Comfort mixed a strong performance in the dry with decent results in the wet tests. As always, the results in the dry were close, and Toyo only missed the braking win by 10cm and the handling victory by a couple of tenths of a second.
It offered strong front grip and good traction through the long 180-degree turn. The Toyo finished mid-pack in the wet, but crucially still close to the best of the rest after the Continental. Deep water is not its favourite, particularly when cornering, but it was on the pace elsewhere.
The Proxes was less than a metre behind the best of the rest in braking and around a second slower on the handling track than the winning Continental. We got the same strong front in the wet as on the dry track, which let us get on to the throttle early and still maintain the line. The rear was well controlled, even when turning in off the throttle. The Toyo finished third for fuel economy after the Goodyear and Bridgestone.
"Customers review this tyre favourably, with 4.7/5 overall. Feedback highlights its handling, quiet running, and good performance in all weathers."
|Toyo Proxes Comfort
In this review
- 1IntroductionWe reveal the best tyres you can buy
- 2Continental PremiumContact 7 Following our mini test earlier this year, we knew the Continental was good, and it backed that up with a win against wider opposition
- 3Bridgestone Turanza T005The best tyre, by some margin, for high-mileage drivers, but we can see why better wet grip is a performance target for its successor
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- 6Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2There’s no repeat win this time around, but the EfficientGrip still delivers a balanced performance and impressive fuel economy
- 7Vredestein UltracAn excellent wet-weather performer, particularly in severe conditions, and effective in the dry. Fuel economy needs improvement, however
- 8Kumho Ecsta HS52A welcome return for Kumho with its latest Ecsta. It delivered on its performance target of good braking, but there are areas that need improving
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- 12Falken Ziex ZE310 EcorunA replacement for the Ecorun, on sale since 2017, can’t come soon enough. This is not the performance level we expect from Falken
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