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.

Blackcircles.com says…

"Customers review this tyre favourably, with 4.7/5 overall. Feedback highlights its handling, quiet running, and good performance in all weathers."

Results

Toyo Proxes Comfort  
Overall98.9% 
Price£68.80 
Wet braking93.3%7th
Wet handling98.8%4th
Wet cornering99.3%5th
Curved aquaplaning78.4%9th
Straight aquaplaning93.7%8th
Dry braking99.6%2nd
Dry handling99.7%2nd
Cabin noise99%8th
Rolling resistance78.5%3rd

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Products editor

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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