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Snow/Ice Performance Comfort Dry Performance Wet Performance
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Value, average: 27

Key Facts

  • Year Released: 2013
  • Studded
  • Regions for sale: Northern America, Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia
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Summary

We spent several hours reading reviews from experts and tire owners. In summary, this is what people think about Toyo Observe G3-Ice. You can agree with these conclusions by voting for any item:

Reasons to buy vote if agree

– Many drivers agreed that this tire provides excellent cold dry grip, cold wet grip as well as good grip in frosty conditions, and hard packed snow.
– The owners appreciated the very good quality and the great price.
– A good number of users find the tire comfortable and quiet.

Reasons not to buy

– There were consumers who said that the tire is noisy.

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Toyo Observe G3-Ice Rating scores from other platforms:

SimpleTire Source
4.5 out of 5
Based on:
6 customer ratings
Toyo Observe G3-Ice



Description

Designed for tough winter conditions, the Observe G3-Ice combines excellent performance with driving comfort. For areas that experience severe winters, this tire can be studded for added traction on ice and compacted snow. Optimized stud hole placement delivers better traction and a quieter ride with fewer studs. Observe G3-Ice shown with studs. Pinned to accept TSMI #11 studs.

Microbit Technology:

  • Improves traction as ground walnut shells dig and bite into the snow and ice;
  • Environmentally-friendly natural material.

High-Silica Winter Compound:

  • Ensures tread blocks remain flexible in lower temperatures;
  • Enhances wet braking and handling even in lower temperatures.

Optimized Stud Hole Placement:

  • Improves road contact and traction with fewer studs;
  • Reduces noise, resulting in a quieter ride;
  • Able to accept TSMI #11 studs to aid in ice traction.

Large U-Shaped Tread Blocks With Saw-Tooth Edge:

  • Grab onto the snow for better traction and braking.

Gear Edge Design At Stud Hole:

  • Provides better traction during cornering and braking.

High Density 3D Multi-Wave Sipes:

  • Improves traction on ice and compact snow during cornering, braking and acceleration;
  • Increases tread block rigidity.

Detailed Information

Type and Size
Tire Model
Toyo / Observe G3-Ice
Car Type
Light Truck / SUV
Season
Winter
Rim Diameter
13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 "
Width
175 / 185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 / 265 / 275 / 285 / 295 / 315 / 325 mm
Aspect Ratio
30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 %
Construction
Radial
Special Features
Runflat
No
Mud and Snow
No
Extra Load
Optional
Speed and Load
Speed Index
H (max 130 mph) ... T (max 118 mph)
Load Index (max load for a tire)
 

Toyo / Observe G3-Ice Sizes & Specifications

Rim Model Size Index Features Sidewall styling Tread depth Load range Approved rim width Price
R13 175/70 R13 82T 175/70 R13 82T BW 11.3 SL 4.5-5-6
R14 175/65 R14 82T 175/65 R14 82T BW 11.3 SL 5-6
R14 175/70 R14 84T 175/70 R14 84T BW 11.3 SL 4.5-5-6
R14 185/60 R14 82T 185/60 R14 82T BW 11.3 SL 5-5.5-6.5
R14 185/65 R14 86T 185/65 R14 86T BW 11.3 SL 5-5.5-6.5
R14 185/70 R14 88T 185/70 R14 88T BW 11.3 SL 4.5-5.5-6
R15 175/65 R15 84T 175/65 R15 84T BW 11.3 SL 5-6
From 54.8
R15 185/55 R15 82T 185/55 R15 82T BW 11.3 SL 5-6-6.5
R15 185/60 R15 84T 185/60 R15 84T BW 11.3 SL 5-5.5-6.5
R15 185/65 R15 88T 185/65 R15 88T BW 11.3 SL 5-5.5-6.5
R15 195/50 R15 82T 195/50 R15 82T BW 11.3 SL 5.5-6-7
From 58.2
R15 195/55 R15 85T 195/55 R15 85T BW 11.3 SL 5.5-6-7
From 72.0
R15 195/60 R15 88T 195/60 R15 88T BW 11.3 SL 5.5-6-7
R15 195/65 R15 91T 195/65 R15 91T BW 11.3 SL 5.5-6-7
R15 205/65 R15 94T 205/65 R15 94T BW 11.3 SL 5.5-6-7.5
From 76.6
R15 205/70 R15 100T 205/70 R15 100T BW 12.5 XL 5-6- 7
From 75.3
R15 215/70 R15 98T 215/70 R15 98T BW 12.5 SL 5.5-6.5-7
R15 265/70 R15 112T 265/70 R15 112T BW 13.7 SL 7-8- 9
R16 185/50 R16 81T 185/50 R16 81T BW 11.3 SL 5-6-6.5
From 136.9
R16 185/55 R16 87T XL 185/55 R16 87T XL BW 11.3 XL 5-6-6.5
R16 195/45 R16 84T 195/45 R16 84T BW 11.3 XL 6-6.5-7.5
R16 195/55 R16 87T 195/55 R16 87T BW 11.3 SL 5.5-6-7
From 78.7
R16 205/55 R16 91T 205/55 R16 91T BW 11.3 SL 5.5-6.5-7.5
From 71.8
R16 205/60 R16 92T 205/60 R16 92T BW 11.3 SL 5.5-6-7.5
R16 215/55 R16 93T 215/55 R16 93T BW 11.3 SL 6-7-7.5
From 92.8
R16 215/60 R16 95T 215/60 R16 95T BW 11.3 SL 6-6.5-7.5
From 95.8
R16 215/65 R16 98T 215/65 R16 98T BW 12.5 SL 6-6.5-7.5
R16 215/70 R16 100T 215/70 R16 100T BW 12.0 SL 5.5-6.5-7
R16 225/55 R16 95T 225/55 R16 95T BW 11.3 SL 6-7- 8
From 97.7
R16 225/70 R16 107T 225/70 R16 107T BW 12.5 XL 6-6.5-7.5
R16 225/75 R16 104H 225/75 R16 104H BW 12.5 SL 6-7.5
R16 235/70 R16 106T 235/70 R16 106T BW 13.1 SL 6-7- 8
From 105.9
R16 235/75 R16 108T 235/75 R16 108T BW 13.1 SL 6-6.5-8
R16 245/70 R16 111T 245/70 R16 111T BW 13.1 XL 6.5-7-8
From 117.5
R16 245/75 R16 120/116Q 245/75 R16 120/116Q BW 15.0 E 6-7- 8
R16 255/65 R16 109T 255/65 R16 109T BW 13.1 SL 7-7.5-9
From 127.3
R16 255/70 R16 111T 255/70 R16 111T BW 13.1 SL 6.5-7.5-8.5
From 112.1
R16 265/70 R16 112T 265/70 R16 112T BW 13.7 SL 7-8- 9
R16 275/70 R16 114T 275/70 R16 114T BW 13.7 SL 7-8- 9
R17 205/50 R17 89T 205/50 R17 89T BW 11.3 SL 5.5-6.5-7.5
R17 215/40 R17 87T XL 215/40 R17 87T XL BW 11.3 XL 7-7.5-8.5
R17 215/45 R17 87T 215/45 R17 87T BW 11.3 SL 7-8
R17 215/50 R17 91T 215/50 R17 91T BW 11.3 SL 6-7-7.5
From 112.6
R17 215/55 R17 98T 215/55 R17 98T BW 11.3 XL 6-7-7.5
From 114.7
R17 215/60 R17 100T 215/60 R17 100T BW 12.5 XL 6-6.5-7.5
R17 225/45 R17 91T 225/45 R17 91T BW 11.3 SL 7-7.5-8.5
R17 225/50 R17 94T 225/50 R17 94T BW 11.3 SL 6-7- 8
From 110.5
R17 225/55 R17 101T XL 225/55 R17 101T XL BW 11.3 XL 6-7- 8
R17 225/60 R17 103T 225/60 R17 103T BW 12.5 XL 6-6.5-8
From 110.7
R17 225/65 R17 106T XL 225/65 R17 106T XL BW 11.3 XL 6-6.5-8
R17 235/45 R17 94T 235/45 R17 94T BW 11.3 SL 7.5-8-9
From 120.3
R17 235/55 R17 103T 235/55 R17 103T BW 12.0 XL 6.5-7.5-8.5
R17 235/60 R17 106T 235/60 R17 106T BW 13.1 XL 6.5-7-8.5
R17 235/65 R17 108T 235/65 R17 108T BW 13.1 XL 6.5-7-8.5
From 119.9
R17 245/40 R17 95T 245/40 R17 95T BW 11.3 XL 8-8.5-9.5
R17 245/45 R17 99T 245/45 R17 99T
From 135.4
R17 245/45 R17 99T XL 245/45 R17 99T XL
From 193.5
R17 245/65 R17 107T 245/65 R17 107T BW 13.1 SL 7-8.5
From 141.1
R17 245/70 R17 110T 245/70 R17 110T BW 13.1 SL 6.5-7-8
R17 255/65 R17 114T 255/65 R17 114T BW 13.1 XL 7-7.5-9
R17 265/65 R17 116T 265/65 R17 116T BW 13.7 XL 7.5-8-9.5
R17 275/65 R17 119T XL 275/65 R17 119T XL BW 13.7 XL 7.5-8-9.5
R18 215/55 R18 99T 215/55 R18 99T
R18 225/40 R18 92T 225/40 R18 92T
From 119.5
R18 225/40 R18 92T 225/40 R18 92T BW 11.3 XL 7.5-8-9
From 119.5
R18 225/45 R18 95T 225/45 R18 95T BW 11.3 XL 7-7.5-8.5
From 124.5
R18 225/55 R18 102T XL 225/55 R18 102T XL BW 12.0 XL 6-7- 8
R18 225/60 R18 100T 225/60 R18 100T BW 11.3 SL 6-6.5-8
R18 225/60 R18 104T 225/60 R18 104T BW 11.3 XL 6-6.5-8
From 130.5
R18 235/40 R18 95T 235/40 R18 95T BW 11.3 XL 8-8.5-9.5
R18 235/45 R18 98T 235/45 R18 98T
R18 235/45 R18 98T XL 235/45 R18 98T XL BW 11.3 XL 7.5-8-9
From 134.2
R18 235/50 R18 101T 235/50 R18 101T BW 12.0 XL 6.5-7.5-8.5
R18 235/55 R18 104T 235/55 R18 104T BW 12.0 XL 6.5-7.5-8.5
From 137.3
R18 235/60 R18 107T 235/60 R18 107T BW 13.1 XL 6.5-7-8.5
R18 235/65 R18 110T 235/65 R18 110T
R18 235/65 R18 110T 235/65 R18 110T BW 13.1 XL 6.5-7-8.5
R18 245/40 R18 97T 245/40 R18 97T BW 11.3 XL 8-8.5-9.5
R18 245/45 R18 100T 245/45 R18 100T
From 141.5
R18 245/45 R18 100T XL 245/45 R18 100T XL
From 192.8
R18 245/50 R18 100T 245/50 R18 100T BW 11.3 SL 7-7.5-8.5
From 118.9
R18 245/60 R18 105T 245/60 R18 105T BW 13.1 SL 7-8.5
R18 255/45 R18 103T XL 255/45 R18 103T XL BW 11.3 XL 8-8.5-9.5
R18 255/55 R18 109T 255/55 R18 109T BW 12.0 XL 7-8- 9
From 145.0
R18 255/60 R18 112T 255/60 R18 112T BW 13.1 XL 7-7.5-9
R18 265/60 R18 114T 265/60 R18 114T BW 13.7 XL 7.5-8-9.5
From 163.1
R18 275/60 R18 117T 275/60 R18 117T BW 13.7 XL 7.5-8-9.5
R18 285/60 R18 120T XL 285/60 R18 120T XL BW 13.7 XL 8-8.5-10
R19 235/50 R19 103T 235/50 R19 103T BW 12.0 XL 6.5-7.5-8.5
From 167.7
R19 235/55 R19 105H 235/55 R19 105H BW 12.0 XL 6.5-7.5-8.5
From 168.6
R19 245/45 R19 102T 245/45 R19 102T BW 11.3 XL 7.5-8-9
From 161.8
R19 245/55 R19 103T 245/55 R19 103T BW 12.0 SL 7-7.5-8.5
R19 255/40 R19 100T 255/40 R19 100T BW 11.3 XL 8.5-9-10
From 171.8
R19 255/45 R19 104T 255/45 R19 104T BW 11.3 XL 8-8.5-9.5
From 169.3
R19 255/50 R19 107T 255/50 R19 107T BW 12.0 XL 7-8- 9
From 164.7
R19 255/55 R19 111T XL 255/55 R19 111T XL BW 12.0 XL 7-8- 9
R19 265/50 R19 110T 265/50 R19 110T BW 12.0 XL 7.5-8.5-9.5
From 175.8
R19 275/40 R19 105T 275/40 R19 105T BW 11.3 XL 9-9.5-11
From 193.6
R19 275/55 R19 111T 275/55 R19 111T BW 12.0 SL 7.5-8.5-9.5
From 202.4
R19 285/40 R19 103T 285/40 R19 103T BW 11.3 SL 9.5-10-11
From 177.3
R19 285/45 R19 111T 285/45 R19 111T
From 191.6
R19 285/45 R19 111T 285/45 R19 111T BW 12.0 XL 9-9.5-10.5
From 191.6
R20 235/45 R20 100T 235/45 R20 100T BW 12.0 XL 7.5-8-9
From 202.2
R20 235/55 R20 105T 235/55 R20 105T BW 11.3 XL 6.5-7.5-8.5
From 184.9
R20 245/40 R20 99T 245/40 R20 99T BW 12.0 XL 8-8.5-9.5
R20 245/45 R20 99T 245/45 R20 99T BW 12.0 SL 7.5-8-9
From 159.5
R20 255/35 R20 97T 255/35 R20 97T BW 11.3 XL 8.5-9-10
From 196.4
R20 255/45 R20 105T 255/45 R20 105T BW 12.0 XL 8-8.5-9.5
From 222.9
R20 255/50 R20 109T 255/50 R20 109T BW 12.0 XL 7-8- 9
From 197.9
R20 255/55 R20 110T 255/55 R20 110T BW 12.0 XL 7-8- 9
From 214.0
R20 265/40 R20 104T 265/40 R20 104T BW 11.3 XL 9-9.5-10.5
From 219.0
R20 265/50 R20 111T 265/50 R20 111T BW 12.0 XL 7.5-8.5-9.5
From 269.6
R20 275/35 R20 102T 275/35 R20 102T BW 11.3 XL 9-9.5-11
From 254.0
R20 275/40 R20 106T 275/40 R20 106T
From 207.4
R20 275/40 R20 106T 275/40 R20 106T BW 12.0 XL 9-9.5-11
From 207.4
R20 275/45 R20 106T 275/45 R20 106T BW 12.0 SL 8.5-9-10.5
R20 275/50 R20 109T 275/50 R20 109T BW 12.0 SL 7.5-8.5-9.5
R20 275/55 R20 117T 275/55 R20 117T
From 201.4
R20 275/60 R20 115T 275/60 R20 115T BW 13.7 SL 7.5-8-9.5
From 207.5
R20 285/50 R20 116T 285/50 R20 116T
R20 285/50 R20 116T XL 285/50 R20 116T XL BW 12.0 XL 8-9-10
From 452.6
R20 315/35 R20 106T 315/35 R20 106T BW 12.0 SL 10-11-12.5
From 212.4
R21 265/45 R21 104T XL 265/45 R21 104T XL BW 12.0 SL 8.5-9-10
From 288.6
R21 265/45 R21 108T 265/45 R21 108T
From 279.6
R21 285/35 R21 105T 285/35 R21 105T BW 12.0 XL 9.5-10-11
R21 295/35 R21 107T 295/35 R21 107T
From 213.9
R21 295/35 R21 107T 295/35 R21 107T
From 213.9
R21 295/40 R21 111T 295/40 R21 111T
From 234.5
R21 295/40 R21 111T XL 295/40 R21 111T XL
From 234.5
R21 325/30 R21 108T 325/30 R21 108T BW 12.0 XL 11-11.5-12
R22 275/40 R22 107Q 275/40 R22 107Q
R22 275/40 R22 107T 275/40 R22 107T BW 12.0 XL 9-9.5-11
R22 275/50 R22 111T 275/50 R22 111T BW 12.0 SL 7.5-8.5-9.5
From 264.3
R22 285/45 R22 114T XL 285/45 R22 114T XL BW 12.0 XL 9-9.5-10.5
From 277.2

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