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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 Approved rim width Tread depth Load range Price
R13 175/70 R13 82T 175/70 R13 82T BW 4.5-5-6 11.3 SL
R14 175/65 R14 82T 175/65 R14 82T BW 5-6 11.3 SL
R14 175/70 R14 84T 175/70 R14 84T BW 4.5-5-6 11.3 SL
R14 185/60 R14 82T 185/60 R14 82T BW 5-5.5-6.5 11.3 SL
R14 185/65 R14 86T 185/65 R14 86T BW 5-5.5-6.5 11.3 SL
R14 185/70 R14 88T 185/70 R14 88T BW 4.5-5.5-6 11.3 SL
From 68.0
R15 175/65 R15 84T 175/65 R15 84T BW 5-6 11.3 SL
From 70.4
R15 185/55 R15 82T 185/55 R15 82T BW 5-6-6.5 11.3 SL
R15 185/60 R15 84T 185/60 R15 84T BW 5-5.5-6.5 11.3 SL
R15 185/65 R15 88T 185/65 R15 88T BW 5-5.5-6.5 11.3 SL
R15 195/50 R15 82T 195/50 R15 82T BW 5.5-6-7 11.3 SL
From 68.0
R15 195/55 R15 85T 195/55 R15 85T BW 5.5-6-7 11.3 SL
From 85.1
R15 195/60 R15 88T 195/60 R15 88T BW 5.5-6-7 11.3 SL
R15 195/65 R15 91T 195/65 R15 91T BW 5.5-6-7 11.3 SL
From 54.9
R15 205/65 R15 94T 205/65 R15 94T BW 5.5-6-7.5 11.3 SL
From 87.5
R15 205/70 R15 100T XL 205/70 R15 100T XL BW 5-6- 7 12.5 XL
From 90.0
R15 215/70 R15 98T 215/70 R15 98T BW 5.5-6.5-7 12.5 SL
R15 265/70 R15 112T 265/70 R15 112T BW 7-8- 9 13.7 SL
R16 185/50 R16 81T 185/50 R16 81T BW 5-6-6.5 11.3 SL
From 93.6
R16 185/55 R16 87T XL 185/55 R16 87T XL BW 5-6-6.5 11.3 XL
R16 195/45 R16 84T XL 195/45 R16 84T XL BW 6-6.5-7.5 11.3 XL
R16 195/55 R16 87T 195/55 R16 87T BW 5.5-6-7 11.3 SL
From 92.4
R16 205/55 R16 91T 205/55 R16 91T BW 5.5-6.5-7.5 11.3 SL
From 73.2
R16 205/60 R16 92T 205/60 R16 92T BW 5.5-6-7.5 11.3 SL
R16 215/55 R16 93T 215/55 R16 93T BW 6-7-7.5 11.3 SL
From 107.0
R16 215/60 R16 95T 215/60 R16 95T BW 6-6.5-7.5 11.3 SL
From 107.0
R16 215/65 R16 98T 215/65 R16 98T BW 6-6.5-7.5 12.5 SL
R16 215/70 R16 100T 215/70 R16 100T BW 5.5-6.5-7 12.0 SL
R16 225/55 R16 95T 225/55 R16 95T BW 6-7- 8 11.3 SL
From 114.3
R16 225/70 R16 107T XL 225/70 R16 107T XL BW 6-6.5-7.5 12.5 XL
R16 225/75 R16 104H 225/75 R16 104H BW 6-7.5 12.5 SL
R16 235/70 R16 106T 235/70 R16 106T BW 6-7- 8 13.1 SL
From 121.7
R16 235/75 R16 108T 235/75 R16 108T BW 6-6.5-8 13.1 SL
R16 245/70 R16 111T XL 245/70 R16 111T XL BW 6.5-7-8 13.1 XL
From 133.5
R16 245/75 R16 120/116Q 245/75 R16 120/116Q BW 6-7- 8 15.0 E
R16 255/65 R16 109T 255/65 R16 109T BW 7-7.5-9 13.1 SL
From 101.9
R16 255/70 R16 111T 255/70 R16 111T BW 6.5-7.5-8.5 13.1 SL
From 129.8
R16 265/70 R16 112T 265/70 R16 112T BW 7-8- 9 13.7 SL
From 143.3
R16 275/70 R16 114T 275/70 R16 114T BW 7-8- 9 13.7 SL
R17 205/50 R17 89T 205/50 R17 89T BW 5.5-6.5-7.5 11.3 SL
R17 215/40 R17 87T XL 215/40 R17 87T XL BW 7-7.5-8.5 11.3 XL
R17 215/45 R17 87T 215/45 R17 87T BW 7-8 11.3 SL
R17 215/50 R17 91T 215/50 R17 91T BW 6-7-7.5 11.3 SL
From 125.3
R17 215/55 R17 98T XL 215/55 R17 98T XL BW 6-7-7.5 11.3 XL
From 132.7
R17 215/60 R17 100T XL 215/60 R17 100T XL BW 6-6.5-7.5 12.5 XL
From 123.0
R17 225/45 R17 91T 225/45 R17 91T BW 7-7.5-8.5 11.3 SL
R17 225/50 R17 94T 225/50 R17 94T BW 6-7- 8 11.3 SL
From 127.8
R17 225/55 R17 101T XL 225/55 R17 101T XL BW 6-7- 8 11.3 XL
R17 225/60 R17 103T XL 225/60 R17 103T XL BW 6-6.5-8 12.5 XL
From 119.5
R17 225/65 R17 106T XL 225/65 R17 106T XL BW 6-6.5-8 11.3 XL
R17 235/45 R17 94T 235/45 R17 94T BW 7.5-8-9 11.3 SL
From 135.1
R17 235/55 R17 103T XL 235/55 R17 103T XL BW 6.5-7.5-8.5 12.0 XL
R17 235/60 R17 106T XL 235/60 R17 106T XL BW 6.5-7-8.5 13.1 XL
R17 235/65 R17 108T XL 235/65 R17 108T XL BW 6.5-7-8.5 13.1 XL
From 122.4
R17 245/40 R17 95T XL 245/40 R17 95T XL BW 8-8.5-9.5 11.3 XL
R17 245/45 R17 99T 245/45 R17 99T
From 153.4
R17 245/45 R17 99T XL 245/45 R17 99T XL
From 174.2
R17 245/65 R17 107T 245/65 R17 107T BW 7-8.5 13.1 SL
From 161.6
R17 245/70 R17 110T 245/70 R17 110T BW 6.5-7-8 13.1 SL
From 146.9
R17 255/65 R17 114T XL 255/65 R17 114T XL BW 7-7.5-9 13.1 XL
R17 265/65 R17 116T XL 265/65 R17 116T XL BW 7.5-8-9.5 13.7 XL
From 174.9
R17 275/65 R17 119T XL 275/65 R17 119T XL BW 7.5-8-9.5 13.7 XL
R18 225/40 R18 92T 225/40 R18 92T BW 7.5-8-9 11.3 XL
From 138.8
R18 225/45 R18 95T 225/45 R18 95T BW 7-7.5-8.5 11.3 XL
From 140.0
R18 225/55 R18 102T XL 225/55 R18 102T XL BW 6-7- 8 12.0 XL
R18 225/60 R18 100T 225/60 R18 100T BW 6-6.5-8 11.3 SL
R18 225/60 R18 104T XL 225/60 R18 104T XL BW 6-6.5-8 11.3 XL
From 147.3
R18 235/40 R18 95T XL 235/40 R18 95T XL BW 8-8.5-9.5 11.3 XL
From 167.7
R18 235/45 R18 98T XL 235/45 R18 98T XL BW 7.5-8-9 11.3 XL
From 135.4
R18 235/50 R18 101T XL 235/50 R18 101T XL BW 6.5-7.5-8.5 12.0 XL
R18 235/55 R18 104T XL 235/55 R18 104T XL BW 6.5-7.5-8.5 12.0 XL
From 157.1
R18 235/60 R18 107T XL 235/60 R18 107T XL BW 6.5-7-8.5 13.1 XL
From 148.5
R18 235/65 R18 110T 235/65 R18 110T BW 6.5-7-8.5 13.1 XL
From 156.9
R18 245/40 R18 97T XL 245/40 R18 97T XL BW 8-8.5-9.5 11.3 XL
R18 245/45 R18 100T 245/45 R18 100T
From 158.3
R18 245/45 R18 100T XL 245/45 R18 100T XL
From 192.5
R18 245/50 R18 100T 245/50 R18 100T BW 7-7.5-8.5 11.3 SL
From 129.1
R18 245/60 R18 105T 245/60 R18 105T BW 7-8.5 13.1 SL
R18 255/45 R18 103T XL 255/45 R18 103T XL BW 8-8.5-9.5 11.3 XL
R18 255/55 R18 109T XL 255/55 R18 109T XL BW 7-8- 9 12.0 XL
From 144.2
R18 255/60 R18 112T XL 255/60 R18 112T XL BW 7-7.5-9 13.1 XL
R18 265/60 R18 114T XL 265/60 R18 114T XL BW 7.5-8-9.5 13.7 XL
From 159.8
R18 275/60 R18 117T XL 275/60 R18 117T XL BW 7.5-8-9.5 13.7 XL
R18 285/60 R18 120T XL 285/60 R18 120T XL BW 8-8.5-10 13.7 XL
R19 235/50 R19 103T XL 235/50 R19 103T XL BW 6.5-7.5-8.5 12.0 XL
From 196.1
R19 235/55 R19 105H 235/55 R19 105H BW 6.5-7.5-8.5 12.0 XL
From 190.9
R19 245/45 R19 102T 245/45 R19 102T BW 7.5-8-9 11.3 XL
From 170.8
R19 245/55 R19 103T 245/55 R19 103T BW 7-7.5-8.5 12.0 SL
R19 255/40 R19 100T 255/40 R19 100T BW 8.5-9-10 11.3 XL
From 192.5
R19 255/45 R19 104T 255/45 R19 104T BW 8-8.5-9.5 11.3 XL
From 196.1
R19 255/50 R19 107T XL 255/50 R19 107T XL BW 7-8- 9 12.0 XL
From 188.4
R19 255/55 R19 111T XL 255/55 R19 111T XL BW 7-8- 9 12.0 XL
R19 265/50 R19 110T 265/50 R19 110T BW 7.5-8.5-9.5 12.0 XL
From 174.0
R19 275/40 R19 105T 275/40 R19 105T BW 9-9.5-11 11.3 XL
From 188.4
R19 275/55 R19 111T 275/55 R19 111T BW 7.5-8.5-9.5 12.0 SL
From 230.3
R19 285/40 R19 103T 285/40 R19 103T BW 9.5-10-11 11.3 SL
From 189.6
R19 285/45 R19 111T XL 285/45 R19 111T XL BW 9-9.5-10.5 12.0 XL
From 208.8
R20 235/45 R20 100T 235/45 R20 100T BW 7.5-8-9 12.0 XL
From 230.1
R20 235/55 R20 105T 235/55 R20 105T BW 6.5-7.5-8.5 11.3 XL
From 172.6
R20 245/40 R20 99T 245/40 R20 99T BW 8-8.5-9.5 12.0 XL
From 200.6
R20 245/45 R20 99T 245/45 R20 99T BW 7.5-8-9 12.0 SL
From 162.9
R20 255/35 R20 97T 255/35 R20 97T BW 8.5-9-10 11.3 XL
From 221.8
R20 255/45 R20 105T XL 255/45 R20 105T XL BW 8-8.5-9.5 12.0 XL
From 245.8
R20 255/50 R20 109T 255/50 R20 109T BW 7-8- 9 12.0 XL
From 221.4
R20 255/55 R20 110T XL 255/55 R20 110T XL BW 7-8- 9 12.0 XL
From 218.4
R20 265/40 R20 104T 265/40 R20 104T BW 9-9.5-10.5 11.3 XL
From 247.0
R20 265/50 R20 111T 265/50 R20 111T BW 7.5-8.5-9.5 12.0 XL
From 268.8
R20 275/35 R20 102T 275/35 R20 102T BW 9-9.5-11 11.3 XL
From 271.4
R20 275/40 R20 106T XL 275/40 R20 106T XL BW 9-9.5-11 12.0 XL
From 221.4
R20 275/45 R20 106T 275/45 R20 106T BW 8.5-9-10.5 12.0 SL
From 227.5
R20 275/50 R20 109T 275/50 R20 109T BW 7.5-8.5-9.5 12.0 SL
R20 275/55 R20 117T 275/55 R20 117T
R20 275/55 R20 117T XL 275/55 R20 117T XL
From 210.9
R20 275/60 R20 115T 275/60 R20 115T BW 7.5-8-9.5 13.7 SL
R20 285/50 R20 116T XL 285/50 R20 116T XL BW 8-9-10 12.0 XL
From 450.5
R20 315/35 R20 106T 315/35 R20 106T BW 10-11-12.5 12.0 SL
From 240.3
R21 265/45 R21 104T XL 265/45 R21 104T XL BW 8.5-9-10 12.0 SL
From 281.1
R21 265/45 R21 108T 265/45 R21 108T
From 246.6
R21 285/35 R21 105T XL 285/35 R21 105T XL BW 9.5-10-11 12.0 XL
From 279.8
R21 295/35 R21 107T 295/35 R21 107T
From 217.9
R21 295/35 R21 107T XL 295/35 R21 107T XL
From 228.6
R21 295/40 R21 111T 295/40 R21 111T
From 288.5
R21 295/40 R21 111T XL 295/40 R21 111T XL
From 368.6
R21 325/30 R21 108T 325/30 R21 108T BW 11-11.5-12 12.0 XL
From 303.3
R22 275/40 R22 107Q XL 275/40 R22 107Q XL
From 232.8
R22 275/40 R22 107T XL 275/40 R22 107T XL BW 9-9.5-11 12.0 XL
R22 275/50 R22 111T 275/50 R22 111T BW 7.5-8.5-9.5 12.0 SL
From 282.4
R22 285/45 R22 114T XL 285/45 R22 114T XL BW 9-9.5-10.5 12.0 XL

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