Key Facts about Toyo Observe GSi-5:

Summary


We spent several hours reading reviews from experts and tire owners. In summary, this is what people think about Toyo Observe GSi-5. You can agree or disagree with these conclusions by voting for or against any item:

Reasons to buy

Many drivers mentioned that this tire ensured good grip in snow and ice.
Some car owners were happy that the tires were wearing well.
A few drivers agreed that the tires were good value for money.

Reasons not to buy



Description


The Observe GSi-5 provides excellent performance for demanding winter road conditions. Improved ice and snow capabilities, as well as long wear life, are the benefits of advanced design, technology, and compounding.

Advanced tread compound:

  • Enhances wet grip, braking, and traction in low temperatures

Absorbent carbonic powder:

  • Offers better contact and increased safety as carbonic powder created from bamboo absorbs moisture on the road

Microbit technology:

  • Improves traction as ground walnut shell dig and bite into the snow and ice

Wide lateral grooves:

  • Evacuates slush for better road grip

Center rib design:

  • Ensures straight-line stability
  • Increases ice traction in all directions

Tread block technology:

  • A Spider Sipe design provides snow and ice traction in all directions
  • Saw toothed tread block edges improve snow traction and braking

Detailed Information


Type and Size
Tire Model
Toyo Observe GSi-5
Car Type
Light Truck / SUV
Season
Winter
Rim Diameter
13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 "
Width
145 / 155 / 175 / 185 / 195 / 205 / 215 / 225 / 235 / 245 / 255 / 265 / 275 / 285 / 315 mm
Aspect Ratio
35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80 %
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 GSi-5 Sizes & Specifications


Rim Model Size Index Features load range sidewall styling tread depth approved rim width
R13 155/80 R13 79T 155/80 R13 79T SL BW 11.3 4-4.5-5
R13 175/70 R13 82T 175/70 R13 82T SL BW 12.0 4.5-5-6
R14 175/65 R14 82T 175/65 R14 82T SL BW 12.0 5-6
R14 175/70 R14 84T 175/70 R14 84T SL BW 12.0 4.5-5-6
R14 185/60 R14 82T 185/60 R14 82T SL BW 12.0 5-5.5-6.5
R14 185/65 R14 86T 185/65 R14 86T SL BW 12.0 5-5.5-6.5
R14 185/70 R14 88T 185/70 R14 88T SL BW 12.0 4.5-5.5-6
R14 195/60 R14 86T 195/60 R14 86T SL BW 12.0 5.5-6-7
R14 195/70 R14 91T 195/70 R14 91T SL BW 12.0 5-6-6.5
R14 205/75 R14 95T 205/75 R14 95T SL BW 12.0 5-5.5-7
R15 145/65 R15 72T 145/65 R15 72T SL BW 11.0 4-4.5-5
R15 145/65 R15 74T 145/65 R15 74T SL BW 11.0 4-4.5-5
R15 175/55 R15 77T 175/55 R15 77T SL BW 11.3 5-5.5-6
R15 175/65 R15 84T 175/65 R15 84T SL BW 12.0 5-6
R15 185/55 R15 82T 185/55 R15 82T SL BW 12.0 5-6-6.5
R15 185/60 R15 84T 185/60 R15 84T SL BW 12.0 5-5.5-6.5
R15 185/65 R15 88T 185/65 R15 88T SL BW 12.0 5-5.5-6.5
R15 195/50 R15 82T 195/50 R15 82T SL BW 12.0 5.5-6-7
R15 195/55 R15 85T 195/55 R15 85T SL BW 12.0 5.5-6-7
R15 195/60 R15 88T 195/60 R15 88T SL BW 12.0 5.5-6-7
R15 195/65 R15 91T 195/65 R15 91T SL BW 12.0 5.5-6-7
R15 205/60 R15 91T 205/60 R15 91T SL BW 12.0 5.5-6-7.5
R15 205/65 R15 94T 205/65 R15 94T SL BW 12.0 5.5-6-7.5
R15 205/70 R15 95T 205/70 R15 95T SL BW 12.0 5-6- 7
R15 205/75 R15 97T 205/75 R15 97T SL BW 12.0 5-5.5-7
R15 215/60 R15 94T 215/60 R15 94T SL BW 12.0 6-6.5-7.5
R15 215/65 R15 96T 215/65 R15 96T SL BW 12.0 6-6.5-7.5
R15 215/70 R15 98T 215/70 R15 98T SL BW 12.0 5.5-6.5-7
R15 215/75 R15 100T 215/75 R15 100T SL BW 12.0 5.5-6-7
R15 225/70 R15 100T 225/70 R15 100T SL BW 12.7 6-6.5-7.5
R15 225/75 R15 102T 225/75 R15 102T SL BW 13.4 6-7.5
R15 225/80 R15 105T 225/80 R15 105T SL BW 13.4 6-7.5
R15 235/75 R15 105T 235/75 R15 105T SL BW 13.4 6-6.5-8
R15 265/70 R15 112T 265/70 R15 112T SL BW 14.0 7-8- 9
R15 265/75 R15 112T 265/75 R15 112T SL BW 14.0 7-7.5-9
R16 175/80 R16 91T 175/80 R16 91T SL BW 12.0 4.5-5-6
R16 185/55 R16 83H 185/55 R16 83H SL BW 12.0 5-6-6.5
R16 185/60 R16 86T 185/60 R16 86T SL BW 12.0 5-5.5-6.5
R16 195/50 R16 84T 195/50 R16 84T SL BW 12.0 5.5-6-7
R16 195/55 R16 87T 195/55 R16 87T SL BW 12.0 5.5-6-7
R16 205/55 R16 94T XL 205/55 R16 94T XL XL BW 12.0 5.5-6.5-7.5
R16 205/60 R16 92T 205/60 R16 92T SL BW 12.0 5.5-6-7.5
R16 205/65 R16 95T 205/65 R16 95T SL BW 12.0 5.5-6-7.5
R16 205/70 R16 96S 205/70 R16 96S SL BW 12.0 5-6- 7
R16 215/55 R16 93T 215/55 R16 93T SL BW 12.0 6-7-7.5
R16 215/55 R16 97T XL 215/55 R16 97T XL XL BW 12.0 6-7-7.5
R16 215/60 R16 95T 215/60 R16 95T SL BW 12.0 6-6.5-7.5
R16 215/65 R16 98T 215/65 R16 98T SL BW 12.0 6-6.5-7.5
R16 215/70 R16 100S 215/70 R16 100S SL BW 12.0 5.5-6.5-7
R16 215/75 R16 103S 215/75 R16 103S SL BW 13.4 5.5-6-7
R16 225/60 R16 98T 225/60 R16 98T SL BW 12.7 6-6.5-8
R16 225/65 R16 100T 225/65 R16 100T SL BW 12.0 6-6.5-8
R16 225/70 R16 103S 225/70 R16 103S SL BW 12.7 6-6.5-7.5
R16 225/75 R16 104S 225/75 R16 104S SL BW 13.4 6-7.5
R16 235/60 R16 100S 235/60 R16 100S SL BW 13.4 6.5-7-8.5
R16 235/65 R16 103T 235/65 R16 103T SL BW 13.4 6.5-7-8.5
R16 235/70 R16 106S 235/70 R16 106S SL BW 13.4 6-7- 8
R16 235/75 R16 108S 235/75 R16 108S SL BW 13.4 6-6.5-8
R16 245/70 R16 107S 245/70 R16 107S SL BW 13.4 6.5-7-8
R16 245/75 R16 111S 245/75 R16 111S SL BW 13.4 6.5-7-8
R16 255/70 R16 111S 255/70 R16 111S SL BW 13.4 6.5-7.5-8.5
R16 265/70 R16 112S 265/70 R16 112S SL BW 14.0 7-8- 9
R16 265/75 R16 116S 265/75 R16 116S SL BW 14.0 7-7.5-9
R16 275/70 R16 114T 275/70 R16 114T SL BW 14.0 7-8- 9
R17 205/50 R17 93T XL 205/50 R17 93T XL XL BW 12.0 5.5-6.5-7.5
R17 215/45 R17 87T 215/45 R17 87T SL BW 12.0 7-8
R17 215/50 R17 91T 215/50 R17 91T SL BW 12.0 6-7-7.5
R17 215/55 R17 98T XL 215/55 R17 98T XL XL BW 12.0 6-7-7.5
R17 215/60 R17 96T 215/60 R17 96T SL BW 12.0 6-6.5-7.5
R17 215/65 R17 98T 215/65 R17 98T SL BW 12.7 6-6.5-7.5
R17 225/45 R17 91T 225/45 R17 91T SL BW 12.0 7-7.5-8.5
R17 225/50 R17 94T 225/50 R17 94T SL BW 12.0 6-7- 8
R17 225/60 R17 99T 225/60 R17 99T SL BW 12.7 6-6.5-8
R17 225/65 R17 102S 225/65 R17 102S SL BW 12.7 6-6.5-8
R17 235/55 R17 99H 235/55 R17 99H SL BW 12.0 6.5-7.5-8.5
R17 235/60 R17 102T 235/60 R17 102T SL BW 13.4 6.5-7-8.5
R17 235/65 R17 104S 235/65 R17 104S SL BW 13.4 6.5-7-8.5
R17 245/65 R17 107S 245/65 R17 107S SL BW 13.4 7-8.5
R17 245/70 R17 110S 245/70 R17 110S SL BW 13.4 6.5-7-8
R17 255/60 R17 106T 255/60 R17 106T SL BW 13.4 7-7.5-9
R17 255/65 R17 114T XL 255/65 R17 114T XL XL BW 13.4 7-7.5-9
R17 255/70 R17 110S 255/70 R17 110S SL BW 13.4 6.5-7.5-8.5
R17 265/65 R17 112S 265/65 R17 112S SL BW 14.0 7.5-8-9.5
R17 265/70 R17 115S 265/70 R17 115S SL BW 14.0 7-8- 9
R17 275/65 R17 119T XL 275/65 R17 119T XL XL BW 14.0 7.5-8-9.5
R17 285/70 R17 117S 285/70 R17 117S SL BW 14.0 7.5-8.5-9.5
R18 215/50 R18 92T 215/50 R18 92T SL BW 12.0 6-7-7.5
R18 215/55 R18 94T 215/55 R18 94T SL BW 12.0 6-7-7.5
R18 225/45 R18 95T XL 225/45 R18 95T XL XL BW 12.0 7-7.5-8.5
R18 225/55 R18 98T 225/55 R18 98T SL BW 12.0 6-7- 8
R18 225/60 R18 100T 225/60 R18 100T SL BW 12.7 6-6.5-8
R18 235/50 R18 97H 235/50 R18 97H SL BW 12.0 6.5-7.5-8.5
R18 235/55 R18 100H 235/55 R18 100H SL BW 12.0 6.5-7.5-8.5
R18 235/60 R18 107S XL 235/60 R18 107S XL XL BW 13.4 6.5-7-8.5
R18 235/65 R18 106S 235/65 R18 106S SL BW 13.4 6.5-7-8.5
R18 245/60 R18 105T 245/60 R18 105T SL BW 13.4 7-8.5
R18 255/55 R18 109H XL 255/55 R18 109H XL XL BW 12.5 7-8- 9
R18 255/60 R18 112T XL 255/60 R18 112T XL XL BW 13.4 7-7.5-9
R18 255/65 R18 109T 255/65 R18 109T SL BW 13.4 7-7.5-9
R18 255/70 R18 112T 255/70 R18 112T SL BW 13.4 6.5-7.5-8.5
R18 265/60 R18 110S 265/60 R18 110S SL BW 14.0 7.5-8-9.5
R18 265/65 R18 114T 265/65 R18 114T SL BW 14.0 7.5-8-9.5
R18 265/70 R18 114S 265/70 R18 114S SL BW 14.0 7-8- 9
R18 275/65 R18 114T 275/65 R18 114T SL BW 14.0 7.5-8-9.5
R18 285/60 R18 120T XL 285/60 R18 120T XL XL BW 14.0 8-8.5-10
R19 225/55 R19 99H 225/55 R19 99H SL BW 12.0 6-7- 8
R19 235/50 R19 99H 235/50 R19 99H SL BW 12.0 6.5-7.5-8.5
R19 235/55 R19 101T 235/55 R19 101T SL BW 12.0 6.5-7.5-8.5
R19 245/55 R19 103T 245/55 R19 103T SL BW 12.0 7-7.5-8.5
R19 255/50 R19 107H XL 255/50 R19 107H XL XL BW 12.5 7-8- 9
R19 255/55 R19 111H XL 255/55 R19 111H XL XL BW 12.5 7-8- 9
R19 255/60 R19 108T 255/60 R19 108T SL BW 13.4 7-7.5-9
R19 275/55 R19 111T 275/55 R19 111T SL BW 12.5 7.5-8.5-9.5
R19 285/45 R19 111H XL 285/45 R19 111H XL XL BW 12.5 9-9.5-10.5
R20 235/55 R20 102T 235/55 R20 102T SL BW 12.0 6.5-7.5-8.5
R20 245/50 R20 102T 245/50 R20 102T SL BW 12.0 7-7.5-8.5
R20 255/50 R20 109H XL 255/50 R20 109H XL XL BW 12.5 7-8- 9
R20 255/55 R20 111H XL 255/55 R20 111H XL XL BW 12.5 7-8- 9
R20 265/50 R20 106H 265/50 R20 106H SL BW 12.5 7.5-8.5-9.5
R20 275/40 R20 106H XL 275/40 R20 106H XL XL BW 12.5 9-9.5-11
R20 275/55 R20 113T 275/55 R20 113T SL BW 12.5 7.5-8.5-9.5
R20 275/60 R20 114T 275/60 R20 114T SL BW 14.0 7.5-8-9.5
R20 315/35 R20 110H XL 315/35 R20 110H XL XL BW 12.5 10.5-11.5-12.5

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Questions and Answers

  • Nov 14, 2018

    PMCtire.com: The Best SUV & Light Truck Winter Tires

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      Snow traction Noise
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  • Jul 20, 2018

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  • Dec 27, 2012

    Toyo Observe GSi-5 Winter tire review

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  • May 04, 2012

    Observe GSi5 Winter Tire - Toyo Tires Canada

    Winter Tire For Passenger Cars, Minivans, SUV's and Light Trucks The Toyo Observe GSi5 winter passenger tire is the right tire for drivers looking for a safe and dependable winter drive. With a complete size range for passenger, light truck, SUV, CUV or van applications, the GSi5 offers exceptional traction and safety during our tough Canadian winters.