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Winter tires
2024

Toyo Observe S944

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Width
Profile
Rim size

Pros and cons

  • ice-braking-abs
    Short braking distance on ice
  • wet-handling
    Poor handling on the wet
  • aquaplaning-longitudinal
    Below average aquaplaning resistance
  • snow-handling
    Poor handling on snow
  • wet-braking
    Longer braking distance on wet roads
  • snow-circle-cornering
    Inferior handling on snow

Comparison

Sizes

Toyo Observe S944 is made in 50 sizes, starting from 185/55 R15 up to 225/40 R20.
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Timeline

2020

Toyo Observe S944 was launched

2020

Toyo Observe S944 was tested 4x (ADAC,...)

2021

Toyo Observe S944 was tested 3x (AutoMotorSport,...)

2022

Toyo Observe S944 was tested 2x (Autobild,...)

2023

Toyo Observe S944 was tested 2x (Autobild,...)

Achievements

Best
aquaplaning-cross
Aquaplaning - cross
Autobild 2022
Best
aquaplaning-longitudinal
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Autobild 2022
Best
dry-handling
Dry handling
Autobild 2020
Best
noise-interior
Interior noise
Adac 2020

Toyo Observe S944 in tyre tests

All tyre tests where Toyo Observe S944 was featured:
Autobild
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test31,429,2
Toyo Observe S94435,730,8
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Autobild
Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R18
satisfactory
Ranked #15 of 20
The Toyo Observe S944 finished in the middle of the pack, securing the 15th spot among 20 competitors. Awarded a final rating of 'Satisfactory', this tire demonstrated strong performance on snow, with high traction and short braking distances. Additionally, it was praised for decent comfort and good tread life. However, its performance was hindered by moderate lateral grip on snowy and wet surfaces, which affected its overall standing. Despite these drawbacks, the Toyo Observe S944 showed commendable strengths where it mattered the most in winter conditions.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+11-
Toyo Observe S9443+22-1-
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Autobild
Autobild Winter tyre test 2022 215/55 R17

Ranked #28 of 56
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test32,825,4
Toyo Observe S94437,726,8
ADAC
ADAC Winter tyre test 2022 215/60 R16
satisfactory
Ranked #12 of 17
Name WetDrySnowIceRolling resistanceNoiseWear
Best values in test2,01,81,41,81,52,71,5
Toyo Observe S9443,12,12,82,02,83,02,0
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Autobild
Name Stopping distance on wet
Best values in test32,1
Toyo Observe S94438,2
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Source: www.autobild.de
ADAC
ADAC Winter tyre test 2021 225/50 R17
satisfactory
Ranked #15 of 18
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWear
Best values in test1,61,91,52,12,71,5
Toyo Observe S9443,32,52,92,1 3,43,0
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Source: www.adac.de
AutoMotorSport
Name Points totalWetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test8,79,69,3101010
Toyo Observe S9446,96,98,15,579
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Source: www.auto-motor-und-sport.de
ADAC
ADAC Winter tyre test 2020 205/55 R16
satisfactory
Ranked #10 of 15
Name WetDrySnowIceNoiseWearFuel consumption
Best values in test1,32,01,82,12,51,01,8
Toyo Observe S9442,52,32,32,1 2,5 2,51,9
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Source: www.adac.de
Autobild
Autobild Winter tyre test 2020 225/40 R18
satisfactory
Ranked #11 of 12
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test1-21-
Toyo Observe S9443+2 2
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Source: www.autobild.de
AutoMotorSport
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test9,58,79,9109
Toyo Observe S9446,17,86,977
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Autobild
Name WetDrySnow
Best values in test2+2+1
Toyo Observe S94422+ 2-
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Source: www.autobild.de

Test ratings distribution

85% (8x)
SatisfactoryGood
7x1x

Ratings x Wheel size

R16R17R18
85% (3x)85% (3x)85% (2x)

Ratings x Width

195/xx Rxx205/xx Rxx215/xx Rxx225/xx Rxx
85% (1x)85% (1x)85% (1x)85% (5x)

FAQ

  1. Where is Toyo Observe S944 made?

    Toyo Observe S944 is made in Japan.

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