Toyo Observe GSi-5

4.38

(56) Customer Reviews

Price Range:  USD $91.99 to $469.99

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The Toyo Observe GSi5 winter tire is available in a complete size range that covers a variety of vehicles and applications. No matter what your vehicle; passenger, light truck, van, SUV or CUV the Observe GSi5 is the right tire for drivers looking for a safe and secure winter drive. For passenger tire sizes it is designed for a secure ride while for light truck or van applications it is designed to handle the load characteristics of that type of vehicle. Whether it’s snow, slush, ice or just simply slippery roads, the Observe GSi5 has the technology to handle all our winter conditions.

  • A Unidirectional Tread Pattern optimizes traction for both braking and acceleration.
  • Crushed Walnut shells embedded in the tire tread compound dig and bite into the ice surface for improved ice traction
  • Absorb moisture on the road allowing the tire and its technology to better contact the road surface for increased performance.
  • An advanced multi-directional sipe technology to ensure maximum grip when you are cornering, accelerating or braking
  • For improved traction in snow and slush when braking or accelerating.

Overall 

4.4

Toyo Observe GSi-5
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Dry
(4.5)
Wet
(4.3)
Snow
(4.5)
Handling
(4.3)
Comfort
(4.6)
Noise
(4.1)
Treadwear
(4.3)
Overall:
4.7
Dry
5.0
Wet
5.0
Snow
4.0
Handling
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Noise
5.0
Treadwear
5.0

 

Size: 205/55R16

Vehicle: 2008 Saturn Astra 2 Dr Hatchback XR with 1000 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 1/23/2015 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Overall:
5.0
Dry
5.0
Wet
5.0
Snow
5.0
Handling
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Noise
5.0
Treadwear
5.0

I read and heard a fair bit about the Toyo Observe GSi-5. All of the reviews and comments were quite favorable. Not having used this make of tire before I was somewhat apprehensive. I went ahead and installed the tires on my 2015 Subaru Outback. Thus far, I am pleased. Thanks Toyo!

Size: 225/65R17

Vehicle: 500 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 12/15/2014 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Overall:
3.5
Dry
4.0
Wet
4.0
Snow
3.0
Handling
3.0
Comfort
3.0
Noise
3.0
Treadwear
3.0

Great the first winter, okay the second, still 7/32"tread in the third but significant loss of traction and control this year

Size: 215/65R17

Vehicle: 2013 Ford Mustang 2 Dr Coupe Base with 10000 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 12/12/2014 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Overall:
2.8
Dry
4.0
Wet
3.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Noise
3.0
Treadwear
4.0

Average tires. Lot of better tires available. I drive in Calgary and these tires slip and slide on ice, which is what is left on roads after City of Calgary clears snow. Good on snow but very poor on ice. I have had Walmart tires which are better than these!

Size: 195/65R15

Vehicle: 4000 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 11/30/2014 and is a Confident, Experienced Driver

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Overall:
4.1
Dry
3.0
Wet
4.0
Snow
5.0
Handling
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Noise
4.0
Treadwear
4.0

Like any snow, make sure you get narrower. i.e.225/65/17 was optioned lower profile tire, my GSi-5 is a 215/70/16. If rim could take smaller I would maybe even go 205. In stopping, based on build up in front of tires of snow, on 5" snow, it was like 30kmph-2car-lenghts to stop down to 0, 40kmph/3CL, 50kmph/5CL, 60kmp/6-7CL, and some where in 70-80kmph range it really jumps, I have done test stops at 85kmph that were probably 12-15 car lengths, so whether these are good or bad tires (and I believe they are good), you have to find that plow/glide point speed, and stay under it, fortunately staying <70-75km in bad conditions is really what one should always do. The nature of the tire, med-soft, mushy tread with sipes and silicate, and fairly directional, and not water pumping, it is likely very good on ice(maybe best), one of best in snow of 0-5 inches, but, it would appear worse then most prem. snows on dry spring/fall condition roads. This is OK, because you don't get surprises in dry spring/fall, i mean if you braking is a bit off, fine, you are not out of control, or sliding into an intersection, but in winter I don't want surprises, and I think that is where this tire has its sweet spot. Do mostly dry pavement driving in winter, and rack up a lot of KMs, maybe not best tire. Want to stay out of sliding into intersection in winter bad weather (at the opposed engineering trade offs that gives you in dry) maybe the best tire period. Remember, make sure you get narrower tire then stock if you can! Very rarely does wider help you, really only on massive snow if your vehicle can "snow-mobile" mode.

Size: 215/70R16

Vehicle: 100 KM of Tire Wear

Anonymous made this review on 11/18/2014 and is a Cautious, Reserved Driver

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