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Toyo Observe S944

Toyo Observe S944

/68% · winter · · : Upper-middle

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Pros and cons

  • Great handling on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on dry roads
  • Short braking distance on snow
  • Short braking distance on ice
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Competitors

The Toyo Observe S944 tires have been subjected to various tests which highlighted both their strengths and weaknesses. A synthesis of these evaluations presents a nuanced view of their performance across different conditions and dimensions.


One of the standout qualities of the Toyo Observe S944 tires is their excellent performance in snow. They have been consistently praised for their high traction and short braking distances on snowy terrains. This attribute makes them a reliable option for winter driving, ensuring that drivers have better control and safety during colder months.


In addition to their winter capabilities, these tires also boast very good safety reserves when dealing with aquaplaning. This is an important feature as it helps to maintain control of the vehicle during heavy rain, reducing the risk of accidents caused by loss of traction on wet surfaces.


Comfort is another area where the Toyo Observe S944 tires excel. They offer a pleasantly quiet ride due to their low rolling noise, making long journeys more enjoyable. This is complemented by their low rolling resistance, which not only enhances the driving experience but also contributes to fuel efficiency, making them a cost-effective choice. Their affordability further adds to their appeal, offering drivers a high-performance option without the high price tag.


However, the tires are not without their shortcomings. Across various tests, they have been critiqued for understeering behavior in all weather conditions, which can affect handling and the precision of cornering. Additionally, there's a delay in response to steering commands, which might impact driving dynamics, especially in situations requiring quick maneuvers.


Furthermore, while their performance on snow is commendable, their lateral grip on snowy and wet roads has been described as moderate. This could potentially affect stability when making sharp turns or during sudden changes in direction under these conditions.


In summary, the Toyo Observe S944 tires are marked by their excellent snow capability, safety in aquaplaning situations, and the comfort they offer. Despite facing some challenges in handling and lateral grip in certain conditions, their overall value is underscored by their affordability, making them a worthwhile consideration for drivers looking for a balanced performance in winter tires.

Sizes

Toyo Observe S944 is made in 50 sizes, starting from 185/55 R15 up to 225/40 R20.
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Toyo Observe S944 is ranked #68 of 943 winter tyres based on the results of tests carried out by Autobild 2023, Autobild 2023, and other organizations. Toyo Observe S944 belongs to the Upper-middle segment and is made by a manufacturer from Japan. It is made in total of 50 sizes, 185/55 R15 being the smallest and 225/40 R20 the largest. This tyre was featured in tests 11 times, first test was carried in 2020. Noise is a strong quality of Toyo Observe S944 - most dimensions have below average noise level values - 100% of them produce 0db noise, which result in "a" rating. This tyre has a initial tread depth of 8.8 mm in 195/55 R16.

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
Autobild 2022
Best
Aquaplaning - longitudal
Autobild 2022
Best
Dry handling
Autobild 2020
Best
Interior noise
Adac 2020

Toyo Observe S944 in tyre tests

The Toyo Observe S944, a middle segment tyre, has been tested by some of Europe's most highly regarded organizations in various dimensions and periods, starting from 2020 up to 2022. The tyre has garnered an overall rating of 79%, which is considered an excellent result for its segment. While results vary across tests, the tyre's best result was in AutoMotorSport's 2021 test of 225/50 R17 winter tyres, where it was best for ice braking. Its worst result was in Autobild's 2022 test of 215/55 R17 winter tyres, where it came in 28th place out of 56. The tyre won one of the tests, which was AutoMotorSport's 2020 test of 225/50 R17 winter tyres, where it was best for dry handling - objective and dry steering response. Additionally, in AutoMotorSport's 2021 test of 195/55 R16 winter tyres, the tyre was best for dry handling - objective. Overall, the Toyo Observe S944 has proven to be a satisfactory tyre for winter conditions.

All tyre tests where Toyo Observe S944 was featured:
Name Stopping distance on wetStopping distance on snow
Best values in test31,429,2
Toyo Observe S94435,730,8
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Autobild Winter tyre test 2023 225/45 R18
satisfactory
Ranked #15 of 20
In a competitive field of 20, the Toyo Observe S944 managed to distinguish itself with several positive attributes though challenged in other areas, reflecting a balance of performance characteristics. Testers praised the tire for its high traction and short braking distances on snow, alongside respectable comfort and good mileage, highlighting its reliability in critical winter conditions. However, they also noted some drawbacks, including moderate lateral grip on snow and wet surfaces, indicating areas where the tire did not fully meet expectations. Despite these mixed reviews, the performance of the Toyo Observe S944 implies a tire that offers a blend of dependable winter capabilities with certain limitations in handling.
Name WetDrySnowRunning costs
Best values in test2+2+11-
Toyo Observe S9443+22-1-
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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 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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Name Stopping distance on wet
Best values in test32,1
Toyo Observe S94438,2
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Source: www.autobild.de
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
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 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 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
Name WetDrySnowRolling resistanceNoise
Best values in test9,58,79,9109
Toyo Observe S9446,17,86,977
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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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