Toyo Celsius Review: Features and Performance
The Celsius is a touring all-weather tire explicitly made for passenger vehicles. Toyo describes it as a variable-condition tire that offers year-round versatility and winter-weather safety.
Toyo Celsius tires sport a snowflake (3PMSF) symbol and are thus approved for Canada’s severe snow requirements. But how good are they? Are they genuinely viable options? Let’s see if they’re worthy of a spot on your rims.
- Reasonably priced
- Superior snow and ice traction and braking performance
- Excellent traction in dry and wet conditions
- Comfortable ride quality
- Impressive hydroplaning resistance in rain and slush
- Usable traction and grip on wet tarmac
- Outstanding tread life and extended treadwear warranty
- Slightly noisy at high speeds
- They are not as responsive to driving as standard all-season tires.
- The poor cornering grip on dry roads
Toyo Celsius Review: Features
The variable sipe density is Celsius’ most noticeable feature at first glance. The outside tread has a lower sipe density for traction on wet and dry roads, while the inside tread has a higher sipe density for traction on ice and snow.
The advanced asymmetric tread design, moulded with multi-wave technology, reduces noise and deformation for increased stability at high speeds while providing even slow tread wear. Additionally, the multi-sipes improve braking on icy, wet, and dry roads. This technology, according to Toyo, allows Celsius to stop up to 14 feet shorter on snow and eight feet shorter on ice than a standard all-season tire.
More impressive are the embedded snow claws, which improve deep snow and mud traction while also increasing block rigidity for better ice and wet traction. The Toyo Celsius also has slush grooves that evacuate slush, water, and melting snow from the tire’s footprint for improved hydroplaning resistance.
Toyo Celsius Review: Maintenance Indicators
Toyo did not use any unique indicators to assist you in monitoring the tread depth of Celsius. Instead, it comes with standard TWIs (tread wear indicators)–narrow rubber bars that sit recessed in the tire grooves.
The TWIs exceed the required minimum tread requirement by 2/32 inches. Hence, when the Toyo Celsius reaches that point, the TWIs will be flush with the rest of the tread, indicating its time for a replacement.
Fortunately, the Toyo Celsius is a very durable tire, so you won’t have to worry about TWIs or probes for the first 2-3 years. Toyo also backs it with a 60,000-mile treadwear warranty.
Toyo Celsius Review: Performance
The Toyo Celsius has dependable dry-weather traction for an all-season touring tire with advanced winter capabilities. It won’t disappoint you when driving on the highway, but its cornering might be a concern.
In terms of longitudinal traction, Celsius will slip more easily during hard acceleration, and stopping distances will be longer.
If you are not an aggressive driver, the Toyo Celsius will suffice for daily driving even above its limits.
Driving over wet pavement is the true measure of a variable-conditions tire. Unfortunately, most tires in this category tend to sacrifice some capabilities for others. For example, they have excellent hydroplaning resistance but suffer from poor handling and braking.
Luckily, this Toyo representative is not one of them. The Celsius has slush grooves that help to keep you from hydroplaning, and you won’t have to worry about losing stability when you hit a large puddle of water, even at high speeds.
Its handling and stability in wet conditions are also excellent, primarily since it can be used in winter and summer. Overall, you shouldn’t have any problems with this tire’s performance in wet conditions.
While the Toyo will certainly not replace a proper set of winter tires in the snow, it is much closer than all-season tires.
Celsius performs well in both loose and packed snow due to its higher sipe density in the inner tread. Additionally, Celsius is especially good at handling slush thanks to the slush grooves and snow claws.
Most drivers will be pleased with how the Toyo Celsius tackles the winter.
Comfort and Noise
This is the one area where Celsius indeed suffers compared to touring tires. Toyo didn’t employ any particular technology to reduce road noise. Add to that an aggressive tread pattern with lots of sipes, and it’s a recipe for a tread growl.
As a result, you can clearly hear the road, especially at higher speeds. If you’re concerned about noise, a set of touring all-season tires will be far superior.
On the plus side, ride quality is pretty good, even on models with smaller side walls and large rims.
Toyo Celsius Review: Warranty
Workmanship and Materials Warranty: 5 years/ Free replacement for the first 25% of wear, then prorated to the final 2/32″ remaining depth.
Tread life Warranty: 60,000 Miles. Half mileage for the rear if it is a different size than the front.
Uniformity Warranty: First 1/32″ of wear
Satisfaction Guarantee: 500 miles or 45 days from the purchase date, whichever comes first.
Toyo Celsius Review: Tire Sizes
The Celsius is available in various popular sizes, ranging from 14 to 20 inches in wheel diameter, making them great for passenger vehicles, including minivans, CUVs and SUVs.
- 185/65R14 86H
- 185/60R15 84T
- 205/70R15 96T
- 195/60R15 88H
- 215/70R15 98T
- 185/65R15 88H
- 225/70R15 100T
- 195/65R15 91H
- 205/75R15 97S
- 205/65R15 94H
- 235/75R15 105S
- 205/55R16 91H
- 225/60R16 98H
- 215/55R16 97H
- 235/60R16 100T
- 185/60R16 86H
- 205/65R16 95H
- 205/60R16 92H
- 215/65R16 98T
- 215/60R16 95H
- 235/65R16 103T
- 205/45R17 88V
- 225/50R17 98V
- 215/45R17 91V
- 235/50R17 96V
- 225/45R17 94V
- 215/55R17 98V
- 235/45R17 97V
- 225/55R17 101V
- 245/45R17 99V
- 235/55R17 103V
- 205/50R17 93V
- 215/60R17 96H
- 215/50R17 91H
- 225/60R17 99H
- 225/40R18 92V
- 245/45R18 100V
- 235/40R18 95V
- 225/50R18 95V
- 245/40R18 97V
- 235/50R18 101V
- 215/45R18 93V
- 235/55R18 100V
- 225/60R18 100H
- 245/55R18 103V
- 235/45R18 98V
- 255/35R19 96V
- 245/45R19 1-2V
- 225/40R19 89V
- 255/45R19 104V
- 245/40R19 98V
- 245/50R19 105
- 255/40R19 100V
- 245/40R20 99V
- 245/45R20 103V
Toyo Celsius Review: Compatible Vehicles
- Honda Accord, CR-V
- Subaru Crosstrek, Outback
- Toyota RAV4
Should You Buy the Toyo Celsius?
The Toyo Celsius is a tire that excels at combining dry, wet, and snow traction, especially for more defensive drivers. Should you purchase it? That is dependent on where you live and how you drive.
Vehicle owners living in mostly warm areas should opt for a good set of all-season touring tires instead. These will give you better traction in warmer conditions and, ultimately, less noise on the highway.
For those who live in colder climates, the model will provide a safe and dependable experience far superior to an all-season set on ice, snow, and slush. Furthermore, it is reasonably priced and comes with a 60,000-mile treadwear warranty, which is excellent for a winter tire.
If you are looking to purchase a set of Toyo Tires or any other brand, look no further than your local Trail Tire. Our team of service advisors and technicians is ready to help you. Additionally, browse our selection of tires online.Back