Best All-Terrain Tires

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All Terrain are the most complicated tires out there, as they get very confusing at times. But being a tire engineer, and studying them for over a decade, I’ve managed to sort down a list, where I’ve considered all aspects, starting from looks and aggressiveness to their comfort capability and of course on and off road performance. And yes if they worth the price tag, or not.

Let’s begin with the list, where I will explain the specific reasons why each tire has earned its place here.

Falken Wildpeak AT3w

All-terrain tires must excel on both on-road and off-road terrains, and the top contender must perform exceptionally in both environments.

Falken Wildpeak at3w
Wildpeak offers superb sand traction.

And while many tires are either more oriented towards on-road performance or the opposite, the Falken Wildpeak AT3w strikes an ideal balance.

The tire delivers the best overall dry performance, particularly excelling on wet roads where most all-terrain tires fall short. Its silica-rich compound and efficient dual siping pattern ensure excellent traction on wet surfaces.

Furthermore, it offers the deepest tread in its category, significantly boosting hydroplaning resistance.

Moreover, it also offers outstanding durability without compromising performance. The tire is designed with 2-ply sidewalls, making it relatively lightweight and fuel-efficient.

Additionally, it includes two extra polyamide plies on the sidewalls, contributing to its toughness. And this combined with numerous biting edges, this tire also delivers exceptional off-road grip.

Other than this, the tire features reinforced foundations and heat diffusers, which prevent heat buildup, enhancing its wear resistance.

And since its certified with the 3 Peak Mountain Snowflake rating, you can guess its winter performance as well.

So you see, overall, the Wildpeak excels in nearly every aspect, making it a top choice in the all-terrain tire category.

Read full review: https://tiredriver.com/falken-wildpeak-at3w-review/

For Your Info: Falken has launched the new Wildpeak AT4w, and after comparing both tires, I don’t see it replacing the AT3w here. But yes, AT3w is going away, its confirmed now (I talked to Falken on email).
Anyways, you can compare both these tires here: Falken Wildpeak AT3w vs AT4w

Cooper Discoverer Road+Trail AT

The Cooper Discoverer Road+Trail AT is an expertly engineered tire that succeeds the Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S. It excels in dry traction, ride comfort, and winter performance.

Cooper Discoverer Road+Trail AT
Cooper Discoverer Road+Trail AT provides pretty impressive sidewall lugs.

Though its main highlighting features are its exceptional wet performance and off-road capability.

The tire’s wet performance is characterized by its resistance to hydroplaning and strong wet traction.

The Cooper Road+Trail excels in these areas due to its linear and wave-like sipes, along with numerous biting edges. These sipes serve as water channels, effectively dispersing water and improving traction.

As a result, it offers, on average, a second faster handling in wet lap times compared to its predecessor.

Off-road traction is another strong suit of the tire, as one can imagine given its aggressive enough sidewall lugs.

While it’s not the best choice for deep mud, it handles lighter muddy and moderate rocky terrains well.

The tire is durable enough, and provides you with biting edges, that deliver ample traction on rocky and gravely roads. Saying this by comparing this tire with other on-road oriented all-terrain tires in its category.

And on sand, it provides superb grip, thanks to its flexing sidewalls. Though this goes, for tire’s lowered air pressure performance.

Read full review of this tire: https://tiredriver.com/cooper-discoverer-road-trail-at-review/

Mickey Thompson Baja Boss A/T

The Mickey Thompson Baja AT is actually owned by Cooper tires and it makes sense looking at it’s squared off block tread pattern.

Mickey Thompson Baja Boss at
Baja Boss AT simply looks killer on flotation sizes.

By the way, Cooper is now owned by Goodyear.

The Baja Boss AT really impresses on snow and has 3 Peak Mountain Snowflake rating.

It offers multiple channels and notches, where very efficient snow trapping occurs, and this allows minimal rubber to snow contact, and more snow to snow.

The tire is also very narrow (less tread width on snow does better, and that’s the reason why this tire going above 12.5 inches don’t have 3pmsf rating on them).

Other than this, the tire offers more siping and biting edges in comparison and with softer compound the tire can bear more extreme temperatures without getting stiffer.

Other than snow, the tire is also good on dry, lacking only a little behind than Toyo Open Country AT3, but they produce a little noise and are going to wear a little faster.

Read full review: https://tiredriver.com/mickey-thompson-baja-boss-at-review/

General Grabber ATX

The Grabber ATX stands out as an excellent all-around tire, performing well both on and off the road.

General Grabber
Grabber ATX is really impressive on gravely roads.

Its standout feature is its wear resistance, where the tire uses a firmer, slightly stiffer compound that not only extends its lifespan but also enhances highway stability, and steering responsiveness.

Interestingly, the compound is designed to be very elastic, contributing to its slow wear rate.

Additionally, its tread depth, reaching up to 16″/32″, prolongs the time before wear becomes significant.

And although typically stiffer rubber composition reduces road smoothness and comfort, its not the case with Grabber ATX, thanks to its ComfortPlus technology, where the tire offers a dedicated layer specifically for cushioning impacts.

And yes, it also addresses on-road noise effectively with its acoustic tread pattern.

Off-road, the Grabber excels with features like stone bumpers to eject dirt particles, a ton of biters, and staggered shoulders, alongside 2-ply sidewalls for durability.

Moreover, it also excels in light snow, slightly outperforming the Falken Wildpeak. And with its stud-able tread, its also pretty capable on icy tracks too.

However, it’s important to note that while the Grabber ATX excels in wear and winter performance, it does have some drawbacks on wet roads. This issue can become more pronounced as the tire experiences wear.

Read full review: https://tiredriver.com/general-grabber-atx-review/

BF Goodrich KO2

Although this tire is being replaced by BFG KO3 (review here), it still remains as the most durable option.

BF Goodrich KO2
I am in love with BFG KO2 sidewalls.

This is because KO2 features a more robust inner construction, where its built with three layers of high-strength polyester and is topped with stronger steel cords forming two belt layers.

These belts are further reinforced by spirally wound nylon, which also extends to cover the sidewalls.

So, given that sidewalls are often the weakest part of a tire, the KO2’s combination of five layers of polyester and nylon in this area, results in exceptional toughness.

This durability, along with the tire’s interlocking central lugs and aggressive shoulders and sidewalls, provides outstanding off-road grip.

This is particularly evident in rocky and sandy terrains, where the tire maintains excellent grip, especially with reduced air pressure, where the flexing sidewalls and the tire’s puncture-resistant nature inspire confidence in challenging terrains.

Additionally, the KO2 performs well on dry roads in terms of noise comfort and tread longevity. And provides superb snow traction too, (and is branded with 3 peak rating, along with M+S).

However, it does have room for improvement in muddy conditions and on wet roads.

Read full review: https://tiredriver.com/bf-goodrich-ko2-review/

Yokohama Geolandar AT G015

Yokohama Geolandar G015
Yokohama Geolandar G015 besides provides epic comfort would also live up to expectations off road.

The Yokohama G015 provides triple polymer tread compound which has a very high density of silica. This makes the tire rubber very spongy and at the same time cut resistant.

With such spongy rubber, the tire provides the best tendency to absorb the impacts.

The compound also evenly distributes any on road impacts in it’s rubber as well, so they are not felt too much.

It’s various angles of blocks also provide variety of pitch which dampens the noise level.

In terms of traction, the tire is pretty good in wet and snow, providing a lot of 3D siping and lug grooves. It’s 3 Peak Mountain Snowflake rated and very responsive on snow, here it’s lug grooves help by trapping in snow and providing snow to snow contact.

The softer compound of the tire is also less resistant to get stiffen up with freezing temperatures like winter tires do.

But the tire has very limited grip on dry roads and at the same time provide high rolling resistance, so they are going to consume more fuel.

Read full review: https://tiredriver.com/yokohama-geolandar-g015-review/

Firestone Destination AT2

Firestone Destination AT2
The continuous rib in the middle of Firestone Destination AT2 with numerous sipes provide great wet traction.

Firestone Destination AT2 is made out of specialized tread compound which provides very less rolling resistance, so less fuel is consumed.

The tire is also effective on wet roads, with it’s several sipes throughout the tread. The tire is only slightly behind in wet from the most on road oriented tire, the Continental TerrainContact.

Firestone also offers Hydrogirp technology where it’s symmetric pattern makes 4 aqua channels proving very good resistance to hydroplaning.

The tire is also branded with 3 Peak Mountain Snowflake rating.

But the tire is quite poor in terms of dry traction and handling. It’s steering response it not communicative at all.

And this makes sense as the tire has least amount of rolling resistance, so with lesser grip, that’s out there.

Read full review: https://tiredriver.com/firestone-destination-at2-review/

Toyo Open Country AT3

Toyo at3 tread
Toyo Open Country AT3 is simply jack of all trades, master of none.

The Toyo Open Country AT3 is very good all rounder tire. In the link, I compared it with BFG KO2. It provides you with a good tread life, very nice handling on dry roads combined with low rolling resistance.

Usually when tires have nicer grip, they also consume more fuel, but this tire requires less energy to roll which is very good.

The tire although don’t impress on wet roads, where they don’t communicate too well with the steering. The tire’s stiffness although provides this tire with very nice tread life and dry grip, they don’t allow sipes to flex too much, and they are not able to wipe water away efficiently.

The tire is also a bit noisy even with it’s connectors between the shoulder blocks which provide Whisper Grooves Technology.

On snow these tires are great, and are branded with 3 Peak Mountain Snowflake rating.

It’s staggered shoulder blocks combined with shoulder lugs.

But it’s 2 ply sidewalls are really weak, especially when it comes to P metric sizes.

The Toyo Open Country AT3 is simply good in all areas. The tire provides a very comfortable on road ride, and although it does not impress on wet roads, it also does not disappoint either.

Off road, this tire provides sufficient biters and crawls its way out with little to no trouble.

Read full review: https://tiredriver.com/toyo-open-country-at3-review/

Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac RT

DuraTrac RT's Tread
The 3PMSF rated DuraTrac RT now makes better web of grooves, and offer more biters, enhancing its snow performance.

The Goodyear DuraTrac RT, while classified as all-terrain, have a hybrid design with features akin to mud tires.

This design allows them to excel in rough terrains, especially in mud, where typical all-terrain tires struggle.

The Wrangler R/T tire’s mud-terrain-like shoulder blocks and wide circumferential grooves, which interconnect with each other, enable effective mud ejection in all directions, enhancing self-cleaning.

These tires incorporate Tractive Groove Technology, Goodyear’s term for the additional biters at the base of the grooves.

These biters help break down mud particles, aiding their expulsion through the wide shoulder voids, which now are equipped with effective stone ejectors, which is an upgrade from older variant.

Moreover, the U-shaped sidewall lugs also play a crucial role in scooping out mud, aiding forward momentum.

Beyond mud performance, the stone ejectors also prove beneficial on gravelly roads, while the sidewall lugs offer excellent traction on rocks, especially with reduced (tire’s) air pressure

And yes, you also now get excellent durability, with 3 ply sidewalls, and DuraWall, and DuPont Kevlar technologies, discussed in details in its review.

New Goodyear DuraTrac R/T review: https://tiredriver.com/new-goodyear-duratrac-rt-review/

Older Goodyear DuraTrac Review: https://tiredriver.com/goodyear-wrangler-duratrac-review/

Cooper Discoverer AT3 XLT

Cooper AT3
The snow vices seen on the outer longitudinal channels on the Cooper AT3 XLT awards this tire with 3PMSF rating.

Cooper AT3 has 3 main variants, and out of them the least aggressive is the 4S, then comes LT, and then the most aggressive version, the XLT.

But even with the most extreme version, the tire provides better on road performance compared to off road, as it lacks in the durability department, which is highly required for rougher tracks.

But they really shines on road where they provide you with a very comfortable and silent ride with very stable cornering abilities on both wet and dry roads.

The tire has chamfered edges which let’s its block more stable (as they don’t push each other while cornering). All it’s blocks also have foundations underneath, so they make its high silica softer rubber more stable that way, enhancing on road grip.

The high silica rubber also allows it’s 3D interlocking sipes to flex more, and this aids in wet traction.

The tire’s 4 aqua channels also helps the tire in wet traction, as these provide very good resistant too hydroplaning.

The tires are also 3 Peak Mountain Snowflake rated. The shoulder blocks of the tire has snow vices (biters on the side) and these help the tire hold on to the snow for better snow to snow contact.

Read full review: https://tiredriver.com/cooper-discoverer-at3-review/

Kenda Klever AT2

Kenda Klever AT2
The tiny tread blocks give good advantage. The tire uses them to chew off road.

Kenda Klever AT2 is the latest addition to All terrain tires and it’s really worth talking about.

It looks good and gives very neat performance on road where it’s random blocks placement provide variable pitch technology dampening the noise level.

Off road, the tire can face a hard time on mud, but on rocks, it has enough biters to crawl its way through, and on snow, there’s no problem as the tire is also 3 Peak Mountain Snowflake rated.

The tire is rated from C to E and comes in from 15 to 20 inches rim sizes, with a decent tread depth and lower weight with 2 ply sidewalls.

And speaking of wear, its dual steel belts and interconnected rib design provide even wear throughout.

And although it’s not too important, it has a wear warranty of 50,000 miles warranty.

Read full review: https://tiredriver.com/kenda-klever-at2-review/

Pirelli Scorpion All-Terrain Plus

Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus
Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus don’t let you down. They are a great pick for hunting.

Pirelli Scorpion is probably ones of the best looking tires out there, the tire has P and S shaped tread blocks branding Pirelli Scorpion.

But those letters are not just for looks. It’s notches that give them this shape. These provide biting edges off road and allows the tire to maintain traction.

The tire is also good in snow, as it’s biters are really good at trapping in the snow, providing great snow to snow contact, earning 3PMSF rating.

Off road the tire provide satisfactory traction with it’s staggered shoulders and 2 ply sidewalls protected by lugs which produced off road biting (under lowered bar levels).

But the tire like it’s previous model is still not the most comfortable out there.

Pirelli tried to improve it a lot, but some reason, Italian brands are just not that comfortable out there on roads and generated quite some tread noise.

Read full review: https://tiredriver.com/pirelli-scorpion-all-terrain-plus-review/

Nitto Ridge Grappler

Nitto Ridge Grappler
Nitto Ridge Grappler is my go to tire for rocks.

The Nitto Ridge Grappler is my go to tire for rocky terrains, as this tire has all the key ingredients you need in order to confidently move on this tough track.

Rocky terrain is basically a broad term as it contains so much which can pierce through a tire, if it’s not strong enough.

There are sharp rocks, stones, sides of huge rocks where the sides can rub off, thorns, sharp logs, and so many more.

These are basically the things I’ve encountered the most, and out of all tires, well with the exception of BFG KO2, the Ridge Grappler has never let me down, meaning, I’ve never once gotten a punctured sides with it.

Durability is very important on rocks…Let me rephrase that, the sidewall’s durability is very important on rocks, and as Nitto Ridge Grappler offers 3 ply polyester carcass, it offers a very robust sides which allows confident crawling.

Read full review: https://tiredriver.com/nitto-ridge-grappler-review/

Continental Terrain Contact A/T

Continental Terraincontact AT
Besides on road, the Continental TerrainContact AT is best for wet grass.

Continental AT tires are superb on road. It’s a premium all season tire which are also capable of going off road, but their on road performance really jumps off the page.

you would barely tell a difference between these are touring tires.

The tire comes out best on wet roads, even outperforming Falken Wildpeak, on some sizes.

But the tire’s less aggressive design does not allow it to handle rugged terrains that well.

Like on gravely roads they show very high oversteering and it does not give a good dynamic response. And forget about taking them on mud, they just get packed there.

But these tires still wont’ disappoint minor rocky terrains.

Also due to the tire’s amazing on road grip, they show up with quite high rolling resistance, so they are going to eat up fuel rather quickly.

Read full review: https://tiredriver.com/continental-terraincontact-at-review/

Goodyear Workhorse A/T

Goodyear Workhorse AT is one of the lightest tire that you can get and because of this the tire offers great steering response on road, and consumes very less fuel, where it’s sand performance if off the charts.

The tire is actually offered is SL, XL, D and E load ratings where it’s weight only goes from 29 to 53 lbs, which is just amazing.

The tire does this by not putting any cap plies on top, and although it lacks in the durability department, it does other things so much better.

The smaller weight helps with rolling resistance, and the tire also consumes very less fuel and at the same time show remarkable resistance to tread wear, that’s why it’s also comes with 50k miles tread wear warranty.

Though it’s not the best, as it’s softer compound wear slightly faster, but this is intentional, as it earns this tire with 3PMSF and M+S symbols.

Read full review: https://tiredriver.com/goodyear-wrangler-workhorse-at-review/

Sumitomo Encounter AT

The Japanese manufacturer, Sumitomo made quite some tire with Encounter AT which is worth looking at. It’s very good on road and provides a good central balance during handling, providing decent feedback.

Basically on corners the tire is very predictable, it’s shoulder blocks have connectors in between which keep them stable during handling.

They also provide dual siping pattern which resembles Falken Wildpeak AT3w a lot, and although the tire is really great in wet, it only lacks a tiny bit from Wildpeak in handling and braking area.

Off road, despite it’s very simply design making 3 ribs, it offers enough biters to keep traction to a satisfactory level. The tire offers sharp edge biters as each of its shoulder block is staggered on it self.

Read full review: https://tiredriver.com/sumitomo-encounter-at-all-terrain-review/

Kenda Klever R/T

The Kenda Klever RT is the Rugged-Terrain tires, which is also a subcategory of all terrain tires, a classic example, is Nitto, which you must have seen above.

The tire does great off road, where it’s performance is almost on par with the Ridge Grappler, on rocky terrains, where it’s bold interconnected grooves also provide ample traction on thick mud.

The tire is also very durable with 3 ply polyester construction.

On the downside, it does not have 3PMSF rating, and needs to improve it’s wet traction, as it almost always exclusively shows you slippage on corners.

Comfortability wise, although it nicely absorb the bumps of the road, the tire is very loud, even louder than Goodyear DuraTrac, so you may have to compromise there as well.

Read full review: https://tiredriver.com/kenda-klever-rt-review/

What’s Next?

All-terrain tires are constantly improving, offering a diverse selection to suit various needs.

In my ratings, I’ve found that these tires excel in both on and off-road conditions. However, some lean more towards on-road use, like the Continental TerrainContact and the Cooper AT3 4s. The Cooper AT3 4s even has an XLT variant for enhanced off-road performance.

Edit: I replaced the Cooper AT3 with its successor Discoverer Road+Trail, (which is overall better considering all performance metrics).

On the other end of the spectrum, we have tires that shine in extreme off-road situations but still perform admirably on regular roads.

Notable mentions include the well known DuraTrac (which has been replaced here, by its newer RT version), and the lesser-known but impressive Mickey Thompson Baja Boss A/T, which I find particularly outstanding in snow.

Speaking of snow, the General Grabber A/TX is also a strong contender, nearly matching the Thompson in snow performance, though it might not handle very aggressive snow terrains as well.

I plan to keep updating this list, so if you have any questions or need advice on choosing the right tire, feel free to reach out. I’m here to help!

56 thoughts on “Best All-Terrain Tires”

  1. I’m mostly interested in R/T tires such as:

    – Falken Wildpeak R/T
    – Toyo Open Country R/T
    – Milestar Patagonia X/T

    Could you tell us anything about these tires compared to each other as well as other R/T tires such as the Kenda Klever and the Radar Renegade?

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    • As of now, I haven’t personally tested the Comforser CF1100. However, I would be doing it in the future. And as for the Falken Wildpeak AT3WA, you can find detailed comparisons and review the tire thoroughly, just get friendly with the search bar.

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  2. Need a tyre to suit Toyota LC 300- 265/65 R18- 90 % highway use and suited for wet conditions. Also when towing 3 ton Van on sharp rock/sand tracks. Prefer low noise and good ride comfort. Not used in mud or snow.

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    • For your Toyota LC 300, I would recommend going with Cooper Road+Trail. It would provide you with pretty nice on-road performance, especially in wet conditions, and yes, it would also gonna do just fine, off-road in light gravely roads.

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  3. Ozmen,

    In summer I travel about 1,000 miles a week on hwy, washboard gravel roads and rocky trails with a f150 truck. My winter job puts me in little cottonwood canyon daily where both deep snow and dense packed snow are common. A durable well rounded tire is necessary but I know I’ll compromise as no tire is perfect. Which tires would you suggest for my situation?

    Thank you in advance

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    • Given the conditions you’ve described, I’d recommend a tire that balances both durability and winter performance. And for that I’d say the Mickey Thompson Baja Boss A/T does pretty great.

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  4. Hi, good review. Any particular reason why the Kumho Road Venture does not make your list? I use my VW Amarok mostly on the road with occasional off-road and snow, but also tow and launch a 2-ton boat and trailer on sometimes slippery ramps or sand. The Falken WildPeak does not come in the correct size for my wheels.

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    • Thanks. You are talking about Kumho Road Venture AT52 right? That tire is actually pretty great on dry (very responsive), though needs some extra wet and winter grip.

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  5. I currently have Nitto Terra Grappler G2 all-terrain LT 305/55 R20 tires on my 2016 F150 FX4 Ecoboost Supercrew and am looking for similar or better replacements suitable for city roads in San Antonio, TX, with an aggressive look.

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    • I guess, you want an on-road oriented A/T tire with aggressive looks/sidewalls, well, you might want to consider the new Cooper Discoverer Road+Trail AT. I’d be publishing its review soon.

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  6. Hi Ozmen, great article! I have a 2011 Mercedes G55 that I currently run summer tires and winter tires on. My summer tires are close to replacement time, so I am considering an all-terrain tire and found your article. I live in Denver, Colorado, and do 95% highway/city driving but go to Vail for skiing in the winter a lot and camping in the summer. The G55 is a heavy vehicle (6,000+ lbs), and I’m curious about which tire you would recommend. I am looking for, in order of importance: great for the highway, very good in snow/ice, good/decent for off-road ability (mostly dirt roads/fire trails, nothing hardcore). I was thinking possibly the Falken Wildpeak, Toyo Open Country, or Yokohama Geolander, but I’m curious which you would recommend for my vehicle, not just limited to those three options necessarily. I run stock wheels, and the current tires are 275/55 R19. Thanks! – Austin

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    • Hey, I recently got my hands on Cooper Discoverer Road+Trail AT, and although its going through tests right now, I think it would suit you. It offers better wet traction compared to Cooper AT3 4S, and has aggressive (enough) sidewall lugs too, so I think it would be fine, off-road as well.

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  7. What a great website you have created! Thanks for that.
    I have a 2015 Porsche Cayenne diesel (20” rims currently fitted with 274/45/20 highway tyres) that I use for 90% town and highway driving but want to go off road more. It is obviously not a serious off road car, but I certainly don’t want the tyres to hamper my exploration abilities.
    I live in New Zealand where it rains a lot, the tar roads are twisty and the off road trails vary a lot.
    In the past I had a Volvo cross country with Hankook DynaPro AT RF10 that worked really well for the kind of driving I did then and want to do now. From what I have read on your website there may be better options now.

    I would really appreciate your input as to what could work best for me.

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    • Thank you. I recommend considering the Mickey Thompson Baja Boss A/T and the Wildpeak AT3W. Both of these tires excel in a variety of off-road conditions while maintaining solid performance on pavement. Additionally, if you appreciated the Dynapro AT, you might want to explore its “Xtreme” variant, which I have also reviewed. You can easily find it using the search bar on my site.

      P.S. If you find my content helpful, please consider sharing it. Your support not only motivates me to enhance my site further, but would also assists others like yourself.

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  8. Hi Ozmen,

    Great job on your site! I recently picked up a Lightning and wanted a balance of good to great performance in all conditions with an emphasis on snow/ice due to where I live. Weight, comfort, noise were also secondary considerations as well.

    I have experience with Duratracs and while I did like them (early on) their winter performance degraded significantly as they wore and they were loud as heck. Your reviews and comparisons were essential in helping me narrow down my list – Wildpeak, KO2/3s, any LT/XLs were dropped due to weight, and in the end I was down to the Toyo OCs and the Cooper AT3s. I settled on the AT3s but then discovered the recently released Cooper R&T ATs which seemed to perfectly fit the bill. Same weight as my factory Hankook Dynapro AT2s with a much more aggressive look, and seemingly improved performance in all aspects. It seems that you are one of the first to do a thorough review on the Cooper Road & Trail ATs so well done and thank you!

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    • Thank you so much for sharing your experience and thoughts!
      Your feedback is incredibly valuable, and it’s exciting to know that my site helped you in finding the tire, you wanted.

      P.S. If you found the reviews useful, please consider showing your support by sharing the site with others who might also benefit from these insights and comparisons. Your support in spreading the word is greatly appreciated!

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  9. Ozmen, Thank you for this wonderful site! Tire shopping can be overwhelming when you start getting into the details. I have a 2022 Expedition Timberline. While it’s the “offroad” version it will likely never see more than forest roads and grass. 99% on road and my family road trip vehicle. Ride comfort and safety in dry and wet conditions are my top priorities. I only see light snow as I’m in the South. That being said, I want the look of aggressive tires to match the vehicle. I’m considering the Falken Wildpeak’s but am curious if you recommend any other options based on my usage.

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    • Gotcha, you’re looking for an all-terrain tire that’s good on the road but still has that tough off-road vibe, right? I’d say the Cooper Road+Trail could be a perfect fit for what you’re after.
      And maybe give the Falken Wildpeak AT Trail a look too. It’s kind of like a toned-down version of the AT3W.

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  10. Hey Ozmen,

    Just looking for a good recommendation for my 2017 Subaru Forester XT. I’m looking into getting into some light offroading, but currently I’m about 60% highway/40% City driving, 700mi a month. I’d like to keep good on-road feel and preserve comfort/noise levels from my Yokohama Avid Ascend tires but with some more confidence in winter (we do get some snow, up to 10-12″) and an aggressive look. I’ve been considering the wildpeak a/t trails since every subaru on the planet seems to love them, but I wanted a more seasoned pro’s opinion.

    Thanks!

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    • Well you have a couple of options here. Consider following tires.

      Kenda Klever AT2.
      Cooper Road+Trail.
      BFG Trail Terrain.
      Sumitomo Encounter AT
      And I also recommend Wildpeak AT Trail here as well.

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  11. Hello Ozmen,

    Might be in need of a recommendation from you.
    I’m driving a 2017 ram 1500 on standard 275/60R20 and in search of some good AT tyres. If I was living in USA, I would buy the Falken AT3W.
    However, I live in Europe (Belgium) and we don’t have the AT3W over here. Neither my second choice, the Cooper Road+Trail AT.

    I don’t plan on doing heavy offroad, so i’m mostly driving on roads.
    There might be some light offroad involved now and then, but nothing hard.

    So i’m looking for a slightly aggressive looking AT tyre, that handles well in rainy conditions.

    I’m looking at TOYO at3, Cooper discoverer AT3 4s, BFG ko2 (love the look but i think worst of 3 when it comes to wet conditions?)

    so what would you suggest ?

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    • Have you considered the Wildpeak AT Trail instead?
      You should also check out Sumitomo Encounter AT. I’ve reviewed both of these tires here, and they offer superb wet performance, actually better than AT3w Wildpeak, as they are both a little less aggressive, comparatively. Do let me know if you need any more help.

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      • Hey Ozmen,

        they both look like good tyres, Both for some reason neither can I buy these in Belgium. I’m beginning to see a pattern here 🙂

        We do have the falken wildpeak AT3WA, wich when i look at it looks a lot like the trail, but then again, not the correct tyre size…

        I also found we have the Radar Renegade A/T5 in 33×12,5R20 wich does have a way beter tire label than in 275/60R20 size… (fuel C, wet C fuel E, Wet E )

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          • Firestone again same story 🙁 We really miss out on al the fun tires I guess.

            I have the geolandars on 2 vehicles now, and they are good tires. they are a bit on the less agressive style though. can’t complain though. got reasonable mileage out of them also.

            I’m going to try and do a comparison based on your mulitple reviews and the availability here in Belgium 🙂

            thanks for the tips!

            ps: happy newyear! and continue on your awesome site , has been a very good help already!

  12. Ozmen, thanks for all the valuable information. It’s difficult to navigate all the choices when considering purchasing tires. I recently purchased a Toyota 4 Runner 4×4 that came with Nitto Ridge Grapplers. I like the aggressive look of the tires very much and would like to find a replacement for them. I find them to be very lacking on rainy days as they want to hydroplane. My main concern is safety when driving on highway. I want a tire that feels planted and secure on wet highway. This vehicle is primarily our daily driver and the vehicle we take on trips. I live in the southeastern US and see very little snow. I’ve been reading about the Falken Wildpeak at3w and thinking about them as a possible option. The 4 Runner is 95% more on road than off-road. Maybe we’ll take up a new hobby one day and be off-roaders.
    Any recommendations you have for me would be appreciated.
    Thanks, John

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    • Wildpeak at3w is getting discontinued. So see if you can get them otherwise look for Wildpeak AT Trail, Sumitomo Encounter A/T (same company, Falken), or you can also check out, Geolandar G015.

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  13. Ozmen, what an awesome site. I have shared it with my community and friends already. Solid info that is actually practical!
    Can you please recommend a good tire for my F150 that I use for highway towing my 4000lbs trailer for family vacations.
    I currently have Geolander AT G015 but the do not last very long before wearing the traction/rubber wears out.
    I also seems to get low gas milage with them.
    Thank you for your time.

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    • Thank You.
      Yes Geolandar G015’s softer rubber although is comfortable, it wears off quickly. I think General Grabber ATx would suit you better. Make sure to also check out Defender LTX MS2, if you can lean towards highway all season tires.

      Also make sure to get tires with minimum load index possible. Determine load/tire, that would be around 1200 to 1500 lbs (roughly) in your case, and with that you can go with either C or even XL.

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  14. Ozmen, picking your brain again please. I know you top picked Falken AT3w as an All Terrain.
    Will Falken WILDPEAK H/T HT02
    P 265 /70 R17 115H SL do well for my F150 towing a 4000lbs trailer? 95% highway travel. Thanks!

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  15. Ozman,
    First off, kudos on the site. One of the only sites I can truly say tests fact and without bias, making it easy to trust your reviews. With that said, I must agree the MT Baja Boss AT is one of the best tire for winter roads I’ve ever encountered. I drive a lot of miles per year, usually buying tires every 12-18 months, so I’ve had my fair share of tire experience with different brands.
    It’s a shame the new Wildpeak AT4w went backwards as I was hoping to see equal performance as the AT3 but with better durability and stone ejectors. Finding a 125+ load index for a HD truck that is 3PMSF has proven to be difficult in the 35-37”x17 variant.
    Do you know of any manufacturers releasing new variants in the future that hit the AT/Hybrid world?
    Again, good job on the reviews! I’ll stay tuned for what’s next!!

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    • Thank you for your kind words.
      Regarding your question yes there are some new tires you should check out. Besides DuraTrac RT there’s Wildpeak RT, KO3, Toyo RT Trail, Yokohama Geolandar AT XD… These are the ones coming in my mind right now. I’ve reviewed them all (except for Geolandar, still testing it out).

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  16. Hi,
    Just bought a used 2021 Ram 1500 Laramie with 20” tires. It’s going to need tires soon. Was looking for recommendations for all terrain tires. Like a somewhat aggressive look. Will mostly be on-road, but will definitely see some sand and dirt and gravel roads as well. Had good results on our old truck with Hankook Dynapro AT’Ms and was considering the AT2 Extreme. Please let me know what your recommendations would be. Definitely want good tread life as the Hankooks have proven and a good comfortable ride. Thanks.

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  17. Hi Ozmen,

    I have performed a lot of research on tires and I am having a difficult time finding one that will suit what I am looking for in the 265/65R17 size for my Chevrolet Colorado. Currently I have some old Firestone Destination LE2 tires that need replacing that are 35 lbs each and have good road manners and gas mileage. They do not make this tire anymore and the replacement (the LE3) has some negative reviews in terms of ride harshness, noise, and tread depth so I have crossed it off my list. I want a light, smooth, reasonably quiet and fuel efficient all season tire and I am realistic with its use as it will be used off-road less than 1% of the time. I have looked through all of the highway terrain tires (Kumho Crugen HT51, Falken Wildpeak H/T, Continental Terrain Contact H/T, Toyo Open Country H/T II, Yokohama Geolandar H/T G056, General Grabber HTS60, Bridgestone Dueler LX) but they are all quite heavy (38lbs +) so I feel like they will actually reduce my gas mileage with a harsher ride and less acceleration power. Per your review of the Firestone Destination AT2, these are lightweight (36 ish lbs) and have a low rolling resistance so they have peaked my interest. I was also considering the Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015 tires because they are 37.5 lbs and are a less aggressive tread. But, between the Firestone AT2 and Geolandar A/T, which will be better on road with highest gas mileage potential? Any other road-oriented tire recommendations that you believe will be good on road and not reduce my efficiency compared to the Firestone Destination LE2 I was running previously?

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    • Well both A/T tires would not be giving you the same mileage as the highway touring LE2, but yes out of A/T tires, the Destination AT2 does great.

      Also why not look for LE3, you can find its review here as well as comparison with LE2.

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      • Thank you for the response. What are your thoughts regarding my observation with that list of highway terrain tires and how they all weigh 3-4 lbs more per tire compared to the Destination AT2? It seems like the extra weight of the highway terrain tires (excluding the LE3 which is about the same weight as the LE2 and within a pound of the AT2) would yield nearly same efficiency on the road compared to the lighter weight Destination AT2 that has relatively low rolling resistance? Not to mention worse vehicle performance (braking and acceleration due to the extra rolling mass).

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        • No in my exp, they won’t give you the same fuel economy and that’s mostly have to do with their rubber composition and less aggressive tread design.

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  18. I enjoy your reviews and comparisons.

    I drive an F150 FX4 mostly only on road. I would like tires that look aggressive with good on road handling and comfort, low noise. I’m trying to decide between the Cooper Discoverer Road + Trail and the Continental TerrainContact A/T. I would probably be happy with either but do you think one of them stands out in my situation?
    Thanks

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  19. I read your comparison of the Yokohama geo go15 vs the Sumitomo Encounter AT. It appeared you preferred the Sumi over the Yoko yet the Sumi is not listed as one of your selected best AT tires. Just curious as to why.

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