10 Best AT Tires

1. BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2

Best for Overall

Based on overall features and performance, we find the BFGoodrich T/A KO2 as the best choice for your all terrain tire.

This tire is equipped with extra thick rubber sidewall and reformulated tread compound which gives optimal resistance from chip and cut of sharp and gravelly road surfaces. It has stone ejector tread designs which deflect sharp protruding objects.

Aside from that, it has a well-designed staggered shoulder tread block which enhances handling and steering in mud and deep snow surfaces. Likewise, the 3D sipes give it excellent wet and snow traction abilities.

Key Features

⦁  Load Capacity: 3,748 lbs
⦁  UTQG: —
⦁   Speed rating: R

Specifications

⦁ Brand: BFGoodrich
⦁ Model: All-Terrain T/A KO2
⦁ Weight: 57.3 lbs

Pros

  • Excellent maneuver on soft soil and deep snow
  • Thicker rubber sidewall
  • Aggressive sipes and shoulder tread blocks

Cons

  • Slightly noisy in on-road ride
  • Low-speed index

2. Goodyear Wrangler Radial Tire

Best for Budget

In terms of features and performance for all terrain surfaces, the Goodyear Wrangler Radial Tire will not be a disappointment. Moreover, it is an economical all terrain tire to have.

This tire uses a symmetrical staggered tread block design which ensures quiet ride and better road handling. This tread design is also fuel efficient as it reduces rolling impedance. Likewise, there are less protruding tread blocks, thus, smoother ride and more road contact to have quick acceleration.

The voids along each ridge are deep and wide enough to allow the free-flow of water and mud. The multiple lateral sipes provide better biting grip for effective traction.

Key Features

⦁ Load Capacity: 2,039 lbs
⦁ UTQG: 300 AB
⦁ Speed rating: S

Specifications

⦁ Brand: Goodyear
⦁ Model: Wrangler Radial
⦁ Weight: 27.6 lbs

Pros

  • Economical
  • Excellent comfort, wet and dry traction
  • Quick acceleration

Cons

  • Slightly noisy

3. Falken Wildpeak AT3W

Best for Heat Resistance

The Falken Wildpeak AT3W is very well-known for its Heat Diffuser Innovation in its bottom sidewall. As you increase speed or run for long hours, your tire is fully heat resistant to excessive friction.

There is enhanced stability and torque handling with this tire because of the 3D siping incorporated in its staggered shoulder tread blocks.

It uses symmetrical staggered tread block designs to have better gripping action, particularly when going down on an inclined surface. Its upper sidewall is tougher to resist cuts from sharp objects.

Key Features

⦁ Load Capacity: 2,679 lbs
⦁ UTQG: 660 AB
⦁ Speed rating: T

Specifications

⦁ Brand: Falken
⦁ Model: Wildpeak AR3W
⦁ Weight: 46.5 lbs

Pros

  • More rigid and solid upper and lower sidewalls
  • High heat resistance
  • Stable handling

cons

  • No stone ejector tread designs

4. Hankook DynaPro ATM RF10

Best for Road Contact

The Hankook DynaPro ATM RF10 has excellent road grip and contact with its 7 to 8 percent increment in tread width.

It enhances control and movement with its wraparound tread and reinforced compound. When driving on rocky surfaces, no worries with sharp objects for its enhanced rubber compound is able to resist 50 percent more than the standard all-terrain tire.

Moreover, the staggered corner tread design helps in stable cornering even on soft soil and mud.

Key Features

⦁ Load Capacity: 2,535 lbs
⦁ UTQG: 560 AB
⦁ Speed rating: T

Specifications

⦁ Brand: Hankook
⦁ Model: DynaPro ATM RF10
⦁ Weight: 38.6 lbs

pros

  • Stronger puncture resistance
  • Excellent road contact and braking
  • Longer tread life

cons

  • It has a high-speed rating which tells it might not be able to handle heavier vehicles

5. Michelin Primacy MXM4 Touring

Michelin has never failed to meet customer requirement and satisfaction. The highlight features of the Michelin Primacy MXM4 Touring include longer tread life, excellent handling and braking abilities.

Its tread compound has been fully improved by using Sunflower oil. There is a great balance between rigidity and flexibility to provide more grip while having greater resistance. It uses symmetrical tread design which reduces rolling resistance – making it more fuel efficient. Wet traction is great with its circumferential channels and lateral grooves. Moreover, it has amazing noise reduction ability with its variable tire pitches.

Key Features

⦁ Load Capacity: 1,356 lbs
⦁ UTQG: 500 AA
⦁ Speed rating: V

Specifications

⦁ Brand: Michelin
⦁ Model: Primacy MXM4
⦁ Weight: 19.4 lbs

PROS

  • Stronger tread compound
  • Excellent wet and dry traction
  • High-speed rating

CONS

  • Lower load index compared to other tires

6. Federal Couragia M/T

Best for Rugged Performance

When it comes to rugged performance on off-road surfaces, the Federal Couragia MT is the best option to have. You get comparable off-road quality from high-end tires from this lower priced tire.

Its aggressive and symmetrical tread design provides an excellent balance of off-road performance while still running smoothly on paved road. The combination of large tread blocks, wide and deep voids, and tougher sidewall allow you to run effectively on mud, gravel, soft soil, and sandy off-terrain conditions.

Key Features

⦁ Load Capacity: 2,601 lbs
⦁ UTQG: 420 AA
⦁ Speed rating: Q

Specifications

⦁ Brand: Federal
⦁ Model: Couragia M/T
⦁ Weight: 44.1 lbs

pros

  • Excellent balance between off-road and paved road abilities
  • Economical off-road performance
  • Improved handling in harsh conditions

cons

  • Low-speed rating

7. Kumho Road Venture AT51

Best for Balanced Performance

The Kumho Road Venture AT51 tire is great for striking balance between off-road and paved road performance.

Its tread compound is incorporated with silica particles for improved rigidity and grip. There are effective road contact and grip with its combined central zigzag tread blocks and wider shoulder blocks. The depth of its void is sufficient to improve wet traction and self-cleaning mechanism.

It uses innovative technology in its sidewall to have a better distribution of tension. Surprisingly, it runs quietly on highway road.

Key Features

⦁ Load Capacity: 2,601 lbs
⦁ UTQG: 540 AA
⦁ Speed rating: T

Specifications

⦁ Brand: Kumho
⦁ Model: Road Venture AT51
⦁ Weight: 42.3 lbs

pros

  • Stronger tread compound
  • Excellent balance between off-road and on-road abilities
  • Great wet traction

cons

  • Lower speed rating

8. Cooper Discoverer A/T3

Best for Noise Reduction

The Cooper tires are comparable to Michelin and Goodyear knowing they also have an array of tires to choose from. The Cooper Discoverer A/T3 is a new all-terrain tire from Cooper which provides amazing noise reduction while having great off-road capabilities.

This excellent all-terrain performance is attributed to the 5 staggered tread block designs and tougher sidewall. When it comes to effective traction on soft soil, this is provided by the broken center block. Likewise, its sidewalls are engineered to eject stones and sharp protruding objects.

Key Features

⦁ Load Capacity: 2,756 lbs
⦁ UTQG: 560 AB
⦁ Speed rating: T

Specifications

⦁ Brand: Cooper Tire
⦁ Model: Discoverer A/T3
⦁ Weight: 40 lbs

pros

  • Effective noise reduction
  • Durable sidewall and solid tread compound
  • Superb wet and dry traction

cons

  • Not enough depth for deep snow conditions

9. General Grabber AT2

Best for Snow Traction

The General Grabber AT2 tire has excellent snow traction performance which meets RMA and RAC. By the looks of it, you would see both the elegance and performance of an all-terrain tire.

Its enhanced tread compound is mixed with industrial grade silica particles for better grip and durability. Likewise, there is effective thermal insulation from the rubber compound to maintain the right pressure even at lower temperatures. It also prevents tire blowout from extreme heat due to friction.

Its 5 aggressive tread patterns help in giving sufficient grip and traction on wet and snow surfaces.

Key Features

⦁ Load Capacity: 1,609 lbs
⦁ UTQG: 640 AB
⦁ Speed rating: T

Specifications

⦁ Brand: General Tire
⦁ Model: Grabber AT2
⦁ Weight: 24.4 lbs

pros

  • Excellent snow and wet traction
  • Thermal rubber insulation
  • Thermal rubber insulation

cons

  • Slightly noisy

10. Toyo Tire Open Country M/T

Best for Mud Traction

The symmetrical and staggered tread blocks of the Toyo Tire Open Country poses excellent traction skills for off-road and mud conditions.

Its tread compounds are made from 3-layer polyesters incorporated with fine industrial silica particles to give a better biting grip. The center tread blocks are shaped like a hook pointing towards the sidewall in order to provide better balance and cornering.

Its wide and deep voids present self-cleaning mechanism and allow mud and water to freely flow. There also stone ejector designs included pushing back pebbles and rocks.

Carlos G. Hill

Carlos G. Hill

Carlos joined TireReview in 2019 after seven years of living and working in Dubai. He has been a journalist for over a decade and has worked for a wide range of publications, including Rolling Stone, Time Out, iQ and Loaded. After starting out on the automotive team as deputy editor of Engine Technology International, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Transmissions Technology International, he has been an editor since 2015, and began editing Tire Technology International in 2018. In 2020, he was appointed editor-in-chief of Tire, Professional Motorsport World, Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International and Crash test Technology International

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