Similar to the Michelin LTX M/S2 (Est. $200) -- our top pick for an all-season truck tire -- the all-terrain Michelin LTX A/T2 gets plenty of praise for its durable construction and excellent tread life. Performance and handling is on par with the best in this class. In one comparison test, professionals rate the LTX A/T2's snow traction and ride comfort below the Cooper Discoverer A/T3 (Est. $170), our best pick for all-terrain truck tires.
Solid and stable. Reviews say the Michelin LTX A/T2 is capable on dry, wet and snowy roads, with slower braking on icy roads. According to a leading consumer organization, the Michelin is a top all-terrain tire -- it performs well in their comparison but doesn't stand out. Some say off-road the LTX A/T2 doesn't keep up with the more aggressive Cooper Discoverer A/T3. One owner at TireRack.com says it "seems to be good in all conditions" but isn't really "an off-road tire." James Bergeron with Autos.ca says it's very capable four-wheeling: "Rock climbing, hill climbing, fording -- the Michelin LTX A/T2 was able to do it all with little strain."
Average ride comfort. The more aggressive traction of the all-terrain Michelin LTX A/T2 yields more road noise than its all-season counterpart, the Michelin LTX M/S2, but most owners say the LTX A/T2 still offers a pretty quiet ride. "The tread does like to pick up rocks (on gravel driveways), but otherwise provides a smooth, quiet and responsive ride," says one owner at TireRack.com. Bergeron with Autos.ca says, "On the road the LTX A/T2 was also extremely quiet and smooth, equivalent to many luxury touring tires." Ride comfort and tread noise are only mediocre, according to another comparison test.
Long-lasting tire. The LTX A/T2 has the longest warranty for all-terrain tires in our report, with six-year, 60,000-mile coverage on treadwear. It gets the highest score for tread life in one comparison by a leading consumer organization. And in a large consumer survey at TireRack.com, the LTX A/T2 takes second place for treadwear, where owners regularly report getting 50,000 or more from these tires. Rolling resistance is only average, but fuel efficiency is better than the Cooper Discoverer A/T3's, according to a professional testing organization. A number of owners notice cracking in the sidewalls at about 20,000 miles, though they say this doesn't seem to impact performance or life span.
ConsumerReports.org includes 13 all-terrain truck tires in their comprehensive report on the best tires. Editors put each tire through extensive testing, scoring ride comfort, braking in a variety of conditions and tread life. They include the Michelin LTX A/T2 in their comparison.
Review: All-Terrain Truck Tire Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not Dated
2. Tire Rack
More than 500 owners rate the Michelin LTX A/T2 here, giving it an average score of 8.5 out of 10. The LTX A/T2 ranks third in TireRack.com's consumer survey for on-/off-road all-terrain tires, with high scores for dry traction, ride comfort, treadwear, hydroplaning resistance and wet traction.
Review: Michelin LTX A/T 2, Contributors to TireRack.com, As of March 2014
The Michelin LTX A/T2 has almost 60 owner reviews here, with an average score of 4.2 stars out of 5. Users give it an exceptional rating for dry traction and 4 or more stars for performance on wet pavement, handling, comfort and noise.
Review: Michelin LTX A-T2, Contributors to 1010Tires.com, As of March 2014
Automotive journalist James Bergeron heads to Michelin's off-road course in Birmingham, Ala., to try out the LTX A/T2 on a course with a mix of on- and off-road runs. Bergeron's actual results are very succinct in this review, and he admits that he doesn't have any four-wheeling experience for comparison.
Review: Michelin LTX AT2 Light Truck Tire, James Bergeron, July 19, 2007