SUV Tires - Light Truck Tires: Ratings of Sources
Total of 13 Sources
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All-terrain Truck Tire Ratings
by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentIn ConsumerReports.org's updated test, editors compare 13 all-terrain tires and find five they can recommend. All of the tested tires carry a passenger-tire designation; none is rated as LT for light-truck tires. The editors' rationale is that most people who buy these tires and vehicles rarely venture off-road, and thus P rated tires are adequate. ConsumerReports.org tests the tires only on pavement, with no off-road testing. Editors test tread wear, rolling resistance, comfort, noise and performance on dry, wet, snowy and icy roads.
All-Season Truck Tire Ratings
by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentIn this report, ConsumerReports.org tests 23 all-season SUV and light-truck tires. Editors evaluate tread wear, finding big differences between tires -- and sometimes discrepancies with government tread-wear ratings. The tires are also tested on wet, dry, snowy and icy roads, with editors judging their comfort and noise levels. ConsumerReports.org is one of the few sources that tests rolling resistance, which can affect gas mileage.
4x4 Truck Tires and Wheels
by Editors of Petersen's 4Wheel & Off-Road
Our AssessmentTesters here evaluate new off-road tires as they come on the market. In single-tire reviews, they thoroughly explain performance in mud, on rocks and on the highway. However, editors almost always find some reason to recommend each tire, and the reviews could be more critical. Editors do conduct three comparison tests. One pits six monster tires against each other, and the best performers are the Super Swamper LTB and the Irok. The other two test smaller mud-terrain tires: The Interco TrXus Radial Mud-Terrain wins for daily drivers, and the Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ Radial wins for pure mud bogging.
Off Road Tires and Wheels
by Editors of Four Wheeler
Our AssessmentTesters here try out tires in hub-deep mud pits and on the highway, as well as on rocky jaunts such as Utah's Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Dozens of tires get thorough write-ups, but most of these are uniformly complimentary and thus not particularly helpful for narrowing your choices. Testers do not usually rate tires against one another, but they do conduct a comparison of 10 mud tires; a Hankook tire wins, beating competitors from Mickey Thompson, Interco, Pro Comp and more. Another Hankook tire wins a separate head-to-head test of all-terrain tires, orchestrated by Hankook.
Tire Survey Results
by Contributors to TireRack.com
Our AssessmentTireRack.com invites anyone to participate in its cumulative tire survey, which boasts more than 150,000 contributions since 1997. Owners rate tires in up to 11 categories and are asked to rate their likelihood of purchasing the same tire again. Winners among all-season truck/SUV tires are the Firestone Destination ST, Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season and Michelin LTX M/S2. Among summer tires, the General Grabber UHP and Michelin XPS Rib are noted, and among all-terrain tires, the Firestone Destination A/T, Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac and BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 get top billing.
Tire Test Results
by Editors of TireRack.com
Our AssessmentTireRack.com regularly conducts expert tire tests, usually pitting three or four similar tires head-to-head. You can find tests by category, including highway all-season, off-road, etc. The updated all-season light-truck tire winners are the Pirelli Scorpion Zero, General Grabber HTS and BFGoodrich Long Trail T/A Tour. For sport trucks and SUVs, editors prefer the summer-only Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport. In a test of eco-friendly all-season tires for crossover SUVs, the Continental CrossContact LX20 Ecoplus finishes first. Testers evaluate the tires on highways and back roads, as well as on wet and dry test tracks.
Tire Rating Lookup
by Editors of SaferCar.gov
Our AssessmentThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requires manufacturers to test their tires for tread wear, traction and heat resistance, and to label the tires with these ratings. Consumers can look up tire ratings, either by brand or by rating. NHTSA offers thorough explanations of the ratings, but it does not recommend any tire over another, and several light-truck tire lines are left out. Defect and recall alerts are also posted here.
Trucks and 4x4 Reviews
by Editors of Off-Road.com
Our AssessmentThis website covers everything off-road: dirt bikes, snowmobiles and four-wheelers, along with 4x4 trucks and Jeeps. Reviews are posted for several off-road tires, but the site layout makes them hard to find. The truck and 4x4 product review page is a good starting point. Testers recommend tires from BFGoodrich, Cooper, Pit Bull, Pro Comp, Toyo, Hankook, Dunlop and Goodyear in single-product reviews.
Michelin LTX AT2 Light Truck Tire
by James Bergeron
Our AssessmentCanadian reviewer James Bergeron accepts an invitation to Michelin's Alabama launch of the new LTX A/T2 light-truck tire. He admits he is inexperienced with trucks and off-roading, and he relies heavily on Michelin's corporate description of its tire in this review. He concludes, however, that the tire propels the test truck, a Ford F-150, nicely up and down extreme inclines, over rocks and through streams, while remaining as quiet and smooth on the pavement as a luxury touring tire.
Mud Terrain, Maximum Traction, Aggressive Tread, Offroad Tires
by Contributors to Offroaders.com
Our AssessmentReaders post reviews and numeric scores for off-road tires at Offroaders.com, and editors of the site compile them into average scores for each tire. When we checked, 14 tires had achieved scores of at least 9 out of 10, with at least 10 owner ratings (some boast more than 100 ratings). Interco is a favorite brand.
All Terrain AT, Light Truck and SUV Tires
by Contributors to Offroaders.com
Our AssessmentAs with mud tires, all-terrain tires are rated according to owner feedback here. Many of the tires accumulate dozens of reviews, but several get very low ratings; people who post here seem to prefer mud tires. When we checked, no tire managed to maintain an average score of more than 9 points (out of 10) with more than a half-dozen reviews posted. The bias-ply Pit Bull Growler All Terrain Extra is the top-rated tire here, averaging 8.67 in about 380 reviews.
by Contributors to TiresTest.com
Our AssessmentOwners from all over the world rate their tires at this website. Users rate each tire in nine categories, including noise, wear, braking and traction on dry, wet and snowy roads, and some add comments. Four of the top five 4x4 tires are available in the U.S.: the General Grabber UHP, Cooper Discoverer M+S, BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO and Goodyear Wrangler HP.
by Contributors to 1010Tires.com
Our AssessmentCustomers at this retail site rate the tires they buy. In the light truck and SUV all-season and summer categories, tires from Bridgestone, Michelin and General earn the highest ratings.