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SUV Tires - Light Truck Tires: Ratings of Sources

Total of 13 Sources
1. ConsumerReports.org
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All-Season Truck Tire Ratings
by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentConsumerReports.org tests almost two dozen sets of all-season truck and SUV tires. Each model is put through rigorous testing on wet, dry and snowy pavement; ice braking is tested at a skating rink. Ratings also include road noise, comfort, fuel economy and tread life. Editors recommend the five SUV tires with the highest scores.
2. ConsumerReports.org
June 2013
All-Terrain Truck Tire Ratings
by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentAs part of ConsumerReports.org's comprehensive report on tires, editors test 13 all-terrain tires. They recommend five models after thorough testing, rating tires on factors such as handling on wet and dry pavement, road noise, braking and tread life.
3. Four Wheeler
April 1, 2012
Massive 4x4 Tire Guide
by Robin Stover
Our AssessmentA team of testers rates 33 tire models in a variety of terrains for this comparison. Each tire includes a short review and gets a score of 1 to 4 stars for performance on pavement, heavy rock, sand, snow, mud and ice. Brands include BFGoodrich, Dick Cepek, Goodyear, Nitto and Pro Comp. With no overall score, it's difficult to see which models rate at the top of their list.
4. Four Wheeler
April 1, 2011
Massive Mud Tire Shootout: Intro
by Robin Stover
Our AssessmentTesters with the Four Wheeler Network say three main factors affect a tire's performance in the mud: "tread and sidewall design, carcass flexibility and compound." They run 10 models of tires on their test Jeep, analyzing performance on smooth pavement and traction across an off-road course. Hankook's Dynapro MT emerges as the best mud tire, followed by the Goodyear Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar, Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ and Nitto Trail Grappler M/T.
5. Tire Rack
As of March 2014
Tire Test Results
by Editors of TireRack.com
Our AssessmentTireRack.com conducts expert tire tests, usually pitting three similar tires in a side-by-side comparison. A few of the reviews are recent, but several date from 2008 or older. Some tires appear in more than one comparison. Top models include Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport, Pirelli Scorpion STR A, General Grabber HTS and Continental CrossContact LX20 EcoPlus.
6. Tire Rack
As of March 2014
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 light truck and SUV tires in nine categories and note their likelihood of purchasing the same tire again. More than 450 model tires are included in the survey, but only the top models are listed. The survey includes scores for performance on dry pavement, handling in wet and snowy conditions, ride comfort and treadwear.
7. Four Wheeler
As of March 2014
Wheels and Tires
by Editors of Four Wheeler Network
Our AssessmentEditors provide an extensive list of articles on wheels and tires for four-wheeling here, including many reviews of tires for four-wheel drive vehicles. Most testers have plenty of four-wheeling experience for comprehensive feedback, and put the tires through their paces in a variety of terrains. However, the majority of reviews are fairly short, with one or two paragraphs summarizing performance on pavement and trails.
8. Off-Road.com
As of March 2014
Trucks & 4x4 Reviews
by Editors of Off-Road.com
Our AssessmentThis website covers everything off-road: dirt bikes, snowmobiles and four-wheelers, along with four-wheel drive trucks and Jeeps. There aren't any side-by-side tests, but individual reviews are posted for several off-road tires with testers rating performance both on the pavement and on the trail. Toyo, Pit Bull, Cooper, BFGoodrich, Pro Comp and Hankook are among brands tested.
9. Boating magazine
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Top Tires: Road Tested
by Editors of Boating magazine
Our AssessmentEditors try three sets of tires on their two-wheel drive Nissan Titan: Toyo Open Country A/T, Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor Pro Grade and Michelin LX M/S2. They rate performance on pavement only, emphasizing how well each set handles a tow load and performs on the boat ramp. Results include brief details but no comparative ratings.
10. Four Wheeler
Aug. 7, 2013
Biggest Little Tire Test
by Editors of Four Wheeler Network
Our AssessmentEditors focus on smaller 31-inch tires for this comparison, mounting 13 different all-terrain tires on volunteer and staff four-wheel drive vehicles. They compile the two most helpful reviews for each model, all of which are short write-ups. Performance details on a variety of terrain are helpful, but with no comparative scores or ratings it's difficult to see which tires are top performers. Dick Cepek, BFGoodrich, Cooper and Hankook are some of the brands included in the test.
11. 1010Tires.com
As of March 2014
Tire Reviews
by Contributors to 1010Tires.com
Our Assessment1010Tires.com is an online tire retailer that also allows users to rate tire models. They list 75 different all-season light truck and SUV tires on their review page, clearly displaying each tire's ratings and the number of owner reviews. Owners use a five-star scale to score treadwear, noise and handling in a variety of conditions. Models with high ratings and a significant number of reviews include brands such as Cooper, Toyo, Bridgestone and Pirelli.
12. Tirestest.com
As of March 2014
Light Truck Tires
by Editors of TireTest.com
Our AssessmentTireTest.com allows users to rate tires as part of their independent consumer survey. Editors list dozens of tire brands and models, but only about 25 light truck tires get a significant number of reviews. Owners rate tires in nine categories, including tire wear, comfort, fuel consumption and handling in wet and dry conditions. The General Grabber HTS is one of the highest rated; other top-rated tires include Nokian WR G2 and Yokohama Geolander A/T-S G012.
13. SaferCar.gov
As of March 2014
Tire Rating Lookup
by Editors of SaferCar.gov
Our AssessmentThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requires manufacturers to test most tires for treadwear, traction and heat resistance, and to label 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 doesn't recommend one tire over another, and several light-truck tire lines are left out. Defect and recall alerts are also posted here.
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