Hello and welcome to my Toyo Open Country A/T II review.
Whether steering your 4WD over highly elevated pre-1900s roads or cruising down the taxing 3085 miles long intestate from Seattle to Boston, the Toyo Open Country A/T II all-terrain tire should be up to it. The aggressive, deeper tread design and a wonderful traction team up to deliver a comfortable, quiet ride on tracks, heavy beach sand ,crossed creeks and across the flat but panoramic vast Plains in our land.
And that’s the sweetness of these highly versatile all-terrain tires.
In the Toyo Open Country A/T II all-terrain tire, Light trucks and your 4WD have a tire which seems to understand them fully and which is ready to make life easier for their owners. In any case, the company promises an outstanding snow performance; thanks to the firm polygonal blocks and which are ably backed by the zigzag sipes.
Who is this tire for?
According to Toyo Open Country A/T II Review, you can rely on this tire to give desirable results on different surfaces all year round. Away from that, this tire is purposely built for a mixture of autos including light trucks, pickup trucks, campers, SUVs, and 4-wheel drive cars.
And so it’s suitable for cars such as Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Pajero, Toyota Land Cruiser, Ford F150, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, and Toyota Tacoma. Also great with the tire are motor vehicles such as Chevrolet Traverse, Toyota 4Runner, Jeep Wrangler, Ford explorer, and Toyota highlander.
Let me add this is a tough, all-purpose tire and so it may not satisfy you fully if you drive one of the luxurious city cars including Honda Fit and Kia Rio.
What terrain is it mostly suited for?
All-terrain tires are known for superior traction on various surfaces and are superb on and off-road. And the Toyo Open Country A/T II tire follows this trend.
The hybrid-like tire technology it’s based on offers a healthy balance and tradeoffs enabling it to do well both on paved and unpaved roads.
For instance, the tread blocks happen to be quite large. But you’ll find them reinforced with tie-bars in between the individual blocks in order to stabilize the tire’s tread. This enables the tire to remain steady on dusty, gravel roads while improving the tire’s dry braking and ensuring uniform wear. Yes, it’s not a specialized summer tire like Bridgestone’s Potenza S-04 Pole Position but its dry handling is nevertheless an upgrade on competitors such as Falken Wildpeak AT3W.
Similarly, the combative sidewalls coupled with the open tread block go beyond the tough looks to put up a spirited performance in torrential rains and flooding, mud, or snow. Still, snow specialists such as the observe GSI-5 could outshine it in biting snow but as we said, its assured enough to enable you battle your way home in times of light snow.
Coming to the pavements, the special rubber sustains a strong grip while the deep tread reduces skids improving its handling and responsiveness. So, in most cases, its able combination of a wear-resistant tread compound, stone-ejecting blocks, and an extended shoulder design helps it to do the job reasonably well wherever your next trip is to.
Which means you can motor through vast-unpaved plains, climb slippery towering mountain roads, or just take it easy driving around your city in this. Well, we feel that it may not do everything extremely well – hardly do such tires exists- but to a large extent, it gives a safe driving experience in most terrain for owners of light trucks, SUVs, campers, pickup trucks, and 4-wheel drive cars.
What about comfort?
A common issue with all-terrain tires is their tendency to be a bit louder compared with other types of tires especially when maneuvering uneven terrain or when zooming down highways at top speed.
Other users feel that a number of the all-terrain tires currently in the market vibrate, slide a lot, or wobble at the slightest provocation.
Now, compared with close rivals such as the Falken Wildpeak A/T3 and the Kumho Road Venture AT/51 tires, we feel that this is fairly quiet and comfortable; doing well to minimize road noises in addition to working hard to soak up the impact on bumps and rocky surfaces.
Of course, it isn’t perfect- touring tires are rated the most comfortable because of their asymmetrical tread patterns- but in terms of all-terrain tires, the results aren’t badly off.
For instance, according to the companies tests, the Toyo Open Country A/T II tire returns a score of 3.5 out of 5.0(70%) in ride comfort. On the same note, it registers a 4.0 out of 5.0(70%) on noise reduction. Overall, that should translate to a more fulfilling drive as you head out.
It certainly hits a lot of spots, but is it expensive?
The Toyo Open Country A/T II Review states that the country AT/2 tire comes in various sizes –precisely more than 100- ensuring that whatever your truck, SUV, or pick-up, you will get an ideal fit.
Prices start from $150-a competitive price considering that its peers range from $130 to a high of about $350 (Kumho Road Venture AT/51).
But the prices fluctuate so depending on when you’re ordering, you could pay slightly cheaper if lucky. Onto other terms, the Toyo Open Country A/T II tire comes with a 65,000 miles tread-life warranty and an excellent trial period warranty of 45 days or 500 miles for those who may wish to test the tire before committing.
Such a lengthy warranty is enough proof that the company is confident of the durability of this product both off and on-road.
Should I buy it?
As it is our tradition, wealways like putting it the way it is and in this case, we feel that we would be dishonest if we say that the Toyo Open Country A/T II tire didn’t exceed our expectations.
On the other hand, we cannot say it’s a legend or an outstanding star in any of the sub-category but it certainly performs above-average on a number of areas such as ride comfort, noise, dry handling, wet handling, quiet ride, and winter handling.
Of note is its brilliant off-road performance which is way better than what you get in a majority of the competing brands in the all-terrain light trucks tire category.
On the whole, this is a promising tire for guys who divide their driving time between the smartly-paved city and intestate highways and the occasional country drive on punishing roads.
That said, if you feel that you want more, you may check it’s out its rivals including the Kumho Road Venture AT51 and Falken Wildpeak A/T3 tires.
Thanks for reading and I hope you found this review of Toyo Open Country A/T II helpful. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.