The 10 Best All-Terrain Tires list is based upon our own direct experiences and subjectivity, user ratings, four season capability, warranty, comfort, pricing and features, and a variety of other factors.
The list is not fixed, and evolves as new all-terrain tires are introduced and prove their mettle.
So in no particular order, here's our take on the best all-terrain tires currently available.
1. Continental TerrainContact A/T
What is it: Continental’s first ever all-terrain tire (incredibly enough).
Why it made our list: Doesn’t get much more quiet and comfortable than the TerrainContact A/T. In our experience the TerrainContact A/T is as quiet (or more so) than many OE truck & SUV tires. Plus it delivers off the tarmac. Need some improved off-road capability but not willing to sacrifice much on-road? The TerrainContact A/T could be your tire. Affordable too.
2. Kumho Road Venture AT51
What is it: A standout all-terrain tire that’s perhaps the best Kumho product in recent memory.
Why it made our list: Very reasonably priced with severe snow/winter capability, and excellent (long-term) overall user favorability. Could be argued that you get more than you pay for with the Road Venture AT51.
3. BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2
What is it: The latest supreme all-terrain tire from BF Goodrich.
Why it made our list: Money being no object, the All-Terrain T/A KO2 is perhaps the most competent all-around all-terrain tire in the game. Severe snow/winter performance, off-road prowess, good comfort attributes. The KO2 delivers everywhere just like its predecessor.
4. Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar
What is it: Goodyear’s excellent all-terrain tire with next generation Kevlar as part of the internal structure.
Why it made our list: The All-Terrain Adventure with Kevlar may be the most underrated of this all-terrain group. We attribute some of the humdrum perception to high initial cost more than performance because on-road and off, the Wrangler delivers the goods. We hold this tire in particularly high regard because it dug us out of a mud pit once upon a time when we weren’t deserving of a break...
5. Firestone Destination A/T
What is it: Firestone’s tried and true all-terrain tire.
Why it made our list: Just because it’s nearly old enough to drive itself doesn’t mean it’s timed out or irrelevant. The Destination A/T has made some users into “lifers." With its excellent performance:cost ratio, the Destination A/T could probably stick around as a top option indefinitely.
6. General Grabber AT2
What is it: The current all-terrain option from the General.
Why it made our list: General tires commonly deliver performance that exceeds the price point, and the Grabber AT2 is no exception. Proven high quality over years on the market.
7. Falken Wildpeak A/T3W
What is it: An all-terrain tire that pushes the limit of the definition.
Why it made our list: More features than you can shake a stick at, including severe snow/winter capability. And that cavernous tread depth (up to 20/32”) delivers mega off-road capability. Probably not the most road-friendly of this group though...
8. Hankook Dynapro AT-m
What is it: A standout all-terrain tire from a company too often overlooked.
Why it made our list: Severe snow/winter capability, reasonable noise levels (71-74 dB on the EU scale), and true off-road capability. The AT-m has a jointless bead wire that allows for low air pressure off-road driving too.
9. Nitto Terra Grappler G2
What is it: Nitto's off-road know-how in an all-round, everyday package.
Why it made our list: Solid user ratings, menacing, awesome looks, and a wide variety of unique sizes/specs; especially in the larger diameters. Looking for 37X13.5R20, or 35X12.5R22? The Terra Grappler G2 is your all-terrain tire.
10. Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015
What is it: The latest all-terrain entry from Yokohama, which should catapult them back into category relevance.
Why it made our list: It's the most recent addition to this list of best all-terrain tires, but our initial impressions are very favorable. A new "Enduro Compound" allows Yokohama to warranty the Geolandar A/T G015 for a stout 60,000 miles. Every size and spec qualifies for the severe snow/winter service rating, and early user feedback is that it's a comfortable, excellent everyday option too.