Are Toyo Tires Good?
Talk about a loaded question! In short, we’re going to say: yes. But let’s dig into this a bit more, because it’s not true of all their tires.
And really, when it comes to buying tires, it’s often less about good vs bad and more about what you’re getting for your money, as well as how a specific tire compares to it’s major competitors.
If you’re curious about the brands reputation in general, Toyo is a Japanese tire manufacturer and has been selling tires in the US since the 1960. They have a strong motorsports program (particularly for off-road and high-performance racing tires), which they use to test and innovate new products.
Are Toyo Truck Tires Good?
When it comes to Toyo’s offerings for trucks, SUVs and crossovers, this is one area Toyo really stands out. Top among those are the Open Country M/T and the Open Country A/T II. There are some higher performers (BFGoodrich for instance) in this realm, but the Toyos are very good. The Open Country A/T II in particular is one of the best in its class thanks to recent updates to the tire. About its only drawback is its lack of true winter performance.
One of Toyo’s top-rated truck tires is the Open Country H/T II. Recently updated as well, it takes the qualities of the original and improves them, adding better wet traction and a longer life with an up to 70,000 mile tread life warranty. While many brands are still just starting to launch highway terrain tires, Toyo was early to get into this segment and is now on its second generation.
Are Toyo Sports Car Tires Any Good?
Again, the answer here is generally: yes. To be fair, if you’re looking for all-out high performance street car tires for a top level European sports car, we’d recommend Michelins, like the Pilot Sport. The Proxes 4 and Proxes 4 Plus are great offerings at the entry level of the performance segment, and arguably make more sense as a purchase. At the higher end, the Proxes Sport and Proxes T1R take the grip up a level. While a slightly cheaper offering than some other brands (like Michelin), we assume anyone with the money to buy a high performance car will likely go for the Michelins.
Where Toyos tend to be particularly popular is in the aftermarket community with enthusiasts.
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